Tuesday, March 27, 2007

They don't like Australians. Still.

Long used to getting its way internationally, it seems the Castro regime is till smarting over a decision late last year by the Australian Government to call a spade a bloody shovel.

You may recall that last November, the government of Prime Minister John Howard (above, with Australian troops in Afghanistan) attempted to amend a UN resolution condemning the US commercial and trade embargo on the island.

The Australians wanted to include a reference to the Castro regime’s appalling and well documented record on human rights, as you can read here.

This being the UN, the motion was lost on the numbers but not before it was supported by over 50 countries, including the whole of the European Union, Japan, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand.

In characteristic fashion, Havana went nuts at the time, describing the Australians as American “lackeys”. And racists. And lacking moral courage. And what would you expect from descendants of convicts, etc ...

The Australians, well, we just ignored it.
But four months later, the Castro crowd is still sulking, as you can read in this article published in Periodico 26, the official newspaper of the Communist party in Las Tunas province.

Under the heading, “Washington’s Man in the Pacific”, the paper has attacked Mr Howard for sending troops to both Afghanistan and Iraq and assorted other misdemeanours.

The paper also accuses Australia of “invading” the Solomon Islands, which not doubt will come as a surprise not just to Australians but to the Solomon Islands.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

When someone cannot refute criticism with facts because the criticism is valid and legitimate, there is a kind of juvenile tendency to respond by hurling all manner of insults instead. That does not, of course, address the issue in question, but that's the whole point, to avoid or evade responsibility by acting like the injured party and throwing a tantrum in retaliation.

1:11 am  
Blogger Henry Gomez said...

The preferred Castro-communist method of debate goes like this:

"I'm rubber you're glue. Whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you."

And sadly the international media doesn't catch on to this game of deflect the blame.

12:59 pm  
Anonymous asombra said...

Ah, but they do catch on, Henry. They'd have to be idiots not to, and they're many things, but not idiots. It simply doesn't suit them to tell it like it is.

2:18 am  

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