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Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

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Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial
Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial - World Watch - CBS News

By Alex Sundby
CBS News
September 7, 2010

Fidel Castro criticized Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust and advocated global nuclear disarmament, specifically recommending to Israel that the only way it can achieve security is through dropping its nuclear arsenal, in an interview published online Tuesday.

Cuba's revolutionary leader also discouraged the United States and Israel from using sanctions and threats as a strategy to deter Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons of its own, The Atlantic magazine reported on its website.

"This problem is not going to get resolved, because the Iranians are not going to back down in the face of threats," Castro told the magazine.

The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg spent three days in Cuba interviewing Castro, describing him as "frail and aged" -- two bodyguards held the former leader by the elbow when Castro greeted Goldberg -- along with an "acute" mind, "high" energy level and "a self-deprecating sense of humor."

Castro advised Ahmadinejad, a repeated Holocaust denier, to understand the "unique" history of anti-Semitism.

"I don't think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews," Castro told the magazine. "I would say much more than the Muslims. They have been slandered much more than the Muslims because they are blamed and slandered for everything. No one blames the Muslims for anything.
"The Jews have lived an existence that is much harder than ours," Castro told the magazine. "There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust."

Castro's comments come the week of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year. His remarks also came less than three weeks before the U.N. General Assembly is scheduled to convene in New York Sept. 23. Ahmadinejad has attended the annual meeting of world leaders representing Iran, which is a U.N. member.

Before last year's meeting, Ahmadinejad said he was proud that denying the Holocaust had angered Western governments.
This “new” Castro, friend of the Jews, is the same that signed one of his "reflections" in June, where he stated that "Israel will pull the trigger to bring Iran into the Stone Age, and this outrageous' and `anti-Semitic statement:

“The hatred felt by the state of Israel against the Palestinians is such that they would not hesitate to send the 1 ½ million men, women and children of that country to the crematoria where millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated by the Nazis” Castro said. “It would seem that the Fuehrer's swastika is today Israel's banner,” he said, referencing Adolf Hitler.

Can we believe in the sincerity of Castro? Of course not, he is known to say everything and its opposite, using dialectical tricks. But what is significant in this new twist is Castro's tactical change, expressed also in regard to Muslims. What he said is that in fact the Jews are the victims not the Muslims.

Castro visited Iran in May of 2001, where he said that “Iran and Cuba, in cooperation with each other, can bring America to its knees.” And now he has eroded this alliance, he has double crossed the Iranian regime.
 

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One deranged, despotic and self-serving tyrant having a pop at another to score points and make himself look good?


It'll be interesting to see how many liberals react to that, bearing in mind how so many of them have fallen in love with both men for various dubious reasons!
 

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Well old Fidel is just that, old. It may be that he is facing his mortality with a new set of eyes as he nears the end of life. He even said he had to admit Communism isn't working.

Then again he may be just be playing games as Republic_Of_Public says to look good for a change.
 

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One deranged, despotic and self-serving tyrant having a pop at another to score points and make himself look good?


It'll be interesting to see how many liberals react to that, bearing in mind how so many of them have fallen in love with both men for various dubious reasons!
You know, I've never really understood why conservatives like to eat babies so much. I find that just reprehensible. They just love to eat children. Kill them and eat them. Also, I hate how conservatives keep claiming the moon is made out of cheese. That's really annoying how they keep saying that, since the moon is clearly not made of cheese.

You have no idea what liberals think. You should stop trying to comment on it.
 

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What the hell are you talking about?

And what's more, wondering how liberals would react is nowhere near making a comment on how they are actually reacting. So trying to close down the debate on the basis if that is childish and patronising.
 

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This “new” Castro, friend of the Jews, is the same that signed one of his "reflections" in June, where he stated that "Israel will pull the trigger to bring Iran into the Stone Age, and this outrageous' and `anti-Semitic statement:

“The hatred felt by the state of Israel against the Palestinians is such that they would not hesitate to send the 1 ½ million men, women and children of that country to the crematoria where millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated by the Nazis” Castro said. “It would seem that the Fuehrer's swastika is today Israel's banner,” he said, referencing Adolf Hitler.

Can we believe in the sincerity of Castro? Of course not, he is known to say everything and its opposite, using dialectical tricks. But what is significant in this new twist is Castro's tactical change, expressed also in regard to Muslims. What he said is that in fact the Jews are the victims not the Muslims.

Castro visited Iran in May of 2001, where he said that “Iran and Cuba, in cooperation with each other, can bring America to its knees.” And now he has eroded this alliance, he has double crossed the Iranian regime.
People do change. I remember seeing George Wallace on TV, standing on the steps of a school, proclaiming that no black student would ever attend a white school. Later on, he became a very vocal supporter of civil rights.
 

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You know, I've never really understood why conservatives like to eat babies so much. I find that just reprehensible. They just love to eat children. Kill them and eat them. Also, I hate how conservatives keep claiming the moon is made out of cheese. That's really annoying how they keep saying that, since the moon is clearly not made of cheese.
I agree, it'll be interesting to see how many conservatives react to this, considering how many have fallen in love with both babies and cheese for dubious reasons.
 

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What the hell are you talking about?

And what's more, wondering how liberals would react is nowhere near making a comment on how they are actually reacting. So trying to close down the debate on the basis if that is childish and patronising.
It's the "liberals falling in love with these men" part. Try to keep up.

More on-topic, who in the damned galaxy has any interest in what lunatic dictator #1 thinks about lunatic dictator #2's conspiracy theories? I guess my question is:

WHY IS THIS NEWS?
 

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So where does the cheese come in? Or is this just bad left wing whimsy?


And it's news because two great statesmen for many lefties are at each others' throats - Castro for socialism and Ahmadinejad against Israel.

And it's even more enjoyable considering communist hypocrisy over the Jews, as Russia's treatment of the Refuseniks also proved!
 

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And it's news because two great statesmen for many lefties are at each others' throats - Castro for socialism and Ahmadinejad against Israel.
His response was extreme to be certain (as was probably his intent) but I will try to give a little more of a rational approach. No liberal on this post has said a damn thing about either of these men being great or admirable. So...how about instead of fueling the partisan fire you contribute something real to the conversation.

PS...Stepping out for a bit, will comment on the actual article when I get back, as to make an informed decision
 

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So where does the cheese come in? Or is this just bad left wing whimsy?


And it's news because two great statesmen for many lefties are at each others' throats - Castro for socialism and Ahmadinejad against Israel.

And it's even more enjoyable considering communist hypocrisy over the Jews, as Russia's treatment of the Refuseniks also proved!
The cheese comes in because you conservatives are in love with cheese to the point that you can ignore the evil cheese causes. You do realize cheese is responsible for Pearl Harbor, JFK, and Clinton getting a bj in the White House!!11!!!1 How can you ignore this cheese threat.

You really don't understand what mockery is do you?
 

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One deranged, despotic and self-serving tyrant having a pop at another to score points and make himself look good?


It'll be interesting to see how many liberals react to that, bearing in mind how so many of them have fallen in love with both men for various dubious reasons!
Casto has always been a mindless idiot.
 

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I think this is further evidence that a shapeshifter from the Dominion has bumped off Castro and replaced him with one of their own. Look out for Jem Hadjar soldiers in the future...

Seriously, it is about time this man, after five decades of utter failure, woke up and smelled the coffee of his disasterous policies and ruinions rhetoric.
 

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You really don't understand what mockery is do you?
I do understand what is. However, it's the subject of that so-called mockery which falls down, as it is just sad and baffling.


There has to be a something linking cheese, and whatever it is you're drivelling about, to be understandable satire.
 
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Castro now retracts all the diatribes that have been launched since 1973, the year of the Yom Kippur war against Israel, including the military actions. Actions like the intervention of its troops to defend Damascus against Tsahal, the training of the Palestinian terrorists in Cuba, and the publication in Cuba of the PhD thesis of Mahmoud Abbas, whose subject was the supposed relations between Zionism and Nazism (the book's cover showed together the star of David and the swastika).
 

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The man's an empty vessel!

Either he never believed in the lies, hate and terror he unleashed on his luckless island all along or he's shamming some kind of instant repentence for some shady reason or other.

Either way he can't be trusted. And all the lefties who ever backed him, be they stupid students, subversive trade unionists or potty politicians, have proved themselves as lunatic too!



 
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The man's an empty vessel!

Either he never believed in the lies, hate and terror he unleashed on his luckless island all along or he's shamming some kind of instant repentence for some shady reason or other.

Either way he can't be trusted. And all the lefties who ever backed him, be they stupid students, subversive trade unionists or potty politicians have proved themselves as lunatic too!
OK, I am finally convinced. Your posts are all an act. No one can actually believe so much over the top, no logic involved, mindless crap. It's either satire, or trying to stir things up.
 

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So which part of that is actually wrong then? I may give my posts a concise, hard-hitting, tabloid-style presentation but my faith in the truth of the statements is held up to the world.

And I thought insults and smear directed at individual posters weren't allowed. I know I've been punished for supposedly that before.
 
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The vast majority of the Jewish community has to leave Cuba, of the 15,000 Jews living in the island in 1959 only 1,500 remain, because of the expropriation of their businesses, big and small, by the limits imposed to freedom of religion, and the hatred unleashed in part of the population as a result of his proclamations shamefully pro-Arabs and anti-Zionists.

Castro regime at the United Nations has been an enemy of Israel, advocating embargos, isolation and sanctions against it. In 1975 the regime supported the resolution that equated Zionism with racism, and in 1991 when the resolution was repealed, the regime still voted against the repeal. Still in the Durban conference in the year 2000 he pressure for equating Zionism with racism. His regime always has condemned Israel on the Council of human rights of the UN in Geneva.
 

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The Castros regime, which control all the media, has published a great amount of anti-Israel propaganda, even calling the Holocaust Zionist propaganda. For many years the regime provided training to thousands of Palestinian, and terrorists like Abu Nidal and George Habash. Castro broke diplomatic relations with Israel during the Yom Kippur war in 1973, and helped militarily the Syrians during the war, sending soldiers, helicopter pilots and tank crews to fight against Israel.
 

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The Castros regime, which control all the media, has published a great amount of anti-Israel propaganda, even calling the Holocaust Zionist propaganda. For many years the regime provided training to thousands of Palestinian, and terrorists like Abu Nidal and George Habash. Castro broke diplomatic relations with Israel during the Yom Kippur war in 1973, and helped militarily the Syrians during the war, sending soldiers, helicopter pilots and tank crews to fight against Israel.
All the more reason that both Castros need a dirt nap.
 

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The cheese comes in because you conservatives are in love with cheese to the point that you can ignore the evil cheese causes. You do realize cheese is responsible for Pearl Harbor, JFK, and Clinton getting a bj in the White House!!11!!!1 How can you ignore this cheese threat.

You really don't understand what mockery is do you?
I love how you lefties downplay real world threats. Aside from infiltrating the U.S. with Swiss Army Knives and watches for decades, the Swiss have been sneaking in cheese too and there has been no military retaliation. Oh but lefties love being invaded don't they?
 

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I think this is further evidence that a shapeshifter from the Dominion has bumped off Castro and replaced him with one of their own. Look out for Jem Hadjar soldiers in the future...

Seriously, it is about time this man, after five decades of utter failure, woke up and smelled the coffee of his disasterous policies and ruinions rhetoric.
He's dying and he's merely reflecting. They all tend to want to go out as "wise."
 

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Either he never believed in the lies, hate and terror he unleashed on his luckless island all along or he's shamming some kind of instant repentence for some shady reason or other.
It's not shady at all. He's dying. How many memoirs are written on "death beds" and seem to deliver more truth than life long conviction? Even Haled al Azm, the Syrian Prime Minister in 1948-49, wrote in his memoirs decades later that it was Arabs that instructed Palestinians to leave their homes, not Jews. Before his "wisdom" years, he was not admitting ****. Castro starred in a role he was not allowed to get out of. He put the U.S. on the wrong side early and he was more than happy to play that part down through the decades. In the end, perhaps he wishes to be remembered as not quite the asshole.
 
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