[A-List] Fidel Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad As Anti-Semitic
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Thu Sep 9 17:26:32 MDT 2010
Fidel always knows what he is doing and why.You might not.I do.Nadja
> Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 21:04:30 +0100
> From: jfigueir at mail.telepac.pt
> To: a-list at lists.econ.utah.edu
> Subject: Re: [A-List] Fidel Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad As Anti-Semitic
> Big men become old also. The Fidel of present is not Fidel, is another
> man. Your lucidity is diminished.
> It's responsibility of Cuban CP to control your several access of
> folly in your public expressions.
> It's sad and tragic that CCP not yet assumed your responsibility.
> Jorge Figueiredo
> Citando c b :
> > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/08/fidel-castro-blasts-ahmad_n_708592.html
> > Fidel Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad As Anti-Semitic
> > WILL WEISSERT | 09/ 7/10 09:01 PM | AP
> > Fidel Castro
> > Cuban former President Fidel Castro gives a speech, on September 03,
> > 2010, at Havana's University. Castro talked to the students about the
> > possibility of a nuclear war. AFP PHOTO/Adalberto ROQUE
> > HAVANA -- Fidel Castro criticized Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
> > for what he called his anti-Semitic attitudes and questioned his own
> > actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 during interviews with
> > an American journalist he summoned to Havana to discuss fears of
> > global nuclear war.
> > Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, blogged
> > on the magazine's website Tuesday that he was on vacation last month
> > when the head of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington - which
> > Cuba maintains there instead of an embassy - called to say Castro had
> > read his recent article about Israel and Iran and wanted him to come
> > to Cuba.
> > Goldberg asked Julia Sweig, a Cuba-U.S. policy expert at the Council
> > on Foreign Relations, to accompany him, and the pair spent portions of
> > three days talking with Castro.
> > Cuba's state-controlled media reported Aug. 31 that Goldberg and Sweig
> > met with Castro and attended the dolphin show at Havana's aquarium,
> > but the blog was the first to reveal details of what they discussed.
> > Goldberg said their first meeting lasted five hours and featured
> > appearances by Castro's wife, Dalia, his son Antonio, and several
> > bodyguards, two of which held his elbow to steady Castro when he
> > moved.
> > "His body may be frail, but his mind is acute, his energy level is
> > high," wrote Goldberg, who also noted Castro's self-deprecating humor.
> > The 84-year-old ex-president wore full military fatigues and an
> > olive-green cap while addressing university students last week, and
> > had previously appeared in public in a military shirt. But Goldberg
> > saw Castro in a red shirt, sweat pants, and black New Balance
> > sneakers.
> > He said Castro, who himself has been a fierce critic of Israel,
> > "repeatedly returned to his excoriation of anti-Semitism," chiding
> > Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust. Castro said that Iran could
> > further the cause of peace by "acknowledging the 'unique' history of
> > anti-Semitism and trying to understand why Israelis fear for their
> > existence."
> > The gray-bearded revolutionary related to Goldberg a story from his
> > childhood that has been detailed by some biographers: that he
> > overheard classmates saying Jews killed Jesus Christ.
> > "I didn't know what a Jew was. I knew of a bird that was a called a
> > 'Jew,' and so for me the Jews were those birds," Goldberg quoted
> > Castro as telling him. Castro later added, "This is how ignorant the
> > entire population was."
> > According to Goldberg, Castro said, "I don't think anyone has been
> > slandered more than the Jews. I would say much more than the Muslims."
> > Castro also said that the Iranian government should understand that
> > the Jews "were expelled from their land, persecuted and mistreated all
> > over the world, as the ones who killed God."
> > After undergoing emergency intestinal surgery in July 2006, giving up
> > Cuba's presidency and dropping out of sight for four years, Castro has
> > begun making near-daily public appearances to warn of a nuclear war
> > pitting the U.S. and Israel against Iran and also featuring a
> > Washington-led attack on North Korea.
> > "This problem is not going to get resolved, because the Iranians are
> > not going to back down in the face of threats," Castro told Goldberg.
> > Goldberg also said he revisited the Cuban Missile Crisis with Castro,
> > asking if once "it seemed logical for you to recommend that the
> > Soviets bomb the U.S."
> > "Does what you recommended still seem logical now?"
> > Castro's answer surprised him: "After I've seen what I've seen, and
> > knowing what I know now, it wasn't worth it all."
> > Online:
> > http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/09/fidel-to-ahmadinejad-stop-slandering-the-jews/62566/
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