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originally posted by: Willtell
originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
a reply to: Willtell
Didn't take long to see this was a fail lol, as soon as I saw Mandela, that was it for me. Mandela was a criminal terrorist, he and his terrorist buddies killed innocent people. He got out of his cushy prison in February 1990 and almost immediately left for Russia for more indoctrination. I was there when he got out. Yeah. Mandela lol. Drink more kool-aid.
Cheers - Dave
How about Hitler I guess you liked him...
originally posted by: DBCowboy
Castro was a communist dictator.
In other words. . . . . an asshole.
He assumed room temperature and the world is better for it.
originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: ipsedixit
THEY were going to let the old Soviet Union put missiles on their Island pointed towards the U.S.
Does that ring any bells for you?
We had to step up. And we did.
It's a shame the people had to suffer because of this dictator willing to let the U.S. be destroyed. But the USSR had to be stopped and so they were. Thanks to JFK.
The US will make a statement in the framework of the Security Council in reference to Cuba as follows: it will declare that the United States of America will respect the inviolability of Cuban borders, its sovereignty, that it take the pledge not to interfere in internal affairs, not to intrude themselves and not to permit our territory to be used as a bridgehead for the invasion of Cuba, and will restrain those who would plan to carry an aggression against Cuba, either from US territory or from the territory of other countries neighboring to Cuba.
originally posted by: ipsedixit
People who blame Castro for the economic woes of Cuba are not giving credit where credit is due.
American sanctions, instigated by a few corporate predators who had their property confiscated and their businesses nationalized when Castro took over, are responsible for the low level of economic life in Cuba.
Blaming Castro for Cuban economic problems during the US economic embargo is like blaming Saddam Hussein for Iraqi infant deaths during the UN sanctions regime.
As far as tyranny goes, I think people should remember that sustaining a socialist revolution in the back yard of the most malevolent capitalist democracy on the planet requires an intense level of social control. The results are not wholly desirable, but some of them are very desirable.
Castro could not have kept Cuba free of American meddling and the schemes of exiled Cuban trouble makers without running aggressive security services. In a wonderful world, where the United States wasn't a paranoid, ideologically driven crackpot state, like Iran or Israel, Castro would not have needed to be a dictator.