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Mar 28 2020

Heroes And Villains: Mainstream Media And Western Establishment Against Medical Aid From Cuba, China And Russia

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Heroes And Villains: Mainstream Media And Western Establishment Against Medical Aid From Cuba, China And Russia

IMAGE: Antonio Calanni/AP

The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed the health infrastructure of many countries around the world. Desperate to contain the outbreak, hard-hit countries, including even NATO member states, have reached out for expert medical help from China, Cuba and Russia.

The situation, when the so-called ‘united and democratic’ Western world has to ask help from surprisingly effective (as always) ‘non-democratic states’, led to an outrage among mainstream media outlets, pro-NATO think tanks and the Western propagnada in general.

NATO affilated structures and anonymous sources already started spreading reports that the large-scale Russian help to Italy is ‘not effective’ and Moscow is just pursuing ‘political goals’. Same media outlets are fueling anti-Chinese hysteria and discrimination over the US campaign to lable COVID-19 a “Chinese virus’, blame it for the outbreak and sue it over the US own failures to contain the crisis (despite this Beijing offered help to the US in the battle against COVID-19).

Cuba, which deplyoed over 50 medics in Italy, and helps many other countries to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak also became a target of Western propagnada.

According to recent remarks by a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Mariya Zakharova, Washington is waging an information war against Cuba in an attempt to demonize its humanitarian efforts.

“I would like to recall that of the many Caribbean countries, including members of the British Commonwealth of Nations, only Cuba agreed to accept (40 km from the capital) the British liner MS BRAEMAR on March 18-19, which had five confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection on board, 52 people with symptoms of this disease. As a result of this humanitarian operation, more than 1,000 passengers and crew members were sent to the UK.

Aware of all the risks to her citizens, Havana answered the call for help from Italy, sending 52 doctors to the Lombardy region. In addition, Cuban doctors are already saving lives in Venezuela, Grenada, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname and Jamaica. There are ongoing  deliveries of positively proven, in particular in China, medicinal drugs, including those produced in Cuba, “Interferon Alfa 2-B””.

Zakharova added that unfortunately “not everyone is distinguished by such noble qualities and perform such worthy deeds.”

“I will not list all accusations against Cuba from Washington because of the fact that Cuba supplies humanitarian aid because it is unworthy to reiterate it all. This is humiliating for the authors themselves. It is clear that someone left an unpleasant aftertaste from the gratitude expressed by the British Government for saving people. Although it is strange for humanity of the XXI century. As if by order, from the capital, the US mainstream media unanimously decided to ignore this event, not to mention the assistance provided by the Cubans to their neighbors.

Unfortunately, in any situation there are heroes and antiheroes. Today we see them. It seems that we really live in the period that has been described in many feature films. These days, I often recall the phrase: “all out of the shadows.”

Once again, we urge you to change your mind and take the side of unity of all mankind in front of the impending common threat. We urge you to think again of those who, in this difficult global situation, are trying to work “minus”, are trying to pursue a policy of aggression and destabilization.”

It should be noted that the Washington establishment is not alone in an attempt to sacrifice lives of people for own political interests. On March 28, French President Emmanuel Macron called on Europe to not overestimate help from ‘wrong countries’ like China and Russia. Instead, he proposed to pay more attention to help from Germany and France.

“There is a lot of talk about Chinese or Russian aid, but why don’t we say that France and Germany have delivered 2 million masks and tens of thousands gowns to Italy?” Macron said. “It is not sufficient, but this is just a start and we must not let ourselves be intoxicated with what our international partners and competitors say”.

So Macron proposed to ingore columns of Russian medical equipment and military specialists, Cuban doctors, and Chinese medics and aid sent to Italy, and pay more attention to “masks” from France. Did he really believe that distorting facts by media in the favour of the Euro-Atlantic establishment will help ordinary Italians to suervive the pandemic?

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