Friday, February 26, 2010

Trouble in Socialist Paradise

Where's the outcry from Cambridge and Amherst, Berkeley and Ann Arbor? Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo has died and what does the fascist tyranny in Havana do? Round up the freedom fighters!

Cuban security forces rounded up political activists across the island yesterday to prevent protestst the funeral of a leading dissident who died after an 82-day hunger strike.

Orlando Zapata Tamayo, 42, a plumber and bricklayer declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, stopped eating solid food on December 3 to protest what he said were repeated beatings by guards at the Kilo 7 prison in the eastern province of Camag├╝ey.

As his condition worsened last week, he was put on board an ambulance and driven to a clinic at the Combinado del Este prison in Havana where authorities administered fluids intravenously to try to keep him alive. He died on Tuesday after being moved again to the Hermanos Ameijeiras hospital, one of the best in Cuba.

“They have assassinated Orlando Zapata Tamayo. My son’s death has been a premeditated murder,” his mother, Reina Luisa Tamayo, told El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language edition of the Miami Herald.

Again where's the American left on this one? It answers itself. In the enclaves where they worry about Halliburton and Mossad and other neat conspiracies they assure themselves "No enemies on the Left. "

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