To all Political
Forces of all the Countries.
ten years of embargo, during the month of March 2003, Iraq was invaded by
foreign troops. The aggressive States declared they had to make war upon Iraq to
prevent the use and the diffusion of weapons of mass destruction. It was later
proved that these weapons didn't anymore exist in Iraq and the dossiers
supporting the opposite turned out to be fake. In the mean time Iraq remained
occupied by foreign armies that caused numerous victims, first of all civilians,
poverty, fear and desperation among the Iraqi People.
occupying States provided Iraq with the 8th of March 2004 law,
concerning the management of the transitional period, which established the
conditions and the stages of the Country's democratisation process. The first
elections are scheduled to take place within the end of January 2005. At the end
of June 2004, the forces occupying Iraq installed an interim Government formed
by persons they trusted.
the foreign Forces haven't left the Country. This is the only reason why part of
the Iraqi People fight with Moqtada Al Sadr, not to bar the way towards
democracy, not for vengeance spirit, not for money, not for revenge, not for
personal power, but just as rebellion against an occupation they believe to be
unjust. The people rebelling today are the same that rebelled against Saddam
Hussein, the same that didn't want war against Iran and Kuwait, the same that
have already suffered enormous costs for freedom.
how: Moqtada Al Sadr and his supporters' struggle is first of all a fight for
the freedom of the Iraqi People from any kind of foreign occupation. He declared
to me he wants to fight terrorism and violence under any shape and whichever
part it comes from, he doesn't want to deal with politics and he has one only
aim: freedom for the Iraqi People.
is why, the only reason Moqtada Al Sadr was attacked. While I was in Nayaf, the
American soldiers shot the car they fought was carrying him, killing the driver.
During last May, I asked him to lay down arms. Thinking that the foreign
military forces would have left, he did it. Instead, at the end of July, the
United States Army besieged him. At that point, pride and freedom spirit
attack Moqtada Al Sadr in Najaf means to Attack Shiites in their Holy City. This
can't be tolerated, not just by the Iraqi Shiites but also from the Shiites of
all the other Countries. This happens in Iraq. To transform this Country in to a
terrorists home wasn't enough. To make the whole world pay the cost of the war
in Iraq wasn't enough. Now Muslims' Holy War is being provoked against all the
military forces have to leave Iraq. The Iraqi people's exponents and Religious
Authorities can stop terrorism and bring back order without weapons and violence.
needs to be understood. At least ten million Iraqis have weapons. Millions of
people with weapons are about to join the fight and who fights for freedom.
all of you, Gentlemen, can and have to intervene so that foreign military forces
will leave Iraq. Do it, before it will be too late and before the irreparable
happens. Do it for the Iraqi People and for your People.
for the attention.
the 11th, 2004.
Rodolfo Marusi Guareschi