HAVANA, September 29 (Itar-Tass) – Much is bound to change in Cuba but these changes will come about thanks to the efforts of the Cuban people and will not be the products of U.S. pressure, Fidel Castro says in an article in the ‘Reflections’ series that has been published by Cuban media.
Fidel mocks the statement that U.S. President Barack Obama made Wednesday regarding Washington’s preparedness to restore normal relations with Cuba if significant political and social changes take place here.
The fifty years of blockade and criminal designs targeting Cuba have failed to ruin this nation, writes the 85-year-old Comandante Fidel.
Much is bound to change in Cuba but the changes will take place through the Cubans’ own efforts and independently of the U.S.
Fidel says it is not rule out that the empire – the way he refers to the U.S. – will tumble down before that.
He voices indignation over the fact the Rene Gonzales, one of the five Cuban intelligence officer serving a term of imprisonment in the U.S. for espionage will be unable to return to the Freedom Island /the way the Cubans often call their homeland/ right after his release from jail scheduled for October 7.
Under a court ruling, Gonzales will have to spend three more years in the U.S. in accordance with the terms of his early release.
The U.S. government, which bore out the monstrosities like Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles, is forcing Rene to stay on the American territory at the mercy of unpunished murderers after thirteen years of harsh and underserved imprisonment, Fidel writes.
This is how the U.S. reacts to the calls for freeing the Cuban Five that are getting louder and louder across the world, he says adding, though that it can scarcely be otherwise, because the empire would not be an empire then.