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CPML statement to Kampuchean leaders: ’Soviet and Vietnamese aggressors will fail’

First Published: The Call, Vol. 8, No. 4, January 29, 1979.
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The Central Committee of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) of the U.S. sent the following statement of support to the leaders of Democratic Kampuchea–Prime Minister Pol Pot, Deputy Prime Minister Ieng Sary, and President Khieu Samphan.


The Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) of the United States gives its full support to the Kampuchean people in their present efforts to resist the Vietnamese aggression now taking place in Democratic Kampuchea.

No matter how many acts of aggression, invasion, subversion and occupation are launched by the Vietnamese leaders and their Soviet masters, we are certain that they will never succeed in conquering the Kampuchean people, whose precious liberation was achieved only three-and-a-half years ago after defeating U.S. imperialism and its puppets on the battlefield.

During the war of national liberation from 1970 to 1975, the Kampuchean people were in the front lines of the world struggle against U.S. imperialism. Today they are in the front lines of the fight against the Soviet imperialists who seek to dominate the entire world and their Vietnamese agents who pursue the aim of regional hegemonism in Southeast Asia.

Thus the war of resistance now being waged by Kampuchea’s people and her Revolutionary Army will have direct bearing on the cause of international peace and security. The valiant struggle of the Kampuchean people deserves the support and sympathy of all peace and freedom-loving peoples.

A just cause always triumphs in the end while an unjust one fails. The cause of Democratic Kampuchea in its resistance to Vietnamese aggressor troops, Soviet MIG bombing, and occupation of cities and highways is certainly a very just cause. The cause of the Soviet and Vietnamese aggressors meanwhile is utterly unjust and doomed to failure.

We have complete confidence that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Kampuchea headed by Secretary Pol Pot, the Kampuchean people will win victory.

We are not fooled by the Vietnamese efforts to conceal their aggression under the cloak of a puppet organization made up of a handful of Kampuchean traitors. We know that the entire Kampuchean nation is unified in its resolve to defeat the Vietnamese aggression, liberate the country once again, and carry forward the tasks of the socialist revolution.

We are also not fooled by the appearance of Vietnamese and Soviet military superiority. We know that the Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea and the Kampuchean people are at this very moment in the mountains, the jungle, and all parts of the countryside, ready to unfold a protracted people’s war which no aggressor will be able to survive.

We expect that the flag of oppression and domination which has been hoisted by the Vietnamese aggressors temporarily over Phnom Penh will not be able to fly for long. We have every confidence that the three gold towers on the field of red–the only flag that represents the Kampuchean people–will fly once again in Phnom Penh.

Our Party’s support for the Kampuchean people is unshakeable. We will do everything in our power to support you in your present struggle.