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US has “permanent military bases” in Guantanamo and Falklands, says Castro

Monday, August 30th 2010 - 19:20 UTC
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United States has permanent military bases in Guantamano (Cuba) and the Falkland Islands, but it is prepared and capable of setting up troops anywhere else in Latin America in “a matter of hours” said the ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro quoted by the official press.

“The US has bases at such points as the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic (to control the vast resources of Antarctica) and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while in other places they appear not to have them, but in reality they do and they are on training and exercises all the time”, said Castro.

“The US does not have bases in Venezuela, but they have turned Colombia into a huge base. They have them in Honduras. They don’t have them in Costa Rica but they do have forty ships with helicopter carriers off the coast ‘nobly’ helping Central America combat the drug trade”, said Fidel Castro.

The Cuban leader made the statements following a meeting in Havana with the Russian writer Daniel Estulin, author of “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group”.

The subject of US bases in Latin America was one of several topics discussed in Castro’s conversation with Estulin, who considers that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is being targeted because his country is one of the few where Washington has no military presence.

Also referring to Chavez, who made a surprise visit to Cuba last week, Fidel Castro said that the Venezuelan is working tirelessly on a peace process with Colombia, and “sleeps a little during the day and works all night”.

The meeting in Havana took place because Fidel Castro’s “Reflections” articles have used on several occasions quotes from the Russian writer and his so called Bilderberg Group, an annual, invitation-only conference of some 130 influential figures in politics, banking, business, the military and media, which allegedly act as “a world government” in the shadows with the clear purpose of controlling global affairs.
 

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  • Conqueror

    Ho, ho, ho, ho.

    U.S. base in the Falkland Islands?

    Fidel has reached the point of senile dementia.

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 07:28 pm 0
  • M_of_FI

    Laughable. Just proves the use of lies to perpetuate a strong resentment and suspicion of the Falklands to Latin America. But I am sure the Argentina will lap this up and use this as fact. Let's hope Think and his cronies can see past this. I have a feeling that Marco et al will some how laud this as proof of their beliefs on the Falklands. And it is nice that Castro used the name Falkland Islands, instead of the M word (unless MercoPress changed it).

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 08:02 pm 0
  • Think

    Good “Thinking” M_of_FI..... Mercopress DID changed it!

    Official English translation of Fidel Castro declaration about Malvinas:

    “With respect to direct bases, they have Guantánamo, they have the Malvinas…And in the other countries, they might seem not to have them but in reality they do. They engage in practices and exercises. They don’t have any in Venezuela. Colombia is a country converted into a base. They have them in Honduras. They don’t have them in Costa Rica but they do have 40 vessels there, included aircraft carriers, ‘nobly’ helping in the war on drugs. It’s completely cynical…” added Fidel.

    And....
    If I may ask?....
    Why should we “see past this” as you say?
    You people keep bragging all the time about the “special relationship” between Britain and USA.... Should work both ways.... Until now they saved your as*** a couple of times...........
    Or are you telling me that if USA “needed” to use Mount Pleasant, you would refuse?

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 08:34 pm 0
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