Cas­tro emerges to claim bin Laden is CIA pup­pet

The Scotsman - - International - PauL HaVEN IN HA­VANA

FIDeL cas­tro has said al-Qaeda leader osama bin Laden is a bought-and-paid-for cIA agent who al­ways popped up when for­mer Us 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 at a meet­ing with a Lithua­nian-born writer known for his con­spir­acy the­o­ries about world dom­i­na­tion. “Bush never lacked for bin Laden’s sup­port. He was a sub­or­di­nate.”

cas­tro said doc­u­ments posted on Wik­iLeaks.org – the 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 com­mu­nist Party daily Granma yes­ter­day, were the lat­est in a se­ries of provoca­tive state­ments by the 84year-old rev­o­lu­tion­ary, who has emerged from pro­longed ill­ness to warn that the planet is on the brink of nu­clear war.

cas­tro had pre­dicted global con­flict would mean can­cel­la­tion of the fi­nal rounds of the World cup in south Africa ear­lier this year. He later apol­o­gised for jump­ing the gun. Last week, he be­gan high­light­ing the work of Daniel es­tulin, who wrote a tril­ogy of books high­light­ing the Bilder­berg club, whose mem­bers meet once a year be­hind closed doors and whose mem­bers in­clude for­mer Us sec­re­tary of state Henry Kissinger and se­nior Us and euro­pean of­fi­cials.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, es­tulin told cas­tro the real voice of bin Laden was last heard in late 2001, not long af­ter the 11 septem­ber attacks. He said the per­son heard warn­ing of ter­ror attacks af­ter that was a “bad ac­tor”.

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