“Hemos fusilado, fusilamos y seguiremos fusilando”, responds Che Guevara to a news reporter’s question about reported firing squads executing Cubans.
Translated, “We have been shooting, we are shooting and we will continue shooting.” (original article in Spanish http://ow.ly/GbDJR )
An elderly Cuban friend who has lived her entire life on the island, privately told me, “I can show you the pits where they buried the bodies.”
While Fidel Castro would have you believe he was a soldier, he wasn’t. He, like Barack Obama, was a supposed “constitutional lawyer” who never once practiced law before a court. Castro promised “hope and change”, I am told by those who have lived their entire lives.
Unlike most Central American countries, Cuba was not a “peasant population”. At the time of the revolution, Cuba had the fourth largest economy in the western hemisphere and Cubans enjoyed a higher standard of living than our fellow U.S. citizens.
Fidel’s personal wealth is estimated around $900 million. Key to his survival is enrichment of the ruling class that includes military officers.
To all you liberals who delight in Obama’s controversial action of dropping the embargo, I am sure your socialist little hearts are all atwitter.