percent of the Spanish people did not wish involvement by their
government in the unjust and unnecessary war President George W.
Bush initiated in Iraq."
Posted March 19, 2004 thepeoplesvoice.org
By: Ted Lang
Guernica, a small town in
northern Spain, was used for target and bombing run practice by Adolf
Hitler's emerging deadly war machine preceding World War II.
Hitler used principles of Keynesian debt economics to launch the war
economy needed to create the New World Order, and fascist Generalissimo
Francisco Franco asked for Hitler's help in putting down freedom-loving
resistance in Spain.
In 1937, Goering's Luftwaffe, requiring actual practice in aerial attack
methods, demonstrated not only National Socialism's ties to totalitarian
fascism, but provided the first example known in eradicating civilian
populations of non-combatant cities, towns and villages via aerial
attack. The techniques proved useful when Hitler launched his
"blitzkrieg" on Poland commencing WWII in 1939. Hitler
perfected breaking a nation's will by attacking its unarmed populace
Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, was commissioned by the popularly elected
democratic republic to create a painting for the Spanish Pavilion
depicting Spain's achievements for the 1937 World's Fair. The
theme of the Exposition was the technological progress most aptly
exhibited by the participating nations, including advances in aviation
technology and aircraft. Although a Spanish citizen, Picasso lived
in Paris, the city where the Fair was to be held.
It was a turbulent time in Spain and fascism was threatening all of
Europe. The democratic government was being challenged by Generalissimo
Francisco Franco, and the attack on Guernica was part of his terrorist
tactics to take over the country. And just as would be the case
with the whole of Western Europe, Spain fell to fascist dictatorship.
Picasso dedicated his painting to the Franco-inspired bloodbath carried
out against his own people by the German air force.
A few days after the massacre at Guernica, people in Paris took to the
streets in protest. The protest demonstrations occurred on May
1st, and Picasso was inspired by the angry masses and was himself
angered by the double-cross perpetrated by Franco revolutionaries
against their own. It was an abstract painting, highlighted by
things Spanish and accentuating body parts in a disorderly array that
might easily be totally misinterpreted in many ways, except for its
title: "Guernica." Although an abstract work, anyone
beholding Picasso's finished product had little difficulty seeing where
the artist was coming from.
Reports are that 91 percent of the Spanish people did not wish
involvement by their government in the unjust and unnecessary war
President George W. Bush initiated in Iraq. Although the American
people are easily fooled, given our Zionist-controlled press that favors
Israeli supremacy, all the people of the world are now more or less at
the receiving end of United States imperial military might. As
Noam Chomsky has so often pointed out, if you really want to find out
what's going on, read any newspaper that isn't printed in the
Zionist-controlled United States. The people of Europe and in the
135 nations [Laurence M. Vance: "The Bases of Empire;"
LewRockwell.com, March 17, 2004] where we maintain a military presence,
are terrified of the 21st Century's real axis of evil: Washington, D.C,
Tel-Aviv and London.
Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar summarily ignored the
will of the people, just as our government continually ignores the will
of the American people, a people totally in the dark as to what is
really happening in the world. Ignorance is bliss, at least
insofar as Washington is concerned. Whoever the terrorists were,
consider not only the election that immediately followed the terrorist
act; consider the date: 3-11.
One of the most disturbing aspects of the 9-11 terrorist acts against US
was the way the terrorists not only coordinated at least four major
airliner hijackings at virtually the same time and with the logistics
marvel of selecting fully fuel-laden aircraft, but the insult and
mockery of the numbers comprising the date. The numbers represent
America's standard distress call, as S.O.S. is still the standard for
international distress signals in Morse code. The terrorists let
US know they can arrange whatever they want anytime they want to.
The Spanish people reacted to the terrorism by accurately blaming the
true terrorists and culprits: Their own government! That is why
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero won the election. The horror of the
terrorist act wasn't equal to either the carnage of our 9-11 or Spain's
Guernica, but intelligent informed people know when their government is
lying to them and doing the wrong thing. At least the lives lost
at Guernica served some beneficial purpose - it informed and educated
the people of Spain. What more will it take for US?
© Copyright THEODORE E. LANG 3/18/04 All
rights reserved. Ted Lang is a political analyst and a freelance writer.