At last count 32 year-old Anders Breivik is accused of 76 murders—to which he both confesses and boasts.
According to the Black Book of Communism, the Castroite firing squads founded and lovingly mentored by Che Guevara, murdered from 12-14 thousand Cubans. During the early months of the bloodbath, the 32 year-old Che Guevara was either delivering the coup ‘de grace to the victims’ (including boys as young as 17) skull, or was at his office window at Havana’s La Cabana prison, watching his darling firing squads at work.
And Che Guevara was no less boastful then Breivik. "Yes--certainly we execute,” Che Guevara boasted while addressing the hallowed halls of the U.N. General Assembly on December 9, 1964. “And we’ll continue executing as long as it is necessary. This is a war to the DEATH against the revolution's enemies!" Che's Guevara's image is considered the most reproduced image of the century, gracing everything from T-shirts to posters, from thong undies to skateboards, from cellphones to infant "onezies." Che Guevara also serves as poster Idol for many fervent activists against the death penalty.
"I have undergone numerous hours of training and simulations. The combination of these factors turns you into an extremely focused and deadly force, a one-man-army. There are situations in which cruelty is necessary, and refusing to apply necessary cruelty is a betrayal of the people whom you wish to protect.” (Anders Breivik’s Manifesto)
“A hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him into an effective, violent, selective, and cold-blooded killing machine--that is what our soldiers must become.” (Che Guevara, Message to the Tricontinental.)
This ideal, Che Guevara himself never fulfilled. He was anything but cold-blooded. Guevara relished his kills as both participant and mentor. Their anticipation was no less sweet to this icon of flower children. “I'm here in Cuba's hills, alive and thirsting for blood," he wrote to his wife shortly after landing in Cuba.
“When you saw the beaming look on Che’s face as the victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart by the firing squad,” said a former Cuban political prisoner, to this writer, “you saw there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara.”
Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.