Castro’s Ex-Bodyguard: Dictator Once Threatened To Off Raul

by Evan Gahr | The Daily Caller  |  published on November 28, 2016

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As Cuban-Americans in Miami raucously celebrated the longest-ruling Communist despot finally croaking, President Barack Obama, with his typical ignorant political claptrap, offered a nuanced thought and claimed Fidel Castro’s true character awaits historical determination.

But somebody who saw the world’s longest ruling Communist up close and personal for nearly 20 years already reached his verdict: Castro was a womanizing plutocrat. So ruthless that in the 1980s, he arranged the execution of an accomplished Cuban military leader to appease international critics and even threatened his own brother Raul with a similar fate.

The New York Post today cites these fascinating revelations from the little-noticed recent 2015 memoir by Juan Renaldo Sanchez, who served for 17 years as Castro’s bodyguard before breaking ranks.

Recounting his book, The Double Lives of Fidel Castro, reporter Laura Italiano says Castro “made a fortune offering safe haven to drug traffickers, bedded a bevy of women over the decades.”

  • AKLady2015

    Political claptrap? Lines of communication beat the heck out of Soviet Missiles 90 miles from your front door. The over 50 year political blockade changed nothing. Continued diplomacy may even Cubans to visit family or even move back home. Besides the U.S. travel ban was meaningless. You could buy a temporary passport in a number of South American countries.

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    About women, Bill Clinton Donald Trump, George Bush, Bob Kennedy and Obama has none not even his husband, Michelle. Drug delares themselves are the Clintons.

  • Tiger

    He was nothing more than a murderous and Satanical man who destroyed the lives of many and continued up to his death to OK those picked up for dissidents. He will join the likes of all the Dictators that have gone down in infamy and Obama will join him soon I hope.

  • Tyronne Shoelaces

    Is it just me or does anyone else notice that the porch monkey is always on the wrong side of American values and opinions?

  • justinwachin

    President Obama has always had a track record for incompetence and gullibility. He is adding to that track record in the waning days of his administration.

    Fidel Castro was a brutal dictator who allowed no personal freedom. He grew wealthy off impoverishing his people. This man deserves his place on the trash heap of human history.

    History will remember President Obama for his efforts to destroy personal freedom and undermine the Constitution of the United States.

  • Askjrsk

    No surprise that the worst president in United States history would find good in the evil of Fidel Castro. Obama is convuluted and has distorted convuluted thinking adding in that he and Michelle’s deep hatred for America and Americans, Christians and Jews. History will deal with OBAMA as we don’t yet know everything about this great deceiver. Yet. We are blessed OBAMA has not done even more damage and destruction to our country than he already has. He leaves Donald Trump a huge job to correct the many banal anal attempts to destroy our country and our people.

  • James in Texas

    Odumbo has been down on his knees for every cheap pervert tyrant leader and country since he was just a young man. He has always been a Marxist/Communist most of his life. Enough said!!!!!!!

    • Askjrsk

      Right.

  • teaman

    Let’s keep it simple. Castro-oil espouses everything Obama, The Executive Anus, desires to become!!

    • Askjrsk

      Enemy of the people?

    • James Brooks

      Yes he likes to be on his knees doing what pleasures him.

  • Owen Grant

    The thing I remember when Castro took over was the firing squads. Day after day, we here how many people were executed. Arrested in the morning, and an hour later they had been tried and convicted, and were in front of a firing squad. Finely people, and the news started to say something, but nobody did anything.

    • Askjrsk

      Impressed OBAMA.

    • ipsd48

      What people DON’T remember is that those firing squads were for the republican freedom fighers; the people that actually took the fighting TO Batista’s forces while Fidel was cornered in the mountains in southwestern cuba.

      • Owen Grant

        Nope, not what I’m think of. I remember Castro in New York, at a news conference, after he took power. The executions were still going on, and the news media asked him if his courts had found anybody innocent. He said no, but that was because they had only arrested the ones they knew were 100% guilty. I remember seeing that on the evening news. In those days we had 3, snowy channels, and the news was all you got from 6 to 8.

    • Rob1911a1

      Also, revered (?) revolutionary was his chief executioner, and wrote in his own diary about his joy in putting a bullet through the skull of some poor soul who wasn’t commy enough. Psychopath (and trained as an M.D.). Yet these fools revere him?! Insanity, literally.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    oboma is a want to be dictator , he just doesn’t have the balls to get there, he has every one else do his dirty work, so he can’t be held accountable

    • Askjrsk

      Slimy he is.

      • Anouk

        And slimy he always will be.

  • Alltunedj

    Obummer will go down as the WORST pResident in history. I’m still baffled as to how he got re-elected!!

    • Frank629

      Very simple …VOTER FRAUD !.

      • Askjrsk

        True.

      • AKLady2015

        Tell us, how does voter fraud work with the Electoral College?

        Is voter fraud how these Presidents were elected:
        John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison and George W. Bush

    • Sandy white

      I’m baffled how his approval rating is 57%!! They must have polled only his supporters! SCUM

      • ipsd48

        Very simple; they keep track of uber-liberal responses during ‘polls’ and just call back when they want another one.

      • Cal Har

        Same as the polls that said Hilary the mad Queen would win??????????????????

      • Anouk

        I heard his approval rating went down 30% because his Obamacare fiasco.
        But it could change everyday of course.

        • AKLady2015

          Congress makes the law.
          You elect Congress.

          Maybe you should have told your elected representatives how you felt about the
          Affordable Care Act.

          Naw, that would have been too much work.
          It is so much easir to blame the President.

      • Rob1911a1

        Sandy – Literally true. Few pollsters are unbiased. They cheat on their sampling, for example, asking more Dems that GOP citizens; pose ‘leading’ or meaningless queries that they massage statistically; the list goes on. They got caught out on election night, when only one or two of the honest pollsters out there predicted Trumps huge electoral college victory; the rest looked like fools. (And no, she DID NOT win the popular vote; one must subtract several MILLION illegal aliens and convicted felons ((who are supposed to lose their voting rights, but have had them restored in many Dem states)); without those, she would be over a million behind, if not a great deal more.

        • AKLady2015

          Really?
          Are ypu that stupid?
          .
          How long would a company stay in business?
          .
          Trump has not won a single Eelctoral College vote.
          The EC votes on December 19. Congress will announce the next President on January 6.

          Learn how your government functions.

    • Askjrsk

      Dead people and illegals, vote often.

      • AKLady2015

        Dead people and illegals do not vote for a President.
        They never have. Unless there is a Constitutional Amendement, they never will.

        • Frank629

          PLEASE IF YOU BELIEVE THIS YOU NEED TO …GET A LIFE …

          • AKLady2015

            We the People do not elect a President.
            We the People have never elected a President.
            We the People cannot elect President — the Constitution does not permit us to do so.

            Suggest you learn how your government actually functions. Start with the Electoral College.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

          • Rob1911a1

            AK – Yes, correct. We live in a Democratic REPUBLIC; that is why we have the electoral college. Our founders were smart enough – Jefferson specifically wrote down his objections – to realize that a ‘pure’ Democracy would lead to chaos; whoever shouted loud enough, or had enough money, or coerced voters might win.

    • Cal Har

      Alitunedj By the ignorant.Thomas Jefferson once said”If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free,it is the responsibility of every’American to be informed.” Personally i don’t believe the ignorant should vote because they don.t know if s*** rolls down hill.But democracy protects morons.They have the right to be so.

      • Donaldo

        Should have to pass an IQ test. Waters interviewed our college students and the answers were unbelievable. I never knew that John Kennedy was the first president. Lol. Says something about our colleges.

        • Rob1911a1

          Or that Judge Judy was on the Supreme Court; that was my favorite. Actually, I’d love her on the supreme court; she wouldn’t take shit from anyone!

      • AKLady2015

        Well, the posts on this site says Americans have
        become very inorant.

        First, America is not a democracry.
        Second, presidents are not elected by the popular vote.
        Third, the Electoral College is not ound by the popular vote.
        Fourth, the Electoral College does not vote until Dec. 19.

    • Donaldo

      No problem when you have millions of illegal votes, dead people voting and liberals proud of voting 6 times. That’s to say nothing about Romney not getting any votes in Philadelphia or Obama getting more votes in one Midwestern city than were registered voters.

    • Rob1911a1

      Simple – cheating. He won the 4 key battleground states in 2012 (VA, OH, PA, and FL) by a TOTAL of 400,000 votes between those four key states. Since here in VA I know for a certainly that SCORES of thousands of illegal aliens voted for him, and I am pretty certain that was true in Fl, that’s part of it. Worse, in FL largest county, the Democratic vote counters LOCKED THE GOP vote counters out of the room! Fraud! In OH, he won 114% (?) of the votes in Cincinnati; fraud. In the 29 precincts in Philly (or was it Pittsburgh), he received 100% of the vote; and a resident of the city had a letter published in the DC newspapers in which he stated that he and 22 other people in just one of those precincts voted for Romney! Again, Fraud! (DUMBOEARS received 10 MILLION fewer votes nationwide in 2012 than he received in 2008.

    • col

      He didn’t win legally. He bought votes, allowed illegals and unregistered people to vote, dead people voted, outing machines were rigged to place a vote for him even if the voter chose the other candidate, people voted twice by voting in two different states and by voter intimidation by his friends the black panthers. If truth was known, a lot of votes that Hillary got in this election were done illegally. There was a video that showed the voting machine changing a vote for Trump to Hillary. They caught that in one location but who knows how many other locations had machines that were doing the same thing that didn’t get caught. Some of the machines were owned by George Soros’s company and most people know that he was one of Hillary’s biggest supporters.

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

    I think President Obama is friendly to US enemies like Iran, Cuba, illegal aliens, and the Muslim illegals and terrorists. He allowed hundreds of thousands of Muslims into the US. .I think he admires rulers who are dictators. He seem to have followed some like creating his own rules of “Political Correctness”, by-passing the Constitution.

    • Askjrsk

      He sure has.

    • AKLady2015

      Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Sun-tzu
      Maybe you should actually read the constitution.
      You might also do well with truth and fact rather than just insults.

  • TexRancher

    Obama has a history of kissing up to America’s enemies yet few in this country are willing to recognize that fact! Socialist/Marxist/communist, take your pick that’s Obama!

    • ArcticGrayling

      Obama probably had erotic fantasies for Castro.

      • McFerguson

        Yeah, probably. Any foreign dictator or leftist loon running his own Banana Republic seems to have tickled Obozo’s erogenous zone for some reason. Probably because Obozo’s a closet Marxist at heart…he loved playing the President, but he was lousy doing it and felt trapped by our Constitution, which he never really understood.

        • Donaldo

          That’s exactly what the democrat party wanted for this country

          • McFerguson

            Yeah, Donaldo, and that should scare everybody who still believes that our Founders got it right…

          • YOLADANE

            Hey Mc Ferguson, I would be very HAPPY to buy your plane ticket to any COMMUNIST country of your choice. You can leave with Rosie and Mylie you freaking HYPOCRIT.

          • McFerguson

            Me? Obviously you misread my comments, YOLADANE. Go back and read them again…I’m a strong believer in the magnificent documents that produced this nation, and while on active duty in the U.S. Navy, I swore on several occasions to protect, defend and preserve the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. If you’re still too dumb to understand, that’s on you. But, I will accept your check for travelling expenses (1100 miles by car) to Washington, D.C. so I can check out the Vietnam Wall for the first time. Five Hundred will cover it…If I have any left over, I’ll return it to you and you can invest in a reading course at any Middle School in your area.

          • AKLady2015

            Right, better we have two more 10+ year wars a cost of $1 million/per day, each.

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        • AKLady2015

          Fidel has not been in the driver’s seat for several decades. Raul has been in charge since 2006.

          • McFerguson

            Several decades? From 2006 to now is 10 years. That’s a single decade. Don’t they teach arithmetic in AK land, Lady? Has global warming deteriorated your gray matter to that degree, or have you just been mushroomed all your life?

          • AKLady2015

            Maybe you should look more carefully at the news about Cuba ans Castro. You seem to have been out of touch for much of the time.

            Castro suffered several very long illnesses, thought to be recurrances of cancer. He formally stepped down in 2008 — thst is just short of a decade. He was quoted at that time as saying:

            “I will not aspire to neither will I accept — I repeat I will not aspire to neither will I accept — the position of President of the Council of State and Commander in chief,” … “It would betray my conscience to occupy a responsibility that requires mobility and the total commitment that I am not in the physical condition to offer.”

          • McFerguson

            How is it that liberals like yourself embrace tyrannical dictators like Castro? You do know that during that 1962 confrontation with the U.S. Castro suggested to Khrushchev that he should start a nuclear war if the U.S. Marines invaded Cuba to remove the missiles secretly planted there on Cuban soil and aimed at the U.S.. That tin pan dictator was willing to start a nuclear war in order to keep his people poor and imprisoned of that tiny Caribbean Island. Lucky for him, neither JFK nor Khrushchev that Castro, or Cuba, was worth the trouble.

          • AKLady2015

            I was born and raised in Miami.
            I volunteered at the Jesu Church refugee clinic in downtown Miami.

            I probably have forgotten more about Castro than you ever knew.
            I’ve known those who survived his prisons.
            I’ve seen the results of the torture.
            .
            Save your insults for someone you can impress.
            You make far too many invalid assumptions.

          • McFerguson

            If you’ve seen the results of Castro’s torture firsthand, how then could you post, in quotes, that rather benign, grandfatherly, statement above which sounds like it may have come from the Pope himself. C’mon, you sound nuttier than squirrel droppings…Castro was running his own drug cartel, had a net worth of some $900 million when he croaked on Friday and passed through the ‘Gates of Hell’ two days later. Wake up!

          • AKLady2015

            Blah, blah, blah, lie, insult …repeat ad nauseam.
            First, Castro was born wealthy.

            Your figure is over a decad out of date. Forbes made the $900 million estimate in 1990.

          • McFerguson

            There ya go again, AKLady. First, you spelled “decade” wrong, and you still haven’t grasped the idea of what it means. A decade is ten years – Hello? Forbes, according to you, made his estimate of Castro’s wealth to be $900,000,000 in 1990. That was 26 years ago! Almost 3 decades, and you imply that the total remained static all these years. Don’t you think the leader of a country who stole from his own people, and also headed a Caribbean drug cartel, was able to expand that wealth considerably? Or do you think he spent it all on buying his people ’57 Fords and Chevys while telling then, at the same time, they’ll have to forego sanitation services… How’re the Eskimos doing that live next door to you? Are they as fluent in Arithmetic as you?

          • AKLady2015

            You can insult until you are blue in the face. I am dyslexic. Your rmarks only stand to mark you an ignorant,
            Hello, maybe you should increase your vocabulary. Get out the dictionary and look up the word “over”.
            Maybe you can impress someone with your childishness and ignorance …

          • McFerguson

            Ok, AK, give my regards to Sarah Palin…

        • AKLady2015

          Why do you need to tell this lie?
          Why do you embarrass America this way?
          Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
          Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

          • McFerguson

            And I repeat the question, why are you so lame?

      • Askjrsk

        Probably.

      • AKLady2015

        Sewer mouth also has a sewer brain, why are we not surprised.

        • ArcticGrayling

          The erotic fantasies would not be just for Castro.

          Obama and Anderson (likes it in the pooper) Cooper probably have fantasies for each other too.

          Obama will need a post presidency job to keep himself occupied. How about towel boy at Man’s Country in Chicago, where he could work alternate shifts with Rahm Emanuel?

          • AKLady2015

            Sewer mouth also has a sewer brain, why are we not surprised.

    • AKLady2015

      Cuba was never an enemy.
      Cuba was never a threat to the U.S.
      The Soviet Union was the enemy, until they pulled their missiles and men off of the is land. That was over 50 years ago.

      • ArcticGrayling

        When Cuba allowed those missiles in the first place they proclaimed themselves to be the enemy.

        • AKLady2015

          No, they needed a Sugar Daddy.
          When Castro came into power, Cuba lost its major inditries — rum, sugar and tourism.

  • CrustyOldGeezer

    The world has had a daily dose of castros ‘true character’.

    Obviously pResident CLUELESS really has no functional brain cell.

    • Askjrsk

      His newest home in Rancho Mirage is located very close to an animal hospital. Maybe they can help the Apes OBAMA.

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