Canadians to lead weap inspect team into USA

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Posted by andreas from ( on Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 4:11AM :


November 21, 2002

(Toronto) A coalition of Canadian peace groups today
announced their intention to send an international team of
volunteer weapons inspectors into the United States later
this winter. The coalition, Rooting Out Evil, are
recruiting inspectors through their newly launched website,

"Our action has been inspired by none other than George W.
Bush," said Christy Ferguson, a spokesperson for the group.
"The Bush administration has repeatedly declared that the
most dangerous rogue nations are those that:

1) have massive stockpiles of chemical, biological, and
nuclear weapons;
2) ignore due process at the United Nations;
3) refuse to sign and honour international treaties; and
4) have come to power through illegitimate means.

"On the basis of President Bush's guidelines, it is
clear that the current U.S. administration poses a great
threat to global security," said Ferguson. "We're
following Bush's lead and demanding that the U.S. grant our
inspectors immediate and unfettered access to any site in
the country including all presidential compounds so that
we can identify the weapons of mass destruction in this
rogue state," added David Langille.

Visitors to Rooting Out Evil's website are invited to sign
on as honorary members of the weapons inspection team.
Honorary inspectors can participate in the action, or they
can simply lend the support of their name as they would on a
petition. The actual inspection team that crosses the
border will be comprised of prominent individuals from
Canada and other countries.

The Rooting Out Evil coalition includes Greenpeace Canada,
the Centre for Social Justice, and the Toronto Committee
Against War and Sanctions on Iraq, and is supported by
American groups such as the National Network to End the War
Against Iraq, Global Exchange and the US section of the
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. They
oppose the development, storage, and use of weapons of mass
destruction by any state.

For information: David Langille or Christy Ferguson

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