[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: July 26th

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

July 26th

Just a typical summer date, right?

Yes, unless you're Cuban or of Cuban descent.

July 26th is the anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks by fidel castro and his band of "revolutionaries" back in 1953. This day is widely celebrated in Cuba as a sort of "Independence Day". Of course, it's really the exact opposite.

In commemoration of this day, and in the spirit of the question that Channel 41 reporter Juan Manuel Cao asked fidel during the Mercosur conference in Argentina recently, I thought it would be interesting if we could come up with our own "virtual" questions that we could ask fidel. We can't count on Cuba's press to ask him the tough questions, so it has to come down to us.

As we know, and as the video clearly illustrates, fidel is quite bothered when confronted with questions about the truth. Maybe, just maybe, if the vibes from our virtual questions reach him, he'll keel over from the anger and stay asleep for a while....a long while.

I couldn't think of a more fitting way to commemorate July 26.

Video courtesy of The Real Cuba.


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