Media Blackout regarding Fidel Castro’s Speech on the Implications of Nuclear War + Fidel Castro: Message against Nuclear War

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, October 21, 2010

On October 21st 2010, Global Research and Cuba Debate released a brief text and recorded video by Fidel Castro on the dangers of nuclear war.

From October 12 to 15, 2010, I had extensive and detailed discussions with Fidel Castro in Havana, pertaining to the dangers of nuclear war, the global economic crisis and the nature of the New World Order. These meetings resulted in a wide-ranging and fruitful interview that will be published shortly by Global Research and Cuba Debate.

A speech by Commander Fidel Castro against Nuclear War was recorded on October 15. (Complete text and video recording) [See below]

In this brief and powerful message, Fidel warned that the US and its allies are preparing to launch a nuclear war directed against Iran with devastating consequences:

“The use of nuclear weapons in a new war would mean the end of humanity. …

Today there is an imminent risk of war with the use of that kind of weapon and I don’t harbour the least doubt that an attack by the United States and Israel against the Islamic Republic of Iran would inevitably evolve towards a global nuclear conflict. …

There would be “collateral damage”, as the American political and military leaders always affirm, to justify the deaths of innocent people.

In a nuclear war the “collateral damage” would be the life of all humanity.

Let us have the courage to proclaim that all nuclear or conventional weapons, everything that is used to make war, must disappear!” (Complete text and video recording) [See video/transcript below.]

While the Latin American media has provided coverage of Fidel’s speech, there has been a total news blackout in the North American and European media. So far not a single major English language news media has acknowledged Fidel Castro’s statement. There is certainly room for discussion. But not a word, not even denial on such an important subjet.

Meanwhile, coinciding with the release of Fidel’s speech, there has been extensive coverage of the EU Parliament’s “human rights” prize granted to Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas. Almost every single major Western news media has published the same Associated Press report out of Havana.

Visibly, nuclear war is not front-page news. The overriding threat of war and destruction is overshadowed by a barrage of media disinformation.

The military agenda is presented as a humanitarian endeavor.

War criminals are rewarded for their contributions to World peace. The corporate media is complicit in its biased coverage, particularly with regard to the loss of life resulting from the US-NATO led war in the Middle East and Central Asia.

The lie prevails.

In an utterly twisted logic, war is presented as a means to preserving World Peace.

While the “unspoken truth” conveyed in Fidel Castro’s message to the World has been suppressed from the mainstream news chain, it will reach people around the World.

It will make “possible” what appears to be “impossible”.

It is our hope that it will contribute in a meaningful way to reversing the course of history.

© Copyright Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 2010

The url address of this article is: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21550

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VIDEO: Fidel’s Message against Nuclear War: “In a Nuclear War the ‘Collateral Damage’ would be the Life of All Humanity.”

A Forceful Message Calling for World Peace and the Survival of Humankind.

by Fidel Castro Ruz
Global Research, October 21, 2010

Global Research Editor’s Note

From October 12 to 15, 2010, I had extensive and detailed discussions with Fidel Castro in Havana, pertaining to the dangers of nuclear war, the global economic crisis and the nature of the New World Order. These meetings resulted in a wide-ranging and fruitful interview that will be published shortly by Global Research and Cuba Debate. The following message by Fidel against Nuclear War was recorded on October 15. Below is the text of this brief and forceful message as well the video recording. This important message is based on Fidel Castro’s analysis and understanding of the dangers of military escalation including the threats (confirmed by statements of President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton) to use tactical nuclear weapons on a pre-emptive basis against Iran.

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, October 21, 2010

Fidel Castro talks nuclear war to Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

TRANSCRIPT

The use of nuclear weapons in a new war would mean the end of humanity. This was candidly foreseen by scientist Albert Einstein who was able to measure their destructive capability to generate millions of degrees of heat, which would vaporize everything within a wide radius of action. This brilliant researcher had promoted the development of this weapon so that it would not become available to the genocidal Nazi regime.

Each and every government in the world has the obligation to respect the right to life of each and every nation and of the totality of all the peoples on the planet.

Today there is an imminent risk of war with the use of that kind of weapon and I don’t harbour the least doubt that an attack by the United States and Israel against the Islamic Republic of Iran would inevitably evolve towards a global nuclear conflict.

The World’s peoples have an obligation to demand of their political leaders their Right to Live. When the life of humankind, of your people and your most beloved human beings run such a risk, nobody can afford to be indifferent; not one minute can be lost in demanding respect for that right; tomorrow will be too late.

Albert Einstein himself stated unmistakably: “I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones”. We fully comprehend what he wanted to convey, and he was absolutely right, yet in the wake of a global nuclear war, there wouldn’t be anybody around to make use of those sticks and stones.

There would be “collateral damage”, as the American political and military leaders always affirm, to justify the deaths of innocent people.

In a nuclear war the “collateral damage” would be the life of all humanity.

Let us have the courage to proclaim that all nuclear or conventional weapons, everything that is used to make war, must disappear!

Fidel Castro Ruz
October 15, 2010

© Copyright Fidel Castro Ruz, Global Research, 2010

The url address of this article is: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21541

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Nuclear Weapons and the Survival of the Homo Sapiens by Fidel Castro Ruz

Nuclear Weapons and the Survival of the Homo Sapiens (Part II) by Fidel Castro Ruz

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  5. This is a message that needs to be read by everyone. Unfortunately, it seems true that the US and Israel (the two most warlike and aggressive nations on the planet) are intent on attacking Iran. Castro’s assessment of the attack is grim, but nevertheless realistic The American people need to wake up and disarm their psychopathic leaders..

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