[Marxism] Fidel: Obama misinterpreted my brother's remarks

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 22 11:54:16 MDT 2009


Shane tries to tip the scale with a partial quote:

"> 			Nicaragua has never invaded the United States. Nicaragua has never

> 			mined the US ports...



This is obviously a made-up story.  When this supposed conversation  

took place the US had never mined Nicaraguan ports."

Here's the full quote:

"Nicaragua has never invaded the United States. Nicaragua has never
mined the US ports. Nicaragua has never launched a single stone against
the American nation. Nicaragua has not imposed any government on the
United States. You are the ones that need to change, not the
Nicaraguans."

Ortega lists four things, not two as Shane does, three of which were clearly valid at the time of his meeting with Carter. Ortega is recounting this story years later; that he misremembered when the mining of the harbours started is not particularly surprising.

That doesn't mean the story isn't apocryphal; it might well be. But the fact that one detail is misremembered doesn't make a story apocryphal.


Eli Stephens
 Left I on the News
 http://lefti.blogspot.com


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