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;-) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- >Media Advisory >For Immediate Release >February 24th, 1998 > >LIBBY DAVIES, M.P., TO LEAD SEARCH FOR >U.S. NUCLEAR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION > >(Vancouver) Libby Davies, Member of Parliament for Vancouver East, will lead a >Citizens' Weapons Inspection Team composed of community and church leaders to >search for U.S. weapons of mass destruction suspected to be deployed in >neighbouring Washington State. > >The team's visit to Washington State will occur as nuclear-armed U.S. and >British military forces, backed by Canadian forces, stand poised for a >military assault against Iraq to enforce U.N. weapons inspections. > >"Canada should play the role of peacemaker by working to ensure that all >weapons of mass destruction are banned," said Libby Davies. "Our team will >begin by inspecting the country which possesses thousands of the most deadly >weapons ever created - nuclear weapons." > >Analysts suspect that 1600 active nuclear weapons are based in Washington >State - more active weapons than Britain, France, and China combined. The team >will focus its inspection on Submarine Base Bangor, the homeport of eight >Trident submarines located near Puget Sound, west of Seattle. A Trident >submarine can carry 24 missiles and 200 nuclear bombs - enough to destroy an >entire country. > >Joining Libby Davies, M.P., will be Peter Coombes, President of End the Arms >Race; Murray Dobbin, National Board Member of The Council of Canadians; Ed >Schmitt, Chair of the Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Anglican >Diocese of New Westminster; David Morgan, President of Veterans Against >Nuclear Arms; and others. > >The team will depart Vancouver at 7 A.M. Thursday, February 26th, (the same >day the H.M.C.S. Toronto arrives in the Persian Gulf). It will be joined by >U.S. members at a meeting in Seattle at 11 a.m., and the team will arrive at >Submarine Base Bangor at 4:00 p.m. > >The team has written the base commander requesting full and unconditional >access to the site to search for nuclear weapons of mass destruction. "Only >rogue states stockpile and conceal weapons of mass destruction," said Peter >Coombes. "We expect to be granted our request for an inspection of nuclear >weapons deployed on the U.S. submarines." > > (30) > >Contact: Libby Davies, Ottawa (613) 992-6030, Vancouver (604) 775-5800. > Jillian Skeet, End the Arms Race at (604) 688-8846. > The team will depart in white vans at 7 A.M. from > 1207 Salsbury Drive (at William St. near Commercial Drive). > > -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To be removed/added, email email@example.com, NOT the whole list. Archived at http://linux.clare.cam.ac.uk/~saw27/casi/discuss.html