Cuba to hold military exercise to deter the empire

Press TV: Cuba warns that the island is holding a military exercise next week to boost preparedness against any possible US attack.

“It is a necessity of the first order given the political-military situation that now defines relations between Cuba and the empire,” Major General Leonardo Andollo warned on Saturday, referring to the United States.

He told the official Granma newspaper that the “Bastion-2009” exercises will “raise the deterrent capacity to prevent a military confrontation, under the principle that there is no better way to win a war than by avoiding it,” AFP reported.

The military exercise, Cuba’s largest in five years and the first since Barack Obama’s inauguration as US president in January, will be held Thursday through Saturday, followed by Sunday’s armed forces day to be marked nationwide.

The government of President Raul Castro, a longtime defense chief, expects that as many as four million Cubans may take part in Sunday’s events.

A US trade embargo on Cuba, begun in 1962, remains in place despite calls by every country in the Americas to have it lifted.

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2 Responses to Cuba to hold military exercise to deter the empire

  1. jay838 says:

    I doubt “The Empire” has any plans to attack Cuba. It is well overdue, but it won’t occur, we have our eyes set in the middle east.
    I love how it says that Raul Castro “expects” four million Cubans. When we all know that he can easily force any Cuban to attend. It wouldn’t surprise me if the government made attending this “military exercise” mandatory.

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