Friday, December 9

Rocky Mountain News Notes Cuban Military Numbers

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The CO Rocky Mountain News highlighted some numbers in last weekend's edition, regarding the Cuban Military.
  • 49th Anniversary of Cuba's so-called revolutionary armed forces.
  • 300,000 at the peak of the island's troop strength during the early 60's.
  • 46,000 active troops in Cuba today.
If we are going to highlight the Cuban numbers and anniversaries, let's make sure we are fair and celebrate all of the horrid, inhuman, and violent numbers Castro has to celebrate. Hat tip to The Real Cuba.
  • 3 years since the date when Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a Cuban prisoner of conscience and a real Christian, was sent to jail. He is now reported to be seriously ill and suffering from chronic gastritis and hypertension.
  • 25 year prison term - imposed on Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet after an unfair trial in 2003 for his non-violent advocacy of human rights - are deteriorating.
  • 43 years ago Castro's Terrorist targeted Macy's
On Nov. 17, 1962, J. Edgar Hoovers' FBI cracked a terrorist plot (though the term "terrorist" was not used at the time) by Castro-Cuban agents that targeted Macy's, Gimbel's, Bloomingdale's and Manhattan's Grand Central Station with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT. The holocaust was set to go off the following week, the day after Thanksgiving.

A little perspective: for their March 2004 Madrid subway blasts -- all 10 of them -- that killed and maimed almost 2,000 people, al Qaeda used a grand total of 100 kilos of TNT. Fidel Castro's agents planned to set off five times that explosive power in the three biggest department stores on earth, all packed to suffocation and pulsing with holiday cheer on the year's biggest shopping day. Thousands of New Yorkers, including women and children -- actually, given the date and targets, probably mostly women and children -- were to be incinerated and entombed.

Read the article by Humberto Fontova
Like this, there are thousands of numbers, celebrating Castro's regime. This is the eral Castro and the real Cuba.

Cross posted on Red State. Latino Issues is a Finalist for Best Latino Blog, 2005 Weblog Awards. Vote Now.