Appeal From Russian & Ukrainian Medics Working in Libya to Stop USA & NATO Aggression Against Libya
"We plead with all honest, good will people in the West and East to support our appeal to STOP WAR AGAINST LIBYA." Please share this eye-witnesses accounts and appeal, signed by more than 100 foreign medics in Libya, as far and wide as you can. It may save many lives and a world war 3.
NATO murders three small children, Ghaddafi's grandchildren and his son
We plead with all honest, good will people in the West and East to support our appeal to STOP WAR AGAINST LIBYA.
We do not have internet connection in Libya for about 2 months. It took us a week to find a possibility to e-mail our Appeal, but we do not know when we get access to the internet again. That is why we ask people themselves to spread this letter everywhere possible - to internet sites, news agencies, Human Rights and other international and national organizations, even to one's own friends.
Only if the truth about situation in Libya is widely known, it will be possible to force American, British and NATO war hawks to stop aggression against people of Libya and save innocent people from being killed by US & NATO bombs and missiles!
Thank you for your help!
We wish all of us success in the anti-war struggle - especially in the Victory Day over the fascists of the 20th Century. Let us stop the fascists of the 21st Century!
-Russian, Ukrainian, CIS & Bulgarian medics working in Libya
OPEN LETTER to:
* the Secretary-General of UN
* Members of Security Council of UN
* UN Member States Representatives & Personnel
* International Criminal Court & future Hague Tribunal on War Crimes against Libya
* And all people of good will
from medics from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and other CIS and East European countries, working & living in Libya
May 1st, 2011, Tripoli, Libya
Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General,
Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the General Assembly,
Mr. Li Baodong, Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the UN,
Dr. Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN & Chairman of the UN Peacebuilding Commission,
Permanent Representatives of the Member States of the Security Council,
Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court,
We would like to address the UN Secretary-General personally, as the head of the most important international organization of UN, and other members of this organization, first of all, members of the Security Council, especially the most righteous and sober China, as well as current members of the Security Council, we also address the people of USA, UK, France and Italy, deceived by their governments in respect of the situation in Libya.
We are pleading with all of you to join your efforts to SAVE PEOPLE OF LIBYA FROM GENOCIDE currently committed by USA and NATO armies and to stop criminal war against sovereign Libya !!!
A month ago we have already sent an appeal to the leaders of Russia (you can find it here), but we see now, after 6 weeks of continuing war against Libya, that the efforts of Russia alone are still insufficient to stop this criminal war waged to control Libyan oil. Only joint efforts of the UN, and especially the Secretary-General and reasonable Members of the Security Council, together with all people of good will all around the world, would stop this terrible US & NATO aggression against Libya.
At the end of March, after our letter to the Russian leaders had been published, and the Papal vicar in Libya, Catholic bishop of Tripoli Giovanni Martinelli had raised his voice against bombing and killing civilian population in Tripoli, US & NATO troops stopped bombing the city of Tripoli. They realized that not all foreigners left Libya, so it would be impossible for them to hide their atrocities from the international public opinion (several hundreds of eye-witnesses working in hospitals all around the country - this is something that no propaganda machine could possibly eliminate).
However, by the end of April, after US-NATO commanders had realized futility of their attempts to dismiss Qaddafi and make Libya capitulate by shelling Libyan troops and regional centers, they RESUMED THEIR BOMBING OF TRIPOLI - first of all, Qaddafi's residential compound of Bab al-Aziziya, and TV Center of Tripoli - thus killing and wounding more civilian people.
As medics working in hospitals we can testify that in one day of such air strikes bombs and missiles of the anti-Libyan coalition are killing and wounding more people in Tripoli than in course of all unrests in the West of Libya in February and March, which USA and France used as a pretext to their intervention.
The US-NATO officials are telling us lies about military objects being the target of their bombing. Was the TV station such "a military object", when it was heavily bombarded at the night of April 26 in a new unsuccessful attempt to kill the Libyan Leader in time of his speech on TV? Are the people working on TV station "military"? Besides, Tripoli TV station is located in the very center of the city, in a heavily populated residential area.
Next door to the TV station, just few meters away, 4 secondary schools are located; and finally, it is only 250 m from the Children Hospital of al-Jala and an obstetric hospital some 50 m further to the West. Fortunately, this time American humanitarian missiles did not hit these hospitals immediately, but the "tomahawks" and bombs explosions at the TV station area were so strong that the walls of the hospitals and nearby buildings, where our medics are living, were shaken and windows glass was clinking, some even cracked.
Everybody woke up in horror (we have already got used to ordinary bombardments, and most of us even learned to sleep in course of them). Suckling babies and children in the hospital woke up too and cried with fear. Are the children of Libya the main "military target" for the coalition? In any case, if the Libyan people do not want to sell its freedom and keep defending their land against foreign US-NATO intervention - does it mean they all, including children and women, are bound to die now?
Today US-NATO military efforts "successfully" culminated in destroying Gaddafi's family compound in the residential area of Tripoli and killing 3 babies: six-month-old Mastura, the daughter of Qaddafi's daughter Aisha; 2-year-old Carthage, son of Qaddafi's son Hannibal; and 2-year-old Seif Mohammed, son of Qaddafi's elder son Mohammed; and an adult - 29-year-old Qaddafi's younger son Seif al-Arab, a civilian student of Munich University in Germany, with no relation to military neither power matters in Libya. (This "victory" was joyfully celebrated by USA & NATO rebel allies in Missurata and Benghazi, which speaks volumes about personality and moral niveau of those people).
In fact, even the very idea of killing the independent state leader as a way of solving political problems is arguably the best method in the international politics, but the way of its accomplishing by air-strikes is far beyond any human reason. This "air-strikes method" was already well known to the US leaders as a way to kill children and civilians only: USA had already attempted to assassinate Qaddafi in 1986 by bombing and shelling Tripoli, which led to the killing of a number of civilians - and Qaddafi's 18-months-old adopted daughter Hanna, and wounding some members of his family, including his youngest son Khamis (Seif al-Arab, his 2nd youngest son, survived that day only to die today).
How US-NATO commanders could possibly expect other results now?! USA leaders' obsession with killing the Libyan Leader, however good or bad he is, is not a sound reason to kill dozens and wound hundreds of INNOCENT people in Tripoli! What is their fault?!
The famous Russian writer, Fedor Dostoyevskiy, had taught us, that no great and just goal, even creating happiness for the whole humankind, could justify a child's tear-drop! He could not even imagine then that somebody would dare to pave his way to some "humanitarian goals" by children's bodies.
But killing and terrifying children and innocent people in Libya is only one side of the US & NATO activities in the area. USA also help and encourage Libyan rebels in Benghazi and Missurata to fight against government, thus bringing fuel to the fire of civil war, which would soon cease away without Western "help".
The rebels receive arms and ammunition from NATO, they are being trained by Western military instructors, numerous mercenaries from Egypt and Tunis, well paid by "unknown" donors, provide them with men-power, while US-NATO aircraft and fleet support them from air and sea, destroying Libyan troops by air-strikes. Thus, having the whole American and NATO military machine behind them, the rebels' leaders refuse to negotiate with Libyan Government, which leads to more and more casualties from both sides.
On the eve of American attack in March, the Libyan army entered Western suburbs of Benghazi and the rebels (their numbers are quite small in comparison to the ordinary people who want nothing but peace) were ready to surrender in exchange for pardoning them, while few of the most irreconcilable were packing their cars to flee - as the road to Egypt was deliberately left open for them.
But what was the most important - this pacifying of the East had happened almost without casualties from both sides. Only few wounded people were brought to the hospitals in the East that days - while on the very day when US & NATO air-strikes started, the number of wounded and killed people increased dozens times. What a strange way of "protecting civilian population" by killing them!
Thus, after American intervention a real WAR STARTED in the East of Libya - not mock battles performed by "rebels" for Western cameramen as it used to be in February and earlier in March. Then, almost pacified by then Missurata revolted and turned into major center of military conflict, backed by troops, weaponry and ammunition brought there by sea from Benghazi - with a help of coalition fleets.
As a result all hospitals in nearby cities (Zliten, Beni Walid, Tawarga) were filled up with wounded military - from both sides - as well as civilians, while our colleagues in Missurata had to work all day and night to cure people injured in thecity. We are medics, so for us there is no difference whom to treat; we do not care about our patients' political affiliation. The Libyans from both sides are really nice people, their attitude to us is nothing but very good: all of them are thankful to those who are helping them in such a difficult situation.
As medics we have to heal people, but perhaps even more important is to STOP PEOPLE BEEN KILLED. We feel it our duty to make everything possible to HALT this WAR, provoked from abroad and involved, on the first place, naïve and easily deceived youngsters from the East of Libya and Missurata.
But peace is definitely impossible while foreign intervention continues. Let Libyans settle their home problems THEMSELVES! Many tribal leaders and elders were desperately trying to interfere as mediators, but rebels' leaders refused accept their efforts - being sure that "America" will bring them to Tripoli and made them rule the whole country.
But this attitude means only one - more death and more patients in the hospitals. And also more danger for us, as our colleagues are being shelled and bombed in Missurata and Adjdabiya, while we are under constant US-NATO air strikes in Tripoli and other cities in the West of Libya.
On April 20, our colleague doctor Anatoliy A. Nagayko, a good and brave person, was killed by shell in Missurata, while nurse Olga Kozina was heavily wounded in both legs. They, together with a number of other Ukrainian medics, refused to evacuate from the city as they just could not leave their patients unattended; they knew that nobody can replace them now.
So they had to make their difficult decision to stay with Libyan people - not only in happiness of previous wonderful years, but also in trouble and sorrow (this is, in fact, the major reason why many of our colleagues decided to stay in Libya). For us, who survived, it does not matter which bomb killed our colleague - American, British, or French, does it come from rebels, or from Libyan army, - as the responsibility for his death, as well as for deaths of other people in Missurata, lies fully on those who brought war to Libyan soil, i.e. on military leaders of the US-NATO coalition.
We understand perfectly well that most of Americans and Europeans - including grass-level military contingent of Western aggressors - are deceived by American and European mass-media propaganda against Libya (the so-called "Arabian" TV channel of "Al-Jazeera" is only nominally Arabic; in fact, it was established by British staff of the former Arabic service of BBC, while Qatar is the first USA ally in the Golf States).
But still the military must learn the truth, as it has to be remembered that performing criminal orders makes one a criminal too, as the Nuremberg trial of the fascists' war crimes had already proved. Practically all fascist officers tried to whitewash themselves by blaming their leaders for war crimes, saying that they were merely "performing orders". Nevertheless, most of them were sentenced by the Nuremberg Tribunal. War crimes tribunal on Libya is to be established soon - thus the coalition military personnel will have to answer for their deeds, together with their military commanders and their states leaders!
On the other hand, however safe feel the coalition military in course of killing people from secure height (no real Libyan air defense exists anymore as it was destroyed in the first days of invasion), but the situation could be reverted if the land operation starts - even many of the rebels would join their efforts to defend their ancestors' land from foreign invaders (in fact, in course of last 2 weeks a number anti-war demonstrations had already started even in Benghazi, though suppressed by rebel commanders there).
Thus our intention is to save not only Libyans (and ourselves too), but also lives of American and European soldiers who could be in danger in course of this unjust criminal war. Is it a good idea for free people of America and Europe to die for Western monopolies desire to control Libyan oil?
Besides all that, there is another important point. We realize that it is difficult for the people in USA and Europe, who feel themselves absolutely safe, to understand how difficult is to live under permanent air strikes, when every night war aircraft are flying above your head, and bombs and missiles are falling all around. But on the other hand it is easier for us to remember about GOD. As the main USA motto goes: "In God we trust". Thus it is not a good idea to forget now that besides human trial there is DIVINE JUSTICE.
Yes, Libyans cannot hit America back - in fact, they even have no such idea at all, they just try to defend themselves and their homes, - but God can. Unprecedented tornadoes in Alabama and adjacent states with casualties and destruction comparable to those in Libya - isn't it a clear response to the American leaders' irresponsible politics?
"HE THAT HAS EARS TO HEAR, LET HIM HEAR WHAT SPIRIT SAYS..."
After the latest sorrowful events in Tripoli, we, despite being the Orthodox Christians, together with our co-religionists from the Greek Orthodox Church as well as Roman Catholics in Tripoli, are praying for the souls of murdered Muslim Innocents. We repeat one prayer: «God save Libya!» If no human power can do it nowadays.
The honestpeople of America, your ancestors were the first to become really free people, they threw off the yoke of the British Empire, proclaimed the independence and freedom, and started living in accordance to the people's will. So, why now your leaders do not allow other peoples to have freedom and independence, and to choose their own way of life?
Before the war, Libya was a paradise for its people and for foreigners worked there, everyone felt himself safe and happy. Yes, this paradise was rather different from the American one, but is it a sound reason to destroy it? Please, try to understand this, and make your leaders to stop killing innocent people, even if they ventured to have some other idea about life than in the USA!
People of the former Great Britain, how you allow your leaders to mock openly at you all? In the day of the Royal wedding the war hawks were planning to kill another country's Leader. Do they think that such a murder would be the best wedding present to the off-spring of their Sovereign? Or the Prime-minister considers the British Royal couple akin to King Herod and Herodias so as to bring them the head of Qaddafi?
In fact, his plan failed, thus the slaughter of Innocents in Tripoli by modern Herods turned out to be his main - and one would say rather insulting and arrogant - gift to the newly-married couple. How so proud people as the British could bear such a shameful behavior of their leaders?!
We plead with all honest, good will people in the West and East to support our appeal to STOP WAR AGAINST LIBYA. We ask people to spread this letter everywhere possible - to news agencies, Human Rights and other international and national organizations, even to one's own friends, - in order to force American, British and NATO war hawks and Satan's disciples to STOP AGGRESSION AGAINST PEOPLE OF LIBYA !
Until ye obtain an adequate assimetrical preemtive response for all your devilish perpetrations.............
Nagorniy Igor V. (Ukraine); Genrikh Natalya V. (Ukraine); Genrikh Irina V. (Ukraine); Getov Ivan Georgiev (Bulgaria); Yuryeva Natalya; Grigorenko Ludmila N.; Getov Georgy Ivanov (Bulgaria); Polischuk Ludmila V.; Mikulina Tatyana A.; Novoseltsev Andrey G.; Anistratenko Andrey; Anistratenko Svetlana; Novoseltseva Marina; Shalaeva Lubov V.; Goroshko Stanislav F.; Senokosov Vsevolod O. (Ukraine); Vasilyeva Eleonora; Kurilo Nikolay I.; Ivasivka Maria L. (Ukraine); Protsenko G.S. and 3 family members (Minsk, Belarus; temporary living in Tajura, Libya) - we sign under every single word of this Letter, this is genocide of the Libyan people committed by the Western Powers; Manuta L.A. (Minsk, Belarus); Yuryeva N.A. (Donetsk, Ukraine); Kapura Vyatsheslav (Belarus); Verbitskaya Natalya (Kiev, Ukraine); Satir Hassin (Kiev, Ukraine); Gritsenko V.V. (Kharkov, Ukraine); Skrypko E.V. (Kharkov, Ukraine); Skrypko V.A. (Eupatoria, Ukraine); Hendochaya T.V. (Belarus); Terzibashan Ruben; Teslya Anjela L., Volokhov Gennadiy A., Stukalova Tatyana N., Golysheva Elena A., Sidorova Marina A., Sattorov Buzulglahr H. (Tadjikistan); Abdullon Temurali (Tadjikistan); Rashidov Tillomurad (Tadjikistan); Makhmadiev Mashrazon (Tadjikistan); Ahmedov Fahmatullo (Tadjikistan); Sharipov Kalamatullo (Tadjikistan); Yahshev Dmitriy; Belichenko Igor S. (surgeon); Daskalyuk Vasil D. (pediatrician); Daskalyuk Orysya I. (physician); Gladun Irina L. (anesthetist in resuscitation unit); Yermakova Ludmila; Vecherkina Alena; Samokhina Anna; Shishkin Alexandr; Khodareva Elena; Papelyuk V.V; Drobot N.; Lopushenko I.I.; Bondarenko P.G.; Berezovskiy S.V.; Jukova O.V.; Sidorina O.P.; Melnik D.N.; Usov V.A.; Bondarchuk A.V.; Derbilova G.E.; Rjevskaya L.Ya.; Sidorenko O.V. (anaesthetist; Kiev, Ukraine; currently working in Zliten, Libya); Petrikey L.V. (midwife; Selidovo, Ukraine; currently working in Sirt, Libya); Galatsan N.T. (midwife; Odessa, Ukraine; currently working in Sbea, Libya); Gerastovskaya L.D. (Donetsk, Ukraine; currently working in Sirt, Libya); Emets E.M.; Kondratenko I.M.; Yunik V.V.; Knyazev O.V.; Guk A.N.; Podobriy T.I; Turakh M.V.; Kornechuk V.V.; Demidova R.S.; Fedorova T.N.; Leshta V.S.; Medics of the Hospital of El-Lassaba (Gharyan district): Vysochina Yuriy U. (obstetrician-gynecologist); Kislo Oksana Ya. (medical attendant); Teryokhina Irina G. (midwife); Islamova Alla R. (midwife); Fedorchenko Vladimir V. (paediatrician); Dyachenko Victor I. (anaesthetist); Vlasyuk Gennadiy N. (obstetrician-gynecologist); Girin Leonid V. (surgeon) with family; Vasilenko Anjela P. (midwife); Puzak Elena I. (midwife); Karpenko Svitlana G. (nurse); Oprishko Ludmila I. (endocrinology specialist); Akhmad Ismail Hussen (ophthalmologist; Jordan); Bordovskiy S.; Vasilenko S.; Dragovskiy A.; Drobot V.; Kolesnikova T.; Kuzin I.; Kuzmenko V.; Kulebyakin V.; Kulmenko T.; Nikolaeva G.; Selizar V.; Selizar O.; Smirnov O.; Smirnova R.; Solovyev D.; Stadnik V.; Stolpakova T.; Streschalin G.; Stahovich Yu.; Sukacheva L.; Sukachev V.; Tarakanova T.; Tihonovskaya N.; Tihonovskiy I.; Tkachev V.; Hadareva E.; Chaikovskiy O.; Chuhno D.; Chuhno O.; Yakovenko D., and others
(more than one hundred signatures)
PPS. We kindly ask the official UN organizations and missions to which this letter is addressed, to send your answers to both the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Embassy of Ukraine in Libya, Tripoli, where we can collect them (ordinary post services do not work in Libya anymore), while sending an electronic copy of the answer to the e-mail address from which our letter has been sent. Thank you for your consideration!
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