Fidel Castro warns Obama against attack on Iran
Hinhua English News
August 8, 2010
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro addresses a meeting of the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, August 7, 2010. Fidel Castro delivered a speech on the Iranian nuclear issue before Cuba's parliament Saturday, his first official government appearance in four years. (Xinhua/Wang Pei)
HAVANA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Saturday urged U.S. President Barack Obama not to order an attack on Iran.
Castro made the remarks at a special session of the Cuban parliament discussing the "main threats to mankind."
"Leaders of the world's most powerful countries -- allies or adversaries, with the exception of Israel -- would agree with me and urge President Obama to avoid the aggression," said Castro.
If President Obama gives the order, "he would be ordering the immediate deaths of hundreds of millions of people, including an untold number of people in his homeland and the crews of all the U.S. fleet in the waters around Iran," Castro said.
Powerful Message: There's Still Hope for the World
Fidel Castro Ruz - Global Research
August 1, 2010
For 57 years, two generations of Cubans, the one that came before us and our own, which led both from January 1 to today, have fought against the most powerful empire humanity has ever known.
I do not harbor the slightest fear of seeming to exaggerate; I say this with modesty, even embarrassment. It hurt to see how hundreds of millions of young people in the world were not even able to learn how to read and write, or are semi-illiterate, or do not have jobs, and are ignorant of everything related to the inalienable rights of human beings.
A colossal crime is being committed against thousands of millions of adolescents and young people of both sexes, whose wonderful intelligence is manipulated by the mass media, and in fact, many of them, especially men, are turned into soldiers to die in unjust, genocidal wars carried out all over the planet.
The economic system that has prevailed is incompatible with the interests of humanity. It must end and it will end.