NATO's Fascist War - by Fidel Castro Ruz

Tony Gosling tony at
Thu Apr 7 00:05:22 BST 2011

NATO's Fascist War - by Fidel Castro Ruz
Global Research, April 2, 2011

You didn’t have to be clairvoyant to foresee what 
I wrote with great detail in three Reflection 
Articles I published on the CubaDebate website 
between February 21 and March 3: “The NATO Plan 
Is to Occupy Libya,” “The Cynical Danse Macabre,” 
and “NATO’s Inevitable War.”
Not even the fascist leaders of Germany and Italy 
were so blatantly shameless regarding the Spanish 
Civil War unleashed in 1936, an event that maybe 
a lot of people have been recalling over these past days.
Almost 75 years to the day have passed since 
then, but nothing that has happened over the last 
75 centuries, or even 75 millenniums of human life on our planet can compare.
Sometimes it seems that those of us who serenely 
voice our opinions on these issues are 
exaggerating. I dare say that we have actually 
been naive to assume that we all should be aware 
of the deception or colossal ignorance that humanity has been dragged into.
In 1936 there was an intense clash between two 
systems and ideologies of more or less equal military power.
The arms back then seemed more like toys compared 
with today’s weapons. Humanity’s survival was not 
threatened despite the destructive power and the 
locally lethal force deployed. Entire cities and 
even nations could have been virtually destroyed. 
But never was the human race, in its totality, at 
risk of being exterminated several times over for 
the stupid and suicidal power developed by modern science and technology.
With these current realities in mind, it is 
embarrassing to read the continuous news reports 
on the use of powerful laser-guided rockets with 
100% accuracy, fighter-bombers that go twice the 
speed of light, potent explosives that blow apart 
uranium-hardened metals that have an everlasting 
effect on the inhabitants and their descendants.
Cuba stated its position regarding the internal 
situation in Libya at the meeting in Geneva. 
Without hesitating, Cuba defended the idea of a 
political solution to the conflict in Libya and 
was categorically opposed to any foreign military intervention.
In a world where the alliance between the United 
States and the developed capitalist powers of 
Europe increasingly take hold of the people’s 
resources and fruits of their labor, any honest 
citizen, whatever their standpoint to the 
government, would be opposed to a foreign 
military intervention in their country.
But most absurd about the current situation is 
the fact that before the brutal war broke out in 
Northern Africa, in another region of the world, 
nearly 10 000 kilometers away, a nuclear accident 
had occurred in one of the most populated areas 
of the world following a tsunami caused by a 9.0 
earthquake, which has already cost a hard-working 
nation like Japan nearly 30 000 lives. Such 
accident would have not occurred 75 years before.
In Haiti, a poor and underdeveloped country, a 
nearly 7.0 quake according to the Richter scale, 
caused over 300 000 deaths, countless people 
wounded and hundreds of thousands harmed.
However, what was terribly tragic in Japan was 
the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, 
whose consequences are still to be assessed.
I will only recall some of the main stories published by the news agencies:
ANSA.- Fukushima 1 nuclear plant is releasing 
“extremely high and potentially lethal 
radiations,” said Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the US nuclear entity.
EFE.- The nuclear threat stemming from the 
serious situation at a Japanese plant, following 
the earthquake, has triggered security revisions 
in atomic plants around the world and has made 
some countries paralyze their plans.
Reuters.- Japan's devastating earthquake and 
deepening nuclear crisis could result in losses 
of up to $200 billion for Japanese economy, but 
the global impact remains hard to gauge.
EFE.- The deterioration of one reactor after 
another at Japan's Fukushima nuclear center 
continued to feed fears of a pending nuclear 
disaster as desperate attempts to control a 
radioactive leak did nothing to provide even a glimmer of hope.
AFP.- Japan´s Emperor Akihito expressed concern 
about the unpredictable character of the nuclear 
crisis hitting Japan following the quake and 
tsunami that killed thousands of people and left 
500 000 homeless. New quake reported in the Tokyo area.
There are reports talking about even more concerning issues.
Some refer to the presence of toxic radioactive 
iodine in Tokyo’s drinking water, which doubles 
the tolerable amount that can be consumed by the 
smallest children in the Japanese capital. One of 
these reports says that the stocks of bottled 
water are shrinking in Tokyo, a city located in a 
prefecture at more than 200 kilometers from Fukushima.
This series of circumstances poses a dramatic situation on our world.
I can express freely my views on the war in Libya.
I do not share political or religious views with 
the leader of that country. I am a 
Marxist-Leninist and a follower of Marti, as I have already said.
I see Libya as a member of the Non-Aligned 
Movement and a sovereign State of the nearly 200 members of the United Nations.
Never, a large or small country, in this case 
with only 5 million inhabitants, was the victim 
of such a brutal attack  by the air force of a 
militaristic organization with thousands of 
fighter-bombers, more than 100 submarines, 
nuclear aircraft carriers, and sufficient arsenal 
to destroy the planet many times over.  Our 
species had never encountered this situation and 
there had been nothing similar 75 years ago, when 
the Nazi bombers attacked targets in Spain.
Now, however, the criminal and discredited NATO 
will write a "beautiful" little story about its "humanitarian" bombing.
If Gaddafi honors the traditions of his people 
and decides to fight to the last breath, as he 
has promised, together with the Libyans who are 
facing the worst bombing a country has ever 
suffered, NATO and its criminal projects will sink into the mire of shame.
The people respect and believe in men who fulfill their duty.
More than 50 years ago, when the United States 
killed more than a hundred Cubans with the 
explosion of merchant ship "La Coubre" our people 
proclaimed "Patria o Muerte." (Homeland or 
Death). They have fulfilled this, and have always 
been determined to keep their word.
"Anyone who tries to seize Cuba," said the most 
glorious fighter in our history-"will only gather 
the dust of her soil soaked in blood."
I beg you to excuse the frankness with which I address the issue.

Fidel Castro Ruz
28 March 2011
8:14 p.m.
+44 (0)7786 952037
"Capitalism is institutionalised bribery."

"The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic 
poison which alienates the possessor from the community" Carl Jung
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