FIRST SPECIAL SESSION OF THE
SEVENTH LEGISLATURE OF THE NATIONAL PEOPLE’S POWER ASSEMBLY,
HELD AT HAVANA’S CONFERENCE CENTER ON
“YEAR 52 OF THE REVOLUTION.”
(Stenographic Versions-Council of State)
Message to the National Assembly read by comrade
At the beginning, only eight weeks ago, I thought there was no possible solution
to the imminent danger of a war. The
situation before my eyes was so tragic that I thought there was no other way
out but the possibility to survive –quite likely perhaps- in the region of this
hemisphere that for no reason could become a target of a direct attack, as well as some isolated regions of the
It was very difficult to figure that out, knowing that human beings always cling to
some sort of perspective, however remote.
Despite everything, I tried.
Fortunately, I did not take long to realize that there was one
hope –as a matter of fact, a very profound one. However, if that possibility was missed, the disaster would lead to the worst
consequences. Then there might be no
possible salvation for the human species.
Nevertheless, I strongly believe this would not be the case. Quite on the contrary, the conditions for what seemed to be only
until very recently an undreamed-of situation are right now in the making.
One man, the President of the United States, will have to take this decision on his
own. Quite certainly, given his multiple occupations, he has not realized that as yet, but his advisors have started to get an
understanding of the situation, judging by the simple actions that have been taken, such as the ceasing of the tortures
imposed on Gerardo,
something that had not been done during the last twelve years of implacable
hatred by the system against Cuba and against him. Today one could predict that the next step
would be the authorization that would allow Adriana to visit him in prison or
his immediate release or both. It was
through Adriana that I learned that, after twelve years of unjust and cruel imprisonment, his morale is now higher than ever.
Given the fact that Iran will not give an inch to the demands of
the United States and Israel, which have already mobilized several of
the means of warfare to their disposal, they will have to launch the attack as soon as the
date agreed by the Security Council on June 9, 2010 -with the established rules and requirements-
There is a limit to all what man hopes to achieve, which he can not surpass.
In this critical case, President Barack Obama is the one who would give the order to start
the so much announced and publicized attack, following the rules of the gigantic
However, just at the moment when he gives that order, which would be, besides, the only one he could give, taking into account the power, the speed and the uncountable number of
nuclear missiles accumulated as a result of an absurd competition among powers, he would also be ordering the immediate
death not only of hundreds of millions of persons, among them an incalculable number of
citizens of his own country, but also the crew members of all the vessels of the
US fleet deployed in the seas surrounding Iran.
A war will break out simultaneously in the Near and Middle East as well
as in all Eurasia.
Fate would have it that, on that precise moment, the US President would be a person of African
and White, Mohammedan and Christian descent. HE WILL NOT GIVE SUCH ORDER!!! , unless we help him become aware of it. And this is what we are doing here.
The leaders of the most powerful countries in the
world, whether allies or adversaries, with the exception of Israel, would encourage him not to do it.
After that the world will bestow upon him all the
honors he might deserve.
The order that has been currently established in the
planet shall not be able to last. Soon
after, it will inevitably collapse.
The so called hard currencies will lose their value
as the instrument of the system that has exacted a contribution of wealth and
unlimited sweat and sacrifice from the peoples.
New forms of distribution of goods and services, education and management of social
processes will peacefully emerge, but if a war breaks out, the current social order will disappear
abruptly at a much higher cost.
The population in the planet could be regulated;
non-renewable resources could be preserved; climate change could be prevented;
all human beings could be guaranteed a useful employment; the ill could be
assisted; essential knowledge, culture and science to the service of man could be
guaranteed. The children, adolescents and youth of the world will
not perish in that nuclear holocaust.
This is the message I wanted to convey to you, dear comrades of our National Assembly.
I am now ready to account for my words, answer the questions you may want to ask
me and listen to your opinions.
Thank you, very much (Applause).