December 28th "Pravda" published an "Appeal to the people" by B. Karmal: "Finally after severe suffering and anguish came the day of freedom and rebirth of all the fraternal peoples of Afghanistan. We pitched torture machine of Amin and his butchers prispeshnikov- wild, usurpers and murderers of tens of thousands of our sootechestvennikov- fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters, children and the elderly. This murderous machine is falling apart until the last bloody cog ... destroyed the ramparts of despotism bloody dynasty of Amin and his supporters - these watchdogs Sardarov Nadir Shah, Zahir Shah, Daud Shah, mercenary world imperialism headed by US imperialism. Of these bastions will be left one stone upon another. Crumble the last vestiges of the citadel of national and social oppression in our beloved homeland. "