Skip to comments.Fidel Castro’s Last Stand
Posted on 12/25/2012 3:42:45 PM PST by re_tail20
In the wee hours of Dec. 10, the recently reelected Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, boarded his private jet for Havana to undergo a fourth round of surgery in his battle against cancer.
Surrounded by his inner circle, the 58-year-old populist, donning a blue and white tracksuit, stood at the top of the stairs of his plane, embraced his closest advisers, then punched the air with his fist and shouted, ¡Hasta la vida siempre! (Onward into life always!)
One day earlier Chávez conceded what many had surmised: that his cancer had returned. In June 2011 he had surgery in Havana to remove a baseball-size tumor from his pelvis, but refused to disclose any other details.
From the start, the question has been why Chávez chose surgery and treatment in Cuba over Venezuela, which boasts many renowned cancer specialists. The deciding factor, it seems, was not superior medical care, but rather the guarantee of ironclad secrecy under the direct supervision of Chávezs mentor and closest friend, Fidel Castro. In Cuba, the health and all personal details about the Maximum Leader have long been treated as state secrets.
Castro is nothing if not a master strategistfully aware that if the Venezuelan leader succumbs to illness, the peril to Cuba could be its gravest challenge since the loss of its patron after the Soviet Union fell in 1991. For starters, Chávez provides Cuba with an astounding 115,000 barrels of oil each daygratis.
But Castros interest in Chávezs health goes far beyond the political. Following Castros own precipitous health calamities that led to his formal retirement, Chávez, who is almost 30 years Castros junior and refers to him as mi padre, has been a frequent presence at his bedside. Here with Fidel, celebrating his 85th birthday! Viva Fidel! Chávez tweeted irrepressibly in August 2011.
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So Fidel survives on a macrobiotic diet, has a declining memory that fades in and out, and has a copy of one of Obama’s books on his coffee table that he has written extensive notes in.
To be expected, if you think about it.
They will be roommates in HELL ! And not soon enough !
He should die as painfully as possible
I can hardly wait to see him stuck full of arrows like a pin cushion.
Not to worry; his spirit will live on at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
this one has been on the charts an awful long time
Beatle Bob was there, where was you?
What’s so sick and evil is that “publications” like Newsweak will write fawning puff pieces for leftist totalitarians and tyrants (and murderers), yet they will savage even the most mild and milquetoast of Republicans as if they were Hitler.
Well after all, it is Newsweak. Anybody still read it? I thought it died.
Print issue’s gone:
Hopefully, the crapassed Net edition will die, shortly, too.
Yes the Baraqqi Regime is looking more like the Chavez Regime all the time.
The most powerful tyrants are usually conquered by the things that they cannot foresee or control. Ironically they don’t believe in God who could heal them and if they did they would not be tyrants.
As Michael Moore would say, socialized medicine is worth dying for. Millions had to die to obtain it and millions more will die because of it. Prayers that he doesn’t linger in excruciating pain and suffering before he dies next week and goes to hell to his master.
Quite hypocritical don't you think?
NewsWEAK is going out of business. : )
Yeah, but we should nuke it. It’s the only way to be sure.