COMMENT: During a rare speech at nearly 84 years old, Fidel Castro indicated that he had ‘hope’ President Obama could avert otherwise impending nuclear war and likely wider world war if sanctions against Iran lead to an attack.
JUAN O. TAMAYO
August 8, 2010
[…] 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.
“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.”
The “established order of the planet … will inevitably collapse, the reigning social order will disappear abruptly” and all currencies will be worthless, he added.
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