NATO's Fascist War - by Fidel Castro Ruz
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Thu Apr 7 00:05:22 BST 2011
NATO's Fascist War - by Fidel Castro Ruz
Global Research, April 2, 2011
You didnt 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 NATOs 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 todays weapons. Humanitys 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 peoples
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 Tokyos 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
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"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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