The controversial and divisive world figure received several international awards and is recognized as a champion of socialism, anti-imperialism, and humanitarianism. At school, he was an intelligent but not exceptional student — although his main passion was for sport, at which he excelled.
Wednesday, November 24, Conversations with Fidel Castro: These meetings resulted in a wide-ranging and fruitful interview. The first part of this interview published by Global Research and Cuba Debate focuses on the dangers of nuclear war.
The World is at a dangerous crossroads. We have reached a critical turning point in our history.
Nov 26, · Fidel Castro, the Cuban despot who famously proclaimed after his arrest in a failed coup attempt that history would absolve him, has died at age Nov 24, · “The conventional war would be lost by the US and the nuclear war is no alternative for anyone. On the other hand, nuclear war would inevitably become global” “I think nobod. – Fidel Castro's speech to the Movement just before the Moncada Attack, Castro formed a group called "The Movement" which operated along a clandestine cell system, publishing underground newspaper El Acusador (The Accuser), while arming and training anti-Batista recruits. .
This interview with Fidel Castro provides an understanding of the nature of modern warfare: Were a military operation to be launched against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the US and its allies would be unable to win a conventional war, with the possibility that this war could evolve towards a nuclear war.
The details of ongoing war preparations in relation to Iran have been withheld from the public eye. A central concept put forth by Fidel Castro in the interview is the 'Battle of Ideas".
The corporate media is involved in acts of camouflage. The devastating impacts of a nuclear war are either trivialized or not mentioned. The "Battle of Ideas" is part of a revolutionary process. Against a barrage of media disinformation, Fidel Castro's resolve is to spread the word far and wide, to inform world public opinion, to "make the impossible possible", to thwart a military adventure which in the real sense of the word threatens the future of humanity.
When a US sponsored nuclear war becomes an "instrument of peace", condoned and accepted by the World's institutions and the highest authority including the United Nations, there is no turning back: Fidel's "Battle of Ideas" must be translated into a worldwide movement.
People must mobilize against this diabolical military agenda. This war can be prevented if people pressure their governments and elected representatives, organize at the local level in towns, villages and municipalities, spread the word, inform their fellow citizens regarding the implications of a thermonuclear war, initiate debate and discussion within the armed forces.
What is required is a mass movement of people which forcefully challenges the legitimacy of war, a global people's movement which criminalizes war. In his October 15 speech, Fidel Castro warned the World on the dangers of nuclear war: Let us have the courage to proclaim that all nuclear or conventional weapons, everything that is used to make war, must disappear!
In essence, the "Battle of Ideas" consists in restoring the truth and establishing the foundations of World peace. And that is the reason why I am of the opinion that what should disappear are not just nuclear weapons, but also conventional weapons. Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz: Since quite a long time —years I would say- but especially for some months now, I began to worry about the imminence of a dangerous and probable war that could very rapidly evolve towards a nuclear war.
Before that I had concentrated all my efforts on the analysis of the capitalist system in general and the methods that the imperial tyranny has imposed on humanity. It seemed that the world was going to enjoy the delights of a peace that would last for an unlimited time.
Well, obviously, there was a danger —as even Robert McNamara said at some point in time. You asked me when was it that we became aware of the imminent risk of a nuclear war, and that dates back to the period I talked to you about previously, barely six months ago.
That was the flagship of the South Korean Navy; an extremely sophisticated vessel. We had been closely following the political process in that country. We knew perfectly well what happened there during the s, when Iran nationalized the assets of the British Petroleum in that country- which at the time was called the Anglo Persian Oil Company.
Shortly after the Resolution was adopted --the most aggressive resolution of of them all-- one US aircraft carrier, embedded in a combat unit, plus a nuclear submarine, went through the Suez Canal with the help of the Egyptian government.
Naval units from Israel joined, heading for the Persian Gulf and the seas nearby Iran. In my opinion this has complicated the political situation terribly and has placed the world on the brink of war.
In they repeated that same operation against a research center that was being built by Syria. I am saying this here and I am being very honest: Those are two very important antecedents.
I believe there are many reasons to think that they will try to do the same against Iran: As is known, the power generation uranium residues are the raw material to produce plutonium. That was in June.
There are many types of threats directed against Russia and China. Because, in my opinion, everything has become more complicated in several ways. Militarily, because of what you are explaining regarding, for example, the commitment that existed and the contract that had been signed to supply Iran the S, which are very efficient anti-aircraft weapons in the first place.
There are other things regarding fuel supplies, which are very important for China, because China is the country with the highest economic growth.Fidel Castro's role in this incident has been dogged by speculation and controversy but the following account seems to be generally agreed upon.
In Castro traveled to Bogotá in Colombia for a political conference of Latin American students that coincided with the ninth meeting of the Pan. For a boy growing up in the Oriente countryside dangers lurked everywhere. Parents and nursemaids cautioned children to beware of "lost souls" wandering the earth, seeking to catch mortals and compel them to take their places.
Fidel Castro always slept fitfully. To fall asleep was to be alone, defenseless, off-guard.
Years later, as a rebel commander in the Sierra Maestra, he kept himself Reviews: 1. Background of Fidel Castro and Why He is so Dangerous The first attack took place when eight bombers left Guatemala and advanced twords a Cuban airfeirld. The CIA used WWII bombers and painted them to look like the Cuban planes.
Sep 20, · By Philip Pullella and Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Pope Francis met Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Sunday hours after warning Cubans to beware the dangers of ideology and the.
HAVANA — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S.
presidents during his half century. For a boy growing up in the Oriente countryside dangers lurked everywhere. Parents and nursemaids cautioned children to beware of "lost souls" wandering the earth, seeking to catch mortals and compel them to take their places.
Fidel Castro always slept fitfully. To fall asleep was to be alone, defenseless, off-guard. Years later, as a rebel commander Reviews: 1.