The former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro, spoke out recently about the Malaysian Airlines passenger plane that was shot down, placing the blame squarely on the Ukrainian government.
He made his comments in an opinion column published by state media in Cuba, entitled: “Extraordinary Provocation.” The comments were made just a few short days after Castro met with the Russian president Vladimir Putin during his tour of Latin America.
According to Castro’s infinite wisdom, the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down, killing all 298 people on board, flew over territory: “under the control of the bellicose government of the chocolate king Petro Poroshenko,” using the nickname of the Ukrainian president, who owns a large confectionery business.
Fidel Castro recalled that his country stood with Ukraine following its nuclear reactor accident in 1986 at Chernobyl and attended to “the health of many children.” He said the island nation “cannot refrain from expressing its repudiation of the action by the same anti-Russian, anti-Ukrainian and pro-imperialist government.”
Not that anyone really cares what Castro says these days, but he then turned his attention to Israel, the tiny Jewish state surrounded by many larger Arab countries, criticizing its actions in the defensive war it is currently engaged in against Hamas.
Despite the fact that thousands of rockets have fallen on the citizens of Israel, following the kidnapping and brutal murder of three young Israeli boys by Hamas terrorists, Castro still condemned the Jewish state as well as the United States for suggesting that Israel even has the right to defend itself.
He referred to Israel’s ground offensive as a “repugnant crime,” saying Barack Obama is wrong for “backing Goliath against David.”
But Fidel Castro seems to be confused about who is David and who is Goliath as he seems to have forgotten that the Jewish state of around six million people, 1.5 million of them being Israeli Arabs, is considered an enemy by the Arab League, composed of 22 nations and 422 Million people, most of whom are hostile to Israel.
Nevertheless, his comments show just what his position is when it comes to world politics.
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