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Castro falls, possibly breaking leg
CNN ^ | October 21, 2004 | CNN Havana Bureau Chief Lucia Newman

Posted on 10/21/2004 12:28:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) -- President Fidel Castro fell, possibly breaking his leg, after giving a graduation speech Wednesday in the central Cuban city of Santa Clara.

Sending a buzz through the crowd, the 78-year-old leader appeared to trip as he was walking away from the podium.

In an effort to calm the crowd, Castro took the microphone after a few minutes, saying: "Just so that there won't be any speculation, it seems that I broke my knee." He apologized for any concerns he may have caused for those who care about him and then joked how his spill was likely to make headlines in the international media.

Looking shaken, the Cuban leader of 45 years was taken to the hospital where he said he would probably get a cast, promising to get back to normal as soon as possible.

.....Castro's state of health is considered a state secret and is not discussed by the government.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


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Good old CNN reporting from their news bureau in Havana and AP catching the spill. They never report stories of the oppression in Cuba or send out photos. That's why they're allowed to stay as propagandists for Castro.

SO he just broke his knee and fell over.


Security men and others reach down to assist Castro after his fall.

1 posted on 10/21/2004 12:28:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Too bad he didn't break his neck


2 posted on 10/21/2004 12:29:55 AM PDT by Crazieman (Islam. Religion of peace, and they'll kill you to prove it.)
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To: Crazieman
Fidel Castro - Cuba
3 posted on 10/21/2004 12:30:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Crazieman

If he broke his hip, his days are statistically numbered. Something like 75% of those elderly people who break a hip, die within a year......


4 posted on 10/21/2004 12:32:39 AM PDT by ALASKA (For every victim of terrorism, we should take out ten family members of the responsible terrorist.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good.


5 posted on 10/21/2004 12:32:46 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I've Fallen! .... and... I CAN'T GET UP!
6 posted on 10/21/2004 12:32:54 AM PDT by AbramsGunnerE5
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Just so that there won't be any speculation, it seems that I broke my knee."

I've heard Knee injuries are extremely painful ..

7 posted on 10/21/2004 12:33:39 AM PDT by Mo1 (This Sept 10th attitude is no way to protect our country)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It is widely known a CIA operative squirted oil on the floor...with the help of the mafia.
8 posted on 10/21/2004 12:34:03 AM PDT by endthematrix (Bad news is good news for the Kerry campaign!)
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9 posted on 10/21/2004 12:35:12 AM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com)
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How long until Castro and the DU claim this was a failed assassination attempt... ;)


10 posted on 10/21/2004 12:36:09 AM PDT by oolatec
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton
Castro falls, possibly breaking leg

So he put on a good performance then?

Castro takes tumble.
It was a major bumble.
Time to celebrate.

11 posted on 10/21/2004 12:36:52 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal (RE)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

It will be interesting to see how skerry spins this to be President Bush's fault!


12 posted on 10/21/2004 12:39:15 AM PDT by Woogit (IN GOD I TRUST...NO MATTER WHAT!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Where do we send the cards?
Where can I buy a card that says, "Drop dead you old commie b@st@rd!"?
13 posted on 10/21/2004 12:39:59 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: AbramsGunnerE5
I've Fallen! .... and... I CAN'T GET UP!

He's Fallen! .... and Cuba is wishing HE WON'T GET UP!

14 posted on 10/21/2004 12:41:28 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I hope it was a hard fall.


15 posted on 10/21/2004 12:42:40 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: piasa

"Mien Fuher, I can walk!"


16 posted on 10/21/2004 12:44:56 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (John Kerry is a hunter like my name is Mohommad.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
... and, just barely audible, we hear the music of a tiny violin ...
17 posted on 10/21/2004 12:46:07 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Crazieman

I was just about to say just that.


18 posted on 10/21/2004 12:48:26 AM PDT by Anti-Christ is Hillary (John Kerry - Flip Flop shock and awe)
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To: Woogit
It will be interesting to see how skerry spins this to be President Bush's fault!

The failure to fully recover will be blamed on the embargo and no flu vaccine. /semi-sarcasm. Dimwits promote the absurd.

19 posted on 10/21/2004 12:48:33 AM PDT by peyton randolph (tag...you're it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

20 posted on 10/21/2004 12:49:17 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Post-op infection?

Blood Clot?


21 posted on 10/21/2004 12:53:45 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er ({about the news media} "We'll tell you any sh** you want hear" : Howard Beale --> NETWORK)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Another victim of gravity. Isaac Newton would be proud. I wonder if he bounced?


22 posted on 10/21/2004 12:53:57 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ordinarily I don't wish bad things to happen to people, not even the likes of Bill Clinton. BUT...in this case I hope to God he develops some complication after his fall, like throwing a blood clot to his lung or his brain and just frikkin' dies. It would be the best news of 2004.


23 posted on 10/21/2004 12:54:13 AM PDT by Catmom
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To: oolatec

LOL! I'm sure DU will beat the Cubans to it.


24 posted on 10/21/2004 12:57:17 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: ambrose

Bump!


25 posted on 10/21/2004 12:59:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Woogit
It will be interesting to see how skerry spins this to be President Bush's fault!

Kerry is working on the script as we speak.

26 posted on 10/21/2004 1:01:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

About time some of those CIA administered drugs from 1961 kicked in...


27 posted on 10/21/2004 1:09:43 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: Woogit
It will be interesting to see how skerry spins this to be President Bush's fault!

Dan Rather, Michael Moore, REd Asner, Jimmy Carter, AND Tom Daschle are deeply saddened!

28 posted on 10/21/2004 1:10:53 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: dc-zoo

Are you thinking that this could result in a dead commie bounce for President Bush and the stock market if Castro dies?


29 posted on 10/21/2004 1:12:02 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Tonya Harding, secret agent.


30 posted on 10/21/2004 1:12:41 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: weegee

It's Bush's fault, of course.


31 posted on 10/21/2004 1:15:58 AM PDT by JellyJam (Headline of the year: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: oolatec

How long until DU MOURNES that this was a failed assassination attempt?


32 posted on 10/21/2004 1:16:45 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: JellyJam
RUMsfeld did it. Corporate interests, y'know...
33 posted on 10/21/2004 1:17:25 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Fidel took a fall.
And communism toppled.
Florida for Bush?


34 posted on 10/21/2004 1:19:53 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: weegee
Dan Rather, Michael Moore, REd Asner, Jimmy Carter, AND Tom Daschle are deeply saddened!

And Oliver Stone, Danny Glover.... a Hollywood list too long to remember.

35 posted on 10/21/2004 1:20:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perhaps we could post a photo album of those in love with the dictator.

Too bad the photos of Oswald and Castro are kept under lock and key at the Kennedy library.


36 posted on 10/21/2004 1:21:52 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
President Fidel Castro fell, possibly breaking his leg, after giving a graduation speech Wednesday...

I don't wanna see NO MORE THREADS about people complaining about the kind of lefties they have speaking at their graduation ceremony. Just remember, you coulda pulled Castro...

37 posted on 10/21/2004 1:23:48 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: weegee
Professors of higher education (propaganda) take U.S. students to Havana to hear Castro's speeches!
38 posted on 10/21/2004 1:26:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ..
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

BYLINE: CNN Havana Bureau Chief Lucia Newman

Gotta love this. We all know by now that CNN kept quiet about murder and torture that went on in Iraq under Saddam Hussein's regime so that they could keep their Baghdad bureau open.

Wonder what sort of horror stories we will hear from CNN AFTER Castro drops off.

39 posted on 10/21/2004 1:27:01 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

thats ok, they have the best health care system in the world.....donchaknow

you cant talk in cuba, but you'll get a bandaid faster then anywhere :)


40 posted on 10/21/2004 1:27:49 AM PDT by KOZ. (i'm so bad i should be in detention)
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To: weegee
Maybe Dan can run down there and get a death bed interview.

Maybe Barbara Walters can join him to recapture the feelings she felt for the commie creep.


41 posted on 10/21/2004 1:31:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Jet Jaguar
DUDUheads got there in 5 posts
42 posted on 10/21/2004 1:34:32 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Here's sort of a Mt. Marxmoore:


43 posted on 10/21/2004 1:37:34 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: weegee

LOL

Very good (bad)!


44 posted on 10/21/2004 1:38:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Trust me, this is Oliver Stoned, not a clean cut Saddam Hussein...


45 posted on 10/21/2004 1:40:14 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: weegee
America! Can you believe that THIS is the man who did a major historical biopic to explain who was behind the Kennedy assassination???

F'n talking (and smoking) with his new buddy Fidel Castro?


46 posted on 10/21/2004 1:42:11 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This is the only image I could find tying Castro and Glover:

FYI, MCI did cancel their relationship with spokesman Danny Glover as a result of protests.

Looks like you win. You named more of Castro's close friends than I did.

47 posted on 10/21/2004 1:48:18 AM PDT by weegee (To the MSM: "There's got to be a morning after" How can you face us after the lies and distortions?)
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To: Bon mots

If the price is right... I'll make you one!


48 posted on 10/21/2004 1:57:46 AM PDT by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: weegee

So what is my prize? LOL!


49 posted on 10/21/2004 1:59:45 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: weegee
Over the years, Jesse Jackson's never had a problem socializing and working with the slave master, Fidel Castro.


50 posted on 10/21/2004 2:01:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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