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Che Guevara Adorned Reno-Tahoe Airport

Rick 2811 Wrote: May 13, 2012 9:28 AM
Doesn't it make perfect sense that Che and Castro would be enemies of America given the history between them since Cuba went communist? Why would any honest American feel a kinship towards Che unless he/she wanted America to be like Cuba?
midfielder2 Wrote: May 13, 2012 11:37 AM
Hippies and progs want exactly that.
wiseone Wrote: May 13, 2012 9:56 AM
What gets buried in the history of Cuba and the US is this. The US government, which stayed out of the revolution in Cuba for the most part, was not particularly fond of Batista, whom Castro overthrew. Many in Washington were quietly pleased to see him ousted.

Shortly after taking power Castro came to Washington seeking to make a deal; asking for help in rebuilding his war-torn country. He was essentially told to go away. So he went to Moscow and became a client state of the Soviet Union.

Che was a monster, and no American should ever want to feel any kinship with him of any kind. The sooner truth is told about who and what he was the better.

But Cuba would be free and prosperous today if Ike had handled it right in 1959.

A painting of Che Guevara subtitled “Revolucion!” by a Mexican–American artist was on display for over three months at the International Airport in Reno, Nevada, USA. On May 9th it was taken down by airport officials as originally scheduled. Complaints by outraged airport patrons had nothing to do with this removal.

“The painting of Ernesto "Che" Guevara will remain on display through May 9 with the other nearly 100 items in the employee art exhibit,” was how airport spokesman Brian Kulpin answered the complaints.”

Ernesto “Che” Guevara scorned Mexicans as “a rabble of illiterate Indians,” jailed artists at a...