Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Castro : Bush Wants To Have Me Killed...I Think

Fidel Castro, Cuba's communist leader for the past half century claimed, in a confused essay, that President Bush had authorised, and ordered, at least one attempt on his life, possibly many attempts.

Trying to kill Castro was almost a hobby for the CIA in the early 1960s, and orders for the revolutionary to be clipped came from the most senior ranks of the US government, including one direct order from then Attorney General, and brother of the president, Robert Kennedy.

Castro writes that mid-1970s US president Gerald Ford officially banned assassinations. He notes that he doesn't believe orders for a hit came from either President Jimmy Carter or President Bill Clinton.

But when it comes to President Bush, Castro is sure he tried to have him whacked.

But as far as proof goes, well, Castro is short on details, and clarity :

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

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

"....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."

Perhaps Castro thinks his recent, mysterious, but extremely life-threatening illness was some kind of assassination attempt?