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Tell Congress: Use War Powers Act to Stop Bombing Libya! End NATO Massacres of Imams and Other Civilians!

Tell the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, congressional leaders, the Obama administration, the U.N. Secretary-General, Security Council, General Assembly President and member states, and the national and international media: USE THE WAR POWERS ACT TO STOP BOMBING LIBYA AND NATO MASSACRES OF IMAMS AND OTHER CIVILIANS!
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Sample Text (you will be able to edit it in step 2 after pressing the "submit" button above): To: Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressional leaders

cc: President President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, U.N. Secretary General Ban, U.N. Security Council President G. Araud, U.N. General Assembly President Joseph Deiss, members of the U.N. Security Council, U.N. member states, and major national and international media representatives

USE WAR POWERS ACT TO STOP THE WAR ON LIBYA AND THE NATO MASSACRES OF ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND CIVILIANS NOW!

On May 19 the war against Libya reached its 60-day mark. Since that date this criminal war has been in explicit violation of the War Powers Act.

In the first 60 days of a war that was promoted as a "humanitarian intervention" to enforce a "no-fly zone," the U.S. and NATO conducted more than 2,500 bombing missions.

A May 13 NATO bombing killed 11 Islamic religious leaders and injured 47 other members of a highly publicized, unarmed religious peace delegation of 150 Imams and other Islamic leaders. The NATO command has acknowledged the attack occurred.

This was a deliberate, targeted massacre by U.S./NATO aircraft. The religious leaders were gathered to attempt a meeting of peace and reconciliation with the NATO-supported opposition. The attack occurred in the city of Brega, which is 500 miles east of Tripoli and close to the area under opposition control.

Since time immemorial, in every country and culture, peace delegations, religious delegations and unarmed envoys traveling under white flags have been accorded respect and safe passage, especially in war zones.

This latest NATO airstrike is a most grievous war crime. It is an unprecedented new level of international lawlessness and it reveals a dangerous escalation of the war on Muslim people. It comes on top of the ongoing criminal assassination attempts on Col. Gadhafi that have already killed his son and three of his grandchildren.

NATO bombs have hit numerous civilian targets including the Libyan Down's Syndrome Society, a school that provided speech therapy, handicrafts and sports sessions for disabled children. NATO Planning Staff claim that "All NATO targets are military targets,"

And the New York Times reports that Gen. Sir David Richards, Britain's top military commander, is propsing that NATO target Libyan "infrastructure," including electrical power grids and fuel dumps, in government held areas. Such targeting would be an attack on the civilian population that would constitute a war crime according to the Geneva Conventions.

The people of Libya, North Africa, the Middle East, the U.S. and the world deserve a debate on the need to immediately end this war.

We need money for jobs, housing, food, health care, and quality education - not war and destruction.

The illegal and criminal war on Libya must end now.

Stop the bombs! End the war!

Sincerely,
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posted May 17, 2011

USE WAR POWERS ACT TO STOP BOMBING LIBYA AND END NATO MASSACRES OF IMAMS AND OTHER CIVILIANS NOW!

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