The criminal aggression of the French, British and American imperialists against Libya sows death on the civilian population, destroys infrastructure, hits hospitals and creates a new wave of misery and refugees.
This aggression is not for the support of the rebelling Libyan people, as is hypocritically and shamelessly declared by the governments of Europe and the USA. Their target is the rebelling Arab peoples, the establishment of regimes subjected to the imperialists, the re-division of the oil contracts, and in general the imposition of western influence in the Arab world.
The imperialists and all those that legalize them and call for action, are cynical hypocrites. They use eclectically the “humanitarian” card, the same time the reactionary monarchies and regimes of the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula slaughter their own rebelling peoples with western aid. The stance of the European Parliament and the so-called European Left is openly criminal and once more warmongering and subjugated to imperialism.
In this new criminal imperialist warmongering the Greek government participates openly with the granting of airfields, ports, war boats and warplanes. This is a highly dangerous move against both the Greek people and of course the people of the Mediterranean and the region. The Papandreou government, blindly following the imperialist dictates, has already given the go-ahead for the conversion of the Suda base in Crete to headquarters and the Actium and Andravida bases as springboards for the attack on Libya.
The CPG (m-l) calls the Greek people and the antiwar-antiimperialist movement to rise up! We must demand the complete disengagement of our country from this military aggression and the immediate shut-down of the US-NATO bases of Suda and Actium. As we did during the wars against Iraq and Yugoslavia we must show our clear opposition to the attack on Libya and the Greek involvement on this. We must show our solidarity to the Libyan people. We must demand the immediate exit of our country from the imperialist institutions of the EU and NATO.
The Libyan people are the only ones that can and must confront the reactionary Qaddafi regime. Democracy, freedom and the progressive social changes do not come through the imperialist gunboats and the “stealthy” American bombers, but through genuine people’s struggles and independent radical revolts.
March 20, 2011
Communist Party of Greece (marxist-leninist)