Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The Truth about the Moncada Attack

Newsmax has an informative story on the happenings at the Moncada Barracks 52 years ago today. The article was published on Newsmax last year but I think it's worth reading today. You can read the whole thing by clicking the link, but I wanted to quote something that shouldn't be taken lightly. Castro's apologists claim this as their day of celebration because it's the day Fidel Castro's revolutionay movement was officially born. They are quick to point out that some of Castro's men were tortured and killed, though Castro (who always managed to avoid danger) was unharmed.

In the infirmary, the small group [of Castro's rebels] viciously killed the sleeping soldiers, accounting for the majority of the 22 enemy casualties [Batista's soldiers].
Now lets reflect on that. A group of armed insurgents attacks an army barracks in a time of peace and kills sick and sleeping men in the infirmary. Regardless of Batista's sins, these men were regular army, not part of the political police. They were sick men who couldn't defend themselves. This was a cowardly act of terrorism that Castro knew would never succeed. Of course he got a Cuban priest to save his skin and less than 2 years after his arrest he was a free man. Oh what a tyrant that Batista was!


UPDATED:

One of our readers posted the following which I think deserves to be highlighted:
As cowardly as fc was that day, and since then, the real cowardice must be laid at the foot of Batista, who had ample opportunity to liquidate the verminous degenerate, failed to do so, and, in the ultimate act of cowardice, cut and ran early on January 1, 1959. By doing so, he condemned many to a merciless, and in most cases, unjust death, by the hand of so-called "revolutionary tribunals."
While I agree that Batista is at fault, I believe it for different reasons. In the comments section on a post at babalublog.com, I stated my opinion.

Batista created Castro by staging a coup in 1952. The 1940 constitution was compromised at that point. Yes the previous governments were corrupt but they were democratically elected and they should have been voted out. Instead Batista took power by force and set an unavoidable set of events in motion. Castro was an opportunist who found his opportunity and has maximized it to the detriment of all Cubans. Let this be a lesson to us all. When the constitution begins to be disregarded, it means our liberties will surely follow.

5 comments:

The Universal Spectator said...

Bros, the link is broken.

Alberto Quiroga said...

As cowardly as fc was that day, and since then, the real cowardice must be laid at the foot of Batista, who had ample opportunity to liquidate the verminous degenerate, failed to do so, and, in the ultimate act of cowardice, cut and ran early on January 1, 1959. By doing so, he condemned many to a merciless, and in most cases, unjust death, by the hand of so-called "revolutionary tribunals."

Songuacassal said...

Yes the previous governments were corrupt but they were democratically elected and they should have been voted out. Instead Batista took power by force and set an unavoidable set of events in motion. Castro was an opportunist who found his opportunity and has maximized it to the detriment of all Cubans. Let this be a lesson to us all. When the constitution begins to be disregarded, it means our liberties will surely follow.

BRO, THAT says it all.

Alberto Quiroga said...

Spot on - in complete agreement. I should have qualified my comments by making that very point - had there been no 10 de marzo, there would likely have been no 26 de julio. The Batista coup was the final blow against development of a truly democratic society in Cuba. Batista was the pre-cancerous polyp which facilitated the castro-cancer.

Songuacassal said...

castro-cancer... I like that! It's so fitting since it takes radiation to treat cancer. I just wish someone would reall nuke his ass, peferably when he's with chavez on a love boat somewhere in the atlantic!