Castro blasts NATO's 'fascist war' in Libya
Havana: Cuban leader Fidel Castro branded
international military action in Libya a "fascist war" on Tuesday,
and urged strongman Muammar Gaddafi to fight back to "his last
"If Gaddafi honours his people's traditions and
decides to fight to the last breath as promised with the
Libyans who are facing the worst ever bombing a country has
ever suffered, it will spell a mire of shame to NATO and its
criminal projects," Castro wrote in an article published in
The 84-year-old retired communist leader, who has
visited Libya and met with Gaddafi several times, said he was
speaking "freely" because he does not share the Libyan ruler's
"political views or religious character."
In his article titled "NATO's Fascist War," Castro --
a US foe long in Washington's crosshairs -- compared the
Libyan bombing campaign to raids conducted by Nazi pilots
against Spain in 1936.
"Now, the criminal and discredited NATO is telling a
'beautiful' story about its 'humanitarian' bombing," he said.