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. really?

    duh. you soooo stupid fidel. of course it was and we are soooo proud to be Americans too. so hush up before we put your cigars where ????

    May 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey

      Are you really that arrogant and self righteous yourself? People like you are living proof that we're living in a sick society!!!

      May 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • really?

      yes Joey. and thank you.

      May 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HernandezUSA

    "Fidel Castro calls bin Laden killing an assassination" ~ what the heck did he think it was going to be? A delivery from a flower store for doing such a good jobs killing innocent people?

    ~ What a MORON!!

    May 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kim

    Just great another nut feeling bad for a nut that got what he deserve. Why is it a surprise castro is no friend of ours. Who cares what he says.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. the truth lives

    you know what i hate to say it but for once fidel is right this was an uncalled for assination but it was warrented and it proved a point if you mess with US we will not rest untill you pay the price for what you have done. dont get me wrong i dont condone violence of anyform but this act of violence on our part was the right thing to do that man was responsiable for thousands of deaths and changing the lives of everyone in america so he pays with his life so congrats to our navy seal who pulled the trigger and congrats for everyone coming home safely

    May 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Well, duh, Castro. And your opinion means so much, coming from a man who is well versed in the *art* of assassination!

    May 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    Fidel is right, we don't have evidence to prove Osama is guilty of any crime. We can't just go to another country killing people, that's why the whole world hate us.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not Frank

      Hey Frank! Have you not been watching the news for the last ten years! News Flash: He decalread war on America. Al qaeda (on video) claimed resposibilty for many attacks unprovoked attacks. CNN should have an IQ checker to keep stupid people like you from posting non-sense. Go back to Cuba where you belong!

      May 8, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    @the truth lives:

    How can this be an uncalled for assassination, but be warranted? Isn't that a contradictory statement?

    May 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chris

    And we should be bothered what that old communist thinks?

    May 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy


    Other than ObL's own words, you mean? I believe we call that a "confession".

    May 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Frank

    @banasy you wish you had the knowledge of Fidel.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzzzz

      @ Frank ....please i'm cringing .... be quiet .... shhhhhh

      May 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MM

    OBL was unarmed during his death...but so were thousands of innocent people that lost their lives on 9/11...
    this guy is unbelievable!!!

    May 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Frank

    We always make mistakes, I'm tired of incompetent presidents and intelligence people, even the stupid Seals that crashed the helicopter, this is a reminder of who we really are, selfish, arrogant and sloppy.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ed Bailey

    I was waiting for this,and I haven't read any articles to include this one. I don't have too. World politics is considerably complex and sometimes (many) very stupid. WE helped this murderer and then we HAD to do this. It isn't any different than a local cop and domestic violence EXCEPT when we stuck our nose out and got involved with Bin Laden that was not our conflict. You play with fire and you get burned.Charity startes at home. Manage our own business first and foremost. And Fidel you are one that needs to quitely fade away!

    May 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Frank

    We never do anything right, on top of that, we have to spend billions on this, grow up America, its time we get real people behind our troops, Panetta? What's that crap, the worst idiot in the government and the speaker Carney, God please learn to speak you moron. Its sickening.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Frank

    Anyone can go into a house and kill people, but no, we have to use state of the art helicopters and crash them on site, this is the most ridicule operation the US has made, and not to mention what's going to happen when these people decide to retaliate.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
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