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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. Read full article

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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 - Link - Report abuse 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 - Link - Report abuse 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 - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    M_of_FI “ have a feeling that Marco et al will some how laud this as proof of their beliefs on the Falklands”

    Disagree, USA doesn't have a base in Malvinas nor they care to have one and in fact Obama administration does not like an European still hold one in the America's. The old useless empire from Europe does, Malvinas is an old colony of this broke little empire, illegally occupied since 1833 and soon to be returned to the real owner in South America.
    Argentina of course.

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    No. Be serious. They aren't supposed to know about the carrier battle group in the underground harbour, the B-2s and F-22s in the underground hangars, the SSBNs that lie on the bottom or the missile silos. Say nothing. Deny everything.

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    3 Think. You are right in that if they asked, we would allow them to use the base there. I just don't see why they would ask, there is no reason for them to want to use the base on the islands.

    I think he may have ment the Joint military base at Ascension Island?

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    trust castro to let the cat out of the bag, now i supose he will tell us that the CIA and special forces are training in argentina, and have soldiers in chile, is nothing secrete anymore ??

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    briton. Do you have to tell them everything?

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    my lips are now sealed mmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Good. And no mention of where the Tornados, the SAS and the Gurkhas are being re-housed.

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Such idiocy is all you can expect from archaic radical left wingers. They will say and do anything to divert attention from their own failures. Such dictators think they are untouchable Gods who never make mistakes and silence any criticism.

    Why do other South American leaders look up to the likes of Castro and Chavez? Venezuela should be the richest country in the region but is going downhill day after day. Now CFK is trying to copy her buddy Chavez by first controlling the media.

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    could it possibly be
    1, greed
    2, incompetence
    3, corruption
    4,theft
    5 bribery of the masses,
    6, self appointed ego of world dominance, or just plain old, GREED GREED GREED,,

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    At least Castro did not repeat his recent statement that Osama bin Laden is a US CIA agent, put in place by Bush!

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PomInOz

    Hmm, maniacal dictator who sleeps fitfully and keeps erractic working hours, whilst working tirelessly for his version/vision of “peace”...now who does that remind me of?! If these idiots in charge of Venezuela, Argentina and Cuba weren't so laughable, they'd be as dangerous as Germany in the 1930s. As it is, they're about as dangerous and should be taken about as seriously as Italy in the 1930s!
    Come on Argentine-supporters: the endless accusations of present-day colonialsim, the denial of self-determination to the Islanders, the outright lies and twisting of history to suit your own needs, the refusal to see that Argentina and the whole of South America are inhabited and controlled by “implants” (or “t*ts”!) and, therefore, that all these countries are exactly the same as the Falklands (except that people speak English in the Falklands (and some of its leaders are not “t*ts”!)). It's racism pure and simple. It is your wishes that are deserving of being ignored and,thankfully, they are being ignored by those who matter in this “dispute”.
    These endless mantras (and particularly Marco's endless, repetitive, irrelevant cut-and-paste jobs - can someone please do something about this? Editor?) are getting tiresome and boring.

    Aug 31st, 2010 - 03:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JoseAngeldeMonterrey

    Fidel Castro talks nonsense about imperialism and other cocaine and senile ideas of the old man while his brother raul continues to sell cuba beaches to spanish hotel businessmen, raul continues to promote the image of caribbean destination with spa, golf courses and beautiful cuban girls welcoming tourists from around the world. Most of them males who come to spend their precious us dollars and euros in the island.

    Aug 31st, 2010 - 03:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    Shhhh....... the CIA are involved ...... :-)

    Aug 31st, 2010 - 04:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Morning Think. I have never bragged about the special relationship between Britain and USA.

    Who honestly knows if Britain would allow America to use MPA? I am sure Britain wouldnt let them use it until America publically support the Islander's right to self-determination, as letting USA use MPA, while they support negotiation talks would look a bit hypocritical on Amercia's part.

    Aug 31st, 2010 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cadfael

    Poor od Fidel, surely there's a nursing home for him?

    Aug 31st, 2010 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Good performance, Castro clown...at the Cuban Arena Circus !!!
    Like the other lefty leaders, around the world and specially LA, his words are always jokes....
    Please, don't waste your time and efforts to analyze them because they come from probed stupid people.
    Sorry about the LA leaders that are sinking their countries following this kind of heroes ... R.I.P. for them

    Ah, yesterday I was enjoying asome beers with some “yankees” soldiers that are building a big USA base here (Patagonia) helped by the CIA guys. If anyone wants I can send some pictures of it because it's in the middle of our Main Square, under the Hernando de Magallanes monument....(That lefty guys are so stupid that they will believe this joke and publish it all around)

    Aug 31st, 2010 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • avargas2001

    If Castro said it it will be done, since Castro's speeches all come true soon after he mentions it to the world.

    Aug 31st, 2010 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    No doubt sees it all in his crystal balls!

    Aug 31st, 2010 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    Glad you made ball plural!

    Aug 31st, 2010 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • avargas2001

    no he doesn't need a cristal ball he reads none bias newspapers, he was refering to occupied wantanamo bay and Islas Malvinas Argentina, both occupied by whites, and UN does nothing about it, racism is alive and ckicking, this is why we support Argentina in building a nuclear defence program.

    Sep 01st, 2010 - 05:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cadfael

    LOL!!
    That would be a MacDonalds then Sergio?

    Sep 01st, 2010 - 07:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Malvinas Argentina, both occupied by whites”

    “racism is alive and ckicking”

    Yes, but the only racism here is from you.

    Sep 01st, 2010 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • avargas2001

    I am sorry facts speak louder then words, me racist ?? who is killing muslims, thefting land from Natives in Canada and USA, who had slaves ? who killed Indians in Pakistan and India ? who had slaves and now has a white race in control of south africa ?? who is keeping Africans and Indians poor and ungry ? yes sure I am racist I'll go to jail when all those people I mention go with me, and if I go first I'll rid society of them when I come out, how is that for a trade ?? either way we will get rid of them all.

    Sep 01st, 2010 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “who is killing muslims” We are fighting them because they are fighting us.

    “thefting land from Natives in Canada and USA”
    Not the UK.

    “who had slaves ?”
    All nations, including Argentina. The UK was the first to abolish slavery and put a lot of time and effort into fighting it.

    “now has a white race in control of south africa ”
    We don't controll south africa.

    “who is keeping Africans and Indians poor and ungry”
    African and indian's. Pakistan has rejected our offer for aid and help.

    Sep 01st, 2010 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    But..........

    Lest we forget..............

    Who produces most narcotics?

    Muslims and South Americans.

    Sep 01st, 2010 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jorge!

    American and british bases are the same disgusting crap. They are part of the New World Order idiology and they jointly work for that. They will lose here!!!

    Sep 03rd, 2010 - 06:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Jorgey's foaming at the mouth again.

    Sep 03rd, 2010 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    In another post, gorge invites real people to f**k themselves. gorge undoubtedly indulges in this pastime himself and wants to promote it. His self-indulgence probably accounts for about 50% of the foaming, both ends, and his psychosis for the rest!!!!

    Sep 03rd, 2010 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • avargas2001

    I invite our readers to shoot a thieve or kill a pirat to rid our world of racist bastards, poison his water, destroy his busyness and home with family and all, none will miss them criminals, if we work together we this pirats will go home or go to the grave.

    Sep 08th, 2010 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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