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Fidel Castro: Obama 'Misinterpreted' Raul's Words

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posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 09:35 AM

HAVANA — Fidel Castro said Tuesday that President Barack Obama "misinterpreted" his brother Raul's sentiments toward the United States and bristled at any suggestion Cuba should free political prisoners or reduce official fees on money sent to the island from the U.S.

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This is confusing now. On the one hand you have Raul Castro making comments that seem to be friendly and happy twords the United States, and then Obama returns to the homeland and Fidel speaks out that 'no that's not what we meant, really'

More posturing or just rhetoric from Fidel to test our new POTUS

posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 10:04 AM
I was thinking, if Fidel Castro has relinquished the Presidency to his brother (how does THAT work?) there must be some reason. Perhaps he is dead, or perhaps too feeble to work any longer.

In the vacuum created by 'missing' dictators, often his commissars or 'inner circle' are calling the shots and using Raul as a 'face man' for PR purposes. Could it be that he spoke 'out of turn' and the true ideological leadership of the nation was unhappy with the apparent rapprochement between us?

These people are so devious you can't trust anything they say EVER.

posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 01:48 PM
Did you read the part where castro says they will not go easy on fees the government puts on money being send to the island by families of Cubans living abroad who send money to help our families?...

The former president appeared to be throwing a dose of cold water on growing expectations for improved bilateral relations — suggesting Obama had no right to dare suggest that Cuba make even small concessions. He also seemed to suggest too much was being made of Raul's comments about discussing "everything" with U.S. authorities.

"Affirming that the president of Cuba is ready to discuss any topic with the president of the United States expresses that he's not afraid to broach any subject," Fidel Castro wrote of his 77-year-old brother, who succeeded him as president 14 months ago.

"It's a sign of bravery and confidence in the principles of the revolution," he said, referring to the rebel uprising that toppled dictator Fulgencio Batista and brought the Castros to power on New Year's Day 1959.

"Nobody should assume that he was talking about pardoning those sentenced in March 2003 and sending all of them to the United States, if the country were willing to liberate the five Cuban anti-terrorist heroes," Castro wrote.

He was referring to 75 leading political opposition leaders who were rounded up and imprisoned six years ago. Some 54 of them remain behind bars, though Raul Castro suggested last year that Cuba would be willing to liberate some political prisoners if U.S. authorities would free five imprisoned Cuban spies.

The anti-terrorist rebels he is refering to are Communist Cuba spies who were send to the U.S., and are part of the Communist regime, and infiltrated various possitions of power in the U.S. Some were University professors, others were political figures in the U.S., etc.

Then again, there are people in the U.S. and abroad who are naive enough to claim castro, and his regime poses no threat to the U.S. when the Communist regime in the island wouldn't hesitate for one second to get their hands in WMD and like North Korea's Kim Ill, make threats with those weapons to get money, and even possibly thinking about using them before the "Communist Revolution" dies.

Some Americans, and other people abroad have no idea who castro and his regime are. Then again, I hope castro's statements wakes up some of these people into understanding that you can't make concessions with such a regime, unless Obama openly states he is a Communist, and installs even more Socialist programs to retain control of the power in the U.S. Only then will Communist regimes, such as the one oppressing our Cuban families at the island, will openly do business with such countries. These people only do negotiations among themselves, and others who think like them.

Obama hasn't shown that yet apparently to Castro and Raul's Communist dictatorship, or even Chavez's Communist dictatorship.

[edit on 22-4-2009 by ElectricUniverse]

posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 01:57 PM
BTW, imo this belongs in the breaking News Network. Just because this is what happens in a small country/island, it doesn't mean it is not important, more so for those people out there who naively believe Fidel Castro, Raul Castro and their Communist regime are somehow good for the people, or will make good changes for the people...

posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 02:37 PM
reply to post by ElectricUniverse

See last time I put up something on Cuba it got moved here mayeb a mod can move it where it needs to go

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