Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy Che Day!

h/t McThag and Miguel





















¡Viva!

On this day in history, some soldiers of the Bolivian Army, and a couple of shady types from Ft. Bragg, made Che Guevara into a good communist.

And as you can tell from this "after" photograph, they opened his mind.

Nice shooting, amigos.

11 comments:

DMV Gringo said...

That is not a photo of post executed che.
I know this anniversary marks a very joyous day, but get it right, or don't bother.

Jim Scrummy said...

Dang, I forgot to bake a cake to celebrate... Note to me 10/9 is Happy Che Day!

Aesop said...

Actually, it is; from before they cleaned him up.

Pat H. said...

After an application of Rule 762.

https://media.fotki.com/2v2ozyn3gxQKds.jpg

Anonymous said...

Aesop,
Retired Army Captain buddy of mine (now deceased)once said he met the NCO that killed him...NCO stated that Che, before being shot(trying to escape, don't you know) pleaded that he could be of some use to his captors.

The Captain was then-based in Panama.

Anonymous said...

...once said he met the NCO that killed Che....

errata....

TwoDogs said...

Nice third eye in the middle of the forehead there, Ernesto.

RandyGC said...

" Che, before being shot(trying to escape, don't you know) pleaded that he could be of some use to his captors."

That tracks with something relayed from an instructor in trade school who was not there,never worked with Bolivian Rangers, and never heard of an American organization that was not involved either.

W Fleetwood said...

Quite possibly the M2 Carbines finest moment.

Anonymous said...

i have seen quite a few pics of Che laying on a table of some sort, surrounded by quite a few of the gubment types and there is no hole in his face. One pic shows an officer pointing to Che's left chest. (He was bare chested in the pics.)

google up Che Guevara death pics. There quite a few.

Aesop said...

And google mortician's arts, and filling in bullet holes like the one in his forehead with wax, (note the massive cratered dimple in his forehead in the 'after' pics)and applying makeup, and washing the blood off his teeth and...
Geebus crispies, think FFS.

I posted a 'before' pic, before TPTB tuned up what he looked like for the media and Time/Life/AP.

They killed him by shooting the shit out of him.
Then they prettied him up for his last press conference.

Get over it.