Human Shield Movement mobilize to Iran
Shield Movement today warned President Bush, Nicholas Sarkozy and Gordon
Brown that any attempt at military intervention against Iran would be met by a
massive mobilisation of human shields.
The human shields plan to
travel to Tehran and position themselves around civilian infrastructure
sites in order to try and prevent what they believe would be a catastrophic and
unjustified attack on a sovereign nation. Whilst it is expected that most
missiles will be directed at military installations the human shields are
concerned that sites in the Iranian capital will also be targeted. Over 500
human shields from 14 countries have already pledged themselves to the mission
and are currently in the latter stages of preparation in order to be ready
to travel to Iran "at very short notice".
The Human Shield Movement
gained global prominence in the 2003 when several hundreds Western civilians of
all ages, backgrounds and nationalities descended on Iraq in an attempt to
prevent the invasion. The movement has been out of hibernation since President
Bush's State of the Union in Februrary 2005 and have been collecting pledges of
people willing to go to Iran should an invasion look imminent.
Organisers hope that by organising early they will be able to mount a
sizeable group of volunteers willing to try and stop a future destructive folly
in the Middle East. The Human Shield Mission to Iraq only had a matter of weeks
to organise before the start of 'Operation Shock and Awe' and as a result the
number of human shields in Baghdad was not great enough to provide an effective
Today, a powerfully-worded warning was sent to the White
House, as well as letters to Gordon Brown and Nicholas Sarcozy to
unequivocally distance themselves from the President's warmongering stance.
A spokesperson for the movement,
Will Leasun said today;
"Travelling to Iran as human shields has always
been seen as the 'last resort'. Unfortunately it seems that we fear are fast
approaching the point when it will become necessary. The latest moves by
President Bush imposing sanctions on Iran and labelling the Revolutionary Guard
as terrorists combined with the increase in military spending, the build up of
forces on the Iranian borders and the unverified and unverifiable claims being
made against Iran have left us in little doubt that time is running out.
Traditional methods of protest are ineffective in the face of the messianic
determination of Bush to implement their global vision.
already have over 500 people who are sorting out their visa
requirements and there are thousands of others who have pledged themselves
as human shields and who will be ready to travel to Iran at short notice. None
of us want to die but all of us are unwilling to sit by and wait for politicians
and dipolmats to act on our behalf. It is up to each and every one of us to
do everything in our power to save this planet from this dangerously misguided
foreign policy. If you cannot join us because you have children and dependents
then do something else but we appeal to everyone to do something."
more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to pledge yourself as a human shield
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