Could The Cigar Embargo Soon Be Over?
My list of people I wish were dead is actually pretty short and more than likely contains the names that most others would include on there lists. Fidel Castro is on my list. Not for the "revolution", but for all those he's jailed, and for all those who have died fleeing his repressive regime. From the news this morning, it looks like I soon may be able to cross him off the list My Name is Earl style if luck will hold out.
Unfortunately for the Cuban people, his asshole brother Raul is next in line and his ideology is on par with his older brothers. Raul is 75 years old which means that once Fidel goes, I’ll be adding his name to my list.
Unlike Iraq or any other ME country for that matter, Cuba is an economic sleeping giant waiting for a new revolution. Like the University of Maryland’s football program four short years ago, Cuba has all the elements for success lying close to the surface.. The Terps needed only a good coach to make it happen, Cuba needs only freedom to awaken and break out of it’s aged repressive communist shell.
Castro reminds me of the line Capt. Willard utters about Col. Kurtz in 'Apocalypse Now' as he sneaks in to kill him, “…even the jungle wanted him dead.”