Castro’s Third Reich


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“The hatred felt by the state of Israel against the Palestinians is such that they would not hesitate to send the one-and-a-half million men, women and children of that country to the crematoria where millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated by the Nazis,” wrote Fidel Castro recently in the Cuban press. “It would seem that the Fuhrer’s swastika is today, Israel’s banner.”

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor was quick to respond: “With these outrageous comments, Fidel Castro shames his old-time companions and the ideals he always pretended to serve. Che Guevara must be spinning in his grave.”

Mr. Palmor was kind enough to communicate with me and explain that his comment regarding Che Guevara was meant to be ironic — a jab at Fidel Castro. The world needs many more such foreign ministry officials.  But for anyone who got the impression that Che Guevara would have quibbled with Castro’s sentiments, here’s some history:

“Condemn me, it doesn’t matter,” declared Fidel Castro during the 1953 trial for his failed Moncada putsch. “History will absolve me.”

“You may pronounce me guilty,” declared Adolf Hitler during the 1924 trial for his failed Rathaus putsch. “But the eternal court of history will absolve me.

Coincidence? Perhaps. But many of Fidel Castro’s high school and college classmates recall that he often carried around a well-thumbed copy of Mein Kampf. In fact, his title “Lider Maximo” perfectly corresponds to the German term Fuhrer, except Castro accentuated it even more with the “maximum” addition.

A few years after his trial and pardon by Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista, Castro’s terrorist movement adopted the red, black and white of the Nazi flag as its own colors. Another coincidence?  Perhaps.

In 1966, Havana hosted the Tri-Continental Conference, a worldwide convention for guerrillas and terrorists. Here Castro vowed to aid any group anywhere who claimed to be fighting “colonialism, neocolonialism, and imperialism.”

“The imperialist enemy must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves,” read Che Guevara’s message to the Tricontinental Conference. Che, himself, was whimpering and licking his wounds in Tanzania at the time after his comical stomping in the Congo. “We will bring the war to the imperialist enemies’ very home, to his places of work and recreation. Thus we’ll destroy him,” the message continued.

We must keep our hatred against them alive and fan it to paroxysms!  These hyenas are fit only for extermination.  Hatred is the central element of our struggle!..Hatred that is intransigent…Hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him a violent and cold-blooded killing machine. We reject any peaceful approach. Violence is inevitable. To establish Socialism, rivers of blood must flow!

In attendance and, presumably, joining in the uproarious ovation that greeted Guevara’s message was Abu Ammar, later known as Yasir Arafat, and Ilich Ramirez Sanchez (“Carlos the Jackal”).

Among other initiatives at the Tricontinental Conference, Cuba set up massive terrorist training camps in western Cuba under the direction of KGB Col. Vadim Kotchergine. These camps were soon filled with guerrillas and terrorists including individuals from Al Fatah, the Sandinistas, El Salvador’s FMLF, the Tupamaros, and the Weather Underground. With his contacts well in place, in 1968 Castro sent military instructors into Palestinian bases in Jordan to train Palestinian Fedayeen. The Egyptian newspaper Ahar Sa’ah reported on September 13, 1978 that 500 Palestinian fighters were training in Cuba.

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/suprkufrB suprkufrB

    Mr. Horowitz:
    I'm your biggest fan, but your doctrinaire view of Cuba truly distresses me. I speak as one who has spent considerable time in that country, and who has a great love for its people. I'm Spanish speaking, and, along with three generations of my family, have travelled extensively throughout the length and breadth of the country by means of public transport and visited with many ordinary Cubans in their homes.
    I readily concede that there are a million challenges to democracy in the country, especially with respect to freedom of the press. Still, we have never had any difficulty in engaging in raucous political debates late at night in the country's many sophisticated watering holes, nor in participating at Sunday Mass in any of the many historic and well-attended churches and cathedrals.

    • aspacia

      This article is anti Castro, not anti Cuban. What distresses you about the claims? Claims are supported with facts regarding Castro antiJewish background.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/suprkufrB suprkufrB

    I readily concede that there are a million challenges to democracy in the country, especially with respect to freedom of the press. Still, we have never had any difficulty in engaging in raucous political debates late at night in the country's many sophisticated watering holes, nor in participating at Sunday Mass in any of the many historic and well-attended churches and cathedrals.
    My difficulty with your perspective is that Cuba is routinely and perennialy vilified , while a country such as saudi-arabia enjoys a free ride. I'll be perfectly candid in admitting to you that were I confronted with the imperative of choosing to grovel before Fidel or the treacherous sheiks of the religion of peace, I would, unlike the current and immediate past presidents, opt for the former.

    • Cuban Refugee

      As a free American, you are not required to grovel to any master, but you seem to be intent on deifying the diabolical Castro. I would bet that, hanging in your closet, is at least one Ché t-shirt to show the world that you glorify a rabid, bloodthirsty murderer. Perhaps, like terrorists and common criminals before you, you would be more comfortable seeking asylum in Cuba than living in the United States. I have heard it said that many of those ne'er-do-wells have regretted their decision as they starve, and lack basic necessities, along with the average Cuban, but you would be fed by the "political debates in the sophisticated watering holes" that native Cubans are now allowed to frequent. The Cuba that tourists are allowed to see is much different from the misery in the quotidian life of the natives who attend those "historic churches" to pray for an end to communism, and who await their number in the lottery that will provide their exit from hell. Humberto Fontova has written yet another literary masterpiece; I would suggest you reread it with an open heart and mind.

  • Steve Chavez

    HUMBERTO FONTOVA WROTE THE ARTICLE NOT DAVID HOROWITZ. Fontova is an expert on Cuba and Castro.

    I just saw a documentary on Fidel Castro's rise to power and his promises of elections from the beginning. During one of his first speeches, he released several doves but one of them returned and sat on his shoulder. The people cheered but what many did not see was the dove S–T on him! That says it all!!!

    TO MR. FONTOVA: Can you write an article detailing the group, The Weather Underground, training in Cuba? The other groups you mentioned are foreign groups but the Weather Underground ARE AMERICANS. One in particular is Mark Rudd, who lives in Albuquerque. He taught at a community college and was hired by a similar Castro-loving President. He is currently working for the University of New Mexico. He is still "active" even though he says he is on the sidelines. He and David Hilliard, a former Black Panther and a one year employee of UNM, gave a speech about their past "patriotic" actions. Rudd is still using his positions to recruit and indoctrinate so their past to Cuba and its terrorist training camps is very important and must be exposed!

    Thank you again for another great article but can you verify my suspicion that Fidel has a colostomy bag which is a result of his "intestinal surgery" and is the reason he sees few visitors and why he wears very baggy clothes.

  • cochavi1

    What is also ironic and perhaps relevant – or not – is that 'Castro' (like Franco) is a Spanish name associated with Sephardic Jews who converted to Catholicism, some of them 'marranos' or perhaps 'anusim' in Hebrew – people forced to convert or leave. Castro may be one of many 'ex-Jews' come back to haunt and murder his own.

  • Stephen D.

    "Cuba set up massive terrorist training camps…Castro sent military instructors into Palestinian bases in Jordan to train Palestinian Fedayeen."
    This is not a problem anymore!! To poin this out is absurd! After all, the USA sends its military over to train Palestinians now! We call Hamas a Terrorist Organization. The Palestinian people FREELY ELECTED Hamas as its representative government and yet we send military trainers over to teach them!! INSANE.

    • Steve Chavez

      Very true about "FREELY ELECTED" but like Castro who was the only candidate allowed to run and who got 100% of the vote! I love this system. No sleazy campaign commercials! No suspense! And best of all, you don't even have to THINK in Cuba since one man does the THINKING for everyone!

      Apologist for terrorists I see! Our, and your, government led by Obama, still labels Hamas as a terrorist organization but "the USA sends its military over to train Palestinians" must mean that the ones they are training are not labeled as terrorists. Obama also just met with Abbas who is also not labeled a terrorist. SORRY BUT HAMAS IS!

  • dave

    They send ….. We send …. the world is killing each other….. one man"s freedom fighter is another"s terrorist… Who is telling the truth you believe what you want to believe .Visit, see, and help than talk Both sides Democracy is no life saving angel….nor is Socialism.