Obama Sanctifies the Castro-Communist Regime
Two pre-Republican candidates, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, vigorously oppose ending the embargo. Marco Rubio, who is Cuban-American, said that if he wins the election he will break this covenant signed by Obama
By Graça Salgueiro
August 16, 2015
On July 20, President Barack Obama closed a deal with Cuban Dictator Raúl Castro to end hostilities between the two countries, reopening their former embassies in the same buildings where they operated before. Overnight, Cuba was surgically sanitized of the ubiquitous posters that moments before cursed the country of Uncle Sam and told it where to go. In the streets, some celebrated, while others, lucid, said not to believe in real and beneficial change toward the populace, the “barefoot” Cuban. And they are absolutely right.
Before the reopening of embassies, Obama had already removed Cuba from the list of countries that collaborate with international terrorism, closing his eyes to the countless terrorists of all nations that seek shelter in Cuba because it has no extradition treaty with any country in the world.
The FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) have been in Havana since September 2012, pretending they want to seal a peace agreement with the Colombian government, but it is from there that—with the full support and guidance of the Castro brothers—the narco-communist group deals in weapons and drugs, plans new terrorist attacks, and develops new ways to seize power. All the while, the complicit Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says “amen.”
On July 26, the Cuban dictatorship celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the communist assault on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, the second largest military fortress in the country. The assault lead by brothers Fidel and Raúl Castro, ended in complete failure, and a hundred of Fidel Castro’s followers ending up dead or in prison, including Fidel himself.
During the anniversary, in Las Tunas, near the Revolution Square, the Interior Ministry installed an “inspection” station to control any possible demonstrations against the dictatorship. Also the Internet browsing room didn’t work, and the telecommunications company said candidly, “there is no connection.” This happened just days after diplomatic relations with the United States were re-established.
On the same Sunday, July 26, some 60 opponents of the regime were arrested in Havana after the march of the Ladies in White. Women attended a mass and then gathered at the Mahatma Gandhi Park to pay tribute to the regime-opponents Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero, who died three years earlier under suspicious circumstances, although there is little doubt the Castro dictatorship murdered them.
Before the march several women had been arrested, as well as independent journalists, and others had their homes besieged by state security to prevent them from participating in the demonstrations.
Obama has said he is considering returning Guantanamo naval base to Cuba, and he has shown a clear interest in suspending the embargo, though to do so requires the approval of Congress. Presidential pre-candidate for the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, is very committed to ending the embargo, arguing that it is necessary to abandon the “failed policies of the past.” She will campaign in Florida, a stronghold of Cuban exiles, where she will certainly not find support.
Two pre-Republican candidates, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, vigorously oppose ending the embargo. Marco Rubio, who is Cuban-American, said that if he wins the election he will break this covenant signed by Obama.
It always struck me how rulers of democratic countries, who enjoy complete freedom to decide their fate, can support a genocidal and terrorist dictatorship like Cuba. And now, the most powerful country in the world is giving Cuba its full support, freeing the Castro dictators of any responsibility for their crimes.
Brazil has also given financial backing to Cuba for the expansion of the Mariel Port and the José Martí Airport. With the consecration of Cuba in the second summit of CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) January last year, the senile Castro vultures were reborn from the ashes like macabre phoenixes, fattening their personal coffers with millions of euros and dollars, while still oppressing and imprisoning those who clamor for freedom, decent work, and the right to three meals a day.
Cuba has nothing to offer foreign investors since it produces nothing but misery, hunger, and prostitution—a common means of survival. For the barefoot Cuban, nothing has changed, and nothing will change until the main culprit is destroyed. The main culprit is the bloody communist rule, the Castro regime, which Obama admires and now sponsors, giving it everything it requires without any counterbalance.
Graça Salgueiro is a Brazilian psychologist and independent journalist specialized in Latin American politics. Over the years she wrote to various publications, hosted radio programs, and gave lectures on the Latin America leftist movements and strategies. This article was previously published on Jornal Inconfidência. Republished with permission from Mídia Sem Máscara.