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Originally posted by ironfalcon
That is totally absurd!
How can Castro order a nuclear war upon the United States if there is no Cuban nuclear arsenal?
Unless the Russian Air Force forward-deploys Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers at Cuban airbases, Castro is shooting blanks.
Originally posted by Aeons
No. Iraq should have been finished in the previous war, and not let set to fester so that they had to create issues to do so.
Afghanistan totally deserved to get wiped out. That a more even hand has been used is an indication of restraint.
Iran has stood in front of every nation and threatened them directly in the UN. That word usage has caused you to not notice this is sad but apparently very common.
Iran is a problem. Iran will continue to be a problem. Religious fanatics in a religious intercine war to head a new Caliphate for the Pan-Islamic State is not a minor issue.
Originally posted by Fidel Castro Ruz
On July 4, I said that neither the United States nor Iran would give in: “one, prevented by the pride of the powerful, and the other because it has the capacity and the will to fight oppression, as we have seen so many times before in the history of mankind.”
In nearly every war, one party wishes to avoid it and, sometimes, the two parties do. This time it will happen although one of the parties does not wish it. That was the case of the two World Wars of 1914 and 1939, only 25 years one from the other.
The carnage was awful in both wars, which would not have erupted had it not been for previous miscalculations. Both defended imperialist interests and believed they could accomplish their goals without the exceedingly high price finally paid.
In the case in question, one of the parties involved advocates absolutely fair national interests. The other pursues illegitimate and coarse material interests.
An analysis of every war fought throughout the recorded history of our species shows that one of the parties has pursued such goals.
It’s absolutely wrong to entertain the illusion that this time such goals will be attained without the most dreadful of all wars.
The Source of Wars
Fidel Castro Ruz
July 11, 2010
Reflexiones del Comandante en Jefe
Iran passes law authorizing retaliation against nations that inspect Iranian ships (AP)