A murderous tyrant died the day after Thanksgiving, but instead of giving thanks, the response from some in the civilized West has been to ignore Fidel Castro’s reign of terror and keep his propaganda alive. More than a few national leaders will even attend his funeral.
But in doing so, these “mourners” would self-identify as “leaders” who aren’t fit for the job. No honorable person would attend this barbarian’s funeral. The decent people of their countries should have every one of them arrested the moment they return home, as the local law allows.
On what charges? That would depend on the country. Certainly any government official from the U.S. who would attend should be charged with treason, an offense so serious that it is the only crime defined by the Constitution. One of its core elements is giving enemies of this country “aid and comfort.”
Of course the enemy of the U.S. in this instance is not the people of Cuba but the Castro regime that has committed some of the worst atrocities in our Hemisphere in history. Any American who would attend Castro’s funeral would be providing that regime with aid and comfort on the world stage.
The first national leader to be arrested should be Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – probably the most useful of all the idiots and certainly the most idiotic of them all. But he can’t be arrested for treason, since Canada’s treason law doesn’t apply to this case, and he might not even go anyway.
However, this witless pretender committed a crime against decency when he hailed Castro’s “dedication and love for the Cuban people.” He also called him a “remarkable” and “larger than life leader who served his people” and felt “deep sorrow” after learning of Castro’s death.
Predictably, because these points are always the last refuge of Castro apologists, Trudeau praised the “significant improvements” El Jefe made “to the education and health care of his island nation.”
Anyone who would actually believe the regime’s propaganda about near universal literacy deserves to be treated by the health care system that everyday Cubans have to endure. Halfway thinkers such as Michael Moore have promoted the Cuban health care system as a model.
And maybe it works well for a few top party members and moneyed travelers.
But the facilities the average Cuban is treated at are “filthy” clinics and hospitals where “patients have to bring their own towels, bed sheets, pillows, or they would have to lay down on dirty bare mattresses stained with blood and other body fluids.”
Rivaling Trudeau for useful idiocy is former President Carter. In a statement he said that he and wife Rosalynn shared their “sympathies with the Castro family” and remembered “fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country.”
It would be a surprise if Carter didn’t attend, given his love of dictators. If he goes to Havana, I suggest he just stay. Apparently it is his kind of country.
It’s unclear at this point if outgoing President Obama will travel to Castro’s funeral. Reports say he is “pondering” attending. If he goes, then he deserves the treatment that anyone who engages in treasonous behavior gets. Arrest him.
He should not be protected by the office he has shamed. Nor should Vice President Joe Biden or Secretary of State John Kerry if either one or both is assigned to go. If they do, arrest them and their boss who gave them their orders.
If this sounds radical, remember that the political left certainly believes presidents can and should be arrested. Moveon.org even got a positive response to a petition demanding the arrests of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for war crimes.
For those who don’t believe the Castro regime to be an enemy of the U.S., consider this: Castro made an alliance with the Soviet Union, the Cold War enemy of America, and invited the belligerent communist state into our back yard.
The 1962 Cuban missile crisis that followed could have begun a nuclear war that would have claimed millions of U.S. civilian casualties. Never forget than Castro gangster Che Guevara was publicly in favor of using nuclear weapons on New York City. So was Fidel.
Naturally a snake basket of deplorable European leaders will attend. But that sort of foolishness should be expected from socialist Europeans who, as a class, are the least-sophisticated thinkers on Earth, though they try hard to position themselves as wise.
Expect Latin American despots Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, Evo Morales of Bolivia, Nicolas Maduro from Venezuela and others to also be there. And what an opportunity it could present. They could be in the same place at the same time, allowing agents from The Hague to arrest them all at once for the cruelty they’ve inflicted on the people of their countries.
In lieu of flowers, please send your oppressors to Havana where they can be scooped up and prosecuted for their crimes.