REFLECTIONS BY THE COMMANDER IN
BUSH EXPECTS EVERYTHING TO BE SOLVED
WITH A BANG
A word popped up in my mind. I looked
it up in the dictionary and there it was; it’s an onomatopoeic word
and its connotation is tragic: bang. I’ve probably never used it in
Bush is an apocalyptic person. I observe his eyes,
his face and his obsessive preoccupation with pretending that
everything he sees on the "invisible screens" are spontaneous
thoughts. I heard his voice quaver when he answered criticism from
his own father about his Iraq policy. He only expresses emotions and
constantly feigns rationality. Of course he is aware of the impact
of every phrase and every word on the public he addresses.
What’s dramatic is that what he expects to happen
may cost the American people many lives.
One can never agree, in any kind of war, with events
that take the lives of innocent civilians. Nobody could justify the
attacks of the German Air Force on British cities during World War
II, nor the thousands of bombers that systematically destroyed
German cities in the decisive moments of the war, nor the two atomic
bombs which the United States dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in
an act of pure terrorism against old people, women and children.
Bush expressed his hatred of the poor world when he
spoke on June 1, 2002 at West Point, of the pre-emptive attacks on
"60 or more dark corners of the world".
Whom are they going to convince now that the
thousands of nuclear weapons in their possession, the missiles and
the precise and exact delivery systems they have developed are just
to combat terrorism? Could it be perhaps that the sophisticated
submarines being constructed by their British allies, capable of
circumnavigating the globe without surfacing and reprogramming their
nuclear missiles in mid-flight, will be used for that as well? I
would never have imagined that one day such justifications would be
used. Imperialism intends to institutionalize world tyranny with
these weapons. It aims them at other great nations which arise not
as military adversaries capable of surpassing their technology with
weapons of mass destruction, but as economic powers that would rival
the United States whose chaotic and wasteful consumerist economic
and social system is absolutely vulnerable.
What’s worse about the bang upon which Bush is
hanging his hopes is the antecedent of his actions during the
September 11th events, when, knowing full well that
bloody attack on the American people was imminent, and having the
capacity to foresee it and even to prevent it, he took off on a
vacation with his entire administrative apparatus.
From the day of his appointment as President –thanks
to the fraud orchestrated by his friends from the Miami mafia, in
the manner of a "banana republic" –and prior to his inauguration, W.
Bush was informed in detail of the same facts and in the same way as
the president of the United States, who directed that he be informed.
At that moment, the tragic events symbolized by the fall of the Twin
Towers were still more than 9 months away.
If something similar were to happen with any kind of
explosives or nuclear material, given that enriched uranium flows
like water throughout the world since the days of the Cold War, what
would be the probable fate of humanity? I try to remember and
analyze many moments of humanity’s march through the millennia, and
I wonder: could my views be subjective?
Just yesterday Bush was bragging about having won
the battle over his adversaries in Congress. He has a hundred
billion dollars, all the money he needs to double, as he wishes, the
number of American troops sent to Iraq, and to carry on with the
slaughter. The problems in the region are increasingly aggravated.
Any opinion about the president of the United
State's latest feats grows old in a matter of hours. Is it perhaps
that the American people can’t take this little moral fighting bull
by the horns?
Fidel Castro Ruz
May 25, 2007.