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The conflict in Syria has many Americans talking. For some local veterans, getting involved in Middle Eastern conflict could result in a total loss of American respect, values and soldiers.
"America has fewer friends and less respect around the world then we have had in many, many years," said Bob Lowe, Commander of American Legion Post 69.
He says the conflict in Syria has a very simple solution as far as America is concerned; do not get involved.
"If we begin to send bombs into Syria then we are going to create more casualties," Lowe began. "We are going to create more damage over there and we are going to create more enemies."
He says many veterans he has spoken with feel the same way, including Adjutant of American Legion Post 69, John Rogeau. For Rogeau, his no is based on the theory that Americans should not help one "enemy" to destroy another.
"If we side with Al Qaeda to get rid of Assad then we have the problem of getting rid of Al Qaeda," Rogeau explained.
Lowe said, "Being a Pearl Harbor survivor and watching the Twin Towers go down, it is my fear and my feeling that we need to create friendships around the world."
Both men say sending American soldiers fresh off of other conflicts into a possible war is ridiculous if policy does not call for destroying all of America's enemies and solving the problem once and for all.
"We do a little bit of fighting, 200 to 300 of our men get killed and nothing is accomplished," said Rogeau. "There's no reason your child or your loved one should go over there and die if we don't eliminate all of the risks."
Lowe is firm in the belief that America should be a force to be reckoned with, but only if there is an immediate need for response.
"If we are attacked, if we have another Benghazi, yes we attack with full fury and force and let America be respected in the world as a country that will fight back," Lowe said. "However, do not go into areas where we do not have anything of value at risk."
Crowley police are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred at Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in the 800 block of the Crowley Rayne Hwy. on March 2. Unknown suspect(s) made entryMore >>
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Iberia Parish Sheriff deputies issued a warrant for Michael Augustine for second degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting in New Iberia. Authorities were called to a shooting at Sam and Ann Streets.More >>
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