Thursday, 15 November 2007
Independence Cymru Condemns Militarization
As this issue is to be discussed very shortly, Independence Cymru takes a stand against the militarization of Wales by the British military establishment and the founding of a Military Academy at Sain Tathan, which is to be a training institute for ever more sophisticated forms of warfare with links to American military technology and companies such as Raytheon, the producer of 'cluster bombs'. In fact, we say that Wales, which has formerly played a major role in the British military machine, should now eschew all forms of warfare and merely maintain a defence force on the Swiss model for the security of its citizens. Along with Scotland we oppose the Trident missile system. Wales as an independent and non-aligned nation state would not require an aggressive fighting force or to be a member of NATO, but would maintain its neutrality as Sweden has done for generations. We would call upon Scotland and Ireland to support this stance and show that this nation of Wales is a peace-loving nation and condemns the use of military force to interfere in the internal affairs of other sovereign nations.