Heading for Inevitable Disaster
Like others, Castro fears inevitable disastrous war.
by Stephen Lendman
In 1959, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz liberated Cuba from imperial America, police state rule, and mafia bosses who turned the nation into a casino and brothel.
Cubans may want change, but won't tolerate recolonization under puppets serving Washington's interests.
On August 13, Fidel turns 86. After leading Cuba for decades, surviving hundreds of US attempts to kill him, a punishing embargo, and numerous other hostile acts, illness forced him to step down in December 2008.
It didn't slow his determination to speak and write vital truths, especially on issues of war and peace.
Like others, including this writer, he justifiably fears inevitable disastrous war.
His latest article explains headlined, "The roads leading to disaster."
Fidel's intellect remains acute, his perceptiveness keen. His knowledge of vital issues is impressive. His honesty and integrity are impeccable, his forthrightness noteworthy. So is his fear about an inevitable disaster.
"As far as I am concerned," he said, "I do not harbor the slightest doubt that the United States is about to commit, and lead the world toward, the greatest error in its history."
Humanity will suffer. Castro long feared nuclear destruction, perhaps eventual annihilation. In a July 2010 videotaped interview, he expected Washington and Israel to target Iran, saying:- Advertisement -
"When they launch war, they're going to launch it there. It cannot help but be nuclear. I believe the danger of war is growing a lot. They are playing with fire."
Indeed so he explained in his August 24, 2010 article headlined, "The nuclear winter," saying: