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The appeasement mentality is alive and well

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20 September 2013

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From Professor Peter Davies

Sir, - I missed the 1930s by a decade, but, living through events in the UK over the past month and reading the Church Times (13 September), particularly Messrs Vallely and Parke, I am beginning to feel transported back in time.

Then, the popular idea of appeasement led us into a cataclysmic conflagration with the death of scores of millions of people, mainly civilian.

It seems that 1500 deaths, one third of whom were children, by gassing is no reason to intervene with force. I imagine even the Vallelys and Parkes of the world would draw the line at the methodical gassing of six million of a single ethnic group. I would be grateful if they would give us a rough estimate of the number of deaths they would tolerate before they thought intervention by force was appropriate.

PETER DAVIES (Reader)
11 Croft Drive West, Caldy
Wirral CH48 2JQ

 

From Mr Nigel Wildish

Sir, - If our Lord's command to his disciples was to love one another, as he had loved them, why do we not hear about meetings of church leaders from around the world to address the plight of Christians in the Middle East?

It is true that humanitarian aid is being raised. Is that enough?

NIGEL WILDISH
Fair City
25B Ravensdale Avenue
London N12 9HP

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