Wednesday, July 18, 2007

His pal Fidel

It’s good to see that Robert Mugabe has at least one good friend left.

Yes, it’s Fidel Castro.

In recent years, much of the world has condemned Mugabe, who holds the dubious distinction of having transformed what used to be one of Africa’s most prosperous nations into one of the poorest.

The 83-year-old president, who has been in office since the country became independent from Britain in 1980, presides over a nation in absolute chaos, as you can read in this report in the London daily, The Independent.

Inflation is now a staggering 10,000 per cent ... not to mention the jailing and torture of opponents, Government death squads running riot across the countryside, extravagant spending by the president’s family …

Still, as this article in the official Harare newspaper, The Herald, points out, Castro continues to offer his unconditional support.

During a visit to Zimbabwe this week, a delegation of senior officials from the Cuban Communist Party delivered an emphatic message of support from Castro to his pal, Mugabe, urging the lunatic Zimbabwean to hang on.

Honour among thieves?


Blogger Fidel pro democracy said...

Thieves have no honour, thats why they do it, the sucesion team in havana, is just reinforcing his allies with a two fold objective: 1.-If they remain in power, they need crime partners.
2.-If they need to exile, the normal cuban channels are off limits, they'll need alternative refuge.

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Blogger Manuel A.Tellechea said...

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12:50 am  
Blogger Manuel A.Tellechea said...

No man has ever exhibited a more visceral hatred of blacks than Fidel Castro. Certainly no Cuban. All his closest collaborators who later become in one degree or another estranged from, including Carlos Franqui and Norberto Fuentes, have commented on his habit of referring to African leaders by simian nicknames, Mugabe, in particular, being known as the "Gorilla." This should not surprise anyone because no white man is responsible for killing more blacks than Fidel — not Rhodes, not Leopold and certainly not Botha.

Coincidentally, Karl Marx referred to his mulatto son-in-law the Cuban Pablo (or Paul) Lefargue as the "monkey" in his letters.

12:53 am  
Blogger Agustin Farinas said...

They have much in common those two despicable tyrants. They are both in their 80's, they both have abolished all individual freedoms in their respective countries and they both have transformed one of the most prosperous nations into one of the poorest. Mugabe did it in Africa and Castro in Latin America. Birds of the same feather flock together.

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