Obama is getting reelection support from three world leaders notorious for anti-American and Communist views.
What’s so bad about the Castro, Putin and Chavez families?
Let’s start with Hugo Chavez, who fancies himself the cult of personality that will eclipse the long-fading allure of Castro (more on him later).
In 2009, Chavez was considered by many to be the future of Communism. Freedom Watch accused him of terrorism, even accusing him of conspiring with the Taliban and al-Qaida. Exiled Venezuelan journalist Antonio Guzman-Blanco says Chavez maintains close ties to FARC and ELN Marxist, two drug-trafficking guerrilla terrorist groups dedicated to destabilizing neighboring Colombia.
“Chavez has been sympathetic to the regimes in Libya, Iran and Iraq and has been recently tied to the ETA Basque terrorist organization,” writes Guzman-Blanco. ”It is widely believed that he also has ties to Arab terrorist organizations, and that he provided safe passage to Colombia for several IRA operatives.”
In 2008, the Miami Herald identified Chavez’s minister of defense as an international narcotics kingpin. Prominent Venezuelan journalist Ricardo Guanipa fled the country under death threats after he exposed widespread Chavez appointees’ corruption. In 2010, he conducted ‘Military Communism Reforms‘ to kill the Venezuela economy.
This socialist-leaning Communist ruler also reportedly called Obama a “good guy.” His support follows that of the Castro family, which has ruled Cuba under a communist dictatorship for more than 50 years.
The Castro family is next on my list. For the past 50 years, the Castro family has ruled Cuba with the grip of Communist terror. During the 60’s, Castro opened training camps for guerrilla fighters under Soviet supervision. As you may recall, most of our parents lived through a dark time known as the Cold War, where they had blackout curtains, fear of the A-bomb and a continual alert status for scrambling into bomb shelters.
Castro’s hostility towards the US goes back to his father who fought against the US in the Spanish-American War. His aggressive stance against America is reflected in a letter sent to his secretary in the summer of 1958, now exhibited in the Museum of the Revolution in Havana.
“I have sworn to myself that Americans are going to pay dearly for what they are doing. When this war is over, a much wider and bigger war will begin for me, the war I am going to wage against them. I realize that is going to be my true destiny.”
During the sixties and seventies, besides exporting the revolution to Latin America and Africa and supporting terrorism in Europe through ETA, IRA and the PLO, among others, Castro continued building a subversive network in the U.S. Members of this network are recruited from a pool of young Cuban exiles in the so-called Maceitos brigades, who go to Cuba to cut sugar cane, and young Americans brought to Cuba under the Venceremos brigade which, according to Granma’s July 27,1999 edition, reached 7,000 visitors.
Claire Sterling reports in her book, The Terror Network,
“The same meticulous selection went into recruiting 2,500 young Americans in the Venceremos Brigades…the Brigades visited Cuba in ten contingents between 1969 and 1977. There, under Colonel Simenov’s fatherly eyes, they learned how to mount truly effective campaigns to destabilize the United States.”
“Even as we support Russian reforms, we cannot support Russian brutality,” he said during a speech at the Reagan Library in California. “When the Russian government attacks civilians, leaving orphans and refugees, it can no longer expect aid from international lending institutions.”
“It all flowed naturally into the picture of a global war on terror,” says Kasyanov, who by that time had been promoted to serve as Putin’s Prime Minister. “There was no more criticism … It just ceased to be a thorny issue.”
“It is common for friends and neighbors to be arrested or simply “disappear.” As authorities look poised to continue their policy of moving people against their will, from one inadequate and insecure location to another, the plight of people trapped in this nightmare remains largely ignored.”