Fidel Castro Calls Obama "Stupid"

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Miami's largely Republican Cuban exile community and Fidel Castro for once actually agree on something! They all think President Barack Obama is stupid!

Yesterday, Obama said his administration is "open to a new relationship with Cuba if the Cuban government starts taking the proper steps to open up its own country," during an online round table discussion held with Hispanic supporters. Castro ain't having it.

Obama tempered his openness though, by adding, "What we haven't seen is the kind of genuine spirit of transformation inside of Cuba that would justify us eliminating the embargo."

In an essay today published across Cuba's government-controlled media, Castro hit back while heaping on the sarcasm.

"How nice! How clever!," wrote the retired dictator. "Such kindness has not yet allowed [Obama] to understand 50 years of blockade and crimes against our country have not been able to subdue our people. Many things will change in Cuba, but change because of our efforts and despite the United States."

Castro also called Obama "stupid," in the essay which quotes liberally from Hugo Chavez and also heralds the "Cuban 5," a group of Cuban spies currently jailed in America.

"This is how the empire responds to the increasing demand around the world for their freedom," Castro wrote of America's refusal to release the five. "If it weren't so, the empire would cease to be an empire and Obama would cease to be stupid."

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truthseeker
truthseeker

Believe me, if Cuba had oil or gold, america would have invaded it already. the big, bad bully empire of america would have done to it what they did to Lybia and Gadhafi. However, the Cuban people, despite america, are still better off than we here in america. They are better fed - they are not forced to eat contaminated food and drink contaminated water. They receive more exercise daily than we do in america. they have free health care and are a healthier people than we are in america; they are not consumer-driven like we are in america and I believe their overall quality of life is better than america. so, don't feel sorry for cubans. you need to feel sorry for us here in the belly of the beast.

Tedmed_99
Tedmed_99

Cubans make such great Americans because they are typically conservatives with highlights of racism to help blend into the American fabric. In fact, I would venture to say that the reason the American government is so predisposed to them is because of the history between the two nations.

They(Cubans) helped support this nation during the American revolution. The wives of the prominent business men of that time, persuaded them to support the effort by none other than, Thomas Jefferson. (slave owner too).

The mentality pervades until this day. So, when an educated man like Castro cannot overcome the urge to make a comment of this ilk it leads me to conclude that it is in the DNA.

anthony mcgowan
anthony mcgowan

no blaming a fireman putting out a fire he did not start is stupid.

john doe
john doe

He is right.

"What we haven't seen is the kind of genuine spirit of transformation inside of Cuba that would justify us eliminating the embargo."

Since when do we embargo countries for not giving democratic freedoms to all their citizens?  We've made deals and traded with dictators, tyrants -- even Hitler, for fuck sake -- without following this maxim.  The embargo does nothing but make the lives of Cubans worse.  It is an act of revenge for the Cuban Missile Crisis, nothing more than war-hawk remnants of the Cold War.

dewalt sale
dewalt sale

why because he hasnt forced citizens to communism hasnt removed free elections hasn't destroyed business (tried to though), thats why he's stupid Castro. Thats why everyone in Cuba is willing to give up their left nut to leave

Jules Winnfield
Jules Winnfield

In other essays Castro is also quoted calling Obama a "poopie head" a "liar liar pants on yankee fire" and "barbara"

Real mature Castro, real mature.

truthfully
truthfully

truthseeker,you need to check your "truth" it well documented in communist communities that fronts are put up for the world. One or two towns will look like heven, but if you try to look beyond those one or two towns you'll see famine, poverty, and illness. Just look at what the Soviet Union did during the Ukraine famine. The world knew that people where starving but the USSR denied it vehminatly. They would set up towns for reporters out of country to visit that mad it seem as though everything was ok, and there was plenty of food. In some cases these reporters would leave believing that there was no famine. But the world knows and knew that was not the truth. Thousands of people died during that famine. This practice of staging still occurs in North Korea and China. So what makes you think it does not occur in Cuba. There must be a reason so many cubans want to get to the United States.

Mariojj242000
Mariojj242000

Mr Tedmed If you had any brains you would be dangerous but you don't,Cubans can not be racists becuase Cuba has been a country of mixed races since way before Castro.

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Yep.  The embargo is pointless and stupid at this point.

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