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. KD

    Well you think this is all make believe? LOL

    May 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    @Cesar shut up stupid

    May 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey

    Fidel Castro was 100% correct since it was nothing but and not all the right-wing bla-bla-bla in the world can change that!!!

    May 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joe

    As if Castro isn't responsible for killing parents in front of their children. Innocent parents too!

    May 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. KD

    He was wanted ...Dead or Alive..there was no secret about that. Now you can be safe in your city from Osama. Yes, even you Joey. Now,if the next nut job plans any attacks or commits genocide again on our ground then will have to assasinate again... 🙂 At least now the idiots will know the consequences.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    Fidel and I have something in commom...we both like wieners.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. KD

    Haha. It cracks me up that all these saints think that if they were up against Osama Bin Laden (armed or not) and they had an AK47 available that they wouldn't use it. Laughable! They would be firing rounds before he could get within 10 feet.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey

    The last "Joey" posts were not mine.

    May 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank - (R-Ohio)

    Castro probably slept with bin Laden.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    Leave it to the American people with their unmitigated arrogance to post all kinds of stupid things on this web page. Anybody with half a brain knows that Castro's right but the American people will not acknowledge when they're wrong and that's quite sad.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Hi Joey. I know. Some ass/whole is trolling a lot. Poor baby. Lonely loser. Here chic chic chic. Here chic chic chic.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Frank

    One time Fidel and I dressed ourselves as drag queens and trolled the cuban gay bars looking for black wieners. Yummy!

    May 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    mmmm...I like me some black wieners too.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. KD

    Hell yeah he's right. You can call it an assasination. The definition fits indeed. Call it whatever you want. He was wanted dead or alive. Coming from Castro carries as much weight as well ...Let's say Cesar on this board. Castro needs to STFU after all the crimes of humanity he has commited.

    PS: To all " Trolls". CNN owns this board. Not Lil Cesar

    May 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Frank

    @Cesar, hey, I haven't done anything to you mfker, leave me alone, I know you are gay but don't involve me in your games, you understand?

    May 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
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