Cuba upgrading its weapons
August 28, 2007 07:20am
CUBAhas been upgrading its military arsenal since President Fidel Castro fell ill 13 months ago, to defend itself against a possible invasion, senior officers said today. US
"In the irregular combat [as opposed to regular] we would face in Cuba in case of an invasion, the engineering, infantry and artillery systems we produce and repair here are of vital importance, because they're designed for the aggressor's direct assault," said Lieutenant-Colonel Pascual Machado, chief coordinator of Cuba's Military Industrial Firm (EMI).
EMI director Colonel Arturo Torres told the Trabajadores newspaper the facilities he runs "have increased their production level since 1998 more than fourfold".
Weapon systems that have been upgraded in precision targeting and destructive capabilities include munitions, grenades, land mines and anti-tank rockets, Trabajadores said.
As an example, the weekly said a laser-guided targeting system called VLMA [as in
’s now dead First Ho, Vilma?], has boosted the AK-M automatic rifle's precision by 80-90 per cent [now you can get hit a Cuban citizen at 400 yards from atop the Hotel Melia], regardless of the shooter's skill level [even Elian can use it]. Cuba
Interim Cuban President Fidel Castro [I thought the interim dictator was raul, fidel is dead. Is he coming back?], on Cuba's July 26 national day, urged the successor [that would be castro’s handpicked President Hillbama as coined by our friends a Killcastro and VP John Edwards] of US President George W. Bush to seek an end to more than a half century of US-Cuban enmity through dialogue.
Washingtonsaid talks would be possible only if turned to democracy. Cuba
Raul, 76, who was appointed to Cuba's top post after Fidel, 81, underwent delicate surgery on July 31, 2006, also warned that Cuba was ready to defend itself if needed [to kill as many dissidents as possible].
Raul said special military operation Caguairan, put in place following Castro's illness, would finish at the end of next year [are they going to keep the cadaver on ice for that long?] -
presidential elections take place in November next year. US
Fidel Castro, who has been writing regularly in Cuba's leading newspapers since March, in a June article said Cuba should continue producing and buying weapons to defend itself from the "growing aggression" of the Bush administration [Bush doen’t even know where Cuba is, he is working on amnesty for 12 million illegals, which about equal to Cuba’s population].