Message of Fidel
The use of nuclear weapons in a new war would mean the end of humanity. This was foreseen by scientist Albert Einstein, who was able to measure their destructive capability to generate millions of degrees of heat, which would vaporize everything within a wide radius of action. This brilliant researcher had promoted the development of this weapon so that the genocidal Nazi regime wouldn’t be the first to get it.
Each and every government in the world has the obligation to respect the right to life of each and every nation and all the peoples on the planet.
Today there is an imminent risk of war with the use of that kind of weapon, and I don’t harbor the least doubt that an attack by the United States and Israel against the Islamic Republic of Iran would inevitably evolve towards a global nuclear conflict.
The world’s peoples have an obligation to demand that their political leaders uphold their right to live. When the life of his species, of his people, and his most beloved are at such a risk, nobody can afford to be indifferent; not one minute can be lost in demanding respect for that right; tomorrow will be too late.
Albert Einstein himself stated unmistakably: “I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” We know what he wanted to convey, and he was absolutely right, except that, in the wake of a global nuclear war, there wouldn’t be anybody around to make use of those sticks and stones.
There would be “collateral damage,” as the American political and military leaders always say to justify the deaths of innocent people.
In a nuclear war the “collateral damage” would be the life of all humanity.
Let us have the courage to proclaim that all nuclear or conventional weapons, everything that is used to make war, must disappear!
Fidel Castro Ruz
October 15, 2010
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