Against the War in Iraq
by Julia Trefzer, Christine Ullmer and Anne-Kathrin Kleinmann,
class 12, students of Comprehensive School Kandel, Germany, March 2003
Why do we reject a war against the Iraq?
- The slump of the Iraqi regime is the exclusive task of the
- A military strike against the Iraq is not a fight against
terrorism but the USA to gain the overall power over Iraq because of
the geopolitical situation and
the oil resources as well as the control of the future development.
- The war means the destruction of the Iraqi economy,
industry and the entire infrastructure.
- War against terror must not become normal! We think: War
is no means against terror - war is terror!
- As a result of the current war new military alliances
under the leadership of the U.S. (with e.g. Turkey, Israel and other
countries of the Middle East) - could emerge.
- As in every other war the interests of the peoples are
being ignored. Essential human rights such as the right to live and
human dignity are being seriously violated.
- In the first Gulf War (Iraq vs. Iran 1980-1988) more than
1.25 million people were killed is that number of the dead people
- The number of war victims is increasing every day
innocent people are being killed, especially the already extremly high
rate of dying children will notably increase due to insufficient
supply with medication and food.
- The U.N. Security Council assessed that since the
beginning of the inspections on the 27 November 2002 there was
progress in the disclosure and destruction of forbidden weapon
systems as well as the attitude of forbidden armament programs.
- Anyone who leads war against Iraq pours oil into the
fire of the international terrorism. The escalation danger is
- The estimated costs of this war 50 to 200 billion
U.S. Dollars would be a perfect aid for the suffering Iraqi people
and an extremely good investment into peace of that area.
- There could be a mass exodus out of Iraq as a result of
this war. Refugees are not welcome in Jordan and Turkey.
Attempts towards the implementation of peace
- The import and export embargo should be cancelled so that the Iraqi
can be equipped again with foods and medication and aid from other
- A further attempt towards peace implementation is the paralyzing of
the membership of the Iraq in the U.N. and the Arab League as well as
in other international organisations.
- Moreover all relationships between Iraq and any other country or
international organisations should be reduced to a minimum.
- If there is an accusation list against Saddam Hussein and all other
leaders of the regime, they should then be treated as war criminals at
the International Court in Den Haag. These people should be arrested
as soon as they leave Iraq.
- Moreover the U.N. resolution number 688 should be accepted since
it demands the attitude of terror and the protection of the human rights
- Reinstallation of Hans Blix weapons control regime in Iraq.
- No weapons deliveries to Iraq or neighbouring countries.
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