Writer: Stay out of Iran; it's not our fight
To the editor:
The attack on the Saudi oil facility was clearly an act of war. But it is a war between the Arabs and not America. This is not our fight. The mullahs in Iran want to start a religious war.
Iran is clearly a rogue nation intent on sowing discord everywhere. Their religion may have prevented them from advancing as the West has, and they are resentful of this.
Their leaders clearly deserve to be disciplined, but that is not our job and we do not have the right to do so either. We do not have the right to impose our values on others.
If they are foolish enough to attack us that would be another thing, but until they do, this should be a matter for the United Nations to resolve. That is why it was created in the first place.
HARVEY O. MINNICK Jr.
Crack down on speeders
To the editor:
By way of this letter, I want to say thanks to the Virginia State Police and Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office for stepping up their patrols on Virginia 41 from the city limits to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and beyond in an effort to catch speeders. The increased coverage is very much appreciated.
As a resident of the Mt. Hermon community, I travel this very busy roadway daily, sometimes several times a day, and see many drivers frequently ignoring the posted 45 mph speed limit. While I’m driving the speed limit, these drivers pass me as if I’m backing up and seemingly having no regard whatsoever for the speed limit.
The worst example I’ve seen is early during the morning commute between the hours of 6:30 a.m. through about 8:30 a.m. This heavily traveled roadway has already had more than it’s share of accidents, some very serious.
This blatant disregard for the speed limit has to stop and the sooner the better for all of us. These drivers need to slow down, adhere to the posted speed limit, and help make this stretch of road as safe as possible for safety’s sake!
I hope the officers will keep it up and even afford the manpower to increase their patrols on this busy stretch of roadway.