The Workers' Party of Ireland unequivocally condemns the hypocritical
and murderous bombing attack by NATO on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
This attack is illegal and totally contrary to the norms and principles of international law. It is in express violation of the United Nations Charter, a direct challenge to the role of the United Nations and is no less than the action of a powerful bully led by the full might of Anglo-American imperialism in a further attempt to dismantle Yugoslavia.
This attack has been launched as a pretext in support of the CIA proxy, the terrorist separatist group calling itself the KLA. The US-drafted Rambouillet plan is designed to destroy Yugoslavia. While the terrorists were invited and cajoled to "agree" this plan the governments of Serbia and Yugoslavia were immediately confronted with the threat of massive force. Kosovo-Metohija is an integral part of Serbia. No independent sovereign state could or should have to submit to occupation by foreign armies who are acting in support of its enemies.
For the past decade the people of Yugoslavia have been subjected to a campaign of hatred and abuse launched by the imperialist powers. These forces have conveniently ignored the terrorist actions of Kosovo separatists since 1976. This assault by NATO is an attack on a sovereign nation. It is also an attack on socialism in Europe. It is a deliberate, hypocritical and planned campaign.
The Workers' Party of Ireland extends its support and solidarity to the people of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the people of the Republic of Serbia. We support the right of Yugoslavia to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to defend itself militarily against the NATO aggressors. We are confident that the patriotic citizens of Serbia and Montenegro and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia together with the Yugoslav Armed Forces will stand united against this aggression and will not be subdued.
CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE THE WORKERS' PARTY OF IRELAND
NOTE: The Workers' Party of Ireland will be holding a demonstration in Dublin on Monday next, 29th March from 10am to 11am to protest at a meeting being held to promote NATO's proxy "Partnership for Peace". We especially object to the visit to Dublin of senior NATO warmonger George Katsirdakis.
The Irish newspapers, radio and television are by and large refusing to carry our press statements of condemnation of the NATO aggression, but we are not alone in Ireland in opposing the slaughter of European citizens on behalf of the United States of America.