July 22, 2017

Fidel Castro, the Bloody Dictator, Died at the Age of Ninety

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Fidel Castro died at the age of 90.

For nearly 50 years the murderer tyrant Fidel Castro and his assassin-in-series brother Raúl Castro almost brought nuclear war between America and the Soviet Union in 1962. Cuba was and still is an enemy of America confronting and creating enormous problems to 11 American presidents. The brutal regime has exerted oppressive and total control over the suffering Cuban people.

The bloody dictator Raúl Castro, who succeeded his older brother as president of Cuba in 2008, announced on Cuban television the death dictator Fidel Castro “with profound pain”. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed. Dictator Raúl Castro confirmed the news in a brief speech stating that: “The commander-in-chief of the Cuban revolution died at 10:29 pm.”

The Cuban tyrannical regime will observe nine days of mourning for the death of the oppressive dictator Fidel Castro. After two days of observances in Revolution Plaza in Havana, Fidel Castro’s ashes will be taken across the country to the city of Santiago de Cuba. The communist regime will offer a final Mass for the atheist murderer, the ceremony will take place December 4, and the ashes will be interred in the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia.

During 47 long years, the tyrant Fidel Castro maintained an iron grip over the Cuba and kept close ties with the Soviet Union, China, North Korea, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Iran and other Islamic radical regimes in the Middle East inspiring communist anti-American leaders throughout Latin America and other parts of the world. It provided funds and logistical support for communist insurgencies throughout the world. Cuba was and continues to be a terror nation and one that practices human trafficking.

From the very beginning of Fidel Castro’s coming to power revolutionary violence and intimidation became the order of the day. First, came the summary executions without due process of law for those were accused of supporting the government of Fulgencio Batista. These executions astounded not only the Cubans but the world. Very early on anyone who opposed the dictatorship was shot on the wall in order or sent too many years in prison to instill complete obedience through fear.

President-elect Donald Trump’s reaction to the death of the Cuban dictator

President-elect Donald Trump posted on Twitter on November 26, 2016 “Fidel Castro is dead!” at the news of the death of the bloody tyrant of Cuba at the age of ninety. Later, he issued a longer statement condemning the “brutal dictator” and wishing for a free Cuba.

President-elect Donald Trump stated the following: “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, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty. I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.”

President Barack Obama’s reaction to the death of Fidel Castro

A completely different reaction came from President Barack Obama who offered condolences to Castro’s family. Obama said the following: “At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and the world around him.” Obama’s comments were outrageous! Cuban-Americans, who voted in great numbers for Donald Trump rejecting Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s policy on Cuba, know the history has already judged the terrible and diabolical legacy of the Cuban tyrant.

The Marxist Obama’s comments were immediately denounced by Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio who called his remarks “pathetic.” Senator Rubio stated the following: “Sadly, Fidel Castro’s death does not mean freedom for the Cuban people or justice for the democratic activists, religious leaders, and political opponents who Fidel Castro and his brother have jailed and persecuted. The dictator has died, but the dictatorship has not.”

Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen stated the following: “President-elect Trump has correctly stated that Obama’s overtures to the Castro regime were one-sided and only benefited the Cuban regime. I hope that the new administration, under the leadership of President Trump, seizes this moment as an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to the Cuban people that it will pressure the Castro regime by rolling back these executive actions of the Obama administration.”

Donald Trump spoke at the Museum and Library of the Bay of Pigs Veteran Association Brigade 2506 in Miami.

El candidato presidencial republicano Donald Trump da un discurso en la sede de la Brigada 2506, en el barrio de la Pequeña Habana, en Miami, Florida.

Donald J. Trump spoke on his desire for a free democratic Cuba at the Museum and Library of the Bay of Pigs Veteran Association Brigade 2506 in Miami.

On October 25, 2016, Donald J. Trump met with a group of veterans of the Bay of Pigs who invaded Cuba in 1961 soon after their Veteran Association endorsed him for president. It was the first time that the Brigade 2506 had endorsed a candidate for president in 55 years. Mr. Trump thanked the veterans for their endorsement and praised them for their fight over many years for the freedom of Cuba calling them heroes. He said the Assault Brigade 2506 members were “true fighters for freedom and were committed in defense of human rights and justice.”

Mr. Trump also praised the Ladies in White who are frequently beaten and arrested in Cuba each time they walk to churches in Cuba. The Republican nominee denounced Hillary Clinton as well as President Obama for shutting their eyes to the human rights violations in Cuba. He said that Obama has done a terrible deal with Cuba and that, if Hillary Clinton were to be elected, she would do one even worst. After the Republican presidential candidate spoke, Brigade President Humberto Díaz-Argüelles, a Brigade member, and this writer had the great honor of presenting Donald J. Trump with the Brigade 2606 coat of arms.

During the presidential campaign Donald J. Trump had threatened to reverse the series of unilateral and shameful concessions executed by President Barack Obama in support of the oppressive Cuban regime. President-elect Donald Trump in his statement recognized the great help he received from Cuban Americans voters in Florida by saying “I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.” The Cuban Americans in Florida and Cuban American volunteers in the Trump campaign were crucial in helping Donald J. Trump win the White House. Florida with its 29 electoral votes was decisive in winning the White House for Donald J. Trump.

Statement by Bear Witness Central

On November 26, 2016, Rolando Perez, founder of Bear Witness Central, a patriotic and anti-communist group composed to a large extent (though not exclusively) of those who witnessed communism firsthand, with this writer as its South Florida Director, issued the following statement on the death of the communist dictator and murderer Fidel Castro: “The Cuban people were betrayed by Fidel Castro when 57 years ago, he came to power in a bloody revolution that installed a Communist totalitarian dictatorship. The people of Cuba have suffered an inhuman repression, hundreds of thousands unjustly imprisoned, millions of broken and destroyed families, oppression of free speech and the murder of tens of thousands of people during his reign in power. The Cuban people deserve the freedoms and democracy that we Americans have.  There needs to be a change in Cuba and it needs to come soon!”

“Although it is not correct to celebrate the death of another human being, Bear Witness Central, reported the death of Fidel Castro is an enormous and infinitely justifiable exception as Alberto de la Cruz wrote in Babalu Blog, the following: “His passing is not simply the death of an old man; it is the death of an intrinsically evil, despotic, and demonic plague that not only caused so much misery, pain, and bloodshed in Cuba, but in other parts of the world as well. This makes the death of Fidel, a malevolent and vile beast, a death worth celebrating.”

“The Cuban people have suffered enough, Bear Witness Central is asking President-elect Donald Trump, the incoming Trump Administration and the U.S. Congress that it is unequivocally clear that the Cuban-American population and the Cuban people want a free Cuba and demand political reforms; and that it does not matter who is in power in Cuba,  codified sanctions shall only be lifted upon the release of all political prisoners; the recognition and respect of fundamental human, civil and political rights as prescribed by international covenants; and the legalization of opposition parties, free elections and an independent media.”  “Enough is enough!”  “Cuba must be FREE!” “God Bless America!”

Miami-Dade County, home to over one million Cuban Americans, explodes in jubilation over the death of Fidel Castro

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After the news of the death of the Cuban tyrant became known on night on November 15 or November 16 very early in the morning, thousands of Cuban Americans began an all-night celebration in Greater Miami.

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Cuban Americans took to the streets of Miami to celebrate the death of the communist dictator Fidel Castro the following day, November 26.

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This writer and his wife Haydée were celebrating the death of the Cuban tyrant, the serial assassin Fidel Castro, in the streets of Miami.

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This writer was interviewed by journalist Ana Cuervo from Telemundo Channel 51 on the meaning of the death of Fidel Castro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

De izquierda a derecha: Fidel Castro en 1961, 2000 y 2016 (AP)

Pictures of Fidel Castro during 1961, 2000, and 2016

Statements made by South Florida Cuban American congressional delegation on the death of Fidel Castro

South Florida Cuban American congressional delegation made the following statements upon hearing of Fidel Castro’s death: “The day that the people, both inside the island and out, have waited for has arrived: a tyrant is dead and a new beginning can down on the last remaining communist bastion of the Western Hemisphere. The message is now very clear to those who think they will continue to misrule Cuba through oppression and fear. Enough is enough. The Cuban people have been shortchanged for too long to continue down this reviled path. Those who still rule Cuba with an iron grip may attempt to delay the island’s liberation, but they cannot stop it. Castro’s successors cannot hide and must not be allowed to hide by the people of Cuba in three and fair elections.”

Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen issued the following statement: “Fidel’s apologists around the world can help to restore freedom and human rights for Cuba by joining the call for the new regime to free the hundreds of freedom fighters and pro-democracy activists still locked in Castro’s prisons. Not until the gulags are closed, elections are held, political prisoners are freed and liberty is restored can the United States lawfully end its embargo against the communist regime in Havana. The time to act is now. We must seize the moment and helped write a new chapter in the history of Cuba; that of a Cuba that is free, democratic, and prosperous. A Cuba where faith in God has prevailed over tyranny, a Cuba whose people rose up to meet the challenges and place before them and overcame them through sheer patriotism and love of country.”

Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart made the following statement: “Today, it tyrant is dead. Although this totalitarian dictatorship deeply scarred a once prosperous nation, his death ushers in a renewed hope that the Cuban people finally will be free. Now we must work even harder to what achieving liberty, basis rights, and a free, multiparty elections for the Cuban people. The dictator has the blood of innocents on his hands, and his dictatorship is guilty of torture, murder and numerous other atrocities. As an evil dictator finally faces his Creator, the malevolent Castro dictatorship continues. Shamefully, President Obama has spent the past eight years attempting to cede important leverage to the ailing Castro regime.”

Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo said the following. “Cuban dictator Fidel Castro terrorized the people of Cuba for decades with religious and political persecution, oppression of free speech and a free press, and the disrespect for basic human rights. His passing marks the end of a long, horrifying chapter in Cuba’s history. For the past 50-plus years Castro his regime undermined American interests in Latin America and on our home-front. His anti-American policies and relationships with brutal regimes like Iran and North Korea have proved a significant threat to our national security time and time again. Policies that have not changed despite the Obama administration’s endless concessions to the regime of the past two years. Now more than ever, the people of Cuba need our solidarity. Our country and all of our democratic allies must demand political reforms that secure the human rights for all Cubans.”

Senator Marco Rubio, Republican from Florida thinks it would be a travesty to turn Fidel Castro into a folk hero, because the reality is he was a brutal dictator who must now answer to God. The Florida senator does not think Fidel Castro’s death will have a material change on Cuba since he has not been in power for a decade.  Senator Rubio has been indignant at the revisionist history on Castro and Cuba, and his feeling clearly did not soften just because Fidel Castro died.

Conclusion

For nearly 50 years the bloody tyrant Fidel Castro and his murderer brother Raúl Castro almost brought nuclear war between American and the Soviet Union during the October Missile Crisis in 1962. Fidel Castro may have been involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Cuba was and continuous to be an enemy of America and has brought tons of drugs, spies to damage our national security, and intelligence agents to steal from Medicare and Medicaid. Fidel Castro has sent tens of thousands of refugees to America to create chaos and disruption at different times, the worst being the Mariel influx.

These actions have created enormous problems to 11 United States presidents. The brutal communist regime has exerted oppressive and total control over the suffering Cuban people. Fidel Castro maintained an iron grip over the people of Cuba and kept close ties with the Soviet Union, China, North Korea, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Iran, and other Islamic radical regimes in the Middle East.

The Cuban regime also inspired and assisted communist anti-American leaders to take power throughout Latin America. It gave financial and logistical support to numerous communist guerrillas in the Western Hemisphere, Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world. Fidel Castro presided over the longest and most brutal regime in the Western Hemisphere.

During this time, 17,000 to 18,000 children, women, and men were executed; over 300,000 were incarcerated; 100,000 died at sea or were devoured by sharks when trying to escape; and over two million became refugees as they left the island prison. In the process, Fidel Castro became one of the richest individuals in the world while the standard of living in Cuba became one of the worst in the Americas.

Fidel Castro regime destroyed the social cohesion of the Cuban people by creating neighborhood committees for the defense of the revolution that spied on those who criticize the regime. The dictator ruined the economy of the prosperous island that had been the third largest in Latin America when he assumed power. He destroyed the freedom of the press by confiscating all the newspapers and radio and television stations. Freedom of worship was ended and many years later partially restored. The excellent public and private schools and universities were taken over and replaced by communist indoctrination. Private property was abolished.

Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of separation of families, firing squads and extrajudicial assassinations, abject poverty, unimaginable horror and suffering, terror and brutality, and the denial of fundamental human and civil rights. While Cuba still is an oppressive totalitarian island, it is this writer’s hope that new President-elect Donald J. Trump would reverse the series of illegal and shameful unilateral concessions with no Quid Pro Quo or nothing in return granted to Cuba over the last two years. There is more repression and arbitrary arrests in Cuba today after President Obama recognized Cuba diplomatically and gave endless concessions to the unworthy brutal regime.

President-elect Donald J. Trump has promised that his administration will do everything possible to ensure that the Cuban people could finally begin their journey towards were prosperity and liberty. One can only hope that with God’s help one day soon Cuba will be a free, democratic, and sovereign nation.”

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