Leroy N. Soetoro
2016-04-10 21:20:45 UTC
HAVANA (AP) Fidel Castro responded Monday to President Barack Obama's
historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history
of U.S. aggression against Cuba, writing that "we don't need the empire to
give us any presents."
The 1,500-word letter in state media titled "Brother Obama" was Castro's
first response to the president's three-day visit last week, in which the
American president said he had come to bury the two countries' history of
Cold War hostility. Obama did not meet with the 89-year-old Fidel Castro
on the trip but met several times with his 84-year-old brother Raul
Castro, the current Cuban president.
Obama's visit was intended to build irreversible momentum behind his
opening with Cuba and to convince the Cuban people and the Cuban
government that a half-century of U.S. attempts to overthrow the Communist
government had ended, allowing Cuban to reform its economy and political
system without the threat of U.S. interference.
Fidel Castro writes of Obama: "My modest suggestion is that he reflects
and doesn't try to develop theories about Cuban politics."
Castro, who led Cuba for decades before handing power to his brother in
2008, was legendary for his hours-long, all-encompassing speeches. His
letter reflects that style, presenting a sharp contrast with Obama's
tightly focused speech in Havana. Castro's letter opens with descriptions
of environmental abuse under the Spaniards and reviews the historical
roles of Cuban independence heroes Jose Marti, Antonio Maceo and Maximo
Castro then goes over crucial sections of Obama's speech line by line,
engaging in an ex-post-facto dialogue with the American president with
pointed critiques of perceived slights and insults, including Obama's
failure to give credit to indigenous Cubans and Castro's prohibition of
racial segregation after coming to power in 1959.
Quoting Obama's declaration that "it is time, now, for us to leave the
past behind," the man who shaped Cuba during the second half of the 20th
century writes that "I imagine that any one of us ran the risk of having a
heart attack on hearing these words from the President of the United
Castro then returns to a review of a half-century of U.S. aggression
against Cuba. Those events include the decades-long U.S. trade embargo
against the island; the 1961 Bay of Pigs attack and the 1976 bombing of a
Cuban airliner backed by exiles who took refuge in the U.S.
He ends with a dig at the Obama administration's drive to increase
business ties with Cuba. The Obama administration says re-establishing
economic ties with the U.S. will be a boon for Cuba, whose centrally
planned economy has struggled to escape from over-dependence on imports
and a chronic shortage of hard currency.
The focus on U.S-Cuba business ties appears to have particularly rankled
Castro, who nationalized U.S. companies after coming to power in 1959 and
establishing the communist system into which his brother is now
introducing gradual market-based reforms.
"No one should pretend that the people of this noble and selfless country
will renounce its glory and its rights," Fidel Castro wrote. "We are
capable of producing the food and material wealth that we need with work
and intelligence of our people."
Obama increased total debt from $10 trillion to $19 trillion in the six
years he has been in office, and sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood
queer liberal democrat donors.
Barack Obama, reelected by the dumbest voters in the history of the United
States of America. The only American president to deliberately import a
lethal infectious disease from Africa, Ebola.
Loretta Fuddy, killed after she "verified" Obama's phony birth
Nancy Pelosi, Democrat criminal, accessory before and after the fact to
improper vetting of Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama, a confirmed
felon using SSAN 042-68-4425, belonging to a dead man.
Obama ignored the brutal killing of an American diplomat in Benghazi, then
relieved American military officers who attempted to prevent said murder
in order to cover up his own ineptitude.
Obama continues his muslim goal of disarming America while ObamaCare
increases insurance premiums 300% and leaves millions without health care.
--- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: ***@netfront.net ---