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  • White House admits Obama won't close Gitmo

    12/07/2016 6:09:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama has thrown in the towel on his long-sought goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. White House press secretary Josh Earnest Wednesday acknowledged that the prison, which houses some of the worst terrorism suspects apprehended by the United States, will not close before Obama lea
  • General: IS Recruits Could Enter U.S. Via Caribbean

    03/16/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 16, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The head of U.S. Southern Command has warned lawmakers that IS is radicalizing converts and other Muslims in Latin America and could train and send them north via human traffickers. Gen. John Kelly issued his warning in a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on defense appropriations for fiscal 2016. He's concerned that in addition to the Iranian terrorist puppet Hezbollah being active in Latin America, the Islamic State is promoting and recruiting for jihad against the United States in the region. "Last year, IS adherents posted discussions on social media calling for the infiltration...
  • Left Mourns Passing of Castro semi-satire]

    12/06/2016 9:59:35 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    This week, long-time Cuban dictator Fidel Castro died at the age of 90. He violently took over the government of Cuba in 1959 and ruled it with an iron fist for 50 years until his retirement in 2011. His 85-year-old brother Raul has governed the island the last five years. Fidel’s rule began with mass executions of opponents by firing squad for the entertainment of cheering crowds at the Havana soccer stadium. Enemies who weren’t murdered were thrown into filthy prisons where they were tortured and abused. The vast majority of Cubans lived lives of abject poverty and oppression. Over...
  • Dissident artist jailed in Cuba beaten and fed sedative-laced food, family says

    12/05/2016 12:06:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    fox news ^ | December 05, 2016 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Danilo Maldonado, known as “El Sexto,” was taken by Cuban security agents the day after the death of former leader Fidel Castro. Maldonado, 33, still has not been charged, but those familiar with the graffiti artist’s actions that morning say that he posted a Facebook message seemingly gloating over Castro’s death and urging people to “come out to the streets…and ask for liberty.” Maldonado also is said to have spray-painted “El Sexto” on a wall near Hotel Habana Libre. His girlfriend, a writer who lives in Miami, said that Maldonado has been transferred several times since his arrest on Nov....
  • Soledad O’Brien’s disgrace on Castro

    12/04/2016 11:47:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Matthew Vadum
    There are Cubans who liked Fidel Castro? It’s always fun watching left-wing journalists get chewed out. In this case anticommunist author Humberto Fontova excoriated liberal talking head Soledad O’Brien for her claim that sections of the Cuban population “liked” the recently deceased Communist dictator Fidel Castro.
  • Jeep Carrying Castro’s Ashes Breaks Down During His Funeral Procession

    12/04/2016 9:55:20 AM PST · by gaggs · 50 replies
    One final dose of Karma! The Jeep carrying Castro’s ashes breaks down during his final funeral procession and needed to be pushed by soldiers.
  • Fidel Castro and His MSM Sycophants

    12/04/2016 7:02:33 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Freedom has a very strong magnet and no man has the right to take lives and freedom away from others just because of divergent political opinions Forbes estimated Fidel Castro’s wealth at $900 million while the country he ruled with an iron fist, 11.39 million people, lived in poverty and dignified squalor under his boot. The deceased “El Comandante” Castro left behind a huge fortune, a private island called Caya Piedra, mansions, a marina with his private yacht called Aquarama, bank accounts, an alleged gold mine, and thousands of worthless Marxist speeches.
  • Can Trump Send American Citizens to Guantanamo Bay

    12/03/2016 8:13:34 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 63 replies
    CNN Politics.com ^ | December 3, 3016 | Laura Jarrett
    If President-elect Donald Trump decides to make good on his campaign pledge to "load up" the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with new domestic terror suspects caught in the US -- including American citizens -- legal experts say he is asking for an unprecedented constitutional showdown. Voters first received a peek at Trump's stance on Guantanamo Bay back in 2015 when talking points on various policy questions were leaked ahead of a Republican debate. On the issue of whether he would close the detention facility, the memo stated: "No. I would also take away the passports of Americans who...
  • Fidel Castro: 60 Years of Fake News

    12/02/2016 5:18:56 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 2nd, 2016 | Mona Charen
    A panic is sweeping the land -- or at least something like it has unnerved CNN, Vox and other precincts of progressive sensibility. They are alarmed that millions of Americans are being misled by "fake news."
  • Snoop Dogg slams Colin Kaepernick for Castro praise, says choose between football, revolution

    12/02/2016 2:14:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/2/16 | foxnews
    Snoop Dogg just put Colin Kaepernick in his dog house, calling the San Francisco 49ers quarterback a hypocrite for protesting social injustice while praising late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and advising he choose between football and his ongoing National Anthem protest. ADVERTISEMENT "He's sort of kind of hypocritical in so many words because he's pushing this, but at the same time he’s giving credit for this and this is the same abuse that [Cubans] been taking" the rapper said on Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed." Snoop Dogg added, "So it makes you hypocritical to be able to speak on this topic...
  • Thoughts on the Death of Dictator Fidel Castro

    12/02/2016 12:47:07 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Obie Usategui
    I shall continue to cherish, relish, enjoy, celebrate the death and passing of worthless brute, Fidel Castro It was about 1:00 a.m., Saturday night, when my wife woke me up to tell me of the passing of Fidel Castro. As I was still half-sleep, and in lieu of the fact that, in our wishful ways, we, the Cuban-Americans in exile, had killed Castro many times over in the past, the “Cry Wolf” syndrome kicked-in as a ‘defense mechanism’ to spare me the emotional roller coaster, which had made us, time and time again, go from exhilarating highs to lugubrious downs...
  • Fidel Castro: 60 Years of Fake News

    12/02/2016 12:25:06 PM PST · by lasereye · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Mona Charen
    A panic is sweeping the land — or at least something like it has unnerved CNN, Vox and other precincts of progressive sensibility. They are alarmed that millions of Americans are being misled by "fake news." As someone whose inbox has lately bulged with items about Hillary Clinton's impending demise due to a concealed, terminal illness; who has shaken her head at "breaking news" that Turkish coup plotters had gotten their hands on NATO nuclear weapons at Incirlik air base; and who has sighed at the endless iterations of stories like "47 Clinton friends who mysteriously turned up dead," I...
  • Trudeau’s praise of Castro shows he has no values

    12/02/2016 9:40:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    Justin Trudeau is one sick puppy. But he has nice hair As the entire world knows by now, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, heaped praise on the late Fidel Castro, dictator of Cuba. In a release shortly after Castro’s death, Trudeau described the brutal dictator as the “longest serving president” who was dedicated to and loved the Cuban people. Offering his condolences to the vicious thug was bad enough but Trudeau expressed his sorrow not only on behalf of himself and his wife but “on behalf of all Canadians.” To right-thinking Canadians who abhor Cuba’s brutal...
  • A Minute of Silence for Fidel Castro, Then UN Resumes Condemnation of Israel

    12/01/2016 8:31:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 4:19 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    After a minute of silence in honor of Fidel Castro, United Nations member-states on Tuesday turned to the regular General Assembly agenda item entitled “the question of Palestine,” in preparation for votes on several resolutions condemning Israel. “I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Fidel Castro,” began the president of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson of Fiji. He described the Cuban dictator as “one of the iconic leaders of the 20th century, with a great love for his homeland and the Cuban people, he dedicated his life to their welfare and development.” […] On a day when the U.N. marks...
  • How Cubans Live as Long as Americans at a Tenth of the Cost

    11/30/2016 8:26:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/30/2016 | James Hamblin
    On public-access TV in 1985, Bernie Sanders defended an element of Fidel Castro’s regime: It was rarely mentioned that Castro provided health care to his country. Sanders grumbled that the same could not be said of then-President Reagan. The comment came back to haunt Sanders in the wake of Castro’s death. On Sunday on ABC’s This Week, host Martha Raddatz played the old clip and then asked Sanders if he was aware that “this was a brutal dictatorship despite the romanticized version that some Americans have of Cuba.” She reminded Sanders that Castro rationed food and punished dissidents, then hit...
  • Why is the left lauding Fidel?

    11/30/2016 8:15:19 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 30 Nov, 2016 | George Marcina
    Fidel is dead. Finally. This is really not news, as in reality he's been dead for some time now. What's news is how many people who should know better write about him as if this murderer, this tyrant was some kind of a hero. Why? Do they see boats full of people from other Caribbean islands rushing to freedom, toward a better and more fulfilling life? Do they see planeloads of Venezuelans, Bolivians, and others rushing to Havana to learn how to do revolution, how to straighten up their faltering revolutions, how to, finally, do it right? Are Cubans, after...
  • Detained Cuban artist who mocked Castro’s death ‘was badly beaten,’ family says

    11/30/2016 7:08:28 PM PST · by bryan999 · 7 replies
    Cuban dissident artist Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, who was detained by authorities on Saturday after mocking Fidel Castro’s death, was severely beaten, according to relatives who saw him at the detention center in Guanabacoa. “Danilo's mom saw him,” the artist’s girlfriend, Miami resident Alexandra Martinez, 24, said late Tuesday. “He was badly beaten upon entering Guanabacoa and suffered a severe asthma attack.” Authorities also confiscated his cell phone, she said. Martinez said Maldonado’s mother, Maria Victoria Machado, was allowed to visit her son at a Guanabacoa police station, on the outskirts of Havana, for the first time since he was...
  • Cuba is a Gulag and the Left Likes It

    11/30/2016 4:10:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/16 | Giulio Meotti
    ..... The real Cuba is that of the dissidents, such as Guillermo Fariñas, a psychologist and independent journalist, and Oscar Biscet, the heroic doctor on the island where there are more abortions than births. Half a million Cubans passed through the Gulag of Fidel Castro in Cuba. In comparison to the total population of the island that is eleven million, the Castro dictatorship boasted the highest per capita political incarceration rate in the world. Castro institutionalized torture against the “anti-socialist elements”. Not to mention the systematic repression, brutal and disproportionate with regard to the minimum of dissent. And to compensate...
  • Black Lives Matter mourns, defends Castro

    11/29/2016 10:43:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    The Black Lives Matter group mourned and defended former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and said it felt an "overwhelming sense of loss" after the death of the communist dictator on Friday. "Although no leader is without their flaws, we must push back against the rhetoric of the right and come to the defense of El Comandante," the group wrote in an unsigned editorial published Sunday titled, "Lessons from Fidel: Black Lives Matter and the Transition of El Comandante." The group praised Castro's "revolution," and said humans deserve certain rights based on being born, including: "healthy food, clean water, decent housing,...
  • The Left’s hero, Fidel Castro, was a Communist Mass Murderer

    11/29/2016 7:04:18 PM PST · by pboyington · 7 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 29, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the death of one of the world’s supreme villains, Fidel Castro, on November 25th, the left in America typically embarrassed themselves by making outrageous statements concerning the ‘career’ of a man who was an assassin, a mass murderer, a butcher, a dictator and who is no doubt sitting in Hades for eternity. Jill Stein, the defunct Green Party presidential candidate and current Soros sycophant Tweeted the following after the death of El Comandante. “Fidel Castro was a symbol of the struggle for justice in the shadow of empire. Presente!” Presente! Dr. Stein? You’re saluting the totalitarian thug? For Castro,...
  • Fidel Castro’s War on Religion

    11/29/2016 2:25:16 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 28, 2016 | Paul Kengor
    COMMENTARY: Among the worst of Castro’s crimes and legacies, consider what he did to religious faith in this once-great Catholic nation.
  • Watch Tucker Carlson make a fool of a college history professor and Castro apologist

    11/29/2016 1:25:46 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/16 | Robert Laurie
    Stunning that this level of stupidity exists I suppose, after watching it for decades, the left-wing’s contortion act shouldn’t surprise me. They’ll ignore any atrocity, turn a blind eye to any body count, and employ the most twisted logic imaginable, as long as the end result serves their agenda. I’ve watched it play out time and time again. Yet still, when someone is willing to defend the likes of Fidel Castro, I’m rendered speechless. Yet, here we are.
  • Hollywood Leftists, Stop Being Racist and Move to Cuba

    11/29/2016 6:38:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 28, 2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    I’ve just had a brilliant idea for Hollywood celebrities and other leftist nincompoops dreading the coming presidency of Trump. Virtue-signalling celebs, it’s time to pack your bags for sunny Cuba! A wide variety of entertainers (I use the term loosely) and other left-leaning Americans announced during the run-up to the election that they would leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidency.
  • Cuba's Dissident Leader on Cuba After Castro

    11/29/2016 4:25:35 AM PST · by se99tp · 1 replies
    Perth Herald Tribune ^ | Nov 28th, 2016 | Jose Daniel Ferrer
    Soon, the regime will be on the hunt for hate speech of individuals who have lost their relatives by the dictatorship, either shot or killed in prison, or also drown in the Straits of Florida. These understandable demonstrations will serve the regime to say that the “Miami’s Mafia cave people” rejoice at the death of a man.
  • Cubans sign 'oath' to Castro's revolution

    11/29/2016 3:11:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | November 28, 2016 | Laurent Thomet and Katell Abiven
    In hundreds of schools, hospitals and public buildings, Cubans signed a "solemn oath" on Monday to defend the revolution following the death of communist leader Fidel Castro. Instead of leaving messages in books of condolence, Cubans were invited to endorse the "concept of the revolution" defined by Castro in a speech in 2000, six years before illness forced him to hand power to his brother, Raul. "We will keep fighting for these ideas. We swear!" says the oath to which Cubans signed their names, three days after Castro died at age 90.
  • Navarro-Vals: “Here’s How Wojtyla Convinced Fidel to Celebrate Christmas”

    11/28/2016 6:36:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 11/27/16 | Andrea Tornielli
    The Polish Pope’s former spokesman said the late Fidel Castro “wanted to know everything there was to know about John Paul II”"Fidel Castro kept me talking for six hours. He was fascinated by John Paul II and although he was jealous of his inner life, I sensed he wanted to delve deeper… I told him he was a lucky man because the Pope prayed for him every day. For once he was silent.” On the occasion of Wojtyla’s visit to Cuba in January 1998, the role of Joaquín Navarro-Valls, John Paul II’s spokesman, went far beyond his official duties as...
  • Kiko Alonso turns ‘bad blood’ for Colin Kaepernick into great performance

    11/28/2016 8:54:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 27, 2016 | ARMANDO SALGUERO
    And moments later, in a Dolphins locker room filled with celebration, that was Alonso proudly putting on a headband that replicated the Cuban flag and meeting with his Cuban exile father and other family members to enjoy his enormously productive day. In the other locker room? The San Francisco 49ers were dealt their 10th consecutive loss. And Kaepernick, their starting quarterback, wore a Malcolm X T-shirt to his news conference, then claimed I took him out of context after an exchange we had last week about Fidel Castro.
  • Levin: The Left's love for 'evil, demonic' tyrant Castro is despicable!

    11/28/2016 8:14:22 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 48 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 28 Nov, 2016 | Phil Shiver
    The verbal niceties showered upon Fidel Castro since his death have been disgusting, to say the least. President Obama offered a milquetoast response to Castro. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went a step further and praised the murderous tyrant following his death, calling him a “remarkable leader.” Mark Levin, on his radio show Monday night, had a much different tone: “This is a horrific, evil, demonic human being. A genocidal maniac. In a small country, killing tens of thousands of people, torturing, imprisoning, and breaking up families. People trying to flee his island nation murdered on the high seas …...
  • NYT Helene Cooper: Criticism Of Obama Statement On Castro Reveals An "American-Centric" View Of Cuba

    11/28/2016 10:05:05 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 28, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    New York Times Pentagon correspondent Helene Cooper said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press that the American people see Castro as a "satanic demon" but that President Obama's statement accurately reflected what the world thinks. Cooper said Obama's statement expressed the "ambivalence" the rest of the world feels about Castro. The Times scribe praised Castro's role in taking down apartheid in South Africa, a regime she noted that the U.S. was propping up. "What President Obama's statement reflects is that nobody in the rest of the world sort of agrees with you," Cooper told her fellow MTP guests.
  • Obama does ‘the wave’ with the mass-murderer who tried to kill my father-in-law

    11/28/2016 7:41:06 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Robert Laurie
    Obama and Raul Castro. Disgusting We first ran this piece about 8 months ago, when Obama took his “historic” trip to Cuba. Needless to say, my family’s pretty happy to hear that Fidel Castro, the mass-murdering tyrant who stole so much from them, is dead. Herman suggested I re-post the piece today. My wife is Cuban. If we’re getting technical, she’s Cuban-Italian, but the point is that her father was a Cuban gentleman who - until the Castro brothers took over - owned a hospital in Havana.
  • Reuters: Cubans now terrified because Fidel is no longer around to protect

    11/28/2016 6:40:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Alternate realities I hope you’re already aware that Fidel Castro was an evil, despotic mass murderer. Because you’d never know it from reading the media’s post-mortem tributes to this tyrannical monster since his death on Saturday. A man of the people, they tell us. A true revolutionary. The man who gave hope to his people, who now teeter on the edge of despair with their hero gone. Yeah. Tell that to the millions he brutalized, imprisoned and murdered. Tell it to those who lost their lives trying desperately to get to the United States in rickety boats because even being...
  • Abajo Fidel

    11/28/2016 6:13:35 AM PST · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 28, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Fidel Castro, like his psychopathic patsy Ernesto Guevara Lynch, was a man who relished terrorizing civilians-in Cuba, the United States, throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and even in Sub-Saharan Africa-even if it meant the immolation of millions in a nuclear holocaust. Unlike Che-who in addition to being a sadist and mass murderer was a complete and utter failure-Castro was able to watch his experiment unfold on his 11 million guinea pigs over the course of half a century. He lived to see a million and a half Cubans flee the tropical gulag he had created, including his sister and...
  • (YOUTUBE) DFU Sing-Along: Castro Is Weekend at Bernie's (Weekend in New England)

    11/27/2016 8:27:06 PM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFUI via YouTube ^ | 11-27-16 | DFU
    Click the link and sing away. He looks so cool in his Hillary blue sunglasses, doesn't he? This is an updated project from 2006 when things looked bleak for him a decade ago.
  • The Man is Dead and Gone

    11/27/2016 5:21:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    A commentator on MSNBC referred to him as “a polarizing figure.” Indeed. At one pole we find folks blinded by their love for socialism, and at the other, those of us believing in fundamental human rights. Fidel Castro, the dictator of Cuba for more than half a century, is dead. The New York Times called him a “fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader.” Maximum leader? A euphemism at time of death is one thing, but a...
  • Trump aides say Cuban government will have to change

    11/27/2016 5:19:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 27, 2016 2:06 PM EST | Anne Flaherty
    The Cuban government must move toward enacting greater freedoms for its people and giving Americans something in return if it wants to keep warmer U.S. relations initiated by President Barack Obama, top aides to President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday. The comments by Trump advisers Kellyanne Conway and Reince Priebus followed the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Castro’s younger brother, 85-year-old Raul Castro, took control in 2006, and later negotiated with Obama to restore diplomatic relations. Priebus, Trump’s incoming chief of staff, said Trump would “absolutely” reverse Obama’s opening to Cuba unless there is “some movement” from the Cuban...
  • Inside Fidel Castro’s life of luxury and ladies while country starved

    11/27/2016 4:05:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    n y post ^ | 11/27/2016 | Laura Italiano
    Castro, who died Friday night at 90, made a personal fortune offering safe haven to drug traffickers, bedded a bevy of women over the decades, and once threatened his own brother, Raul, with execution when the brother lapsed into alcoholism in the ’90s... Amazingly, most Cubans had no idea how, or even where, their secretive strongman actually lived. Even his first and second wives were kept out of the public eye — as was their leader’s two-timing. Castro cheated on his first wife, the upper-middle-class Mirta Diaz-Balart, with Natalia Revuelta. “With her green eyes, her perfect face and her natural...
  • Pope Francis' "sorrow" at Fidel Castro's passing, and a look back at his 2015 visit to Cuba

    11/27/2016 1:51:42 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 27, 2016 | Augustinus
    On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation. At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his rest and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of that country. Francisco, PP....
  • Cruz, Rubio rip Trudeau for praising Castro

    11/27/2016 12:48:24 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/16 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday for his praise of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Trudeau caught flak on social media after expressing "deep sorrow" for Castro, whom he called a "remarkable leader." Cruz and Rubio, who are of Cuban descent, released their own statements ripping the deceased leader. “Is this a real statement or a parody? Because if this is a real statement from the PM of Canada it is shameful & embarrassing,” Rubio tweeted, linking to Trudeau's statement on Castro's death. “Disgraceful," Cruz tweeted of Trudeau's remarks. "Why...
  • Trudeau’s turn from cool to laughing stock

    11/27/2016 11:07:48 AM PST · by b_Cap37 · 78 replies
    It was bound to happen sooner or later. Ever since his election as Canada’s prime minister last October, Justin Trudeau has revelled in global tributes, raves and swoons. He’s the Disney prince with the trippy dance moves, the groovy Haida tattoo and the gender-balanced cabinet. He’s the last best hope for globalization, the star attraction at the Pride Parades, the hero of the Paris Climate Summit, the guy everyone wants a selfie with. Trudeau made himself synonymous with Canada. He made Canada cool again. It was fun while it lasted. By the early hours of Saturday morning, Havana time, Trudeau...
  • Former Cuban castaway Elian Gonzalez recalls his connection with Fidel Castro: 'Fidel was everyone

    11/27/2016 10:30:50 AM PST · by ColdOne · 73 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11/27/16 | Dan Good
    full title............Former Cuban castaway Elian Gonzalez recalls his connection with Fidel Castro: 'Fidel was everyone's friend'.................................. Tweet email Elian Gonzalez — the Cuban boy who was found floating off the coast of Florida in 1999, sparking an international custody dispute — recalled his friendship with former president Fidel Castro, who died Friday at age 90. Gonzalez, 22, spoke to Cuban state media in Spanish on Saturday, reflecting on his experiences with Castro. He recalled the leader attending his sixth-grade graduation — when Castro told an audience about their friendship. "At first, it was an extraordinary honor, but also a heavy...
  • Donald Trump’s glorious victory gave Fidel Castro a great big heart attack [secret story]

    11/27/2016 8:55:36 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 62 replies
    Secreto sources within Havana, Cuba | November 26, 2016 | self
    On November 8th, Fidel was doing very poorly and was sounded disoriented. However, he was aware of the election in America between his friends, The Clintons, and the patriotic American-Donald Trump. El Comandante assumed that globalizing socialist was destined to become the next US president. And so he laid down with a happy smile on his face and went to sleep. The nursing staff took over and monitored his vital signs. His family went to the other room to watch the news of the US election. When the Castro sons realized that Donald Trump had won in America they threw...
  • Castro was charming, murderous. And he fed me well

    11/27/2016 6:11:34 AM PST · by luke1825 · 13 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11-27 | peter lucas
    "CASTRO HELD ME CAPTIVE" That was the tongue-in-cheek headline over my story that ran in the Boston Herald 30 years ago. I was in Cuba with a bunch of other reporters covering Jesse Jackson's visit to Cuba and Central America in June 1984. Jackson back then was considered a surprise, but serious, candidate for the Democrat Party nomination for president.
  • Arturo Sandoval Reacts to Fidel Castro's Death: 'He Was Worse Than Evil'

    11/27/2016 6:08:06 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 29 replies
    Billboard ^ | 11/26/2016 | Leila Cobo
    “The dictator of Cuba has died!!!!!FINALY!!!!” So starts the trumpeter Arturo Sandoval’s much-shared Facebook post, written in the early morning hours after Fidel Castro’s death was announced. “I'm happy that they'll cremate him, at least his bones will not contaminate the ground,” punctuated Sandoval, summing what thousands of Cuban exiles felt. Sandoval never minced words when he spoke about Castro and his dictatorship. His struggles as a musician and a husband where chronicled in the made-for-TV movie For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (with Andy Garcia playing the role of the trumpet virtuoso), including Dizzy Gillespie’s “discovery” of...
  • Trump slams ‘brutal dictator’ Fidel Castro. Obama takes a softer approach.

    11/26/2016 9:38:44 AM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | Olivier Knox
    President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday greeted the news that Fidel Castro had died by denouncing Cuba’s longtime leader as a “brutal dictator” with a legacy of bloodshed. Trump, who vowed to help the island nation’s people achieve freedom and prosperity, did not explicitly repeat campaign-trail promises to roll back President Obama’s historic outreach to the island nation. The entrepreneur’s reaction could scarcely have been more different than the sitting commander in chief’s response. Obama declared that now was the time to “extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people” and largely sanitized deep Cold War-era criticisms of Castro’s record...
  • SHOULD MARCO RUBIO BE THE CUBAN GOVERNOR?

    11/26/2016 7:34:37 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 32 replies
    He can get his executive experience if the Cubans elected to become a protectorate state for say, 10-15 years. Fast forward them into the 21st century so they won't look back. Mittens can be his right-hand man. Release political prisoners from the jails and refill them with ms-13 + nortenos. Win-win-win.
  • Brian Williams: Cubans Would Rather Have Donkey Carts for Transportation

    11/26/2016 6:54:06 PM PST · by bkopto · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2016 | Trent Baker
    “It’s still one of those nations where you see donkey carts alongside cars, trucks and buses in downtown Havana because that’s exactly what they’d rather have for transportation,” Williams stated Saturday.
  • President-Elect Donald J. Trump Statement on the Passing of Fidel Castro

    11/26/2016 6:28:57 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 17 replies
    President-Elect Donald J. Trump ^ | November 26, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    For Immediate Release November 26, 2016 Media Contact: Media@ptt.gov   "Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. 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. "Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased,...
  • #TrudeauEulogies Trends on Twitter to Mock Canadian PM’s Praise of Castro

    11/26/2016 4:05:06 PM PST · by mkleesma · 33 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 11/26/16 | Lucas Nolan
    The hashtag #TrudeauEulogies is trending on Twitter, mocking Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s praising of Fidel Castro following the Cuban dictator’s death.
  • SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS; Fidel finally buys it

    11/26/2016 4:58:38 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 14 replies
    Canada free press ^ | November 26, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    Oppressor and torturer of millions, murderer of thousands, and billionaire thief Fidel Castro is finally dead. This death of this evil Communist and avowed enemy of the United States who took a wealthy, relatively free country and transformed into a poverty-stricken totalitarian hellhole was reported on Cuban television about an hour ago. Castro reportedly died at 10:29 p.m. Friday. He was 90. Fidel handed his wee baby brother Raul the Cuban presidency in 2008. Fidel’s inactivation makes the despoiler of Zimbabwe, 92-year-old Robert Mugabe, the heavy favorite in the dictator death pool. But little Raul isn’t far behind. He is...
  • Trump's statement on Castro is everything these revolting lefty reactions aren't

    11/26/2016 4:23:49 PM PST · by 198ml · 1 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/26/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Reacting to the death of Fidel Castro, President Obama released a statement best described as weak, worst described as a blathering, inappropriate, mess of politically correct cowardice totally devoid of any moral clarity regarding the evil of the Castro regime in Cuba and negligent of the Cuban people’s suffering under that regime.