For John, BLUF: In the mean time there has been rejoicing in the streets of Miami. Nothing to see here; just move along.
It is Canada's National Post, which is no friend of the current Government in Ottawa, and the Prime Minister, Mr Justin Trudeau.♠
At any rate, the death of Mr Fidel Castro elicited a response from Time Minister Justin Trudeau:
“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.This, in turn, elicited some mock (and mocking) tweets from various Canadians, including:
“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.
“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.
“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.
“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”
'Though not universally liked by his compatriots, Mr. Ceausescu was a leader in urban design and affordable housing'There are more at #trudeaueulogies.
“While a controversial figure, even detractors recognize Pol Pot encouraged renewed contact between city and countryside.”
“Today we say goodbye to Mr. Mussolini, the former Italian prime minister best known for his competent train-management.”
It is 2016 and absurdity cannot stay ahead of reality.
Of course the death of any human, especially one who dies unshriven, is a sad moment. The idea of Mr Fidel Castro as a great statesman and humanitarian is taking things to an absurd extreme.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.