How Cuba’s Castro dictatorship helped war criminal Mengistu commit genocide in Ethiopia

Fidel Castro guest of Mengistu at a military parade in Addis Ababa celebrating the 4th anniversary of the overthrow of the Ethiopian monarchy on September 15, 1978.

The communist dictatorship ruling Cuba today, which supports Hamas terrorists, is the very same regime that sent troops to Ethiopia to help in the genocide of over 1 million Ethiopians. The Cuban dictatorship ruled by the same Castro family that accuses Israel of “genocide” joined forces with the “Butcher of Addis,” war criminal Mengistu Haile Mariam in his genocidal killing spree 40 years ago.

The Center for a FREE Cuba has the report:

State terror sponsor Cuba sent troops to assist war criminal Mengistu commit genocide in Ethiopia, and carried out terrorism against civilians, slanders Israel

“The pot calling the kettle black” is found first in print in Miguel Cervantes’s Don Quijote in 1620 as “Dijo el sartén a la caldera, Quítate allá ojinegra.” This idiom came to mind immediately upon reading Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel (X or Tweet ) on December 27, 2023 in which Raul Castro’s hand picked president libeled Israel.

“The genocide committed by the terrorist state of Israel in Gaza is a humiliation for all humanity. How long will there be impunity, how long will there be a free way to murder? #Cuba, which will never be among the indifferent, raises its voice for Palestine again and again.”

This is a textbook example of projection.

For the sake of brevity will highlight one example of Fidel and Raul Castro assisting in a genocide that is well documented in which they are directly implicated.

The Castro brothers in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Ethiopia, sent thousands of Cuban troops who assisted war criminal Mengistu Haile Mariam carry out a genocide that claimed over a million Ethiopian lives. Fidel and Raul Castro both received Mengistu, who was known as the “Butcher of Addis,” in Havana in 1975, and visited Mengistu in Addis Ababa in 1978. Human Rights Watch in their September 1991 report, “EVIL DAYS: 30 YEARS OF WAR AND FAMINE IN ETHIOPIA” reported on the role played by Cuban troops.

From late 1979 onwards the population of southeast Ethiopia was affected by the counter-insurgency strategy of the Ethiopian government which was implemented from December 1979. Starting in December 1979, the government launched a second military offensive. Soviet advisors and Cuban troops participated in taking actions specifically directed against the population’s means of survival, “including poisoning and bombing water holes and machine gunning herds of cattle.”

The U.S. State Department has Cuba on its list of state terror sponsors, and there is over 60 years of documentation that under the Castro regime, Cuba has been, and continues to be a terrorist state that has murdered U.S. citizens.

“On a sunny afternoon 27 years ago — Feb 24, 1996 — four human-rights activists searching for rafters on the Florida Straits were murdered by Cuban warplanes. Madeleine Albright, then Secretary of State, presented irrefutable evidence to the international community of Cuba’s responsibility for this terrorist act.”

Havana trained terrorists that carried out bombing campaigns in New York City in the 1970s that killed Americans, and the regime has relations with both Hamas and Hezbollah.

The Cuban dictatorship has spent decades slandering Israel. Fidel Castro personally equated the Jewish state with Nazi Germany, and the communist regime has promoted antisemitic tropes, and discriminated against Cuban Jews.

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3 thoughts on “How Cuba’s Castro dictatorship helped war criminal Mengistu commit genocide in Ethiopia”

  1. Oh, but genocide depends on “context,” meaning it depends on who commits it. If the perpetrator is on the “correct” side, then it’s at least tacitly OK. That’s why the 100 million or so killed by communism has been pretty much blown off by the left.

    • I expect that if the Holocaust had been committed by the Soviets instead of the Nazis, the Jews would have gotten significantly less sympathy (even though the Nazis were actually socialists).

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