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December 24th, 2005

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10:14 pm - Castro -- no love for Rice

I never thought I'd see a point in political correctness, but gee.... there's some awfully frank language here.

I would suppose that the US and Cuba still have a few fences to mend, eh?

Castro weighs up Rice
Friday 23 December 2005 7:46 PM GMT

Castro gave a frank opinion of Rice and the commission

Fidel Castro, the Cuban president, has dismissed Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, as a mad woman deserving of pity.

His comments came in response to a meeting that Rice held this week with a US government commission intended to prepare for a "democratic transition" in Cuba after Castro.

"I am going to tell you what I think about this famous commission: they are a group of shit-eaters who do not deserve the world's respect," Castro told the Cuban parliament.

"In this context, it does not matter if it was the mad woman who talks of transition - it is a circus, they are completely depraved, they should be pitied."

Castro's assessment of Rice and the commission came after comments on Thursday, when he called Michael Parmly, head of the US interests section in Havana, a "little gangster".

Parmly had criticised the Cuban regime at a speech marking International Human Rights Day.

"The Cuban regime's hurling of angry and often violent groups against pro-democratic dissidents is particularly disgusting," Parmly had said.

He had also accused Castro's government of acting like Nazis against Cuban dissidents.

Castro, 79, said during another speech to the National Assembly that he did not know who was worse, "that little gangster", referring to Parmly or "the previous gangster", James Cason, Parmly's predecessor who Castro had earlier described as a "bully".

Earlier this week, a moderator on a state television discussion condemned "the cynical and provocative activities" of the two US diplomats.

The United States and Cuba broke off diplomatic relations in January 1961. The US interests section opened in September 1977, reoccupying the seven-story former US embassy building.

Current Mood: depressedsuch naughty language!

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Date:December 25th, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)
Castro's a dick. Who knew? :-P
[User Picture]
Date:December 25th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
One might say set in his ways, even.

Good thing he and my gramma never got into a conversation!
[User Picture]
Date:December 25th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Why's it good? I have the sneaking suspicion that she would've put him in his place...
[User Picture]
Date:December 25th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
it'd be a sorry thing to see all the switch bushes back home in Texas stripped bare. I suspect there'd be a thing or three thought over, though.
[User Picture]
Date:December 26th, 2005 08:34 am (UTC)
Actually, I'm talking about Castro. But yeah, it'd be fun to watch the Bushes get a tongue-lashing too.
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Date:December 26th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)

Oh, I meant Castro, too... tho I realize Shrub also needs a dose of old fashioned grannying!

My gramma was a native Texan, and a proper old lady (after her own fashion).
She didn't go visitin' much, you went to her. Paid her court. Homage. Respect.
And I tell ya, that switch came out if you crossed propriety somewhere. Might've been a literal switch, might've only been her tongue doing the lashing, but still - it smarted right sharp! *g*

Manners, that's what it was. People need more old fashioned granmas.
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Date:December 25th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
...course, same'd go for our own glorious leader, though.

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