Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cuba: Defending the Indefensible

The Vile U. S. Embargo of Cuba!!
   Today -- Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 -- the administration of U. S. President Donald Trump will shame America and Democracy on a global stage at the United Nations in New York. Trump's stooge at the UN, Nikki Haley, will defend the U. S. embargo of Cuba before a world that has the guts and the decency to oppose it.
      This is the worldwide image of the United States that the Trump administration will defend at the United Nations today. The U. S. embargo against Cuba was imposed in 1962 for the purpose, as revealed by de-classified U. S. documents, of starving, depriving and bringing misery to the Cubans on the island to induce them to rise up and overthrow their revolutionary government that had overthrown the vile U.S.-backed Batista-Mafia dictatorship in January of 1959. From 1962 till today -- November 1st of 2017 -- the embargo has remained in place at the behest of a handful of Batistiano-Mafiosi miscreants and their mere handful of thuggish right-wing sycophants.
      Exactly one year ago this week, the U. S. embargo of Cuba was unanimously condemned 191-to-0 with two abstentions -- the U. S. and Israel -- at the UN. Under the decent U. S. President Barack Obama, American did not vote to support America's own embargo of Cuba that is mandated by a handful of Batistianos in the U. S. Congress. Israel, which is dependent on billions of dollars in economic and military aid from the U. S., also abstained last year but the entire world saw and applauded the unanimity of the vote shown above, 191-to-0 condemning the imperialist embargo.
       Last year President Obama's very decent U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, as shown above, explained why the United States, under a decent President, could not support the cruel and genocidal embargo against Cuba.
     But President Trump's U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations is Nikki Haley and today she will speak before a totally disbeliving United Nations trying to defend the indefensible, which is the longest and cruelest embargo ever imposed by a strong nation against a much weaker nation. Haley was Governor of South Carolina when she accepted Trump's offer to become UN Ambassador. She considers it a stepping stone to, first, becoming Secretary of State and, then, using that as a foundation to sate her presidential ambitions or the presidential plans of her beloved Marco Rubio.
      As Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley campaigned furiously for Marco Rubio AGAINST DONALD TRUMP during the 2016 Republican presidential race.
     While Haley was campaigning wickedly for Senator Marco Rubio against Trump, both of them mocked and demeaned Trump as a human being and as a presidential candidate. Stupidly, and perhaps fatally, President Trump now has the two self-serving foxes in his teetering Republican hen-house devouring his very favorite chickens behind his back while serious impeachment drums are pounding loudly as Trump desperately tries to survive this first year of his four-year term as President.
     Meanwhile, Rubio -- while not openly stabbing President Trump in the back yet -- has incredibly secured Trump's blessing as America's dictator of Cuban policy from Rubio's entrenched perch in the U. S. Senate from Miami's Little Havana.
     As the anointed prime dictator of America's Cuban policy, Senator Marco Rubio, as a vicious and cruel Counter Revolutionary Cuban-American, assumes no matter what undemocratic cruelty he directs at innocent Cubans, it will not adversely effect his insatiable presidential aspirations. That's because he brashly assumes...probably correctly...that the mainstream U. S. media doesn't have the guts to challenge him and this generation of Americans simply doesn't have the patriotism to challenge him.
     In addition to Rubio, Miami's other "contributions" to the U. S. Congress have also included only vicious and revengeful Cuban Counter Revolutionaries ALTHOUGH most Cuban-Americans even in Miami favor normal relations with Cuba. Democracy-lovers, of course, have a dire problem with that but, unfortunately, many Americas are simply too afraid to question it. Shown above celebrating their unchecked power at a Miami news conference are Havana-born former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart on the left and current Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart on the right. The Diaz-Balart brothers are the sons of Rafael Diaz-Balart who was a key Minister in the overthrown Batista dictatorship who then, beginning in 1959, was one of the richest and most powerful Counter Revolutionaries in the history of Florida. Second from the left is Congressman Carlos Curbelo and at the microphones is Ileana Ros-Lehtinen who has been entrenched as a Counter Revolutionary zealot in the U. S. Congress since 1989 when Jeb Bush, paving the way for his two terms as Florida's governor, was her Campaign Manager. The entire world, except for self-serving American right-wingers, believes that leaving America's cruel and revengeful Cuban policies in the hands of a few revengeful miscreants is stupid, wrong, hurtful, and grossly undemocratic.
    The above graphic depicts a few Counter Revolutionaries defying most Americans, most Cuban-Americans and almost all the citizens of the world in defending the insanely cruel U. S. embargo against Cuba. This has shamed America for over half-a-century...and counting. And the indefensible shame will be defended today on the global stage at the United Nations by United States UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
     Born 51-years-ago in Miami, Kathy Castor has represented the Tampa area of Florida in the United States Congress since 2007. In all those years she has always -- on behalf of her constituents, America, and totally innocent Cubans -- brilliantly and bravely defied the visceral Counter Revolutionaries in Florida and in Congress, fighting tirelessly to normalize relations with Cuba.
      The photo above shows Congresswoman Kathy Castor, in the red sweater, being hugged by a decent Cuban, Julia de la Rosa, while another decent Cuban, Yamina Vicente, claps and smiles her approval. The two Cubans had flown to Washington to beg the Trump administration to allow them to continue their successful businesses in Cuba that they had opened after decent overtures from U. S. President Obama. Julia owned a thriving Bed & Breakfast that employed 17 Cubans; Yamina own a successful company called Decorazon that planned weddings and other events. The two Cuban women and dozens more like them felt it did Congresswoman Castor...for them to come to Washington to beg the United States -- namely Trump and Rubio -- to allow them to continue to make decent livings for their families in their nearby sovereign nation, the island of Cuba.
     Study the photo above. It shows Yamina Vicente in Washington begging the Trump administration to allow her to continue to make a living. Yamina is a decent, well educated Cuban. She was a college professor till U. S. President Obama gave her a chance to start her own business -- Decorazon. The McClatchy Washington Bureau quoted her as saying: "I have an older sister who is a photographer and her work complemented my idea of organizing weddings and birthday celebrations. I truly love design and manual arts and this was a business that would not demand a lot of capital to start. I love it and it is successful." Have you studied the photo of Yamina begging the United States to allow her to continue to make a living in her own sovereign country? Are you ashamed as an American that she had to do this?
      Above is another quotation that Yamina Vicente left behind in Washington on her heart-wrenching visit from Cuba. Only heartless cretins would not support her.
       One thing is for sure: Yamina Vicente is a more decent and more honorable person in Cuba than any of the Cuban-Americans or Americans trying to punish her...and that includes Trump, Rubio, the Diaz-Balart brothers, Ros-Lehtinen, etc.
And it also includes:
U. S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.
      Today at the United Nations in New York, she will defend the indefensible -- the U. S. embargo against Cuba. It's a self-inflicted American albatross and tragedy that was first imposed in 1962 TO STARVE, DEPRIVE, AND BRING MISERY TO INNOCENT CUBANS ON THE ISLAND TO INDUCE THEM TO RISE UP AND OVERTHROW THEIR REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT. Over a half-century later, the failed embargo remains in place to the everlasting shame of America and Democracy. While self-serving miscreants like Trump, Rubio, the Bush dynasty, and Haley are primarily to blame, the biggest indictment of all lies with the gutlessness and lack of patriotism of the American people for allowing it happen in our name for all these decades.
On behalf of America and Democracy...
Nikki Haley's sharp claws...
will be on display today at the United Nations.

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