Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fidel Castro returns to TV with dire warning of nuclear conflict

The Guardian: "The Middle East is on the verge of a nuclear war triggered by a US attack on Iran in the name of preventing the country from developing its own weapons, according to ageing Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.

'To do this on the basis of a calculation that the Iranians are going to come running out to ask the Yankees for forgiveness is absurd,' Castro said. 'They [the US] will encounter a terrible resistance that will spread the conflict that cannot end up any other way than turning nuclear.'

The former Cuban president said Israel would throw the first bomb, but the risk that red buttons would also be pressed in Pakistan and India was latent.

Castro made the prediction on Cuban TV last night, in a dramatic return to public life after four years in near-seclusion."
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