Old friends, new enemies
Over the past few years, the dinosaurs in Havana have regularly attacked the democratically-elected governments of Poland, the Czech Republic and even the poor old Bulgarians.
Their crime? Having the temerity to question human right violations in Cuba – and demand democratic change.
Now, it’s the turn of the mild-mannered Hungarians.
In a characteristically nasty note published today by the official Cuban media, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has attacked the Hungarians as “lackeys” of the Empire. And hypocrites. And capitalist running dogs. And … you get the drift.
This followed a decision by Hungary to take in a small group of Cuban would-be refugees stranded at the US base in Guantanamo Bay, providing them with political asylum.
As Reuters reports: “Eastern European countries, which were formerly staunch allies of Castro's government before Soviet communism collapsed, have now become Havana's fiercest critics for suppressing human and political rights”.
That’s because the Eastern Europeans – unlike those in the West - had first-hand experience of how Communist regimes work.