Headline at the Atlantic: Fidel to Ahmadinejad: 'Stop Slandering the Jews'
What prompted this
? Well, Fidel fears that Iran's belligerence could trigger a nuclear war with the US, and the Cuban Missile Crisis bred in Fidel a bit of apprehensiveness about nukes.
Please control your urge to punch the monitor when author Jeffrey Goldberg refers to the dictator as a "great man."
At Hot Air, commenter "leilani" notes:
According to Castro’s daughter Alina Fernández, Fidel has Jewish ancestry on his mother’s side, which might help explain his uncharacteristic defense of them. A lot of good El Jefe’s heritage did all the Cuban Jews who had to flee leaving everything they owned behind on the island after the revolution, though
Meanwhile, Time Magazine has plumbed the depth of decency with the cover story, Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace. Ed Driscoll and Powerline respond.
Dudes, Israel goes through great lengths to delay conflict. If it didn't care about peace, it would elect Janet Reno as Prime Minister, and grant Hezbollah and HAMAS the same level of patience she granted to the Branch Davidians.
Labels: Middle East, War on Terror