Michael J. Totten a the World Affairs Journal offers a piece on the truth about Ernest "Che" Guevara.
Che Guevara has the most effective public relations department on earth. The Argentine guerrilla and modern Cuba’s co-founding father has been fashioned into a hipster icon, a counter-cultural hero, an anti-establishment rebel, and a champion of the poor. As James Callaghan once put it, “A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.”
The truth about Che now has its boots on. He helped free Cubans from the repressive Batista regime, only to enslave them in a totalitarian police state worst than the last. He was Fidel Castro’s chief executioner, a mass-murderer who in theory could have commanded any number of Latin American death squads, from Peru’s Shining Path on the political left to Guatemala’s White Hand on the right.
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You can also read my Counterterrorism magazine interview with journalist Mitch Weiss, co-author of Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary, and my Washington Times review of the book, via the below link: