|These messages brought to you today by
VOICES FOR PEACE
‘Stop the bombing
of Yugoslavia and Iraq!
Lift the sanctions against Iraq!
Let them LIVE!’
La Crosse post office, April 26 1999
Since our last vigil a week ago, our bombers have bombed Yugoslavia every day.
Since our last vigil a week ago, our bombers have bombed Iraq again also.
Since our last vigil a week ago, our ‘sanctions’ have killed another 1,500 or so Iraqi children.
CALL YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY and GOVERNMENT and TELL THEM
THIS MUST STOP!
|the following diagram pictures the annual US budget,
SOCIAL SECURITY $6
etc. You get the picture.
(from the Defense Monitor #27,
-from ‘The Way Forward in Kosovo’ by James Carroll, Boston Globe,
Apr 20 99
As the limits of bombing become apparent even to those who support it, more and more voices call for the “introduction of ground troops” and for “doing whatever it takes to win.” These are euphemisms for all-out war.
But how would all-out war help the hundreds of thousands of the displaced and the dispossessed? Would all-out war return them to their homes? Or would it contribute to the destruction of what homes remain? Would all-out war rescue refugees, or redouble their number? Would all-out war protect the national rights of Albania and Macedonia? Or would it offer them up as a first sacrifice to the god of open-ended escalation?
All of this assumes, of course, the total destruction of Serbia.
What does this phrase mean, “what it takes to win?”
|tidbits from Apr 20 (Reuters):
NATO bombed Yugoslavia overnight but seemed powerless to help hundreds of thousands of ethnic Albanians hiding in the hills and forests of Kosovo…
President Clinton expects the war to cost Washington $6 billion…
Yugoslavia says it has suffered more than $100 billion worth of damage and is in danger of an ecological disaster from bombed chemical plants and oil refineries…
Yeltsin was quoted as saying he would not allow NATO to establish control
PANCEVO Yugoslavia, Apr 23 (AP):
Normally spring green, the wheat fields blackened overnight, enveloped by a thick, eye-stinging vapor that moved slowly northward.
For local farmers, the black rain that discolored their fields added
a new fear to their struggle to endure NATO airstrikes – a toxic harvest
|Greeks Travel to Yugoslavia as Human Shields
Apr 22 99 (AP):
Athens, Greece – In a show of opposition to NATO airstrikes, more than 160 Greek volunteers left for Yugoslavia on Thursday to act as human shields.
The volunteers plan to join Serbs in the city of Nis who line bridges and surround hospitals to avert air attack. Greek media also reported four Athens area mayors joined the group.
Many Greeks feel strong bonds with fellow Christian Orthodox Serbs, and opposition to NATO airstrikes is strong.
“Today if it is the Serbs, tomorrow it will be our turn,” said one member of the group, George Filousis, 45, general secretary of a construction workers union in Athens. “They (NATO) are killing innocent people.”
VOICES FOR PEACE applauds
these Greek peacemakers today!!
WHO is the enemy in all these wars?
WAR ITSELF is the enemy.
The WHOLE EARTH.