I’ve been told, on more than one occasion, that it is un-Christian to wish death on anyone. So be it. But I cannot refrain from the glee and joy I feel when read items like the one below. My grandfather died in this country almost thirty years ago, having lost everything to this motherfucker; my grandmother died without ever seeing her beloved Cuba again; my great-grandmother died of a cerebral hemorrhage while watching one of raul and che’s televised executions. Do I wish fidel ill? You betcha!
The article comes from Marc Masferrer at Uncommon Sense:
Brazilian paper: Fidel has cancer
For what it’s worth — and presuming he is still alive — EFE News reports:
Brazil newspaper says Fidel Castro has cancer
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5 (EFE).- The Brazilian daily Folha de Sao Paulo said Saturday that the government of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is working with the hypothesis that Cuban President Fidel Castro “is sick” and that the cancer he is suffering could keep him from returning to office.
“Cuban authorities told the president and the Workers Party (PT) that the dictator has cancer and that even if he recovers he might not return to power,” the newspaper said without mentioning sources.
“They said that the dictator might be kept from returning to power even though he recovers from the illness, a malignant abdominal tumor, according to the version with which the Brazilian government is working,” said the article signed by journalist Kennedy Alencar, Folha de Sao Paulo’s correspondent in Brasilia.
“‘It looks like we are going to lose our friend,’ Lula told an assistant after being informed of the dictator’s critical state of health,” the article said.
The story said that “word from Havana received confidentially indicates that Castro is very ill.”
This report would jibe with some informed speculation earlier by an American surgeon at Inside Surgery.
(I have also been told by a local astrologer of some worth to document that according to fidel’s chart, death will come between the 7th and 27th of this month. I post this for the record in the event that history proves her right.)