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History Will Not Absolve You

While the children of Operation Pedro Pan acclaim the death of tyrant, over the weekend the history revisionists in the Labour party for the sake of contrarianism have tried to salvage Castro's Cuba from the wreckage of his own creation. If you're one of those people, don't bother. Anybody who reads the Amnesty International report in the last year of Castro's reign, if he's honest enough will quickly be disabused of any ill advised support for the communist regime he ran in Cuba.
Castro came to public notoriety with the backing of the United States when he first attempted to overthrew the military coup under Batista in 1953. Cubans had be reeling for change ever since the Spanish-American war and Castro capitalised on their desperation but what replaced it was far short of liberation. It wasn't difficult to turn people against Batista (who himself usurped power in 1952) and Castro had gained international attention when he lead a failed attack in Santiago De C…