Dear Editor:

We are a peaceful little place, we live among folks of all religious beliefs with tolerance and love. What would we do if a bunch of people came to Pagosa Country with guns, ran us out of our homes, closed our schools and library and sealed us off from the rest of the world? With no real arms to protect ourselves against these well-armed invaders, we would be at their mercy.

But then, the day would come when we say “enough,” and with a few defensive weapons we have managed, we decide to fight back against this occupation.

Would we be considered “terrorists?” Well, Gaza is about the size of Pagosa Country — 2 miles wide, 12 miles long, that’s it.

But unlike Pagosa, the population is huge, but like Pagosa, folks of all religious beliefs used to live there in peace and love until the Zionists took control of their countryside as described above.

For those who are interested in learning the “root” of terrorism, I recommend the following two books: Elias Chacour, “Blood Brothers,” 1984; and Charles M. Sennott, “The Body and the Blood,” 2001.

Patty Tillerson

This story was posted on August 14, 2014.