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October 16, 2012 11:10 am

Fidel Castro Hired Nazis to Train his Army

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President of Cuba Fidel Castro in 1967.

The Daily Beast  – Fidel Castro recruited former members of the Nazi Waffen SS to train his troops at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, declassified German intelligence files show.

The communist leader also sought to buy weapons from arms dealers connected with Germany’s extreme right, showing the extent to which he was prepared to collaborate with his ideological enemies to prevent a U.S. invasion on the Caribbean isle.

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  • Alin Sebastian

    Fidel Castro Hired Nazis to Train his Army?

    Well, so did the fair US! So, is there a difference between Cuba and the USA on the Nazi subject?

    • MH8169

      I agree with you Alin…do people remember Werner Von Braun? He was a Nazi rocket scientist who defected or got seized by American forces and brought to the goood old USA. He clearly propelled the US space program. So, yes, there are numerous examples of such behavior.