ORGANIZATION FOR THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
5 route des Morillons, CP 2100. 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
Telephone & Fax: 788.62.33
The United States of America and Britain are raging an
offensive treacherous military attack on the peaceful unarmed people of
Iraq. In doing so, they
have used the most technologically sophisticated means of warfare and
annihilation which have resulted in hundreds of fatalities and the
destruction of districts resided by civilians including hospitals filled
with thousands of patients, children, women and the elderly.
The attack has been repressive, tyrannical and an outright
violation of international law and of the United Nations Charter.
It has made a mockery of all the principles and values of the
Universal Declaration of human rights and has contradicted every ethical
and moral standard of essence to humanity.
Legally, there has been no sound reasoning and no
comprehensible justification for such inhumane and immoral aggression
against the Iraqi people. An
innocent people who have been singled out for eight years to suffer the
consequences of illegitimate sanctions.
Sanctions with the malicious intention of starving and degrading
a nation, and forcing coerced inspections of administration offices and
private residencies. Then
the aggressors dare to claim that the Iraqis violated the terms and did
not fulfill their obligations. What
kind of obligations are these that violate, for so long, the sanctity
and sovereignty of a nation dishonored by transgressors.
Transgressors who forced themselves, for eight years, upon a
nation through numerous unlawful assaults and humiliating coerced
inspections. What kind of
foolishness, hypocrisy, and quibbling, which are used by the
transgressors to cover up their ulterior motives of ethnic and racial
Secretary-General, who gave USA and Britain the right to do as they wish
in the international arena as if they were the sole representatives of
humanity at large? Who gave
them the right to speak on behalf of the world when in reality the USA
and Britain have gone, yet again, against the will of human society that
has been screaming out to stop, once and for all, and put an end to this
What is happening is befalling not only Iraq, but also the
United Nations. If the UN
fails to intervene, history will underline this weak spot and document
it for future generations who will pay the ultimate price for this
deadly silence in one way or another.
What we are witnessing today is a threat to human civilization
and a return to the law of the jungle and the “survival of the
fittest.” It is
dangerous because it relies on the “reason of force” instead of the
“force of reason.” It
makes a mockery of every noble principle and prospect that humanity
aspires for at the end of the twentieth century.
Such is a regretfully sad and unfortunate way for the onset of
the twenty-first century.
Therefore, we are calling upon you and the United Nations
with absolute, immediate and unequivocal urgency to raise your voices
and speak up against this massacre that is being committed against the
innocent and unarmed Iraqi people. Since in our opinion, the office of
the Secretary-General of the UN represents the supremacy of
international law, we urgently appeal to you to call for an immediate
cease of fire and to condemn the unlawful acts of the perpetrators of
this hideous massacre.
We reiterate and restate our great hope and greater
aspiration and wish for the people of the world to continue believing in
this great international organization, the United Nations. Any shaking
in this belief will indeed mean a real world disaster.
May the UN, with your leadership, safeguards its role and upholds
its duty of standing for humanity’s erecting hopes for a future full
of peace and prosperity for this planet.
President / EAFORD