UN Declares Dictator Fidel Castro a “World Hero”

by Hans Bader on September 4, 2009 · 14 comments

in International, Legal, Personal Liberty, Politics as Usual, Sanctimony

The UN has declared Fidel Castro, the longtime Communist dictator of Cuba, the “World Hero of Solidarity.” Castro killed thousands and thousands of people during his rule, torturing some to death (including a few American citizens), and Cuba remains an oppressive dictatorship even today.

The award was presented to Castro by the President of the UN General Assembly, Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann. D’Escoto Brockmann also successfully lobbied the Obama Administration to demand that Honduras allow the return to power of its ex-president and would-be dictator, Manuel Zelaya. (Two months ago, soldiers acting on orders of Honduras’s Supreme Court arrested Zelaya after he systematically abused his powers. After the Court quite legally declared that Zelaya was no longer president, he was duly replaced by Honduras’s Congress with a civilian, the Congressional Speaker). The Obama Administration recently decided to impose sanctions on Honduras, and indicated it will not recognize future democratic elections in Honduras unless Honduras first lets ex-president Zelaya return to power.

Marxism seems to be back in fashion in Washington these days. Obama’s green jobs czar is the race-baiter Van Jones, a “a self-avowed communist” and Truther who believed that George Bush was behind the 9/11 attacks. Jones, who is busy orchestrating advertiser boycotts of Obama’s media critics, was until recently a “member of a radical communist group that was dedicated to ‘organizing a revolutionary movement in America.’”

The race-baiting liberal Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-CA) recently praised Fidel Castro as a genius who “kicked out the wealthy” from Cuba.

Many officials in the Obama Administration are sympathetic to Marxist regimes. For example, Obama’s appointee to be the FCC’s “diversity officer” is Mark Lloyd, a big fan of Venezuela’s socialist dictator, Hugo Chavez. Although Chavez has shot unarmed demonstrators, Lloyd has called socialist Venezuela a model, praised its authoritarian leader’s “incredible revolution” and defended his attacks on independent media. Obama’s nominee to be Assistant Secretary of State, Arturo Valenzuela, has a reputation as a loud defender of Venezuelan dictator Chavez’s terrible record on freedom of the press.

By contrast, the Obama Administration is extremely hostile to non-communist Honduras and its democratically-elected legislature, demanding that they allow the return to power of Honduras’s bullying ex-president and would-be dictator. The ex-president’s removal was perfectly constitutional, say many experts, such as attorneys Octavio Sanchez, Miguel Estrada, and Dan Miller, former Assistant Secretary of State Kim Holmes, and Stanford’s William Ratliff.

KB September 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm

The Obama cabinet is chock full of Marxists.

In addition to Van Jones and Arturo Valenzuela, there are many others, such as climate-change czar Carol Browner, a longtime member of the Socialist International.

Morey September 5, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Arturo Valenzuela is a Communist. He "has never met a Marxist dictator that he didn't embrace," notes Bill Wilson of Americans for Limited Government.

ron from Texas September 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Moreso than trees absorbing heat, which I don't think has been measured or estimated, trees produce CO2 at certain times. More importantly, they produce water vapor and water vapor is the warming gas, not CO2. More trees producing more water vapor traps in more heat but also reflects more heat back out to space, by means of clouds.

ron from Texas September 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Sorry for the technical glitch in my previous post. That was for another blog.

I voted for McCain, not because he was the strongest (his running mate was stronger than he was on issues) but because he was not Obama. McCain would have done some things I don't like but it would have been easier to fix. I knew Obama was a socialist and a radical and tried to warn as many people as I could. He is the most dangerous thing to happen to our country and 2012 can't get here soon enough. So, we have to change congress next year. Meanwhile, we should ignore the UN. They are full of themselves and would like to see a one-world government with themselves at the helm. It would make Hitler look like a sandbox bully.

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