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.