Saturday, 26 November 2016

Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 - BBC News

quote [ Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90. ]

A list of some of the things Banned in Cuba
Animal Farm is also still banned
[SFW] [obituaries] [+7 Informative]
[by shiftace@6:23amGMT]


HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 8:36am GMT on 26th Nov [Score:5 Underrated]
I find it interesting how few news outlets are pointing out how the U.S. basically made Castro happen. We backed a dictator that allowed U.S. businesses to use Cuba as their own vice-ridden playground and (sometimes literally) screw over the citizens, so it's little wonder that when anyone overthrew Batista, they'd have a lock on the populace's loyalties long enough to take power.

As for the Communist slant, that was something else to thank the U.S. for in the form of the CIA and the Dulles Brothers. Nearly every revolution in Central America went to a dictatorship because they'd seen the democracies the U.S. had overthrown when they didn't let American interests run roughshod over them, so their only way to keep the spooks out of their countries was via an iron-fisted police state.
MFDork said @ 2:09pm GMT on 26th Nov
This is a well and reasoned take, which makes me question what you're doing on the internet.
Dienes said @ 2:36pm GMT on 26th Nov
I'm sorry to say you are mistaken. Castro was assassinated by the sheer power of freedom and democracy radiating off of the US of A. Killed in his prime at only 90 years of age, experts feel that a major thorn in Americas side was avoided by snuffing him out early.
hellboy said[1] @ 8:25pm GMT on 1st Dec
All true and it's even a little worse than that: Castro started out as a big fan of the United States. He loved baseball and wrote at least one letter to the US president. If they had supported him instead of Batista Cuba would've been pro-US.
shiftace said @ 6:25am GMT on 26th Nov [Score:1 Good]
I will fix the repost. I had politics filter and it was posted in the wrong category.
Kat said @ 6:26am GMT on 26th Nov
I like your category better. Actually, I like your entire post better.
Dienes said @ 4:11pm GMT on 26th Nov [Score:1 Funny]
ScoobySnacks said @ 6:10pm GMT on 26th Nov [Score:1 WTF]

Kat said @ 6:24am GMT on 26th Nov
+1 for a better news source.
shiftace said @ 6:26am GMT on 26th Nov
thanks. sorry about the repost
Kat said @ 6:27am GMT on 26th Nov [Score:2 Classy Pr0n]
Honestly, I don't think you should change it. I'd rather keep mine up and direct the upmods to you. Your post is clearly the better of the two.
shiftace said @ 6:31am GMT on 26th Nov [Score:1 Good]
I just posted the first reputable source I could find. I was actually kind of shocked to see that 2016 got him. Thank you again.
rylex said @ 7:52am GMT on 26th Nov
If castro had the foresight to die this year, you know 2017 is gonna be bad
Bob Denver said @ 5:51pm GMT on 26th Nov
As my mum used to say, "Don't paint devils on the wall!"
rylex said @ 7:39am GMT on 27th Nov
Are you sure that was your mum and not a Pink Floyd lyric?
Bob Denver said @ 6:48pm GMT on 27th Nov
My mum was born wa-a-a-ay before Pink Floyd. But she was a fan after she heard Atom Heart Mother.
rezties said @ 8:44am GMT on 26th Nov
2016 =(
HoZay said @ 4:45pm GMT on 26th Nov
I see lots of news reports on the TV, showing jubilant Cuban-Americans in Florida. I guess networks can't afford to have reporters in Cuba anymore.
GordonGuano said @ 5:38pm GMT on 27th Nov

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