Despite the fact of 9/11. Perhaps Castro is still sore about the fact that U.S. government had more agents tracking him than Osama bin Laden in 2004?
“Castro: U.S. uses al-Qaeda to justify foreign policy,” from USA Today, November 24:
HAVANA”” Fidel Castro suggested Sunday that the U.S. government has promoted Americans’ fears about al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups to justify its plans for world domination.
In an essay published on a government website, the 82-year-old former Cuban president wrote that al-Qaeda “was born from the empire’s own entrails,” using “the empire” to refer to the United States, but failing to elaborate.
Had he used “the empire” to refer to the historic caliphate, he would’ve been right on.
He said the terrorist group was “a typical example of an enemy that the hegemonic power dangles in a place of its choosing where it needs to justify its actions, as it has done throughout its history, fabricating enemies and attacks destined to strengthen its plans of domination.”
The U.S. has used al-Qaeda as a pretext to carry out plans “outlined long before the attacks that brought down the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001,” Castro wrote.
Castro has previously accused the U.S. government of misleading the public about the Sept. 11 attacks, and his close friend and ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says it is plausible that Washington was somehow involved in planning the attacks.