Official (From Castro): Osama Bin Laden Was CIA Spy


Former Cuban president Fidel Castro meets Lithuanian author and conspiracy theorist Daniel Estulin in Havana. Photograph: Alex Castro/EPA

Why should it take Castro for this to make headlines? It’s not exactly new news after all… Good publicity for Daniel Estulin though! From the Guardian:

Fidel Castro has more reason than most to believe conspiracy theories involving dark forces in Washington. After all, the CIA tried to blow his head off with an exploding cigar.

But the ageing Cuban revolutionary may have gone too far for all but the most ardent believer in the reach and competence of America’s intelligence agency. He has claimed that Osama bin Laden is in the pay of the CIA and that President George Bush summoned up the al-Qaida leader whenever he needed to increase the fear quotient. The former Cuban president said he knows it because he has read WikiLeaks.

Castro told a visiting Lithuanian writer, who is known as a font of intriguing conspiracy theories about plots for world domination, that Bin Laden was working for the White House.

“Bush never lacked for Bin Laden’s support. He was a subordinate,” Castro said, according to the Communist party daily, Granma. “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.”

He said that thousands of pages of American classified documents made public by WikiLeaks pointed to who the al-Qaida leader is really working for.

“Who showed that he [Bin Laden] is indeed a CIA agent was WikiLeaks. It proved it with documents,” he said, but did not explain exactly how.

He made his comments during a meeting with Daniel Estulin, the author of three books about the secretive Bilderberg Club which includes men such as Henry Kissinger, the former US secretary of state, leading European officials and business executives. Estulin says that the club is form of secret world government, manipulating economies and political systems…

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13 Comments on "Official (From Castro): Osama Bin Laden Was CIA Spy"

  1. Vox Cloaca | Aug 28, 2010 at 9:42 pm |

    Fidel Castro’s To-Do list:

    1. [x] Overthrow Batista.
    2. [x] Use Marxist-Leninist ideology to create oppressive regime and kill thousands of innocent civilians.
    3. [x] Use centralized planning to ruin Latin America’s strongest economy.
    4. [x] Imprison homosexuals in concentration camps as per traditional Marxist thought which regards homosexuality as a deviant perversion caused by capitalism.
    5. [x] Form Committee for the Defense of the Revolution to spy on Cubans and to encourage Cubans to spy on each other.
    6. [x] Imprison HIV-positive Cubans in concentration camps.
    7. [x] Rage against the machine by supporting violent Communist uprisings in Angola, Mozambique, and Ethiopia, killing thousands more innocent civilians.
    8. [x] Google Wikileaks, naively believe everything on the site.

    • Vox Cloaca | Aug 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm |

      D'oh, I forgot this item from Fidenl's to-do list:

      3a. [x] Bring world to brink of nuclear destruction during Cuban missile crisis, and be willing to kill millions in the name of Marxist-Lenninist liberation — see Che Guevara's commitment to the Materialist Dialectic: “If the missiles had remained we would have used them against the very heart of America including New York. We must never establish peaceful coexistence. In this struggle to the death between two systems we must gain the ultimate victory. We must walk the path of liberation even if it costs millions of atomic victims.”

      As quoted in “The Nuclear Deception : Nikita Khrushchev and the Cuban Missile Crisis” (2002) by Servando Gonzalez, p. 111

    • I'm actually with you on some of these…but a few side notes should be made to prevent the familiar neo-con one-sidedness

      Batista: staggeringly corrupt and murderous douchebag…Fidel may have been a disaster…but he happened because of the disaster we unilaterally backed and supported (because he was easy to bribe and did whatever developers asked.)

      Strongest Economy: If gambling, prostitution and cigar exports that largely profited outside influences including mobsters is a strong economy…then yeah….but if we reality check…it sucked for everyone not humping Westerners in nightclubs and casinos.

      Wikileaks: disinfo from angry governments and paid GOP ops aside…being damned by your own escaped paperwork is hard to endure…claiming its all fake while frantically trying to shut the operation down kind of betrays where governments really stand on the subject. Most take it all with a grain of salt…but it would be a lot easier for the leaders of the world if they didn't suborn deeply unethical, often criminal acts.

      That aside, Castro as a dictatorial despot has been a thorn in the side of the people of Cuba for generations now. It's been a two sided war of dirty tricks and worse, but his treatment of his own people is what indicts him. Whatever his starting goals may have been (including his early request to the US for aid in the removal of Batista's brutal regime…which was denied…leaving him to scheme his own revolution and accept aid form 'the other guys'), in the end he betrayed them all, clinging to autonomous power like a tick and fighting tooth and nail to make sure he was the solitary authority. Inexcusable by any standard. History will not judge him half as kindly as I'm sure he hopes.

    • Hadrian999 | Aug 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm |

      so is it silly of me to keep waiting for your post about the ways capitalism is making the world better for the common man and, creating a just equitable society for all?

  2. Let's see… Who do I trust more… Castro, Bin Laden, or the CIA?

    Nope, I don't trust any of them at all. Three different sets of lies.

    • I'm with ya…this ones a question of difference by degrees…with no clear winners worthy of anything like trust.

      • emperorreagan | Aug 30, 2010 at 11:59 am |

        Out of the three, you probably could trust bin Laden the most. The goals of al Qaeda have been relatively plainly stated – they want the US out of the Middle East and want a fundamentalist caliphate ruling the entire region. They also have a plainly stated strategy to provoke conflict with the US and keep it tied up in multiple wars throughout the region which will lead to the economic collapse of the US, similar to what happened to the Soviet Union and the expensive military adventures that drove its collapse.

        I am more than willing to trust that as long as al Qaeda exists, they will continue to pursue that strategy.

  3. To be fair all those for profit private contractors the CIA foolishly employed, don't work for anyone but themselves and they just contract out to the highest bidder. Some where along the way the CIA got seriously derailed and' started to meddle in US politics, this led to a down hill slide, where they believed in their own perfection, their ideal of the perfect state, their evangelical devotion to US branded capitalism, profit will light the path to salvation, share the profits and all will follow.
    Of course those for profit contractors just took the profit and schemed to gain more and more and then used those ill gotten gains to follow their own path of ego and lust whilst being religiously self righteous about it.

  4. Butter Knife | Aug 29, 2010 at 2:09 am |

    How exactly is this news? I thought it was well-established fact that Bin-Laden was a long-term CIA collaborator, Both parties were rather open about their relationship back when the CIA trained him and many of his inner circle in the 80s, then provided them weapons and money with which to better carry out the mission of supporting US interests in the Middle East.

    Of course, I remember multiple credible sources publicly stating the the invasion of Iraq was based on lies, which apparently never happened because everyone agreed from day 1… my memory of events might be a little shaky.

  5. Gemmarama | Aug 29, 2010 at 3:23 am |

    yeah so was saddam, big wows…

  6. No, no, no…. He wasn’t a spy. He was an asset. Huge difference.

  7. No, no, no…. He wasn't a spy. He was an asset. Huge difference.

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