Forbes magazine ups Fidel Castro net worth

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Cuban President Fidel Castro was furious when Forbes magazine estimated his fortune at $550 million last year.
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Cliff

Oakland, CA

#1 May 5, 2006
Communist? Dictator yes. Why is he still in power?
Because we have kept him there. Had we dropped all barriers and restrictions and just ignored him, let people trade and travel and one of two things would happen. An economy based on the tourism & trade would flourish to the point that they would have something to lose if we had a sanctions later and the people with something to lose would get rid of him or it would happen by itself when the economy was bigger than Castro.
John Lennon

Bella Vista, AR

#2 May 5, 2006
four things I feel that I can contribute to this story.

1) Perhaps I too could be a millionaire if only I had worn a military uniform for all the years that Infidel has worn his.

2) Had he behaved himself and loved his Island and his people, they would be one of the wealthiest countries in the world.

3) They could have has a Wal-Mart store years ago (and it's not too late).

4) Like Canada, they would have the best defense system in the world, The United States of America.
Cliff

Oakland, CA

#3 May 5, 2006
John Lennon wrote:
four things I feel that I can contribute to this story.
1) Perhaps I too could be a millionaire if only I had worn a military uniform for all the years that Infidel has worn his.
2) Had he behaved himself and loved his Island and his people, they would be one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
3) They could have has a Wal-Mart store years ago (and it's not too late).
4) Like Canada, they would have the best defense system in the world, The United States of America.
1. I agree.
2. they would be doing OK but they wouldn't be that wealthy.
3. Wal Mart is a regressive economic engine and I hope the world boycotts the place.
4. just what we need another military welfare recipient.
John Lennon

Bella Vista, AR

#4 May 5, 2006
Cliff wrote:
<quoted text>
1. I agree.
2. they would be doing OK but they wouldn't be that wealthy.
3. Wal Mart is a regressive economic engine and I hope the world boycotts the place.
4. just what we need another military welfare recipient.
Point well taken Cliff. Thanks.
SKNK

Göteborg, Sweden

#5 May 6, 2006
Then again it comes from Forbes, and you people know who Forbes is? In the other hand, when you have a government that works for its people with free education, free medications and etc, people keep that government because it works for them. His saving his money when Cuba is attacked by the US militarism regime....
SKNK

Göteborg, Sweden

#6 May 6, 2006
It is time for the American people to wakeup, your militarism regime is about to take over and start the WWIII, you been warned many times about it.. here is yet another warning.

Bush calls terror fight WWIII
From correspondents in Washington
06may06

US President George W. Bush has said the September 11 revolt of passengers against their hijackers on board Flight 93 had struck the first blow of "World War III".

In an interview with the financial news network CNBC, Mr Bush said he had yet to see the recently released film of the uprising, a dramatic portrayal of events on the United Airlines plane before it crashed in a Pennsylvania field.
But he said he agreed with the description of David Beamer, whose son Todd died in the crash, who in a Wall Street Journal commentary last month called it "our first successful counter-attack in our homeland in this new global war, World War III".
Mr Bush said: "I believe that. I believe that it was the first counter-attack to World War III.
"It was, it was unbelievably heroic of those folks on the airplane to recognize the danger and save lives," he said.

Flight 93 crashed on the morning of September 11, 2001, killing the 33 passengers, seven crew members and four hijackers, after passengers stormed the cockpit and battled the hijackers for control of the aircraft.
The president has repeatedly praised the heroism of the passengers in fighting back and so launching the first blow of what he usually calls the "war on terror".
In 2002, then-White House spokesman Ari Fleischer explicitly declined to call the hunt for Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda group and its followers "World War III".
SKNK

Göteborg, Sweden

#7 May 6, 2006
Here is yet another...

Goss Leaves CIA; General Eyed for Job
By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer 10 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - The White House planned to quickly nominate a new
CIA director to replace outgoing Porter Goss, who offered little explanation in announcing his resignation from the embattled agency.

The leading candidate to replace him is Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, top deputy to National Intelligence Director John Negroponte, said a senior administration official. An announcement could come as early as Monday.
Hayden was National Security Agency director until becoming the nation's No. 2 intelligence official a year ago. Since December, he has aggressively defended the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program. He was one of its chief architects.
Goss was scheduled to deliver a commencement speech Saturday at Ohio's Tiffin University, one of a growing number of schools to offer national security studies programs.
Goss spent 40 years in federal and local government, including 16 years as a congressman and 10 years as a CIA operative in the 1960s and '70s. He stepped down as the agency's director after 19 tumultuous months, as the agency struggled to forge a new identity in an era of government overhauls stemming from Sept. 11 and the flawed prewar intelligence on
Iraq.
He offered little publicly to explain his decision.
"CIA remains the gold standard," he said in a statement. "When I came to CIA in September of 2004, I wanted to accomplish some very specific things, and we have made great strides on all fronts."
But the agency, like the Bush administration, has been far from peaceful. Goss' departure was the White House's third major personnel move in just over a month, aimed at reinvigorating

President Bush's second term.
Knowledgeable Republicans said Friday night that Hayden was thought to top Bush's short list of candidates to replace Goss. Among others mentioned were Bush's homeland security adviser, Frances Fragos Townsend; David Shedd, Negroponte's chief of staff; and Mary Margaret Graham, Negroponte's deputy for intelligence collection.
It was not clear why Goss resigned so unexpectedly. An intelligence official, speaking only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of his position, said Goss had stood up for the agency when there were differences with Negroponte's office, which was created about a year ago.
John Lennon

Bella Vista, AR

#8 May 6, 2006
SKNK wrote:
Here is yet another...
Goss Leaves CIA; General Eyed for Job
By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer 10 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - The White House planned to quickly nominate a new
CIA director to replace outgoing Porter Goss, who offered little explanation in announcing his resignation from the embattled agency.
The leading candidate to replace him is Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, top deputy to National Intelligence Director John Negroponte, said a senior administration official. An announcement could come as early as Monday.
Hayden was National Security Agency director until becoming the nation's No. 2 intelligence official a year ago. Since December, he has aggressively defended the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program. He was one of its chief architects.
Goss was scheduled to deliver a commencement speech Saturday at Ohio's Tiffin University, one of a growing number of schools to offer national security studies programs.
Goss spent 40 years in federal and local government, including 16 years as a congressman and 10 years as a CIA operative in the 1960s and '70s. He stepped down as the agency's director after 19 tumultuous months, as the agency struggled to forge a new identity in an era of government overhauls stemming from Sept. 11 and the flawed prewar intelligence on
Iraq.
He offered little publicly to explain his decision.
"CIA remains the gold standard," he said in a statement. "When I came to CIA in September of 2004, I wanted to accomplish some very specific things, and we have made great strides on all fronts."
But the agency, like the Bush administration, has been far from peaceful. Goss' departure was the White House's third major personnel move in just over a month, aimed at reinvigorating
President Bush's second term.
Knowledgeable Republicans said Friday night that Hayden was thought to top Bush's short list of candidates to replace Goss. Among others mentioned were Bush's homeland security adviser, Frances Fragos Townsend; David Shedd, Negroponte's chief of staff; and Mary Margaret Graham, Negroponte's deputy for intelligence collection.
It was not clear why Goss resigned so unexpectedly. An intelligence official, speaking only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of his position, said Goss had stood up for the agency when there were differences with Negroponte's office, which was created about a year ago.
Yawn, ho-hum, yawn. You're the best sleep medicine that I've had in a long time.
SKNK

Göteborg, Sweden

#9 May 6, 2006
May 6, 2006
Hawks Looking for New and Bigger Enemies?

by Jim Lobe
As if rallying fading public support for keeping more than 100,000 U.S. troops in a disintegrating Iraq and preparing the ground for a possible military attack on Iran were not enough, some influential hawks are now promoting a more confrontational stance against Russia and China, as well.

Their eagerness to take on new and bigger enemies, signaled by Vice Pres. Dick Cheney's blistering verbal assault on Russia Thursday, could be a calculated effort to intimidate the two Eurasian giants at a moment when the US and the European Union (EU) appear to have forged greater unity on key foreign policy issues than at any time since Washington invaded Iraq three years ago.

Russia and China, which were initially treated as allies in the "global war on terror," are now seen as the two biggest obstacles to Washington's drive to impose U.N. Security sanctions against Iran, the administration's current top foreign policy priority. Hardliners may believe that putting them on the defensive at this moment could persuade them to show greater flexibility, at least with respect to Iran.

At the same time, however, a more aggressive stance toward the two powers risks driving them further together in opposition to US geo-strategic designs, particularly isolating Iran and asserting more control over the flow of oil and gas out of Central Asia and the Caucasus.

It could also revive trans-Atlantic tensions despite the convergence between the major western European powers and the United States at the Security Council over Iran. That unity could turn out to be fleeting, particularly if Washington fails to heed increasingly urgent pleas by its allies to offer the Islamic Republic security guarantees in exchange for a verifiable freeze on its nuclear program.

"I don't see how antagonizing (Russian President Vladimir) Putin at this particular moment will make it any easier for him to support you on Iran," said one Congressional foreign policy aide. "And I can't imagine that the Europeans think this is such a good idea at this moment either."

AntiBushConserva tive

United States

#10 May 6, 2006
SKNK wrote:
May 6, 2006
Hawks Looking for New and Bigger Enemies?
Hey, Skank, JEW boy! This makes no more sense on this forum than it does on the other dozen you've posted it on. You "big old used truck" you!! Hope you're progressing right along with the English lessons, though you may want to file suit against your mentor. Ciao, Skank Jew.
SKNK

Göteborg, Sweden

#11 May 6, 2006
Can you recommend a attorney, I am getting tired of him calling me Jew....and then boy,, well I didnt know you are Cia-o.. Cia-o to you too...
AntiBushConservative wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, Skank, JEW boy! This makes no more sense on this forum than it does on the other dozen you've posted it on. You "big old used truck" you!! Hope you're progressing right along with the English lessons, though you may want to file suit against your mentor. Ciao, Skank Jew.
AntiBushConserva tive

United States

#13 May 6, 2006
SKNK wrote:
Can you recommend a attorney,
<quoted text>
Johnny Cochrane.
SKNK

Göteborg, Sweden

#14 May 7, 2006
No man I ment for the attorney to be dishonest one....like a, you know the one word before when you call me "boy"...
AntiBushConservative wrote:
<quoted text>
Johnny Cochrane.
Cliff

Oakland, CA

#15 May 8, 2006
tail waggin the dog wrote:
<quoted text>
That would have been a nice trick. You realy think Castro would allow anyone to stand in the way of his selfish desires? You place all your faith in a stong economy. He would just be at the top of Forbes list 25 yrs ago. He controls everything there. If you as so much as even drive a nice car there, one that appears to be beyond your financial means, he takes it away from you. He will keep his people down. It is a means of control.
I think we have cut our own throat in Central America, South America and the Caribean by supporting the local landed gentry and US corporations interests instead of the beliefs that made our own Country great. The people who once looked up to our Country and our stated vision now know that we are hypocrites and have swung to the left as a result which is bad for them and for us.
SKNK

Göteborg, Sweden

#16 May 8, 2006
Bush Turns to Gen. Hayden to Lead CIA
AP - 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday chose Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to lead the embattled Central Intelligence Agency, re-igniting a debate over the domestic surveillance program that the onetime head of the National Security Agency once ran. Republican and Democratic critics also questioned the wisdom of putting a military officer in charge of the civilian spy agency.
Congratulations America, now you are totaly under the militarism control, he is been confirmed.. look at this site www.antiwar.com
felix lopez

Maracaibo, Venezuela

#18 May 19, 2006
John Lennon wrote:
four things I feel that I can contribute to this story.
1) Perhaps I too could be a millionaire if only I had worn a military uniform for all the years that Infidel has worn his.
2) Had he behaved himself and loved his Island and his people, they would be one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
3) They could have has a Wal-Mart store years ago (and it's not too late).
4) Like Canada, they would have the best defense system in the world, The United States of America.
are you for real?who need a burger stand in cuba?you dont know whats good food is.beside what defense cuba need is the one to let then be ,castro may not be the best but look he being in power for so many years and people dont hate him as much as they hate bush who only being in power for a short time.just think what the world may be with bush in power for 40 years.
felix lopez

Maracaibo, Venezuela

#19 May 19, 2006
Cliff wrote:
<quoted text>
I think we have cut our own throat in Central America, South America and the Caribean by supporting the local landed gentry and US corporations interests instead of the beliefs that made our own Country great. The people who once looked up to our Country and our stated vision now know that we are hypocrites and have swung to the left as a result which is bad for them and for us.
no my friend is just bad for the america regine.like you said for a long long time being looking out for great corporation interest,and giving greats ditartor to kill all those who dare to thing otherwise.so what you going to do keep all those leader who has taken america to the point where is hate by the rest of the world
Cliff

Oakland, CA

#20 May 19, 2006
felix lopez wrote:
<quoted text>are you for real?who need a burger stand in cuba?you dont know whats good food is.beside what defense cuba need is the one to let then be ,castro may not be the best but look he being in power for so many years and people dont hate him as much as they hate bush who only being in power for a short time.just think what the world may be with bush in power for 40 years.
A limited term in office is good for the health all political parties.

Castro is a Dictator and has hurt his Country although I blame the US for providing the enemy he needs to stay in power. It would be better for Cuba, Venezuela and others to be truly Democratic but at the same time keep out the multinational Corporations that hinder and repress local economic growth. A large number of locally owned small and medium sized business that can someday grow to compete in a world economy is what would be best for the people. A large self interested Socialist Beauracracy will develop and hinder personal freedom and growth. I hate to admit it but temporarily the threat of a socialist government in Venezuela may speed long overdue land and labor reforms but it could be dificult to get rid of once these powers get entrenched and a Socialist Government takes a lot of resources to feed and can also develop a large number of "dependents" that learn to rely on what once seemed like good ideas.
felix lopez

Maracaibo, Venezuela

#21 May 19, 2006
tail waggin the dog wrote:
<quoted text>
That would have been a nice trick. You realy think Castro would allow anyone to stand in the way of his selfish desires? You place all your faith in a stong economy. He would just be at the top of Forbes list 25 yrs ago. He controls everything there. If you as so much as even drive a nice car there, one that appears to be beyond your financial means, he takes it away from you. He will keep his people down. It is a means of control.
why do you think that castro has being in power for so long?becouse the america regine want him there,so they can talk all kind of junk about conmunist,but the true is another than becouse the cuban people want him there otherwise they would had kick him out long ago just like we in venezuela kick out democratic ditartors put by the america regine.who did nothing but to drive the nation to over 80%poverty.we are working on it but is not eassy whe the american regine keep interference with our governers
felix lopez

Maracaibo, Venezuela

#22 May 19, 2006
AntiBushConservative wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, Skank, JEW boy! This makes no more sense on this forum than it does on the other dozen you've posted it on. You "big old used truck" you!! Hope you're progressing right along with the English lessons, though you may want to file suit against your mentor. Ciao, Skank Jew.
you must be some crazy Italian eating pasta with a folk and spoom.and some tomatos salsa coming out your nose.mama mia youre stupid ciao

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