Fidel Castro was a Brutal Dictator
by Shari Dovale
Fidel Castro died this week. Castro had been the communist dictator of the island nation of Cuba for over 50 years. After he handed power to his younger brother Raul Castro he remained influential as an adviser.
Obama made a carefully worded speech on the death of the dictator, being sure not to castigate the man. It was as if Barry was in mourning.
The Left-Wing Extremists and main stream media have not been as careful in their comments and headlines.
- CNN describes him as “Cuba’s longtime revolutionary leader”
- NY Times headline calls him “Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S.”
- BBC headline includes “Cuba’s leader of revolution” with their sub-headline “one of the world’s longest-serving and most iconic leaders”
The spin within the headlines says quite a lot. In revering a Communist Dictator, and attempting to downplay his crimes against the people, they are supporting and advocating for this behavior within our country.
It is with relief that I see President-elect Donald Trump made a very different statement, taking a harder stance in his approach.
“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights,” said Trump’s statement.
Castro was not a revolutionary, he was a dictator. Between his firing squads and forced labor camps, the killing of Americans as well as his own Cuban people, his suppression of religion and so much more, there is no way that the left-wing extremist media can hope to convince reasonable Americans that Castro was just a great “Revolutionary”.
It would be a mistake for the Obama regime to send a high-level representative to represent the US to the funeral of this terrible man. That would indicate that our country validates this man’s atrocities. It is unacceptable for America to honor any person that has committed so many crimes against humanity.