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. Cesar

    I once had dinner with Fidel Castro. On the menu was tube steak smothered in white sauce. Yummy...my favorite!

    May 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    I prefer "blackened" tube steak myself!

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

    Cesar, when are you going to behave like a man? Oh, I'm sorry, you're not.

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

    @ CNN:
    Please remove the Troll/Cesar.
    He is disgusting.

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

    What was the topic gain..LOL

    May 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    Joey there's no troll Cesar, its the same ass.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Frank

    He sometimes behaves the way he really is, a gay.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. KD

    oh okay

    May 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. KD

    well castro imprisoned people for acting that way....TRUE

    May 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. KD

    LOL..Okay well I don't care how you slice it..Osama is DEAD. And I am grateful for that.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey

    I don't believe you.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joe

    Yes, it was an assassination. And it was perfectly legal. Is that better for you Cesar? Do you think the US should have let him be? Or trusted the Pakistanis? I'd rather be arrogant with my countrymen alive than naive with my countrymen dead. And by the way, your self-rightousness is the epitome of arrogance.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. KD

    who?

    May 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. KD

    Go Joe!

    May 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Frank

    Don't be surprised Joey, this guy has serious mental problems.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
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