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    Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

    Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial
    Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial - World Watch - CBS News

    By Alex Sundby
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    September 7, 2010

    Fidel Castro criticized Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust and advocated global nuclear disarmament, specifically recommending to Israel that the only way it can achieve security is through dropping its nuclear arsenal, in an interview published online Tuesday.

    Cuba's revolutionary leader also discouraged the United States and Israel from using sanctions and threats as a strategy to deter Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons of its own, The Atlantic magazine reported on its website.

    "This problem is not going to get resolved, because the Iranians are not going to back down in the face of threats," Castro told the magazine.

    The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg spent three days in Cuba interviewing Castro, describing him as "frail and aged" -- two bodyguards held the former leader by the elbow when Castro greeted Goldberg -- along with an "acute" mind, "high" energy level and "a self-deprecating sense of humor."

    Castro advised Ahmadinejad, a repeated Holocaust denier, to understand the "unique" history of anti-Semitism.

    "I don't think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews," Castro told the magazine. "I would say much more than the Muslims. They have been slandered much more than the Muslims because they are blamed and slandered for everything. No one blames the Muslims for anything.
    "The Jews have lived an existence that is much harder than ours," Castro told the magazine. "There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust."

    Castro's comments come the week of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year. His remarks also came less than three weeks before the U.N. General Assembly is scheduled to convene in New York Sept. 23. Ahmadinejad has attended the annual meeting of world leaders representing Iran, which is a U.N. member.

    Before last year's meeting, Ahmadinejad said he was proud that denying the Holocaust had angered Western governments.
    This “new” Castro, friend of the Jews, is the same that signed one of his "reflections" in June, where he stated that "Israel will pull the trigger to bring Iran into the Stone Age, and this outrageous' and `anti-Semitic statement:

    “The hatred felt by the state of Israel against the Palestinians is such that they would not hesitate to send the 1 ˝ million men, women and children of that country to the crematoria where millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated by the Nazis” Castro said. “It would seem that the Fuehrer's swastika is today Israel's banner,” he said, referencing Adolf Hitler.

    Can we believe in the sincerity of Castro? Of course not, he is known to say everything and its opposite, using dialectical tricks. But what is significant in this new twist is Castro's tactical change, expressed also in regard to Muslims. What he said is that in fact the Jews are the victims not the Muslims.

    Castro visited Iran in May of 2001, where he said that “Iran and Cuba, in cooperation with each other, can bring America to its knees.” And now he has eroded this alliance, he has double crossed the Iranian regime.

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    Re: Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

    One deranged, despotic and self-serving tyrant having a pop at another to score points and make himself look good?


    It'll be interesting to see how many liberals react to that, bearing in mind how so many of them have fallen in love with both men for various dubious reasons!

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    Re: Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

    Well old Fidel is just that, old. It may be that he is facing his mortality with a new set of eyes as he nears the end of life. He even said he had to admit Communism isn't working.

    Then again he may be just be playing games as Republic_Of_Public says to look good for a change.

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    Re: Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic_Of_Public View Post
    One deranged, despotic and self-serving tyrant having a pop at another to score points and make himself look good?


    It'll be interesting to see how many liberals react to that, bearing in mind how so many of them have fallen in love with both men for various dubious reasons!
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    You have no idea what liberals think. You should stop trying to comment on it.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

    What the hell are you talking about?

    And what's more, wondering how liberals would react is nowhere near making a comment on how they are actually reacting. So trying to close down the debate on the basis if that is childish and patronising.

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    Re: Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    This “new” Castro, friend of the Jews, is the same that signed one of his "reflections" in June, where he stated that "Israel will pull the trigger to bring Iran into the Stone Age, and this outrageous' and `anti-Semitic statement:

    “The hatred felt by the state of Israel against the Palestinians is such that they would not hesitate to send the 1 ˝ million men, women and children of that country to the crematoria where millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated by the Nazis” Castro said. “It would seem that the Fuehrer's swastika is today Israel's banner,” he said, referencing Adolf Hitler.

    Can we believe in the sincerity of Castro? Of course not, he is known to say everything and its opposite, using dialectical tricks. But what is significant in this new twist is Castro's tactical change, expressed also in regard to Muslims. What he said is that in fact the Jews are the victims not the Muslims.

    Castro visited Iran in May of 2001, where he said that “Iran and Cuba, in cooperation with each other, can bring America to its knees.” And now he has eroded this alliance, he has double crossed the Iranian regime.
    People do change. I remember seeing George Wallace on TV, standing on the steps of a school, proclaiming that no black student would ever attend a white school. Later on, he became a very vocal supporter of civil rights.
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    Re: Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You know, I've never really understood why conservatives like to eat babies so much. I find that just reprehensible. They just love to eat children. Kill them and eat them. Also, I hate how conservatives keep claiming the moon is made out of cheese. That's really annoying how they keep saying that, since the moon is clearly not made of cheese.
    I agree, it'll be interesting to see how many conservatives react to this, considering how many have fallen in love with both babies and cheese for dubious reasons.
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    Re: Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic_Of_Public View Post
    What the hell are you talking about?

    And what's more, wondering how liberals would react is nowhere near making a comment on how they are actually reacting. So trying to close down the debate on the basis if that is childish and patronising.
    It's the "liberals falling in love with these men" part. Try to keep up.

    More on-topic, who in the damned galaxy has any interest in what lunatic dictator #1 thinks about lunatic dictator #2's conspiracy theories? I guess my question is:

    WHY IS THIS NEWS?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

    Try to keep up.
    So where does the cheese come in? Or is this just bad left wing whimsy?


    And it's news because two great statesmen for many lefties are at each others' throats - Castro for socialism and Ahmadinejad against Israel.

    And it's even more enjoyable considering communist hypocrisy over the Jews, as Russia's treatment of the Refuseniks also proved!

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    Re: Castro Blasts Ahmadinejad for Holocaust Denial

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic_Of_Public View Post

    And it's news because two great statesmen for many lefties are at each others' throats - Castro for socialism and Ahmadinejad against Israel.
    His response was extreme to be certain (as was probably his intent) but I will try to give a little more of a rational approach. No liberal on this post has said a damn thing about either of these men being great or admirable. So...how about instead of fueling the partisan fire you contribute something real to the conversation.

    PS...Stepping out for a bit, will comment on the actual article when I get back, as to make an informed decision

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