Tuesday, May 30, 2017

KKE slams Tsipras' government: Greece must be disengaged from imperialist interventions and wars!

The Parliamentary Team of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) submitted a written question about Greece's disengagement from imperialist interventions and wars to the Ministers of Defence and Foreign Affairs. The text of the question is the following:

Source: RizospastisTranslation: In Defense of Communism *.

"The decisions of the governments of ND and PASOK in the previous years, as well as the ones of the SYRIZA-ANEL government today, for the involvement of Greece in imperialist interventions and wars, have put and continue putting our people in great adventures and dangers.

The slogan "Neither land nor water to the murderers of the people" has been diachronically expressed by our people. They shouted it in the war of USA, NATO,EU against Yugoslavia in 1999 and in the later wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya. Our people shout it in demonstrations throughout the country, denouncing the governmental decisions for the participation of Greek military forces in NATO's exercises, for the disposal of the base of Souda and other military bases and headquarters to the broader imperialist plans.

These days, the working people, the youth, with mass demonstrations in Chania demanded the closure of the US-NATO base in Souda, while in Alexandroupolis and other cities in Thrace, they demand that no Greek territory will be used for the transition of foreign military forces which will participate in NATO's "Noble Jump" exercise in Romania. 

According to published reports 4,000 military officers from Albania, Bulgaria, Britain, USA, Spain, Latvia, Romania, Norwar, Holland and Poland will participate in NATO's exercise in Romania. Greece participates in the exercise by providing "Host Nation" support, during the transition of British, Spanish and Albanian military units from the axis Alexandroupolis-Ormenio and Krystallopigi-Promachonas in northern Greece. 

According to official statements, the Greek government is committed for "providing facilitation at the airport and the seaport of Alexandroupolis during the deployment and redeployment of personnel and vehicles. Accommodation for the personnel. Services for their safety during the reception, transition and exit from the country. Operation and staffing of local coordination center in Alexandroupolis. Facilitation for logistics and medical treatment services. Access to ground and satellite communications."

It is a fact that this NATO exercise too prepares the soil for new wars and interventions, for the formation of an inter-state military power capable to be used against the people, wherever needed. 

The SYRIZA-ANEL government, following the way of the previous governments and in the name of the so-called geostrategic upgrade dogma, bears big responsiblities because it offers Greek territory, military camps of our country and multiform facilitations to the murderous mechanism of NATO. 

Within these circumstances, the positions and the struggle of the KKE and the labor-popular movement gain especial significance: "Neither land nor water to the murderers of the people", immediate disangegament of the country from imperialist interventions and wars, closure of the Souda base and other US-NATO bases and headquarters, return of the Greek military forces from missions abroad, definite disengagement of our country from NATO and the other imperialist organisations.

Messrs. Ministers are asked: what is the position of the government in the popular demand for the non-engagement of the country in the imperialist plans and the non-use of Greek territory, camps and sections of the Greek Armed Forces in NATO's "Noble Jump" other similar military exercises?

What is the position of the government in the popular demand for the non-renewal of the agreement with the USA for the Souda base, the closure of this base and other US-NATO bases which are directed against our people and other people?"

* This is an unofficial translation of the original Greek text.