Reflections by Comrade Fidel
(Part Two and end)
In order to give an idea of the potential of the USSR in its efforts to
maintain parity with the United States in this sphere, we only need to point
out that when its disintegration occurred in 1991, in
Byelorussia there were 81 nuclear warheads, in Kazakhstan 1400 and in the
Ukraine approximately 5000; all these went over to the Russian Federation, the
only state capable of sustaining its immense cost, in order to maintain
By virtue of the START and SORT treaties on the reduction of offensive
weapons signed by the two great nuclear powers, the number of these was reduced
to several thousand.
In 2010, a
new treaty of this kind was signed by the two powers.
Since then the greatest efforts have been dedicated to improving
direction, scope and precision and to the deception of adversary defence.† Huge amounts of money have been invested in
the military sphere.
Very few persons in the world, other than a handful of thinkers and scientists,
notice and warn about the fact that the explosion of 100 nuclear strategic
weapons would suffice to put an end to human life on the planet.† The great majority would have an end that
would be as inexorable as it would be horrible, resulting from the Nuclear
Winter that would be generated.
The number of countries possessing nuclear weapons at this time has gone
up to eight; five of them are members of the Security Council: the United
the United Kingdom, France
and China. India
acquired the nature of countries possessing nuclear weapons in 1974 and 1998
respectively. The seven aforementioned countries acknowledge this nature.
By contrast, Israel
has never acknowledged its nature as a nuclear country. Nevertheless, it is
calculated that it possesses between 200 and 500 weapons of this type, without
taking the hint when the world becomes concerned by the extremely serious
problems that the outbreak of a war in the region producing a large part of the
energy moving industry and agriculture on the planet would bring.
Thanks to possessing weapons of mass destruction, Israel
has been able to play its role as the instrument of imperialism and colonialism
in that Middle Eastern region.
We are not dealing with the legitimate right of the Israeli people to
live and work in peace and freedom; we are dealing precisely with the rights
for freedom and peace of the other peoples in the region.
was speedily creating a nuclear arsenal, in 1981 it attacked and destroyed the
Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak. It did exactly the same thing to the Syrian
reactor at Dayr az-Zawr in 2007, an occurrence of which world opinion was oddly
not informed. The UN and the IAEA were perfectly well aware of that event. Such
actions had the support of the United
States and the
There is nothing odd about the fact that the most senior Israeli
authorities are now proclaiming their intention of doing the same thing with Iran.
That country, immensely wealthy in oil and gas, had been the victim of the
conspiracies of Great
Britain and the United
States, whose oil
companies were pillaging their resources. Their armed forces were equipped with
the most modern weaponry of the US
Shah Reza Pahlevi also hoped to be supplied with nuclear weapons. Nobody
was attacking his research centers. The Israeli war was waged against the Arab
Muslims. Not against those in Iran,
because they had become a NATO bastion that was aiming at the heart of the USSR.†
The masses in that nation, deeply religious,
under the leadership of the
Ayatollah Khomeini, challenging the power of those weapons, ousted the Shah
from his throne and disarmed one of the best equipped armies in the world
without a shot being fired.
Due to their capacity
for struggle, the number of inhabitants and the size of the country, an aggression
against Iran bears no similarity with the war adventures of Israel in Iraq and Syria. A bloody war would inevitably break out.† We can have no doubts about that.
Israel has a large number of nuclear weapons and the
capacity of having them reach any point in Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. I am wondering: does the IAEA have the moral right to sanction and
smother a country if it intends to do what Israel has done in the heart of the Middle East, for its own defence?
I really think that no
country in the world should possess nuclear weapons and that energy should be
put at the service of the human species. Without that spirit of cooperation,
humankind marches inexorably towards its own destruction. Among the citizens of
Israel themselves, a hard-working and intelligent people
without a doubt, many do not agree with that absurd, irrational policy that is
also taking them down the road to total destruction.
What is being said
these days in the world on the economic situation?
agencies inform that President Barack Obama of the United States and his Chinese peer Hu Jintao presented differing
trade agendas, underlining the growing tensions between the two major world economies.
Reuters states that Obama used his speech to
threaten China with economic sanctions unless it starts to play
according to the rules. Undoubtedly, such rules are US interests.
The news agency states that Obama is embarked on the re-election battle
for next year and his Republican opposition is accusing him of not being severe
enough with China.
News printed on Thursday and Friday shows the realities we are living
The best informed US
agency AP reports that the supreme Iranian leader warned the United States and Israel that Iranís answer would be energetic if its arch-enemies were
to launch a military attack on Iran.
The German news agency
informed that China had stated that, as always, it believed dialogue and
cooperation were the only way of active rapprochement to solve the problem.
Russia was also opposed to punitive measures against Iran.†
Germany rejected the military option but revealed itself to
be for strong sanctions against Iran.
The United Kingdom and France advocate strong and energetic sanctions.
The Russian Federation assured that it would do everything possible to avoid
a military operation against Iran and it criticized the IAEA report.
head of the Duma Foreign Affairs Committee, stated that a military operation
against Iran could bring very serious consequences and Russia would have to put all its weight into smoothing
feelings over.† According to EFE, he
criticized statements by the US, France and Israel about the possible use of force and that the
launching of a military operation against Iran is getting closer day by day.
Edward Spannaus, editor of the US magazine EIR, stated that the attack against Iran would end up as World War III.
The US Defence Secretary himself, after a trip
to Israel a few days ago, acknowledged that he was not able to
get any commitment from the Israeli government on prior consultation with the US on an attack against Iran. Those are the extremes we have reached.
The US under-secretary for political and military affairs
harshly revealed the empireís sinister aims.
On Saturday, Andrew Shapiro, Under-Secretary for
Political and Military Affairs of the United States stated that Israel and the
United States shall embark on more important joint manoeuvres that are of greater
transcendence in the history of the allies.
Washington Institute for Middle Eastern Policy, Shapiro announced that more
than 5,000 US and Israeli armed forces troops will take part in the manoeuvres
simulating the defence of Israelís ballistic missiles.†
He added that Israeli technology was becoming
essential to improve US national security and to protect US troops.
Shapiro emphasized the support of the Obama
government for Israel, in spite of comments on Friday by a senior US official who expressed his concern about Israel not warning the US before starting military action against Iranian
He said that US relations with Israeli security
are broader, more profound and more intense than ever before.
According to him, the US supports Israel because it is in US national interest to do so. It is the solid Israeli
military force that is deterring possible aggressors and helps to promote peace
Today, on November 13, Susan Rice, US ambassador to the UN, told the BBC that the possibility
of military intervention in Iran was not only still on the table but that it was a
real option that is growing because of Iranian conduct. †
She insisted that the US administration is reaching the conclusion that it
will be necessary to end the current regime in Iran in order to prevent it from creating a nuclear
arsenal. Rice acknowledged that she was convinced that the change in regime is
going to be the USí only option there.
We do not need to add a single word.
November 13, 2011