Crossing Borders

Here in the United States the majority of the news is dealing with the election and the economy.  However I have read recently with great interest some news about the war on terror.  American military forces have crossed the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan, and also from Iraq into Syria, to strike at terrorist targets.  Unfortunately,  there is also the collateral damage of loss of civilian life and damage to communities.

It is good that terrorists are not able to hide in safety across a border which they can cross at any time to make their attacks.  They will certainly be less bold in their continuation of attacks if their place of refuge is no longer safe.

I am concerned about how the Arab world will view these attacks by American military.  We really, really, do not want to make new enemies.  We have enough of those already.  At the same time, we really do want to truly complete the mission of eliminating terrorist attacks.

I hope our government and military know what they are doing.

I pray that they will make the right choices.  I look forward to a day when we will debate with words rather than kill or be killed.

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