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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-28-08 08:46 AM
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Bush in Heaven (parts 1 & 2) by Fidel Castro
Bush in Heaven

Part 1
IN this reflection I will go by news received from different sources, including international cable services, without specifically recognizing any of them as the information source, but strictly abiding by the text of the news-- books, documents, the Internet, and even questions asked to well-informed sources.

There is a big hustle and bustle everywhere, as if we lived in a madhouse. Our very well-known characters continue on their hectic tour.

After visiting Brazil and Chile, Condoleezza flew to Moscow to sound out the new President. She wants to know his mind. She traveled with the chief of the Pentagon. With a dislocated arm after a fall in February, he said: "With a broken arm, I won't be nearly as difficult a negotiator." A typically Yankee joke. You may figure out the effect this had on the proud ears of a Russian, whose people suffered the loss of so many millions of lives in their struggle against the Nazi hordes that were claiming vital space what today would be called cheap oil, raw materials and guaranteed markets for surplus goods.

We have known of the adventures of McCain and Cheney in Baghdad; one of them hopes to become head of government, and the other, being already deputy head of government, issues more orders than his boss. They met them with the most unexpected and violent predictions. They devoted no more than two days to that, but enough time to flood the world with sinister forecasts.

Bush was delivering speeches in Washington while the prices of gold and oil were sky-rocketing.

Cheney didnt stop. He took off for the Sultanate of Oman -774,000 oil barrels per day in 2005 and 780,000 in 2004. Last year Oman revealed its plans to invest $10 billion during the next five years to increase its oil production to 900,000 barrels per day and reach the figure of 70 to 80 million cubic meters of gas per day. This is what the Sultanate authorities reported on January 15, 2007.

Cheney, accompanied by his family, went sailing on of the Sultans yacht Kingfish I" to fish in the limits of the maritime boundaries between Oman and Iran. What temerity! Nobel prizes should also be given to those super-brave persons who run the risk of death or mutilation after a sumptuous private lunch with a fishbone stuck in their throat. The absence of the owner of the luxurious yacht spoiled the heros party.

McCain isnt stopping either. He jumped into a helicopter to tour the territory where the Israeli soldiers, while chasing Palestinian leaders, continue to kill women, children, adolescents and youth in the West Bank with their sophisticated technical means. The Republican candidate is an expert on that.

He traveled to Jerusalem and there promised to be the first to recognize that whole city as the capital of Israel, which the United States and Europe has converted into a sophisticated nuclear power, whose satellite-guided missiles could fall in Moscow, more than 5,000 kilometers away, in a matter of minutes.

There will be no oil- or gas-producing state left unvisited by Cheney before he returns to attest to the happiness of the world before the President of his country.

Bush, for one, speaks on the 17th for one reason, on the 18th for another, and on the 19th to mark the beginning of his fantastic war. Cuba, as may be expected, continues to be a target of his insults.

In the midst of the chaos created by the empire, wars become inseparable partners. The one in Iraq has now lasted for five years. Profound thinkers estimate that millions of people have been affected, and that its total cost is in the trillions. Four thousand regular soldiers have died, and for every one killed, 30 are injured in this type of war. White phosphorous and cluster bombs are the wars daily bread. Anything goes, except for living.

Cheney and McCain are competing with one another, one as the creatures father, and the other as its stepfather. They both meet with heads of State and make demands: oil and gas production should be increased; Yankee technology, Yankee supplies, and Yankee weapons from the Yankee military-industrial complex should be used; Yankee military bases should be authorized.

From Jerusalem, McCain hops over to London to talk with Gordon Brown. Before that, while speaking in Jordan, he makes a mistake and asserts that Iran, a Shiite country, is training Al Qaeda, a Sunni organization. Its all the same to him; he doesnt even apologize for his mistake.

Cheney hops over to Afghanistan. The war waged by NATO and the Yankees has turned the country into the worlds largest opium exporter. The USSR wore itself out and collapsed in a similar war. Bush launched his first military blow there, along with NATO.

They are doing all that needs to be done to convene two parallel meetings: one to discuss the fight on terrorism and a NATO meeting.

One thing is certain: Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, and Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATOs top official, will meet with Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan on April 1, 2 and 3 in Bucharest to participate in the Trans-Atlantic Forum. At the same time, a conference convened by the GMF (German Marshall Fund, of the United States), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, and Chatham House will bring together a large number of strategists and politicians to address matters of vital interest for NATO. According to the GMF Chairman, the conference will be attended by nine Heads of State, 24 prime ministers and other ministers, and 40 presidents of research institutions from Europe and the Americas, comprising the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which dissolved Titos Yugoslavia and carried out the war in Kosovo. Anyone can understand that any similarity between its interests and those of Yankee imperialism is purely coincidental. The situation in the Balkans, the anti-missile defense system, the energy supply and weapons control are unavoidable issues.

Given that Bush needs to perform his role as the main character, he has already drafted his own schedule: he will be in the city of Neptun, on the Black Sea, to attend a meeting with Traian Basescu, President of Romania, on the eve of the conference. The fate of humankind which contributes surplus value and blood, are in those hands.

(To be continued tomorrow, in Part II)

Part 2
TUESDAY, March 18 marked the fifth anniversary of the arrest of more than 70 quislings, the capos of imperialism's fifth column in Cuba who, paid by the U.S. government, violate the laws of the land and share the opinion that this dark corner of the world should be swept off the map. On that date, a Department of State spokesperson described the event as the Black Spring, a term with racist overtones. We could call it White Spring. Darkness does not exist in space, only in the mind. What a huge difference between the methods used by the government of the United States and those used by Cuba! Not one of the mercenaries was tortured or deprived of lawyers or trial, even if it was of a summary nature, provided by the law in cases of danger of aggression; they have the right to receive visits, access to family facilities as well as the other legal prerogatives of all prisoners; and if at any time their health seriously requires it, they are released, without the demands of imperialism and its allies having anything at all to do with it. We urge the United States to do with its prison population as we have done here in Cuba. The Revolution demands respect for sovereignty, not pardon.

With Wednesday, March 19 being the fifth anniversary of the stupid war unleashed in Iraq, Bush is grabbing hold of any Bin Laden declaration, either fictitious or real, even though in the case of the latter no date is supplied as to when it was made, nor can they assure us that it is his voice. They will investigate it, so they promise. Nobody ever took so much advantage of such materials to shape the opinions of the citizens of the United States and of many other countries in the world with similar cultures and beliefs, in order to justify the brutal and genocidal wars that imperialism needs so much. Time and time again he formulates and repeats selected words and phrases. The people and institutions referred to, without exception, find themselves obliged to respond, whether the declarations are true or not. Just observe how, year after year, from day one, Bush keeps on milking the events of September 11.

From the Bucharest conference, Bush will move on to that of NATO, and from there he will pole vault over to Croatia, which had disputes with Serbia, and whose president was tried and convicted by the International Criminal Court for the Kosovo affair. Did he really die a natural death in prison? What kind of peace will be attained from those strange twists and turns?

Swedish Hans Blix, who headed the UN inspectors team that diligently searched for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and who shares many of the ideas and lies of the empire's sinister philosophy, wrote the following on the occasion of the fifth anniversary: The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a tragedy for Iraq, for the United States, for the UN, for truth and human dignity. They could not succeed in eliminating WMDs because they did not exist. Nor could they succeed in the declared objective of aim eliminating al-Qaeda members, because they were not in Iraq. They came later, attracted by the attackers.

The Association of Muslim Ulemas, the supreme religious Sunni authority in Iraq, made the following statement on the occasion of the fifth anniversary: The occupier has entered our lands by force and he is not going to leave unless we use force. Any call made by politicians who acquiesce to working under the umbrella of occupation should be considered an invitation to surrender and capitulation. The occupation forces have turned Iraq into the worlds most dangerous zone. The era of occupation will soon end.

Without giving himself a chance to recover from his exhausting meeting in Afghanistan with Karza, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney had talks yesterday, Friday, and today, Saturday, with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, in order to secure his cooperation and that of the OPEP over oil supplies and to pay with devaluated dollars. In truth, there can be no war without oil, nor oil without war.

In the Latin American scenario, the Ecuadorian high command stated that the bombs used in the attack on Ral Reyes camp were GBU-2/B Paveways, weighing more than 500 pounds, and with exact targeting precision thanks to advanced technology. There were 10 such bombs and they left craters 2.80 meters in diameter and 1.80 meters in depth.

In Western Europe, Sarkozy, whose honeymoon with the French electorate ended a few days ago, was impatiently awaiting McCain and his entourage of pro-Israeli Republican senators. McCain urged him to join the NATO mechanisms, defended the Iraq war and forcefully lambasted China. Meanwhile, Hillary and Obama are bleeding from attacks from the right, the left and the center. There is nothing more resembling a lunatic asylum. The candidates for the presidency of the United States are discussing certain war vs. probable war.

Today, Bushs radio broadcast coincides with Easter. What is he thinking? A message that, although brief, needs quite a few paragraphs or phrases to catch his drift:

This is the most important holiday in the Christian faith. And during this special and holy time, every year millions of Americans pause to remember a sacrifice that transcended the grave and redeemed the world.

Easter beckons us homeward. This <...> is an occasion to reflect on the things that matter most in life: the love of family, the laughter of friends, and the peace that comes from being in the place you call home..."

America is blessed with the worlds greatest military, made up of men and women who fulfill their responsibilities

At Easter, we remember especially those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom. These <> have lived out the words of the Gospel: Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend

Every year, millions of Americans take time to feed the hungry and clothe the needy and care for the widow and the orphanmillions across the world remember the gift that took away deaths sting and opened the door to eternal life

Thank you for listening.

Bush imagines that God will reward him for accelerating the day of the Apocalypse and the Final Judgment, after which he will seat him at His right, in a place of honor. Then perhaps he will abandon the odious gestures that accompany his speeches, so that he can dwell under the same roof as those souls of the human beings he exterminated in his war on terrorism, the great majority of them girls and boys, adolescents and young people, women and the elderly, those who have no reason whatsoever to be blamed.

The Old Testament speaks of archangels who were transformed into the enemies of God by ambition and who were sent to Hell. It is difficult to put aside the idea that the genes of some of those archangels are lurking in Bushs head.

Today is Saturday. It is a slow day for political news. Reporters are resting.

Fidel Castro Ruz



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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-28-08 12:53 PM
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1. Mika, it's WONDERFUL. This man is brilliant. One's respect for him grows and grows.
No wonder certain Presidents have gone out of their way to portray him as a blustering madman. He's far, far BRIGHTER than they ever were.

First, this was never acknowledged in our own corporate media:
In the Latin American scenario, the Ecuadorian high command stated that the bombs used in the attack on Ral Reyes camp were GBU-2/B Paveways, weighing more than 500 pounds, and with exact targeting precision thanks to advanced technology. There were 10 such bombs and they left craters 2.80 meters in diameter and 1.80 meters in depth.
(snip)
Apparently we shouldn't bother our pretty heads with so many details!

Superb conclusion to his article:
Today, Bushs radio broadcast coincides with Easter. What is he thinking? A message that, although brief, needs quite a few paragraphs or phrases to catch his drift:

This is the most important holiday in the Christian faith. And during this special and holy time, every year millions of Americans pause to remember a sacrifice that transcended the grave and redeemed the world.

Easter beckons us homeward. This <...> is an occasion to reflect on the things that matter most in life: the love of family, the laughter of friends, and the peace that comes from being in the place you call home..."

America is blessed with the worlds greatest military, made up of men and women who fulfill their responsibilities

At Easter, we remember especially those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom. These <> have lived out the words of the Gospel: Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend

Every year, millions of Americans take time to feed the hungry and clothe the needy and care for the widow and the orphanmillions across the world remember the gift that took away deaths sting and opened the door to eternal life

Thank you for listening.

Bush imagines that God will reward him for accelerating the day of the Apocalypse and the Final Judgment, after which he will seat him at His right, in a place of honor. Then perhaps he will abandon the odious gestures that accompany his speeches, so that he can dwell under the same roof as those souls of the human beings he exterminated in his war on terrorism, the great majority of them girls and boys, adolescents and young people, women and the elderly, those who have no reason whatsoever to be blamed.

The Old Testament speaks of archangels who were transformed into the enemies of God by ambition and who were sent to Hell. It is difficult to put aside the idea that the genes of some of those archangels are lurking in Bushs head.
(snip)
Thanks for taking the time to post this. Absolutely thought-provoking, memorable.
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