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Congressional Black Caucus Praises Fidel Castro


CofCC.org News Team

Black newspapers routinely say great things about Cuba and Fidel Castro. So it was no surprise that the Congressional Black Caucus is following close behind.

From AOL News

Attending the trip were Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Laura Richardson (D-CA) and Bobby Rush (D-IL), all of whom could not say enough nice things about a man who seized power in a bloody coup and has held an iron grip on his country ever since.

Lee called Castro “very healthy, very energetic, very clear thinking,” while Rush said younger brother Raul, now Cuba’s president, is “just the opposite of what is being portrayed in the media.” (We assume this means Castro holds free elections, because the media is definitely not portraying that.)

Richardson, meanwhile, described how the elder Castro “looked directly into our eyes,” which is good news for those hopeful that the delegation will be as successful with Castro as George W. Bush was with Vladimir Putin.

Although the kiss-up session was a big success by all accounts, we should note that the visiting congressmen kept the conversation steered toward vague pleasantries, as opposed to forging alliances or selling weapons to the Castros.

Fidel Castro, whom many believe is part Negro himself, has always had an affinity for the Negro race. He sent troops under the command of Che Guevara to Zaire and the Congo to arm and train African communists. Left-wing icon Che Guevara returned from the trip and stated that he no longer believed that worldwide socialist revolution was possible. Guevara returned to Cuba and made the controversial claim that African Negroes are too incompetent to make any form of government work, much less something as complicated as socialism.

Nevertheless, Fidel Castro sent 35,000 Cuban troops to Angola to fight against South African forces in what was then West South Africa. Armed with Soviet weaponry, Cuban commanders led a joint Cuban-Angolan assault on West South Africa. Angolan troops performed horribly, and Cuban commanders found it difficult to teach the Angolan troops tactics or discipline. A major problem was the Angolan troops made too much noise and/or refused to move under the cover of the jungle. Angolans would break formation and return to the comfort of major roads making themselves easy targets.

After Angola, large numbers of Cuban troops returned infected with HIV/AIDS. Castro also allowed some Angolans to immigrate to Cuba. Today they live in crime-ridden slums that constitute the most dangerous parts of Cuba.