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  • Oliver Stone’s Most Vicious Insult!

    03/15/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Oliver Stone's recent visit to Venezuela to premiere his Castro/Chavez infomercial "My Friend Hugo" has brought him under fire in social media. Exasperated beyond endurance by the onslaught Stone recently lashed back with (apparently) the most hateful insult his inflamed mind could conjure. You people are: "Similar to the right-wing Florida Cuban exiles who’ve helped keep the US in a dungeon of ignorance!" he raved. For leftists its “right-wing lunatics spreading a dungeon if ignorance!” For normal folks it’s: “people who have actually experienced communism trying to circumvent communist propaganda as disseminated by a media-Hollywood axis—and one not always completely...
  • In the Cruz family, Ted is the diplomatic one

    02/09/2014 8:34:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 9, 2014 | By WILL WEISSERT (AP)
    MADISONVILLE, Texas -- Bursts of applause had already interrupted Rafael Cruz repeatedly, but the loudest cheer of the night came when the Cuban-born pastor finally made the Barack Obama-Fidel Castro comparison the crowd had been waiting for. "He acts no different than that bearded guy I left behind in Cuba," the father of firebrand U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a packed tea party gathering.
  • Cuba Onstage, Castro Off

    01/15/2014 11:43:10 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 14, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Modern Language Association’s “Cuba on Stage” panel in Chicago, which only had eleven people in attendance, (excluding the moderator and three panelists), Fidel Castro escaped criticism and mention by name from several art and music professors. David Lisenby of Albany-SUNY, Elena Valdez of Swarthmore College and Bretton White of Colby College, gave their presentations on Cuban music and art. Lisenby focused on one Cuban playwright, Estorino, and how his play illustrated the plight of gay plays and art pieces. He said, “…the institutionalized homophobia of the performing arts” limited and handicapped Cuban plays in the 1970s and it...
  • Fidel Castro Finally Appears in Public

    01/11/2014 9:40:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    87 year old Fidel Castro appeared in public this week for the first time in six months and the mainstream media can hardly contain themselves. This appearance coincides with the 55 anniversary of Castro’s “revolution.” To read the media you’d think some effete and benevolent European monarch (from, say, Monaco or Liechtenstein) had made a brief cameo. Across the board the media refers to Fidel Castro as the “President” who “led” Cuba for almost fifty years. No hint of anything else happening in Cuba during that period. You’d never guess Castro killed more Cubans in the process of “liberating” them...
  • Nelson Mandela: Israel Is Terrorist and Islamic Arabs Are Innocent

    12/10/2013 7:04:40 AM PST · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Nelson Mandela: Israel Is Terrorist and Islamic Arabs Are Innocent By Julio Severo If you believe the leftist Christian press, Nelson Mandela was… a Christian! Sheer indoctrination by the mainstream secular media? No doubt. The secular press has portrayed Mandela as a hero. A major Protestant news site in Brazil published a list of nice quotes by Mandela. By reading exclusively these nice quotes, you could say that he was a hero and even a Christian. Yassir Arafat and Nelson Mandela Yet, what about the other quotes? Since the mainstream media and even the Christian press will not show...
  • Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since return from Miami

    12/07/2013 10:30:54 AM PST · by Innovative · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 6, 2013 | Patrick Oppmann
    Elian Gonzalez, the focus of a bitter international custody dispute after he was rescued at sea as a child, left Cuba on Friday for the first time since 2000, when the U.S. government returned him to the island. Gonzalez, who also turned 20 on Friday, traveled to Quito, Ecuador, as part of a 200-member Cuban delegation to a weeklong youth conference there. "Fidel Castro for me is like a father," Gonzalez said in the recent interview. "I don't profess to have any religion but if I did my God would be Fidel Castro. He is like a ship that knew...
  • Fidel Castro: 'Oswald Could Not Have Been the One Who Killed Kennedy'

    11/24/2013 6:04:16 PM PST · by pluvmantelo · 54 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 20, 2013 | JEFFREY GOLDBERG
    Fidel Castro shares at least one belief with the majority of Americans: He is convinced that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was not the work of a lone gunman, but was the culmination of a broad conspiracy. According to a recent Gallup poll, 61 percent of Americans believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in Dallas 50 years ago. But Castro suspects that Oswald might not have been involved in the assassination at all.
  • Kerry says two century US LatAm policy over (declares Monroe Doctrine dead)

    11/18/2013 4:58:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    AFP (Google) ^ | 11/18/2013
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday declared that a nearly 200-year-old policy which had governed Washington's relations with Latin America was finally dead. Known as the Monroe Doctrine after it was adopted in 1823 by former US president James Monroe, the policy had stated that any efforts by European countries to colonize land in North or South America would be views as aggressive acts and could require US intervention. “The doctrine that bears (Monroe’s) name asserted our authority to step in and oppose the influence of European powers in Latin America,” Kerry told an audience at the Organization...
  • Philly city council wants socialism taught in schools - in praise of mass murdering dictators

    10/27/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • NYC Mayor Candidate (Hussein endorsed) De Blazio Takes Flak Over Pro-communist Background

    10/13/2013 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/30/13 | William F. Jasper
    A week ago, President Obama publicly threw his support to Bill de Blazio (shown in suit), the Democratic Party candidate for New York City mayor, joining Hollywood activists Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte — along with Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and a host of veteran “Progressives” who are endorsing the former NYC councilman and public advocate. On the same day that President Obama announced his endorsement (September 23), the New York Times published an extensive investigation of de Blasio’s radical Marxist background, focusing particularly on his devotion to the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. De Blasio also...
  • YAF Celebrates “No More Che Day”

    10/09/2013 11:56:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    (October 9, 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of the YAF sponsored “No More Che Day.” It also marks the 46th anniversary of Che Guevara’s death.) Good thing the college “hipsters” who wear Che T-shirts didn’t live in Stalinist Cuba under their idol. “Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates!” snarled the KGB-mentored Che Guevara in 1961. “Instead they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service! Youth should learn to think and act as a mass. It is criminal to think of individuals! Individualism must disappear from Cuba!” By the mid-'60s, the crime of a "rocker"...
  • Fidel Castro applauds Russian proposal on Syria

    09/14/2013 8:42:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2013 11:15 AM EDT
    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has published an article applauding a Russian-backed proposal to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. … Castro also lauds Russia as a “brave country” that “stayed firm before the unusual pretension of the government of the United States, threatening to launch an overwhelming attack against the Syrian defenses.” …
  • The Other 9-11—When Commies Tasted Their Own Medicine

    09/14/2013 6:06:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    On September 11, 1973 the Chilean military led by General Augusto Pinochet slapped Fidel Castro so smartly that his Stalinist regime (and its dutiful U.S. Media minions) are still sniveling and sniffling and wiping away tears of shock, pain and humiliation. True to form, The New York Times leads the sniveling. They just published an article decrying the Chilean “tragedy” (i.e. Chile saving itself from Castroism with a military coup and today the richest and freest nation in Latin America.) The article’s author Ariel Dorfman is a former advisor to Chile’s Marxist president and Castro acolyte Salvador Allende. This same...
  • “Axis of Evil" Alive and Well (Right Off Our Coast)

    08/16/2013 11:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    “Foreign reporters -- preferably American -- were much more valuable to us at that time (1957-59) than any military victory. Much more valuable than recruits for our guerrilla force, were American media recruits to export our propaganda." (Che Guevara 1959) “Reporters in Havana are either insensitive to the pain of the opposition “or in clear complicity” with the government.” (Cuban torture-victim Jorge Luis García Pérez known as Antunez in the Miami Herald 8/7/2013) Note the time span between the quotes above. Few propaganda recruitment drives and PR campaigns in modern history have been as phenomenally successful or as enduring as...
  • Ted Cruz’s Father Epic Speech Patriotism Lambasting Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Inclinations

    07/10/2013 5:43:25 AM PDT · by GailA · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/6/13 | Billy Hallowell
    Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, invigorated the crowd during tonight’s FreedomWorks Free the People event. Describing his own personal journey escaping Cuba and working hard to build a life for himself in the U.S., the elder Cruz noted comparisons that he believes exist between Fidel Castro’s governance and President Barack Obama’s executive actions. Upon rising to power, he said that Castro, like Obama, spoke about hope and change. While the message sounded good at the time, it didn’t take long for socialism to take root in his home country. And he paid the price.
  • Freedomworks video on YouTube: Watch the speech Glenn Beck says is the best he’s heard ‘since Reagan

    07/09/2013 12:23:18 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 19 replies
    Freedomworks video copied by a blogger ^ | July 8, 2013 | Freedomworks video copied by blogger Matthew Burke onto blog
    The Cuban-born father of Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, gave a powerful, passionate tongue-lashing of the Obama regime at the “Free the People” event hosted by FreedomWorks. Mr. Cruz spoke from the heart, seemingly using no teleprompter or notes, energetically pacing from side-to-side on stage, comparing Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro to U.S. President Barack Obama...
  • Ted Cruz’s dad: Obama is ‘just like’ Castro

    07/08/2013 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/13 | Gabe Finger
    Speaking an event hosted by the conservative nonprofit FreedomWorks, Rafael Cruz described President Barack Obama as being “just like a dictator like Fidel Castro.” The Cuban-born father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at length about his life in Cuba, his experiences with socialism and authoritarianism, and the false promises of dictators. Cruz told the crowd of tea party supporters, “as a teenager I found myself involved in a revolution. I remember during that time, a young charismatic leader rose up talking about ‘hope and change.’” As the crowd laughed, Cruz threw them a curve ball: “His name was Fidel...
  • Revealing: Ted Cruz’s Cuban Father Compares Obama To Castro

    07/08/2013 8:40:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    cfp ^ | 7/8/13
    Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, invigorated the crowd during FreedomWorks Free the People event. Describing his own personal journey escaping Cuba and working hard to build a life for himself in the U.S., the elder Cruz noted comparisons that he believes exist between Fidel Castro’s governance and President Barack Obama’s executive actions. Upon rising to power, he said that Castro, like Obama, spoke about hope and change. While the message sounded good at the time, it didn’t take long for socialism to take root in his home country. And he paid the price.
  • Ted Cruz’s Cuban Father Delivers Epic Speech Comparing Obama To Castro

    07/06/2013 3:22:42 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 54 replies
    Conservative Videos ^ | July 5, 2013
    Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, invigorated the crowd during tonight’s FreedomWorks Free the People event. Describing his own personal journey escaping Cuba and working hard to build a life for himself in the U.S., the elder Cruz noted comparisons that he believes exist between Fidel Castro’s governance and President Barack Obama’s executive actions. Upon rising to power, he said that Castro, like Obama, spoke about hope and change. While the message sounded good at the time, it didn’t take long for socialism to take root in his home country. And he paid the price.
  • Ted Cruz’s Father Delivers Epic Speech Lambasting Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Inclinations

    07/07/2013 3:58:07 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-6-2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, invigorated the crowd during tonight’s FreedomWorks Free the People event. Describing his own personal journey escaping Cuba and working hard to build a life for himself in the U.S., the elder Cruz noted comparisons that he believes exist between Fidel Castro’s governance and President Barack Obama’s executive actions. Upon rising to power, he said that Castro, like Obama, spoke about hope and change. While the message sounded good at the time, it didn’t take long for socialism to take root in his home country. And he paid the price…  
  • Ted Cruz’s Father delivers epic speech touting patriotism & lambasting Obama’s Socialist inclination

    07/06/2013 6:09:17 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 6, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, invigorated the crowd during tonight’s FreedomWorks Free the People event. Describing his own personal journey escaping Cuba and working hard to build a life for himself in the U.S., the elder Cruz noted comparisons that he believes exist between Fidel Castro’s governance and President Barack Obama’s executive actions. Upon rising to power, he said that Castro, like Obama, spoke about hope and change. While the message sounded good at the time, it didn’t take long for socialism to take root in his home country. And he paid the price. ... Video...
  • Fidel Castro raped my teen-age daughter

    05/09/2013 6:09:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    cuban-exile.com ^ | 5/2013 orig 1960
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fidel Castro Raped My Teen-Age Daughter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONFIDENTIAL MAY, 1960 p. 18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Am American Mother's Terrifying Story– "FIDEL CASTRO RAPED MY TEEN-AGE DAUGHTER" Lured to Cuban by Castro, Marita Lorenz, 18, was kidnapped [kidnaped], raped and then cruelly aborted! Page 19 By: Alice J. Lorenz [photo caption] Fidel Castro, Cuba's popular hero gives a victory salute to people. "NO, FIDEL! NO. Don't let them kill our baby–don't let them kill our baby!" My daughter, Marita, white-faced and sobbing, cried uncontrollably into her pillow at Roosevelt Hospital, New York, on January 20, 1960. She was in a semicoma, emerging...
  • Mr. Hugo Chavez, You Were NO Fidel Castro

    03/09/2013 5:57:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    Events this week showed that in the pantheon of heroes for America’s liberal elite Hugo Chavez was a pathetic D-lister. The Venezuelan buffoon never amassed even a teeeeeenzy fraction of Fidel Castro’s U.S. celebrity, tycoon and politician fan-base. OK, so Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, Joe Kennedy, Rep. Jose Serrano all expressed admiration for Chavez upon his passing. Big deal! Listing Fidel Castro's A-list celebrity, tycoon and politician fan-base would waste half of Townhall’s bandwith, on something easily found here. The Republican National Committee scolded Democratic Rep. Serrano for his affectionate tweet to the dead Chavez. Good for them....
  • Why Cuba Will Still Be Anti-American After Castro

    03/05/2013 8:31:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/05/2013 | Jaime Suchlicki
    Dressed in an impeccable, custom-tailored suit and a Versace tie, instead of his usual military fatigues, General Raul Castro addressed the Cuban Parliament on February 24. He did not discuss political or economic reforms. Instead, he announced he would be stepping down from power at the end of the five-year term for which he had just been elected. If the Pope retires, "I can also retire," he explained. Yet the Cubans would have to wait for the "younger" brother to reach 87 years of age to see the end of the Castro dynasty. But not so fast. There are other...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • Cuban leader Raul Castro announces he will retire in 2018

    02/24/2013 3:44:34 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 24, 2013 | Marc Frank
    Cuban leader Raul Castro announced on Sunday he would step down from power after his second term as president ends in 2018, and the new parliament named a 52-year-old rising star to become his first vice president and most visible successor. Castro, 81, made the announcement in a nationally broadcast speech shortly after the Cuban National Assembly elected him to a second five-year term in the opening session of the new parliament. "This will be my last term," Castro said. In a surprise move, the new parliament named as his first vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel, a member of the political...
  • Loudmouthed Latino Demonstrators Cow American-Owned Hotel

    02/16/2013 5:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    This week some “Latinos” in Florida detected an “ethnic slur” on the wall of the ritzy South Beach Hotel W’s lounge. Within minutes all hell broke loose. A few stormed over to the manager and DEMANDED it be taken down, promptly and ceremoniously! The rest got on their BlackBerrys and iPhones to “burn up the wires.” Word spread throughout this tightly-knit “Latino community” and soon the hotel was blitzed with scathing e-mails, phone calls and tweets. This “Latino” groups powerful “Latina” Congressperson even jumped into the fray, firing off a letter to the Hotel owners, denouncing the “insensitivity” of the...
  • Fidel Castro Describes Aches And Pains Of Aging

    02/13/2013 7:14:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org/ ^ | February 13, 2013 | Paul Haven
    HAVANA (AP) -- Retired Cuban President Fidel Castro complained of a bad knee, weak eyesight and difficulty adjusting to changes in light during a lengthy interview session with state-run media published Tuesday.
  • Happy Holidays, Saudi Arabia

    01/05/2013 4:11:15 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    With Christmas now in the rearview mirror, it is perplexing that some far-left bloggers are still bemoaning the fact that Newsweek magazine proclaimed that folks who respect the traditions of the Christmas holiday "won" the battle against secular progressives who want to diminish the birth of Jesus in the public square. Because of that ongoing angst, and because I am still in the Christmas spirit, I offer some travel tips to the anti-Christmas crew in preparation for this December. If you don't like Christmas, book your trip now. North Korea: According to reporting by ForeignPolicy.com, that feisty little country...
  • Fidel Castro’s Last Stand

    12/25/2012 3:42:45 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 17, 2012 | A. L. Bardach
    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...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • “Don’t Shoot!—I’m Che!” (A Glorious Anniversary)

    10/06/2012 5:52:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    Forty five years ago this week, Ernesto "Che" Guevara got a major dose of his own medicine. Without trial he was declared a murderer, stood against a wall and shot. If the saying "What goes around comes around" ever fit, it's here. "When you saw the beaming look on Che's face as his victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart by the firing squad," said a former Cuban political prisoner to this writer, "you saw there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara." As commander of the La Cabana execution yard, Che often shattered the skull of...
  • A Vote For Romney is a Vote Against Socialism

    09/07/2012 3:55:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2012 | Diana West
    Back in 2008, during the peak illusory powers of Barack Obama as the post-partisan hopester-and-changer, the media consistently failed to report that the statist beliefs of the Democratic presidential nominee came straight from the socialist playbook. In many cases, the media probably didn't realize it themselves. At the same time, though, there was, and is, a feeling that such labeling is taboo. Even after an October surprise of a question from "Joe the Plumber" prompted Candidate Obama to reveal his inner redistributionist -- "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody," Obama told "Joe" in 2008...
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • Che Guevara Idolator “Feels Pain” of Pinochet’s Victims

    08/04/2012 6:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    In the movie Robert Redford production The Motorcycle Diaries Mexican-born actor Gael Garcia Bernal reveled in the role of Ernesto Guevara “I cannot remember when I didn't know about Che," he sighed during an interview in 2004. "Che has so much to do with your ideals as a young man. His mythification, Che the icon, is not three-dimensional. To have the T-shirt doesn’t mean much. With the film, we wanted to bring that character closer to ourselves." Now, in the movie “No” Bernal is playing the role of Rene Saavedra, a Chilean PR man mounting a press campaign against Chilean...
  • Raul Castro and the Mending of Fences

    07/29/2012 3:05:58 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Raul Castro, dictator of Cuba and brother of dictator emeritus Fidel Castro, is in the news. He took advantage of a Cuban national holiday on July 26, 2012 (a national holiday in a communist country -- now that sounds like fun, doesn't it?), to announce his desire to reopen relations with the United States. Castro seems reasonable; he says that anything can be on the table, as long as it is a conversation between "equals" -- he emphasizes that Cuba is nobody's puppet, after all. The Castros seem discouraged that the USA never "forgave and forgot" with Cuba, the way...
  • Watergate Book: Richard Nixon Took Mafia Bribes In Plots To Assassinate Fidel Castro

    06/28/2012 6:20:20 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 11 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/28/12 | Friends of Ours
    Historian Lamar Waldron is out with his new book Watergate: The Hidden History which exposes Nixon's role as the liaison between the CIA and the Mafia in their failed plots to assassinate Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, and it was files on this subject which the Watergate burglars were seeking as reported by Thom Hartmann for the Huffington Post: As one of the Watergate burglars admitted, and Senate Watergate Committee investigators indicated in their secret questioning of Mafia don Johnny Rosselli, Nixon was worried about a Cuban Dossier of CIA attempts to kill Fidel Castro. Those attempts began in earnest in...
  • [Charlie] Rangel Fends Off Challengers to Win Difficult Primary

    06/26/2012 9:20:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 6/26/12 | Thomas Kaplan
    Surviving one of the toughest re-election fights of his career, Representative Charles B. Rangel fended off four challengers on Tuesday to win the Democratic nomination for a 22nd term in Congress. “I’m just glad that my community has faith and confidence in me,” Mr. Rangel told reporters shortly before declaring victory at Sylvia’s, the famed Harlem restaurant. Mr. Rangel’s victory capped a gripping campaign for a Congressional seat that for decades has been at the center of black political power — and preserved a career in Washington that had been threatened by ethics troubles and changing demographics. Mr. Rangel was...
  • Florida Democrats break with Obama on Castro visa issue [Ignored by Florida Media!]

    05/25/2012 4:14:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 5/25/12 | ERIKA BOLSTAD AND MARC CAPUTO
    Florida’s top Congressional Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Tuesday over his administration’s decision to issue Fidel Castro’s niece a visa to attend a conference this week in San Francisco. The opposition of Sen. Bill Nelson and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz came just hours after Republicans had blasted away at the visa decision —while failing to acknowledge that Republican President George W. Bush’s administration had allowed Mariela Castro to visit the United States three times a decade ago.
  • Atheist Communists slaughtered more than 100 Million people in the last century

    05/16/2012 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Milagros · 30 replies
    Book ^ | 2009 | Harold Eberle
    Harold Eberle: "Christianity Unshackled: Are You A Truth Seeker," Destiny Image Publishers, 2009 Stalin was responsible for about 20 million deaths and Mao Zedong's regime for approximately 70 million.  Pol Pot, who led the Communist Party faction known as the Khmer Rouge, killed over 1.5 million of his own Cambodian people.6 Add to these numbers the atrocities committed by Soviet dictators like Lenin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev. Also add atheists like Fidel Castro and Kim Jong-il. All total, atheistic regimes have slaughtered more than 100 million people within the last 100 years. That averages to more than 1 million people per year....
  • New book claims Fidel Castro knew about Kennedy assassination plot beforehand

    03/18/2012 11:59:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 95 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 18, 2012 | Philip Caulfield
    A new book by an ex-CIA spook claims that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro knew about Lee Harvey Oswald's plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy and did nothing to stop it. Author Brian Latell was the agency's former national intelligence officer for Latin America and is now a senior research associate in Cuban American studies at the University of Miami. In the upcoming volume, "Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine," Latell writes that on Nov. 22 1963, Castro ordered his intelligence officers in Havana to drop their normal responsibilities and pay close attention to communications coming out of...
  • OUTRAGE: Feds Spend $1.6 Million to Restore "La Raza" Murals Celebrating "Aztlan", Che Guevara

    01/17/2012 8:26:03 PM PST · by montag813 · 45 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-18-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona On the heels of victory against the racist "La Raza" ethnic studies program in Tucson, Arizona, this shocking item from San Diego shows how far we have yet to go to defund La Raza and its divisive, anti-American influence in America. At a time of record debt, rampant unemployment, and a financially strained citizenry - our Federal government somehow can afford a whopping $1,600,000 to restore "Chicano" murals depicting communist butchers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, and with maps featuring "Aztlan" - the mythical "nation" that La Raza activists demand be taken from the United...
  • Fidel Castro warns of climate change, nuclear threat

    01/06/2012 3:10:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/6/12 | AFP
    Cuba's iconic revolutionary Fidel Castro warned that the world was on an "inexorable" march into the abyss this year because of climate change and the threat of nuclear war. In an article published Thursday -- Castro's first since November 2011 -- the 85-year-old retired leader also took aim at the United States and at gas shale "fracking," a new source of fossil fuels condemned by environmentalists. He did not, however, address rumors of his death, which were denied by an official Cuban blogger after they surfaced on Twitter earlier this week. "Many dangers threaten us, but two of them, nuclear...
  • Fidel Castro says world marching into abyss with shale gas

    01/05/2012 9:18:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 5, 2012 11:45pm EST | Reporting by Jeff Franks; Editing by Eric Beech
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Thursday the world was on an "inexorable march toward the abyss," which he blamed in part on the discovery and exploitation of vast reserves of so-called "shale gas" around the world. Shale gas is natural gas locked in rock formations that in the past decade has been found in great abundance around the world and is now considered a top source of future energy. Castro, 85, wrote in one of his occasional columns published in Cuban state media that "numerous dangers threaten us, but two of them—nuclear war and climate change—are decisive and...
  • Did Castro Get Kennedy?

    11/24/2011 9:09:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    “Of all the people I interviewed in New Orleans regarding the Kennedy assassination, Carlos Bringuier was the one I trusted most. I could see in his eyes he was always telling me the complete truth.” (Oriana Fallaci, L, Europeo, 1969.) "That weasel walked into my store and started looking around," recalls Carlos Bringuier about the afternoon of August 5, 1963. "But I could sense he wasn't a shopper. Sure enough, after a few minutes of browsing he came up and extended his hand. "Good afternoon," he said. "I'm Lee Harvey Oswald." In 1963 the CIA regarded the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil...
  • Fidel Castro gushes about Chavez's 'revolutionary model for the world'

    10/19/2011 10:45:34 PM PDT · by AmericasForum · 6 replies
    AmericasForum.com ^ | October 20, 2011 | AmericasForum.com
    HAVANA - A state-run newspaper in Havana published a column by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in which he said that he believes that Venezuela "is destined to become a revolutionary model for the world," and discussed this and other revolutionary revelations with the ailing autocrat Hugo Chavez, who is in the country reportedly to receive a check-up on the status of his cancer. In his newspaper column "Reflections," Castro wrote, "I talked with him at length yesterday and today (referring to Monday and Tuesday). I explained the eagerness with which I spend my remaining energies to the dreams of a...
  • Fidel Castro silence sparks speculation on health

    09/02/2011 11:49:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/2/11 | Paul Haven - ap
    HAVANA (AP) — It's been more than a year since Fidel Castro burst back on the scene with a spate of public appearances and dire warnings of nuclear Armageddon. But after a flurry of activity that quieted speculation about his exit from the world stage, the Cuban revolutionary's revival tour seems to be over. Castro has not appeared in public since a key Communist Party meeting in April when he seemed unsteady and unusually frail. He has also virtually stopped writing his trademark opinion pieces and didn't make a statement or release a photograph on his 85th birthday in August....
  • Maxine Waters Apologizes-To Fidel Castro

    08/26/2011 3:03:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    According to Maxine Waters the Tea party “can go straight to hell”. But “VIVA FIDEL!” she chanted during the rapturous reception that greeted the Stalinist dictator’s visit to Harlem’s Riverside Church on Sept. 9, 2000. The overflow crowd packed the Church to suffocation and spilled from the doors onto the streets and sidewalks. "I came to Harlem because I knew it was here that I would find my best friends!" beamed the jailer of the longest suffering black political prisoners in modern history, inside the Harlem church that might still be radioactive except for Khrushchev foiling his fondest wish in...
  • Charlie Rangel celebrates birthday with fundraiser

    08/09/2011 4:12:59 PM PDT · by clove · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/9/11 4:15 PM EDT | Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer
    As Rep. Charlie Rangel prepares to celebrate his 81st birthday with a gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Wednesday night, the veteran lawmaker faces a far different political landscape than he did just a year ago.
  • The Left's Big Lie On Allende

    07/21/2011 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff
    History: President Salvador Allende of Chile really did commit suicide in 1973, an inquest concluded on Tuesday. Now will the Left stop saying the U.S. and Chile's army did him in? Except perhaps for Che Guevara, no one has quite been the heroic totem to the global left than the late Marxist president of Chile, whose death in 1973 made him a martyr to socialism. Allende seemingly legitimized socialism as a democratically elected leader, the first Marxist who in 1970 didn't shoot his way to power.That gave the left hope for more. Elected with just 36% of the vote in...