Reflections by the Commander in Chief
THE EMPIRE’S ILLEGAL WARS
I take essential paragraphs from that Declaration:
“After a number of painful and highly
manipulated political occurrences, extended armed confrontations and complex,
hardly transparent negotiations around the issue of Kosovo, the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization finally launched its announced and brutal air attack
“This action, conceived of as a 'punishment of the Yugoslavian government’, is conducted on the margin of the UN Security Council.
launched by NATO rekindles humanity's justified fears about the establishment
of an offensive unipolar system, governed by a warmongering empire acting as a
world gendarme and capable of dragging its political and military allies along
to the most insane actions. Something similar happened at the beginning and in
the first half of this century with the creation of militaristic blocs that
brought destruction, death and misery to
worthwhile wondering whether the use and abuse of force could solve the world
problems and defend the human rights of the innocent persons who today are
dying under the missiles and bombs falling on a small country which is part of
that cultured and civilized
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
“At this moment of suffering and pain for the Yugoslavian peoples, Cuba calls on the international community to mobilize its efforts to bring an immediate end to this unjustified aggression, to avoid new and even more deplorable losses of innocent lives and to allow this nation to again take up the peaceful path of negotiations to solve its internal problems, a matter which depends solely and exclusively on the sovereign will and free determination of the Yugoslavian peoples.
ridiculous attempt at imposing solutions by force is incompatible with any
civilized rationale and with the essential principles of international
law. [...] To continue along this path, the consequences
may be unpredictable for
these occurrences, I had sent a message to President Milosevic the day before,
through the Yugoslavian ambassador in
“I beg you to communicate the following to President Milosevic:
“After carefully analyzing everything that is happening and the origins of the present dangerous conflict, we are of the view that an enormous crime is being committed against the Serbian people. At the same time, the aggressors are committing a huge error, which they won’t be able to sustain if the Serbian people are capable of resisting, as they did in their heroic struggle against the Nazi hordes.
the terribly brutal and unjustifiable attacks in the very heart of
“This time as never before in recent history, powerful forces and world interests are aware that such behavior in international relations is not acceptable.
“Even though I have no personal relationship with him, I have meditated extensively on the problems of today’s world. I think that I have a sense of history, a concept of tactics and strategy in the struggle of a small country against a great superpower and I feel a deep hatred towards injustice, and so I take it upon myself to transmit to him an idea in just three words:
“Resist, resist, resist.
Fidel Castro Ruz