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Fidel Castro warns of climate change, nuclear threat
Yahoo ^ | 1/6/12 | AFP

Posted on 01/06/2012 3:10:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Cuba's iconic revolutionary Fidel Castro warned that the world was on an "inexorable" march into the abyss this year because of climate change and the threat of nuclear war.

In an article published Thursday -- Castro's first since November 2011 -- the 85-year-old retired leader also took aim at the United States and at gas shale "fracking," a new source of fossil fuels condemned by environmentalists.

He did not, however, address rumors of his death, which were denied by an official Cuban blogger after they surfaced on Twitter earlier this week.

"Many dangers threaten us, but two of them, nuclear war and climate change, are decisive and are drifting further away from a solution," he wrote in an article entitled "The March Towards the Abyss."

Since handing over power to his 80-year-old brother Raul in 2006 because of health concerns, the leader of the 1959 revolution has rarely appeared in public but has penned regular editorials on world events.

In his latest article, Fidel blamed the "inexorable" decline in part on "demagogic talk, statements and speeches from the tyranny imposed on the world by the United States and its powerful and unconditional allies."

He also wrote about the risk of nuclear war, particularly in the Middle East, where he accused Israel -- the region's sole if undeclared nuclear-armed state -- of having "hundreds" of nuclear weapons.

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TOPICS: Cuba; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: castrodeathwatch; climatechange; communismkills; cuba; demagogue; dictator; fidelcastro; greenieweenie; notsogreatdictator; nuclearthreat; russiancolds; warns

1 posted on 01/06/2012 3:10:11 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

well he’s got all the dem talking points down.


2 posted on 01/06/2012 3:13:08 PM PST by coalman (survived carter ,disco and clinton,just holding on till 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge

so the revolution came and Cuba stay the same, 1959/60 that is


3 posted on 01/06/2012 3:13:33 PM PST by molson209
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4 posted on 01/06/2012 3:16:27 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: NormsRevenge

he should stop selling oil to the US then


5 posted on 01/06/2012 3:17:01 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: NormsRevenge

I agree that within a few years, the weather for Castro will be much, much, much hotter.


6 posted on 01/06/2012 3:25:13 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Castro knows as much about Fracking as....Zero does. They’re both Fracking idiots.


7 posted on 01/06/2012 3:37:33 PM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: coalman

Exactly.

To bad for them {dems} he isn’t a little younger.
He would make the perfect candidate to replace Obama.


8 posted on 01/06/2012 3:46:44 PM PST by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: NormsRevenge
Fidel the weatherman. Right. Good enough for me.
9 posted on 01/06/2012 3:59:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 4rcane
Cuba sells oil to the US? Explain.
10 posted on 01/06/2012 4:00:07 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama could give the same speech and no one would blink.


11 posted on 01/06/2012 4:02:41 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

"Abbppbbt...harruubpt... BLUE MEANIES!!!"

12 posted on 01/06/2012 4:43:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Candidate Barack Obama was never vetted. America is his employer, his job review sucks. End of story)
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To: Revolting cat!; Daffynition

He’s cuckoo for Castro Puffs!


13 posted on 01/06/2012 4:44:20 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Candidate Barack Obama was never vetted. America is his employer, his job review sucks. End of story)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Jimmy Carter already did. Thus proving that Barack Obama was a clone of Jimmy Carter’s seed, baked in the Gitmo sun.


14 posted on 01/06/2012 4:46:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Candidate Barack Obama was never vetted. America is his employer, his job review sucks. End of story)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

When Ron Paul loses the GOP nomination, I fully expect him to register as a candidate in the next Cuban election. He can’t wait another 4 years.


15 posted on 01/06/2012 4:48:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Candidate Barack Obama was never vetted. America is his employer, his job review sucks. End of story)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another example of the watermelon. Under the green, you will find the red. Ecotopians want an all powerful government to force strict ecology upon the masses. Any bets as to who would be the 1% then?


16 posted on 01/06/2012 4:59:26 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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To: steelyourfaith

ping


17 posted on 01/06/2012 6:13:27 PM PST by Beowulf
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To: NormsRevenge
"...Fidel Castro warns of climate change..."

Yeah. The climate is going to change for him in the very near future...it is going to get damned hot.

18 posted on 01/06/2012 6:47:07 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hokey Smokes this commie-ass Methuselah is STILL ALIVE?! When is the Good Lord going to be sending him to Hell?


19 posted on 01/06/2012 7:32:02 PM PST by jmacusa
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To: a fool in paradise

The voice of reason has spoken.


20 posted on 01/06/2012 7:41:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That does it, Fidel doesn’t want us to drill. Jeez, if I didn’t know better, he sounds like Al Gore. Fidel, Teddy and Kim Jung Mentally Ill got a seat waiting in hell.


21 posted on 01/07/2012 5:22:47 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Beowulf; ApplegateRanch; Whenifhow; WL-law; Berlin_Freeper; Horusra; Darnright; rdl6989; ...
Thanx for the ping Beowulf !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

22 posted on 01/07/2012 6:12:23 AM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.


23 posted on 01/07/2012 2:11:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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