Condemn the acts of piracy against Bolivian president Evo Morales!

Hooliganism in international relations must not pass!

Statement by the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), July 4, 2013

Bolivia's President Evo Morales | AFP / Filippo Monteforte)

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales | AFP / Filippo Monteforte)

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) denounces the refusal of Italy, France, Spain and Portugal to permit the Bolivian presidential aircraft to land or fly over their territories on July 2. President Evo Morales was returning from Russia where he attended the second summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum. Short of fuel, the plane was forced to land in Vienna, Austria where it was boarded and searched, using the pretext that the plane could be transporting the former CIA agent, Edward Snowden. The U.S. government has issued a warrant for Snowden’s arrest after the leak of top secret information.

The actions of the European states against the Bolivian presidential aircraft are outrageous hooliganism, which violate all norms of immunity of a president of a republic, the sovereignty of countries and the official flights of their highest representatives. CPC(M-L) notes that the government of Canada has remained silent on this hooligan act, which not only shows utter disrespect for the Bolivian President but also sets a very dangerous precedent tantamount to casual declarations of war wherein no international code of conduct is recognized.

The dangerous levels of anarchy and incoherence in international affairs can also be seen in the fact that the European Union is protesting U.S. spying on their official offices in Washington and Brussels yet member countries are cooperating with the U.S. by committing acts of piracy against the President of Bolivia, denying lawful access to their airspace and boarding and searching his presidential aircraft, which are all hostile acts in violation of Bolivian sovereignty and international norms.

These events prove that private interests have taken over the governments of these countries involved. They have usurped state power in pursuit of private agendas. The world is witness to degeneration in norms of diplomatic behaviour and the rule of law, as these private interests using state power adopt methods of revenge-seeking and settling scores using the dirtiest gangster methods.

Might does not make right and never shall no matter how righteous the cause is deemed to be. Condemn the utter disregard for the sovereign rights of independent countries! Demand those European countries that participated in these acts of international hooliganism and piracy apologize and desist from such conduct in the future. Demand that the Government of Canada denounce these acts of international hooliganism against Evo Morales, President of the sovereign Plurinational State of Bolivia and issue an official statement to that effect.

No to collaboration with the U.S. in the use of gangster methods. It must not pass

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