Rappahannock News

West’s response to Russian invasion inadequate

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Thank you, Richard Brady, for eloquently expressing my anguish over what is taking place in Ukraine, and about our inadequate response and lack of real and timely help.

Having experience­d the loss of the country of my birth, Rhodesia, which has been utterly destroyed and is the disaster now known as Zimbabwe, I weep for Ukrainians. The West was complicit in the destructio­n of Rhodesia, and then stood idly by, watching and impotently wringing its hands as Mugabe and his henchmen murdered 10,000 Ndebele (because they were of a rival tribe); murdered white farmers; invaded and occupied productive farms and destroyed the commercial farming sector; terrorized, imprisoned or murdered any opposition; and ruined the economy.

Mugabe and his ZANU-PF turned what had been a bread basket in southern Africa to a begging bowl whose people face hunger and despair on a daily basis.

Surely the US can do better for Ukraine, and do it immediatel­y? KAY MACLELLAN WILSON Washington

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