by Optic Nerve on 26/11/16 at 6:36 am
Havana, Cuba – (SatireWorld.com)
Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism, defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half-century rule, and risked world-wide nuclear war has died at age 90.
Castro’s reign over the island-nation 90 miles from Florida was marked by the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died eight years after ill health forced him to formally hand power over to his younger brother Raul, who announced his death late Friday on state television.
In Washington, Barack Obama reportedly has asked long time aide Valarie Jarrett to look into the process of declaring himself a candidate for the upcoming Cuban National Elections which will choose a leader for life.
According to Jarrett, ‘He (Obama) has all the experience necessary to do a really great job. Yes, his Spanish isn’t so great, but look what he could d0 for the Cuban golfing community.”