Castro Warns of Impending Nuclear Holocaust

Sunday 08th, August 2010 / 22:30 Published by

Javier Galeano/AP

Cuba’s Fidel Castro took part in his first government function since he nearly died in 2006, repeating his apocalyptic warnings of a nuclear war that only President Barack Obama can avert as he spoke Saturday to a special session of parliament.

Castro, who will turn 84 on Friday, appeared lucid and healthy during his 90-minute appearance before the National Assembly of People’s Power, though an aide helped him walk around the stage.

He seemed clear-minded as he urged Assembly members to consider the risks of nuclear war.

Castro stood at the podium and read from a prepared text on the threat of nuclear war over Iran and North Korea for 11 minutes, then took questions form reporters.

If Obama approves an attack on Iran, he added, he will trigger a war that will spread through the Middle East and Asia and cause “the instantaneous death of hundreds of millions of people, among them an incalculable number of people in his own country.”

The “established order of the planet… will inevitably collapse, the reigning social order will disappear abruptly” and all currencies will be worthless, he added.

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