Ros-Lehtinen blasts UN for plans to honor Che Guevara

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Not surprisingly, the United Nations is planning to honor Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara by adding “The Life and Works of Ernesto Che Guevara” to the Memory of the World Register, according to a statement by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.

Widely seen as a hero on the far left, Guevara was chief executioner for the Castro regime in Cuba and is responsible for the murder of thousands, as noted by Discover The Networks.

Ros-Lehtinen blasted the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization for its “reprehensible” decision to “venerate and memorialize the life of a blood thirsty, murderous sadist,” saying “there isn’t any semblance of common sense left in that body.”

“This decision is more than an insult to the families of those Cubans who were lined up and summarily executed by Che and his merciless cronies but it also serves as a direct contradiction to the UNESCO ideals of encouraging peace and universal respect for human rights,” Ros-Lehtinen said.

The Cuban-born congresswoman also called on the U.S. to pull its funding of the organization.

“The Obama Administration is wrong to continue to seek to restore funding to UNESCO […] that would insult the memories of those who suffered under Che and continue to suffer under the Castro brothers.”

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s statement in it’s entirety:

“UNESCO continued its longstanding tradition of making a mockery of its own institution when it opted to venerate and memorialize the life of a blood thirsty, murderous sadist, Che Guevara, by including his works as an entry in its ‘Memory of the World Register.’ This decision is more than an insult to the families of those Cubans who were lined up and summarily executed by Che and his merciless cronies but it also serves as a direct contradiction to the UNESCO ideals of encouraging peace and universal respect for human rights.

“This latest reprehensible action is a microcosm of the existing problems within UNESCO today. There isn’t any semblance of common sense left in that body. From its decision to accept a non-existent state of Palestine into its membership, to glorifying Che’s ruthless crimes against humanity, UNESCO deserves no funding from US taxpayers.

The Obama Administration is wrong to continue to seek to restore funding to UNESCO. The Administration must immediately end its push to send $225 million in American taxpayer money to UNESCO that would enable that organization to keep undermining our friend and ally, the democratic Jewish State of Israel, and would insult the memories of those who suffered under Che and continue to suffer under the Castro brothers.”

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