Thursday, April 27, 2006

I Bet You Think You're Tough

Yeah, but are you as tough as this chick?

A leading Cuban dissident has said she was badly beaten up by government supporters as she headed for a meeting organised by United States officials.

Not so bad, I guess...

Martha Beatriz Roque said about a dozen people pushed her to the ground in front of her Havana home and one of them punched her in the face.

The 60-year-old economist was jailed in 2003 with 74 other dissidents but was freed a year later on health grounds.

The coop de gracie:

A man then entered the building and hit her in the face after she shouted "Down with Fidel".

A 60 year old woman shouts "down with Fidel" with a fist aimed for her face.

Suddenly, 3 bucks a gallon doesn't seem so important.

I think Castro's grip is slipping, based on this part:

Human rights groups say attacks on dissidents are increasing and are part of organised attempts to intimidate government critics.

To quote Princess Leia to Grand Moff Tarkin:

The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems slip through your fingers