Appeal from Russian Science and Culture Figures regarding the Threat of Intervention in Syria:
The Arab East, from Libya to Syria, is gripped by disorders. The results of the "struggle for democracy" in Libya and Egypt are now obvious to all. But this has not stopped those who are unfolding "managed chaos" in this region. Syria is in the front line. The "insurgents" and "freedom fighters," supported and directed from abroad, are carrying out mass killings, ravaging Kurdish villages, killing the Alawites, and detonating bombs in locations where the victims are certain to be civilians, including old men, women and children. Not once have those responsible for these atrocities been called to account by the international community, which so eagerly turns to the various international tribunals in other cases.
The tragedy around the use of chemical weapons in a suburb of Damascus has brought new deaths and threatens to lead to new trouble, if Western countries, above all the USA, exploit this incident as the pretext for an intervention into Syria and launch a full-scale war. Preparations for war are in full swing, without waiting for the findings of the UN commission investigating this incident.
Colleagues and co-thinkers around the world! We call on our governments to do everything possible to prevent "managed chaos" from devouring sovereign nations and annihilating their inhabitants. We demand that the people who are organizing foreign interventions in sovereign nations cease their dangerous actions.
In the name of democracy and mercy, we shall not allow new wars to be ignited on Earth!