Against war on Syria: President Maduro sent peace letter to Obama on behalf of Venezuela

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Through his twitter account, President Nicolas Maduro said that sent a Peace letter to U.S. President Barack Obama on behalf of Venezuela and the independent voices of humanity .
” I just sent a Peace letter to President Obama on behalf of our country and the independent voices who love humanity. Peace , Peace ! ” Wrote the Head of State at 4:19 PM .

The Venezuelan president’s reaction is in response to the statements made by Obama on Saturday on an offensive against Syria any time, where he mentioned that will bring the attack proposal to the Congress of his country , and that will personally look ” vote by vote ” to count with the support of the Congressmen.

After these statements , Maduro rejected from Georgetown , capital of Guyana, the military attack against the people of Syria and said that any action would be criminal in nature .

He said that if the Syrian government had used a prohibited weapon the solution is not to kill more Syrians. In this regard , he called for international law mechanisms to “punish any crime against humanity if there were the case, but it appears that it is not .”

For its part, the United Nations Organization (UN ) will start from Monday the analysis of the evidences found in Damascus, the Syrian capital, to determine whether that country has used chemical weapons against the civilian population.

Speaking to the press, the UN’s spokesman , Martin Nesirky , said that “preparations for cataloging samples are advancing, and will begin to be sent to laboratories tomorrow (Monday ) .”

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Following, the full text written by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela , Nicolas Maduro , to his U.S. counterpart , Barack Obama.

Caracas, September 1, 2013
Cradle of Simon Bolivar

Your Excellency
Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

On behalf of the People of Simon Bolivar and Commander Hugo Chávez , I am writing to you in defense of the cause of peace and as a staunch enemy of war. This letter seeks to call you to reflection regarding the unjust , nefarious and frightening possibility of an U.S. military intervention against the people of Syria.

These lines have no other intention , President Obama , but to accompany the People’s cry for a world where peace is the everyday way of understanding each other brothers and sisters. I make my own , entirely mine, these beautiful words of Simon Bolivar : Peace will be my port , my glory , my reward , my hope, my happiness and everything that is beautiful in the world. In the same way , this is about following the path that Jesus of Nazareth shows us on that beautiful beatitude : Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

After that important meeting that had Secretary of State John Kerry and our Chancellor Elias Jaua on the occasion of the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States, held in the city of Antigua, Guatemala , I stated the following : There may be a relationship of respect with the government of the United States, relations on equal terms … We  can process our differences. It is this same spirit that now leads me to address you, with the hope that beyond the differences, we could join hands so that are never again repeated records as disastrous such as those in Iraq , Afghanistan or Libya. In particular , I want to be a spokesman of the feelings of millions and millions of people in our Americas and around the world through social networks, and many other means , who ask for a ceasefire, as well as not to the military intervention by foreign powers in the Syrian Arab Republic. Such military intervention would be disastrous for the entire Eastern Mediterranean region, a meeting place of historic roads of our civilization.

Referring to Bush and the Pentagon hawks, Susan Sontag , that great American and universal consciousness , said with sharp irony : Because they are always right. For them , to demonstrate American power is good in itself. They might as well not capture Saddam Hussein , would not care if it never appeared none of the weapons attributed to the former Iraqi regime,  war was justified by itself , period. On the eve of the invasion were playing with four or five excuses and in the end opted for the weapons of mass destruction. If the President did not ended Saddam Hussein he would be in breach of his constitutional mandate to protect the American people . It could not be given another day to the Hans Blix inspectors, the situation required an emergency intervention because Iraqis nuclear missiles were already pointing to our cities … As you well know , it was a well mounted farce, but which resulted in the destruction of Iraq and which killed a million Iraqis . Everything Sontag says is perfectly applicable to Syria here and now : the farce is being repeated point by point. Again, immoral and criminal war is justified by itself, period.

By the way , yesterday the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR ) held its Seventh Summit in Paramaribo , Suriname Republic : the South American bloc issued a joint statement setting a position on Syria . I draw your attention to this document condemning external interventions that are inconsistent with the Charter of the United Nations rejecting the development of interventionist strategies of all kinds.

Make memory on yourself, President Obama , remember where you do came from, remember your African-American roots . Remember the shining dignity examples of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King in which you were educated, and that led you to fight for a better future . Remember your origins : remember yourself as that young leader and social activist from Chicago. Remember how you did frontally opposed the Iraq war and rejected the whole fabric of lies with which they tried to justify it.

Do not disown the beating of awareness of these words of Malcolm X with full force : “And if these people of these different regions are beginning to see that the problem is the same problem , and if we the 22 million black Americans see that our problem is equal that the problem of the people who are being oppressed in South Vietnam and the Congo and Latin America -for the oppressed of the earth constitute a majority and not a minority-, then let’s face our problems as a majority that can demand, and not as a minority who has to beg. Taking inspiration from the spirit and the letter of Brother Malcolm , I want to convey a firm conviction : Today we are millions of men and women around the planet who assume the right to require you to discard definitely the possibility of a military adventure against the noble people of Syria. As immense John Lennon sang: “All we are saying is give peace a chance”.

Does Obama knows he is fighting on the side of al- Qaeda ? , Thus is titled an enlightening article by Robert Fisk recently published in The Independent. Says Fisk : There will be some irony, of course. While Americans kill by drone blows the members of al- Qaeda in Yemen and Pakistan, -along , of course , the usual group of civilians- , Americans themselves will facilitate , with the help of Mr. Cameron , Hollande and other small  generals-politicians, material assistance in Syria to hit the enemies of al- Qaeda . In fact , you can bet your bottom dollar that the only target that Americans are not going to bomb in Syria is al- Qaeda or the Nusra front. There is the dangerous sea of contradictions on which the U.S. foreign policy has fallen.

I would anxiously ask you , President Obama , in the light of Fisk’s reflection : are you going to declare and start a war to promote the accession to power of al- Qaeda in Syria ?

May the Syrian people decide by itself the conflicts under the sacred right to self-determination that invests all sovereign nations , may leave Syria all mercenary forces that have caused so much destruction and so much death .

As the very Commander Chavez said, this is a new Armageddon . In a world under the real threat of a permanent war , no one is safe . Is that the world you want ? A world where cemetery peace reigns ?

In this time of crucial decisions , we wonder with Howard Zinn : Should not we ask everyone to forget for a moment their inflamed speeches and imagine what it will mean war for human beings whose faces we will not come to know , whose names will not appear but in some future monument of war? Will never be enough what we do in pursuit of lasting peace and stability of any nation on the planet , because the welfare of a people exalts us while their pain diminishes us to vilest inhumanity.

We, from the love of peace that cultivates the Venezuelan people, reject war and say no to bombs, desolation and death. That is our hope , the same that encouraged the soul of Martin Luther King when he said : If I knew that the world would end tomorrow, I, today would still plant a tree. This tree is the same we want to flourish in these so tense and ominous hours.

I aspire and hope for the call that I have made you in this letter , Mr. President, not to fall into the void , I aspire and hope you rectify and proceed to stop the war machine that has already been set up , I aspire and I hope you do stop the funeral beating of the drums of war on Syria. I pray for it to be so.

Peace in Syria and across the world ! ,

No War ! ,

Nicolas Maduro
Chavez lives , the Homeland continues !