Reflections by Comrade Fidel
A strong 8.9 on the scale earthquake shook
The earthquake originated at a depth of
There was a shift in the earth’s axis. It was the third phenomenon of great
intensity occurring in less than two years:
The most recent information, from AFP, states that the Japanese electric Company, Tokyo Electric Power, informed that according to government instructions, they had released some of the vapour containing radioactive substances...
“We are following the situation. Until the present there is no problem...”
indicated that there were breakdowns related to the cooling of three reactors
in a second nearby plant,
“The government ordered the evacuation of
surrounding areas for a radius of
Another earthquake, a political one and potentially
more serious, is the one taking place around
The drama that country is living through is in full swing and its outcome is still uncertain.
A great hubbub broke out yesterday in the US Senate when James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, stated before the Armed Services Committee that he didn’t believe Gaddafi had any intention of leaving; because of evidence at their disposal, it seems that he is “in this for the long haul”.
He added that Gaddafi has two brigades that “are very loyal”.
He pointed out that the air attacks carried out by the army loyal to Gaddafi “mainly” caused damages on buildings and infrastructure rather than civilian casualties.
Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, Director of the Defence Intelligence Agency, at the same hearing before the Senate, said that it seemed Gaddafi had staying power unless some other dynamic changes at this time.
“The opportunity the rebels had at the start of the popular uprising has ‘begun to change’, he assured.
I have no doubt whatsoever that Gaddafi and the Libyan leaders committed an error in trusting Bush and NATO, as it can be inferred from what I wrote in my Reflection on the 9th.
Nor do I doubt the intentions of the
Countries that are opposing NATO intervention and defending the idea of a political solution without foreign intervention harbour the conviction that the Libyan patriots shall defend their Homeland until their dying breath.
Fidel Castro Ruz
March 11, 2011