By Carlos Fonseca, Daniel Ortega, Tomás Borge, Humberto Ortega, Jaime Wheelock, Bruce Marcus
The simplest choice in English of ancient records of the FSLN and speeches and interviews from the hole years of the 1979 Sandinista revolution.
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They examined the war in mathematical terms. Somoza had a regu lar ar m y . Somoza had m ore sol di ers t han the Sand i n i st as. Somoza had t a n k s , pl anes. a r t i l l ery , w h i l e t h e Sa nd i ni st a s d i dn' t . Somoza h a d mor e soldiers, m or e r i fl es, m or e com m u n i cat i on s t ha n t h e San di n i s tas. Th er efore, Somoza had t o w i n t h e wa r ag ai nst t h e Sand i n i st as. Bu t w ha t was left nu t was t ha t Somoza di d not h ave th e people, an d tha t we Sand i ni st as w er e th e people.
On Sat u r d ay , September 1, i n a M ex ican new spaper , we r ead a di s patch dat el ined H av an a t h at m ade r efer ence to N icar ag ua's posi t ion regarding the "problem" of Kampuchea. And we say "problem" be cause it is a problem for imperialism for a people to be free. Th e di spatch i n qu estio n n oted t h a t N i car agu a's delegat io n h ad al i gned it sel f w i t h t h e Soviet bloc by recogni zin g t he gov er nm en t of people's Kampuchea. We all know what interests motivate the inter national press agencies of the so-called free world, so the deed does not sur p r ise us.
We solidarize ourselves with the frontline countries and condemn the aggression by South Africa and Rhodesia against them. And we so li d a rize w i t h t h e r i gh t of t h e people of East T i m or t o self-det er m i n a t i on . S. troops from Sout h K or ea . Onl y a fe w m on t h s w er e t o pass w hen i n 192 7 Y a n k ee m ar i n es a gai n l anded on ou r soi l . Then the fi gure of A u gu sto Cesar Sandi no vigor ously rose up and, at the head of an army of workers and peasants, sought to militarily de f eat t he i n t er v en t i onist forces i n an un equal cam pai g n .
Sandinistas Speak: Speeches, Writings, and Interviews with Leaders of Nicaragua's Revolution by Carlos Fonseca, Daniel Ortega, Tomás Borge, Humberto Ortega, Jaime Wheelock, Bruce Marcus