Fidel Castro awarded China’s Confucius Peace Prize for contributions to world peace

Pictured with former Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, when Castro allowed the Soviet Union to build sites for nuclear missiles on Cuban soil, it sparked a 13-day confrontation with the United States. It is widely considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating in a full scale nuclear conflict

He brought the world the brink of nuclear war but that hasn’t stopped the former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro from being awarded China’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Hailing the aging revolutionary icon’s ‘important contributions’ to world peace, he was selected to win the Confucius Peace Prize, the state-run Global Times newspaper reported.

‘While in office, Castro didn’t resort to violence or force to settle disputes in international relations, especially with the United States,’ the paper wrote, seemingly forgetting the Cuban missile crisis…

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  • ☭ Vladimir Putin ☭

    Kennedy Schmeddeny.

  • WHY WON’T HE DIE?!?

    • simus1

      Death one appointment we must all keep, and for which no time set.
      (C. Chan, Docks of New Orleans)

    • tom_billesley

      He’s already dead – now it’s all animatronics

  • simus1

    Emperor Barry gets inscrutable finger right in the eye.

  • Communists stick together.

    • Frau Katze

      Yep.

  • tom_billesley

    Non-Chinese recipients include Vladimir Putin (2011) and Kofi Annan (2012).
    This year Castro beat off competition from Ban Ki-Moon. Corrupt UN leaders are always strong contenders.
    [Link] NYT Sinosphere 11 Dec 2014

  • mauser 98

    Justin Trudeau missed ceremony