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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:51 pm

Editor:

McAllen is feeling the pinch, huh? The mayor wanted the floodgates opened, he got it. Be careful what you wish for.

A valve (wall) to control inflow would be a lot more feasible, wouldn’t it? Now he is asking for help?

As Forrest Gump was quoted as saying, “stupid is as stupid does.”

Armando Alvear

Brownsville

Force garners U.S. attention

Editor:

Too bad that the United States will only talk seriously — and offer assistance — with nuclear nations — what a lesson!

If you have bombs of massive destruction, such as Russia, China, North Korea and perhaps some day Iran, then the United States might speak with you.

So force, and the image of destruction, get a response, while underdevelopment of big-time weapons stands for little. Want attention from the United States? Build or buy a nuclear bomb or threaten to develop one!

It is no wonder that the United States has paid scant attention to:

➤ The Democratic Republic Of the Congo.

➤ Both Sudans.

➤ Yemen.

➤ Even Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

➤ Mexico’s 150,000 — at least — deaths the past decade.

Wars rage in some, with the United States often involved, directly or indirectly, but these conflicts do not receive the same urgent focus as nuclear matters.

Get busy developing nuclear reactors, you neglected lands — and there are more on the list — in need of health, water and reproductive assistance, and maybe then you will get the attention of the United States!

Bad implications with this global reflection.

Consider guns in the United States — the attention they grab — not the reasons they are carried, used.

Dialogue — so distant worldwide, so distant in Texas and the United States.

Where are the leaders who will reverse this madness? Where?

Or, will citizens finally scream, “Enough!”?

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky

Brownsville

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