Friday, August 24, 2007

Castro's Death...?

According to Babalu, Castro is dead…we should hear the official news today:

My cellphone has not stopped ringing for the past ten minutes. Various sources inform that an announcement will come within the next few minutes from the Cuban government on Cuban TV and media. Stay tuned and we’ll see if we’ve been manipulated once again or if today is the birth date of Cuba’s liberty.

Update: Here’s the deal and what I know up to now, as of 1500 hours, August 24, 2007:

First, South Florida Law Enforcement is on alert. An EOC (Emergency Operations Center) has been set-up and manned somewhere in Homestead.

Im also told Local and State government agencies have food, bottled water, and other necessities - valued in the millions - stored and/or staged in Homestead at or near the EOC.

I am presently verifying whether Coast Guard and DHS and Border Patrol agencies are on high alert. (Verified 01445)

Local News stations are abuzz, mostly on reports very much like the above, with massive law enforcemnt mobilizations throughout Dade county.

Local emergency medical services notified to be on alert by law enforcement agencies.

Im told - and still awaiting confirmation - that buses in Havana have been recalled to terminals and that Cuban workers have been sent home. (still unconfirmed 1500)

Again, I am loathe to publish the title as I did in this post, but I would be remiss in not telling you all what I know, right now. All of my sources are good but the Cuban government, as we all know, is masterful at controlling media and information and we should not rule out that this and last Friday’s “news” have been and are feelers to see what the reactions are here, as well as who reacts within the island. If we’ve been duped we’ve been duped. If not, then bust out the champagne.

NOTE: When I tried to access Babalu's main page, a notice appeared saying that the “account has been suspended.”

If anyone knows why, please let us in on it...

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falcon_01 said...

Castro has been dead for a year, but thanks to socialized health care, he is still waiting for the doc to pronounce him dead, so he doesn't know any better. ;-P

I R A Darth Aggie said...

If anyone knows why, please let us in on it...

The "account suspended" notice was probably an autoposting by the provider when Babalu's site pegged their bandwidth. Here's the update:

Update 1710: Comments are down, obviously, as we have been getting major traffic and the folks at Verve Hosting - bless them- are working diligently to keep us afloat.

I got thru to Babalu's site at about 6:15pm EDT 24 August 2007. You haven't had fun until you've seen your webserver get blasted off the 'net by legitmate traffic.

X said...

I had that once. Someone I was letting use a bit of space on my server decided it would be a great idea to post an image from there on to It made the front page and wiped me out for a whole day.

So, Castro's going to be officially dead now? I guess the wax dummy finally melted in the heat. I blame global warming meself...

The Anti-Jihadist said...

The mainstream media (MSNBC) is finally picking up on this. They are spinning it as "unsubstantiated rumors swirling about the Cuban community in south Florida."

Anyways, this anti-communist infidel shall keep his fingers crossed. Let's hope this guy is finally at room temp.

Profitsbeard said...

Vaya con diablos.

May he and Che be tied to the same Ixion Wheel in Gehenna.

Murderous swine.

Captain USpace said...

I'm waiting for the Castro t-shirts to start appearing. How about Ayn Rand tees...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
wear a Hitler t-shirt

revere a mass murderer
proudly show your ignorance

absurd thought -
God of the Universe thinks
let's PLAY communism

pretend to fix the world
by destroying it

Capitalists Selling Communism

Unknown said...

What is to opposite of being oficialy dead?
To be unoficialy alive!

X said...

Hmm, this reminds me of Arafat now. He was "alive" long enough to get the money out in to a swiss bank account, then he died suddenly in his sleep.

the doctor said...

According to my sources in Cuba , only 30 mins. ago , Castro is alive and as well as can be expected . I do not know where the rumour of his passing came from . Probably some ones wishful thinking .

Dymphna said...

Hmmm...I was waiting for one of y'all to mention Franco. Remember how he died, and died and died? I think he's still dead.

Gotta love the transparent govt they have in Cuba...

Unknown said...

If it didnot stinks it is still alive.

Stephen Gash said...

Fidel Castro dead?

Well that's a big diddums then.