Friday, July 02, 2010
Castro's Reflections on U.S/Iran
I have absolutely no doubt that as soon as the American and Israeli warships are deployed–alongside the rest of the American military vessels positioned off the Iranian coasts–and they try to inspect the first merchant ship from that country, there will be a massive launching of missiles in both directions. At that moment exactly, the terrible war will begin. It’s not possible to estimate how many vessels will be sunk or from what country.
Nevertheless, there are still some uncertainties. Will the two mightiest nuclear powers, the United States and Russia, be able to refrain from using their nuclear weapons against each other?
The Pentagon, with the consent of the President of the United States, supplied the South African racists through Israel with about 14 nuclear bombs, more powerful than those dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki...
There is no doubt, however, that from Europe the nuclear weapons of Great Britain and France, allied with the United States and Israel, the same that enthusiastically imposed the resolution that will inevitably unleash the war, which for the above mentioned reasons will immediately become nuclear, are threatening the Russian territory even though this country and China have done everything within their capabilities to prevent the conflict.
It is possible to predict what will happen in the rest of the Portuguese and Spanish speaking Americas during the nuclear post crisis.
Under such circumstances, it will not be possible to talk of capitalism or socialism. A stage will open that will see the management of the available goods and services in this part of the continent.
Certainly, every country will continue being ruled by those who head the governments today, some very close to socialism and others euphoric over the opening of the world market to fuels, uranium, copper, lithium, aluminum, iron and other metals being sent to the developed and rich countries today that will suddenly disappear.
An abundance of food exported now to that world market will also disappear abruptly.
In these circumstances, the most basic products needed for life: food, water, fuels, and the resources found in the hemisphere south of the United States will suffice to preserve some of the civilization whose unbridled advance has led humanity into such a disaster.
The economy of the superpower will fall to pieces like a house of cards. The American society is the least prepared to endure a catastrophe like the one the empire has created in the same territory where it started.
Obama has committed to attend the quarter-finals match (the World cup) on July 2, if his country’s team makes it to that stage. He supposedly knows better than anyone that the quarter-finals will not be contested because very serious developments will take place before that, or at least he should know.