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Full title: Elian Gonzalez turns 18 in Cuba at a quiet celebration with the father who fought
Daily Mail ^ | 12/7/11 | Staff

Posted on 12/07/2011 3:48:56 PM PST by Nachum

Nearly twelve years have passed since he was pulled from a closet by a masked machine gun wielding US agent. Now Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who survived a perilous raft journey that killed his mother and became a symbol of troubled relations between the United States and Cuba, is an adult. Gonzalez currently studies at a military academy on the island and took part in an 18th birthday celebration Tuesday in his native city of Cardenas alongside his father, according to images broadcast on the nightly news.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Cuba; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cuba; elian; father; gonzalez
Full title: Elian Gonzalez turns 18 in Cuba at a quiet celebration with the father who fought to get him back
1 posted on 12/07/2011 3:49:06 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

So, how are things going?


2 posted on 12/07/2011 3:50:50 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Nachum

barf alert


3 posted on 12/07/2011 3:52:05 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: Nachum
Thanks for posting this, wasn't Holder involved with this whole fiasco? The Clintonites are regurgitated in this administration.
4 posted on 12/07/2011 3:53:32 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Libloather

Yeah, how is he doing? I don’t even know, and I can guarantee that this young man is uneducated, unemployed and probably no better off than his father...


5 posted on 12/07/2011 3:54:17 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: Nachum

Note to Freepers: You can go to the page on the Daily Mail site and redarrow/green arrow the comments. Freedom is currently losing, so please freep away.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 3:57:09 PM PST by Parmenio
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To: nikos1121

His mother died trying to save him from living under a Communist dictator. The USG failed him.


7 posted on 12/07/2011 3:58:36 PM PST by kabar
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To: Nachum

Elian today

8 posted on 12/07/2011 4:00:03 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Nachum

Pity: He’s probably a thoroughly brainwashed little Young Pioneer by now. Who knows?


9 posted on 12/07/2011 4:00:18 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Nachum
Here is what the Left thinks is justified Child Protective Services. Why worry about seeing a case take it's legal course through our courts, when you can legislate justice from the barrel of a gun.

I will never forget this picture, and the men who allowed themselves to be used by our government in this manner. Damn each and every one of them.


10 posted on 12/07/2011 4:01:35 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: patriot08
That's Gene Pitney, dude!


11 posted on 12/07/2011 4:02:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nachum

Was Janet (aka the carpet muncher) invited to the party?


12 posted on 12/07/2011 4:05:52 PM PST by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: Nachum

Was Janet (aka the carpet muncher) invited to the party?


13 posted on 12/07/2011 4:06:15 PM PST by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: Nachum
If a slave mother escaped with her child, only to die during the journey - how many would insist that the child be returned to his slave father - and returned to slavery - and the slave master?

Communism = slavery.

Slave master = Castro.

Elian is a good slave to Castro and his Cuban plantation.

14 posted on 12/07/2011 4:06:28 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Special place in HELL for Janet Reno and the rest of the goons that worked tirelessly on that creep Castro’s behalf.


15 posted on 12/07/2011 4:10:40 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Nachum

He is a kid who could have had anything, and now he has to settle for being in Castro’s military, and that’s the best he can hope for.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 4:13:42 PM PST by pallis
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To: Right Cal Gal

I have to agree.

If the case has wound it’s way through the due process of the courts, and it was deemed Elian should go back, and the family resisted, at some point you do have to take action.

That wasn’t the case. The family acted in Elian’s best interest, and wasn’t breaking any laws. Court cases were still pending.

Reno and her storm-troopers, violated everyone’s rights, including Elian’s.

Ultimately a judge may have found that Elian’s dad was not the caretaker parent, or that he had been abusive to Elian or some such.

No need to check into it folks. The Clinton’s and their henchmen never had to abide by the law. Why would they here?


17 posted on 12/07/2011 4:20:49 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: pogo101
Pity: He’s probably a thoroughly brainwashed little Young Pioneer by now. Who knows?

Sooner or later, he might escape Castro's Cuba!

Who knows? :-\

18 posted on 12/07/2011 4:22:36 PM PST by Does so ("Drill-Baby-Drill" is NOT a new Government entitlement for "Free Dentistry".)
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To: Nachum

Full title: One of Castro’s slaves, who was stolen from relatives in the US, turned 18,yet he is still a slave.


19 posted on 12/07/2011 4:34:06 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: allmendream

His father had a claim that couldn’t be disputed; if he died on the way over people would be furious at the mother.


20 posted on 12/07/2011 4:48:27 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: allmendream

His father had a claim that couldn’t be disputed; if he died on the way over people would be furious at the mother.


21 posted on 12/07/2011 4:48:37 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2
His father had a claim that couldn’t be disputed; if he died on the way over people would be furious at the mother.

His father was all for Elian coming to America and talked to the family on the phone after he made it. It's only after Castro got involved that he had to change his tune.

Nothing the Clintons or Reno did could surprise me. But, the majority of Americans cheered that storm trooper sticking a machine gun in that miracle child's face. The cowardly GOP went silent and my American flag went in the attic forever. This is a sick, sick nation and by the time he is 25, Cuba will probably be much more free than what's left of the USSA. Alas, his brain has probably long since been fried by what we/they did to him.

22 posted on 12/07/2011 5:23:23 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (Ding! Frog's done!)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Anyone who is married to a non-citizen understands why the solution was the only way to go.


23 posted on 12/07/2011 5:30:35 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: taillightchaser

That is her least crime.

P.S. Reading “The Third Terrorist” now.....


24 posted on 12/08/2011 7:57:59 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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