The campaign for Nuclear Disarmament condemns the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.

Members also wish to convey our condolences to the families of those who have died or were injured in this atrocity.

However, we consider retaliation and revenge as counter productive and dangerous.

We urge restraint, a rational and non-military response and time for reflection.

Military strikes against alleged terrorist bases outside of the restraints of international law should be resisted.

If strikes were carried out, an escalating cycle of violent reaction would be the most likely outcome.

This view has also been stated publically by many individual world statesmen and politicians.

The Peace Movement supports respect for international laws, treaties, conflict prevention and research for regional security solutions in the context of the United Nations, to provide the opportunity for longer lasting security and stability.

Ann Garrett

Secretary of Bromley and Beckenham CND

October 5, 2001 17:06