The United States does not seem to have learnt anything from its experience in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan (“Two-faced in West Asia,” September 4). It would do well to remember the past and abandon its policy of one-upmanship in world affairs. Gone are the days when it bullied nations for support.

It is crucial to strengthen the United Nations to handle the Syrian crisis.

A. Prabaharan,


The article rightly argues that the U.S. and the U.K. have not been designated by the international community to enforce “norms” on its behalf. Russia and China should be firm in condemning the attitude of the U.S. West Asia too must be united in facing the challenge.

What is happening to Syria today may happen to Jordan or Saudi Arabia one day.

P.K. Raman,


The double standard adopted by the U.S. on Syria is despicable. It is a clear case of self-interest in the name of concern for democracy.

India’s stand against military intervention in Syria is welcome. It proves that New Delhi is not bound by U.S. interests.

C.T. Arun,


The Syrian crisis reminds us of the U.S. misadventure in Iraq. Regional groupings like BRICS and the Arab League should strongly oppose any action that is not approved by the U.N. Security Council.

Dipankar Baidya,


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