The True Color of Raul, Saif and Bashar

Monday, June 6, 2011
Thus far in 2011, there have already been 1,393 known political arrests in Cuba -- which nearly matches the number of known political arrests for all of 2010.

And those are only the ones that are accounted for -- there are countless other arrests and acts of repression that remain unknown.

Yet, despite Cuban dictator Raul Castro being en route to double his amount of political arrests from 2010, there are still those that continue to ignorantly promote him as a "reformer."

These are the same "wishful thinkers" that -- for years -- also hyped Libya's Saif Gaddafi and Syria's Bashar al-Assad as "pragmatic reformers."

This concept is now nearly unanimously rejected as regards the Gaddafi clan in Libya.

Unfortunately though, Syria's Assad (and Raul) still enjoys the support of it's regional neighbors and a relatively weak stance from the international community.

(Ironically, U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) has publicly given up on Assad as a "reformer," but still gives Raul the benefit of the doubt).

What's irreversible is that the true color of these tyrants has now been exposed -- at the countless suffering of pro-democracy activists in these countries.

It's bloody red.