Some remarkable quotes, during the observation of the Nelson Mandela memorial . . . S.L.
Now, some might be saying, "What the hell is Raul Castro doing there in the first place? How do communist thugs, criminals, thieves, dictators end up there?"
Well, an honest answer to the question may be something that is impolitic to say at this time. So let me just remind you that Nelson Mandela loved Fidel Castro. He loved Cuba. In fact, this is a quote from Mandela: "Long live the Cuban revolution! Long live Comrade Fidel Castro! Cuban Internationalists have done so much for African independence, African freedom, African justice. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of a vicious imperialist campaign designed to destroy the advances of the Cuban revolution. We, too, want to control our destiny. There can be no surrender. It is a case of freedom or death. The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people." Mandela said this in 1991, on the 38th anniversary of the start of the Cuban revolution: Friday, July 26th, 1991.
Remember, the Cubans sent soldiers to Angola back in the (seventies and the eighties). The (seventies and eighties) were tumultuous decades for all of sub-Saharan Africa. When Mandela speaks here of the "Cuban Internationalists,” who else is he speaking of? “Cuban Internationalists who have done so much for African independence and freedom and justice, and we admire the sacrifices of Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of a vicious imperialist campaign designed to destroy the revolution!" He can only be speaking of the United States of America here.
About the time Mandela was speaking platitudes for Cuba, at the same time he attacked human rights in the United States, impugned the United States as having made no gains, having done nothing important in the area of human rights.
A Nelson Mandela quote on the United States: "If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings. . .
"People of Asia and Africa have seen through the slanderous campaign conducted by the USA against the socialist countries. They know that their independence is threatened not by any of the countries in the socialist camp, but by the USA, who has surrounded their continent with military bases. The communist bogey is an American stunt to distract the attention of the people of Africa from the real issue facing them, namely American imperialism."
Nelson Mandela came from the African National Congress, which was a Soviet sponsored Communist organization. Here's one more Mandela quote on Cuba: "There's one place where Fidel Castro's Cuba stands out head and shoulders above the rest, and that is in its love for human rights and liberty."
He’s talking about Fidel Castro’s prison island, which is such a Worker’s Paradise that people risk their lives to escape on rafts over shark-infested waters. Astonishing.