ORGANIZATION FOR THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
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ON HUMAN RIGHTS
- ninth session (17 March -
25 April 2003)
6: Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and all forms of
In the past few weeks, we have seen millions of demonstrators
in more than 600 cities all over the world, saying no to war.
It is an authentic translation of the strong wave and widespread
sentiments against the wrong approach taken by the evil and arrogant
elements in the United States, Britain and Israel.
It is the voice of reason against those who are obsessed with
achieving their ignorant and racist ends of pushing the world towards
war and destruction.
It is very clear that citizens of those countries stand firm
against the aggressive policies of their governments and their leaders.
They strongly oppose their leaders’ outrageous obsession with
increased influence and world hegemony. The massive demonstrations that
took place in cities like London, New York and Tel Aviv reflect this
widening gap between the people and their leaders.
Therefore, Madam Chairman, it is our duty as we meet today
under the banner of human rights to confirm and emphasize the
magnificent human sentiments and values, which drove those people and
others like Jimmy Carter, Nelson Mandela and the Pope to the streets to
express their opposition to war, misery and destruction.
What do those obsessed leaders want?
The United States and Britain’s national borders are not being
threatened, thereby any military action by them cannot be considered
legitimate defense. Iraq
did not attack them, and there is no connection between the isolated
Iraq under the siege of sanctions for twelve years and what happened to
the World Trade Towers on September 11th.
There is neither ties between Al Qaeda activities and Iraq nor
any connection with the anthrax letters that were mailed in the United
States by a well known American Zionist.
Iraq today does not have enemies or animosity towards anyone,
and all of us know that Iraq’s moves in the past, towards the east or
the south, were empowered and supported by the American administration.
Iraq does not have the capability to attack Israel.
Israel was the aggressor when it attacked Iraq and destroyed its
nuclear reactor more than 20 years ago.
It is proven that Iraq does not have any weapons of mass
destruction according to the United Nations and the International Atomic
Agency’s latest reports after years of extensive inspections as well
as air, land and sea surveillance.
Israel is the one that is piling nuclear, chemical and
biological weapons without restrictions and threatening the whole
region. Israel is the one
that owns advanced air force and ballistic missiles that launch across
continents. And it is
Israel that is using all its might against the helpless Palestinians by
killing them, bulldozing their villages and demolishing their homes.
It is these heart-rending tragic massacres committed hourly and
daily and witnessed as televised in gruesome details on most satellite
news channels that are of grave concern to humanity.
Yet we never hear one word from Mr. Bush or Mr. Blair to stop the
massacres or disarm Israel.
This scandalous joggling of more than double-standard
diplomacy reflects racist and criminal-minded policies that have
tarnished and broken humanity’s will through degradation and
humiliation. More than
that, it is a great threat to our societies and to the movement of the
civilized world to regress to the law of the jungle, where the strong
fiercely attacks the weak without any moral, legal or conscience
The United States is challenging the world, contemptuously
overruling various sovereign nations and their people’s will,
ridiculing the legitimacy of International Law, and trying to destroy
the United Nations since it is probably the last obstacle in its way to
controlling and ruling the world. The
United States does not care to lose the support of the whole world as
long as it has Israel as its ally, as well as International Zionism and
the blood thirsty gangs whose evil and ill will joined to kill and
destroy all that is Iraqi and all that is Palestinian.
Humanity’s aspirations and undying hope is for a peaceful
world full of harmony, respect, tolerance, and cultural dialogue where
human rights represent the supreme rule and where once and for all
racism is buried forever. The
United Nations is the great body that holds the promise to protect and
shelter this dream for every human being in every region of the world.
The United Nations is our only hope and we must defend it against
acts of arrogance and malice and defend it from the ill-informed and
irrational political leaders who are driving the world towards wars and
suffering. The Commission on Human Rights in its 59th session
must firmly and strongly, right now, say no, no, no to those warmongers
and their satanic schemes of evil and destruction.
March 25th, 2003