Former Cuban president Fidel Castro called President Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations last week “gibberish” in a new opinion piece.
Castro, writing his “reflections” on a Cuban government website, slammed Obama’s address in his first column since July, Reuters reported on Monday. Castro said Obama — who he dubbed the “yankee president” — misrepresented the U.N. on many issues, including the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. policy concerning Israel and Palestine and the uprisings in Arab nationals this year.
“Who understands this gibberish of the President of the United States in front of the General Assembly?” Castro wrote.
Castro quoted from Obama’s address extensively throughout his column, offering commentary on various points from the speech. In one section, he accused the U.S. and NATO of “monstrous crimes” and “genocide” in Libya.
“For example, what position to adopt about the genocide of NATO in Libya?” Castro wrote. “Does anyone wish it recorded that under their direction, the government of their country supported the monstrous crimes by the United States and its NATO allies?”
Castro, 85, said he would write another column of his “reflections” on the U.N. General Assembly soon.
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