13 Facts that Should Be Etched on Castro’s Tombstone and Highlighted in Every Obituary

● He turned Cuba into a colony of the Soviet Union and nearly caused a nuclear holocaust.

● He sponsored terrorism wherever he could and allied himself with many of the worst dictators on earth.

● He was responsible for so many thousands of executions and disappearances in Cuba that a precise number is hard to reckon.

● He brooked no dissent and built concentration camps and prisons at an unprecedented rate, filling them to capacity, incarcerating a higher percentage of his own people than most other modern dictators, including Stalin.

● He condoned and encouraged torture and extrajudicial killings.

● He forced nearly 20 percent of his people into exile, and prompted thousands to meet their deaths at sea, unseen and uncounted, while fleeing from him in crude vessels.

● He claimed all property for himself and his henchmen, strangled food production and impoverished the vast majority of his people.

● He outlawed private enterprise and labor unions, wiped out Cuba’s large middle class and turned Cubans into slaves of the state.

● He persecuted gay people and tried to eradicate religion.

● He censored all means of expression and communication.

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