Palermo 7 March 2011 - The crisis in Libya is increasing tension in the Mediterranean. Several Italian, German, British and American war ships are headed towards Libya. At the same time in Sicily, Italian and U.S. military bases of Sigonella (CT), Augusta (Sr), Niscemi (Cl) and Birgi (Tp) were put in early warning ready to host aircraft and war ships in the event of attack against Libya. Hidden behind the screen of humanitarian intervention, the Western governments are preparing to get their hands on rich deposits of oil and natural gas that were nationalized after the 1969 revolution. This is a scenario already seen in Kosovo and Iraq. The opportunity of an unpopular regime (we are talking about the same Libyan regime that until few weeks ago was very welcome by the western cabinets) to “restore” the political and economic power in areas of Planet not completely under the control of the majors Economic and Western financial groups. We ask why the “sensitive” West, as well as NATO alliance, has not moved in front of other recent brutal massacre of defenceless people. We ask why the same organization did not care of the women, elderly and children bombarded by white phosphorus in Gaza and Lebanon by the heirs of the bloodiest European colonialism.
We distrust about the “humanitarian” intervention of the hidden (or even explicit) supporters of governments responsible for crimes against humanity, and of who armoured the ‘Fortress Europe’ with racist laws against the flow of migrants. We are worried about the statements of the Italian foreign affairs Minister Frattini which candidly admitted that we must bomb Libyan territories in order to implement the No Fly Zone. We point out that Minister of defence La Russa involving Sigonella, Augusta and Niscemi bases in the Western war machine is putting our people in danger, as the entire sicilian coasts are within the libyan rockets range.
We must stop this war criminal plan which has an uncertain end and that would see Sicily at the frontline. We must stop military escalation before it’s too late.
STOP THE WAR