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Adios viejo amigo

Postby Schnauzer » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:07 am

Respect for Fidel Castro, a leader who could walk in safety among his subjects, a sad loss, R.I.P. :(
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Re: Adios viejo amigo

Postby Cp279 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:53 am

Que En Paz Descanse !
Viva Cuba !
Viva La Revolucion !
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Re: Adios viejo amigo

Postby Zenon33 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:23 pm

Commie dictator.

Bye bye.
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Re: Adios viejo amigo

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:43 pm

Sad passing of another great character.
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Re: Adios viejo amigo

Postby tsukoui » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:30 pm

I believe Castro is not making the same mistake as Tito and retiring into solitude after all, for forty days he is not dead, but he needs to die in peace. 8)
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Re: Adios viejo amigo

Postby Robin Hood » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:42 pm

Zenon33 wrote:Commie dictator.

Bye bye.


A communist he may have been but the nearest to true communism so far.

If you consider nothing else about his dictatorship, he provided the two great achievements any government should provide for its people. The worlds finest healthcare system that was free for all, from cradle to grave and free education, even University education abroad was fully funded by the State. Cuba has a literacy and educational level higher than many industrialised countries.

What made life so very difficult for the Cubans were the US imposed sanctions. Without them the country would have thrived. Those sanctions lasted for over 55 years. It will be interesting to see how long before the Cubans lose what Castro provided that they should be thankful for and what society will replace it, because things will now definitely change with no Castro in control. :(
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Re: Adios viejo amigo

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:06 pm

...I remember Commander Castro, for many reasons. He was a loving man. I will miss him.

God Bless Fidel Castro, and forgive his trespasses. As we forgive the trespasses against us, deliver us from evil. Amen.
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Re: Adios viejo amigo

Postby michaeldk » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:58 am

My ex wife being from Cuba, I can't quite understand the positive attitude about him (never speak ill of the dead of course :-). Living under his rule was hell for cuban people, also why it's one of of the top countries in the world where locals are trying to escape from (Cuban population in Florida is huge, many descendants live in Spain too). Basically it's extreme poverty, hunger and a standard of life for the common people that barely exceeds that of some of the poorest African countries.

Castro was an infinitely more cruel leader than Honecker for example, yet the latter has been held far more responsible for the poverty, torture and loss of life in his country than the first. Either way, it's a very good thing Castro passed away - I hope the country can finally start to move towards a brighter future now.
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Re: Adios viejo amigo

Postby Get Real! » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:48 pm

michaeldk wrote:My ex wife being from Cuba, I can't quite understand the positive attitude about him (never speak ill of the dead of course :-). Living under his rule was hell for cuban people, also why it's one of of the top countries in the world where locals are trying to escape from (Cuban population in Florida is huge, many descendants live in Spain too). Basically it's extreme poverty, hunger and a standard of life for the common people that barely exceeds that of some of the poorest African countries.

Castro was an infinitely more cruel leader than Honecker for example, yet the latter has been held far more responsible for the poverty, torture and loss of life in his country than the first. Either way, it's a very good thing Castro passed away - I hope the country can finally start to move towards a brighter future now.

He liberated the Cuban people from American decadence that had proliferated in the 30s, 40s, and 50s turning the country into a massive gambling and prostitution racket. After the liberation the Cubans survived with less but had their dignity restored.

Those he punished and exiled were American collaborators in the trashing of Cuba. Today’s Cuban community of Florida are the children of all the trash he got rid of in the 50s.
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Re: Adios viejo amigo

Postby Schnauzer » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:52 pm

Good post GR, couldn't have put it better myself. :wink:
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