Lebanese Strong Transparent Democracy Organization (LSTDO)
LSTDO/Lebanese events/ April 20, 2007
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04/20/2007: Ask the Security
Council of UNO to use Chapter 7/Article 42 of the Charter of the United Nations
in order to create the International Court for the judgment of the persons in
charge for the Assassination of Mr. Rafic HARIRI and other political
assassinations and attempts of murders in Lebanon since 2004.
Mister the Secretary General of the United Nations,
The Direction of the Organization for the Lebanese Strong Transparent Democracy for Lebanon (LSTDO) does not know the details of the investigation concerned, but it follows information in the medias on this subject.
The small Lebanese country is weak vis-à-vis the interferences of the bordering countries. We think that the United Nations have the right and the duty of interference and the duty to protect peace in Lebanon by preserving independence and the true democracy.
We thank UNO for the important assistances carried out to date.
I- Arguments to apply Chapter 7/Article 42 of the Charter of the United Nations.
Since the assassination of Mr. Rafic HARIRI, former Lebanese Prime Minister, on February 14, 2005, the elements of convictions diffused in information were sufficient to understand that the persons in charge for the assassinations are financed and carried out by bunches close to the régime in power in Syria.
It is obvious with any observer of the conflicts in Lebanon to understand that the whole of the assassinations and attempted murders of about fifteen Lebanese political personalities since 2004 is of a political nature, and in the interest of the Syrian regime and its Lebanese political allies.
The Lebanese allies of the Syrian regime had the free hand since the occupation of Lebanon to commit unpunished crimes. After the departure of the Syrian army, they kept important capacities within the State to preserve their interests and if necessary they use violence with these aims.
The Revolution of the Cedar could not be completed to found a true democracy because of the threats of pro Syrian bunches which are armed more than the Lebanese army, keep part of the capacity of the State, and hold as hostages the Shiite community and other subversive groups.
The witnesses, judges and investigators in Lebanon are under threats and a court created by Lebanon is likely not to be neutral and right. Indeed, among those which decide into the various current powers in Lebanon, there are political personalities which are suspected of having taken part or of having covered the crimes in question. The multiple obstacles created against the establishment of the International Tribunal since the assassination of Mr. Rafic HARIRI are for us one of the evidence of culpability of certain Lebanese political groups in addition to the culpability of the Syrian regime.
The allies of the Syrian regime already let know that they will not follow the decisions of UNO in order to punish the political leaders for the crimes in question. Thus any decision which is not accompanied by the means of international forces will not be carried out.
II- Organization Position.
We wish an International Court directed by UNO and completely independent of the chiefs of Lebanese political clans. The leaders of the country are not elected democratically and with complete freedom. Some are ready to cause a civil war to defend their private and illicit interests. They are armed and supported by terrorists. UNO can act as it did against the regime of MILOSEVIC in Serbia.
The Lebanese persons in charge for these crimes prevent the Revolution of the cedar from restoring an independent and democratic State and threaten of a return to an allied repressive dictatorship of the Syrian regime. The safety of Lebanon stays in danger. World peace is threatened. Article 42 of Chapter 7 of the Charter of the United Nations must be used.
III- Chapter 7, articles 39 to 42 of the Charter of the United Nations.
ACTION WITH RESPECT TO THREATS TO THE PEACE, BREACHES OF THE PEACE, AND ACTS OF AGGRESSION
The Security Council shall determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and shall make recommendations, or decide what measures shall be taken in accordance with Articles 41 and 42, to maintain or restore international peace and security.
In order to prevent an aggravation of the situation, the Security Council may, before making the recommendations or deciding upon the measures provided for in Article 39, call upon the parties concerned to comply with such provisional measures as it deems necessary or desirable. Such provisional measures shall be without prejudice to the rights, claims, or position of the parties concerned. The Security Council shall duly take account of failure to comply with such provisional measures.
The Security Council may decide what measures not involving the use of armed force are to be employed to give effect to its decisions, and it may call upon the Members of the United Nations to apply such measures. These may include complete or partial interruption of economic relations and of rail, sea, air, postal, telegraphic, radio, and other means of communication, and the severance of diplomatic relations.
Should the Security Council consider that measures provided for in Article 41 would be inadequate or have proved to be inadequate, it may take such action by air, sea, or land forces as may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security. Such action may include demonstrations, blockade, and other operations by air, sea, or land forces of Members of the United Nations.
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_LSTDO / Lebanese events / April 20, 2007_