Fidel Castro calls bin Laden killing an assassination
Fidel Castro criticized the U.S. for killing Osama bin Laden.
May 5th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

Fidel Castro calls bin Laden killing an assassination

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is slamming the method used to kill Osama bin Laden, saying there is no excuse for "assassinating" an unarmed man in front of his family.

"Whatever the actions attributed to bin Laden, the assassination of an unarmed human being surrounded by his family constitutes an abhorrent act," Castro wrote in an essay published in state media. Castro criticized bin Laden for "international terrorism" and said Cuba showed solidarity with the United States after the "brutal" September 11 attacks. However, in the article Castro calls the killing of bin Laden an "execution" by U.S. Navy SEALs and says the attack and the subsequent burial at sea "show fear and insecurity, and turn him into a much more dangerous person."

The news come on the heels of the sentencing of a Chilean businessman in Cuban court, state news in Cuba reported Thursday. Max Marambio, whose company Rio Zaza made juices and milk, was once a close friend of Castro's. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted in absentia of bribery and fraud. FULL STORY

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  1. reality

    This is totally fake everyone knows castro can barely breath on his own let alone make a full statement on bin laden besides he lucky that he didn't get assassinated himself

    May 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    You're welcome, I'm sure.

    May 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. FrankisaTrickbaby

    Frank has retired to the basement of his mother's motel room with his tail between his legs.
    Just like the loser that he is, he is crying to his mama because he can't handle getting pummeled on the blogs after he opens his big mouth.

    May 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Linari

    It seems the troll is quite obsessed with gay fruity hot-dogs...
    And stuffing them in through the out door...

    May 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. FrankIsMyPersonalPuppet

    I'm just a little curious.
    How does it feel getting screwed from all directions?
    I bet your mother does.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Patty

    CNN!!! When R U going to start monitoring this blog and get these slobs to stop posting garbage and filthy language. None of this crap is related to what this blog is about.

    Thank U

    May 6, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. Linari

    @Patty: you're preaching to the choir. CNN obviously must get paid by the post.

    May 6, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ben Emos

    Why does he bother about OBL? He should think about his own demise.

    May 6, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. joe schmuckelly

    Go back to sleep Fidel, your babbling again.

    May 6, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Riff*Raff

    @Patty-agreed. I've been asking for weeks, including the report abuse button. He's devolving into a full blown lunatic. Disturbing & disgusting. They allowed death threats to be posted the other day. Shut him down! Every thread is full of his filth.

    May 6, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. disturbed

    Hey fidel its so bad that u and your brother wasnt in that r00m so u couldVe enjoyed the same greetings that your buddy got

    May 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mejazzbo

    Does that make you feel a little jumpy, Fidel? You are not and have never been worth this kind of effort. Sleep soundly... The only sound you may hear is that of your throat being slit by your own countrymen.

    May 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Isabelle

    Yes, it was an What do you call the killing of 3000 unarmed poeple on 9/11/01?

    May 9, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jon

    Sleep well Fidel, You may be next !

    May 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jon 1

    exactly.....sf soldiers have time to determine the nature of the threat....why was he killed ??

    May 13, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
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