An immoral, shameful, counter-productive, illegal and criminal act
Statement by Elias Davidsson, Reykjavik, Iceland For immediate release. 17. Dec. 1998
Immoral: To attack an impoverished nation, unable to defend itself, knowing that such an attack will cause the death of thousands of innocent people.
Shameful: To use the most sophisticated modern weaponry against a a third-world country in the middle of night, while the people of Iraq prepare for Ramadan and Christmas (yes, there are many Christians in Iraq).
Counter-productive: By throwing bombs on cities and civilians one does not bring about well-being, democracy, justice and international tolerance, which is the aim of the United Nations. Such acts of terror will only feed resentment, revenge and hate among the survivors of the act of aggression. Our children may have to pay a heavy price for such short-sighted policies.
Illegal: To commit a premeditated attack on a UN member state without explicit mandate by the Security Council and not in self-defense’ is an illegal act under international law. The Security Council has not endorsed the aggression by the US/UK on Iraq! This illegal act is a breach of the Charter of the United Nations.
Criminal: Acts of premeditated aggression by UN member states such as the aggression by the US/UK on Iraq, are defined as an international crime by the Nuremberg Charter of 1945 and by the UN International Law Commission. Individual leaders who order such acts are regarded as enemies of mankind and must be prosecuted.
Peace-loving and law-abiding people all over the world denounce the vicious breaches of the peace committed by such terrorist governments as Iraq, the United States and the United Kingdom, who show utter disregard for the rule of law, for justice and for peace.