Reflections by Comrade Fidel
THIRST FOR BLOOD (II)
I promised I would continue the reflections today, using textual news and adding pertinent commentaries.
“The newspaper recalled that Rice is visiting
“The omission underscores
“The New York
Times describes this money as ‘suspected to be a secret contribution made
“BRASILIA, March 13 (EFE) – The U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed her hope that Colombia’s neighbors would fulfill their commitment to prevent FARC guerrillas from using their territories ‘to continue killing innocent people.’
“’We are very concerned with the regional situation (in South America)’, said Rice at a press conference today in Brasilia accompanied by Brazilian Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Amorim.
“’Countries cannot be threatened from within or from
outside. And we must avoid that the
terrorists continue killing innocent people’, the head of
“After the press conference, Rice and Chancellor
Celso Amorim had lunch together at the
“SANTIAGO, March 13 (AFP) – The U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will make a brief visit to Chile on Friday, where she will be meeting with President Michelle Bachelet to consolidate bilateral ties and review the regional situation.
“Rice will arrive in
According to that same agency, the
“The fact that she is coming to
“With the Chilean authorities, Rice will be discussing the state of bilateral relations, but also the regional situation following the serious crisis created by the Colombian military incursion into Ecuadorian territory, resulting in the death of the second-in-command of the FARC guerrillas, Raúl Reyes.
“’We shall be talking about the regional situation’, Simons disclosed.
“The agreement is unprecedented and it came up following a personal conversation between Foxley and Rice, according to ambassador Simons without disclosing any more details.”
On the Internet there is also much news about the U.S. Secretary of State's tour. On March 13th, the following headlines could be read:
BBC World –
Terra – News
Alarde – Brazilian newspaper. “
El Observador – Venezuelan newspaper. “Rice Insists
Ansalatine – Italian News Agency. “Rice proposes joint action against FARC.”
BBC World –
El Nuevo Diario – Nicaraguan newspaper. “U.S. Toughens Rhetoric against Chávez in Rice’s Tour”
AFP – French News Agency. “Rice Will Visit
EFE – Spanish
News Agency. “Rice Ratifies in
AFP – French News Agency. “Rice:
La Prensa – Argentine newspaper. “Borders cannot be a Hide-Out, U.S. Warns".
On March 14th, O Estado de Sao Paulo, a Brazilian news site, successively sends
three articles titled: “Untimely
Interference”, “Rice Discusses African Tourism in
O Globo on Line – Digital Site of the Brazilian TV channel. “Condoleezza: Borders are not ‘Hiding Places’”.
El Mercurio – Chilean newspaper. “Rice, Arriving Today in the Country, Will Discuss with the Chilean Government a Request to send Peace Forces to Kosovo.”
Crónica Digital – Chilean News Site. “Policy: Sticks and Carrots: Condoleezza Rice’s Chilean Agenda.”
Condoleezza Rice herself would have to answer some
questions: How many Americans have been killed by bombs sent by
It is a real fact that Bush and his group are much more trapped in their foreign policy errors than even Nixon when he resigned in 1972. The bloody Iraqi War and its rejection by the U.S. people, the toll in human lives, the extremely high number of wounded and maimed for every death in the military adventure, all reveal a situation full of contradictions: the deteriorated image of the United States and the impossibility of giving up the wars of conquest for raw materials, the dollar and the price of gold, currency devaluations and inflation, consumerism and the inability to supply themselves with consumer goods, production of ethanol and the world shortage of food, fascist methods and democratic demagoguery, torture practices and secret prisons and human rights, maximum environmental pollution of the country and the species’ right to survival, the benefits of science for health and the use of the same to massively liquidate or invalidate human beings, the brain drain and underdevelopment of poor countries, the price of oil and the ever-greater wasting of energy, the November elections and growing numbers of Latinos dying on the border.
The list would be endless. It is, in essence, a contradiction between life and death.
Today, on Sunday March 16th, we can read
the dispatches which correspondents were writing in
It is remarkable that none of the capitalist news agencies have published a single word on what was written about the former guerrilla Pedro Pablo Montoya who killed a leader of the FARC and cut off his hand in order to receive a bounty of 2.6 million dollars that was legalized by an Attorney General of Colombia. He was probably an agent infiltrated by the Yankees. The issue has elicited a great debate due to its ethical implications.
Condoleezza is off to
McCain has just arrived in
What can the world expect from such a policy?
The imperialist leaders and officials are working feverishly, threatening everyone with their brutal strength, but the empire is unsustainable and it doesn’t give up. It is thirsty for blood. We must persistently denounce it!
Fidel Castro Ruz