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Say_What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-07-06 10:01 AM
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77. Calls for Uprising Get Little Response in Cuba
A coup is just another wet dream by those gutless wonders the MiamiGusanos. Fidel's favorite nephews, the Ditzy-Balistic brothers, and their pal the SheWolf must be foaming at the mouth as we write.


MIAMI Exhortations from exile groups and the Bush administration for Cubans to seize the moment of Fidel Castro's illness to end communist rule have stirred little reaction there, and some analysts say the thinly veiled calls for a pro-democracy uprising could undermine prospects for change.

Cuban American exile organizations and conservative politicians have appealed to Cubans to reject the Communist Party succession plan and demand free elections.

Cuban American National Foundation Chairman Jorge Mas Santos appeared to be urging a military coup on Wednesday when he said senior officers of the Revolutionary Armed Forces and civilian officials in Havana should schedule a multiparty vote and free political prisoners.

"There are many in the military and in government ranks in Havana who do not accept the transfer of power to Raul Castro. This is our rally to those brave men and women," Mas Santos told reporters at Versailles, the Cuban restaurant in Little Havana that has become a command post for exiles impatient for change in their homeland.

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  -Chavez: Castro out of bed and talking Say_What  Aug-06-06 06:41 PM   #0 
  - Gusanos? Worms? Caterpillars? Is that a pejorative term?  Fridays Child   Aug-06-06 06:47 PM   #1 
  - It's how Cubans on the island refer to the so-called exiles in Miami  Say_What   Aug-06-06 07:27 PM   #2 
     - I like that. Thanks for the info.  Vidar   Aug-06-06 07:48 PM   #4 
     - Im not sure i follow you  muryan   Aug-08-06 12:24 AM   #105 
  - I do find it strange that Castro has not published a picture  Poppyseedman   Aug-06-06 07:29 PM   #3 
  - How many photos have you seen of U.S. officials immediately  Judi Lynn   Aug-06-06 09:10 PM   #11 
  - The first time I went to Cuba...  mexicoxpat   Aug-06-06 09:27 PM   #18 
  - It was long ago and far away but don't t forget LBJ's gallbladder scar...  BrotherBuzz   Aug-06-06 10:03 PM   #29 
  - As i recall, LBJ was trying to explain why he was not running for  megatherium   Aug-07-06 10:21 PM   #103 
     - The surgery was in 1965, three years before the election  BrotherBuzz   Aug-08-06 12:05 AM   #104 
        - Thanks for the clarification. I was only 5 at the time. nt  megatherium   Aug-08-06 07:27 AM   #110 
           - There was one other horrid photo-op from the era.  BrotherBuzz   Aug-08-06 01:11 PM   #127 
  - Ronald Reagan after intestinal surgery.  Garbo 2004   Aug-07-06 04:47 AM   #51 
  - So?  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 04:57 AM   #53 
     - So? In answer to your question in your previous post:  Garbo 2004   Aug-07-06 05:13 AM   #56 
        - Yeah? I honestly don't care.  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 05:30 AM   #57 
  - Reagan, LBJ. Cheney after out patient.  Poppyseedman   Aug-07-06 05:55 AM   #59 
  - One has to keep up the hopes as long as possible, huh?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-08-06 11:33 AM   #122 
  - Strikes me as an odd thing to say  flobee1   Aug-06-06 08:04 PM   #5 
  - I heard her say that on MTP this morning, and  Ilsa   Aug-06-06 10:13 PM   #32 
  - period of difficulty & troubles  Marie26   Aug-06-06 10:16 PM   #34 
  - HAH! Few slips are more Freudian than that! -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-08-06 11:34 AM   #123 
  - What is a resident gusano....  whistle   Aug-06-06 08:19 PM   #6 
  - Apparently Chavez hasn't spoken to Castro but is only repeating what he's  Garbo 2004   Aug-06-06 08:20 PM   #7 
  - From what we read about real Cubans in Cuba, they aren't trembling  Judi Lynn   Aug-06-06 09:14 PM   #15 
     - ABC News  Marie26   Aug-06-06 09:39 PM   #20 
     - There is no new leader. Mr Castro isn't dead. He's still Head of State.  Mika   Aug-06-06 10:19 PM   #35 
        - Uh-huh  Marie26   Aug-06-06 10:25 PM   #37 
        - You'd think after 47 years  Yupster   Aug-09-06 09:58 AM   #134 
     - ? Did I say Cubans were "trembling?" Are there "unreal" Cubans in  Garbo 2004   Aug-07-06 02:10 AM   #43 
        - Castro has a whole team which governs Cuba  Robbien   Aug-07-06 03:36 AM   #46 
           - Speaking of which, they're mentioned in this article I just found:  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 04:23 AM   #48 
  - This is weird  Marie26   Aug-06-06 08:27 PM   #8 
  - This may be a setup for when Castro really checks out by fueling  FreeStateDemocrat   Aug-06-06 08:33 PM   #9 
  - Or maybe he really is checking out.  Marie26   Aug-06-06 09:13 PM   #13 
     - There were no photos issued after he fell and broke his knee and arm  Judi Lynn   Aug-06-06 09:16 PM   #16 
        - The difference is,  Marie26   Aug-06-06 09:30 PM   #19 
           - One small difference in the two surgeries: he remained conscious  Judi Lynn   Aug-06-06 10:06 PM   #30 
           - So he transfered power  Marie26   Aug-07-06 09:20 AM   #61 
              - It looks like you are right.  Mika   Aug-07-06 09:29 AM   #63 
                 - Oh, I will.  Marie26   Aug-07-06 09:36 AM   #65 
                    - Its good that someone here knows what is actually happening in Cuba.  Mika   Aug-07-06 09:40 AM   #67 
           - So much speculation and NO FACTS to back it up...  Say_What   Aug-07-06 09:25 AM   #62 
              - Uh, how does that post  Marie26   Aug-07-06 09:38 AM   #66 
                 - Your theories are proof enough.  Mika   Aug-07-06 09:41 AM   #68 
                 - Now you're making  Marie26   Aug-07-06 09:46 AM   #69 
                    - Just as helpful as your theories.  Mika   Aug-07-06 09:49 AM   #70 
                    - The MiamiGusano Terrorist organisation CANF  Say_What   Aug-07-06 09:54 AM   #73 
                    - So what?  Marie26   Aug-07-06 09:55 AM   #74 
                       - Who said ANYTHING about forbidden commentary?  Mika   Aug-07-06 09:59 AM   #76 
                    - Calls for Uprising Get Little Response in Cuba  Say_What   Aug-07-06 10:01 AM   #77 
                       - And obviously,  Marie26   Aug-07-06 10:08 AM   #81 
                 - Do you read what you write???  Say_What   Aug-07-06 09:50 AM   #71 
                    - Oh come on now, Say_What. Nothing beats a good theory..  Mika   Aug-07-06 09:55 AM   #75 
                    - Particularly when it's so close to what's being cranked out of  Say_What   Aug-07-06 10:04 AM   #79 
                    - Are any of those people the leader?  Marie26   Aug-07-06 10:02 AM   #78 
                       - Correct, no congress, but they do have a PARLIAMENT  Say_What   Aug-07-06 10:07 AM   #80 
                       - I am sorry but your posts are just nuts  Robbien   Aug-07-06 10:16 AM   #83 
                          - See, this is what's weird  Marie26   Aug-07-06 10:26 AM   #85 
                             - I believe the absence from the media spotlight is deliberate  Robbien   Aug-07-06 10:38 AM   #86 
                                - I never said there'd  Marie26   Aug-07-06 12:42 PM   #91 
                                   - Yeah, I do agree. He is in his eighties,intestinal leakage is a big deal  Robbien   Aug-07-06 01:33 PM   #94 
  - Raul is probably at his brothers bedside.  killbotfactory   Aug-06-06 09:49 PM   #23 
     - All the time?  Marie26   Aug-06-06 09:51 PM   #24 
        - Maybe he is in hiding making sure the US isn't about to pull something off  killbotfactory   Aug-06-06 09:57 PM   #27 
  - My guess is that Castro is dead or pretty close to it . . .  Foolkiller   Aug-06-06 08:47 PM   #10 
  - I think you are right...  gorekerrydreamticket   Aug-06-06 09:13 PM   #12 
  - Excellent essay! All makes sense but I guess we'll have to wait it out.  Auntie Bush   Aug-06-06 09:13 PM   #14 
  - He got it from a very right-wing writer, and here's her bio.  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 06:55 PM   #98 
  - Great post!  Marie26   Aug-06-06 09:24 PM   #17 
  - To be honest . . .  Foolkiller   Aug-06-06 09:49 PM   #22 
  - More on the author of your post:  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 09:31 PM   #102 
  - Raul is the VP and assumes the presidency according to the constitution  killbotfactory   Aug-06-06 09:55 PM   #26 
  - No, he is NOT the VP  Marie26   Aug-06-06 09:58 PM   #28 
     - Apparently there are many VP's in Cuba  killbotfactory   Aug-06-06 10:26 PM   #38 
        - LOL  Marie26   Aug-06-06 10:31 PM   #39 
           - General Arnaldo Ochoa  Yupster   Aug-09-06 10:09 AM   #135 
  - No, he should post it as an article by a very right-wing author.  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 06:58 PM   #99 
  - Thanks  Foolkiller   Aug-06-06 09:45 PM   #21 
  - There are DU'ers who have been all over Cuba in rented cars, on bicycle,  Judi Lynn   Aug-06-06 10:10 PM   #31 
  - Gosh, Canadians don't seem to have any big problems....  Spazito   Aug-06-06 10:34 PM   #40 
  - I tend to believe Stratfor's take on the situation  Robbien   Aug-07-06 04:53 AM   #52 
  - Interesting.Thanx for the look.Many of us don't subscribe 2 Stratfor's.n/t  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 05:00 AM   #54 
     - Stratfor lets you get in free if you come in from Google  Robbien   Aug-07-06 05:12 AM   #55 
        - Thanks a lot. Looking forward to learning how to do this! n/t  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 05:35 AM   #58 
  - That's what the Gusanos *guessed* to... HA HA wrong again....  Say_What   Aug-07-06 09:31 AM   #64 
  - Nope  Marie26   Aug-07-06 09:51 AM   #72 
  - Painful As It Is to Acknowledge It, Fidel's Time on Earth Is Finite  Akim   Aug-08-06 04:20 AM   #108 
     - Fidel and Mandela...  Say_What   Aug-08-06 07:47 AM   #111 
     - Thank-you, Say_What  Akim   Aug-08-06 10:00 AM   #116 
     - Thanks for showing the cover of the book. What a title! Wonderful. n/t  Judi Lynn   Aug-08-06 10:27 PM   #133 
     - Epitaph, not epithet (Word Police Alert!!!)  martymar64   Aug-08-06 08:33 AM   #112 
        - Forgive My Mispelling. It was 5:20 in the morning.  Akim   Aug-08-06 09:09 AM   #114 
           - That's cool! Welcome to DU!  martymar64   Aug-08-06 11:22 AM   #119 
  - I can see why you didn't name the author to your piece.  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 06:48 PM   #97 
     - ...  Marie26   Aug-07-06 09:26 PM   #101 
  - By the way . . .  Foolkiller   Aug-06-06 09:54 PM   #25 
  - Also, he might have been abducted by aliens. n/t  Guy Whitey Corngood   Aug-06-06 10:20 PM   #36 
  - "Generalsimo Francisco Franco is still alive, or not dead!"  Ilsa   Aug-06-06 10:16 PM   #33 
  - Yeah, I remember that. Especially SNL's take off on Franco's condition. nt  Garbo 2004   Aug-07-06 01:38 AM   #41 
  - Same with Tito  Yupster   Aug-09-06 10:10 AM   #136 
  - Cuban vice president: Castro will be back at work in a few weeks  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 02:03 AM   #42 
  - "Some Doubt Castro Will Return to Full Role"  Garbo 2004   Aug-07-06 02:44 AM   #44 
  - Cubans offer numerous prayers for Castro  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 03:27 AM   #45 
  - Even Atheists Are Praying for Fidel  Akim   Aug-08-06 12:07 PM   #126 
  - One Cuban That Says It Best.......  NewSpectrum   Aug-07-06 03:54 AM   #47 
  - I think Hugo gets up every morning and over breakfast,  sfexpat2000   Aug-07-06 04:29 AM   #49 
  - Photos of visitors to the Elin Gonzalez site in Little Havana.  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 04:32 AM   #50 
  - It appears that Chavez has joined in the propaganda.  robcon   Aug-07-06 07:55 AM   #60 
  - Where is Mika?  rayofreason   Aug-07-06 10:14 AM   #82 
  - Mika is right, and so are so many other informed DUers  Robbien   Aug-07-06 10:23 AM   #84 
  - We shall see...  rayofreason   Aug-07-06 10:41 AM   #87 
     - I believe that any opposition to the government by Cubans is banned  Robbien   Aug-07-06 10:51 AM   #88 
        - This is a laughable case of hero-worship  robcon   Aug-07-06 11:56 AM   #89 
        - Well said.  rayofreason   Aug-07-06 12:01 PM   #90 
        - Since the US is going in the same direction  Robbien   Aug-07-06 01:49 PM   #95 
        - Thank you.  muryan   Aug-08-06 12:29 AM   #106 
        - Oh, but you're still a winner, yourself.  Judi Lynn   Aug-08-06 12:34 AM   #107 
        - Which Really is Not Saying Much At All  stepnw1f   Aug-08-06 11:43 AM   #124 
        - Castro Era Will Be Known as "The Peace of Fidel"  Akim   Aug-08-06 04:47 AM   #109 
        - 'But other than political speech'  Chris W   Aug-07-06 12:52 PM   #92 
           - He's been tombstoned.  Marie26   Aug-07-06 12:54 PM   #93 
  - I'm right here.  Mika   Aug-08-06 08:56 AM   #113 
  - He must have gone under a  mountainvue   Aug-07-06 02:25 PM   #96 
  - I did a search. His last entry was last night at 10:54 p.m.  Judi Lynn   Aug-07-06 07:39 PM   #100 
  - Are the "Gusanos" the folks on homemade boats escaping to the US?  cigsandcoffee   Aug-08-06 09:28 AM   #115 
  - They Are Deluded Economic Migrants, Not Gusanos  Akim   Aug-08-06 10:18 AM   #117 
  - I presume the "religion of consumerism..."  cigsandcoffee   Aug-08-06 11:30 AM   #121 
     - Cubans Do Migrate To Canada (and Thence Here)  Akim   Aug-08-06 11:55 AM   #125 
  - Because they don't qualify for a legal immigration visa.  Mika   Aug-08-06 10:23 AM   #118 
     - Thanks for the primer on the Cuban economy.  cigsandcoffee   Aug-08-06 11:23 AM   #120 
        - Canada and Mexico don't offer them food stamps, housing, social  Judi Lynn   Aug-08-06 01:38 PM   #128 
           - Ingesting too many cigs & coffee could make one overlook that 2+2=4.  Mika   Aug-08-06 06:23 PM   #129 
  - The lord be praised!  Spinoza   Aug-08-06 06:47 PM   #130 
  - oh no, he's two steps ahead of our President!  MisterP   Aug-08-06 07:24 PM   #131 
  - "Fidel Castro, a hug for you, friend and comrade..."  DemCapitalist   Aug-08-06 07:48 PM   #132 

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