To Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
The Father of Modern Malaysia
and a Front-Line Warrior for World Peace
must banish war as an option in the settlement of disputes and conflicts
between nations; to recognize and define war as ‘legitimized
mass murder, as inhuman and uncivilized.’
call upon the world to reject war totally and to accept peace as
the true expression of the humaneness and nobility of humankind,
the ultimate measure of the level of civilization humanity should
strive for, should attain.
the name of democracy, freedom and God, the war criminals have waged
and continue to wage wars of aggressions and commit heinous war
crimes. In the name of peace, we must mount a global effort to prevent
war criminals from waging wars and the slaughter of the innocents.
must be resolute. We must not flinch in the face of adversity. Our
cause is just and victory is assured though the struggle will be
long and arduous. God willing, peace will prevail.
journey of a thousand miles begins with the first steps. We have
taken many steps. Let us march forward in this struggle to achieve
true civilization, to criminalize war.
— DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD
To the late F. C. Schellenberg.
was drafted to fight in the war in Vietnam, yet another war that
need not and should not have been fought. Although my big brother
returned home to our family — and started his own —
the scars of a war that he never talked about to me — except
once — brought him to an early death. In many ways, my mother’s
first-born son had already died in the jungle in Southeast Asia
many years before.
And to Mordechai Vanunu
world owes a great debt to Mordechai — a prophet for our times.
Let us hope both that Mordechai’s warnings about Israel’s
nuclear Golem are heeded and that he finally achieves the liberty
of which he dreamed during 18 years spent confined in the Hell of
an Israeli prison.