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From Nobel to Nobel: A letter to Barack Obama

De Nobel laureates. Open letter to Barack Obama 
President of the United States of America

Dear Barack: 

When I do go this letter fraternity and simultaneously to express concern and indignation to see how the death and destruction sown in several countries in the name of "freedom and democracy," two words prostitutes and emptied of content, ends justifying the murder and is celebrated as if it were a sporting event. 

Indignation at the attitude of sections of the population of the U.S., European heads of state and other countries that came to support the murder of Ben Laden ordered by your government and your complacency on behalf of an alleged justice. 

They did not seek to stop him and try him for crimes allegedly committed, creating more doubt, the aim was to assassinate him. 

The dead do not talk and fear of the executed who could say things are not convenient for the U.S., was the murder and ensure that "dead dog rabies was completed" without taking into account that do nothing to increase it When I was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, of which we are custodians, I sent you a letter saying: "Barack was very surprised that I have given you the Nobel Peace Prize, but now that you have put at the service of peace between peoples, have all the opportunity to do so, to end war and begin to reverse the grave situation in your country and the world. 

But you have increased hatred and betrayed the principles adopted in the campaign against thy people, and an end to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and close prisons in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib in Iraq, none of it managed to do by the Instead, decide to start another war against Libya, supported by NATO and the shameful United Nations resolution to support it, when that high body shrunk and without thought of their own, has lost its way and is subjected to the whims and interests of the powers dominant. 

The base foundation of the UN is the defense and promotion of peace and dignity from the people. Its preamble says "We the peoples of the world ..." today that high body absent. 

I remember a mystic and teacher who has greatly influenced my life, the Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, Thomas Merton says "The greatest need of our time is to clear the huge mass of garbage that clogs mental and emotional our minds and turns all social and political life in a mass disease. Without that housekeeping can not begin to see. If we can not think "- 

Barack were very young during the Vietnam War, may not remember the struggle of the American people oppose the war. 

The dead, wounded and maimed in Vietnam to this day suffer the consequences.

Thomas Merton said, compared with a postmark that had just arrived "The U.S. Army, key to peace, "" The U.S. army, the key to peace. " No army is key to peace. No nation has the key to anything other than war. The power has nothing to do with peace. The more man power to increase the military rather violate and destroy peace. "

I have shared and accompanied the Vietnam War veterans, including Brian Wilson and his companions who were victims of that war and all wars.

Life has this not that, the unexpected and surprising fragrance and beauty that God gave to mankind and we must protect to leave future generations a more just and fraternal life, restore balance to Mother Earth.

If we fail to act to change the current status of suicide are superb dragging deep recesses of peoples to which hope dies, it will be difficult to get out and see the light of humanity deserves a better fate.

You know that hope is like the lotus that grows in the mud and blossoms in all their glory show their beauty.

Leopoldo Marechal, the great Argentine writer said that "the maze comes out top."

And I think Barack after the wrong path to follow your ways, you are in a maze can not find the exit and bury yourself deeper and deeper into violence, uncertainty, engulfed by the power rule, driven by large corporations, the complex military and industrial power that you think you have everything you can and that the world is at the foot of the U.S. because it imposes the force of arms and invade countries with impunity. It is a painful reality, but there is resistance from people who not give up against the powerful.

They are so long the atrocities committed by your country in the world that would subject for long, is a challenge for historians who will have to investigate and know the behaviors, political, greatness and pettiness that has led the U.S. to the monoculture of the minds you can not see other realities.

Ben Laden, the alleged author's ideological attack on the twin towers, identify it as Satan incarnate who terrorized the world and the propaganda of your government marked him as the "axis of evil", and that helps them to declare war desired the military industrial complex needs to place their products of death.

Researchers know that the tragic September 11, indicate that the attack has a lot of "self-coup" as the plane into the Pentagon and the former offices emptying of the towers attack that gave rise to wage war against Iraq and Afghanistan now against Libya, saying the lies and the arrogance of power that they do everything to save the people in the name of "freedom and defend democracy," as the cynicism of saying that the death of women and children are "damage side. " That I lived in Iraq, in Baghdad bombings in the city and the pediatric hospital and refuge for children who were victims of such "collateral damage".

The word void of values ​​and content, where the murder, call it death and finally the U.S. has "dead" to Bin Laden. Do not try to justify it under any circumstances, I am against all terrorism both of these armed groups, including state terrorism exercised your country in various parts of the world by supporting dictators, imposing military bases and armed intervention, to keep exercising violence the terror on the axis of world power. Is there a single "axis of evil"?. How do you call it?

It will be for this reason that the people of the United States live in such fear of reprisals from those who call the "axis of evil"? The simplistic and hypocritical to justify the unjustifiable.

La Paz, is a dynamic of life in relationships between people and peoples, is a challenge to the conscience of mankind, their path is arduous, daily and hope, where people who build their lives and their own history. La Paz is not given away, is built and that is what you are missing boy, courage to take the historical responsibility to your people and humanity.

You can not live in the labyrinth of fear and domination of those who govern the United States, ignoring international treaties, pacts and protocols, governments that sign but not ratify anything and do not meet any of the agreements, but they speak in the name of freedom and law.

How can you talk of peace if you will not meet anything but the interests of your country?

How can you talk of freedom when you are in prison for innocent prisoners in Guantanamo, the U.S. prison in Iraq, like Abu Ghraib and in Afghanistan?

How can you talk of human rights and dignity of people when the violas permanently and block those who do not share your ideology and must endure your abuse?

How can you send military forces to Haiti following the devastating earthquake and humanitarian aid to the suffering people?

How can you talk about freedom when they massacred the people of the Middle East and spread war and torture, in endless conflict that is bleeding the Palestinians and Israelis?

Barack looks up in your maze, you can find the star to guide you, even though you know you'll never reach it, as well says Eduardo Galeano.

It seeks to be consistent between what you say and do, is the only way not to lose our way. It is a challenge of life.

The Nobel Peace is a tool to serve the people, never for personal vanity.

I wish you strength and hope and hope you have the courage to correct the path and find the wisdom of Peace. 

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
1980 Nobel Peace Prize 

Buenos Aires, May 5, 2011 

A day like today, 34 years ago came back to life, I had a flight from death during Argentina's military dictatorship backed by the U.S., thank God I survived and I had to leave the maze of despair over the stars and discover the way to say with the prophet: "The darkest hour is when he begins the dawn"
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