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PETITION - Call For Independent Inquiry of the MH 17 Downing in Ukraine and Its Catastrophic Aftermath

World  (tags: MH 17, downing, Ukraine, UN, inquiry, crime, politics, cover up, conflict, ar threat )

- 1640 days ago -
To: All the heads of states of NATO countries, and of Russia and the Ukraine, to Ban-ki Moon and the heads of states of countries on the UN Security Council Created by Alice Slater, director of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation


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Angelika R (143)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 3:01 pm
At this very moment in history, when so many people and nations around the world are acknowledging the 100th Anniversary of our planet's hapless stumble into World War I, great powers and their allies are ironically once again provoking new dangers where governments appear to be sleepwalking towards a restoration of old Cold War battles. A barrage of conflicting information is broadcast in the various national and nationalistic media with alternative versions of reality that provoke and stoke new enmities and rivalries across national borders.

With the U.S. and Russia in possession of over 15,000 of the world’s 16,400 nuclear weapons, humanity can ill-afford to stand by and permit these conflicting views of history and opposing assessments of the facts on the ground to lead to a 21st Century military confrontation between the great powers and their allies. While sadly acknowledging the trauma suffered by the countries of Eastern Europe from years of Soviet occupation, and understanding their desire for the protection of the NATO military alliance, we the signers of this global call to action also note that the Russian people lost 20 million people during WWII to the Nazi onslaught and are understandably wary of NATO expansion to their borders in a hostile environment. Russia has lost the protection of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which the US abandoned in 2001, and warily observes missile bases metastasizing ever closer to its borders in new NATO member states, while the US rejects repeated Russian efforts for negotiations on a treaty to ban weapons in space, or Russia’s prior application for membership in NATO.

For these reasons, we the peoples, as members of Civil Society, Non-Governmental Organizations, and global citizens, committed to peace and nuclear disarmament, demand that an independent international inquiry be commissioned to review events in Ukraine leading up to the Malaysian jet crash and of the procedures being used to review the catastrophic aftermath. The inquiry should factually determine the cause of the accident and hold responsible parties accountable to the families of the victims and the citizens of the world who fervently desire peace and a peaceful settlement of any existing conflicts. It should include a fair and balanced presentation of what led to the deterioration of U.S. –Russian relations and the new hostile and polarized posture that the U.S. and Russia with their allies find themselves in today.

The UN Security Council, with US and Russian agreement, has already passed Resolution 2166 addressing the Malaysian jet crash, demanding accountability, full access to the site and a halt to military activity which has been painfully disregarded at various times since the incident. One of the provisions of SC Res 2166 notes that the Council “[s]upports efforts to establish a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident in accordance with international civil aviation guidelines.” Further, the 1909 revised Convention on the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes adopted at the 1899 Hague International Peace Conference has been used successfully to resolve issues between states so that war was avoided in the past. Both Russia and Ukraine are parties to the Convention.

Regardless of the forum where the evidence is gathered and fairly evaluated, we the undersigned urge that the facts be known as to how we got to this unfortunate state of affairs on our planet today and what might be the solutions. We urge Russia and Ukraine as well as their allies and partners to engage in diplomacy and negotiations, not war and hostile alienating actions. The world can little afford the trillions of dollars in military spending and trillions and trillions of brain cells wasted on war when our very Earth is under stress and needs the critical attention of our best minds and thinking and the abundance of resources mindlessly diverted to war to be made available for the challenge confronting us to create a livable future for life on earth.

Why is this important?

It’s important because there is so much misinformation and disinformation in the media that we are careening towards a new cold war with Russia over this.

Animae C (509)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 3:04 pm
2,321 of 3,000 signatures

Thanx You Angie

Slava R (1311)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 3:05 pm
done thank u and shared on twitter

Angelika R (143)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 3:21 pm
I'd suggest you also read up on the wider background, maybe start with this (first artice is by well known David Swanson, co-founder of World beyond War.)

Angelika R (143)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 3:28 pm
I have been intensely occupied with this very issue, the incredible Western media spin, including our own her e which JUST NOW is turning the page and started reporting unbiased after MASSIVE public protest.
We have several german blog sites running about it, the one I've been participating in is created by a now retired attorney.
There is overwhelming evidence on line rebutting the narrative blaming uttin ór Russia, the sad part , however, is trying to meet open ears even here at C2..

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 3:31 pm
Noted and Signed.
Thank you Angelika

Rose B (141)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 4:16 pm
Increase your impact by asking your friends and family to sign.

fly b (26)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 5:18 pm
signed earlier, thks Angelika

Angelika R (143)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 6:04 pm
Since this is related to the topic and content of what the petition reads I want to also include here this latest article from Dennis Kucinich who was the first back last winter to warn of the "trojan horse" the US was going to send into Ukraine with NATO (I posted it back then) with pushing for that Ukraine -European association agreement. He was right, as usual.
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Past Member (0)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 6:33 pm
Signed+thanks 4 the links Angie

Ana M (201)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 10:43 pm
Signed- thank you Angi for posting all links and petition.

Maria Teresa S (42)
Thursday December 18, 2014, 11:51 pm
Noted, signed and shared. Thanks Cal.

Angelika R (143)
Friday December 19, 2014, 4:40 am
Ros, thx for that reminder. Yes, as it has always been throughout history, where did the CIA and Australia did not play a role.. my current fear is that the same thing will happen with Cuba now, just another trojan horse to "bring freedom" to the poor Cuban people.
That freedom will start as soon as the CIA has established itself in the new planned Havana embassy.

Angelika R (143)
Friday December 19, 2014, 7:39 am
..that is why I doubt Congress will ever approve lifting the embargo, the Cubans could claim gitmo back which Congress obviously wants to maintain come hell or high water.

JeanisAWAY G (136)
Friday December 19, 2014, 7:53 am
signed and tweeted
Thanks Angelika

Ljiljana M (115)
Friday December 19, 2014, 8:38 am
Signed & Thank you Angelika

Angelika R (143)
Friday December 19, 2014, 9:12 am
Again, I urge everyone to READ the links I left in comments, especially the Kucinich article about HOW outrageously bellicose bills get passed in Congress-beyond and without any kind of parliamentary control, as a last minute slip through by just THREE people! Simply unbelievable and lightyears from any resemblance with democracy.

Mike M (8)
Friday December 19, 2014, 9:21 am

Robert O (12)
Friday December 19, 2014, 9:37 am
Have gladly signed. Thank you Angelika.

David C (75)
Friday December 19, 2014, 9:55 am
a good idea

JL A (281)
Friday December 19, 2014, 10:13 am
s&n;thanks Angie

Past Member (0)
Friday December 19, 2014, 10:27 am

William Moorman (22)
Friday December 19, 2014, 10:41 am
There has been a number of countries looking into it and all have said that America Lies

Axa T (60)
Friday December 19, 2014, 10:53 am
signed, thanks!

Stephen D (58)
Friday December 19, 2014, 11:14 am
Caught in a fog of distorted information..same as these innocent people who were caught in between world politics... signed ty

Aaron B (158)
Friday December 19, 2014, 11:18 am
signed and noted thanks

Caroline S (78)
Friday December 19, 2014, 11:53 am

Birgit W (160)
Friday December 19, 2014, 12:31 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday December 19, 2014, 12:37 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday December 19, 2014, 12:37 pm
Shared also

norma l (33)
Friday December 19, 2014, 1:00 pm

Roslyn M (26)
Friday December 19, 2014, 1:04 pm
Signed & Noted

Judy C (91)
Friday December 19, 2014, 2:19 pm
Signed. Thanks Angelika. Will look into other links you provided.

Anthony D (43)
Friday December 19, 2014, 2:24 pm

Lois J (63)
Friday December 19, 2014, 4:22 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Angelika.

Michele B (109)
Friday December 19, 2014, 5:53 pm
Was shocked at what happened to all thoses people and no one brought to Justice yet!

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Friday December 19, 2014, 6:44 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Joy M (168)
Friday December 19, 2014, 6:51 pm

Colleen L (3)
Friday December 19, 2014, 7:04 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Angelika

Darlene B (100)
Friday December 19, 2014, 7:39 pm
Signed. Thanks Angelika

Sheila D (28)
Friday December 19, 2014, 9:41 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Angelika.

Kay M (46)
Friday December 19, 2014, 9:45 pm
Good Evening and thank you for this article - which I read and noted - and the petition - which I signed tonight # 2441 Sincerely Kay M.

Eleonora O (37)
Saturday December 20, 2014, 1:22 pm

Thanks Angelika, for the post and the alert. Already signed as you know. You sure remember ... in childhood we used to play a game called "connect the dots" ... and at the end one got a complete picture. Every puzzle can be solved it just takes patience and dedication.

The problem is connecting the dots requires independent thinking and that's something many people don't want to engage in anymore in. Add to the picture the free fall of the Rubel as well as the Oil price ... and the fact that OPEC doesn't want to cut back the output ... something which hurts the Gulf States and Saudi but they can afford it ... as opposed to Russia ...

Always amazing how people can't see the big Elephant in the room ... ;-)!!


Heidi A (4)
Saturday December 20, 2014, 5:33 pm
Signed and noted.

Ben O (130)
Sunday December 21, 2014, 7:23 am

Jana R (65)
Sunday December 21, 2014, 8:58 am

mar l ene d (264)
Tuesday December 23, 2014, 5:32 pm
noted signed thnx Angy

Carol B (409)
Wednesday January 21, 2015, 2:50 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Angelika.
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