The West favorite commie Cuba’s Fidel Castro is back. Castro address the Cuban national assembly on Saturday. The first major address to Cuban people in four years. Castro accused the US and Israel of planning a nuclear war against his ally Iran.
Castro noted that after months of warning of the risks of nuclear war over the enforcement of sanctions against Iran — he even gave a deadline in June — he’s now less pesimistic.
“At first I thought that the imminent danger of war had no solution possible,” he said. “I am sure, however, that it will not happen that way and that, on the contrary, the conditions for a solution (…) are being created at this time.”
“One man alone will have to make the decision: The president of the United States,” Castro said, because Iran will not bow to U.S. and Israeli demands to halt its nuclear program.
If Obama approves an attack on Iran, he added, he will trigger a war that will spread through the Middle East and Asia and cause “the instantaneous death of hundreds of millions people, among them an incalculable number of people in his own country.”
Cuba’s Fidel Castro took part in his first government function since he nearly died in 2006, repeating his apocalyptic warnings of a nuclear war that only President Barack Obama can avert as he spoke Saturday to a formal session of parliament.
Castro’s critics in the US wonders is Fidel Castro is back in charge, some think so:
`It was clearly a command performance, and nothing about it will enhance Raúl’s legitimacy as Cuba’s president,” said Brian Latell, a former Cuba analyst at the CIA.
“Does it all mean that Fidel is now more in control than in the past four year? I think so,” said Andy Gomez, senior fellow at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.
“But it’s difficult to take him seriously,” said Miami radio commentator Ninoska Perez. “He talks about the risks of nuclear war, and his 50 years in power have been as catastrophic as a nuclear war.”