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#1 HB

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:30 PM

Fidel Castro died earlier today



#2 Nparker

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:39 PM

Fidel Castro died earlier today

Again? For real? Officially announced?



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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:38 PM

I see CNN is going for the shock and awe factor here...

 

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#4 Bingo

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 06:23 AM

Cigars will do that to ya.


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#5 AllseeingEye

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 11:06 AM

Although his historical impact is undeniable I think the degree to which Castro slid into relative obscurity and insignificance is exemplified by the fact there are only 4 comments on his death here. If this were the 1970's his passing would have had much more relevance and elicited more intense reaction in terms of its potential effect on world events especially in this hemisphere.

 

As it is today it's little more than the passing of and old man who delighted in being a thorn in the side of the Americans and also someone who once personified the ideal of "state socialism". Both are now done and dead....

 

Although those very few remaining dyed-in-the-wool Communists and many older citizens in Cuba who remember the revolution are no doubt grieving, I think the unbridled joy and celebration in South Florida by Cuban exiles is testament to the divisive figure Castro was even among his own people.



#6 rjag

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 11:17 AM

After what Justin said about it, I'm sure there will be a few more comments....

 

http://news.national...trudeaueulogies

 

 

#trudeaueulogies “Today we say goodbye to Mr. Mussolini, the former Italian prime minister best known for his competent train-management.”

 

 

“While a controversial figure, General Tojo brought America into World War II and ultimately helped shorten the war.” #trudeaueulogies

 

 

 

“While a controversial figure, even detractors recognize Pol Pot encouraged renewed contact between city and countryside.” #trudeaueulogies

 

 

 

Today we bid farewell to Genghis Khan, the former Mongolian leader best known for opening new trade routes to China. #trudeaueulogies

 

 

 

 

 

today we said goodbye to hitler, known for efforts to unify Europe.

 


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#7 amor de cosmos

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 12:47 PM



#8 RFS

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 12:51 PM

Marco Rubio tweeted this about trudeaus comments:

"Is this a real statement or a parody? Because if this is a real statement from the PM of Canada it is shameful & embarrassing."

#9 jonny

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 01:28 PM

The statement issued by Trudeau is a disgrace. 


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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:15 PM

 

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
November 26, 2016
Statement by the President on the Passing of Fidel Castro

At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans - in Cuba and in the United States - with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him. 

 

For nearly six decades, the relationship between the United States and Cuba was marked by discord and profound political disagreements. During my presidency, we have worked hard to put the past behind us, pursuing a future in which the relationship between our two countries is defined not by our differences but by the many things that we share as neighbors and friends - bonds of family, culture, commerce, and common humanity. This engagement includes the contributions of Cuban Americans, who have done so much for our country and who care deeply about their loved ones in Cuba.

 

Today, we offer condolences to Fidel Castro's family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people. In the days ahead, they will recall the past and also look to the future. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America.

 

https://www.whitehou...ng-fidel-castro

 

 

 

 

"Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades," Trump said in a statement issued a couple of hours after his tweet.

 

"Fidel Castro's legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve."

 

The President-elect added, "Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty. I join the many Cuban-Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba."

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...eath/index.html

Edited by todd, 26 November 2016 - 02:18 PM.


#11 victoriassecret

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:40 PM

He's been dead for years. Not sure why they finally admitted he's dead.


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#12 LeoVictoria

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

Trump can't let an opportunity go by without making it about himself

#13 victoriassecret

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 03:03 PM

Yeah how dare he release a statement. The nerve of some people.



#14 rjag

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 03:23 PM

Trump can't let an opportunity go by without making it about himself

 

as opposed to our illustrious PM and his fascinating statement?


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#15 dasmo

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 03:54 PM

All we know about the man is the propaganda we have been fed.
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#16 LeoVictoria

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 07:15 PM

as opposed to our illustrious PM and his fascinating statement?


The Americans are of course embarrassed at how they failed to control such a small and puny nation for so many decades. The rest of the world has quite a different view.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 07:28 PM

All we know about the man is the propaganda we have been fed.

Have you spent any time there? I have, it's not propaganda. The only people who are despairing his loss are the ones that sit around doing a half hours work for the day but getting paid as much the doctor operating all day. His brother is no better than he, but maybe a soft revolution will occur bringing real change.


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#18 rjag

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 10:28 PM

The Americans are of course embarrassed at how they failed to control such a small and puny nation for so many decades. The rest of the world has quite a different view.

 Cuba is a failed state not unlike Venezuela. For the average Cuban they have been kept in a time capsule....this is not a leadership or an example of a positive outcome to the socialist experiment to glorify


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#19 rjag

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 10:37 PM

http://www.dailymail...s-heroism.html 

 

Jeremy Corbyn claims 'for all his flaws' Fidel Castro was a champion of social justice - sparking a hilarious flood of Internet memes 

 

Still waiting for the praise of Castro from Rob Fleming and Gregor Robertson....stay tuned....


Edited by rjag, 26 November 2016 - 10:38 PM.


#20 Bingo

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 06:04 AM

He's been dead for years. Not sure why they finally admitted he's dead.

 

So he really is DEAD?  I think it's a conspiracy.



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