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    Quote Originally Posted by FORMBY View Post
    I do not see anything in your link that disproves anything I've written. That was your purpose, yes?
    Ok, we'll go back to fŲrskola if you insist.

    You said:

    Fidel Castro was a good man.

    HIS CRIME? He was naÔve.

    You used the word "crime", singular, meaning his only crime was, in your word, naivetť.

    So, having looked at my link, you didn't find the following to be of any significance, apparently:

    "thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands more were harassed and intimidated, and entire generations were denied basic political freedoms."

    “Over more than five decades documenting the state of human rights in Cuba, Amnesty [International] has recorded a relentless campaign against those who dare to speak out against the Cuban government’s policies and practices”

    Upon establishing his provisional government in 1959, Castro organized trials of members of the previous government that resulted in hundreds of summary executions. In response to an international outcry and amid accusations that many of the trials were unfair, Castro responded:

    "Revolutionary justice is not based on legal precepts, but on moral conviction... we are not executing innocent people or political opponents. We are executing murderers and they deserve it."

    But, presumably to justify all that, you added the caveat of "The strain was great, of course, and Fidel had to make some drastic decisions that might not have always been the best ones to make"

    So, drastic decisions..."might" not have always been the best ones to make...like hundreds of summary executions? "Might"?

    I can do this all day long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    We'll gloss over the fact that Castro was enraged by the Soviet decision to withdraw those missiles and demanded to know why they weren't being used.

    That's right, his reaction was "Why in the hell did you bring them here in the first place if not to launch them??"
    Indeed. Maybe he was just "naive"... lol
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    Castro isnít the only naÔve person in the world, I see.

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    [QUOTE=FORMBY;1019080]Castro isn’t the only naÔve person in the world, I see.

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    Right, Stalin was naive, too. He trusted Hitler.

    Unless you put names, I can go on like forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FORMBY View Post
    Castro isnít the only naÔve person in the world, I see.

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    Right, Stalin was naive, too. He trusted Hitler.

    Unless you put names, I can go on like forever.
    Actually, when I said that Castro isnít the only naÔve person in the world I wasn't speaking about a particular celebrity past, present, or future. I was referring to the comments on this thread by a sort of a naÔve 'follow the leader' tempo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORMBY View Post
    Actually, when I said that Castro isn’t the only naÔve person in the world I wasn't speaking about a particular celebrity past, present, or future. I was referring to the comments on this thread by a sort of a naÔve 'follow the leader' tempo.
    Right, much easier than actually responding to the posts.

    Face it, you tried to defend one of the 20th Century's more notorious dictators as a "good man" who was merely "naive", got called out on your bullshit and you don't have diddly shit in response.
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    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Right, much easier than actually responding to the posts.

    Face it, you tried to defend one of the 20th Century's more notorious dictators as a "good man" who was merely "naive", got called out on your bullshit and you don't have diddly shit in response.
    I am talking about Fidel Castro. Youíd rather play the Obama game: Never mind the deeds by the subject, letís slander the messenger and absurdly select what to spin from his words. If thatís your preferred style thatís OK, but itís not mine. Iíve got children of my own and have no responsibility for anyone elseís education. Carry on as you like. Have a nice day and a ............
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    Just admit it that you miss the Col.
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    Kfc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    Just admit it that you miss the Col.
    I do miss the Colonel.

    I'm hoping this is a Zero Day chewtoy launched by the Admins of WAB to draw him out and get him to engage again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowFever View Post
    I do miss the Colonel.

    I'm hoping this is a Zero Day chewtoy launched by the Admins of WAB to draw him out and get him to engage again.
    Same here on both accounts.
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