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Hopkins Homeowner Pleas for Peace

With Syrian hostilities coming to a head, a sign outside a Hopkins home makes the case for peace.

As the president prepares to talk to the American people about Syria, there’s at least one sign in Hopkins of the nationwide reluctance to engage in the conflict.

The United States and France accuse Syria of using chemical weapons in an attack outside Damascus on Aug. 21. Syria denied responsibility, although it admitted for the first time Tuesday that it has chemical weapons.

President Barack Obama had been advocating military action until a proposal emerged for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons, open its sites to investigators and cease production. Obama is now set to discuss Syria in an address at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

On Fifth Avenue, though, one homeowner is making a case for peace.

“The Real + Lasting Victories are those of PEACE And NOT of a WAR!” a sign outside the home reads.

What do you think of the conflict? Should the United States respond with military strikes? Should it wait to see what kind of deal can be brokered? Or should it stay out of the conflict altogether?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Mike B. September 10, 2013 at 08:39 PM
If this Hopkins' homeowner voted for Obama, the homeowner only has himself to blame. The "community organizer" this country is unfortunate enough to have as President has mucked up our country beyond belief.
Maury Ballsteen September 11, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Good one Mike B. You told 'em.
Teresa Kocourek September 11, 2013 at 10:27 PM
I believe this Hopkins homeowner wants what we all want...peace. Blaming and fingerpointing are not getting us anywhere...so obvious by the actions of those in Washington, DC. We're not in this mess because of 1 President!!!
Lynn Bialick September 12, 2013 at 09:30 AM
Well, I am that homeowner. And I am a women. The sign is not about politics. It's about humanity. And spreading PEACE...
Andy September 14, 2013 at 06:34 PM
It's a nice thought but will never happen...these folks have been fighting since the beginning of time. It's what they do best. If the dictator in Syria truly is gassing his people we have to respond to that, just like we did with Hitler. Obama has been outsmarted and disrespected globally by the two Sociopaths running the show over there now. I really don't believe that they would have played these games with Reagan or either Bush.
Mike B. September 17, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Disagree with you, Andie. In the Mideast, most people seem to view fighting wars as just another game. Instead of playing baseball and football as we do in the USA, people play a real war in the Mideast... it's part of their heritage. I don't think they want peace. That's why they call it the third world. Even the Nazis didn't cannibalize one another as the Syrians do.

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