- No to war
A war, even that one might be preventive, still remains a
war. We know when it starts. We don't know when it is going to
end. This is true in Afghanistan where the civil war is far from
being over, of Chechnya where the Russian army is dragging its
feet, and most of all in the Middle East where no one seems to
know how to put an end to the conflict.
A massive intervention of the army in Iraq will be a set back
by humanity in its cycle of violence, of sufferings and of hate.
The nations will have nothing to gain but everything to lose.
Anyone who believes in a political solution of international
conflicts will be discredited.
How can one justify actions that cause such terrible wounds
to the human family? By this simple assertion, any intervention
of the army is justified when political, economical or military
interests of the United States are at stake. Today Irak is in
the eye of the United States. Tomorrow it will be another country's
Meanwhile, France is announcing a new bill for its military programme
: a large increase in the budget to buy new armaments including
an aircraft carrier. That means less money for education, culture
and health. For reasons of security. One cannot,at the same time,
pay the price of war and the price of peace.
We are in a culture of war and very far away from a culture of
Fortunately, there are many to protest against these scandals
and illusions. Peace is also our business. Peace is in our hands.