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Castro Warns US Against Attacking Iran

From a besotted Associated Press:

Fidel Castro suddenly back in view on Cuban TV

By Paul Haven, Associated Press Writer

July 13, 2010

HAVANA – Former President Fidel Castro used his most prominent television interview since falling seriously ill four years ago to discuss everything from the threat of global nuclear war to the use of energy efficient light bulbs.

The one thing the 83-year-old revolutionary leader did not discuss in his return to the airwaves Monday was events in Cuba, where the government freed and sent into exile the first of 52 political prisoners it has promised to release in coming months.

Prisoners who were at the end of their lengthy prison terms, anyway.

Why Castro agreed to go on the air Monday after so long in the background was a mystery, as are so many things involving the former Cuban leader, who has spent a lifetime keeping the world guessing. Castro provided no answers in the hour and 15 minute conversation on "Mesa Redonda" — or "Round Table" — a daily Cuban talk show on current events.

We will take Mr. Castro at his word, and say that it is part of his effort to ‘warn the world’ that the US is about to begin a nuclear war by attacking Iran.

Castro wore a dark blue track suit top over a plaid shirt. He looked relaxed and lucid, though his voice was raspy and he spoke slowly.

He “looked” lucid.

Much of the interview was spent with either Castro reading essays by someone else or having his own words read back to him by presenter Randy Alonso. Three academics sat silently nearby as Castro spoke, sometimes nodding in agreement.

Just like in our country.

Castro warned that an attack on Iran would be catastrophic for America.

"The worst (for America) is the resistance they will face there, which they didn’t face in Iraq," he said

Once again, it’s pretty clear that this is why Mr. Castro has been wheeled out.

Castro at times showed flashes of his prowess as a powerful speaker. At other points, however, he paused for lengthy periods and shuffled pages of notes he kept in front of him. Later, he listened as the host read back long tracks from essay’s Castro himself wrote recently…

It sounds like he needs a teleprompter.

Following Monday’s interview, Cuban media showed footage of workers watching Castro on large screens set up at their workplaces.

On the street, Cubans reacted with surprise to word of Castro’s relative media blitz.

"I think it will have a positive effect on people," 21-year-old student David Suarez told the AP. "It will give hope that once again he will help to solve our problems."

Sigh. Some people really are natural born slaves.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Castro Warns US Against Attacking Iran”

  1. fallingpianos says:

    “I think it will have a positive effect on people,” 21-year-old student David Suarez told the AP. “It will give hope that once again he will help to solve our problems.”

    What the AP didn’t tell you was that there was a gun being held to David Suarez’s head while he was speaking.

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