Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 04:48:20 +0200
From: Belgrade Academic Association for Equal Rights in the World

Subject: Appeal
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Dear friends,
In the past two days, under heavy bombardment in the Belgrade capitol of Yugoslavia international round Ůtable žEurope at the Cross-roadsÓ with 22 participants from 12 different countries. This is joint statement of these well-known historians addressed to the intellectuals worldwide. More informations on this round table You can find at our web-site www.aic.org.yu , or You can e-mail us at editor@barw.org.yu for further informations.

We, the participants in the international round-table žEurope at the Cross-roadsÓ, coming from a number of countries and sharing different political philosophies, join in expressing our horror at the war now being waged against the Serbian people as a whole, by an unholy alliance of the USA and NATO, with their own particular axe to grind.
Men, women and children are being killed the essentials of life destroyed, all in the name of peace. And we remember that this is not the first time that the Serbs have suffered.
Many of us supported US policies when they were designed through NATO to help defend Europe against aggression or the threat of aggression. That threat has now passed. However, the Americans now seem bent on establishing their hegemony in Europe through armed force, economic, ideological and diplomatic pressure.
NATOŪs original defensive purpose has been violently changed to assertion of its own credibility, as an end in itself, to be paid through Serbian blood and the eradication of all-international legal norms and mechanisms. The scale and ferocity of the attack and its illegal basis show that this aggression will not stop with Serbia.
If this assault succeeds against Serbia, Europe will became a collection of stateliest, dominated by the US, reviving old territorial and ethnic feuds, replacing diplomacy and reason with gun-ships and bombers.
Having seen with our own eyes the suffering inflicted upon the Srebian people, we call for an end to this new imperialism under Tomahawk law, and a return to the established norms of behavior before irreparable moral and physical harm is done.

Participants of the International Academic Round Table žEurope at the Crossroad; New walls or United EuropeÓ, in the Historical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Sincerely Yours,
Students of Serbia