We should of­fer help to ISIS sol­diers in same way we should help Syr­ian, Rus­sian forces - KMB

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

CNI leader and for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Kar­menu Mif­sud Bon­nici said yes­ter­day that Malta should not take sides in the war in Syria or in Iraq. He in­sists that by tak­ing a stance, the Mal­tese gov­ern­ment is not abid­ing by the rules set in the con­sti­tu­tion which clearly states that Malta “should ex­er­cise a pol­i­tics of non-align­ment”. Kar­menu Mif­sud Bon­nici even goes on to say that neu­tral­ity also means that the gov­ern­ment should of­fer med­i­cal sup­port to in­jured sol­diers and ISIS mil­i­tants alike.

Ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence held at the CNI (Cam­paign for Na­tional In­de­pen­dence), Dr Mif­sud Bon­nici said that the gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion not to sup­port a Rus­sian ves­sel which needed re­fu­elling in the Mediter­ranean, was wrong. “We should not be tak­ing any sides. The Rus­sians needed to re­fuel so that their bom­bard­ment in Aleppo goes on to de­feat the rebels and the Is­lamic State.” He said that the gov­ern­ment ar­gu­ment, that a ves­sel which is causing so much atroc­ity in Syria should not be helped, did not make any sense.

“The gov­ern­ment is not be­ing con­sis­tent be­cause the atroc­i­ties are be­ing done by ISIS and Rus­sian forces alike. Mean­while, the gov­ern­ment is sup­port­ing the mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion in Mo­sul which is be­ing car­ried out by the west.

“If we de­nied re­fu­elling to Rus­sia be­cause of the atroc­i­ties, then Malta should not get in­volved in the atroc­i­ties be­ing car­ried out in Iraq by the west­ern forces. Why does the gov­ern­ment sup­port the west, but re­fuses to help Rus­sia or the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment?

“In the war in Libya, Syria and Iraq, Malta has sup­ported one side to de­feat the other. But we should be care­ful not to take a side.”

CNI in­sists that Malta should hon­our it’s true vo­ca­tion as a neu­tral state and that the gov­ern­ment should work for peace in­stead of sup­port­ing west­ern at­tacks.

“Malta has sup­ported the at­tacks which were led by a west­ern lie in Iraq. Now, in Syria the lie is that the ex­trem­ists want to set up a demo­cratic state when we all know that is not the case. If you don’t agree with them, they lit­er­ally cut of your head.”

On the EU’s pol­icy, CNI be­lieves that the pol­icy of the EU is not to pro­mote peace, but to wage war. He praised the Mal­tese gov­ern­ment for be­ing the ex­cep­tion in not join­ing the EU coali­tion against ISIS.

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