Adding insult to injury a few weeks back, Britain hosted one of Castro’s premier butchers, Victor Dreke. “One of Che Guevara’s ‘pillars’ is in London for the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs,” headlined the UK’s Independent. “His belief in the socialist system remains resolute; his disdain for the US unchanged; his pride for what he, Che, the Castro brothers and the revolution achieved intact.”
The prideful “achievements” of Castro, Che and Dreke include jailing political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror and murdering more Cubans than Hitler murdered Germans during the Night of Long Knives. Many more Cubans died while trying to escape these “achievements” than Germans died escaping East Germany. The “achievement” of this wholesale butchery was to plunge a nation with a higher per capita income and a lower infant mortality than half of Europe and deluged with immigrants into one that repels Haitians. Alas, in the process, the Castro brothers did “achieve” the power of Stalin and Mao.
Unmentioned by his British hosts is that their recent guest of honor, Che Guevara henchman Victor Dreke, had a very bloody hand in one of the major anti-insurgency wars of our hemisphere. Don’t look for this in your college textbooks, The History Channel, MSM, etc. but farm collectivization was no more voluntary in Cuba than in the Ukraine. And Cuba’s Kulaks had guns—at first anyway.
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