Random Thoughts......May Fidel Rot
It seems that brother Castro is too ill to rule, so he has passed the reins to his "half wit" (at least according to Buckley) brother.
As a Christian, of course, we pray that he is "saved" and does not burn in Hell. However, it would have been nice had justice been done.
Castro, using the legitimate condemnations of Cuban conditions, ie intense poverty, turned his Isand into a prison. Those that survived his bloody purges and exterminations, as a whole had a higher standard of living, thanks to massive support from the old Soviet Union.
In exchange for said support, he pushed us to WWIII by allowing the basing of nuclear missles, aimed at us, on Cuban soil. His secret police, in the early '60s, murdered and tortured his political enemies almost with impunity, on US soil, in Florida.
He tried, without much success, to export his revolution throughout Central and South America, gaining more support here at home, than a real hold on any of the goverments there. He did well, while said governments were ruled by dictatorships, but with the blossoming of democracy, after the fall of the Soviet Union, he was treated as a legend, and ignored as far as political implementation of his goals went.
Revolutionairy, survivor (of his nemisis' Kennedy, Johnson, Reagan, Trafficante, Giancanna), murderer, dictator. More brutality and blood on his hands than the US Mafia ever had. So of course the Democrats consider him a hero, as they would love to emulate him, especially in the People's Republic of Mass.
If the old Red "kicks off", the eulogies ought to be interesting. I can here the fawning from Kennedy (who probably helped Castro, help "clip" his brother), Kerry, and Clinton Hillary (the new Three Stooges) now. Rhino Republicans knocking themselves out to out-do the Democrats in their "sorrow". Senator Voinovich will probably need an extra case of Kleenix, with all of the wailing and moaning H'ELL be doing. The way the WH is going, I wouldn't be surprised if Karl Rove called for a day of mourning.
As far as I am concerned, however, his departure to a better life, say 30 years ago, would have meant thousands would still be alive today.