Don’t forget to congratulate Fidel!
The greatest Cuban Comandante, he left an indelible mark in 20th-century world politics. He was a great friend of the USSR, but he was an implacable foe to all American Presidents. The Americans made many attempts on his life… 38 times by Eisenhower, 42 times by Kennedy, 72 times by Johnson, 184 times by Nixon, 64 times by Carter, 197 times by Reagan, 16 times by Bush Sr, and 21 times by Clinton. Castro’s elimination became a kind of obsession for the USA… they used poisoned cigarettes, an Aqualung with TB bacillus in its air-cylinders, and bombs in baseballs, pens, and syringes… just to name a few. A White House memo stated, “Nothing else has more importance; we must invest the money, time, manpower, and effort to do this”. Comandante Fidel himself, commenting on an assassination attempt, once said, “If the ability to survive all these attacks was an Olympic sport, I’d have won a gold medal in it”.
13 August 2016
Vitaly Podvitsky Masterskaya Karikatury