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Petition: No War with Iran

Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII) is asking all concerned Iranians and friends of peace to sign this petition:

The peitition is sponsored by Peace Action, America's largest grassroots peace organization with chapters coast to coast.

Please take a moment to read the brief text and consider adding your signature to the nearly 10,000 who've done so in just two days.

We learned only last week that the President gave a “prepare to deploy” order to the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower and its attendant strike force. Their destination is the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Iran.

Is this simply an escalation of Bush's saber-rattling? An attempt to provoke Iran or create a Tonkin Gulf-like rationale to justify military strikes? Or is this actually the first step of planned military action against Iran, with the administration’s declarations of attempted diplomacy just as phony as they were before the Iraq war?

Many of us might find it hard to believe that he would launch a war when the existing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq grow worse by the day, but that could be a fatal miscalculation for those of us demanding an end to this administration’s hegemonic militarism. Given his ongoing, near delusional support for the disastrous war in Iraq, and his continued assertion that “all options are on the table” with regard to Iran, this President clearly still favors destruction over diplomacy.

It is impossible to overemphasize the horrific consequences that could flow from a war with Iran, which could well escalate into something resembling a third world war. Some of Bush’s more ardent backers are already licking their chops at the prospect of a “clash of civilizations.”

That is why we must begin by confronting them now, and building public opposition to stop this war before it starts. The “No War in Iran” petition is an initial step, with more to follow. Please sign the petition, and pass it on to your friends and colleagues. We need to start raising our voices now - while there is still an opportunity for them to be heard.


... Payvand News - 10/7/06 ... --

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