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    Posted: Nov 27 2016 at 5:20pm
Castro waited patiently 6 decades for the total collapse of the U.S. If he could have just held on a couple more months, his dreams would have been fulfilled.
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"Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation." -Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Really education and healthcare!!!

Here is my list of acomplishments

1. Firing squads in Cuba
2. Sank the 13 de Marzo tugboat killing Cuban women and children
3. Shot down of American civilian aircraft killing 4 people including 3 American citizens
4. Cuban political prisoners
5. Cuban forced labor camps, the UMAPs
6. Religious repression against Cubans

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Cuba!s health care is much better than that of the U.S. Medicine is much cheaper. Life expectancy is longer. We have Gitmo. We had labor camps (think the Japanese camps of WWII). We rank 17th in the world for education. We still coddle the Chinese and Saudi Arabians in spite of their human rights issues. Finally, we have religious repression against Muslims in the U.S.
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The difference between Castro and Batista. We backed one and not the other.

Plain and simple.
Castro was 1000 times less dangerous than Pakistan or Saudi Arabia.
But both of those are still our 'Pals'.
It's all a matter of semantics.
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Castro was 1000 times less dangerous than Pakistan or Saudi Arabia. 
But both of those are still our 'Pals'.  - houndog

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"Kneel and beg for your life!" Castro's executioners taunted the bound and helpless William Morgan as he glowered at Castro's firing squad in April 1961.

"I kneel for no man!" former Rebel Comandante Morgan snarled back, according to eye witness John Martino in his book, I Was Castro's Prisoner.

"Very well, Meester Weel-yam Morgan," replied his executioners, who were aiming low, on purpose -- "FUEGO!"

The first volley shattered Morgan's knees. He collapsed snarling and writhing. "See, Meester Morgan?" giggled a voice from above. "We made you kneel, didn't we?" Over the next few minutes as he lay writhing, four more bullets slammed into Morgan,  all very carefully aimed to miss vitals. Finally an executioner walked up and emptied a Tommy gun clip into Morgan's back.
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As Jay Nordlinger of National Review put it, “Hospitals and clinics are crumbling. Conditions are so unsanitary, patients may be better off at home, whatever home is. If they do have to go to the hospital, they must bring their own bedsheets, soap, towels, food, light bulbs — even toilet paper. And basic medications are scarce…. Doctors have been known to reuse latex gloves — there is no choice.” As for the infant mortality rate, it’s low because Cuba aborts kids who are in distress in the womb.
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Now listen to what the left has to say about Fidel:

“Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Two-time candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Jesse Jackson, bellowed while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.)

"Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and regard him as a friend." (Democratic presidential candidate, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, and “Conscience of the Democratic party,” George Mc Govern.)

“Fidel Castro first and foremost is and always has been a committed egalitarian. He wanted a system that provided the basic needs to all Cuba has superb systems of health care and universal education…We greeted each other as old friends.” (Former President of the United States and official "Elder Statesman” of the Democratic party, Jimmy Carter.)

“Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly–even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.)

“Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather)

"Castro's personal magnetism is still powerful, his presence is still commanding. Cuba has very high literacy, and Castro has brought great health care to his country." (Barbara Walters.)

“Fidel Castro is one helluva guy!” (CNN founder Ted Turner.)

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Trump won't turn on either Pakistan or the Saudis.
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In the early 1970's, I stayed at Batista's compound in Florida. Actually not in his home. But in the guest house. Very impressive. He probably had more than one compound.
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