ATTACK THE CENTERS, THE BASES, AND THE STRATEGISTS OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY MACHINE
Today, with the “Gudrun Ensslin Commando,” we attacked General Kroesen, the supreme commander of the U.S. Army and of NATO’s Central Europe Section. He is one of the U.S. generals who directly control imperialist policies in an area stretching from Western Europe to the Gulf region. It is he who decides on the nature of missions and the methods to be used in cases of confrontation. He decides when conventional means of destruction are to be used and when and where neutron bombs are to be deployed. He commands the U.S. intervention troops that are stationed here for deployment in the Middle East. He and Rogers are the strategists who are called back to the Pentagon from the European front when decisions, such as the decision to intervene in Iran, are taken. Should the resistance seriously threaten the colonial status of the FRG, he will be one of the American military figures who will openly control this country instead of Schmidt, Genscher, Kohl, Strauß, or whoever it might be at the time. For that reason, information about the left in the FRG has been stored in the computers at the Heidelberg Headquarters for years now. He regularly meets with the BAW to coordinate what steps are to be taken, and he personally assesses the reports of the Western intelligence services working within the context of NATO to wage the U.S.’s war against the guerilla in Western Europe. Kroesen is a front line general.
Western Europe is no longer the hinterland from which imperialism wages war. With the victories of the Third World liberation wars, with the development of the guerilla in Western Europe, and with the generalized crisis now facing imperialism, it has become part of the worldwide front. While it is the region where they own everything, it has also become the critical region for the worldwide liberation process.
The struggle in the metropole can keep the global imperialist system in check if a fresh breakthrough develops in conjunction with revolutionaries in the Third World. The struggles in the metropole now constitute genuine revolutionary steps in the centers themselves, and can now be seen as permanent upheavals within the process of developing revolutionary resistance.
Resistance means attacks against the counterrevolutionary attack. Resistance means situating your own practice in the context of the guerilla. The guerilla, the struggle of the prisoners from the guerilla, and the struggle of the anti-imperialist militants are the elements that together form the revolutionary front in Western Europe—or will form it.
CARRY OUT ALL STRUGGLES FOR DECENT LIVING CONDITIONS IN ALL AREAS AS ANTI-IMPERIALIST STRUGGLES AND AS PART OF THE FRONT.
MAKE THE PRISONERS’ STRUGGLE, WHICH IS CENTRAL TO THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE, YOUR OWN.
SUPPORT THE PRISONERS HERE, IN IRELAND, IN TURKEY, IN ITALY, AND IN SPAIN.
THE WEST EUROPEAN GUERILLA IS SHAKING THE CENTER
STRUGGLE ALONGSIDE US
Red Army Faction
September 15, 1981