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Adams tribute to retiring Castro
BBC News ^ | 2/20/08 | BBC

Posted on 02/20/2008 7:33:57 AM PST by Nextrush

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has paid tribute to Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who is retiring on health grounds after 49 years in power.

Mr. Adams met President Castro during a controversial visit to Cuba in 2001.

The West Belfast MP said Tuesday's announcement marked "the end of an era in Cuban and Latin American politics."

"He leaves behind him a country with world class health and education systems and I wish him well in his retirement," he said.

Mr. Adams' 2001 trip to Cuba was criticised at the time by some US politicians, including Republican Congressman Peter King, a long time supporter of Sinn Fein, who described Fidel Castro as a "human rights violator."

While he was in Havana, Mr. Adams unveiled a monument in memory of 10 republican prison hunger-strikers who died in Northern Ireland in 1981......

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: castro; ireland; northernireland
Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein-IRA are indeed followers of Karl Marx as is exemplified in this story.

That's a story that too few people know whenever Northern Ireland has been discussed and is being discussed.

Adams and Castro both said in the aftermath of September 11th, 2001 that "progressive movements" around the world were "setback" by the terrorist attacks.

1 posted on 02/20/2008 7:33:57 AM PST by Nextrush
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To: Colosis; Black Line; Cucullain; SomeguyfromIreland; Youngblood; Fergal; Cian; col kurz; ...

Ireland ping!


2 posted on 02/20/2008 7:35:16 AM PST by Tax-chick (If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't shoot! It might be a lemur!)
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To: Nextrush
World class health and education system....Bravo Sierra.

People from all over the world are just dying to get in there.

3 posted on 02/20/2008 7:37:29 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Nextrush
"He leaves behind him a country with world class health and education systems...

Useful Idiot Alert.

4 posted on 02/20/2008 7:40:17 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: Tax-chick

Where are you Irish Thatcherite???


5 posted on 02/20/2008 7:45:11 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible

He’s in a much better place than Cuba!


6 posted on 02/20/2008 7:47:55 AM PST by Tax-chick (If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't shoot! It might be a lemur!)
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To: Jeff Head

World Class firing squads.


7 posted on 02/20/2008 7:49:47 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

This guy owned the bar where the Provos planned terror attacks. If he’s on Cuba it should be at Gitmo.


8 posted on 02/20/2008 7:52:44 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

World class ? Why’s everybody leaving ?


9 posted on 02/20/2008 7:56:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Tax-chick

Most of the world is in a better place than Cuba!


10 posted on 02/20/2008 7:58:46 AM PST by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te calles?")
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To: JoanVarga

Good point.


11 posted on 02/20/2008 7:59:47 AM PST by Tax-chick (If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't shoot! It might be a lemur!)
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To: Nextrush

Once again for the helluvit:

Your GRANDFATHER “retires.”

A duly elected official, “resigns.”

Old, murderous, cruel, decrepit despots “step down.”

Ascribe nothing of honor to this despicable dog that should have been, “put down.”


12 posted on 02/20/2008 8:05:11 AM PST by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te calles?")
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Adams ran a socialist murder gang that attempted to impose its will on an unwilling majority by force, murder and terror. Of course, he’s sympathetic to Castro. Only the morons in the US Congress and the clueless fourth generation Irsh-Americans in Boston and Chicago would be surprised at such a development.
13 posted on 02/20/2008 8:10:42 AM PST by Godwin1 (merican restaurant.)
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To: Nextrush
Fascinating how the left will so quickly idolize a "dictator for (almost) life".

They claim to fight "oppression" their whole lives and then support a system in which a dictator controls a nation for fifty five years and then "retires" by handing it off to his brother.

14 posted on 02/20/2008 8:15:34 AM PST by Williams
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To: Nextrush

Love letter from one thug to another.


15 posted on 02/20/2008 8:19:34 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Nextrush
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is a world class moron of truly monumental stupidity. Also a horses ass.
16 posted on 02/20/2008 8:57:28 AM PST by monday
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To: monday

Why was Gerry Adams ever allowed into our country? Which politicians here feted this terrorist?


17 posted on 02/20/2008 8:59:01 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Gerry, put down the craic pipe.


18 posted on 02/20/2008 9:02:22 AM PST by sean_og (--... ...--)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I can see the problem with the pic on the left, but what’s wrong with teaching kids about large caliber rifles?


19 posted on 02/20/2008 9:04:34 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine
I can see the problem with the pic on the left, but what’s wrong with teaching kids about large caliber rifles?

Well, as a gun enthusiast myself: there's nothing wrong with that at all!

Except that instead of simply learning about firearms safety or how to field strip, clean and reassemble a carbine, they are being indoctrinated in communist paramilitary "Defense of the Homeland against the Yanqui invader"-type crap. And "reading" is Dr. Marx, not Dr. Suess. Likewise, "history" and "science".

20 posted on 02/20/2008 9:22:52 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
And "reading" is Dr. Marx, not Dr. Suess. Likewise, "history" and "science".

Well wait a minute.

If as many freepers seem to think the best way to bring back conservatism is to let Hillary! win, then why isn't the best way to instill conservative values in children to expose them to the reality of Marxism? /s

21 posted on 02/20/2008 9:26:22 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Nextrush

He leaves behind him a country with world class health and education systems and I wish him well in his retirement,” he said.
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LOL.....yeah you pub crawler, I ashamed you are Irish.


22 posted on 02/20/2008 9:33:36 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: All

Considering Gerry’s admiration of the cuban health system, we shouldn’t expect to be seeing him looking for special visas to get care in this country.


23 posted on 02/20/2008 10:21:07 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

POS Adams to POS Castro

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24 posted on 02/20/2008 10:41:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/___________________Profile updated Tuesday, February 19, 2008)
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Fidel Castro ‘determined to outlast Bush’
The Telegraph | 22/09/2007 | Tim Shipman
Posted on 09/22/2007 4:30:10 PM EDT by Baladas
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1900733/posts

[snip] Castro’s son Antonio has revealed that his father will not recover from the illness which caused him to undergo surgery this summer, according to a new biography. The new book Without Fidel, by CBS television correspondent Ann Louise Bardach, reveals that Castro has permanently ceded effective power to his brother Raul - not on the temporary basis that Cuban authorities claim. It confirms that when the dictator disappeared from public view this summer he was undergoing treatment for an illness that is expected to kill him. [end]


25 posted on 02/20/2008 10:46:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/___________________Profile updated Tuesday, February 19, 2008)
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To: Tax-chick; All

North Korea + Palm Trees = Castro’s Cuba


26 posted on 02/20/2008 10:58:46 AM PST by aculeus
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