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Fidel Claims Bush “Ordered” His Death

From his love-struck fans at the Associated Press:

Castro Says Bush ‘Authorized’ His Death


Fidel Castro on Monday accused President Bush of “authorizing and ordering” an attempt on his life, although his rambling essay on the subject provided no details.

American law now prohibits the U.S. government from ordering the assassination of foreign leaders, but declassified U.S. documents have shown that the CIA made numerous attempts to kill Castro in the early years after the 1959 Cuban revolution.

Castro’s essay noted that U.S. President Gerald Ford signed an order banning official assassinations, and said he didn’t believe that Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton ever tried to have him killed.

But Castro alleged that Bush has other ideas…

In one, on May 29, Castro accused Bush of renewing U.S. attempts to assassinate him.

I’m not the first, nor will I be the last, whom Bush has ordered to be deprived of life," Castro wrote then.

His latest essay, signed Sunday afternoon and published Monday in state media, referred to that May 29 allegation.

“Why did I say one day in a reflection that Bush authorized or ordered my death? This phrase can seem ambiguous and imprecise,” Castro wrote. “Perhaps it would be more exact, although even more confusing, to say that he authorized it and ordered it.”

Castro promised to explain himself, but never did, writing only that “really it is a mystery to name those responsible for the hundreds of attempts on my life, all the direct and indirect forms to cause my death were used.”

If only.

But you see, this is why he is still sick.

It certainly can’t be because of Cuba’s world-class healthcare.

[H]e didn’t believe that Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton ever tried to have him killed.

Of course not. Why would they?

They’re allies.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 25th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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