Letter of November 1st 2001 from Jacques Gaillot
No to war, yes to peace





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No to war, yes to peace  peacedove 

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.

bombes et pauvrété  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 international right.

The UNO resolutions concerning the Palestinians should be applied immediately.
Let us stop the embargo against Iraq, an embargo that kills children every day.  sous l'embargo 

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 protect them.
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.   aide humanitaire 
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." (Is. 2,4).