[News] Fidel on the nuclear war nobody is talking about
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Fidel again on the nuclear war nobody is talking about
Posted: 27 Jun 2010 09:59 PM PDT
Knowing the Truth in Time -
Fidel Castro Ruz
When writing each one of my previous Reflections,
while a catastrophe for humanity is rapidly
approaching, my greatest concern has been to
perform the basic duty of informing our people.
Today Im calmer than Ive been for 26 days. As
things continue to happen at short notice, I can
reiterate and add to the reports presented to Cuban and international opinion.
Obama has promised to attend the World Cup
quarter-finals on July 2nd, if his country
advances from the second round. He should know
better than anyone that these quarter-finals may
not take place since very serious events will
take place before then, or at least he ought to know that.
On Friday, June 25th, an international news
agency known for its close attention to detail in
its reports, published the declarations of the
commander of the elite Navy corps of the Islamic
Revvolutionary Guard, General Ali Fadavi warning
that if the United States and its allies
inspect Iranian ships in international waters,
they will receive a response in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz."
The information came from the Iranian Mehr news agency.
The Mehr dispatch reported: Fadavi added that
the Navy of the Revolutionary Guards has at its
disposal hundreds of ships equipped with missile launchers.
The information which emerged at practically the
same time it was published in Granma, or before,
was on certain points practically a carbon copy
of the paragraphs from my Reflection, produced on
June 24th and published in Granma on Friday, the 25th.
The coincidence can be explained by the basic use
of logical reasoning that I always apply. I dont speak a word of Farsi.
I dont doubt in the least that as soon as the
U.S. and Israeli warships occupy their positions
along with the rest of the U.S. military ships
located near the Iranian coastline and try to
inspect the first merchant ship from that
country, a shower of missiles will be set off in
all directions. It will be the exact moment in
which the terrible war will begin. Its
impossible to predict how many ships will sink, nor under which flag.
The most important thing for our people is that they know the truth in time.
It doesnt matter that by instinct, almost
everyone, perhaps 99.9% of my fellow countrymen,
remain hopeful and agree with me in a sincere
desire to be mistaken. I have spoken with people
in the closest circles and have simultaneously
received news from many noble, devoted and
dutiful citizens, who upon reading my Reflections
do not challenge their considerations in the
least, but assimilate, believe and ingest the
reasoning I set forward, yet immediately dedicate
their time to carrying out the work to which their energies are devoted.
Thats exactly what we wish for our
countrymen. What would be worse would be for
then to suddenly be made aware of news of serious
events, without having heard any news whatsoever
beforehand about such possibilities, thereby
falling into confusion and panic, something
undignified for as heroic a people as the Cubans
who were on the brink of being targeted for a
massive nuclear attack in October of 1959, and
never wavered for a moment in carrying out their duties.
While carrying out heroic internationalist
missions, courageous combatants and commanders of
our Revolutionary Armed Forces were on the verge
of being victims of nuclear attacks against the
Cuban troops who were approaching the southern
Angolan border, where the racist South African
troops had been displaced after the battle of
Cuito Cuanavale, and had entrenched themselves along the border with Namibia.
The Pentagon, with the knowledge of the President
of the United States, supplied the racist South
Africans with some 14 nuclear weapons, through
Israel, weapons that were more powerful than
those dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima
and Nagasaki, as weve explained in other Reflections.
We are neither novices nor meddlers in this complicated matter.
In the nuclear aftermath, what will happen in the
rest of the Spanish speaking Americas can be predicted.
In such circumstances, there'll be no talk of
capitalism or socialism; only a stage of
administering the goods and services available in
this part of the continent. Inevitably those who
today head each country will continue to govern,
some of whom are very close to socialism and
others filled with euphoria by the opening of a
world market that today opens itself to fuels,
uranium, copper, lithium, aluminum, iron and
other metals that today are being sent to the
rich, developed countries that will suddenly disappear.
Abundant food supplies that are today being
exported to this world market will also disappear abruptly.
In such circumstances, the most basic products
required to live: food, water, fuel and the
resources of the hemisphere to the south of the
United States, are abundant enough to support a
bit of civilization, whose uncontrolled advances
have led humanity to such a disaster.
There are, however, still many
uncertainties. Will the two most powerful
nuclear powers, the United States and Russia, be
able to abstain from launching their nuclear
weapons at one another? What is not in doubt in
the least is that from Europe, the nuclear
weapons belonging to the allies of the United
States and Israel, Great Britain and France who
enthusiastically supported the resolution that
will inevitably trigger the war which, for
reasons already explained, will immediately go
nuclear threaten Russian territory, although
just like China, that country has tried to avoid
forceful measures and each of their possibilities.
The economy of the superpower will collapse like
a house of cards. U.S. society is the least
prepared to support a catastrophe such as the one
the empire has created in the same territory where it was born.
We dont know what the environmental effects will
be of the nuclear weapons that will inevitably
explode in various parts of our planet, and that,
under the least serious scenario, will explode in abundance.
To conjecture a serious hypothesis would be pure science fiction on my part.
Fidel Castro Ruz
June 27th, 2010
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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