Stop the War in the Middle East

  • Posted on: 1 November 2014
  • By: CICD Executive ...

We, the members of the Committee on behalf of the Campaign for International Co-operation and Disarmament, (CICD), raise our collective voices against the ongoing war in the Middle East.

We believe that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, at war people are killed, injured and traumatized.

A major motivation behind most wars is the desire to control resources that poison the earth, especially oil and gas.

Almost 30 year war in Iraq has left millions of Iraqis killed, displaced, injured. Wars imposed by the US and its allies (including Australia) in the Middle East are immoral, endangers lives, also severely damaging the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies.

Wars divide communities, promotes racism and impoverishes us.

We support nonviolent efforts to end all wars and preparations for wars and to create a sustainable and just peace.

We believe War threatens our environment, erodes our liberties.

We believe wars does not resolve political issues. We must work diligently to force the governments of our nations to use diplomacy, not weapons.

In wars there are no winners, only losers, to flourish, humans need peace, which cannot be created by war.

It is time for abolition of wars. War is a cruel and untenable distraction. War is a crime against humanity. When 90% of the casualties of war are civilians including children, it’s time to End all Wars.

We like to believe that the people of the world will want peace so much that governments will have to get out of the way and let them have it.

The dark force of ISIS is apparently an unbeatable and unstoppable war that is mercilessly killing and conquering in pursuit of establishing an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

In reality, however, it is not as out of control as it appears. It is, indeed, carefully controlled and managed by its creators and supporters, that is, by the United States and its allies in the regions – those who now pretend to have established a coalition to fight it!! The US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and other allies in the region do not really need to fight ISIS to destroy it, all they need to do is stop supplying it with funds, mercenaries, military training and armaments.

We believe Australia should be independent and not to follow the US to wars. Australians expect the parliament to act in the interests of the public who have elected them. A decision to commit troops should be a full parliamentary approval and not the Prime Ministers decision.

Is Peace possible? Yes we believe is possible. Only when people of the world recognise their power and unite and demand that governments that they elect can’t continue to kill, invade in their names.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq
1,455,590
 
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq
4,801

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan
3,477

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,581,718,801,807