Fidel Castro’s Firing Squads, Atrocities and Crimes

This will make you wonder what Obama would have hoped to become if he were able to stay in office. I don’t believe Hillary is much different. The reason “Progressives” are so enamored of Castro is because they envy his power. If you can just put your political enemies up against a wall and shoot them, that is awesome power and they want it.

Fidel Castro’s greatest atrocities and crimes — Part 1

Fidel Castro’s firing squads in Cuba
Fidel Castro is often portrayed as the “benevolent” dictator of Cuba, such portrayals are unarguably wrong. The evidence of his bloodthirsty and murderous nature is unequivocal and available for anyone who wants to know the truth. Unfortunately such evidence is rarely discussed by the news media and at schools. There’s perhaps no more grizzly atrocity committed by Fidel Castro than the firing squads which he implemented. Beginning as a rebel, before he would eventually take power in Cuba, Fidel Castro used firing squad executions to enforce discipline, punish followers deemed disloyal or intimidate potential opposition. At the beginning of the Castro regime there was a reign of terror typical of revolutions in which the firing squad was used prominently but the executions continued for decades.

The Cuba Archive which documents deaths and disappearances resulting from Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution has documented 3,615 firing squad executions conducted by the Cuban state since Castro took over on January 1, 1959.

Opponents of the death penalty should be horrified at the amount of death Fidel Castro and his accomplices have directly caused. It’s important to note that in Revolutionary Cuba there are none of the due process guarantees found in a western-style democracy. Most of Castro’s firing squad victims were afforded only a perfunctory show trial the outcome of which was predetermined, some didn’t even get that. Ernesto “Ché” Guevara is a popular culture icon, his face adorns posters and t-shirts around the globe. Most people don’t realize that he was Fidel Castro’s chief enforcer and had a personal hand in at least 100 firing squad executions, often delivering the coup de grace personally.

In response to questions about Castro’s firing squads, Guevara once said, “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution. And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.”

Read fhe whole thing. It includes videos of Castro’s firing squads where people are summarily executed after a show trial lasting just a few minutes. The monster is dead. A new monster takes his place. Brother Raul Castro has just as much blood on his hands. He is not going to make any changes that bring freedom and human rights to the Cuban people.  We will likely see Barack Obama cozy up to Raul, out of what? Envy? A brutal and murderous tyranny lies just 90 miles from Key West, Florida, and our boy president thinks that is just fine. Our new president to be doesn’t.

Liberal hero Che Guevara was part of the bloodly regime and was a killer. Anyone who doubts this can consult Alvaro Vargas Llosa, The Che Guevara Myth.

Sicko adoration of Castro doesn’t get any sicker than this one.

Bernie Sanders has praised Castro’s Cuba just the other day: “Sanders praised murderous Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro during an interview on Sunday, arguing that he wasn’t that bad because he had a ‘massive literacy program.’ “ Castro’s “literacy programs” were at best re-education and indoctrination camps and at worst they were labor camps and/or death camps. Bernie Sanders was a bum who never held a job until he was 40, and today he’s a presidential contender. He’s still an idiot though.

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