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Speech delivered by Cuban President Raul Castro at the main ceremony marking the "Victims of State Terrorism Day"

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 6 (acn)ACN News Agency reproduces the full text of the speech delivered by Cuban President Raul Castro at the main ceremony marking the "Victims of State Terrorism Day", held in Havana.

http://www.cubanews....ony-marking.htm

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That's amazing, Bernice.It's interesting to look at the US - Cuban situation with the eyes of someone who grew up under a government that recognised the ANC, the PLO, The Viet Cong, Ho, MLK, Castro, and many others and hear these echoes from the past and the invredible snowjob done on so many people. Viive la Revolucion.

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Speech delivered by Cuban President Raul Castro at the main ceremony marking the "Victims of State Terrorism Day"

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 6 (acn)ACN News Agency reproduces the full text of the speech delivered by Cuban President Raul Castro at the main ceremony marking the "Victims of State Terrorism Day", held in Havana.

Cuban News Agency

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Relatives of the victims of State Terrorism against Cuba,

Comrades:

As set out in the Council of State Decree-Law published today, beginning this year, October 6 will be commemorated as "Victims of State Terrorism Day."

Exactly 34 years ago, 73 innocent people were assassinated: 11 Guyanese, 5

citizens of the Democratic Popular Republic of Korea and 57 Cubans. They

were killed in midair when a bomb exploded aboard a Cubana de Aviación

passenger plane that had just taken off from Barbados. Among them were 24

young Cubans from the national youth fencing team who had just swept all

the gold medals at the Fourth Central-American and Caribbean Championships

held in Venezuela.

For the Cuban people, who have been the target of state terrorism since the very triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the painful losses suffered that day were added to the numerous other victims for whom we are still seeking justice today.

The phenomenon dates back to 1959 when the newly-formed Revolution passed

the first of a series of measures to benefit the people.

As early as March 1960, President Eisenhower approved a program of covert

actions against Cuba that were declassified a few years ago. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) took over the lead role in planning, logistics, and the recruiting and training of mercenaries to carry out terrorist actions under the protection of the U.S. Government.

Fires, bombings and all sorts of acts of sabotage were carried out; airplanes and boats were hijacked; Cuban citizens were kidnapped; there were attacks against our embassies and assassinations of diplomats; dozens of our facilities were machine-gunned; multiple assassination attempts were carried out against the main leaders of the Revolution; and in particular, hundreds of assassination plans and attempts were carried out against the life of the Commander in Chief.

This year we are commemorating five decades since the brutal sabotage

against the French steamship La Coubre in the port of Havana. The attack

was planned to set off a double detonation of explosive charges that would

greatly increase the number of victims. This crime caused the death of 101

people and left hundreds injured, including members of the French crew.

Every new aggression strengthened the Revolution across all sectors and levels. The consolidation of the revolutionary process forced the CIA terrorists and their bosses —who with their actions intended to provoke panic and demoralize the Cuban people— to draw up a plan to invade Cuba and create, in Florida, the largest intelligence center outside of their main headquarters in Langley.

The attack against Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs) caused the death of 176 compatriots and left 50 others permanently disabled. The sacrifice of these citizens helped our impassioned combatants defeat the invasion in less than 72 hours, preventing the arrival of a puppet government that was being safeguarded by the CIA in a military base in Florida. After arriving in Cuba, their plan was to request the intervention of the United States with the complicity of the OAS.

The recently elected President Kennedy inherited the invasion plan from the previous government and approved its implementation. However, he refused to accept responsibility for its resounding failure and instead decided to carry out Operation Mongoose that consisted of 33 projects that included plans to assassinate leaders of the Revolution, terrorist actions against socioeconomic objectives, and the introduction of arms and agents to Cuba to be used in espionage and subversive activities.

From the approval of the Operation Mongoose until January 1963, some 5,780

terrorist actions against Cuba have been carried out: 716 of which were

full-scale sabotages against industrial facilities.

In this context, US-based terrorist organizations that were financed and protected by the CIA were the precursors to the use of airplane hijackings and civilian aircraft for military actions against Cuba.

Such actions soon turned against them, leading to a world pandemic of airplane hijackings which encouraged international terrorists to employ these methods. The situation was only resolved once the Cuban government unilaterally decided to return the hijackers.

Following the assassination of Kennedy, the new US president, Lyndon Johnson, continued with terrorist plans against the island. Between 1959 and 1965, the CIA organized, financed and supplied, from US territory, an estimated 229 armed counter-revolutionary groups, and some 3,995 mercenaries. These terrorists killed 549 Cuban combatants, farmers and teachers working in the national literacy campaign; and left thousands wounded and hundreds permanently disabled.

Shortly after, terrorist actions against Cuban embassies, offices and diplomatic officials abroad increased drastically causing the deaths of several brave comrades and many material losses.

On September 11, 1980, the Cuban representative at the UN, Félix García Rodríguez, was murdered by Cuban-born terrorist Eduardo Arocena, a member

of the terrorist group "Omega 7."

On May 5 that year 570 children and 156 workers were trapped by a fire set

by terrorists at the Le Van Tan daycare center. These people's lives were

saved thanks to the quick and heroic actions by specialized forces and the

solidarity of the Cuban people.

At the same time, another form of State Terrorism employed against Cuba is biological warfare developed by successive U.S. administrations. These methods included introducing diseases into Cuba that significantly affected the health of the Cuban people. In 1981, agents under the service of the U.S. government disseminated the hemorragic dengue epidemic that killed 156 people, including 101 children.

Several plagues were also introduced into Cuban territory to destroy the agriculture and livestock sector, causing incalculable losses in food stocks destined for the population and significant losses of export commodities.

The U.S. intelligence services, particularly the CIA, were directly or indirectly involved in the majority of these actions, in large part under the umbrella of Cuban counterrevolutionary organizations. It would be impossible to mention the endless chain of terrorist plans, actions and attacks committed against our country in just one address.

However, the list of perpetrators is quite short, because they are always the same.

Today we are here to pay tribute to the 3,478 Cubans who have died and the 2,099 that have become permanently disabled due to terrorist acts carried out against our homeland during half a century that add up 5,577 victims. The Barbados martyrs are part of the long list of fallen comrades who we have not forgotten nor ever will forget.

Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles, the authors of the Barbados crime and countless others against Cuba have lived and still live with impunity in Miami. Bosch, thanks to an executive pardon given by Bush Sr. the CIA director when Bosch´s agents committed sabotage against the Cuban plane; and Posada Carriles, thanks to the support of Bush Jr., walks freely while he awaits a trial for minor offences and not for the multiple charges of international terrorism that correspond to him.

Until very recently, these groups publicly proclaimed their crimes and cynically announced new acts of terror.

Had impunity not prevailed, 68 acts of terrorism against Cuba would have been prevented in the 1990s and we would not be regretting the death in Havana of Fabio di Celmo, a young Italian, who perished during the wave of terrorists attacks against tourism facilities in Havana in 1997.

The revealing declarations by self-confessed terrorist Chávez Abarca –broadcasted on Cuban television September 27 and 28-- who was arrested by Venezuelan authorities as he planned to attack and undermine the stability of that brother country and other Latin American nations, confirm the existence of new methods of international terror and provide irrefutable proof about the guilt of Posada Carriles and his sponsors in the United States.

Despite all these crimes, Cuba has always been an example in the fight against terrorism and has ratified the condemnation of all such acts, in all its forms and manifestations.

Our country has signed all 13 existing international conventions on this issue and strictly abides by the commitments and obligations of the UN General Assembly resolutions and those of the Security Council. It does not possess nor intends to possess any type of weapons of mass destruction, and fully complies with its obligations under existing international instruments on nuclear, chemical , and biological weapons.

The Cuban territory has never been and never will be used to organize, finance or carry out terrorist acts against any other country, including the United States.

On several occasions the Cuban government has informed the U.S. Government

about its willingness to exchange information regarding assassination plans and terrorist acts against objectives in both countries.

We have also provided ample information to the U.S. Government on terrorist acts against Cuba, particularly between 1997 and 1998 when we provided the FBI with abundant evidence on the bombings of several Cuban tourists resorts, and even gave them access to the perpetrators of these crimes, under arrest here, as well as to several witnesses.

In response, the FBI in Miami, closely linked to the Cuban-American extreme right that openly sponsors terrorism against Cuba, concentrated all of its efforts on chasing and prosecuting our fellow citizens Antonio, Fernando, Gerardo, Ramón, and Rene whom the US Government should have never arrested and imprisoned.

Today, thanks to international solidarity, the entire world knows about the unjust and inhumane treatment applied to the Five Cuban Heroes who fought in order to protect the Cuban people and even the American people from terrorism.

For how long will President Obama ignore international demands and allow injustice to prevail, something that is in his hands to eliminate? Until when will our Five Cuban Heroes remain in jail?

The current government of the United States of America, by their recent ratification of the arbitrary inclusion of our country in the State Department's annual list of "States Sponsors of Terrorism," in addition to this infamous measure, has ignored once again the exemplary records of Cuba in this respect.

The United States of America also has disregarded the cooperation received

from Cuba. In three occasions (November and December 2001, and March 2002)

our representatives proposed to the U.S. authorities a draft project for bilateral cooperation to fight against terrorism, and in July 2009 reiterated their willingness to cooperate in this area without ever receiving a response.

The Cuban Government urges President Obama to abide with his commitment to

fight terrorism and to act with determination and without double standards against those who from U.S. territory have perpetrated and continue to perpetrate terrorist acts against Cuba. This would be an honorable response to the open letter published today and sent by the Committee of Relatives of the Victims of the Cubana airplane that was blown up midair over the coast of Barbados.

Not for a moment can we forget that, as a result of State terrorism, the toll of dead and missing people we have suffered is higher than those who died during the attempt against the Twin Towers and the Oklahoma bombing combined.

I would like to conclude our tribute by recalling the unforgettable memorial service given to the victims of the Barbados's crime on October 15, 1976, when we all swore to remember and condemn with unrelenting outrage the vile assassination.

Let us repeat Comrade Fidel's statement on that occasion: When an energetic and forceful people cry, injustice trembles! We shall always remain loyal to those who have fallen in battle!

Glory to our heroes and martyrs!

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Castro is a creature of the Synarchist International movement.

http://www.tuks.nl/docs/SYNARCHY_MOVEMENT_OF_EMPIRE_BOOK_04.PDF

Case Study # 3: Ibero-America

To begin with, the term "Latin America" was a neologism concocted, with British consent, by the family of Napoleon Bonaparte and his nephew, Palmerston creation Napoleon III. It replaced the earlier conventional, appropriately descriptive term, Hispanic America, to the purpose of making a Paris takeover from Madrid, under Napoleon III, less obviously offensive to the victims of that enterprise. With respect to the sensibilities of the history-literate among both Hispanic-Americans and Brazilians, the descriptive term "Ibero-America" is to be preferred in U.S. diplomatic usages, except where the formerly traditional term, "Hispanic America," is explicitly descriptive.

The majority of the population of the Americas, is concentrated in Ibero-America. As a comparison of 1946-1950 U.S.A. and Argentina standards of living and productivity demonstrates, the productive potential of a large component of the Ibero-America population approaches that of the United States itself. The great economic problems presently existing in Central and South America are chiefly the result of the 1967-1972 abrogation of the Bretton Woods monetary agreements, on the initiatives of Britain and the U.S.A. Nixon administration.

The vital, regional strategic interest of the United States, under any global circumstance, next to the interest of the U.S. population itself, is the increase of the per-capita physical-productive powers of labor and physical family income of the populations of Ibero-America. The aggregate potential physical output of this hemisphere, during the medium-term, presently exceeds that of today's Asia as a whole!

What prevents the United States from sponsoring that, its own vital strategic interest? The answer is, partly simply stupidity by Americans, high and low. A more specific problem is the obsessive, "free trade" delusions among the influential faction of followers of the late Friedrich von Hayek's and drug-legalizer Professor Milton Friedman's fascistic, pro-genocidal Mont Pelerin Society, whose Dr. Kevorkian-like use of the word "free," is translated into German vernacular as Vogelfrei (e.g., "the bird (soul) has flown").

What inside Ibero-America works to similar effect? For one thing, within Ibero-America there are also influential, Thatcherite followers of the fascistic Mont Pelerin Society, such as the influential Michael Novak. Then, there is the leading terrorist organization of Ibero-America, the Sao Paulo Forum, headed by Cuba's leading, France-connected Synarchist, Commandante Fidel Castro.

To understand the Castro connection, dig out the old U.S. military intelligence files from the 1920s through the 1940s. Look under the heading "Synarchist," "Caribbean Legion," and so forth. Look under the headings "Communist," "Fascist," "Ethnology," "France," "Houston, Texas," "Schlumberger," "Jean de Menil," "Paul Rivet," "M. N. Roy," "Sendero Luminoso," "Mexico," and "Jacques Soustelle." Go forward, then, to the early 1960s. Cross-grid with the 1920s-1930s files, for the references "Soustelle," "OAS," "Assassination Plots Against President Charles deGaulle," "London," "Permindex," "Louis Mortimer Bloomfield," "Jean de Menil," "Rothko Chapel," "Clay Shaw," "Kennedy Assassination," "Permindex connections into the Warren Commission," and so on. All the facts needed to solve the mystery of Fidel Castro, are there either in that cross-gridding of material from established U.S. intelligence files, which this writer has excerpted in the past, or from relevant facts which this writer obtained through his heading special investigations internationally.

Cross-grid the fruits of that investigation with the action, against the U.S. Government, in support of Colombia's Samper Pizano, from official institutions in London and Paris. Cross-grid with the pro-drug lobby operating within the Inter-American Dialogue, and with the role of those circles around U.S. State Department veteran spook Luigi Einaudi in crafting the 1995 corrupt "Security in the Americas" doctrine issued by the U.S. Department of Defense. Note the lying statements which the Bolivia press recently attributed to visiting U.S. Southern Command General Lawson Magruder.

A clear picture of the leading elements of the problem appears.

Fidel Castro, formerly a professed anti-Communist figure in the Synarchist tradition, was funded by the husband, Jean de Menil, of Houston-based Dominique Schlumberger de Menil, notable for her connections, together with her sister, to Paris' Liberation daily, to the careers of Francois and Danielle Mitterrand, and for her associations with Texas' Fort Marfa and Houston's wierdo center, the Rothko Chapel. George Bush (or, perhaps, his English-language translator) might tell more. De Menil funded the purchase of the Granma for Fidel's landing in eastern Cuba, and Fidel later, when the opportunity struck, became a professed Communist. Then, in 1991, the Soviet Union was dissolved; Castro, ever the man of opportunity, reacted like a true Synarchist, according to type; his Colombia drug and dirty-French connections came surging to the fore.

Suddenly, Fidel Castro was the head of the major international terrorist ring operating in Central and South America, from Chiapas to Patagonia, the Sao Paulo Forum, the Europe-backed "New Age" insurgency force behind the terrorist operations which have virtually taken over Mexico's Chiapas province, a development which represents a major security threat to the United States, and a development which is the center of the current surge of international drug- and weapons-trafficking through Mexico. Fidel's insurgency agent in Venezuela, for example, is the Col. Hugo Chavez whose opinions underwent a miraculous metamorphosis, during his brief vacation spent in a prison cell.

http://www.larouchepub.com/lar/1996/civil_wars.html

For years Fidel Castro provided asylum to Robert Vesco.

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/06/09/world/robert-vesco-fugitive-financier-is-arrested-in-cuba-the-us-says.html

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