|Ingrid Betancourt - Gradually the world wakes up to Camp Ashraf|
|Saturday, 04 February 2012 13:04|
In the international conference held in Paris on Friday, January 20, 2012 in defense of Ashraf, INGRID BETANCOURT made the following remarks:
Camp Liberty, Camp Liberty what choice of words!!!A Camp built by the US military so the facilities a camp for freedom, what lies! We are dealing with a regime that not only, knows how to use words and lies but also weapons and violence. And we are, we here in front of this regime, with the verb, with the words, because words are the weapon of the democrats. And with these words, these simple words, brave women managed to stop the infernal machine, the infernal madness of the clerical regime and its accomplices in Iraq and the great lady is Mrs. Rajavi.
And we are all witnesses of her struggle for years, first single but surrounded by all of you, but only in the face of the world and gradually with persistence with intelligence, with courage. She opened the doors of hearts, she opened senilities. Today when we speak of Camp Ashraf people do not we respond to us as a year ago? What is it? Today people are saying "Oh yeah Camp Ashraf" Gradually the world wakes up little by little the world is beginning to realize, thanks to the extraordinary work of our allies in the US, of all these men and women who came to the Americas to speak in support of Ashraf and have managed to open the doors of the American media much more than us, we managed to do here in Europe. It remains to be done. Because it is true that we have succeeded with the words together and specially; Mrs. Rajavi hold counter Nouri Al-Maliki who was stopped December 31. It remains to be done because of the plan we have in front of our eyes we are concerned.
And we are concerned because we are talking about a transition plan called a Camp Liberty which is obviously not as a prison, but real concentration camp, and I would like to make a difference because you see, I thought a lot about my expense. I even experience life in a concentration camp and it's not a prison. A prison is a place where the law exist, it is a place where prisoners are covered and protected and have access to justice, family and medical care, and communication.
A prison in a democratic system is a place of justice. But the camp Liberty is not a place of justice, a place of human rights violation, is a camp that was designed in a Machiavellian way to humiliate attainder for man in his dignity, to reduce will of the people until they lower their heads and go. And if we are here today it is because we are not of those give head and we’re not going to deal with violence or face the lies. We will always be here to witness and to be as the voice of those in Ashraf. Yes, Camp democratic resistance.
Yes, to be their voice, to be their witness and to make their defense.
Then the beginning of this year’s 2012 is terrible, it must be said. We must succeed in the US government and be removed from the terrorist list of PMOI it is vital. Because the hold on the terrorist list is like a disguise so to be able to abuse the credulity of human beings and international public opinion and hide the horror of the plans that contain a Prime Minister of Iraqi: genocide, human rights violations, lies to the silence made itself around the resistance especially around this time that people wake up.
Because you have experience in fighting and these people who revolt in the Arab world take your example, the release of these people should concern us all. Because we are part of the globalized word. As Mayor Giuliani said what is happening in Iran has repercussions in the United States, as I believe in Colombia.
I would like to return to the role of the United States absolutely fundamental, because; I add that, I say all the reasons that have been said before any sound to each other, but those who watch or have watched the years that have elapsed and not being able all end this gives me great sadness as a citizen of the world saying the United States have seen happen in Iraq, to confront the tyranny of Saddam Hussein, it is necessary compare, I think. And I know there are other views on that but think it is necessary. I think however that the result of this commitment cannot be disengaged in freedom, democracy and human rights. And I say this because what greater loss. Those have managed to bring down the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Which grows even more harmful combined with another plan that is ultimately the great enemy of democracy in the world. There are thoughts that must be like this: how history will judge it the decision to send troops to Iraq? To let that Iran increasing, there is a fundamental contradiction. And if we do not say we are complicity by our silence and this something we not accept. Have made the Iraq war to defend democracy can and when the principles of democracy are at stake look elsewhere. That is why I appeal to Hillary Clinton, because she is a moment of her life when she takes responsibility for his country and the world, in the worlds where thing are so inconsistent.
We cannot accepted thousands of deaths in Iraq and Iraqi Prime Minister wants to destroy the Iranian resistance then there must be a solution is to find that 3400 people are saved, requiring the UN to fulfill its obligations.
We want action. we want to tell our brothers and sisters in Ashraf, that we are here together to fight against, terrorism against, the worst that state terrorism. Terrorism that dares seat at the UN.
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