Fidel Castro Denounces Bin Laden Hit


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“The assassination of an unarmed human being while surrounded by his own relatives is something abhorrent. Assassinating him and sending him to the depths of the sea shows fear and insecurity, (and) turns him into a much more dangerous figure.”  Fidel Castro, May 5th.

Fidel Castro’s blatherings, one would like to think, are not taken seriously. So why bother publicizing them?

Alas, all evidence proves the opposite. Most educated people, for instance, based on the MSM’s dutiful dissemination of Fidel Castro’s blatherings, firmly believe the U.S. embargoes or even “blockades” Cuba. But, in fact, for most of the last decade, the U.S. has served as Cuba’s biggest food supplier and fifth biggest source of imports. The expenditures by 400,000 travelers from the U.S. to Cuba, combined with a blizzard of remittances from the U.S. to Cuba, makes the annual cash-flow from  the U.S. to Cuba an estimated $4 billion nowadays. While a proud Soviet satrapy Cuba received $3-5 billion annually from the Soviets. Some “U.S. blockade.”

Point is, never underestimate the gullibility and/or servility of the world’s media (particularly those bestowed Havana Press Bureaus) to Fidel Castro’s blatherings.

Sadly, lunacy on the subject of Fidel Castro is hardly confined to the lunatic fringe. Upon his illness in 2006, an editorial on Castro’s legacy by the London Times, considered one of the world’s wisest and most respected newspapers (and owned by Rupert Murdoch, no less) gave the “mainstream” or even the respectably conservative view on Fidel Castro.

“Castro has some real accomplishments to point to,” starts the London Times. “Under his rule, the impoverished Caribbean island has created health and education systems that would be the envy of far wealthier nations…and there is near full literacy on the island.”

For the record: in 1958 that “impoverished Caribbean island” had a higher standard of living than Ireland and Austria, higher per-capita income than Spain and Japan, more doctors and dentists per capita than Britain and lower infant mortality than France and Germany–the 13th lowest in the world, in fact. Today Cuba’s infant-mortality rate– despite the hemisphere’s highest abortion rate which skews this figure downward– is 48th from the top.

“Propaganda is the heart of our struggle,” (Fidel Castro in a letter to revolutionary colleague Melba Hernandez in 1956.)

“Foreign reporters — preferably American,” wrote Che Guevara in his diaries, “were much more valuable to us at that time (1957-59) than any military victory. Much more valuable than recruits for our guerrilla force, were American media recruits to export our propaganda.”

So has anything changed? History records few recruitment drives as phenomenally successful or as enduring as Castro and Che’s.

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  • geez

    Castro looks like a scared rabbit. Go back in your hole rabbit.

  • Amused

    Castro's rantings have never been taken seriously by anyone . He has been successfully marginalized for decades . The cash flow going to Cuba comes from Cuban Refugees in the US . American exports of ANYTHING to Cuba only serves to weaken his regime , albeit slowly , but surely . And what ? We should be concerned or even consider , what Castro has to say about the bin laden hit ? C'mon Humberto , don't know of anyone who is even aware of his statement , except of course YOU .
    LOL….and oddly enough , the London Times owned by Murdock , along with Fox News , the mouthpiece of the Tea Party "patriots " , praises Fidel . Go figure !

  • Steve Chavez

    "When the Wall fell, we cheered, our Communists cried! When the Twins fell, we cried, they cheered! When Osama died, we cheered, they cried!" Steve Chavez

    "When Fidel dies, we'll cheer, they'll cry!"

    Can you imagine the outrage if Bush had killed Osama?

    • Amused

      No , there 'd be none …except in YOUR mind Chavez . BTW , really dont know of anyone here in the US that cried when the wall fell ….tears of joy maybe . You got some weird views Chavez .

  • tanstaafl

    I don't suppose "El Presidente" is a little worried about something similar happening to him, do you?

    Don't worry, Fidel. Time is an avenger and the devil will have another buddy down in h-e-double hockey sticks.

  • g_jochnowitz

    I guess Castro felt noboby noticed his sharp U-turn when he said that Israel had a right to exist.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/

    In order to get attention, he had to revert to his old positions.

    • Amused

      It was infact noticed . I posted it on thois blog , and Spencer had it on his Website . More importantly ISRAEL noticed .

    • Fred Dawes

      I think you are right.

  • Barry from Victoria

    I was thinking it would be nice to send Castro the song "It Could Happen to You." With a few very minor alterations to the lyric it would be interesting to see how he likes it.

  • Fred Dawes

    its a sad fact that no one really did the right thing on that evil little bitch Castor.

  • Steve Chavez

    When Castro bites the big one, I'm driving to Miami to join in the celebration and from there, I'll join the Freedom Flotilla to join the celebration on the malecon and smoke the biggest Cuban cigar I can find!

    • Fred Dawes

      And think you have a long drive soon have a great party!

  • Tony

    News Flash ! The CIA has tried to kill Fidel Castro Several times and obviously has failed. US propaganda against Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution has Failed. They still try to this day to discredit the Cuban revolution with lies and slander. Cuba is a light in the world, Dont you forget it. If you want to debate me which im sure you wont, I can be reached at Jav3e2000@yahoo.com

    PS Long Live the Cuban Revolution

    • Guest

      Sorry I meant to vote thumbs up but the mouse hit the wrong button

  • Ronald W. Carnine

    Its important to live in the real world. Cuba, a light to the world is pure fiction. Its prisons, poor economy, and suppressed population does not emit light, only darkness. An old man wearing a military uniform would be laughable if it weren't so pathetic. Castro tried to get the Soviets nukes in but failed. It does show that he was and is a dangerous psychopath who wouldn't be in office if it weren't for his secret police. He has led his nation into a living hell and then has the audacity to call it a paradise. Be careful to examine all the evidence before you declare "Long Live the Cuban Revolution". This worn out mantra is stained by the tears of the Cuban people.