Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Castro theater

With Tuesday's announcement of Fidel Castro's retirement as president of Cuba and commander-in-chief of its armed forces, one of the great political stories of the 20th century comes to an anti-climactic end. Castro, the communist dictator of a tiny island nation just off the coast of Florida, proved to be an almost constant irritant to a long list of U.S. presidents, starting with John F. Kennedy. Castro was even mentioned as a possible suspect in the assassination of Kennedy in 1963, since Kennedy had apparently authorized a covert attack on Cuba that ended in defeat in 1961 and in light of heightened tensions during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The Soviets were Castro's biggest backers, and the United States has had no diplomatic or eonomic relationship with Cuba since Castro seized power in 1959. Castro's brother, Raul, who took over a caretaker government in 2006, is the new head of state. President Bush said Tuesday that he hoped Cuba under Raul Castro would embrace free elections and other democratic reforms, according to the Reuters international news service.

1 comment:

USpace said...

Interesting angle. Cool. Castro is human garbage who has killed thousands of innocent Cubans in his failed pursuit of a communist paradise.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
Castro was BRILLIANT

like Marx, Lenin and Mao
he helped redefine EVIL

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
celebrities are GUILTY

of having talent and luck
so they must praise dictators

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
never admit you were wrong

Communism’s FANTASTIC
BEST false ideology

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
keep your people poor

deny them decent health care
convince them they have it GREAT

Fidel Castro
murderous tyrant
- fools' hero

communist freedom killer
imprisons many poets...