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Col. Cornelio Rojas: As Brave as They Come?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by zackwatt, Jan 23, 2010.

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  1. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    I watch Glenn Beck's special last night, "The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free or Die". There were many eye opening points of the horrors of communism.

    The segment about che guevara was probably the most moving. And by moving, I mean disgusting! It is here where I learned about Col. Cornelio Rojas, a freedom fighter of the Cuban National police. He was arrested and murdered by che guevara.

    What stuck with me the most, was the fact that Col. Rojas refused to wear a blindfold during his execution and even gave the order to fire and kill him. :wow:

    His last words were: "There's the revolution, take care of it" and then he ordered the soldiers who were going to murder him: "Get ready, aim, fire."

    I can't imagine the amount of courage it takes to do that...

    I find it very ironic that someone like Col. Rojas can go out with courage and valor, but his executioner, che guevara, went out as a screaming coward...
     
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    to bad we don't remeber the bravery of Col. Cornelio Rojas, but decided to put che guevara face on lunchboxes, shirts,and hats

    but then again , who would Jay Leno find to make fun of every weekday
     

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    Exactly!
     
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    He certainly was brave, but do not forget that he did for Batista what Che did for Fidel. The Col. sent many to their deaths for Batista without benefit of trial and usually after prolonged torture. Leave it to Beck to try to make a common murderer into a hero of the right. We have better heroes.
     
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    And how do you know this exactly?
     
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    Colonel Cornelius Rojas: Cuban secret police official to the service of the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. After the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, was submitted to popular judgment in a stadium of Havana whose full one was total, and found guilty and condemned by the town to die executed by its direct participation in at least 108 murders of opponents to the dictatorship of Batista. [The data is extracted of a note of the book BIOGRAPHY TO TWO VOICES, by the French journalist Ignacio Ramonet]

    Batista's police responded to increasing popular unrest by torturing and killing young men in the cities; his army, however, was ineffective against the rebels based in the Sierra Maestra and Escambray mountains.[American Experience: Fulgencio Batista by PBS]

    In an effort to gather information about Castro's army, people were pulled in by Batista's secret police for questioning. Many innocent people were tortured, while suspects, including children, were publicly executed and left hanging in the streets for several days as a warning to others who were considering joining the insurgency. [Fulgencio Batista by Spartacus School Encyclopedia]

    I do not dispute his bravery in the face of death, but by any definition of the term, he would be considered a war criminal. No different than Saadam and his henchmen executed in Iraq.
     
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    If you are going to write such lies and wrong information bout my grandfather, at least get his name right!!! The correct name is Col. Cornelio Rojas and not Cornelius. He was not a secret police! You must be ignorant, trying to misinform the public or getting information from a communist book or person! For your information and education, My grandfather had attended military school and shortly after his graduation he became captain, commander, and general inspector of of Cuba's national police. He worked up the ranks, and earned his statuss of Colonel and became the chielf of police in Santa Clara Cuba during the democratic era of Cuban history and did not have a record of abuses of power!!! He was a beloved pillar in his community very well known for his public service and philantrhopy, strongly anti-communist!!! A career officer way before Batista came into power He was a man with a great heart and extraordinary human values. In 1931 he was fighting for democracy against dictator Gerardo Machado. He came from a line of distingueshed patriots (mambises) that fought in Cuba's War of Independence. His father Lt. Col. Cornelio Rojas Escobar and his grandfather Brigadier Col. Cornelio Rojas Hurtado both fought for Cuba's democracy. When the war officially ended in 1898 his grandfather was promoted to Brigadier. My grandfather was very respected, correct and proper, always conducted himself in an exemplary behavior upto the day of his death. Very few men could do what he did in his final days. There was no trial what so ever, because he had not commited any crimes!!! He was capture 01 01 1950 and executed only 7 days after his capture. He was an honorable man, that just happened to be wearing a different color uniform when Fidel Castro and Che Guevara started killing the people that did not agree with the communist idealogies. So do the readers a favor by formally providing data with the names of the people that you say my grandfather murdered. Please present it!!! How dare you compare a freedom fighter with Saddam Hussein who was a dictator and killed thousands.
    Barbara Rangel granddaughter of Col. Cornelio Rojas

     
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    Me too. This is interesting.
     
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    :popcorn: this is going to get interesting
     
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    Only took you how long????

    BTW, i am with OP, your grand daddy was a bad ***. Haters gonna hate
     
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    Some folks get their information from questionable sources that fit their agenda and quote it for truth.
     
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    Guess you cant even figure out that I just saw your post!! If I would have seen it earlier I would have replied! Stop misinforming and present data!
    BTW there's no verifiable linkage between Col. Cornelio Rojas and murders. Educate yourself! The information you present is very inaccurate in so many ways I do not know where to start. I do know you have defined yourself as an inconditional suporter of Castro! Thus, unless you can provide any directly pertinent material I will ignore your posts, and I strongly urge all the readers to do the same. The truth always emerges... no matter how long it takes!!!
    Enough said!
    Barbara Rangel
    P.S. Dont care if you are with OP what ever that might be!

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    =KommieforniaGlocker;17357419]Only took you how long????

    BTW, i am with OP, your grand daddy was a bad ***. Haters gonna hate[/QUOTE]
     
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    Thank you very much for your post! Much appreciated!
    Barbara Rangel
    Granddaughter of Col. Cornelio Rojas

     
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    You do realize that the guy you quote is a socialist and outspoken Castro supporter. But I'm sure there's no bias there.:whistling:
     
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