Thursday, March 16, 2006

Bush Threatens the World in the name of "Self Defense"

BBC NEWS | Americas | US backs first-strike attack plan: "However, likening the current international situation to the early years of the Cold War, the new document insists on the right of the US to protect its interests using force.

'If necessary, however, under long-standing principles of self-defence, we do not rule out use of force before attacks occur, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack,' it says.

'When the consequences of an attack with WMD [weapons of mass destruction] are potentially so devastating, we cannot afford to stand idly by as grave dangers materialise.' "
That the US is still saying such nonsense after the war in Iraq is mind boggling!

"Preemptive war" is just a name to cover up blatant, inmoral, and illegal wars of aggression created by the Bush administration to futher its own imperial interest.

The 'preemptive' rational is morally bankrupt. If applied generally it would justify, US enemies attacking the US as soon as possible, since they know they will be attacked by the US sooner or later.

It is madness.

Such rational is setting the scene for war without end. Self-defence implies that one is actually being attacked. One cannot shoot somebody because he seemed suspicious, while the time and place of his possible attack remains uncertain. If I did that, my 'self-defense' would actually be murder. It is not any different for a State.

International law and internationally adopted moral standards require nations to abstain from agression of other Nations. The US is once more setting the stage for using its power against other nations in their agenda. That Is morally unacceptable. and will trigger a state of war with no end in the world.

From such presumption and foolishness
Good Lord Deliver Us!

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