Reflections of Comrade Fidel
I AM READY TO CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION
Two days ago, I was watching Vanessa Davies on her program “Contragolpe” on Venezolana de Televisión’s Channel 8. She was talking to and multiplying her questions to Basem Tajeldine, an intelligent, honest Venezuelan whose face radiated his integrity. At the moment when I turned on the television, they were dealing with my position on the fact that only Obama was able to hold back disaster.
Immediately, the idea of the vast power being attributed to him came to the mind of the historian. And so it is, without the shadow of a doubt. But we are thinking about two different powers.
The real power in the
What does Obama`s power come from at this time? Why do I state that war or peace will depend on him? Let`s hope that the exchange between the journalist and the historian will serve to clarify the matter.
I shall put it in another way: the famous briefcase with its codes and
the button to launch a nuclear bomb came up because of the terrible decision
that this signified, the devastating nature of the weapon, and the necessity of
not losing even a split-second. Kennedy
and Khrushchev went through that experience, and
I still recall the agony evident in the questions Kennedy indicated that
the French journalist Jean Daniel should ask me when he learned that he would
be coming to
The subject was so interesting that I invited him to go out of
Nobody needed to tell us anything because I was immediately told of the
attack and we tuned in to an American radio station. At the same instant, we were informed that
several shots had mortally wounded the president of the
Mercenary hands had perpetrated the assassination.
For the right wing in the
Since then almost half a century has gone by. The world changed; much more than 20,000 nuclear
weapons were developed; their destructive power is equivalent to almost 450
times that which destroyed the city of
Such a briefcase is as symbolic as the sceptre held by the president’s hand, pure fiction.
The only significant fact is that there is a Constitution in the United States; it establishes that in all the country there is just one person who may declare war and this is now more important than ever since a nuclear war can break out in a minute and perhaps it may last one day.
Therefore, I can ask several questions.
Is there anyone else other than the president that can star the war? Did
Kennedy himself need some other authority to attack the
Old ways of thinking do not easily adapt to the new realities.
Well then. I have presented the idea; not the idea that Obama is powerful or super-powerful. He prefers to play basketball or to make speeches. Besides, he has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Michael Moore urged him now to actually deserve it. Perhaps nobody would ever have imagined, and he the least of all, the idea that in this final phase of 2010, if he observes the instructions of the United Nations Security Council, which perhaps are firmly being urged by a South Korean named Ban Ki-moon, he will become responsible for the disappearance of the human race.
I am ready to continue discussing on the subject.
Fidel Castro Ruz
August 22, 2010