Reflections of President Fidel Castro

The Empire and Its Lies

(read on Cuban TV September 11, 2007

On September 11, 2001, true chaos reigned in this neighboring country. For long, planes were forbidden to land at airports. A countless number of passenger planes were mid-flight somewhere. These were the news spread by the media in the United States. There were reports of thousands of victims in New York, including Twin Tower staff, firefighters and visitors. There were also reports of people on a passenger plane which was flown into the Pentagon. We offered to supply the United States with clean blood from regular donors if it was needed for any eventuality. Blood donations have long constituted a tradition of the Revolution.

These events happened to coincide with the day in which we had convened nearly 15,000 higher education students and university graduates for a 6:00 pm gathering, on the occasion of the re-opening of the Salvador Allende School, where 3,599 young people would begin higher studies and avail themselves of new and tried methods to become primary school teachers.

That painful incident occurred six years ago today. Today, we know that the public was deliberately misinformed. I don't recall any talk, that day, of the fact that, in the basements of those towers, whose higher floors housed the banks of multinational corporations and other offices, lay nearly 200 tons in gold bars. An order to shoot to death anyone who attempted to get to the gold had been issued. The calculations with respect to the steel structures, plane impacts, the black boxes recovered and what they revealed do not coincide with the opinions of mathematicians, seismologists, information, demolition experts and others. What is most shocking is the claim that we may never know what actually happened. It is known, however, that a number of people en route to San Francisco from New Jersey, had conversations with their relatives when the air vessels were already under the control of individuals who were not members of the crew.

An analysis of the impact of planes similar to those against the towers, following accidental plane crashes in densely-populated cities, concludes that no plane crashed against the Pentagon and that only a projectile could have created the geometrically round hole that the alleged plane created. No passenger that perished there has turned up, either. No one in the world questioned the news about the attack on the Pentagon building. We were deceived, as were the rest of the planet's inhabitants.





This comes one year after a resolution was published by Venezuela's legislative National Assembly describing the 9/11 attacks as ''self-inflicted''
in its fourth paragraph, it calls on the U.S. Congress to ``demand that the government of President Bush explain the self-inflicted attack on the World Trade Center and its victims, the supposed aircraft that crashed into the Pentagon and the links between the bin Laden family and the Bush family.''

The resolution, was passed unanimously by Venezuelas 167-member assembly


Komsomolskaya Pravda


U.S. government suspected of masterminding 9/11 attacks

Viktor Baranets, a former expert adviser to the chief of the Russian General Staff, said the plot to topple the Twin Towers could have involved U.S. secret services. He said the U.S. ruling elite needed a pretext to justify a new strategy to fight terrorism.

Washington accomplished other strategic objectives, including the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and boosting national patriotism, Baranets told the paper.

He said the combined operation could have involved airliners crewed by suicide pilots and high explosives planted inside the WTC.

Although it is officially claimed that it took six months to train Muslim pilots to approach and ram the skyscrapers, any pilot will tell you that this cannot be accomplished in less than 18 months, Baranets said.

According to him, it is impossible to believe that U.S. secret services were unable to spot numerous Muslim pilots among Boeing crews, because Washington was playing up the Islamist threat.

He said somebody had either turned a blind eye to the process or had orchestrated it.

Despite intensive training, there was no guarantee that the perpetrators would succeed - the airliner which was supposed to hit the Pentagon missed, and it was impossible to plant explosives inside the building, Baranets told the paper.

He said someone could have planted TNT or plastic explosives inside the Twin Towers, which were being constantly renovated, and to use a cell phone to detonate them.