Letters to the Editor

Letter: Remembering Sabra and Shatila

I am writing to thank letter-writer Kenneth Baitsholts for reminding us all of the slaughter in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in 1982. I remember waking to the news back then and thinking I must have dreamed the story. But it was all too true. And then it faded from most people’s memories pretty quickly.

Every government, militia and military in the world has murdered innocent non-combatants. But the reportage and propaganda promote continuing outrage about some but tend to ignore others.

It is absurd to talk about war crimes. Wars and the governments and military forces that wage them are crimes in and of themselves.

— Joey Peacott

Anchorage

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