"In response to your strong editorial ('Where's the world's outrage for Syria ?', Dec. 2016, p. 4), I raise up the work of Project Ploughshares, an operating agency of the Canadian Council of Churches". "Syria, by far the most tragic, haunting and bloodiest of the 29 armed conflicts Ploughshares reports on, is fueled by the global arms trade". "Peace cannot be won on a battlefield. Military force may achieve tactical victories, but conditions for a durable peace are built through human development and non-military institutions. In addition to expressing our outrage and calling for renewed diplomatic efforts for peace, we need to follow the bloodied trail of money created by the sale of these weapons".