cuba to north korea – cool it – and you too obama

Should I admit that I sometimes read the writings of Fidel Castro?

His last piece I particularly liked. I found it folksy and and to the point.

In short:

  • North Korea – cool it. Think of the planet.
  • You, too, Obama.

Link to Reflections of Fidel.

Reflections of Fidel
The duty to avoid a war in Korea
(Taken from (CubaDebate)


A few days ago I mentioned the great challenges humanity is currently facing. Intelligent life emerged on our planet approximately 200,000 years ago, although new discoveries demonstrate something else.

This is not to confuse intelligent life with the existence of life which, from its elemental forms in our solar system, emerged millions of years ago.

A virtually infinite number of life forms exist. In the sophisticated work of the world’s most eminent scientists the idea has already been conceived of reproducing the sounds which followed the Big Bang, the great explosion which took place more than 13.7 billion years ago.

This introduction would be too extensive if it was not to explain the gravity of an event as unbelievable and absurd as the situation created in the Korean Peninsula, within a geographic area containing close to five billion of the seven billion persons currently inhabiting the planet.

This is about one of the most serious dangers of nuclear war since the October Crisis around Cuba in 1962, 50 years ago.

In 1950, a war was unleashed there [the Korean Peninsula] which cost millions of lives. It came barely five years after two atomic bombs were exploded over the defenseless cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which, in a matter of seconds, killed and irradiated hundreds of thousands of people.

General Douglas MacArthur wanted to utilize atomic weapons against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Not even Harry Truman allowed that.

It has been affirmed that the People’s Republic of China lost one million valiant soldiers in order to prevent the installation of an enemy army on that country’s border with its homeland. For its part, the Soviet army provided weapons, air support, technological and economic aid.

I had the honor of meeting Kim Il Sung, a historic figure, notably courageous and revolutionary.

If war breaks out there, the peoples of both parts of the Peninsula will be terribly sacrificed, without benefit to all or either of them. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was always friendly with Cuba, as Cuba has always been and will continue to be with her.

Now that the country has demonstrated its technical and scientific achievements, we remind her of her duties to the countries which have been her great friends, and it would be unjust to forget that such a war would particularly affect more than 70% of the population of the planet.

If a conflict of that nature should break out there, the government of Barack Obama in his second mandate would be buried in a deluge of images which would present him as the most sinister character in the history of the United States. The duty of avoiding war is also his and that of the people of the United States.

Fidel Castro Ruz

April 4, 2013

11:12 p.m.

11 responses to “cuba to north korea – cool it – and you too obama

  1. Couldn't agree more. Well written by Fidel Castro.No-one would benefit from a Korean conflict. Many Korean would die and all that would be left would be more powerful nations fighting where North and South Korea once were.

  2. We don't need WW3, Korea should really cool and Uncle Sam alo should stop policing the world if we are to avoid it because sooner or later someone is gonna snap and then a WW will be inevitable.

  3. Originally posted by ManiDhillon:

    Uncle Sam alo [sic] should stop policing the world

    You absolutely correct. Other People's Countries are not merely placeholders for United States resources. I'm stopping now before I begin to rant.:furious: Oh, and yes, I agree with Castro.

  4. Originally posted by 0x29a:

    Other People's Countries are not merely placeholders for United States resources.

    Well said, and oh thats not the start of ranting. The thing is very less US citizens care about what happens to to those countries unlike you and thats why every President gets away with it.

  5. Originally posted by ManiDhillon:

    The thing is very less US citizens care about what happens to to those countries

    It's the land of complete and elaborate propaganda here. Most things are a stark us/them, good/bad, black/white. It steers everything. Trying to fight against it feels like trying to stand up in an ocean wave.Manpreet, you used the words "Uncle Sam alo should stop policing the world" above. When I was in elementary school, about 1970, 71, a teacher of mine used the term "Global Policeman" in reference to the USA. It was the first time I heard that and it shocked me. I appreciate the teacher using the term. I never forgot it. She also used "greenhouse effect" decades before "global warming" became the usual term. She complained about the Vietnam War. Somehow she served her years in the public schools and eventually retired.

  6. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    Somehow she served her years in the public schools and eventually retired.

    She must have some good connections. lolOriginally posted by slackwrdave:

    It's the land of complete and elaborate propaganda here. Most things are a stark us/them, good/bad, black/white. It steers everything. Trying to fight against it feels like trying to stand up in an ocean wave.

    Agreed, I have had the pleasure of listening some speeches by Bush before and after Iraq.

  7. Originally posted by ManiDhillon:

    I have had the pleasure of listening some speeches by Bush before and after Iraq.

    And you call that a pleasure?!?

  8. My fondest memory of Bush was of Cindy Sheehan camping outside his ranch. I met her in downtown Greensboro one time. She kindly stopped for a handshake and a "howdy."The gathering in the downtown was filmed by lots of police with cameras "for our protection." I had a fleeting thought of pulling down my pants for the cameras but the screams of horror from the crowd would have scared me.

  9. Originally posted by 0x29a:

    And you call that a pleasure?!?

    That was a different kind of pleasure. LOL Bush was boring but he was aggressive.

  10. Originally posted by ManiDhillon:

    Bush was boring but he was aggressive.

    Most of our aggressive leaders are chickenhawks. They either avoided military service entirely or sought duty that would not put them in harm's way.

  11. That I totally agree with, same is true with my country. Though we usually have less violent leaders. 🙂

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