The following urgent appeal to the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel – at present also holding the EU-Presidency and the Presidency of the G8 – was sent to us by Dr. Yvonne Schmidt,
an international law expert of Graz, who asks us to publicise it as
widely as possible. We gladly follow this request and add the wording.
Remember that Iran
is a member state of the Nuclear Weapons Non Proliferation Treaty and
like any European or any other state has the right to use nuclear power
for civilian purposes.
Remember, how we have been dragged into one war after the other by means of lies by the USA, the one remaining superpower since the opening of the “iron curtain”:
The First Gulf War
The witness to the incubator-story in Kuwait
(the girl that was all tears when she told the world how she witnessed
Saddam Hussein's soldiers taking babies out of their incubators and
letting them die on the cold floor) was the daughter of the Kuwaiti
ambassador to the US and had never been inside a Kuwaiti hospital.
The War against Yugoslavia
That war started with lies and lies were continually produced whenever required. Ruder Finn Public Relations,
a US-firm for political lobbying and one of the largest communication
firms in the world with offices and affiliates world wide is proud of
having found the right spin right from the start in the early nineties.
(In an interview with Jacques Merlino, France2, James Harff,
director of Ruder Finn, frankly admitted, that his firm had produced
false reports, in favour of the Croats, the Bosnian Moslems and later
the Albanians in Kosovo). Then followed lie after lie - about Racak,
about the “Hufeisenplan” (horse-shoe-plan), etc. etc.
As to Nine Eleven
there is extensive literature available containing evidence that Nine Eleven was a "home-made" disaster. As for Europe see: Daniele Ganser: http://www.danieleganser.ch/interviews/index.htm. The consequence was the arbitrary assault on Afghanistan – a murderous war, that by now has been lasting as long as World War II.
Then followed Gulf War II
was US-Secretary of State Colin Powell, who presented a dossier of lies
about the would be WMD to the UN and once again the international
community was bamboozled. The dossier went to the waste paper basket and
Colin Powell stepped down. The war, however, that had been justified on
the grounds of that false dossier, has now become so murderous on the
part of the Western cartel and all its private factions including Abu
Ghraib and Guantanamo that it will take some forthcoming generations
until the country will have recovered.
was one of the countries with the most advanced alphabetisation in the
region and its health system was highly developed. Without the Western
sanctions, which had been undermining the country for almost 13 years,
this development would have gone ahead. The whole Third World know
awfully well what happened to Iraq and will never forget and forgive it.
Next Gaza prison
The illegal wall in the west-bank, the CIA produced swindle about the “rival” groups, one of them financed by the US; the Israeli assault on Lebanon that produced a devastating legacy:
insight, no rationality, so that even the father of the project
“Eurasia”, Zbigniew Brzezinski, warns the West against wading further
into this war. Obviously , the actual media reports concerning Iran are all preparations for an attack on the country.
For days now evidence has been accumulating that the USA are not only marshalling their seventh fleet in the Persian Gulf, but that further aircraft carriers are on their way to Iran, as well. A war against Iran
will have catastrophic effects on the region and on the people living
there. But not only the people there will be affected. The effects of
modern weapons (uranium weapons for example) will be felt all over the
world; so it is about the future of mankind as such.
urgently request you to do everything possible in your surroundings to
work towards preventing this war of aggression against Iran.
The Security Council not having shown enough steadfastness, the civil
societies and the governments of the countries must think about new ways
of protest and bundle their forces. The behaviour of the US
means a flagrant violation of international law and international
conventions as well as an endangering of world peace to the highest
teeter on the edge of a nuclear war. The arsenal of new weapons,
including thermobaric weapons and uranium weapons that do not form a
mushroom cloud, but otherwise produce temperatures up to 5000 degrees,
nonetheless cause radioactive contamination of our globe: The winds
distribute the nano-particles all around the world. On behalf of the
living people and the generations to come: Stop this planned aggression
in concert with all those desiring peace. The rest of ongoing hot wars
must come to an end.
Editors Current Concerns
continuously I have been receiving frightening news about an imminently
war of the USA against Iran. There are international peace efforts
going on to help prevent this war.
do help to prevent this planned war with your name, your esteemed
signature under the attached letter. Please pass the letter on to other
Thank you very much and best wishes to you and your family
Dr. Yvonne A. Schmidt
Federal Chancellor Mrs. Angela Merkel
Office of the Federal Chancellor
Willi Brandt Platz 1
Dear Mrs. Federal Chancellor and EU Council President
the undersigned of this open letter are turning to you with the urgent
request to do anything in your power to prevent a US war against Iran.
points to an impending comprehensive aerial war against Iran waged by
the United States of America. Studies of the International Crisis Group
show that an attack would not be confined to the destruction of nuclear
facilities alone. The aircraft carriers Stennis and Eisenhower have
already been stationed in front of Iran's shores and according to The
Guardian of February 10th there is a third aircraft carrier on its way
to the Persian Gulf.
three aircraft carriers and their formations are equipped with weapons,
sufficient to completely wipe out all military and civil infrastructure
of Iran, including bridges, highways, power plants, refineries and
water supply facilities.
protect US warships against Iranian missiles, Patriot rockets have been
installed in the South of Iraq. With alarming appeals renowned experts
such as Sam Gardiner, Seymour Hersh and Daniel Elsberg have been warning
for many weeks against a new war of the US-Administration. On February
4th three former commanders of the US military spoke up in the Sunday
Times to warn most urgently against the disastrous consequences of an
air strike. A similar warning was expressed by former NATO
commander-in-chief Wesley Clarke in Munich.
The New York Times of
9th of February is bluntly supplying some pretexts for the attack on
Iran by holding Iran responsible for the death of 170 US-soldiers in
Iraq. No one less than Zbiniew Brzezinski turned against the
distribution of such pretexts. Early in February he warned President
Bush at the US-Senate's Foreign Affairs Committee not to make up fake
evidence for a "defensive" military action against Iran. The situation
today reminds us of the false propaganda during the months prior to the
Iraq war. Unfortunately there are no indications that the US-President
is working towards a diplomatic solution. He declines the dialogue with
Iran in spite of the recommendations of the Baker Commission. His
permanent protestations that he would prefer a diplomatic solution just
serve to cheating the American people as well as the Europeans. It
seems, that within the political leadership of the United States those
have succeeded, who are determined to eliminate the regime of the
Islamic Republic and want to bomb the Iran back into a completely
irrelevant political factor in the region by the destruction not only of
its nuclear facilities but also of all its military and relevant
economic capacities. If this actually happens, the entire region of the
Middle East will tumble into chaos, which will cause a major threat for
peace in the world - not to mention the political and economic effects
for the world, last not least also for Germany. With his insane war
plans the US-President is acting against the majority of the Americans
as well as against many of his own party. In our opinion, there is no
political and moral legitimacy whatsoever for any further co-operation
with Bush in the Iran conflict since any such co-operation would be
understood as consenting to his aggression plans.
Mrs. Merkel we ask you to act because danger is looming. Do prevent
this war! Otherwise Germany and the European Union could be made
responsible for a disaster of unthinkable dimensions.
- Declare an unmistakable refusal to military aggression against Iran in the name of Germany.
- Demand the EU and its member states to express themselves accordingly.
out in favour of new negotiations with the Iranian leaders without
preconditions but on the legal basis of the Non-Proliferation-Treaty.
up for a Conference of Security and Co-operation in the Middle East to
begin as early as possible, in order to start the peaceful dialogue in
the region. Either there is a common solution for the actual conflicts
in the region or there will be a fire storm, chaos and new calamity for
the whole of mankind.
Hoping that peace can be secured through the efforts from many sides we remain
Hans Christoph Graf von Sponek (former UN-Representative of the project “Oil against food” in the Irak)
Koppe (peace researcher)
Krippendorf (politics scientist)
Schorlemmer (civil rights activist)
Grottian (politics scientist)
Mader (peace researcher)
Ruf( politic scientist, North Africa expert)
Buro (peace researcher)
Massarrat (politics scientist, Middle East expert)
Strutynski (peace researcher)
Claussen (chairman of German section of IPPNW)
Gottstein (Honorary chairman of IPPNW German Section)
Dürr (core physicist)
Signed by Prof. Dr. Mohssen Massarrat
Merkel and Ahmadinejad in the German Carnival 2007
The editors of Zeit-Fragen, Current Concerns ,
Horizons et débats welcome this initiative. The content of the appeal
corresponds with the requirements and the situation that we have been
documenting for the last few weeks. It is highly desirable that the
citizens of the European countries sign this open letter in large
numbers and send it to their Members of Parliament, the concerned bodies
in their countries, to the representatives at the European Parliament
as well as the European Council and to all those, who are involved in
the decision process.
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