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Reflections of President Fidel Castro:

I have been working on the many reflections that I have promised. One of them deals with the main ideas of a book by Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, making use of his own words. His book clearly reveals how imperialism seeks to continue buying up the worlds natural and human resources with perfumed paper bills.

Another idea I had consisted in compelling certain individuals to confess the truth about NATOs war plans. I directly challenged Mr. Aznar and brought pressures to bear on U.S. leaders to have them openly admit their responsibility in the empires wars. Some of the documented evidence I presented had not been published before.

Then the Ibero-American Summit was held and all hell broke loose there. Zapateros additional speech, spineless and inappropriate, his defense of Aznar, the King of Spains abrupt order, and the extremely dignified response by the President of Venezuela who, because of technical problems, could not even hear exactly what the King had said, were an unambiguous display of the genocidal actions and methods of the empire, its accomplices and the anesthetized victims of the Third World. Chávez' intelligence and dialectical skills came to the fore in this tense atmosphere.

Aznar's Celestine soul is best captured by one of his pronouncements. When Chávez asked him about the fate in store for poor countries such as Haiti in the neoliberal world, he literally replied: "Theyre screwed."

I know the Bolivarian leader well: he never forgets the words he hears directly from his interlocutors.

I wrote a third reflection on the Ibero-American Summit which I have yet to publish. I am publishing this one, instead, on the eve of President Chávez trip to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, tomorrow, where he will participate in the OPEC Summit.

Fidel Castro Ruz, November 15, 2007- 6:32 p.m.
(Granma International)

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