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#41 dasmo

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 12:36 PM

Sheesh people. Compare between a true evil dictator https://en.m.wikiped...iki/Khmer_Rouge
And Castro https://en.m.wikiped...ki/Fidel_Castro

Alas some can't see since there is only black and white....

#42 Bingo

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 01:37 PM

Is he still really dead?



#43 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 03:18 PM

Is he still really dead?

 

I'm not sure, better check with Chevy Chase at the Weekend Update desk.


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#44 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 03:24 PM

Sheesh people. Compare between a true evil dictator https://en.m.wikiped...iki/Khmer_Rouge
And Castro https://en.m.wikiped...ki/Fidel_Castro

Alas some can't see since there is only black and white....

 

Yeah, that Pol Pot was a bad dude. The stuff Castro did is only slighty worse than what Trump is actually proposing or would like to do. Your feelings on torture depend greatly on what side of the battery cable you are.


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#45 rjag

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 03:38 PM

This actually might be worth reading

 

In The Double Life of Fidel Castro, one of Castro's soldiers of 17 years breaks his silence and shares his memoir of years of service, and eventual imprisonment and torture for displeasing the notorious dictator, and his dramatic escape from Cuba.

Responsible for protecting the Lider maximo for two decades, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez was party to his secret life–because everything around Castro was hidden. From the ghost town in which guerrillas from several continents were trained, to his immense personal fortune―including a huge property portfolio, a secret paradise island, and seizure of public money―as well as his relationship with his family and his nine children from five different partners.

Sanchez's tell-all exposé reveals countless state secrets and the many sides of the Cuban monarch: genius war leader in Nicaragua and Angola, paranoid autocrat at home, master spy, Machiavellian diplomat, and accomplice to drug traffickers. This extraordinary testimony makes us re-examine everything we thought we knew about the Cuban story and Fidel Castro Ruz

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.c...6?tag=nypost-20

 

and then theres this

 

https://www.theguard...-like-king-cuba



#46 LJ

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 07:45 PM

And Richard Cohen's take on Obama on Castro's death.

 

https://www.washingt...8a02_story.html


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#47 amor de cosmos

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 11:26 AM

has anyone else heard this? it's a bit out there
 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau drew worldwide criticism last weekend for his fawning praise of revolutionary strongman Fidel Castro after the former Cuban leader died Friday night. While Castro is admired by many around the world for his ideological commitments to socio-economic equality and anti-imperialism, he is in equal parts reviled for Cuba's dismal human rights record and political repression.

Although Castro is an old family friend of the Trudeaus, it's certainly weird for the leader of a US-aligned liberal democracy like Canada to heap warm praise on the Commandante without also acknowledging the brutality that accompanied his revolutionary regime. Critics were quick to point out that this is irrefutable proof that the prime minister is completely vapid on major issues like international human rights or foreign policy. (Pay no attention to the tributes to the late Saudi King Abdullah behind the curtain).

Clearly, the only things Justin knows about the world he learned from his beatnik father Pierre.

But what if there's more? Because it's 2016, some right-wing internet sleuths have furnished a second explanation as to why Justin would gush with admiration for Fidel: because El Jefe is his real dad.

http://www.vice.com/...udeaus-real-dad

#48 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 11:40 AM

^They had me until they admit his birth date is years before the Cuba trip. Great story, though.


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#49 UrbanRail

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 11:59 AM

It is ironic, that people complain about what Trudeau said about Castro, and yet Harper, Obama, Bush and other western powers aligned themselves with Saudi Arabia, South Korea, China, where human rights are poor, huge amounts of our products are produced in sweat shop like factories. The US for years supported Saddam Iraq for fighting Iran during the 80s (which they supported through money and weapons). But I guess we all pick and choose our enemies and friends.


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#50 UrbanRail

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 12:05 PM

Cuba is a perfect example of why embargos don't work on dictators, they just harm the regular folk.



#51 LJ

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:41 PM

has anyone else heard this? it's a bit out there
 
http://www.vice.com/...udeaus-real-dad

More likely it would be Mick Jagger.


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#52 Mike K.

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:04 AM

It is ironic, that people complain about what Trudeau said about Castro, and yet Harper, Obama, Bush and other western powers aligned themselves with Saudi Arabia, South Korea, China, where human rights are poor, huge amounts of our products are produced in sweat shop like factories. The US for years supported Saddam Iraq for fighting Iran during the 80s (which they supported through money and weapons). But I guess we all pick and choose our enemies and friends.

 

Chretien, Martin and Trudeau Jr. have also aligned themselves with Saudi Arabia, South Korea and China, if by align you mean support trade deals.


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#53 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:06 PM

 

 

The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday aged 68 after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported.

https://www.reuters....e-idUSKBN1FM06J


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#54 exc911ence

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:23 PM

When I heard that Fidel Castro's son had died, I was hoping that they were talking about Justin Trudeau.   :whyme:


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#55 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:27 PM

When I heard that Fidel Castro's son had died, I was hoping that they were talking about Justin Trudeau.   :whyme:

 

Oh my.   :cop:


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