No to war, yes to peace
Once more violence responds to violence, barbarity to barbarity,
as if we don't know what else to do!
Riposte is war. When we start a war, we don't know how and when
it will be finished. We only know that it is easier to make war
than to make peace.
A shell of bombs are falling on one
of the poorest countrys, already ruined by years of war. And
as always it is the people who suffer the consequences. Poor
people who already have been invaded by the Russians, have had
a civil war, have suffered the Taliban oppression, a terrible
drought and now a mass departure! The chain of violence will
bring reprisals. Other terrorist attacks can be fear, when we
strike a wasps' nest, we have a good chance to be sting.
However there is an alternative to war: the one of justice and
The UNO resolutions concerning the Palestinians should be applied
Let us stop the embargo against Iraq,
an embargo that kills children every day.
Fiscal sanctuaries without any legal control should be dismantled.
Let send to an International trial those who ordered the attacks
of September 11 including those who help them, finance them and
Let take seriously the pressing requests against globalization,
and let aim toward a world with more justice and more solidarity.
It is not a war that will stop terrorism.
If Ben Laden is captured and killed, others will come up, as
dangerous and fanatic. In New York, on an entrance wall, are
written the words of the Prophet Isaiah.
- He announced a world of peace where
the peoples "shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up
sword against nation neither shall they learn war any more."