International Court

By reason or force or the force of reason? After reading the comment from a reader in the Diario Austral de Osorno, regarding the maritime border dispute with Peru, I had to look at the date of the publication, since I seemed to be reading something written at the beginning of the century past regrets don Guido for deactivation and anti-personnel mine clearance on the northern border of our country, and spoke of the possibility of a conflictas if he were talking about a next match football. He thus lost the case before the International Court of Justice and responsible to the high command of our armed forces of having allowed the dismantling of the minefields. Don Guido, I imagine that you will know, Chile and Peru are members of the United Nations and if there is a boundary dispute, the logical and civilized way is to go to its principal judicial organ, or to the International Court of justice. The judges of these courts at the Hague, on the basis of the arguments presented by both countries, issued its judgment with total impartiality and only at that moment we will know who is right. From there, both countries must abide by this ruling, recognizing the location of the border bilaterally and leaving aside any act of intimidation or threat. Don Guido, the high command of our armed forces have no permit or not, the removal of mines is carried out installed anti-personnel already many years in frontier lands. That order emanates from political power and is based on international treaties signed by our country. We should be proud to participate in this noble focused international campaign to eradicate the existence of minefields by the enormous damage they have caused to civilians and military in many places on the planet (including Chile).

Finally don Guido, manifest you my concern for the pessimistic tone that you used, announcing the possibility of a war where one of the two countries disagree with the ruling, as playing at the bottom of the letter the slogan of our Coat of arms, by reason or force, find also the capacity of our military intelligence services to ensure that they have no idea of the real arms power of our neighbors. I assure you that they know it. In any case, unique weaponry used in this disagreement, must be the force of reason but beware the approach that our Jurists conducted in the Hague, because if we look closely and equanimity the map proposed by Peru and our representatives to accept to undergo the following alternative offered by this Court: If the parties agreethe Court may also decide a dispute on the basis of equity in this case, I would also have serious doubts.