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(en) Uruguay, FAU: Statement on the Iraq situation (ca,it)

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Date Sun, 23 Mar 2003 16:55:42 +0100 (CET)


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> Statement of the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya
MASSACRE IN IRAQ - US Real Capitalism in action.
And so it finally happened. The massacre in Iraq on the part of
the US Empire was an announced horror. It wanted to carry it out
whatever. It was enough, as Chomsky said recently, for there to
be a knife in Iraq. But in the end, not even a knife was
necessary. International organizations, "Right", the widespread
opposition of the people, nothing mattered.

Its language is brute force. The hammer of power is its history.
A trail of blood and violation is its business card. A long
chain of infamy marks its interventions, the murders and macabre
games of the CIA. The people of Latin America feel its effects
in their bodies: bullets and hunger.

But this is not the exclusive of the US empire. It is the
everyday product of this system, applied, to be sure, in
agreement with multiple conditions.

This system of privilege for the few depends on force and
violence alone. It hides its monstrosity under a robe - phantom
institutions, symbols to justify their existence, repressive
mechanisms that assure their control in the name of general
order. Today, its robe has fallen and we can see it clearly for
what it is.

And the USA is the paradigmatic expression of the system, it is
hegemonic, it is the number one instigator of world neo-liberal
designs that have killed millions of human beings through
hunger. One which kills through misery and missiles.

Do not be mistaken, it is a cold, calculated strategy - the US
empire wants more power; it wants to redraw the world to its
benefit, to discipline bodies for this stage of the system, to
be the first economic power. It also wants total political
protection for transnationals, and it wants the oil. For our
area it wants the FTAA.

The disgusting cynicism of Bush is cruelly graphic of an
ideology of power. It cares nothing for any values and it
totally scorns the world's intelligence. Not even Orwell could
imagine such self-confidence - the murderous violence and fear
legitimizes everything. A lesson that history gives the lukewarm
and timorous, to those who ask permission to criticize, to those
who still believe that deep within this system there is place
for the poor of the world.

This is a historic moment of brutal violence by those in power.
But there is also one historical constant - the people have
always responded, they have always resisted.

With the people of Iraq in this tragic moment

We totally repudiate the genocide perpetrated by the US empire
and its lackeys.

Federación Anarquista Uruguaya

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