Monday, April 7, 2008

The essence of guerrilla warfare

...It is not always necessary to wait until all the revolutionary conditions exist; the insurrectional foco can develop subjective conditions based on existing objective conditions...It is important to emphasize that guerrilla warfare is a war of the masses, a war of the people. The guerrilla band, as an armed nucleus, is the combative vanguard of the people. Its great force is drawn from the mass of the people themselves...The miracle is that a small nucleus, the armed vanguard of a great popular movement that supports them, can proceed to realise that idea, to establish a new society, to break the old patterns of the past, to achieve, ultimately, the social justice for which they fight.

Ernesto Che Guevara, Guerrilla warfare

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