Fidel Castro Accuses NATO of Promoting War against Russia

Fidel Castro and Vladimir Putin in July during the Russian presidents latest visit to Havana.  Photo: cubadebate.cu

HAVANA TIMES — Former Cuban president Fidel Castro today accused the new Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, of promoting a “war of extermination” against Russia and criticized the alliance as “more extreme” than the Islamic State militia.

“So much hatred in the face!” Castro wrote in an article published in the official Granma newspaper, criticizing the former Norwegian Prime Minister Stoltenberg, who assumed office a few days ago heading the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

“What an incredible effort to promote a war of extermination against the Russian Federation”, said the 88-year-old former Cuban president.

“Who are more extreme than the Islamic State extremists themselves? What religion do they practice? After this, will it be possible to enjoy eternal life at the right hand of the Lord?” he ironically asked.

Castro left office in 2006, after seriously falling ill, however he is still considered the leading Communist Party voice on foreign policy matters. He publishes opinion articles on international topics always given top story status in the Cuban media.

When he took office a few days ago Stoltenberg called for a “strong NATO” to try to rebuild the relationship with Russia, damaged by the crisis in Ukraine. The secretary general of the alliance also criticized the “behavior” of Russia in the tensions in Eastern Europe.


8 thoughts on “Fidel Castro Accuses NATO of Promoting War against Russia

  • October 15, 2014 at 9:38 am
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    It’s peculiar to call Norway a “somewhat separatist State”, considering the country is a member of NATO, a member of the Nordic Council, has twice held a seat on the UN Security Council, is currently acting as a mediator for Sudan, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, and Colombia. And of course, we should not forget the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of the Norwegian Parliament. That does not sound very isolationist to me.

    The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has a responsibility to speak out in support of European security issues. He did so in careful and measured words. He did not call for a “war of extermination” against Russia, which is what Fidel Castro accused him of. So who is stirring up unwarranted bile?

  • October 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm
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    What concerns me most is that Putin’s actions send a clear message
    against any kind of nuclear disarmament. After the fall of the Soviet
    Union, Ucraine became the first and so far only country in the world to voluntarily give up nuclear weapons. In return Russia promised to respect its territorial integrity including the Crimea. Who is the warmonger now? And all to revenge the downfall of a corrupt politician called Yanukovych?

  • October 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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    Analyzer, you are aware, are you not, that the Norwegians are currently the co-sponsors of the Colombian peace talks taking place in Havana?

  • October 11, 2014 at 1:52 am
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    This comes from the guy who was so happy to see the tanks running in Moscu’s Red Square when the Russian army was trying to kill their own citizens to stop the
    fall of the communist regime.

    Read the Cuban newspapers front page articles on those day and you will see the support that the Cuban communists gave to the criminals, they supported hate and killing. Only that in that case they failed.

    Killing of non violent demonstrators is a clear option for the communists. The Cuban people knows that. Try this: ask a Cuban communist if they would send the army to the street to prevent the fall of the regime and they will answer: of course!

    Would you still support communism if you get this answer?

  • October 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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    Havana Times decided not to print my comments on this matter. Maybe too critical of Mr. Castro? In any case, Moses Patterson couldn’t have said it better.

  • October 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm
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    Putin and Stoltenberg will laugh of these tirades from Castro. They both know they have roles to fill, and it’s no surprise for Putin that Stoltenberg and Nato set the lines stright. Maybe …. just maybe Castro should hang the phone up at his age?

  • October 8, 2014 at 11:06 am
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    This comes as no surprise from a Norwegian. They are generally regarded as a somewhat separatist State throughout the European Community who have little if anything to do with their immediate neighbours let alone the rest of Europe let alone the rest of the Globe.
    It sounds like Stoltenberg should either adopt a more balanced and factual attitude or purchase a large wooden spoon prior to stirring unwarranted bile.

  • October 8, 2014 at 10:53 am
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    Fidel Castro has always been a blowhard. The only difference is where his comments were once relevant to the events taking place in the world, his current blatherings are totally irrelevant and many times even ridiculous. A few years ago he chose to confine his comments to the benefits of the moringa plant and yoga. Now, he feels the urge to weigh in on the crisis in Ukraine? Other than the obvious sucking up to his former pimp, Russia, what does he gain for himself or the Cuban people by verbally attacking NATO? Someone should tell him that Russia invaded the Crimean peninsula and has sent troops across the border into the Ukraine. NATO is merely RESPONDING to Russian imperialist aggressions. Finally, to compare NATO to Islamic extremists who upload videos where they sever the heads of journalists and aid workers is ignorant. Someone at Punto Cero should tell this old fool to content himself with keeping his stoma bag empty, diapers clean, and attend to gardening his moringa plants.

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