Appeal to Chancellor Angela Merkel and the members and parliamentary groups of the German Bundestag and the European Parliament
For more than four years, the USA and its allies have been waging concealed war on Syria: they supply Islamist groups with up-to-date weaponry, and have their “military advisers” train them in camps in Turkey and Jordan for bloody missions in Syria. As in the Seventies and Eighties in Afghanistan, the Wahhabite regime in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf emirates provide billions of dollars to recruit and arm ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front.
The EU and the German government are participating in this dirty war against Syria. Since 2011, they have placed an embargo on Syria.
The stated goal of this embargo is to cripple Syria’s economy and force its population to rebel against their government. Together with the USA and the rulers of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf emirates, the EU and the German government have
On 14 December 2012, the German state television news programme Tages-schau already asked cynically “How long can Assad‘s economy survive this?”, and added triumphantly “Syria’s economy is in a bad state. Even before the popular rebellion, 30% of the people live on not much more than one euro a day. There is galloping inflation. Food costs twice as much. Diesel fuel and imports scarce. Electricity is switched off for three hours even in Damascus, and longer elsewhere.” Today, three years later, Syria’s GDP has sunk by 60%, and the unemployment rate has shot up from barely 15% to 58%. 64.7% of Syrians live in extreme poverty, and can no longer afford even the barest necessities of food. In this desperate situation, violence, fanaticism, and crime flourish; terrorist organizations such as ISIS and the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra can recruit easily.
The embargo against Syria, a developing country, is an inhuman form of warfare, directed against the civilian population. In the Nineties, more than a million people, including over half-a-million children, perished as a result of the embargo in Iraq. Do we want to top that figure? The embargo against Syria only intensifies the bloody battles there. 220,000 dead, almost a million maimed or injured, more than ten million people fleeing – is that still not enough?
We call upon you, Chancellor Merkel, and the members and parliamentary groups of the Bundestag and European Parliament, to act immediately
Responsible according to press law:
Bernd Duschner, Samhofstrasse 2a,
You will find a list of more than 2,000 previous signatories as well the opportunity to sign on: www.freundschaft-mit-valjevo.de/wordpress/?p=1048
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