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Avoiding war

“Avoiding war”, Monterey Herald – January 30, 2022

Why do our leaders so often turn to the military for solutions when problems arise between nations?

Putin’s Russia is economically dependent on selling its oil to Europe, and Europe depends on Russia’s fuel in winter. Instead of sending troops and weapons to the area near Ukraine, why not fill our tankers with oil headed to Europe?

We are sick and tired of COVID, omicron and war. We can use civilized methods to avoid war. I hope we do.

— Marjorie Atkinson, Seaside