Reflections by Comrade Fidel
NATO’s FASCIST WAR
You didn’t have to be clairvoyant to foresee what I wrote with great detail in three Reflection Articles I published on the CubaDebate website between February 21 and March 3: “The NATO Plan Is to Occupy Libya,” “The Cynical Danse Macabre,” and “NATO’s Inevitable War.”
Not even the fascist leaders
Almost 75 years to the day have passed since then, but nothing that has happened over the last 75 centuries, or even 75 millenniums of human life on our planet can compare.
Sometimes it seems that those of us who serenely voice our opinions on these issues are exaggerating. I dare say that we have actually been naive to assume that we all should be aware of the deception or colossal ignorance that humanity has been dragged into.
In 1936 there was an intense clash between two systems and ideologies of more or less equal military power.
The arms back then seemed more like toys compared with today’s weapons. Humanity’s survival was not threatened despite the destructive power and the locally lethal force deployed. Entire cities and even nations could have been virtually destroyed. But never was the human race, in its totality, at risk of being exterminated several times over for the stupid and suicidal power developed by modern science and technology.
With these current realities in mind, it is embarrassing to read the continuous news reports on the use of powerful laser-guided rockets with 100% accuracy, fighter-bombers that go twice the speed of light, potent explosives that blow apart uranium-hardened metals that have an everlasting effect on the inhabitants and their descendants.
In a world where the alliance between the United States and the developed capitalist powers of Europe increasingly take hold of the people’s resources and fruits of their labor, any honest citizen, whatever their standpoint to the government, would be opposed to a foreign military intervention in their country.
But most absurd about the current situation is the fact that before the brutal war broke out in Northern Africa, in another region of the world, nearly 10 000 kilometers away, a nuclear accident had occurred in one of the most populated areas of the world following a tsunami caused by a 9.0 earthquake, which has already cost a hard-working nation like Japan nearly 30 000 lives. Such accident would have not occurred 75 years before.
However, what was terribly
I will only recall some of the main stories published by the news agencies:
Fukushima 1 nuclear plant is releasing “extremely high and potentially lethal
radiations,” said Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the
EFE.- The nuclear threat stemming from the serious situation at a Japanese plant, following the earthquake, has triggered security revisions in atomic plants around the world and has made some countries paralyze their plans.
The deterioration of one reactor after another at
AFP.- Japan´s Emperor
Akihito expressed concern about the unpredictable character of the nuclear
There are reports talking about even more concerning issues.
Some refer to the presence of
toxic radioactive iodine in
This series of circumstances poses a dramatic situation on our world.
I can express freely
my views on the war in
I do not share political or religious views with the leader of that country. I am a Marxist-Leninist and a follower of Marti, as I have already said.
a large or small country, in this case with only
5 million inhabitants, was the victim of such a
brutal attack by the air
force of a militaristic organization with
thousands of fighter-bombers, more than 100 submarines, nuclear
aircraft carriers, and sufficient arsenal
to destroy the planet many times over. Our species had
never encountered this situation and there had been
nothing similar 75 years ago, when the Nazi bombers attacked
Now, however, the criminal and discredited NATO will write a "beautiful" little story about its "humanitarian" bombing.
If Gaddafi honors the traditions of his people and decides to fight to the last breath, as he has promised, together with the Libyans who are facing the worst bombing a country has ever suffered, NATO and its criminal projects will sink into the mire of shame.
The people respect and believe in men who fulfill their duty.
More than 50 years ago, when the United States killed more than a hundred Cubans with the explosion of merchant ship "La Coubre" our people proclaimed "Patria o Muerte." (Homeland or Death). They have fulfilled this, and have always been determined to keep their word.
"Anyone who tries to seize
I beg you to excuse the frankness with which I address the issue.
Fidel Castro Ruz