May 5 2001
Eighty million landmines are hidden in eighty countries . Every year 20.000 people are
killed or maimed by anti-personel landmines. I can assure you that members of the
ruling elite are never touched by these killing machines, which are only directed against
Because politicians and their friends at the top of our society never loose their lives or
their legs in an explosion you can understand why many governments (the USA, China,
Russia, Pakistan, India etceteras) do not yet have prohibited landmines.
Who produces these lethal weapons, who sells them, who transports them and who intends to
use them? That is not a government but that are living people.
Do not wait till governments ban landmines but start to attack powerful people at the top
of organisations which produce, sell, transport and use these weapons. They are directly
responsible for more than 20.000 lives that every year are destroyed by landmines.
Yours truly, Joost van Steenis