Reflections by comrade Fidel
IMPERIALISM AND LIES
I had no choice but to write two
At the time of the first US intervention to crush the Islamic Revolution in June 1953, --in defense of its own interests and of those of its close ally the United Kingdom-- which placed Mohammad Reza Pahlevi in power, Israel was a small State that had yet to seize nearly the entire Palestinian territory, a portion of Syria and not a small part of neighboring Jordan that was still then defended by the Arab Legion, of which not a shadow was left after that.
Today, the hundreds of missiles with nuclear warheads, supported by the most sophisticated planes supplied by the United States, are threatening the security of every state in the region, both Arab and non-Arab, Muslim and non-Muslim, which are within the extensive operational range of its missiles capable of hitting barely a few meters from the target.
Last Sunday May 30, when I wrote the Reflection on Imperialism and Drugs, the brutal attack on the flotilla carrying food, medicines and other things for the one-and-a-half million Palestinians who are besieged in a small piece of what for thousands of years was their own Homeland, had not happened.
The overwhelming majority of people use their time to try to cope with the necessities that life brings on them --including food, the right to recreation and studying, and other crucial problems that afflict their closest relatives. They cannot stop to look at the information of what is going on in the planet. They can be found anywhere, with a noble expression on the face trusting that others will care to find the solutions to the problems that affect them. They are capable of rejoicing and laughing. Thus they cheer up those who have the privilege of observing with equanimity the realities threatening us all.
The very strange fabrication that North Korea had sunk the South Korean corvette Cheonan –designed with state of the art technology and equipped with a wide range sonar systems and submarine acoustic sensors—off the coast of that country meant blaming the former for the atrocious event that took the lives of 40 South Korean marines and caused injuries to tens of them.
I found it hard to unravel the problem. On the one hand, there was no way to explain how it could be possible for any government, regardless of its authority, to use the command mechanisms to order the launching of torpedoes against an insignia vessel. On the other hand, I did not believe for a second the story that Kim Jon IL had given that order.
I lacked the elements of judgment to enable
me to reach a conclusion, but I had the certainty that
Late during the day of June 1st the veil was lifted off what really happened.
At I listened to a sharp analysis by journalist Walter Martinez, the anchor of the Venezuelan TV star program Dossier. He concluded that the United States had misled the two Koreas into believing what each was saying about the other, this with the intent of solving the problem of the return of the territory occupied by the Okinawa base that the leader of Japan demanded echoing the people’s yearning for it. His Party had rallied great support during the elections based on his promise to achieve the withdrawal of the US military base stationed there, which is like a dagger stabbing for more than 65 years the heart of Japan, today a rich and developed nation.
The truly amazing details of what happened
there have been known through Global
Research, thanks to an article by Wayne
Madsen, an investigative reporter working in
These sources, he said, “…suspect that the
attack on the corvette Cheonan
of the South Korean Navy for submarine war was a false flag operation intended
to make believe the attack was coming from
“One of the main purposes of increasing
tension in the Korean peninsula was to put pressure on Japanese Prime Minister
Yukio Hatoyama to make him change his policy on the
withdrawal of the US Marine Corps base from
“The Cheonan was sunk near the Baengnyeong Island, in the extreme west, a place distant from the South Korean coast but in front of North Korea. The island is highly militarized and within range of the artillery fire of the North Korean coastal defenses, which are on the other side of a narrow canal.
“The Cheonan, a corvette designed for antisubmarine warfare, was equipped with a cutting-edge sonar system. Furthermore, it operated in waters with extensive hydrophone sonar systems and submarine acoustic sensors. The South Korean sonar and audio show no evidence of a torpedo, a submarine or a mini-submarine in the area. Since there is hardly any navigation in the canal, the sea was quiet at the moment of the sinking.
“It is suspected that the US Navy SEALS
keep a sample of European torpedoes to make deniability plausible for attacks
under false flag. Furthermore,
“The presence of the USS Salvor, one of the ships taking part in the Foal Eagle, so close to the
“The Salvor, a
civilian salvage ship with the Navy, involved in mine-setting operations by the
Thai marines in the
“1. The Salvor was taking part in a mine-setting operation in the sea bottom. In other words, it was setting antisubmarine mines that are shot horizontally in the bottom of the sea.
“2. The Salvor was conducting a routine inspection and maintenance of mines in the sea bottom and programming them in an electronic activation mode --shot by sensitive trigger—as part of the inspection program.
“3. A SEALS diver attached a magnetic mine
to the Cheonan,
as part of a clandestine plan intended to influence the public opinion in
“The tensions in the Korean peninsula have
conveniently eclipsed every other item on the agenda of Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton in her visits to
Thus, in an amazingly easy way, the
has deeply offended its allies in
emphasized the skill and celerity with which his adversary Kim
has enhanced the prestige of the Chinese power, whose President took personal
action and with full authority sent the main leaders of
The political leaders and the world public
opinion have proof of the cynicism and absolute lack of scruples that
Fidel Castro Ruz