Monday, March 26, 2007

Crystal balls

It seems every man and his dog have a view about what may or may not happen in Cuba when Fidel Castro finally shuffles off the stage, as he inevitably will.

Including Richard Lourie, the author of the highly-acclaimed novel, The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin.

Writing in The Moscow Times, Mr Lourie, who knows a thing or two about tyrants, believes that Castro will want to go out with a bang. A big bang.

In fact, he predicts that the ailing dictator will want to cause a major confrontation between the United States, Russia and China.

And the spark? Castro will order the invasion of the US base in Guantanamo, forcing the Americans to retaliate, which in turn will put pressure on the Russians and the Chinese, which in turn, well, you get the general drift.

Fanciful perhaps but then again ...


Blogger Henry Gomez said...

I posted about a possible doomsday scenario a while back. I believe that fidel is one of the most misunderstood people in the history of the world. In my opinion he has always had a desire to be Alexander the great, a great conquerer and he curses the fact that he was born in a small country such as Cuba and not a great one. He can only achieve his goal by taking on the "giant to the north". But fidel is also a coward. He is willing to send others to fight but does not want to die himself. That said a terminally ill (and lucid) fidel could be very dangerous.

12:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And rats will taken over New york city. And robots will rule the world in 2050 ahhhhhhhh! help!

I'll bet you 1 million that this doesn't happen. I like these blogs , but they are annoying when they are filled with much hyperbole. Con respeto, Gomez, I am with you until the last sentence - your alarmist (doomsday) thinking is what is dangerous in my opinion.

9:40 am  

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