APPEAL TO THE PEOPLES OF SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
enters the war. A European war fought under the direction and according to the
American rules, a war that is morally legitimate, but lacking of the legal ground,
which can only come from the UN. A war fought, above all, not to prevent humiliations,
violations, programmed and foreshadowed slaughters, but on the contrary to meet
the requirements of American internal politics, that has got two aims.
first aim is punitive against the Serbian people, not only because of its responsibility
in Serbian nationalistic and genocide politics, and ready to commit any infamy
in order to realize it, but above all because they disobeyed the Great Power ruling
The second is precautionary: to prevent Serbia from resisting a
true war against NATO in the unlikely case it should be started. Besides, there
are background racist reasons: the life of a western soldier is a thousand times
worthier than the life of thousands non western soldiers. The main NATO's task
consists in preventing any risk for its soldiers. The very task - we ought not
to forget it, which led UN's troops to collaborate with the murderers of Srebenica,
so that the International Court meant to try their commander, but the attempt
was stopped by European governments.
The consequences of this tragedy result
in a disaster for the NATO.
It clearly shows that:
1. European members
of NATO do not have any power of decision and therefore, the European Union is
not and cannot be a world point of reference since it has got no independent and
unitary international politics, based on safe and definite principles.
The new members of NATO - Polonia, Hungary, Czechi Republic - do not have any
influence: they entered a defensive organization and they are only recruited for
war acts without any consultation.
3. The United States, the main western
power, is not subjected to UN and can act without its involvement.
United States is a great nation holding a world-wide power, but it has not a government
able to meet its mission and lacks every kind of respect and compassion towards
people living in tragic situations.
Together with bloodstained dresses,
the UN's Charter, the principles of the French Revolution and all views of a better
world raised after the Second World War are burning in the camps placed in the
Kosovo's neighbouring countries. Images of humiliations, pain and moral defeat
of the West: this is the result of a belated intervention, planned as a proof
of NATO's power and not to safeguard oppressed people.
What can be made?
People from South-Eastern Europe have to answer this question. Macedonia has to,
because it is the country showing a true democracy, those that are its neighbours
and not yet liberated from the conditionings of the past: Albania, knocked down
by the events, which can be overwhelmed or take the opportunity to quit a condition
of imposing centralism and powerful illegal organizations to establish a true
democracy; Bulgaria, that will be able to find in the true collaboration with
its neighbours, the strengh to reach the goal of modernization; Greece that must
learn from these events how dangerous the aggressive speeches of its Patriarch
and the injurious and nationalistic ones are and how many disasters they can produce;
Turkey that needs a new turn as deep as Ataturk's one. Turkey can find again its
national unit, starting a true dialogue with Kurds, its Muslim brothers, granting
them autonomy, freedom and a representation in the highest political institutions.
Kurds must understand that their historical-linguistic community can reaffirm
its own identity and bloom again in its traditions inside larger political units.
The agreements signed by Hungary with Slovenia and Rumania can be a point of reference.
the things Western Countries have been unable to do can be done by the Countries
of South- Eastern Europe. So they will be able to enter Europe not as the beggar
in the house of a rich man, but as those who can bring moral legacy, a pact of
stability, peace and development.
The peoples of South-Eastern Europe must
remember that nationalism is not patriotism; it does not constitute an ancient
virtue but a recent evil: it is a poisonous kind of fanaticism, risen in the past
century and imposing itself as a destructive political force in Europe at the
beginning of the last century. Europe got rid of nationalism after the Second
World War. Nowadays it represents the main task of South-Eastern Europe: Those
countries have got so many traditions to knock over this opportunity. Against
the American egoism and European idleness they can demonstrate to be the true
heirs of the great Mediterranean cultures: Christian, Islamic and Laical ones,
which have been deeply human. Might they join the Western World bringing as a
precious gift the rigorous political morality that it lost.
Naples, April 10th 1999