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Letter to Angola

by marc Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003 at 6:20 PM
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Angola gave a perfuctory reply to a letter urging resistance against a pre-emptive strike against Iraq. Mexico, Chile, Cameroon and Angola should be flooded with emails to their UN embassies in New York.

On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 17:58:36 -0800 "marc batko" <mbatko@lycos.com> wrote:> Dear Friends,> "Before a Defeat of International Law" by Robert Leicht> is available on www.portland.indymedia.org,> www.dc.indymedia.org and www.mbtranslations.com. Robert> Leicht is an editor of DIE ZEIT in Hamburg. "Modern> international law has overcome the doctrine of `just war'> but not war. The different arguments of `just war' were> always only moral speculations of theologians and> philosophers...The 1938 Kellogg pact outlawed for the> first time every form of offensive war without providing> sanctions against aggressors... International law does> not approve a pre-emptive war to prevent the rise of a> future danger. Offensive war only for the purpose of a> regime change is renounced. Such a strike violates the> first principle of international law, the equal> sovereignty and territorial intactness of all states.> This principle protects all states (and the order between> them), even if the order in them is in no way pleasing."> Other important articles on the above web sites are:> "Make Law, not War" by Ulrich Beck, "No Right of War" by> Gerd Winter, "The Strong Alone is Helpless" by Theo> Sommer, "Truth and Uncle Powell's Fairy-Tale" by Goedart> Palm and "The Battle for Minds is Lost - The Battle for> Hearts Begins" by the editors of "die tageszeitung".> Enjoy the feast! On the eve of WW1, Jeanette Rankin> warned that you can no more win a war than you can win an> earthquake. The UN has sought to outlaw war and limit the> right of self-defense to an armed attack of another state> (cf. "No Right of War" by Gerd Winter).> Self-determination and reparations are foundational to> international law, not imperial arrogance, imperial> overreach or military panaceas. As Desmund Tuto said,> security cannot come from the barrel of a gun. > > > On behalf of the Embassy of Angola in Washington DC, thankyou for visiting our home page on the World Wide Web.Please visit our site often as we will continue to updatethe site with news and information. We appreciate yourcomments and suggestions on how we can improve thisservice.Thank you for your comments regarding the SecurityCouncil's discussions on Iraq. For more information,please visit the home page for the Permanent Mission of theRepublic of Angola to the United Nations,http://www.angolamissionun.org_____________________________________________________________> Get 25MB, POP3, Spam Filtering with LYCOS MAIL PLUS for> $19.95/year.>http://login.mail.lycos.com/brandPage.shtml?pageId=plus&ref=lmtplus

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