DAP supports Mahathir's "Third World War"
warning in Davos and calls for all-party roundtable conference to set an
example for all other countries of the world apart from the US and UK to
achieve national and international consensus of "No War in Iraq"
by Lim Kit Siang
DAP supports the "Third World War" warning given by the Prime Minister,
Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in his speech at the World Economic Forum in
Davos and the stand that Iraq is a "side issue" to the fight against
It is clear that an American war on Iraq is not about terror, weapons of
mass destruction or democracy but about oil and American hegemony.
There are powerful evidence that weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is a mere
pretext for American President Bush to go on a warpath or to use the title
of a recent article by renowned writer John le Carre, "The United States of
America Has Gone Mad", eg:
North Korea, whose nuclear
programme is far more advanced than Iraq's and which has the crucial
delivery system. Yet the US has declared it will not attack North Korea but
there is talk of an attack on Iraq. It would appear that having a real and
credible WMD programme exempts one from American attack.
Israel, which has had a large
nuclear arsenal for 40 years. United Nations Security Council Resolution
687, paragraph 14, calls for removing all WMDs from the Middle East, yet the
US has never volunteered to enforce that clause.
An American war against Iraq is a
foolish diversion from fighting terror as it is a sure-fire way to fan the
flames of terrorism.
DAP calls for an all-party roundtable conference to support Mahathir's
"World War Three" warning in Davos and to demonstrate that all political
parties in Malaysia, whether in government or opposition, are united as one
in their stand of "No War in Iraq", regardless of their political
The all-party roundtable conference in Malaysia should be an example for
political parties all over the world, except for the United States and
United Kingdom, to achieve national and international consensus of "No War
Lim Kit Siang, DAP National