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[From an AP news article]

Fidel Castro says al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is a bought-and-paid-for CIA agent who always popped up when former President George W. Bush needed to scare the world, arguing that documents recently posted on the Internet prove it.

"Any time Bush would stir up fear and make a big speech, bin Laden would appear threatening people with a story about what he was going to do," Castro told state media during a meeting with a Lithuanian-born writer known for advancing conspiracy theories about world domination. "Bush never lacked for bin Laden's support. He was a subordinate."

Castro said documents posted on WikiLeaks.org — a website that recently released thousands of pages of classified documents from the Afghan war — "effectively proved he was a CIA agent." He did not elaborate.

The comments, published in the Communist Party daily Granma on Friday, were the latest in a series of provocative statements by the 84-year-old revolutionary, who has emerged from seclusion to warn that the planet is on the brink of nuclear war.

Fidel Castro, Granma (Quoted in AP article) 23 Comments [9/3/2010 7:13:54 PM]
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Mrs. Antichrist

Castros going senile.

9/3/2010 7:18:58 PM


Castro's speeches are long, sometimes hours long, but they can be very entertaining. I particularly liked his speech pointing out all the ways Bush Jr. acted like an alcoholic. Funny as hell, with just enough medical accuracy to make you wonder.
He might be right about the nuclear war.

9/3/2010 7:28:05 PM

The Skeptic Wept

I'm ashamed to say this but I wish this post was true...

9/3/2010 9:14:39 PM

Percy Q. Shunn

Fidel Castro is finally begining to show some sanity...

9/3/2010 9:22:49 PM


Castro, you are seriously going senile.

9/3/2010 11:04:54 PM


The only kernel of truth in this is that Bin Laden did have CIA training.

9/4/2010 9:01:54 AM


Which explains why Obama has continued the war in Afghanistan. Oh wait.

9/4/2010 12:04:48 PM


You know, OBL was a CIA tool not very long ago. The Bush family is in business partnership with his family for two generations.

9/4/2010 12:46:24 PM

Rotten Apple

Looks like Castro is a twoofer

9/4/2010 5:26:24 PM

Smurfette Principle

Oh, Fidel, you fail so much you even lack comic timing. It would have been better if you'd said this while Bush Jr. was still in office.

9/5/2010 7:35:04 AM


Castro has said all sorts of things over the years. Why should I care what he says now?

9/5/2010 11:22:53 AM

Tolpuddle Martyr

All the smoke from those Cigars had to go somewhere...

9/5/2010 2:44:27 PM

rubber chicken

Osama did indeed recieve CIA funds and support during the Soviet/Afhgan war. that much is indisputable, however, claiming that he was acting a s a stooge for GWB is nonsense.... he was a stooge for Cheney.

9/5/2010 10:04:14 PM


Did the Bush administration use Bin Laden and "terror" as devices to advance their agenda? Yes, clearly.

Did Bin Laden receive "CIA training"? Yeah, I guess you could say that, as a side effect of the U.S. giving aid to Afghan insurgents. But he was not specifically trained, much less trained for the purpose of terrorizing the U.S.

Is Bin Laden bought-and-paid for this purpose? No, there isn't any evidence of that beyond speculation.

"Castro said documents posted on WikiLeaks.org […] 'effectively proved he was a CIA agent.' He did not elaborate."

I can't imagine why. *eyeroll*

9/6/2010 5:58:25 AM

Captain Klamydia

Oh Castro, you so silly

9/6/2010 11:05:30 AM

Rotten Apple

@rubber chicken

"Osama did indeed recieve CIA funds and support during the Soviet/Afhgan war. that much is indisputable, however, claiming that he was acting a s a stooge for GWB is nonsense.... he was a stooge for Cheney."

Osama's ties to the U.S. were indirect at best.


9/6/2010 4:25:38 PM

rubber chicken

@Rotten Apple

As indeed were the links to every other Mujahdeen group during that time.
The US government used the Pakistani ISI as a proxy to funnel supplies and training to the various groups. AFAIK there was never any direct contact between the US government agencies and the Muj. Nevertheless, the hands that ultimately pulled the strings were sitting at desks in the Pentagon.

9/7/2010 8:17:19 PM

Rotten Apple

@rubber chicken

That the pentagon controlled Bin Laden or could pull the strings of the Mujahideen is just a conspiracy theory.

For the Mujahideen to be puppets the would mean they would accept being controlled by the Pentagon.

That the Mujahideen would accept that control is implausible. I find it even more unbelievable that Bin Laden would act as a stooge for anyone in the American government.

The idea that Bin Laden was a stooge for Cheney is one I would normally hear from twoofers.

9/8/2010 6:51:40 PM

Brendan Rizzo

Proof that the far right doesn't have a monopoly on craziness and paranoia...

9/9/2010 1:49:44 PM


This could actually be very true for all that any of you know. You act like Fidel is going senile, but this makes more sense than anything the government has told us about the war.
I think we should put up the government's version of 9/11 up here on CSTDT.
Look into history and see that almost always the public is lied to by their leaders for a separate agenda, and the majority of the public, due to nationalism or pride or whatever, totally believes it! Why should this trend end now?

Everyone is also trying to bring up lack of proof. Yeah, let's just go look up the CIA agent database because everything the government does is available for us to see. No, actually the government for once has done something right, because all of you are convinced that these claims are false. We'll see what the history books a few centuries from now will say.

9/10/2010 8:41:00 AM

Rotten Apple


"Everyone is also trying to bring up lack of proof."

Yeah, funny people brings up that there is no evidence for these crazy conspiracy theories.

Stony is a fitting username given that BS sounds like something a someone that is stoned might write.

Only question is were you a stoned twoofer or stoned troll when you wrote it.

9/10/2010 6:03:59 PM

Doubting Thomas

I laughed when I read articles about Castro's conspiracy theories. IIRC, he's bought into the whole "New World Order" theory that the UN, Bildeburgers, Jews, Illuminati, and other groups are trying to take over the world and establish one world government.

9/13/2010 2:21:22 PM

Guys, Fidel Castro should know who's a bought-and-paid-for CIA agent. After all, HE IS ONE! DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUN

2/16/2012 12:08:18 PM

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