Fidel Castro, The Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied The U.S., Dies At 90

Submitted by: fancylad 8 months ago in News & Politics
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Fidel Castro, the forerunner of the 20th century Latin American communist wave and leader of the Cuban revolution, died last night, the New York Times reported. He was 90. To be quite honest, I thought he died in the late '00s after he let his brother Raúl step in for him after a bout with diverticulitis that put him out of commission.

The biggest affected from Castro's death? The people of Cuba. Celebrations have spilled onto the streets of the island as Cubans have been cheering, banging pots and pans together, and are happy in the fact that "the world is lighter today" along with hopes of a democratic future.

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Male 1,035
Dictators who are friendly to the US are forgiven, dictators who are not, are reviled....I'm not trying to be an apologist for the Castro regime, but, really, was it any worse (or better, for that matter) that the Battista regime? To a large extent, they both pissed in the same pot.
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Male 39,793
Valid point Buttersrules, but I think it cuts both ways eh? >>> Those fascist dictators who (claim to) hate the USA get a free pass by certain groups (many liberals, all leftists, most of the msm & etc) while those who cozy up to the US are reviled by them... it is same thing in reverse, eh? Doesn't make either view 'correct' of course. Blood-thirsty dictators should be universally reviled by everyone. Castro and Guevara were in the same league as Pol Pot, Mugabe and Edi Amin... and a few dozen others. Scum: every single one.
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Male 2,743
Valid point Buttersrules, but I think it cuts both ways. uh yeah how butters said it means yes it cuts both ways
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Male 606
Yeah, the communism thing was one part of it.  The greatest hate in US comes from  the folks who used to own everything in Cuba, who left when Castro came to power, never forgot and never forgave.   Castro could have been an angel (which he wasn't) and the expats in Florida would have still hated everything he did.
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Female 7,954
Despite rumours he was a decent leader. Cuba is a nice place... he wasn't perfect, but I suspect had America not had it's knickers in a ywist over communism he would have been a great leader.
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Male 4,098
Yea, amnesty international and genocide watch are always spreading those kind of rumors.
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Male 3,990
I've always admired Fidel Castro's attitude of we don't take shit from anybody""
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Female 3,919
most inhuman dictators are like that
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Male 2,743
sounds like Trump
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Female 3,919
if Trump has created and upheld the most oppressive police state in the western hemisphere used to enforce: mandatory AIDS testing and jailing anyone positive. Arresting homosexuals in work camps/prisons. Arresting anyone who dares to speak out against the regime or tries to escape in jail/work camps/death.. or worse yet, if you have stones enough to steal a tugboat from the state (they're all owned by the state) for you and 70 men, women, and children? You'll be rammed repeatedly by the cuban coast guard WHILE being sprayed with firehoses, then circle around the wreckage, REFUSING to help so that only 31 survived? Yeah.. then it sounds like Trump.
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