A word about Mr. Mandela!
As Carlos said, fighting apartheid is a noble cause. Embracing Castro is not.
This is from my tweet below:
"This is what he said when he visited Cuba:
"Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela developed such a close relationship that it's impossible to forget when speaking about the African leader in Latin America.
The triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 inspired a young Mandela.
Later in life,Mandela credited Cuba's military support to Angola in the 1970s and 1980s with playing a role in debilitating South Africa's government enough to result in the legalization of his party, the African National Congress, in 1990."
Some of us just don't understand how Mandela could be such a fan of Castro's Cuba or embrace a murderer like Ghadaffi.
Also, Cuban troops in Africa were doing the work of the old Soviet Union.
They weren't fighting for democracy or freedom.
In fact, the Kremlin subsidized the Castro regime and got paid back by Cuban troops fighting these wars in Africa.
Again, there was nothing democratic about Cuban troops fighting in Africa.
The USSR via Cuban troops was not interested in creating democracies in Africa.
They were looking for communist satellite states."
You can not tell the Mandela story without reminding young readers that the man who fought apartheid was silent about the crimes in Cuba & embraced murderers like Ghadaffi.
Mandela was a bit too friendly with Castro and Gha... http://t.co/OX0mMp95mt
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 6, 2013