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CHE GUEVARA

   
Guerilla Warfare.

GUERILLA WARFARE (1960)

" . . . [W]hy does the guerilla fighter fight? We must come to the inevitable conclusion that the guerilla fighter is a social reformer, that he takes up arms responding to the angry protest of the people against their oppressors, and that he fights in order to change the social system that keeps all his unarmed brothers in ignominy and misery."1a CLAUSEWITZ GHANDI ZEDONG

" . . . [W]hatever the ideological aims that may inspire the fight, the economic aim is determined by the aspiration toward ownership of land."1b

" . . . [N]o battle, combat, or skirmish is to be fought unless it will be won."1c SUN TZU ZEDONG

" . . . [S]trategy is understood as the analysis of the objectives to be achieved in the light of the total military situation and the overall ways of reaching these objectives."1d JOMINI

" . . . [A]long with centers for study of present and future zones of operations, intensive popular work must be undertaken to explain the motives of the revolution, its ends, and to spread the incontrovertible truth that victory of the enemy against the people is finally impossible. Whoever does not feel this undoubted truth cannot be a guerilla fighter."1e ZEDONG

" . . . [T]actics are the practical methods of achieving the grand strategic objectives."1f JOMINI

"The numerical inferiority of the guerilla makes it necessary that attacks always be carried out by surprise . . ."1g CLAUSEWITZ

"It is necessary to distinguish clearly between sabotage, a revolutionary and highly effective method of warfare, and terrorism, a measure that is generally ineffective and indiscriminate in its results . . ."1h

"One of the characteristics of revolutionary propaganda must be truth. Little by little, in this way, the masses will be won over."1i GHANDI


  

Che Guevara (1928-1967). Guerilla Warfare. Introduction by Marc Becker. Introduction, University of Nebraska Press, 1998. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
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* Italics in the original.

1 Che Guevara (1928-1967). Guerilla Warfare. Introduction by Marc Becker. Introduction, University of Nebraska Press, 1998. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1998. (Originally published: New York: Monthly Review Press, 1961.) (Guerilla Warfare: A Method by Che Guevara. Reprinted from Che: Selected Works of Ernesto Guevara, edited with an introduction by Rolando E. Bonachea and Nelson P. Valdes. The Massachusetts of Technology, 1969. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1969.)
a General Principles of Guerilla Warfare, at 10.
b Ibid., at 11.
c Ibid., at 12.
d Ibid., at 14.
e Ibid., at 16.
f Ibid., at 18.

g
 
Ibid., at 19-20.
h Ibid., at 22.

i Organization of the Guerilla Front, at 91.

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