United for Peace and Justice – 2006-04-21 09:20:43
United for Peace and Justice opposes any military action against Iran, as well as covert action and sanctions. We reject the doctrine of “preventive war.” All diplomatic solutions must be pursued.
TELL CONGRESS AND THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL:
DON’T ATTACK IRAN!
President Bush has refused to rule out a US nuclear attack on Iran if Iran doesn’t halt its uranium enrichment activities, declaring on April 18th: “All options are on table.”
United for Peace and Justice calls upon the US Congress and the United Nations Security Council to oppose military action against Iran, uphold the law, support diplomatic solutions to the crisis, and put an end to U.S. nuclear hypocrisy. We urge you to add your signature to two letters:
TELL CONGRESS: Oppose any attack on Iran or covert military actions there. http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/ufpj/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3414
TELL THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL: Don’t cave into Washington on Iran.
With the majority of the people in this country now opposing the war in Iraq, it’s almost inconceivable that the Bush Administration could be planning to launch another illegal, immoral war.
But as Seymour Hersh revealed in the April 17th New Yorker, “While publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, [the Bush Administration] has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air attack.
“Current and former American military and intelligence officials said that Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups.”
Even more alarming, Hersh wrote that “American Naval tactical aircraft, operating from carriers in the Arabian Sea, have been flying simulated nuclear-weapons delivery missions…. since last summer,” and the Bush administration is giving serious consideration to the use of nuclear weapons.
The Washington Post independently reported that Pentagon planners are “contemplating tactical nuclear devices” to take out deeply buried underground targets in Iran.
On April 28, the United Nations Security Council will be called upon to consider a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency evaluating Iran’s nuclear program. The IAEA is unequivocal that there is no evidence that Iran has diverted nuclear materials to weapons.
Yet escalating rhetoric from Washington continues to threaten sanctions and other “painful consequences” against Iran. Retired Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner, reiterating that a military operation has already begun inside Iran, told Amy Goodman, “It’s a very serious question about the constitutional framework under which we are now conducting military operations in Iran.”
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• Make your voice heard. Add your signature to these two letters today. And, if you haven’t already done so, sign AfterDowningStreet’s petition to President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
• Join us in New York on April 29 to March for Peace, Justice and Democracy! http://www.april29.org/
NO WAR ON IRAN! NO NUKES!
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