Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

what were Che Guevara's tactics?

and what made him a murderer, i cant fin it anywhere besides the political executions he did but it said he killed over thousands

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    "Che’s life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom, we will always honor his memory." — Nelson Mandela

    "Che is not only an intellectual, he was the most complete human being of our time, our eras most perfect man." — Jean Paul Sartre

    "There was no person more feared by the CIA than Che Guevara because he had the capacity and charisma necessary to direct the struggle against the political repression of the traditional hierarchies in power in the countries of Latin America."

    — Philip Agee, CIA Agent

    "I have yet to find a single credible source pointing to a case where Che executed 'an innocent'. Those persons executed by Guevara or on his orders were condemned for the usual crimes punishable by death at times of war or in its aftermath: desertion, treason or crimes such as rape, torture or murder. I should add that my research spanned five years, and included anti-Castr­o Cubans among the Cuban-Amer­ican exile community in Miami and elsewhere.­"

    — Jon Lee Anderson, author of the 800 pg 'Che Guevara: A Revolution­ary Life', PBS forum


    - Worked in a Leper colony and treated lepers (as seen in the excellent film ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’)

    - Was instrumental in teaching over 900,000 Cubans to read

    - Tended to thousands of sick campesinos

    - Helped construct dozens of schools throughout Cuba

    - Removed the Mafia and dictatorship of Batista from Cuba which had killed 20,000 Cubans and tortured thousands more

    - Desegregated the schools in Cuba before they were in the Southern US

    - Called out South Africa’s Apartheid in 1964, 30 years before the West!

    - Denounced the racism and KKK in America

    - Warned of the dangers of the IMF, 3 decades before most of the developing world realized they had been scammed into debt slavery

    - Left a bourgeoisie comfortable life of the upper class, a potential well compensated career as a medical doctor, and a high regarded governmental position, each time to slog through the jungle and fight guerrilla wars against impenetrable odds! ... In fact, near the end it took 1,800 rangers to bring down his 25 men.

    Che’s “CRIMES” were:

    ~ Stopping American companies from owning 70 % of the arable land in Cuba

    ~ Teaching peasants to read, by bringing the Cuban literacy rate from 60 to 97 %

    ~ Having the 200 or so War Criminals who killed 20,000 Cubans for Batista shot against a wall

    ~ Fighting white mercenaries in the African Congo with an all black army

    ~ Speaking out against US and eventually USSR Imperialism while demanding that the poor of the world be allowed to live a life of dignity

    CHE's LAST WORDS to his children in a farewell letter: "Above all, always be capable of feeling most deeply any injustice committed against anyone in the world. That is the most beautiful quality in a revolutionary."

    Source(s): 'Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life' - by Jon Lee Anderson
  • 9 years ago

    He used guerrilla warfare tactics.Having the 200 or so War Criminals who killed 20,000 Cubans for Batista shot against a wall. If you ask me that really doesn't make him a murderer.

  • 9 years ago

    His followers say that he was not a murderer but a rebel to establish his government which is against to


  • 9 years ago

    He was a very ruthless disciplinarian, and stuck to authoritarian hardline Bolshevik dogma. This was one of the reasons the 'comrades' fell out with him eventually. For example, he had no problem in shooting a 12 year old kid he accused of stealing more than his share of rations.

    He was a Stalinist, and tolerated no rivals or questioning orders.

    Eventually he became a liability, and had to be removed.


    So why the TD's? Are you arguing he wasn't a Stalinist just because your 'internationalist workshop' friends aren't, or what? Or are the details of 20th century socialist ideology something you don't tackle till the second year of your course?

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