CASMII Statement - August 20, 2006
In his 2002 State of
Following the invasion and
As long as Bush and Blair remain in
office a pre-emptive catastrophic war against
US-Israel pre-emptive war pretexts
The case for a US-Israel military
George W. Bush has accused
As revealed by Seymour Hersh, the prominent investigative journalist, the aim of the US-UK-Israel in the war against Lebanon has been to cripple the pro Iran Hezbollah ahead of any attack on Iran and to obtain a pretext based on Iran’s support to Hezbollah to justify such an attack .
The UN Security Council resolution
Furthermore, the UN Security Council
calls for Hezbollah to be disarmed and imposes an arms embargo on the resistance
movement which is supported by
The current UN Security Council
This resolution, which pre-empted
the response of
In fact, three years of unprecedented snap visits
by the inspectors of the
Thus, as from the beginning of
The US and Israel are already poised
to conduct a bombing campaign against
the Iranian nuclear plants as soon as the US-UK sham diplomacy, which has
been deliberately designed to fail as revealed by the leaked letter of the
political director of UK’s Foreign Office, reaches a stand-off at the UN
Security Council. This is expected to occur when
3. Terrorist threat to the west
Philip Giraldi, an ex-CIA officer,
reported in the American Conservative in August 2005: “The Pentagon,
acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney’s office, has tasked
the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency
plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the
In his crusade against “the forces
of evil,” or what he now calls
Islamic fascism, George W Bush has lumped all Islamic anti-western currents
including Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Al-Qaeda as
terrorist organisations. He has also declared that the
After probing the depth of ties
However, the commission accused Iran of providing safe passage to Al-Qaeda members: “discussions in Sudan between al Qaeda and Iranian operatives led to an informal agreement to cooperate in providing support--even if only training--for actions carried out against Israel and the United States. Not long afterward, senior al Qaeda operatives and trainers travelled to Iran to receive training in explosives.” It has also charged that Iran provided safe passage to Al-Qaeda operatives: “Iran facilitated the transit of al Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11, and that some of these were future 9/11 hijackers .”
As in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the US led pre-emptive strike against Iran is prepared in the propaganda war by linking that country with the 9/11 atrocities, however unfounded such an allegation may be.
In this context, as confirmed in Seymour Hersh’s interviews with high ranking elements of the Bush Administration, any terrorist action, foiled incident or threat against the US in the coming weeks and months can be used as a pretext to launch an assault on Iran .
The US "National Security Strategy" (NSS) published by the White House March 16, 2006, maintains preventive military action justified by the "inherent right to self-defence" as one of the pillars of the United States' protection. It goes on to stress: "No country poses a greater challenge than Iran," before warning: "Diplomatic efforts must succeed, if we want to avert a confrontation ."
Consequences of a US-Israel pre-emptive attack
The consequences of a pre-emptive military action on Iran, which may very well include the use of tactical nuclear weapons to destroy heavily fortified Iranian nuclear plants underground, has been described by independent experts as simply catastrophic   . Even Senator McCain, the Republican presidential hopeful, who himself favours a military attack on Iran if “diplomacy” fails, has described the result of any such attack as Armageddon .
In the US-UK support for barbaric war atrocities committed by Israel against the civilian population of Lebanon, the international community has already witnessed in horror probably a precursor of what is to come in the US-Israel war against Iran.
To put the dimension of the impending catastrophe in proper perspective, one has to ask this question: If Israel-US-UK are capable and willing to commit such crimes against a Lebanon with a government headed by a pro-western prime minister, what would they be willing to do against an Iran with a regime which has been consistently demonised by the western leaders and media in over twenty seven years? Would they really have any qualms about using nuclear weapons against Iran if it defends itself after being attacked?
The neo-conservatives in the US administration are intent on fomenting ethnic conflict and unrest in the country with a view to support separatism on the road to the disintegration and dismemberment of Iran  . They see the break-up of Iran along ethnic lines as the only way to forcibly overthrow the Islamic Republic which the US considers as its number one enemy .
Urgency of mass action against a pre-emptive US war on Iran
We call on all Iran focused anti-war organisations to unite and speak with one voice to stop the impending catastrophic US war on Iran.
We call on all peace organisations, dialogue and exchange organisations, NGO’s, political pressure groups and in particular Iranian organisations to urgently plan mass actions in the US and UK and all over the western world to oppose imposition of sanctions and any military intervention on Iran, calling instead for immediate, direct negotiations without any pre-conditions between the US and Iran.
We stress that opposing sanctions and military intervention in Iran by no means implies any political support for the Islamic Republic. It is simply to defend Iran’s sovereignty and the right of self-determination of Iranian people without any foreign state interference.
Here is an Action Plan to stop a catastrophe in Iran and the Middle East:
1. Keep yourself informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in the Iran-US standoff by regularly reading antiwar websites. In particular: www.antiwar.com, www.campaigniran.org, www.iraninformationassembly.org, www.iransolidarity.endofempire.org, www.payvand.com/news.
2. Organise your contacts and join your local or national peace group or antiwar organisation and raise the urgency of mass action on Iran. Plan vigils, demonstrations and pickets.
3. Make your views known by calling your parliamentary representative (for example your House Representative or Congressman in the US and your MP in the UK) and make an appointment to see them. (In the US you can call the Capitol switch board and ask for your Senators and Representative: 1-800-426-8073; in the UK call House of Commons: 020 7219 3000.) Demand that they should immediately call for an emergency meeting of the House, Congress, House of Commons and the Parliament in all western countries to oppose any sanctions or military intervention against Iran and call for immediate, direct negotiations of the US without any pre-conditions with Iran.
4. Write to your local and national newspapers, criticize the biased articles and editorials in the media and raise the above demands for negotiations with Iran.
5. We call on mass anti-war organisations to jointly organise an “International No War on Iran Day of Action” on September 23rd to coincide with the national mass demonstration .in front of the Labour Party National Conference on that day in Manchster.
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