Tuesday, October 09, 2007

'Argentine Born Hero'

What BBC Bias? Oh that BBC Bias:
The memory of Latin American Marxist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara is being honoured in Cuba 40 years after his capture and summary execution.

About 10,000 people are attending a ceremony at his mausoleum in Santa Clara, the town where he once fought a battle during Cuba's revolution.

Raul Castro, brother of ailing Cuban leader Fidel, is at the event.

Other commemorations are being held in Bolivia and Venezuela, countries where the Argentine-born hero was active.

Che Guevara was a psychopathic mass murderer whose greatest joy was executing defenceless peasants. When he justifiably received the treatment he had meted out to so many others he squirmed and begged to be spared because he was special, "Do not shoot! I am Che Guevara and worth more to you alive than dead." Some hero.

In the Guardian Richard Gott, who was formerly a paid KGB agent and is currently a Hugo Chavez groupie, writes that Guevara " He was a certainly a great and impressive figure, someone who clearly secured loyalty and affection from those he worked with", not really, even Fidel Castro thought that he was such a tosser that he made sure that he got sent off to Bolivia to be killed. Possibly Castro's first and last good decision.

4 comments:

Hokietown said...

Reuters has joined in on the Commie celebrating with this piece:
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSN0830595120071009

I presume the author of these pieces know full well who the real Che was. Someone should write them and ask them if (a) they didn't know about the murderous Che, or (b) they thought that side of him was not relevant to the fluffy piece they were writing!

Ross said...

Yes that's even worse, although I don't have to pay a ilcence fee to Reuters.

Lord Higham-Johnson said...

So you don't like our Che, Ross? You won't be sporting a moustache and beret?

Ross said...

No moustache and beret but I'll certainly look for a recalcitrant peasant to shoot.