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UN SDG Target 16.1.2 & Target Action Plan #18

18. Permanently End the Use of and Disable all Nuclear Weapons and End All Wars, Air and Drone Strikes, Conflicts, Occupations, Use of Force, Violence, Sanctions, Military Alliances and Empire Building. Sincerely Apologize and Pay Reparations to Individuals and Countries Harmed by the U.S.. Turnover Selective Overseas Bases and Facilities and Personnel to the UN, Peacekeepers and Interpol. Bring Troops, Offensive Weapons and Contractors Home. Help Settle all Disputes and Conflicts by Pacific Means.

(Updated November 7, 2017)


(This is a work in progress. Please provide comments/suggestions/additional actions to PeopleNow.org by email: refinetheplan@peoplenow.org or Fax 703-521-0849)

 

18.1  Introduction and Legal Principles

 

18.1.1 PeopleNow.org’s Universal Strategic Plan Document # 69 provides Proof that all Wars, Use of Force, Nuclear and other Offensive Weapons and the Doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction are all unlawful under International and other Laws. In particular it cites the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928 which was used to prosecute German and Japanese war criminals at the end of World War II and is established international law. In it the United States and the other High Contracting Parties of the Pact:

 

18.1.1.1 solemnly declare that they condemn recourse to war for the solution of international controversies, and renounce it, as an instrument of national policy in their relations with one another.” This should end all wars.

 

18.1.1.2 “agree that the settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them, shall never be sought except by pacific [peaceful] means.”

 

18.1.2 This means that if anyone were to attack the U.S. with a nuclear or any offensive weapon, the U.S. could defend itself but it would be unlawful for the U.S. to counterattack with a nuclear or any offensive weapon because it would not be pacific means to settle or solve the conflict. If a nuclear weapon were used to fire back it would commit many other crimes including killing civilians and destroying prohibited structures and properties e.g. hospitals, clinics and schools. It would also be counterproductive to fire back because it would pollute the world with radioactive materials. It also might result in a large exchange of nuclear weapons that could destroy civilization and even all human life.

 

18.1.3 If the President ordered a nuclear weapon or weapons to be fired preemptive it would be an unlawful order and must be disobeyed. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) 809[890].ART.90 (20) makes it clear that military personnel have an obligation to disobey all unlawful orders, including unlawful orders by the president. Unlawful orders include those that do not comply with the UCMJ, the U.S. Constitution, numerous national and international law or an order for someone to commit a crime.

 

18.1.4 Also obeying an unlawful order can result in criminal prosecution of the one who obeys it under national, international law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Military courts have long held that military members are accountable for their actions even while following orders, if the order was unlawful.

 

18.1.5 All this also means the occupation of Afghanistan, the bombings in Iraq and Syria, drone attacks, military and CIA covert operations, providing weapons used in offensive operations by governments or rebel groups, the worldwide War on Terror and sanctions are all unlawful.

 

18.1.6 Even if there were no Kellogg-Briand Pact, all of these acts of wars would still be unlawful because the United States Congress has not declared war as required by the Constitution of the United States and for other reasons.

 

18.1.7 The Charter of the United Nations requires in Article 2, Paragraph 4. “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.

 

18.1.8 The Reasons the World Trade Center and Pentagon were Attacked. According to Michael Scheuer, a former CIA intelligence officer, a very few Muslims attacked the World Trade Center to retaliate for what we [actually American leaders and corporation executives] do rather than for what we are and what we think. Islamists are not offended by the Western world’s democratic freedoms, civil liberties, intermingling of genders, and separation of church and state as our leaders tell us. Other reasons they attacked the WTC include:

 

18.1.8.1 U.S. support of Israel and its indifference to the Palestinians,

 

18.1.8.2 Presence of U.S. and western troops on the Arabian Peninsula,

 

18.1.8.3 U.S. support of countries that oppress Muslims,

 

18.1.8.4 U.S. political pressure on Arab states to keep oil prices low,

 

18.1.8.5 U.S. support for tyrannical governments and

 

18.1.8.6 A further litany of real-world grievances.

 

18.1.9 All of the wars and conflicts the U.S. has been involved in since at least 1929 have been illegal, immoral, unnecessary and a waste of lives and resources.

 

18.1.10  It is impossible to indefinitely prevent nuclear weapons attacks and attacks by determined terrorists.

 

18.1.11  The U.S. by it actions is generating more terrorists and hurting not helping National Security. There is no way to defend against determined terrorist in the long haul.

 

18.1.12  We must refine and implement this plan as rapidly as possible.

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS


 

18.1  Introduction and Legal Principles

 

18.2   Purpose

 

18.3  Objectives

 

18.4  Actions. The United States Government assisted by NGOs take the following actions

 

18.4.1 Negotiate with all nuclear armed nations to immediately end the use of and disable all nuclear weapons

    18.4.3 Take all nuclear weapons off alert, permanently disable them and as soon as possible put them under the joint control of the U.S. and United Nations and return them all to the continental US. End the absurd, unlawful reliance on “mutually assured destruction” as a deterrent and encourage all other countries to do likewise.

    18.4.4 Immediately Order Unilateral Cease Fires, End All Use of Force, Aircraft, Drone, Land, Sea, Attacks, Offensive, Covert, Military Operations, Lift All Sanctions All over the World, End the War on Terror, Cease all Cyber Hacking, other Non-Pacific Attacks and Resolve All Conflicts and Disputes by Pacific and Legal Means, Diplomacy and Negotiations

 

18.4.5 Turnover selective U.S. overseas bases, facilities and property and control of transport ships and aircraft with crews to the UN, UN Peacekeepers, Interpol and Affiliates

    18.4.6 Assign select U.S. Armed Forces Personnel and Government Employees to UN, UN Peacekeepers, the Interpol and UN Affiliates, etc. and encourage other Countries to do likewise

    18.4.7 Apologize to all Individuals and Countries Harmed by the U.S. and/or its Corporations as appropriate

    18.4.8 Provide Massive Relief Efforts for People, Refugees, Displaced Persons and Countries Harmed by the U.S. or its Corporations and Help Implement the UN SDG TAPs 1, 41 & 25 in All Affected Countries as appropriate

    18.4.9 Make Restitution, Reparation, and Condolence Payments as appropriate.

    18.4.10  Negotiate with and take action on the valid complaints of Nations harmed. This along with other actions would essentially end acts of terrorism

    18.4.11  Order a withdrawal of all CIA operatives and U.S. armed defense contractors and return them to the United States as rapidly as possible

    18.4.12  Prohibit All Countries or Groups Using Any Weapons or Munitions, Provided by or Taken from the U.S., for Any Offensive Purposes or for Any Use Outside Their Established Borders

    18.4.13  End All Direct or Indirect Military Aid/Support and Offensive Arms Sales/Gifts to All Countries, Groups and Individuals

    18.4.14  Request UN Deploy Peacekeepers Where Needed to Be Funded by the U.S.

    18.4.15  End All Military Alliances and Membership in NATO and Phase out NATO

    18.4.16  Announce and Describe to the World the Salient Actions/Initiatives of this Plan

 

18.4.17  Congress Enact Emergency Legislation to:

    18.4.17.1 Prohibit Appropriations Being Used for War, Use of Force and Occupations.

    18.4.17.2 Use Existing Appropriations for Withdrawal and Peaceful Purposes Only.

    18.4.17.3 Vacate Public Law 93-148, the War Powers Act (1973) and all AUMFs as Null and Void Since Their Enactment:

    18.4.17.5 Cancel, Set Aside, Vacate or Withdraw from All Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs)

 

18.4.18  Help End Israel's Occupation of the West Bank and Attacks on and Blockade of Gaza

 

18.4.19  End Current and Prevent Additional Proxy Attacks and Wars against Iran, Syria, or Any Country or Group.

 

18.4.20  End Attacks, Bombing and Use of Force Against ISIL, Negotiate if Possible and Humanely Prosecute ISIL Leaders in Absentia if Necessary

 

18.4.21  End the U. S. Government’s Military Support of Ukraine and Complicity in the EU-Ukraine-Russia Conflict and Help Resolve This Conflict by Pacific Means

 

18.4.22  U.S. Immediately Cease All Fissile Material Enrichment, Implement Energy Conservation Measures and Alternative Sustainable Energy Sources, Phase out Nuclear Power Programs and Ensure all Fissile Materials and Radioactive Waste Are Kept Secure Under Joint U.S./United Nations - IAEA Supervision

 

18.4.23  U.S. Personnel Treat All People Including Detainees as Equals and with Respect

 

18.4.24  Recognize and Restore Complete Sovereignty of Iraq and Afghanistan and All Other Countries Subdued by the U.S.

 

18.4.25  Help Develop, Fund, Support and Participate In, but Not Attempt to Control Comprehensive and Broadly-inclusive Negotiations

 

18.4.26  Close Guantanamo and All Other U.S. Overseas Prisons and Release or Turn over All Detainees to Proper Authorities

 

18.4.27  Return All U.S. Armed Forces, Civilian Government Personnel and Contractors to the United States

 

18.4.28  Permanently Close All U.S. Overseas Bases

 

18.4.29  Ensure that U.S. Corporations Do Not Privatize or Otherwise Take Advantage of Other Countries’ Resources, Industries and Economies

 

18.4.30  Finance "Marshall Plans Equivalents," as Appropriate in Countries Harmed by the U.S. and its Corporations and in Developing Countries.

 

18.4.31  Engage not Coerce North and South Korea

 

18.4.32  Maintain and Continually Report the Status of this Plan

 

18.5  Background


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18.2    Purpose


The purpose of this document is to implement a major part of SDG Target 16.1. It also lays groundwork for TAP 19 The Plan to Permanently Disarm, End Militarism and Convert the Military-Industrial Complex to Support a Peaceful, Just, Green World with No Involuntary Layoffs.

 

18.3   Objectives


The objectives of this plan include:

 

18.3.1 Permanently disabling all nuclear weapons, Initiating an immediate, unilateral cease fires in all countries, halting all U.S. bombing, and aerial and drone attacks, covert operations and military and CIA actions all over the world. (These wars, attacks and covert operations are all unlawful, should have never happened and must stop immediately)

 

18.3.2 Apologizing, providing massive relief efforts and implementing "Marshall Plans" in countries harmed by the US using in part goods, commodities and foodstuffs produced in America to count as reparations while helping these countries become self sustaining as rapidly as possible.

 

18.3.3 Closing all U.S. overseas bases and facilities and bringing all US troops and government contractors home.

 

18.3.4 Ending the so called "war on terror" and treating terrorist acts as crimes.

 

18.3.5 Reprogramming current appropriations and revising proposed budgets to eliminate funding for wars, occupations, drone attacks and covert operations to provide funding for defensive, withdrawal and peaceful purposes.

 

18.3.6 Using diplomacy, negotiations and international civil and criminal courts instead of war and violence to settle disputes with other countries.

 

18.3.7 Confirm that Public Law 93-148, the War Powers Resolution, all other war power laws and Status of Forces Agreements have been null and void since the date of their enactment.


The bibliography at the end of this document provides a list of the primary sources for the information in this outline.

 

18.4   Actions. The United States Government assisted by NGOs take the following actions, keeping relevant civilian and military officials, the leaders of other countries and the public informed:

 

18.4.1 Negotiate with all nuclear armed nations to immediately end the use of and disable all nuclear weapons.

 

18.4.2 Sign, ratify and rigorously implement the treaty to prohibit the possession, development, testing, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons adopted by 122 countries at the United Nations on July 7, 2017. As of October 6, 2017, 53 countries have signed the treaty and three countries have ratified it.

 

18.4.3 Take all nuclear weapons off alert, permanently disable them and as soon as possible put them under the joint control of the U.S. and United Nations and return them all to the continental US. End the absurd, unlawful reliance on “mutually assured destruction” as a deterrent and encourage all other countries to do likewise.

 

18.4.3.1 This is required by the Kellogg-Briand Treaty and Article VI of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT), which requires: pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.

 

18.4.3.2 Sign, when it opens for signature on September 20, 201, ratify and rigorously implement the treaty to prohibit the possession, development, testing, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons adopted by 122 countries at the United Nations on July 7, 2017.

 

18.4.4 Immediately Order Unilateral Cease Fires, End All Use of Force, Aircraft, Drone, Land, Sea, Attacks, Offensive, Covert, Military Operations, Lift All Sanctions All over the World, End the War on Terror, Cease all Cyber Hacking, other Non-Pacific Attacks and Resolve All Conflicts and Disputes by Pacific and Legal Means, Diplomacy and Negotiations

 

18.4.4.1 Order immediate cease fires and cease all bombing, drone attacks, offensive, covert and other military operations all over the world by the U.S. Military and government agencies, contractor personnel, and coalition and NATO forces. Call on all factions to please do the same.

 

18.4.4.2 Help negotiate truces in Syria, in Ukraine and with ISIL.

 

18.4.4.3 Order U.S. Armed Forces and c oalition forces to play purely defensive and peaceful roles

 

18.4.4.4 .Order aircraft carriers, other surface combatants and submarines, if any, from the Persian Gulf and out of sight of land.

 

18.4.4.5 Order a withdrawal of all CIA operatives, private armed contractors, etc. and return them to the United States as rapidly as possible

 

18.4.5 Turnover selective U.S. overseas bases, facilities and property and control of transport ships and aircraft with crews to the UN, UN Peacekeepers, Interpol and Affiliates. Cease construction work on all U.S. overseas military bases, facilities and installations, in particular on JeJu Island, Korea and in the waters around JeJu Island.

 

18.4.6 Assign select U.S. Armed Forces Personnel and Government Employees to UN, UN Peacekeepers, the Interpol and UN Affiliates, etc. and encourage other Countries to do likewise. Personnel to be assigned include many of those currently manning the U.S. overseas bases and facilities being turned over to the UN.

 

18.4.7 Apologize to all Individuals and Countries Harmed by the U.S. and/or its Corporations as appropriate. The United States must take responsibility for and sincerely apologize to the people and governments of countries harmed by the U.S. and its Corporations including:

 

18.4.7.1.1  All the countries listed in Attachment A the Table of Contents of the book “Killing Hope” by William Blum, which lists many of the unlawful invasions, bombings, overthrowing of governments, occupations, suppressing movements for social change, assassinating political leaders, perverting elections, manipulating labor unions, manufacturing false “news,” death squads, torture, biological warfare, depleted uranium, drug trafficking, and mercenary actions by chapter number of the book.

 

18.4.7.1.2  Individuals abused or tortured and wrongfully and unlawfully detained.

 

18.4.7.1.3 Families of individuals killed or disabled by U.S. Armed Forces, private security contractors, the CIA, etc.

 

18.4.7.1.4 Tens of thousands of orphans.

 

18.4.7.1.5 Refugees inside the country and who have fled their countries.

 

18.4.7.1.6 All workers who lost their jobs.

 

18.4.7.1.7 Members of the Iraq military and Iraq military retirees who suffered pay losses when the Coalition Provisional Authority disbanded the Army and refused to pay military pensions.

 

18.4.8 Provide Massive Relief Efforts for People, Refugees, Displaced Persons and Countries Harmed by the U.S. or its Corporations and Help Implement the UN SDG TAPs 1, 41 & 25 in All Affected Countries as appropriate. Provide massive humanitarian, resettlement and employment aid and assistance to the people and governments of countries harmed by the U.S. and corporations outlined in paragraph 18.4.1.3. above Insure all these people have access to food, water, shelter, health care, secure conditions and as appropriate employment opportunities e.g. distributing the aid, providing security, etc. to be paid for by the U.S. with the people of the countries doing the work. Fully fund the UN’s Syria Regional Refugee Response Plan and similar programs. This work to be continued until all the people affected by the U.S. are self-sufficient.

 

18.4.9 Make Restitution, Reparation, and Condolence Payments as appropriate. The U.S. should make restitution, reparations, and condolence payments as appropriate with no strings attached for:

 

18.4.9.1 Reconstruction/restoration of what the U.S. has damaged or destroyed, for clearing and dismantling land mines, unexploded ordnance, depleted uranium, blast walls, wire barriers, etc., with Iraqis managing the contracts and doing the work.

 

18.4.9.2 What Iraq should have received for Iraq’s oil and other resources since the invasion of Iraq.

 

18.4.9.3 Any Iraqi funds that were paid to U.S. government contractors for reconstruction work that was not done or was incomplete, shoddy or otherwise wasted.

 

18.4.9.4  Other similar items as they are uncovered/developed.

 

18.4.10  Negotiate with and take action on the valid complaints of Nations harmed. This along with other actions would essentially end acts of terrorism.

 

18.4.11  Order a withdrawal of all CIA operatives and U.S. armed defense contractors and return them to the United States as rapidly as possible.

 

18.4.12  Prohibit All Countries or Groups Using Any Weapons or Munitions, Provided by or Taken from the U.S., for Any Offensive Purposes or for Any Use Outside Their Established Borders.

 

18.4.12.1  Assist in maintaining the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/Nuclear Weapons Free Zone and insure that there are no nuclear or other WMD on any U.S. Ships or in possession of any other U.S. forces deployed in the Middle East as required by Article 14 UN Security Council Resolution 687. This resolution calls for "establishing in the Middle East a zone free from weapons of mass destruction and all missiles for their delivery."

 

18.4.12.2  Provide Full Disclosure of All Nuclear Weapons and Enrichment Programs and Accept Strict Controls and Inspections over All Nuclear Weapons and Weapon Making Materials.

 

18.4.12.3  Cease Expending Any Funds on Any Nuclear Weapon Development Program or to Improve or Refine Existing Programs.

 

18.4.12.4  Prohibit Israel using any weapons system including nuclear, any part of which was received from the U.S. or sources in the U.S. to attack or conduct any clandestine or offensive operations against Iran or any other country. Accomplishing this and the above will strengthen the U.S. government's position when requesting that other countries take nuclear weapons off alert and phase them out.

 

18.4.13  End All Direct or Indirect Military Aid/Support and Offensive Arms Sales/Gifts to All Countries, Groups and Individuals and prohibit the use of any arms or aid, which was previously provided directly or indirectly by the U.S., for other than defensive purposes. This applies in particular to Israel, Ukraine, Egypt, Bahrain and rebels in Syria. This must be done as rapidly as possible. Encourage other countries to do the same. ( Implement Target 16.4.1 Eliminate illicit arm flows)

 

18.4.14  Request UN Deploy Peacekeepers Where Needed to Be Funded by the U.S.

 

18.4.15  End All Military Alliances and Membership in NATO and Phase out NATO

 

18.4.16  Announce and Describe to the World the Salient Actions/Initiatives of this Plan

 

18.4.17  Congress Enact Emergency Legislation to:

 

18.4.17.1  Prohibit Appropriations Being Used for War, Use of Force and Occupations. Congress prohibits appropriations being used for wars, occupations, drone attacks, offensive or covert operations anywhere in the world without a declaration of war by Congress and compliance with national or International law.

 

18.4.17.2  Use Existing Appropriations for Withdrawal and Peaceful Purposes Only. Congress authorize the President to use existing appropriations for defensive, withdrawal and peaceful purposes to bring the troops and necessary equipment home and accomplish relief efforts.

 

18.4.17.3  Vacate Public Law 93-148, the War Powers Act (1973) and all AUMFs as Null and Void Since Their Enactment: in particular:

18.4.17.4  Vacate Public Law 107-40, the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq, as Null and Void Since its Enactment on September 18, 2001

 

18.4.17.4.1   The Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq (2002)

 

18.4.17.5  Cancel, Set Aside, Vacate or Withdraw from All Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs)

 

18.4.18  Help End Israel's Occupation of the West Bank and Attacks on and Blockade of Gaza

 

18.4.18.1  End all direct or indirect:

 

18.4.18.1.1   Offensive arms. munitions, repair parts, etc. sales and gifts to Israel and their agents by the U.S. Government, companies, individuals and their agents.

 

18.4.18.1.2   Military aid and support.

 

18.4.18.1.3   Equipment and supplies sales and gifts that could be used for building settlements, check points and dividing walls, destroying farms and orchard, or for any purpose outside Israel’s 1967 borders.

 

18.4.18.2  Prohibit Israel using any weapons or munitions supplied by or taken from the U.S. for any offensive purposes or for any use outside their 1967 borders.

 

18.4.18.3  End the building of settlements in the West Bank and the Occupied Territories.

 

18.4.18.4  Order all U.S. government employees, military personnel, U.S. contractors, individuals and their agents involved in providing funds, selling, giving, supplying, delivering, transporting, supporting, maintaining, providing technical or logistical support for any offensive arms, weapons, weapons systems, munitions, and repair parts to or for Israel to stop all shipments and work in progress.

 

18.4.18.5  End the U.S. Government's biased support of Israel in particular in the United Nations and Congress.

 

18.4.18.6  End the notion that Israel and the U. S. are "Allies."

 

18.4.18.7  Ensure Palestine is established as an independent country with full rights of self determination and full UN membership or Assuming the majority of the people of Israel and Palestine agree, plan for and establish a unitary, secular “one state” with constitutionally defined equal rights for all, transforming Israel into the normal democratic state it now falsely claims to be. With returning refugees, this would soon result in loss of Israel's Jewish majority and would therefore require renunciation of the racist, 19th century ideology of Zionism. We believe that this would save Israel as well as the Palestinians. (This alternative "one-state" model was proposed by Palestinian intellectuals Edward Said and Ali Abunimah, Israeli Eitan Bronstein and others).

 

18.4.18.8  Investigate the apparent unlawful sale of “triggers” for nuclear weapons and other prohibited items, and the alleged theft of bomb grade uranium and other arms by Zionists, Israel and its agents all of which is described on the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRMEP) website http://www.irmep.org.

 

18.4.18.9  Assist and help fund a possible plan to buy selected homes, buildings, facilities, roads, and infrastructure built by Israelis in selected settlements in the West Bank and turn them over to the Palestinians.

 

18.4.18.10    Encourage the governments and people of Israel and Palestine to use non-violent means, reject violence and engage in open, honest negotiations and reconciliation.

 

18.4.18.11    Help develop and support UN security guarantees for Israel, West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, and all other countries of the Middle-East.

 

18.4.18.12    Demand Israel’s compliance with international law and applicable UN Security Council resolution. Under international law, territory cannot be acquired by war. Palestinians who have lost their property have the right to return to them or be compensated at their choice. This right cannot be negotiated away by anyone other than the actual property owners or their heirs.

 

18.4.18.13    End the blockade of Gaza by Israel and Egypt under the watch of UN Peacekeepers.

 

18.4.18.14    Allow:

 

18.4.18.14.1 Free transport of goods and materials to the people of Gaza, including food, medical supplies and building materials for the rebuilding of schools, homes, factories, hospitals and government buildings.

 

18.4.18.14.2 Free travel by Palestinians throughout Gaza, Palestine and the Occupied Territories.

 

18.4.18.15    Resolution must include full withdrawal of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) to the 1967 boundaries, return of refugees with full compensation, massive economic assistance in the establishment of an Arab Palestine to compensate for its economic devastation by Israel supported by the U.S. for the past 59 years. Admission, repudiation and abandonment of the Zionist ideology and goals.


BACKGROUND ON ISRAEL- PALESTINE

 

18.4.18.16    The following two web sites provide an outstanding history of the Palestine Israel situation:

 

18.4.18.16.1 Al-Nakba Awareness Project http://www.al-nakba-history.com

 

18.4.18.16.2 If Americans Knew: What every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine http://www.ifamericansknew.org/history/ref-nakba.html

 

18.4.18.17    The Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928:

 

18.4.18.17.1 Outlawed all wars, has been ratified by over 80 countries including the U.S. and is effective today Footnote .

 

18.4.18.17.2 Requires that the settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them, shall never be sought except by pacific means Footnote .

 

18.4.18.17.3 Was used to prosecute war criminals during the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the Tokyo Tribunal Footnote

 

18.4.18.17.4 A vote by a legislator to authorize the president to use force, to declare war or to authorize or appropriate money for a war would be a violation of the law.

 

18.4.18.17.5 The President ordering an attack, bombs, wage wars or uses force against Syria, Iran or any country in the world would be a violation of the law.

 

18.4.18.17.6 Pacific means of settling disputes or conflicts include diplomacy, direct negotiations and/or negotiations through a third or multiple parties. If crimes have apparently been committed and the applicable countries have not acted, the International Criminal Court (ICC) should be requested to humanely and privately investigate and as appropriate, summon (or quietly arrest if necessary), indict and prosecute in absentia if necessary. The Plan to Humanely and Privately Prosecute Lawbreakers with Timely Restorative Justice Opportunities for Victims and Offenders provides procedures to accomplish this.

 

18.4.18.18    The International Criminal Court (ICC) should be requested to humanely and privately investigate and as appropriate, summon (or quietly arrest if necessary), indict and prosecute in absentia if necessary ISIL Leaders. The Plan to Humanely and Privately Prosecute Lawbreakers with Timely Restorative Justice Opportunities for Victims and Offenders provides procedures to accomplish this.

 

18.4.18.19    The Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations, both ratified by the U.S. are, along with the U.S. Constitution, the supreme Law of the Land and require, among other things, that:

 

18.4.18.19.1 The people of the occupied country and prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated. The legal definition of "humane" is: Kind, tender, compassionate. Disposed to eliminate the cause of suffering of man or beast.

 

18.4.18.19.2 An occupying power take all the measures in his power to restore, and ensure, as far as possible, public order and safety, while respecting unless absolutely prevented, the laws in force in the country.

 

18.4.18.19.3 An occupying country is required to ensure functioning electricity, potable running water, safe streets, and that the basic necessities of life are provided and is not permitted to make changes in the country's law beyond those absolutely necessary to meet these obligations.

 

18.4.19  End Current and Prevent Additional Proxy Attacks and Wars against Iran, Syria, or Any Country or Group.


 

18.4.19.1  Use diplomacy and other pacific means to resolve all differences with all countries. Conduct and support but not attempt to control both direct and multi-party diplomacy and negotiations with Iran and other countries.

 

18.4.19.2  Apologize to Iran for sanctions, its role in the death of Mossadegh and the installation and reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

 

18.4.19.3  Do not threaten to attack Iran, conduct any clandestine or offensive operations against Iran or invoke any economic sanctions against Iran.

 

18.4.19.4  Prohibit Israel from using any weapon system or other munitions provided by the U.S. to attack or conduct any clandestine or offensive operations against Iran or any other country.

 

18.4.19.5  Not prevent humanitarian NGO’s from providing humanitarian assistance to the Iranian people.

 

18.4.19.6  Not ban visas for Iranians seeking to study, work, or visit family members in the United States. Provide the option of multiple entry visas for Iranian students which allow the visa holder to leave the country and return after meeting American immigration authorities

 

18.4.19.7  Apologize to Iran for the sanctions, and for its role in the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in August 1953.

 

18.4.20  End Attacks, Bombing and Use of Force Against ISIL, Negotiate if Possible and Humanely Prosecute ISIL Leaders in Absentia if Necessary. On a priority basis:

 

18.4.20.1  End attacks, bombing and use of force against ISIL, which is not working. This kills and harms many innocents and helps them pull in more recruits. Request others do likewise.

 

18.4.20.2  File injunctions, criminal complaints and tort claims in U.S. Courts, the ICC and the World Court against ISIL, its leadership, recruiters and anyone else that can be identified as having committed crimes against the U.S. or its people. Request other countries do the same.

 

18.4.20.3  Support popular movements in Iraq and Syria described in the article How to Get Serious About Ending the ISIS War by Sarah Lazare, February 4, 2015

 

18.4.20.4  Deny the President’s request for a new Authorization for Use of Force against ISIL

 

18.4.20.5  Refine and enact relevant parts of the Nonpartisan, Non-hierarchic, Universal Movement and Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World described on www.PeopleNow.org including in particular:

 

18.4.20.6  Confirm that Public Law 93-148 – the War Powers Resolution (1973) and all AUMFs Have Been Null and Void Since Their Enactment:

 

18.4.20.7  TAP #20 Fully Fund, Reform and Strengthen the United Nations, its Peacekeepers and Agencies, the World Court, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and INTERPOL and provide these organizations the authority and means to enforce and ultimately make international laws and rapidly help settle all conflicts and disputes by peaceful including legal means

 

18.4.21  End the U. S. Government’s Military Support of Ukraine and Complicity in the EU-Ukraine-Russia Conflict and Help Resolve This Conflict by Pacific Means.

 

18.4.22  U.S. Immediately Cease All Fissile Material Enrichment, Implement Energy Conservation Measures and Alternative Sustainable Energy Sources, Phase out Nuclear Power Programs and Ensure all Fissile Materials and Radioactive Waste Are Kept Secure Under Joint U.S./United Nations - IAEA Supervision. Encourage all other countries to do likewise. UN/ license and fully regulate nuclear medicine programs and make them transparent.

 

18.4.22.1.1   Cease all nuclear fuel enrichment activities for weapons and power plants and encourage all countries with nuclear fuel enrichment activities to do the same.

 

18.4.22.2  Commence an orderly phase out of all U.S. nuclear power plants and cancel plans to build new U. S. reactor plants. Encourage all countries with nuclear power plants to do the same.

           

18.4.22.3  Provide full disclosure of all nuclear weapons and enrichment programs and accept strict controls and inspections over all nuclear weapons and weapon making materials.

 

18.4.22.4  Commence a massive program to conserve energy and develop alternative energy sources and share these technologies with all countries.

 

18.4.22.5  Cease expending any funds on any nuclear weapon development program or to improve or refine existing programs.

 

18.4.22.6  Build on ongoing initiatives and develop a comprehensive Plan for the United States Role in Global Nuclear Disarmament which includes identifying obstacles and the underlying reasons for these obstacles and proposes short and long range solutions.

 

Accomplishing the above will strengthen the U.S. government's position when requesting that other states phase out fissile materials, nuclear weapons and nuclear power programs.


Background


There is no evidence that Iran is actually developing nuclear weapons.


NGO’s have been prevented from providing humanitarian assistance to Iranian people.


It is unlawful for the U.S. to threaten to attack Iran, conduct any clandestine or offensive operations against Iran or invoke economic sanctions against Iran or any other country.


An example of the infallibility of man to control nuclear power plants is highlighted in the March 2013 article in the New York Times entitled: Rat Body Linked to Blackout at Atomic Site

 

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant said that it had found what it believed was the cause of an extended blackout that disabled vital cooling systems this week: the charred body of a rat in an electrical panel.

 

18.4.23  U.S. Personnel Treat All People Including Detainees as Equals and with Respect, do not demonize any race or culture and fully comply with their laws, the Geneva Convention, Hague Regulations, UN Security Council Resolution 1483 of May 22, 2003, other international laws, etc.

 

18.4.24  Recognize and Restore Complete Sovereignty of Iraq and Afghanistan and All Other Countries Subdued by the U.S.. Immediately recognize/restore complete Iraq and Afghanistan sovereignty and return any control of oil, natural gas and other resources/assets, economy, government agencies, political processes, media, institutions, laws, etc., to the countries and the people of the Middle East so that they, not foreigners, are making the decisions about the future of their countries and are in control of their reconstruction. Cease all attempts to change national laws, privatize these countries resources, etc. In particular no country or institution should not own or permitted to get a percentage of the profits.

 

18.4.25  Help Develop, Fund, Support and Participate In, but Not Attempt to Control Comprehensive and Broadly-inclusive Negotiations on all relevant issues with no preconditions for negotiation and with no strings attached. Means of negotiations should include phone calls, email exchanges and meetings, among representatives from the United Nations, Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian Authority, the political wings of Hezbollah, Hamas and the Taliban, and the European Union, etc.. Items suggested for negotiations should include:

 

18.4.25.1  Security and stability of the Middle East including in particular timely withdrawal of occupying forces and as appropriate deployment of UN Peacekeepers.

 

18.4.25.2  Relief efforts to ensure Civil rights and equality of the people.

 

18.4.25.3  “Marshal Plans” to rebuild countries and provide employment opportunities

 

18.4.25.4   Resolution of the Sunni, Shia, Kurd power sharing situation in Iraq

 

18.4.25.5  Plans for timely, fair, fully creditable regional and national elections so that true democratic self- rule can be put into place.

 

18.4.25.6  Responsibilities of occupying powers (U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan and Israel in the West Bank and the Golan Heights), including prohibitions against changing a country's laws and taking its resources, etc.

 

18.4.25.7  Resolution of the Israel-Palestine-Syria-Lebanon situations including borders, settlements, right of return, two state solution, etc.

 

18.4.25.8  Resolution of the Turkey-Kurdish situation

 

18.4.25.9  International truth, reconciliation, amnesty, restitution, and restorative justice processes.

 

18.4.25.10    Consider the United Nations guaranteeing the borders of these countries so that they do not standing armies and for part of their armies to be reorganized and trained as Civil Engineering Corps, national and local police forces and local/state government “guards”.

 

18.4.25.11     Possible reconciliation defined as an airing of all grievances and the creation of pathways toward open, transparent talks producing truth and resolution of grievances. . Reconciliation must not be confused with capitulation, nor with realignments for the purposes of protecting power relationships. Footnote

 

18.4.26  Close Guantanamo and All Other U.S. Overseas Prisons and Release or Turn over All Detainees to Proper Authorities in close coordination with applicable governments. Commence releasing "security detainees" who have not been charged with a crime and pay them restitution if their confinement has been wrongful and unlawful and/or if they have been abused or tortured. If there is probable cause and they have been charged with specific crimes, as appropriate, turn them over to their own country, the International Criminal Court or indict and try them in regular U.S. court in accordance with applicable laws. If they have been held in connection with the post-invasion conflict, amnesty should be considered. In any case, detainees and prisoners must be treated humanely and with dignity. They should be detained only in places which practice restorative justice and in which they can enjoy the full protection of the law and have prompt access by the International Committee of the Red Cross. This work must be completed no later than one month after enactment of this plan. This is the right and moral thing to do, and until individuals who have been wrongfully detained, abused, tortured, etc. receive justice, they could be a threat to the U.S. and our people.

 

18.4.27  Return All U.S. Armed Forces, Civilian Government Personnel and Contractors to the United States and turn over all contracting work to the Iraqi government/people.

 

18.4.28  Permanently Close All U.S. Overseas Bases. Cease construction work on all U.S. overseas military bases, facilities and installations, in particular on JeJu Island, Korea and in the waters around JeJu Island. Turn property over to the Unite people/government and/or the United Nations as appropriate.

 

18.4.29  Ensure that U.S. Corporations Do Not Privatize or Otherwise Take Advantage of Other Countries’ Resources, Industries and Economies.

 

18.4.30  Finance "Marshall Plans Equivalents," as Appropriate in Countries Harmed by the U.S. and its Corporations and in Developing Countries.

 

18.4.30.1  Provide alternative energy and other technologies along with the right to manufacture them. These plans should provide both employment opportunities and affordable necessities and needs of life for all. There is plenty of work to be done in health care, educational programs, reconstruction, clearing land mines and debris, repairing battle damage, rebuild roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, and other public facilities, houses, and factories. In particular the need to produce opium crops should be eliminated and replaced with crops needed by the local inhabitants. Insure that U.S. corporations and the people of the U.S. do not take advantage of these Marshal plans except to get paid for what they provide under time and material contracts.

 

18.4.30.2  The Afghan Marshall Plan, described at http://jobsforafghans.org, is modeled after the post WWII reconstruction of Europe with an emphasis on jobs and the elimination of the need to grow opium. This Plan as a part of a withdrawal plan would cost just 5-10% of what the U.S. is spending on the Afghan war. Similar plans are needed in Palestine, Iraq and Pakistan

 

18.4.30.3   There is no shortage of work to be done by unskilled and semi-skilled labor. Cash paid directly daily or weekly to laborers gets the funds to those who need it most.

 

18.4.30.4   The Iraqi people should decide their future with the help of the UN

 

18.4.30.5  Individuals and organizations are available that could lead and manage much of the reconstruction efforts. These include Malalai Joya's and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (http://www.rawa.org)

 

18.4.31  Engage not Coerce North and South Korea.The article North Korean Policy Must Focus on Engagement Not Coercion by Angela Kim, July 28, 2017 (at https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/28/north-korean-policy-must-focus-on-engagement-not-coercion) provides a very good approach for the U.S. role on the Korean Peninsula. Also see the Article Challenging US Foreign Policy Toward North Korea

 

18.4.31.1  Fully respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries in particular the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea).

 

18.4.31.2  End all sanctions against North Korea which are unlawful

 

18.4.31.3  Immediately cease provocative military maneuvers in particular in the vicinity of North and South Korea.

 

18.4.31.4  United States stop meddling in South and North Korea's internal affairs.

 

18.4.31.5  Deactivate and remove THAAD missile defense system deployed near the North Korean border

 

18.4.31.6  Engage in good faith direct talks with North Korea, without pre-conditions, to bring these two nuclear powers back from the brink.

 

18.4.31.7  Negotiate in good faith with North Korea, South Korea and China and replace the 1953 Armistice Agreement with a Peace Agreement, finally ending the Korean War.

 

18.4.31.8  Correct the harm that the U.S. is responsible for in both North and South Korea some of which is outlined in Chapter 5 of William Blum’s book "Killing Hope"

 

18.4.32  Maintain and Continually Report the Status of this Plan. The status of all of these items should be continually maintained and available to the public on the White House web site.

 

18.5   Background

 

18.5.1 The Reasons the World Trade Center and Pentagon were Attacked.

 

18.5.2 The primary reasons the U. S. military is in the Middle East is to help corporation make as much money as possible from the oil reserves Footnote there. See Oil and Oil Profits: The Primary Reason The US is in Mideast

 

18.5.3 The invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the bombing of Libya, drone attacks against Pakistan covert operations, use of force, subterfuge in Pakistan and threats against Iran are unlawful, unjust, immoral, doomed to failure and self-defeating.

 

18.5.4 Military aid, arms/munitions sales/gifts to Israel, or any country, used for other than legitimate self-defense constitute violations of the U.S. Arms Export Control Act and other domestic and international law.



Attachment A: Summary of Some of the Countries Harmed by the U.S.


The Table of Contents of the book “Killing Hope” by William Blum lists many of the countries harmed by unlawful invasions, bombings, overthrowing governments, occupations, suppressing movements for social change, assassinating political leaders, perverting elections, manipulating labor unions, manufacturing false “news,” death squads, torture, biological warfare, depleted uranium, drug trafficking, and mercenary actions by chapter number of the book.


Chapter 1: China - 1945 to 1960s: Was Mao Tse-tung just paranoid?

Chapter 2: Italy - 1947-1948: Free elections, Hollywood style

Chapter 3: Greece - 1947 to early 1950s: From cradle of democracy to client state

Chapter 4: The Philippines - 1940s and 1950s: America’s oldest colony

Chapter 5: Korea - 1945-1953: Was it all that it appeared to be?

Chapter 6: Albania - 1949-1953: The proper English spy

Chapter 7: Eastern Europe - 1948-1956: Operation Splinter Factor

Chapter 8: Germany - 1950s: Everything from juvenile delinquency to terrorism

Chapter 9: Iran - 1953: Making it safe for the King of Kings

Chapter 10: Guatemala - 1953-1954: While the world watched

Chapter 11: Costa Rica - Mid-1950s: Trying to topple an ally - Part 1

Chapter 12: Syria - 1956-1957: Purchasing a new government

Chapter 13: Middle East - 1957-1958: The Eisenhower Doctrine claims another backyard for America

Chapter 14: Indonesia - 1957-1958: War and pornography

Chapter 15: Western Europe - 1950s and 1960s: Fronts within fronts within fronts

Chapter 16: British Guiana - 1953-1964: The CIA’s international labor mafia

Chapter 17: Soviet Union - Late 1940s to 1960s: From spy planes to book publishing

Chapter 18: Italy - 1950s to 1970s: Supporting the Cardinal’s orphans and techno-fascism

Chapter 19: Vietnam - 1950-1973: The Hearts and Minds Circus

Chapter 20: Cambodia - 1955-1973: Prince Sihanouk walks the high-wire of neutralism

Chapter 21: Laos - 1957-1973: L’Armée Clandestine

Chapter 22: Haiti - 1959-1963: The Marines land, again

Chapter 23: Guatemala - 1960: One good coup deserves another

Chapter 24: France/Algeria - 1960s: L’état, c’est la CIA

Chapter 25: Ecuador - 1960-1963: A text book of dirty tricks

Chapter 26: The Congo - 1960-1964: The assassination of Patrice Lumumba

Chapter 27: Brazil - 1961-1964: Introducing the marvelous new world of death squads

Chapter 28: Peru - 1960-1965: Fort Bragg moves to the jungle

Chapter 29: Dominican Republic - 1960-1966: Saving democracy from communism by getting rid of democracy

Chapter 30: Cuba - 1959 to 1980s: The unforgivable revolution

Chapter 31: Indonesia - 1965: Liquidating President Sukarno ..: and 500,000 others; East Timor - 1975: And 200,000 more

Chapter 32: Ghana - 1966: Kwame Nkrumah steps out of line

Chapter 33: Uruguay - 1964-1970: Torture—as American as apple pie

Chapter 34: Chile - 1964-1973: A hammer and sickle stamped on your child’s forehead

Chapter 35: Greece - 1964-1974: “Fuck your Parliament and your Constitution,” said the President of the United States

Chapter 36: Bolivia - 1964-1975: Tracking down Che Guevara in the land of coup d’etat

Chapter 37: Guatemala - 1962 to 1980s: A less publicized “final solution”

Chapter 38: Costa Rica - 1970-1971: Trying to topple an ally—Part 2

Chapter 39: Iraq - 1972-1975: Covert action should not be confused with missionary work

Chapter 40: Australia - 1973-1975: Another free election bites the dust

Chapter 41: Angola - 1975 to 1980s: The Great Powers Poker Game

Chapter 42: Zaire - 1975-1978: Mobutu and the CIA, a marriage made in heaven

Chapter 43: Jamaica - 1976-1980: Kissinger’s ultimatum

Chapter 44: Seychelles - 1979-1981: Yet another area of great strategic importance

Chapter 45: Grenada - 1979-1984: Lying—one of the few growth industries in Washington

Chapter 46: Morocco - 1983: A video nasty

Chapter 47: Suriname - 1982-1984: Once again, the Cuban bogeyman

Chapter 48: Libya - 1981-1989: Ronald Reagan meets his match

Chapter 49: Nicaragua - 1981-1990: Destabilization in slow motion

Chapter 50: Panama - 1969-1991: Double-crossing our drug supplier

Chapter 51: Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991: Teaching communists what democracy is all about

Chapter 52: Iraq - 1990-1991: Desert Holocaust

Chapter 53: Afghanistan - 1979-1992: America’s Jihad

Chapter 54: El Salvador - 1980-1994: Human rights, Washington style

Chapter 55: Haiti - 1986-1994: Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?

Chapter 56: The American Empire - 1992 to present