Reflections by Comrade Fidel
PONTIUS PILATE WASHED HIS HANDS
Pressure against the U.S.
blockade of Cuba was so great that on the day Raúl
categorically declared that our country would not join the OAS,
the secretary of the discredited institution began to prepare the terrain for Cuba’s
participation in an eventual future Summit of the Americas. His recipe is to abolish the resolution which
decided the expulsion of the Island for ideological reasons. Such an
argument is truly laughable when important countries such as China
and Vietnam, which the world today cannot do without, are being lead by Communist
parties that were created on the same ideological foundations.
Historical events prove the
hegemonic policies of the United States in
our region and the disgusting role of the OAS as the hideous instrument of the
Insulza’s formula consists of wiping the criminal agreement off the map. Raúl declared in Cumaná that Cuba
would never rejoin the OAS. Using
Marti’s scathing phrase, he expressed that first “the Southern sea would join
the Northern sea, and a serpent would be born from the eagle’s egg”.
At that same occasion, in
response to an alleged gesture by Obama which offered
a conversation with Cuba about democracy and human rights, he replied that the government of Cuba
was willing to discuss any subject on the basis of the most absolute respect
for the equality and sovereignty of both countries. Our country knows full well
the meaning and dignity of those words.
public demands is the liberation of those imprisoned for their treacherous
services to the United
which, during almost half a century, has been assaulting and blockading our
Raúl stated that Cuba was willing to show clemency if the United States
would receive them and if it would free the five Cuban anti-terrorist
However, both the
government of the United
and the maggot’s nest inside and outside of Cuba
have reacted with all kinds of arrogance.
AP and other cable news
agencies have suggested divisions in the heart of our revolutionary leadership.
According to AP, “a
prominent human rights activist” said that “most of the two hundred Cuban
prisoners prefer serving long sentences on the Island rather than being
exchanged for five Communist agents being held in prisons in the United States,
as President Raúl Castro has suggested.
“It is practically
unanimous among the prisoners that they not be exchanged for soldiers who were
arrested red-handed spying in the United States”,
the agency stated, citing the head of the ill-named “Cuban Commission for Human
Rights and Conciliation”. One would now
have to see who they would classify with this concept. Pope John Paul II made no difference between
political and ordinary prisoners when he visited Cuba,
and he sought clemency for a number of them.
Actually, the majority of those classified as ordinary prisoners in the United States
are, generally speaking, the poorest and most discriminated against people.
–AP later goes on to say– could suffer serious political consequences if he
were to agree to the exchange of five Communist agents who were condemned for
spying in 2001. The leader of the group
was implicated in the deaths of four Cuban exiles when their planes were shot
down by Cuban fighter planes in 2001.” Isn’t that cable an indirect threat to the
president of the United
The alleged mercenary
leader was a sectarian coming from the youth section of the former Communist
Party that later joined the new party created by the Revolution. When we found ourselves in the necessity to
disagree with the USSR for its incorrect decision to negotiate an agreement for the October [Missile]
Crisis with the United
without first consulting our country, the individual became an enemy of the
Revolution. He served the superpower
during the entire Bush term in office.
Now he is enjoying the privilege of being instrumental in threatening Obama.
AP says not one word about
the life sentences passed on the Five Heroes in cooked trials, the lies
concocted with the complicity of the authorities, the cruel treatment they have
received and many more details related to the case. Those are the slanderous rumours being
printed in much of the news media throughout the world.
Whenever the state of
health of any of the mercenaries warrants it, the government of Cuba has
never failed to show clemency, without the United States
having to demand it.
On the other hand, the
government of Cuba never used torture, something that is acknowledged by the world. The president of Cuba
cannot order the assassination of an adversary.
Has the new U.S. president condemned that horrible practice? If he does so, believe me that I shall not
hesitate to acknowledge the impression of sincerity he gave all of us at the
Tomorrow we shall be
meeting again with Daniel. In less time
than he had to wait in the LACSA plane under the intense tropical heat in Port of Spain,
the Cuban plane will return him to his beloved homeland.
Fidel Castro Ruz
April 23, 2009