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. Joey

    Fidel Castro's opinion is meaningless.
    Why cover this Communist at all?
    I thought he was dead.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. petey

    Who cares what fidel thinks if he don't like it my opinion tell him to shut up or he could be next

    May 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    @Frank:

    And so do you.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    You are right banasy

    May 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chris

    Fidel is angry we tried to do the same to him along time ago....of course hes going to call it an assassination.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey

    What is a "most ridicule operation?"

    May 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Frank

    People of the United States of America,the CIA,Cuba and the World.
    Have no fear.There is a special place in HELL for Fidel next to Lenin,Stalin,Hitler,Mao, etc.CIA, I still do not understand why after almost 50 years you could not buy someone in Cuba a Sniper Rifle with scope and silencer to put a bullet in Fidel's head as he did to JFK.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      You left out Ronald Reagan,Richard Nixon,LBJ,Spiro T.Agnew and the list goes on. You right-wing nutjobs are truly disgusting!!!

      May 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mar

    I think the real question to this is... who cares?

    Bin laden is dead and should be. That's the end of that.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey

    It is unwise to be dependent on a computer's spelling program.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. KD

    I think Fidel is posing as Frank....just shut up already! The entire world is elated that this dick is dead. Do you not read the news? And he wasn't killed in front of his family...just in the same house, can't get any better than that. Even his daughter Sophia that was there is a brainwashed nut. She was told to say the seals didn't kill Bin Laden on the 3rd floor. She was told to tell the officials (who tell the media) that they did it in front of the family on the second floor . They shot his crazy ass wife in the leg but should've but a bullet in her head too! It's a god damn good thing that those crazy f^$%cks were not fully armed. Some of our men could've been hurt badly. What do you expect? Huh? For the forces to say, "Oh Hey there Bin Hidin'. How ya been? Now get outta those jammies and come with us." Yeah right! They did just what they should have done!

    May 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. KD

    Oh yeah, and if they choose to retaliate, which they will do anyways...then i say.. BRING IT!

    May 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    I vote Tea Party..always.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Chucho

    de que entarnaciones estan hablando?

    May 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Really Fidel?

    Irony Wins. Fatality.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lucky

    I always wondered why they called T.V. the dummy box because u really have to be a dummy to believe the sh~t they put on T.V. It is amazing the what people will believe

    May 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
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