Fidel Castro – A Cold War Observation

Cuba’s Fidel Castro steps down after half a century

Castro, 81, who has not appeared in public since undergoing stomach surgery almost 19 months ago, said he would not seek a new term as president or leader of Cuba’s armed forces when the National Assembly meets on Sunday.

– Reuters

Fidel CastroSort of reminds me of Cold War era announcements from the former Soviet Union:

“The Chairman is fine…”

“The chairman is fine…”

“The Chairman is dead.”

Just saying…

7 thoughts on “Fidel Castro – A Cold War Observation”

  1. WINWS… And Augusto Pinochet. :-)

    John… If Fidel really is gone, I don’t see the advantage in waiting this long. What do they gain?

    Frogette… You’re right. Though Reuters might have paraphrased that quote.

  2. Some years back when my bro was working at a radio station he caught a news reader with a telex he’s faked up – Tito Found F**king Near Dead
    After weeks of daily reports tat he was still alive this story suggested he’d left hospital and was found in a nearby cemetery with a woman.
    Unfortunately the newsreader had a bit of a chocking fit…

  3. Cartledge… Those were the days! No bits, no LCDs…just paper and crappy ink. I remember back in school those terrible mimeographs. You’d get something and try to puzzle out a few sentences before before just throwing it away.

    I would have liked to have seen the newscaster try and get that across without dissolving into laughter.

  4. Okay…fair warning. I just thought of a bad joke for this post.

    So, Cuba, is No Country for Old Men either….

    Sorry…couldn’t help it. That was really bad,

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