Just as Fidel Castro became Cuba’s dictator when he and his guerrillas triumphantly entered Havana on January 7, 1959, President Barack Obama became America’s dictator on Dec. 17, 2014.
Swaggering into Havana dressed in army fatigues with his signature cigar, Castro claimed the island as his own. Like a thief making off with a nation in the middle of the night, Obama waiting until Congress was out of town, opened America to a Communist totalitarian state.
Obama’s dictatorship is one that patently ignores countless thousands of Cuban prisoners, some of them who have been in some of the worst jails in the western hemisphere for decades and comes as a knife in the heart for the loved ones of the so many Cubans already tortured and murdered.
Thousands who fled for their lives from the Castro brothers, losing everything they had won’t be sleeping tonight in Miami.
Swapping a single hostage for spies found guilty by American juries and jailed for killing Americans is how Obama began the ‘re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba’ for the first time in more than half a century.
Obama and his administration boast it is business. But they are not now, and never will be, doing business with the bread-and-butter Cuban people, but with the ice-hearted Communist Cuban government, which jails, tortures and murders its own people and which has been doing so ever since Castro seized power as dictator.
With nothing to legalize it on paper, and with no one even talking about it, there is no onus on Cuba to back off its shameful record on human rights. Yet Obama spouts ‘isolation has not worked’ since the Castros’ communist regime hasn’t softened its position since JFK was president.
“We cannot keep doing the same thing and expect a different result,” is the propaganda stated on a White House ‘fact sheet’. ‘It does not serve America’s interests, or the Cuban people, to try to push Cuba toward collapse.”
It was never the Cuban people but their government under a crushing Communist system pushing Cuba toward collapse. Just as Obama blames the American people for everything he personally sees wrong with America, is he now expanding his destructive Fundamental Transformation of America to Cuba, which sits only 90 miles off the coast of Florida?
Just as Obama last May released five generals back to the Taliban for the outrageous swap of AWOL American soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, Obama swapped three spies for the release of American aid worker Alan Gross, who arrived back in the U.S. today after five years in captivity.
Gross was released along with an unnamed U.S. ‘intelligence asset’ in exchange for three Cuban spies held by America—including one serving two life sentences related to the downing of two airplanes in 1996. (Daily Mail, Dec. 17, 2014)
Town Hall, Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Humberto Fontova, who was earlier on the Mark Levin Radio Show, told CFP last evening that according to the FBI’s affidavit, the 26 charges against the convicted Castro-spies included:
- Gathering intelligence against the Boca Chica Air Naval Station in Key West, the McDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Homestead, Fla.;
- Compiling the names, home addresses and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command’s top officers, along with those of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica. •Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command;
- Sending letter bombs to Cuban-Americans;
- Spying on McDill Air Force Base, the U.S. armed forces’ worldwide headquarters for fighting “low-intensity” conflicts;
- Locating entry points into Florida for smuggling explosives.
“These spies also infiltrated the Cuban exile group Brothers to the Rescue, who flew unarmed planes to rescue Cuban rafters in the Florida straits, also known as “the cemetery without crosses,” said Fontova. “The estimates of the number of Cubans dying horribly in the “cemetery without crosses” run from 50-85,000. Brothers to The Rescue risked their lives almost daily, flying over the straits, alerting and guiding the Coast Guard to any balseros, and saving thousands of these desperate people from joining that terrible tally. (Prior to Castroism, by the way, Cuba was swamped with more immigrants per-capita than the U.S., including during the Ellis Island years.) So you can imagine how the Cuban exodus embarrasses the Castroites, including those in the U.S.
“By February of 1996, Brothers to The Rescue had flown 1,800 of these humanitarian missions and helped rescue 4,200 men, women and children. That month Danny Glover’s and Pete Seeger’s cause célèbre’ passed to Castro the flight plan for one of the Brothers’ humanitarian flights over the Cemetery Without Crosses.
With this info in hand, Castro’s Top Guns jumped into their MIGs, took off and valiantly blasted apart (in international air space) the lumbering and utterly defenseless Cessnas. “Four members of the humanitarian flights were thus murdered in cold blood by communists.
“Three of these murdered men were U.S. citizens, the other a legal U.S. resident.”
Obama’s Open for Business Cuban initiative ignores the fact that his own administration lists Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.
“..Second, I’ve instructed Secretary Kerry to review Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism,” he said today. “This review will be guided by the facts and the law. Terrorism has changed in the last several decades. At a time when we are focused on threats from al Qaeda to ISIL, a nation that meets our conditions and renounces the use of terrorism should not face this sanction.”
Today’s announcement followed more than a year of secret talks between the U.S. and Cuba.
Creepier still, those secret talks did not take place on American soil, but in another country—Canada.
The fix was already in because as Obama was speaking, Cuban President Raul Castro was addressing his own nation from Havana. Obama and Castro had spoken by phone for more than 45 minutes Tuesday.
The New Year worry for a watching world is if Obama can open up channels for drastic policy changes in Cuba without the knowledge of the American population and Congress, when will he do the same for Iran?
Found at Canada Free Press.
THURSDAY LIGHTNING ROUND: ¡Viva la Revolución!
Looks like the Castro boys are getting their own Stimulus.
Barack Obama wants to give a failing communist dictatorship an economic shot in the arm!
We can’t have communism failing on Obama’s watch, nosiree.
So all you folks who escaped this brutal dictatorship for freedom in the US only to discover the current President wants to bring a Cuba-like dictatorship to the country you fled to, you’re all screwed.
Actually, we’re all screwed.
The Castro regime is actually a state-sponsored terror group. And Obama will bend over backwards for them.
The American people?
Not so much.
If I had to identify the single stupidest remark ever made, it would have to go to the Peacenik, anti-American Secretary of State, John Kerry who said this:
For five and a half decades since, our policy toward Cuba has remained virtually frozen, and done little to promote a prosperous, democratic and stable Cuba. Not only has this policy failed to advance America’s goals, it has actually isolated the United States instead of isolating Cuba. [Emphasis Dianny’s]
Are you kidding me?!
I read that sentence and I laughed so hard I started coughing.
How the hell is propping up the communist dictatorship going to “promote a prosperous, democratic and stable Cuba,” you dimwitted fool?
The United States was isolated instead of Cuba?!
Oh, okay. Sure, Johnny. If our policy of isolating Cuba failed why the hell is Cuba about to crumble? Only it isn’t about to crumble is it? Because Barack Obama is giving them their own stimulus.
You know, with each and every passing day, it is as if Barack Obama wants to do all the heavy lifting for me to prove the thesis of my book Liberals Gone WILD!!! The Not-So-Silent Conquering of America.
In this book, I go through the 45 Goals of Communism outlined in W. Cleon Skousen’s 1958 book The Naked Communist and give example after example of how Barack Hussein Obama is following these goals as if they, and not our Constitution, are what he took an oath to uphold.
Goal number 4 of the 45 Goals of Communism:
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
Obama is sticking with the playbook. And he’s going to do it unilaterally because he only has two more years to finish what he started.
And this Fundamental Transformation he began in January 2009 is all about stripping the United States of America from its very foundation and rebuilding it as another Worker’s Paradise. Another failed communist state.
And you know I’m right.
Barack Obama was raised by Communists. He’s most influential mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was an avowed Communist and member of the Communist Party USA.
Obama is so steeped in Communism that he sweats red.
Is anybody really surprised that Barack would give a lifeline to the Castro boys?
This isn’t about “democracy” and “human rights.”
This is about making sure that the most entrenched communist stronghold in the Western Hemisphere — at least for now — does not fall into ruin.
Obama is giving the Castros a Stimulus all their own. Anything to make sure that la Revolución does not fail.
Republicans in Congress. Pay attention here. This is what happens when you capitulate to this man. He thinks he can get away with anything.
Seriously, you guys. How much further does Barack Obama have to go before you stop him?
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Amazon can now get toilet paper to you within an hour.
If you live in parts of Manhattan and are a Prime member, the online retailer haslaunched a new service called “Prime Now,” accessible via a new phone app (Android and iOS), which delivers “tens of thousands” of items to your doorstep in one hour for $8, or for free in two hours. For non-Manhattanites, Amazon says the service is “coming soon to a city near you.”
$30 smartphones are here—and they’re getting better every day
In the first few days of 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the future of mobile: the smartphone. A computer and phone rolled into one, the iPhone came with revolutionary features for the time, including a 3.5-inch screen that reacted to touch, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 2-megapixel camera. It cost $500 without a contract.
Last month, in India, I bought a Forme P9 smartphone. It has a 3.5 inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3-megapixel camera, and a host of features the original iPhone didn’t offer, including an extra SIM slot, FM radio, an app store, and expandable memory. It costs $32. In the three weeks since I bought it, the price has dropped another dollar.
In the next three years, between 500 million and 900 million people will start using the internet, reckons McKinsey. The vast majority of them will do it on cheap mobile phones not unlike the one I bought. This is the story of how we got here, what the internet looks like from a $30 phone, and what lies in the future.
The phones are from India, which is the focus of this story simply because it is the single largest offline market in the world—and one that is expected to grow tremendously in the coming years. But the dynamics are similar across the poor world. “All the growth right now and for the mid-term is going to be at the low- and mid-end” says Andrew Dunn, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, an investment bank. “And that’s come about particularly because of the rise of the middle class in China and India.”
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