Fidel Castro Says US to Invade Libya

Is Libya destined to become the next Iraq? Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro thinks so.

The 84-year-old Castro said in a recent column that the United States may order the NATO to invade Libya in “a matter of hours or a few days.” Castro was quoted in a BBC report as saying that the US is interested in taking control of Libya’s vast oil reserves rather than in restoring peace in the North African country currently experiencing turmoil due to efforts to remove longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. “What is for me absolutely evident is that the government of the United States is not worried at all about peace in Libya,” Castro wrote in his column “Reflections.”

Libyan leader Gaddafi has refused to budge despite reports that some parts of the country are no longer under the control of his military backed government, saying in a television message on Tuesday that he was ready to die a martyr. “I am not going to leave this land, I will die here as a martyr,” Gaddafi said in the message broadcast over state media.