Exposing the Real Che Guevara

All week in the email newsletter will feature commentaries on some of the most brutal communists of all time – especially ones who are increasingly being glorified by radicals and misguided youth. As Humberto Fontova expertly points out in today’s commentary, Che is not one to be looked up to as he was one of the most murderous gangsters of all time masked as a ‘rebel’. Read about the real Che below and don’t miss Glenn’s first ever documentary this Friday on The Fox News Channel titled The Revolutionary Holocaust.


Humberto Fontova is the author of four books including Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who idolize Him and Fidel; Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant. Visit www.hfontova.com for more information.

Today the world’s largest image of the man so many hipsters sport on their

shirts adorns Cuba’s headquarters and torture chambers for it’s KGB-trained secret police. For those familiar with Che Guevara’s history, nothing could be more fitting.

Alas, such familiarity seems rare. The most popular version of the Che T-shirt and poster, for instance, sports the slogan "Fight Oppression" under his famous face. This is the face of a man who co-founded a regime that jailed more of its subjects than did Stalin’s and murdered more its subjects in its first three years in power than did Hitler’s in its first six. In 1959, with the help of Soviet GRU agents, the man celebrated on that T-shirt helped found, train and indoctrinate Cuba’s secret police. "Always interrogate your prisoners at night," Che ordered his goons. "A man’s resistance is always lower at night."

"Executions?" Che Guevara exclaimed while addressing the hallowed halls of the U.N. General Assembly on December 9, 1964. "Certainly we execute!" he declared, to the claps and cheers of that august body. "And we will continue executing as long as it is necessary! This is a war to the death against the revolution’s enemies!"

According to the Black Book of Communism, those firing-squad executions had reached 14,000 by the end of the 60’s, the equivalent , given the relative populations, of over 3 million executions in the U.S..

“When you saw the beaming look on Che’s face as the victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart by the firing squad,” said a former Cuban political prisoner, to this writer, “you saw there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara.” As commander of this prison/execution yard, Che often shattered the skull of the condemned man by firing the coup de grace himself. When other duties tore him away from his beloved execution yard, he consoled himself by viewing the slaughter. Che’s second-story office in Havana’s La Cabana prison had a section of wall torn out so he could watch his darling firing-squads at work.

Viva Che!” gushed Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro on a visit to Havana in 1984. Jesse Jackson wrote an entire book condemning capital punishment.  But regarding Che Guevara, the reverend is far from the only “liberal” guilty of such “inconsistencies.

In 1957 this worldwide symbol of “’anti-imperialism” (who often signed his letters as “Stalin II”) appalled some of his fellow Cuban rebels by applauding the Soviet invasion of Hungary with its wholesale slaughter of Hungarian freedom-fighting guerrillas. All through the horrifying Soviet massacre, Che dutifully parroted the Soviet script that the workers, peasants and college kids battling Russian tanks in Budapest with small arms and Molotov cocktails were all: "Fascists and CIA agents!” who all deserved prompt execution.

Che’s genocidal fantasies included a continental reign of Stalinism. And to achieve this ideal he craved, "millions of atomic victims"–most of them Americans. "The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind!" raved Ernesto Che Guevara in 1961. "Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination. We will bring the war to the imperialist enemies’ very home, to his places of work and recreation. The imperialist enemy must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves. Thus we’ll destroy him! We must keep our hatred against them [the U.S.] alive and fan it to paroxysms!"

"If the nuclear missiles had remained in Cuba,” Che confided to the London Daily Worker shortly after the Cuban Missile Crisis  we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City."

On Nov. 17, 1962, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI discovered that Che Guevara’s bombast had substance. They infiltrated and cracked a plot by Cuban agents that targeted Macy’s, Gimbel’s, Bloomingdale’s and Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT. The holocaust was set to go off the following week, the day after Thanksgiving. Che Guevara was the head of Cuba’s "Foreign Liberation Department" at the time.

These were Che’s prescriptions for America almost half a century before Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and Al-Zarqawi appeared on our radar screens. Compared to Che Guevara, Ahmadinejad sounds like the Dalai Lama.

And what kind of omelet resulted from all this Communist breaking of Cuban eggs? Well, Castro and Che converted a nation with a higher per capita income than half of Europe, the 13th lowest infant-mortality rate in the world, whose industrial workers earned the eighth-highest wages in the world, whose peso was valued higher than the U.S. dollar, into a pesthole that repels Haitians. This "revolutionary" process also graced Cuba with a lower credit rating than Somalia, fewer phones per capita than Papua New Guinea, fewer internet connections than Uganda, and 20 per cent of her population gone – all at total cost of their property and many at the cost of a horrible death by exposure, drowning and/or sharks. This from a nation that formerly enjoyed a higher influx of immigrants per-capita (primarily from Europe) than the U.S.  Prior to Castro/Che rule, more Americans lived in Cuba than Cubans in the U.S. 


Humberto Fontova is the author of four books including Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who idolize Him and Fidel; Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant. Visit www.hfontova.com for more information.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/64OL5OLYNIVNWFOKHDPPAX42HQ Marissa

    Glenn Beck spews hatred.

  • Kyle Swinford

    This is the most ridiculous, unhistorical, putrid thing i have heard in a long time. He never signed his letters “Stalin II” and nor was Stalin alive when Che was an active revolutionary. It was actually Nikita Khrushchev who was in power. Che was never in Hungary fighting the Hungarian Rebels, he was in fact in Cuba fighting Fulgencio Batista, who had an awful nation to live in with 70% of people living in slums and the only economy were strip clubs and beaches for rich Americans. The Americans owned 80% of the land to cultivate sugar to send back to the United States, leaving all the Cubans in poverty. The Cubans were going to shoot the missiles at the United States because the United States has consistently been invading places in the Americas, like Dominican Republic, Panama, Cuba, and Guatemala. Also have assassinated presidents from Jamaica, Panama, Guatemala, Congo, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cambodia and the list continues. I am not saying the USA is worse than the USSR or vice versa. Honestly they both did imperialist atrocities throughout the globe. This is one reason why Che Guevara began to dislike the USSR because he realised they were imperialist in their own fashion. He fought for the freedom of the people in various countries like Cuba, Congo and Bolivia. His intentions were good. He never would have taken control of these countries, he didn’t in Cuba. He was fighting for people around the world for their own freedom. I please ask anyone who reads this, to get their facts from someone who isn’t an American Propogandaist and look up FACTS. On many websites and books. If you are curious about Che, watch documentaries on him. On the last note, if you ask any South or Central American, they will most likely tell you they love Che Guevara. There must be a reason why so many people hold him dear to their hearts. Its not only in Cuba, or even South and Central America. You can find love for him throughout the world.

  • Michael Falsia

    overthrowing any government by force is not a good thing and should never be supported unless their is a a truly just and moral vision that can replace it! That is why our founders first wrote the Declaration of INDEPENDENCE! That set the tone and temper of the American vision. And even this was done with extreme patience and forethought! That is not what happened in Cuba!!! Which is why it lead to a brutal communist dictatorship! And Castro was a ruthless murderer along with his appointed executioner and enforcer Che the coward! They did not do a good thing and people were far better off under a corrupt Batista rather than a vile and vicious communist! Don’t believe the lies that Leftists put forward! Batista was more like a Wall St. Banker or a Chicago politician than a murderous dictator! In fact Batista was no more corrupt than Obama or Clinton for that matter. Indifferent to the poor yes but never a terror to Christians or religion and even political criticism or commentary! Look at pictures of Cuba before Castro and then after and that tells you just what the difference was. Not even remotely comparable! More Cubans prospered before Fidel and the commies took over. Communism is a delusion and a morally impoverished belief! Maybe that is why Marxists are such miserable and worthless bastards who wreak havoc and misery where ever they go! Fidel and his Marxist comrades are the worst mass murderers in the 20th century and guilty of crimes against humanity beyond belief! We must never draw comparisons with these scum and even men like Batista which detracts from the blood guiltiness of Marxist savages like Fidel and Che the coward! What a disgrace it is too trivialize Communists because the governments they replaced had bad and detrimental policies against there people? Many Cubans may have been poor but they never had to fear that they could be rounded up and summarily imprisoned with out any trial as it did in Fidel’s workers wonderland! Fidel and his friends should have stood before an international tribunal to be found guilty of committing atrocities against Humanity and executed. If only Robert Redford would have spent time in one of Fidel’s political prisons? Where prisoners were placed in a cell made out of a cement block in which you placed lying down unable to stand as if you were in a tomb similar to a morgue? Imagine the horror of having to lay flat on your back unable to stand or move around? This is the reality of these filthy heroes of the Left! And Che died like a dog in Bolivia begging for his life and gave him the treatment he so deserved! I have never met a happy and amicable Marxist unless they were on drugs, drunk or engaged in some kind of animal pleasure most notably sex! And remember Che the coward hated Black Cubans or Black Hispanics in general, gays and Rock music Friends? But of course no one wants to hear this? Ignorance is not only bliss but dangerous as well!

  • Ivan Obregon