DARING TO SPEAK OUT

Forum of People who wants to speak out

"If you want peace, work for justice" Pope Paul VI

" We have only to to go to Lebanon, to Syria, to Jordan, to witness first-hand the intense hatred among many people for the United States, because we bombed and shelled and unmercifully killed totaly innocent villagers, women and children and farmers and housewives, in those villages around Beirut...as a result, we have become a kind of Satan in the minds of those who are deeply resentful. That is what precipitated the taking of hostages and that is what has precipitated some terrorist attacks" Ex-president Jimmie Carter, in an interview for the New York Times, on March 26th 1989

What would the Ex-president say, if he will be asked, to-day, after the Golf war , the Embargo against Iraq, the massacre of Qana in Lenaonon and the Two US vetos at the UN for Israeli building at East-Arab Jerusalem in Palestine?

"Right and wrong are the same in Palestine as anywhere else. What is peculiar about the Palestine conflict is that the world has listened to the party that committed the offence and has turned a deaf ear to the victims." ( Professor Arnold Toynbee, famous historian)

"It was year-in-year-out American diplomacy and billions in American loans and/or outright grants voted for annually by Americans' representatives in Congress that were sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (It can mean also many other conflits, Iraq, Lebanon, Cuba, Syria, and the many 73 nations that the US had an embargo against them, Al-Bushra). It was American-made bombers, paid for, at least in part, by American TAXPAYERS, that wre pulverizing Beirut apartement houses and burying their occupants under the rubbel. Rightly or wrongly, willingly or not, every American citizen, simply by his or her citezenship, was and is involved in the Conflict"Fr. John W. Mulhall, CSP, in his book "America and the founding of Israel, an Investigation of the Morality of America's Role, 1995, Deshon Press

In a democratic Country, we need to dare to speak out.

We have the fundamental RIGHT to speak out.

But we do refuse any call for violence of any kind. We call for a non-violent method, in the manner of Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are PRO-TRUTH, PRO-JUSTICE and PRO-PEACE. Please, pray with us for the sake of Comprehensive Justice and Peace in the world.

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SUSAN H NATHAN
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