There is the question of terrorism, the groups involved and what it means. We have been here before. One element which spawned others was led by Che Guevara, 1928-1967. The item below was from a long time ago, but the source unknown. Quote:
What Che Guevara Stood For
Che wanted to see ‘Hatred as an element of struggle; unbending hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him into an effective, violent, selective, and cold-blooded killing machine’. He considered Americans to be ‘hyenas … fit only for extermination’.
2. Mass Murder.
Che wanted to launch a nuclear attack on
. He desired ‘atomic extermination’ of the
‘hyenas’ (read civilians) who lived there and in November 1962 he boasted to the London "Daily
Worker" of the nuclear weapons, ‘We would have used them
against the very heart of the US, including New York City’. New York
Even Che’s sympathetic interviewer from the then "Daily Worker" considered him to be ‘crackers from the way he went on about the missiles’. It’s only thanks to the intervention of Nikita Khrushchev that Che’s plans came to nothing.
With the nuclear attack plans shelved, Che instead attempted to launch a terrorist campaign in
Had it have worked, Macy’s, Gimbels, Bloomingdales, and Manhattan’s Grand
Central Terminal would have been hit with a dozen incendiary devices and 500
kilos of TNT. To give some perspective, the 2004 New York City train bombings used 100 kilos of TNT
and killed and maimed almost 2,000 people. Madrid
4. Sacrificing the people of Cuba.
At the First Latin American Youth Congress in July 1959, Che proudly claimed: ‘These people [of Cuba] you see today tell you that even if they should disappear from the face of the earth because an atomic war is unleashed in their names … they would feel completely happy and fulfilled’.
5. Executions without trial.
Che delighted in ordering and carrying out executions and considered the need to present a legal case and to give the accused the right to defend him or herself to be ‘archaic bourgeois details’. ‘I don’t need proof to execute a man, I only need proof that it’s necessary to execute him!’, Che declared in 1959.
6. Persecution of gay men.
In Che’s Cuba, ‘effeminate behaviour’ became a crime and gay men were consigned to forced labour camps with the words ‘Work Will Make Men Out of You’ posted over the entry gates.
Che demanded that ‘individualism must disappear!’ Perhaps his greatest support for this principle is found in his relationship with the
. Indeed, according to KGB
official Alexander Alexiev, ‘Che was practically the architect of the
Soviet-Cuban relationship’. USSR
There is something uncannily familiar about this.