SATURDAY AUGUST 31, 2013 NOON RALLY AGAINST MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA AT THE CENTAPH vICTORIA, BC CANADA Print
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Written by Joan Russow
Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:57
 

SATURDAY AUGUST 31, 2013 NOON RALLY AGAINST MILITARY INTERVENTION  IN  SYRIA AT THE CENTAPH  vICTORIA, BC CANADA
 

Resorting to military intervention, the US and its allies will be in violation of the fundamental purpose of the United Nations – to prevent the scourge of war

There have been years of using various ill-conceived guises for justifying Military intervention: "human security" (Iraq 1991), "Humanitarian intervention"(Kosovo, 1999), "Responsibility to Protect" (Haiti, 2004, Libya, 2011) or "will to intervene" (Mali, 2013)

 
 
PETITION AGAINST MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA

 

 

COGNIZANT THATresorting to military intervention, the US and its allies will be in violation of the fundamental purpose of the United Nations – to prevent the scourge of war

 CONCERNEDABOUT the years of using various ill-conceived guises for justifying Military intervention: "human security" (Iraq 1991), "Humanitarian intervention"(Kosovo, 1999), "Responsibility to Protect" (Haiti, 2004, Libya, 2011) or "will to intervene" (Mali, 2013)

 

AWARE THATin May 2013 U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators;

 

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-syria-crisis-un-idUSBRE94409Z20130505

AWARE THATthe US has ratified the UN Chemical Conventions but has not yet completely eliminated chemical weapons, Israel has signed but not ratified the UN Chemical weapons Convention, and Syria will only ratify the chemical weapons Convention if Israel enounces nuclear arms  

http://www.nti.org/country-profiles/united-states/

AWARE ALSO THAT Canada, Israel  and US  have refused to adopt the Declaration on a nuclear Arms Free Middle East

 

NOTING THAT188 states have ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention, the provisions in the Convention have become international peremptory arms

DEEPLY CONCERNEDthat the US and its allies are attempting to secure support, through Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, for an intervention into Syria, rather than invoking chapter VI- the peaceful resolution of disputes.

Giventhe social, environmental, health, human rights, economic consequences of war, under no conditions or circumstance is war legal or just.

 

THE FOLLOWING SIGNATORIES :

 

Oppose military intervention in Syria

and  call for

 

*invoking  Chapter VI - the peaceful resolution of disputes- of the Charter of the United Nations, and

*respecting the International rule of law including a referral to  the International Court of Justice, as per the Chemical weapons convention

*for increased humanitarian aid to countries aiding Syrian refugees

 

SIGN-ON

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