Donald R. McClarey

October 27, 1962: Black Saturday

October 27, 1962 has gone down in history as Black Saturday.  Three events pushed the world to the very brink of nuclear war.     Major Rudolph Anderson was shot down and killed during a U-2 flight over Cuba.  He

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Donald R. McClarey

October 22, 1962: Cuban Missile Crisis Speech

  For the lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis is plain: Strength prevents war; weakness invites it. We need a commander-in-chief who understands that — and who won’t leave us facing a foe who thinks he doesn’t. Arthur Herman  

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Fidel Castro: Out of Gas

  The Babalu Blog. the go-to blog on all news Cuban, gives us this tidbit on the funeral of Castro:   The photo below taken in Cuba shows soldiers having to push the vehicle carrying the cremated remains of dictator

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Fidel Castro and the Grim Reaper

  Paul Kengor at Catholic World Report asks an interesting question:  how many people did dead Communist dictator Fidel Castro kill?   So, for starters how many people were killed by Fidel and his communist dystopia? Unfortunately, no one truly knows,

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Justin Trudeau and Fidel Castro

One source of consolation for all Americans is that Justin Trudeau, that source of hope for airheads everywhere, who hearted Castro after he assumed room temperature, is Canada’s problem not ours.  John Fund at National Review Online gives us the

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The Mirror

    Rod Serling was a political liberal, but he had Castro’s number in the above episode of the Twilight Zone that aired on October 20, 1961.

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Fidel Castro Dies

  Fidel Castro, who turned his island homeland into a vast prison of which he was the Warden, died yesterday at age 90.  My usual rule after someone dies is De mortuis nil nisi bonum, but I can think of

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Cuba: A Failed Experiment

For more than six decades Fidel Castro has been running an anti-Capitalist experiment.  The results should be clear to all except Michael Moore and his ideological think-a-likes.  Michael Totten gives us the grim details:       I walked toward

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One More Thing to Thank God For This Thursday

    Michael Totten reminds us why we might wish to thank God this Thursday that we were not born in Cuba: Private Internet is banned. You can only get online in hotels, Internet cafes, and government offices. Regular citizens

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Castro: the Mainstream Media’s Favorite Dictator

  “When the world had given us up for dead, the interview with Matthews put the lie to our disappearance.” Che Guevara, January 1958 Alas, if the mainstream media had only been half as questioning of Castro as the late Stuart

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Honoring A Murderer in Galway

 “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.”  G. K. Chesterton  Ah poor Ireland.  As the Faith has become weaker in the Emerald Isle, strange new gods are arising, and one of

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The Pope in Cuba

Apparently, he’s staying busy. SuburbanBanshee has two very good posts on the topic– the first has the great opening of “seldom have I enjoyed myself more watching a speech at an airport.”  The second one is on what he said

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Pope to Castro: Drop Communism!

Pope Bendict has a simple message for Castro:   Speaking on the plane taking him from Rome for a five-day trip to Mexico and Cuba, the pope told reporters: “Today it is evident that Marxist ideology in the way it

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Castro Hates the Tea Party

An English translation of the first portion of the above video. Fidel Castro: Comrades, our nation is completely bankrupt! We have no choice but to abandon communism! Castro’s Aide #1, Castro’s Associates: [sigh] Fidel Castro: I know, I know, I

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Well, Duh!

Fidel Castro, the soon to be late dictator of Cuba, proclaims what most Cubans have known since he took over Cuba two years after my birth.  Journalist Jeffery Goldberg of the Atlantic asked him if the Cuban economic model was something

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