HAVANA - Ever since former Cuban President Fidel Castro entered into power in 1976 he's always had an eye on Libya's Muammar Gadhafi for archrival reasons.
According to a study done in world history by Professor Elitzer Spilliot of University of Pennsylvania, Gadhafi always thought of the Cuban Revolution as amateur-led Cuban cigar smoking sandwiches kind of coup.
As soon as Castro got his message, he felt they had to compete for the best and bravest anti-imperialist leader in the world. And the one who drinks the most rum and chews the most tobacco wins as well.
However, what Fidel Castro didn't have that Muammar Gadhafi had was a head start. Gadhafi began his rule in 1969 and ended it earlier this year via coercion. Castro, on the other hand, volunteered to step down because he was too ill to continue working. In other words, Fidel Castro had the last laugh.
Though Fidel Castro was a fair and honest man, he didn't mean ill will on anyone except the United States. He wished Gadhafi didn't die the way he did, or whatever of the six options make sense the way he did. But Fidel is all smiles because he survived and still lives on.
In celebration, incumbent President Raul Castro will have a South American potluck festival in Havanah. The likes of Evo Morales, Felipe Calderon, and Hugo Chavez will be attendees and the only American Hollywood superstar actor Sean Penn. Sean Penn is a citizen of all South America so it allows him to have special access because he is Sean Penn.
When we asked for comment from American officials we were shut down. In fact, they slipped a piece of paper under the door they just closed on our faces that said the Americans want nothing to do with the fiasco.