Bernie Sanders praises the murdering dictator Fidel Castro
1985 Bernie Sanders praises Castro
“In 1961 they invaded Cuba,” Sanders says in the clip. “Everyone was totally convinced Castro was the worst guy in the world. They forgot that he educated their kids, gave them health care and totally transformed their society.”
Fidel Castro is no humanitarian. He is a murderer.
Castro gain control of Cuba through war, not diplomacy, nor democracy. Instead he parnered with terrorist Ernesto “Che” Guevara who believed violence was the only method of social economic reform. In 1959, Castro used guerilla warfare to successfully overthrow Cuban leader Batista, and was sworn in as prime minister of Cuba. Soon after he broke his promise of a democratic government and assumed the position of prime minister. Soon after, Castro began seizing private property and industries and put them under the control of the government. biography.com
R.J. Rummel estimated years ago that the Castro regime was responsible for between 35,000 and 141,000 deaths through 1987. The median figure was 73,000. In 2008, Genocide Watch, the Coordinator of the International Campaign to End Genocide, put the total to-date Cuban death toll in the thousands and Cuba Verdad’s careful effort to document each death established the figure at just under 8,000 dead — plus nearly 78,000 Balseros victims through 2007. I cannot readily determine if Rummel’s figure includes the death toll from Cubans lost at sea fleeing the regime. duckofminerva.com
Great leaders do not motivate their people to flee
Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have fled Castro’s rule, many settling just across the Florida Straits in Miami. The largest of these occurred in 1980, when Castro opened up the port of Mariel to allow exiled Cubans living in Miami to come claim their relatives. Castro also loaded the ships with Cuban prison inmates, mental patients and other social undesirables. In all, nearly 120,000 Cubans left their homeland in 1980 to find sanctuary in the United States. biography.com
Between 1959 and 1980, an estimated 500,000 Cubans left the island for the United States, for both political and economic reasons; 125,000 left in 1980 alone, when the Cuban government briefly permitted any Cubans who wished to leave to do so. By 2010, the Cuban American community numbered over 1.9 million. wikipedia.org
Cuba is also classified as being in the 4th stage of genocide: “Organization” by Genocide Watch.
Amnesty International reports Cuba’s failure in human rights including short-term arbitrary detention, harassment and “acts of repudiation,” legal restrictions to freedom of expression and assembly, lack of freedom of association, lack of independence of the judiciary and right to a fair trial, lack of freedom of the press, lack of private communication and censored internet access
Maybe he is not as bad as Hitler, but he certainly was as bad as Saddam Hussein
Hussein also increased literacy, improved access to health care, and “totally transformed his society.”
Iraq’s era under President Saddam Hussein was notorious for its severe violations of human rights. Secret police, torture, mass murder, rape, deportations, forced disappearances, assassinations, chemical warfare, and the destruction of southern Iraq’s marshes were some of the methods the country’s Ba’athist government used to maintain control. The total number of deaths related to torture and murder during this period are unknown. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International issued regular reports of widespread imprisonment and torture. wikipedia.org
Estimates as to the number of Iraqis killed by Saddam’s regime vary from roughly a quarter to half a million.
After the 2003 U.S. invasion, mass grave sites were found as well as numerous torture centers were found in security offices and police stations throughout Iraq. The equipment found at these centers typically included hooks for hanging people by the hands for beatings, devices for electric shock and other equipment often found in nations with harsh security services and other authoritarian nations.
In light of all the promises Bernie Sanders is making and their likenesses to Castro’s, Hussein’s and Hitler’s goals, should be we be concerned that he will seize private industry and kill people to achieve his goals?
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