Most people are unaware that the Communist leader of totalitarian Cuba, Fidel Castro, repeatedly demanded a nuclear first strike by the Soviet Union against the United States of America for decades. If a world leader actively lobbying for nuclear holocaust seems unthinkable to you, then you do not know Fidel Castro.
Yet another reason to support the nonviolent Cuban Resistance and return the Island to her people is that Cuba does not want to incinerate her neighbors, unlike the head of the totalitarian regime imposed on her for 50 years.
Here is the evidence:
A letter from Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev to Fidel Castro about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis dated October 30, 1962 and posted at the National Security Archive. See paragraph 11:
"In your cable of October 27 you proposed that we be the first to launch a nuclear strike against the territory of the enemy. You, of course, realize where that would have led. Rather than a simple strike, it would have been the start of a thermonuclear world war.
Dear Comrade Fidel Castro, I consider this proposal of yours incorrect, although I understand your motivation."
Now, the New York Times reports the following today:
"In the early 1980s, according to newly released documents, Fidel Castro was suggesting a Soviet nuclear strike against the United States, until Moscow dissuaded him by patiently explaining how the radioactive cloud resulting from such a strike would also devastate Cuba...
The National Security Archive, a private research group at George Washington University, recently made public documents that reveal the nuclear threat in new detail. The two-volume study, “Soviet Intentions 1965-1985,” was prepared in 1995 by a Pentagon contractor and based on extensive interviewing of former top Soviet military officials.
It took the security archive two years to get the Pentagon to release the study. Censors excised a few sections on nuclear tests and weapon effects, and the archive recently posted the redacted study on its Web site.
The Pentagon study attributes the Cuba revelation to Andrian A. Danilevich, a Soviet general staff officer from 1964 to ’90 and director of the staff officers who wrote the Soviet Union’s final reference guide on strategic and nuclear planning.
In the early 1980s, the study quotes him as saying that Mr. Castro “pressed hard for a tougher Soviet line against the U.S. up to and including possible nuclear strikes.”
The general staff, General Danilevich continued, “had to actively disabuse him of this view by spelling out the ecological consequences for Cuba of a Soviet strike against the U.S.”
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