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The wrong parallel
10:09am Tuesday 7th August 2012 in Letters
DAVID Quarrie does not need me to support him, but when R Keeler (Letters, August) quotes Hitler as an example of why we should not ignore Bahar al Assad in Syria, what is Mr Keeler thinking we should do?
I hate tyranny in every shape and form, but can we help the poor people of Syria by getting involved apart from diplomatically. What about Yemen or Qatar or the many people suffering in Africa?
I remember we appeased Hitler up to 1939, we ignored him during his first invasions of surrounding areas and we let Hitler re-arm Germany while we did nothing officially.
When Poland was invaded we had no choice but to help them as we had an agreement with France to go to their aid. By this time Churchill had taken over and stopped any further appeasement beginning to re-arm and prepare, but we could have narrowly lost the war at Dunkirk.
When Tony Blair followed George W Bush to oust the butcher of Iraq after he had used weapons of mass destruction on his own countrymen, Blair was branded a war criminal and many thousands marched in the streets.
Dennis Barton, Woodthorpe , York.