To the editor:
I just heard that the White House is “appalled” at the possibility that Russia may execute two Americans who were captured in the Ukraine. As I understand it, these two men went to the Ukraine specifically to kill Russian soldiers.
Not to protect the free world but to kill. I can hear it, “C’mon, Bubba, let’s go shoot us some Russkies.”
As volunteers, they are not protected by the Geneva Conference guidelines of treatment for POWs and Russia would be within its rights to treat them as potential murderers. While any loss of life in “Putins’ War” is to be abhorred, I find it difficult to sympathize with these two men who willingly put themselves in the line of fire, hoping to slay strangers thousands of miles removed from their native Alabama.
Hopefully, this whole s–t show will be over with soon, like tomorrow, but thinking that American lives are worth more than anybody else’s is over the top. All lives matter, equally.
I apologize for offending anyone reading this, I’m just expressing my opinion.
Mark Wakeman, 1965 Wayland High School graduate