29 August, 2013

Mobilization... for peace

Opposed to a military intervention in Syria, which could include France, the Angers section of the Mouvement de la paix called for a demonstration due to take place on Thursday evening in front of the Maine-et-Loire prefecture. "No to the military intervention in Syria. No to France's participation", says the peace movement. About 50 supporters had set a panel on the prefecture's metal gates "No to war".

If that organization firmy blames the use of chemical weapons, it notices there are, as far as it knows, no evidences of the use, banned since 1993, of such weapons by Syria's government. The pacific organization nevertheless acknowledges that up to now, "the Syrian regime has answered by a fierce crackdown denying every opportunity of dialog" leading to " a dreadful balance : 100 000 deads, 4 000 000 displaced persons, 1 500 000 others exiled and a devastated country".

At the same time, the Mouvement de la paix calls for a "dialogue" and urges "the international law be respected" even if it doesn't details how to implement that respect and who must comply with it. At the beginning of 2013, that same organization had disapproved French military action in Mali when that country was threatened by islamist terrorists.

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