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Fidel Castro’s visit with Chavez televised

June 18, 2008

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— Cuban television is showing images of Fidel Castro chatting in a garden with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the first images of the ailing revolutionary broadcast in six months.

The 81-year-old Castro looks thinner, and his hair and beard are much whiter in the video images, which did not include any audio. But he nevertheless looks vigorous and animated as he talks with his younger brother, President Raul Castro, and Chavez.

Fidel Castro was dressed in a white running jacket with red and blue trim in the images broadcast Tuesday.

Comments

cato_the_elder 6 years, 5 months ago

What one strategically placed smart bomb could have done for humanity. A pity.

bondmen 6 years, 5 months ago

"Hugo Chavez's recent reversals for anything other than an acknowledgement that he is a man in retreat. That's what a sudden and massive loss of public support will do to a guy.Take his weekly television and radio address of June 8, in which he urged Alfonso Cano, the new leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, to hand over all the guerrilla group's hostages, some of them held for more than 10 years. Just a few days earlier, Chavez backed off on a new national intelligence law, which would have turned Venezuela into the next Cuba. The most reprehensible aspect of the law would oblige every Venezuelan to cooperate with the country's intelligence service and police or risk prison terms of two to six years. There's more. About two months ago, Chavez reversed course on a new education plan that would have made the schools into the equivalent of the propaganda arm of Chavez's government. Outraged parents took to the streets of Caracas, the capital, carrying signs that read: ``Don't mess up with our kids.'' "http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=azNgnq5RHMCIHopefully Barack Hussein Obama will learn from Hugo's mistakes!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

"Al Qaeda is kaput bozo"Would that it were true, but unfortunately, muslim jihadis have not been eliminated, and likely won't be as long as we have Christian jihadis such as yourself creating and maintaining the conditions they need to thrive.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

Of current world leaders, no one has been responsible for more needless death and destruction that the current occupants of the White House. What do you suggest for them, cato?

GardenMomma 6 years, 5 months ago

Journalism 101: Address the 5 W's. Let's see how the LJW does, shall we?Who? Fidel Castro, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and President Raul Castro of Cuba. Ok, I got it. (1 out of 5 so far)What? They are all talking together but no specifics as to WHAT they are talking about. (still 1 out of 5)When? Apparently sometime within the last six months (so since January sometime) but who really knows since the article doesn't state a date. (still 1 out of 5)Where? "in a garden." I'll assume it's either Cuba or Venezuela, but again no specifics. (still only 1 out of 5 of the 5 W's addressed fully)Why? No idea, since the article spends 2 out of 3 paragraphs discussing the looks and clothing of Fidel Castro! I guess dictator fashion this season is "a white running jacket with red and blue trim." Really, LJW! Only one out of five journalism "W's" addressed and that is the "who." Please don't report like this anymore. It smacks of the E! network or Inside Edition.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

Nothing like a little advocacy of terrorism in the morning, eh, cato?

cato_the_elder 6 years, 5 months ago

Bozo, in suggesting a prudent course of conduct for you I've threatened no one, "through the military" or otherwise. But speaking of cowardice, I do wonder whether you would have the guts to make the sick comment you posted on this site to one of our soldiers serving in Iraq. Again, I doubt that it would be wise, but I wonder whether your sick views also provide you with the moxie to express them publicly to one of our soldiers.

bondmen 6 years, 5 months ago

Al Qaeda is kaput bozo - they took on America's best in Iraq and Afghanistan and they lost. Allah's best jihadis toweled up, followed their demented imams demands that they kill infidels and entered the killing fields. Now the soil there is a sponge soaking up the blood of fanatic Muslim men who otherwise would be hunting Pagans, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and Christians elsewhere in the world, wreaking madness and mayhem blowing themselves up. Their imams teach them it's the only sure way to heaven and the longed for 72 perpetual virgins.

cato_the_elder 6 years, 5 months ago

Your opinion, Bozo - your opinion and that of the slimeball sources which you apparently troll on a regular basis. I trust that you have the discretion not to employ such language with any currently serving member of our military forces, as it might create a problem for your physical well-being.

cato_the_elder 6 years, 5 months ago

Bozo - regardless of stated U.S policy, in the opinion of many knowledgeable professionals real terrorists such as these - masquerading as heads of state - should be captured or eliminated when the opportunity presents itself, because such opportunities are fleeting - as former President Clinton and his advisers know all too well. JFK and RFK were right to do what they did - sadly, the military mission they authorized was unsuccessful, and Cubans have continued to live under totalitarianism ever since. And if you don't think that Chavez presents a real danger to this country, then you need to think again.

dandelion 6 years, 5 months ago

The Taliban, major supporters of Al Qaeda, are still quite active. Granted they are probably too busy to help plan terrorist plots, at the moment, but they are still alive, because Bushie decided to get rid of his dad's enemy, instead of taking care of the more dangerous enemy. Now he has created more people who hate the US, and as soon as life settles down, I'm sure they will find new, inventive ways to make our lives miserable. Of course, they could sit back and let all this bankrupt our country. After all that worked with the Soviet Union and their Afghan war. We supported the Taliban with weapons back then, then they stabbed us in the back.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

You certainly do like to threaten a lot of people through the military, cato. You're a coward with homicidal tendencies.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

"That's OK, bozo, I will uphold your freedom to anonymously post stuff here on American soil."What are your other options?"Some other nations you see as having great leaders wouldn't like it though if you trashed them and their country."To which nations and leaders are you referring?

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