Madeleine Albright's Statement

Date: Fri, 15 Aug 97

Forwarded message: From: edavid@itn.is (Elias Davidsson)

I read Madeline Albright's statement and Q/A session at the National Press Club (6. August 1997).

There is nothing new in this statement. It confirms US policy towards the Palestinian people and the State of Israel.

For those who are working for a just peace for Palestine there is no need to dwell on such blurb.

The United States Government is claiming to oppose terrorism. This is bullshit. The Government of the United States of America is the largest and most criminal terrorist organisation in the world. The sanctions imposed on the Iraqi people, with US Government's blessing and support, have caused over a million innocent people to die. The aim of these sanctions is to make the Iraqi Government bow to Security Council dictate. The method: To coerce the civilian population in order that it influences its government. The consequences: Over a million dead civilians since August 1990, thereof 600,000 children under 5 years.

To tell a government: "If you don't do what we wish, we'll starve to death 100 of your children every day", is defined in US law as "international terrorism" (see below)

84. US legal code (Title 18 § 2331), defines international terrorism as follows:

(1) the term ''international terrorism'' means activities that - o

(A) involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State; o

(B) appear to be intended -

+ (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;

+ (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or ... o

(C) occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States, or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum;

The fight against the terrorist US Government, represented currently by Madeleine Albright cannot be conducted by appeals and letters of protest. It cannot either be carried out with counter-terror. Even criminals should be allowed a fair trial. The only way to fight the terrorist US government is to create a wide awareness of the criminal nature of this powerful terrorist organisation by exposing the facts.

The first step in this fight is to call things by their right name and identify the locus of international terrorism, namely Washington. The second step is to make this fact known all over the world (that is where people are still not aware of this fact). The third step is to undermine the legitimacy of this terrorist organisaton, morally and finally politically. This is the task ahead.

Elias Davidsson, composer ICELAND

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