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Mike Barnhill

Ashland

Dear Editor:

The recent shoot-down of a commercial Ukrainian jet liner by the Iranian military caused the loss of 176 innocent people. Almost half killed were Iranians. Wouldn't you think someone could point out to Iranian leaders that the possession of nuclear weaponry demands tremendous responsibilities? If the Iranian military can make a mistake in killing 83 of its own people, what could happen if they mistakenly launched a short-range nuclear missile? It would mean the total destruction of Iran. Perhaps their military doesn't understand the terrible and destructive power of nuclear warfare. Perhaps they missed seeing the aftermath filming of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Iran recently had a president who denied the Holocaust ever happened. Again, perhaps he thought the liberation of the Auschwitz Death Camp was "fake news."

There seems to be a great deal of "misinformation" in the world today. It's causing a tremendous amount of distrust and often to the edge of conflict between countries and people within those countries. People have to start thinking for themselves and stop relying on their leaders for information. Starting to think for yourself means investigating what you think you know to be true and look into multi-sources of "fact-checks."

People seeking the real truth will eventually find it.

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