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Fidel Castro: We could talk with Obama

Posted by Media Outrage on December 5, 2008



In what has become a world family reunion with alienated leaders all over the world reaching out to President-Elect Barack Obama, Fidel Castro has also stated that Cuba would be willing to meet Obama anywhere he wants. See everyone is glad that Bush is packing up his sh*t and rolling the f_ck outta there. Castro says that ” the sovereign rights of the Cuban people are not negotiable.”

Via Reuters:

Cuba‘s former leader Fidel Castro said on Thursday his country could talk to U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, in Havana’s latest overture to the incoming Democratic administration in Washington.

His remarks followed comments from his brother, President Raul Castro, who told a U.S. magazine he could meet Obama in a “neutral place” to try to end the Communist-run island’s four-decade conflict with the United States.

“With Obama, talks could happen anywhere he wants,” Fidel Castro, America’s longtime Cold War enemy, wrote in the latest of a series of columns he has published in state-run media since falling ill in 2006.

“He should remember the carrot-and-stick approach will not work with our country,” Castro wrote of Obama. “The sovereign rights of the Cuban people are not negotiable.”

Fidel Castro, who took power nearly 50 years ago after an armed revolution, has not been seen in public since undergoing surgery for an undisclosed illness in July 2006. But he has met several state leaders and appeared in photographs.

Obama, who takes office on January 20, has raised hopes of improved U.S.-Cuba ties by saying he was open to talks with the Cuban government and has favored easing some U.S. sanctions.

He has said he will reverse the U.S. administration’s policies restricting Cuban Americans from visiting Cuba and sending cash to their families. He is willing to talk to Castro but would keep the four-decade-old U.S. trade embargo as leverage to influence changes in the one-party state.

Raul Castro formally took over the Cuban presidency in February and has said several times Havana is willing to talk to the United States.

Before the U.S. presidential election last month, Fidel Castro praised Obama as intelligent and humanitarian in the columns that have become his main form of communication.

Raul suggested in the interview he could meet Obama in Guantanamo Bay, where the United States maintains a naval base, which Cuba considers a violation of its sovereignty.

Mediaoutrage– Do any of you ever get the feeling that we’re (the USA) are a bunch of bullies? Like we just invade other people’s lands and tell them how we want them to run ish and when they don’t we simply assassinate their leaders or bankroll major coups. A Pakastanian leader said that after 9/11 a representative of George W. Bush visited him and said if he didn’t cooperate with the US we would simply “bomb them back into the stone ages.” SMH @ the imperialistic thinking of this country’s leaders. What are your thoughts on the Cuba situation? Are we just trying to bully them into surrendering control of their natural resources?

4 Responses to “Fidel Castro: We could talk with Obama”

  1. CrystalShine said

    Yea the u.s. is a bully, and I was glad 2 her all these other big leaders called and gve congrats to President Obama. I was goin 2 say fidel look like a wiltered Chia pet, but the man is ill, so im gonna let him slide.

  2. Miss E said

    Yeah..Fidel looks busted! His a$$ is supposed to be retired, his brother is running Cuba (at least that is what they want us to believe!)

    Honestly, if Castro is truthful about his plans to work things out with the U.S. then I think Obama should met with him. The U.S. can bully other nations around..but I think it will be different with Obama’s Administration.

  3. cupcakestl said

    Yeah it is bully when you try to make people do what you want the to do.

    However i have some from Peru and Columbia and the give me the raw deal on what’s really going

    on. Castro mistreats his people and keep them poor and needy so if you treat your people like

    it’s only right for someone to step in. I see a change in the future with there country.

  4. cupcakestl said

    sorry I have some friends

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