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

    You do not believe who/what? What I said about Castro imprisoning gays?

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

    @KD... Are you female?

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

    why yes I am

    May 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    You are right KD

    May 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. KD

    Yes I am right. I know I am female..LOL

    May 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    Just asking, you sounded like one, but its ok, nothing bad.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey

    I don't believe that the real Cesar is this one posting now.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. KD

    Even if it is an assasination...NOTE: The word ass is there! It's just Castro saying it...of all f*&^#^kin people to talk.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Frank

    I once let a big black jigg-a-boo ram my poop chute for 6 hours hours while I gobbled on Cesar's shlong until he spewed white sauce on my chin. I also like to dress in womens clothes
    I'm Frank and I am a gay transgender loser.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Remus

    You are next Castra

    May 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Frank

    I don't think Fidel can even talk, this is BS.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Frank

    You see joey, that's the real Cesar posting as Frank, he's sick and gay.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey

    That took Cesar six hours?
    Whoever you are, you are beyond disgusting.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    I heard Frank likes to get down with the boys Michael Jackson style.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Frank

    Hey stupid Remus, take it easy, don't fool around with KD

    May 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
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