Bernie and Fidel

Their Politics Collide In 2020 USA!!
     This week -- February 26, 2020 -- Mario Diaz-Balart -- filed a scathing anti-Bernie Sanders/anti-Fidel Castro resolution in the U. S. Congress, creating another headline in the Miami Herald. Mario is a lifelong unchecked Counter Revolutionary in Miami's Little Havana haven. Of course, all 535 members of the U. S. Congress and all 330 million Americans in this generation are too cowardly to oppose any Diaz-Balart schemes to regain control of Cuba while, of course, increasing Little Havana's obscene wealth and power in/over the United States.
    For these last three days in February-2020 much of the media in the U. S. has been obliged to tell the American people that Bernie Sanders is a pariah while Mario Diaz-Balart is a saint. It revolves around the fact that Sanders once said something nice about Fidel Castro while Diaz-Balart claims Fidel Castro was the worst human that has ever lived while  also implying that the Batista-Mafia dictatorship that Castro overthrew in 1959 was the world's greatest government and, surely, the greatest dictatorship that the U. S. ever supported. Of course, this week as for the last six decades the U. S. media is afraid of the Batistiano Cubans, headquartered in Miami's Little Havana sector and in the U. S. Congress and in all Republican administrations. Therefore, this week the U. S. media is busy picturing Mario Diaz-Balart as a saint and therefore everything he says about Bernie is the truth, the whole truth, and NOTHING but the truth. And, uh...of course, the U. S. media is too scared to mention that Mario Diaz-Balart's father Rafael was a top Minister in the Batista-Mafia dictatorship and then in 1959 fled to South Florida to create the first anti-Castro paramilitary unit on U. S. soil...while also, of course, massively enhancing his wealth and political power within the unchecked confines of Little Havana. So, this last week of February-2020 Bernie Sanders is lavishly being depicted by the U. S. media as being biased about Fidel Castro and Revolutionary Cuba while Mario Diaz-Balart is being widely depicted as totally unbiased. So, the montage above -- Bernie Sanders vs. Mario Diaz-Balart -- reflects yet another example of the U. S. government and the U. S. media succumbing to the parasitic and unchecked attachment of another government -- the Batistiano government that was booted out of Cuba on January 1, 1959.
    Since 1993 either Mario Diaz-Balart or his older brother Lincoln, or both at the same time, have represented Little Havana in the U. S. Congress. Lincoln was born 65 years ago in Havana when his father Rafael Diaz-Balart was a key Minister in the Batista dictatorship. Mario was born in South Florida 58 years ago when his father Rafael had created the first anti-Castro paramilitary group on U. S. soil, and when Rafael was one of America's richest and most powerful Cubans. In Little Havana/Miami and in the U. S. Congress Mario and Lincoln have the supreme luxury of not ever having to worry about ever being thwarted when it comes to crafting lucrative and unchecked schemes against Cubans on the island while also, of course, enriching and empowering selective Cubans in the Little Havana enclave.
     This embarrassing anti-democratic photo shows President Trump sweetly greeting Mario Diaz-Diaz while another unchecked Little Havana anti-Castro zealot and benefactor, Miami's U. S. Senator Marco Rubio looks the other way. It was the Bush dynasty that made major Little Havana counter revolutionaries into rich and powerful superstars but the current Republican President Trump was the first President to activate Title 3/Helms-Burton that even President George W. Bush considered TOO GENOCIDAL to unleash on Cuban families on the island. But Trump, to solidify Little Havana's support for the November presidential election, activated Title 3 to appease self-serving and unchecked extremists like Mean Mario and Mean Marco.
      Mario Diaz-Balart knew that neither the afraid U. S. citizens nor the cowardly U. S. media are too well propagandized so as not to resist anything that he and other Cuban extremists can do anything relating to enriching themselves and assaulting innocent Cubans. In that vein, Mario late today issued a resolution condemning Fidel Castro and Bernie Sanders because of what Bernie said about Fidel doing something to help the Cuban people. In his entire adult life, Mario has put Americans ON NOTICE  that ONLY CUBANS who loved Batista's Cuba can make laws and resolutions regarding Castro's Cuba, reminding everyone that Batista was a lovely saint and Castro was a venomous snake. And, of course, Mario won't stand for anyone, including Bernie Sanders, to dispute that bogus claim.
       Strange bedfellows -- Bernie Sanders & Fidel Castro. In these closing days of February, 2020, the U. S. is in the throes of a money-crazed and seemingly endless presidential election that culminates in November of this year. In America's two-party political system, Bernie -- the 78-year-old Socialist U. S. Senator from Vermont -- has incredibly emerged as the leading Democratic candidate to dethrone the enigmatic and incredibly controversial Republican Donald Trump as the U. S. President. Fidel -- the legendary leader of the Cuban Revolution that in 1959 CHANGED the United States EVEN MORE than it changed Cuba -- died at age 90 more than three years ago -- on Oct. 25th, 2016. Yet, two months in to 2020 Fidel's daunting legacy still garners massive headlines in the United States thanks to comments that Bernie has consistently said IN PRAISE of Fidel.
      In February-2020 the synergy of the late Fidel Castro with the elderly Bernie Sanders is saturating and crisscrossing the U. S. media and the indomitable U. S. political spectrum virtually from horizon to horizon. It is in line with my personal indulgent conclusion, after an inquisitive four-decade study, that...the cause, result, and longevity of the Cuban Revolution says much more about the United States than it says Cuba itself.
      When Cuba's deceased revolutionary icon Fidel Castro is laced, aligned, and assailed alongside America's current Socialist icon Bernie Sanders in February, 2020, it foremost embraces a basic fact that Americans have been lied to since January of 1959 via unrelentless propaganda barrages from both the "democratic" U. S. government and the severely intimidated mainstream U. S. media. That consistent USA lie since 1959 pertains to this historic and topical fact: When the Cuban Revolution astounded the world by defeating the brutal and thieving Batista-Mafia dictatorship its most indelible offshoot was chasing the Batistiano-Mafiosi leaders to their new sanctuary in nearby Southern Florida where they quickly established their new capital of Little Havana in the heart of Miami. Vast sums of money and firepower from Mafiosi Cuba easily and quickly overwhelmed Miami economically and politically, which is true to this day more than six decades later. Instead of treating Cuba with its heralded U. S. DEMOCRACY VALUES in the 1950s, the U. S. government teamed with the top echelon of the Mafia -- Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Santo Trafficante Jr., etc. -- to support the brutal Mafia-infested Batista dictatorship. Therefore the world's strongest criminal organization, the Mafia, and the world's strongest nation, the United States, combined as teammates to make sure that Batista stayed in power in Cuba. The US support was so rich American businessmen could partake in the wholesale rape and robbery of the vulnerable island, which they surely did. Meanwhile, the extreme stupidity of the US, the Mafia, and Batista was that they didn't at least throw crumbs to the majority peasants in Cuba. That ignorance spawned a young lawyer named Fidel Castro and his upstart revolution. Of course, it wasn't supposed to amount to anything...but it did!! Beginning in the wee hours of the morning on January 1, 1959, the Cuban Revolution booted the U.S.-backed Batista-Mafia dictators off the island, all the way to Miami. And on U. S. soil since 1959, the Batistianos have amassed FAR more money and FAR more power than they ever dreamed of having in Cuba. After all, Cuba is only a Caribbean island while the United States is the richest nation in the history of the world. Inadvertently, Fidel Castro is thus responsible for not only drastically changing the United States and its Democracy, he also played a massive role in creating a a vast array of Cuban-exile millionaires and billionaires in the United States. Perhaps the Castro phenomenon has therefore adversely impacted the U. S. Democracy more than anything else ever has. For example, Americans are not told why Castro admirers include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombia-born author who is considered Latin America's all-time greatest writer; Nelson Mandela, the South African civil rights icon; two renowned ABC News anchors Lisa Howard and Barbara Walters who loved Fidel; etc., etc., etc., etc., AND Bernie Sanders!!!!!!
      In February of 2020 when leading Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders reiterates that Americans have been propagandized for all these decades to view Fidel Castro and his Cuban Revolution "unfairly," Bernie, of course, is correct but has to be extremely brave to speak such truth in the United States, the United States that Fidel Castro so drastically reshaped way back in 1959. {Prior to 1959, for example, Miami's top Cuban-American journalist Emilio Milian would not have been routinely car-bombed for criticizing Cuban-American terrorists on U. S. soil}As Bernie Sanders well knows, after Fidel Castro chased the Batista-Mafia dictatorship out of Cuba, it has been resurrected...stronger than ever...on U. S. soil since 1959. Like a massive cancer inhabiting the human body, that change has changed the United States of America, as Bernie also knows. And even at his advanced age and after a recent heart attack, Bernie, the self-avowed Socialist Democrat, deserves to be the new President of the United States...especially as the diametrically opposite of the current Donald Trump presidency.
     The historic photo shown above explains what I mean. The girl on the right was a guerrilla fighter that helped the Cuban Revolution defeat Batista, the Mafia, and the United States. And then immediately, this girl and 400,000 other volunteers fanned out across the island to educate Cuban adults who could not read or write. A Google research will inform you that Cuba's Literary Campaign from 1959 into the 1960s was the most successful in history. Bernie Sanders agrees with that history and, moreover, he has the courage to say it.
      The Batistiano-dominance of the Cuban narrative in the United States since 1959 proclaims that pre-Revolutionary Cuba was one of the richest Latin American nations. That's like saying that Bill Gates and the man living under a bridge are together worth $80 billion, discarding the fact that the man under the bridge doesn't have a dime to his name. In pre-Revolutionary Cuba the Batistianos, the Mafiosi, and the U. S. businessmen were awash with money. But there were not even crumbs...plus no educational or health considerations...for the majority, non-elite Cuban peasants like those shown above.
      The stupidity of Batista, the Mafia, and the US...not to mention the criminality...of not even tossing some crumbs to Cuban families like the one above spawned the Revolution that was not FEARED...till it was too late.
     But the prime stupidity and criminality of the U.S.-backed Batista regime in post-Revolutionary Cuba is best documented by photos like the one above. Cuban women created  crucial revolutionary fuel because of their outrage about a stupid and outrageous tendency of the Batista goons. To quell dissent from everyday Cubans, children were murdered and their bodies were left as warnings. Instead of quelling dissent, Cuban mothers like these bravely took to the streets to protest in numbers too large for Batista's machine-gunners to wipe out, especially with the great New York Times' journalist Herbert L. Matthews reporting about it. Among the "MADRES CUBANS" {"CUBAN MOTHERS"} marching above, note the lady in the white blouse and the sunglasses. She was the mother of the murdered Little Willie Soler. Today the important William Soler Children's Hospital in Havana is named for...Little Willie Soler. People like Bernie Sanders believe that in democratic America the U. S. people should be allowed to understand the historic significance of the photo above...because it relates to how America has CHANGED since 1959.
     All this week the conservative and right-wing media in the U. S. have told Americans that Fidel Castro's post-Revolutionary Cuba routinely machine-gunned down in the streets not just dissidents but everyday Cubans. Sean Hannity on the top Fox "News" network primetime program claims almost nightly that Fidel Castro himself personally machine-gunned down hundreds of thousands of Cubans AFTER the triumph of the Revolution on Jan. 1-1959. Such blatant lies, after being told and retold for six decades in the USA, serve as successful propaganda for the USA Batistianos and their sycophants. But, just for the record, study the AP graphic depicted above. It documents that it was the Batista thugs who set up machine-gun nests on Cuban streets and ACTUALLY mowed down Cuban citizens. The image above is an actual NY Times photo and caption, not a drawing. This historic photo was taken in 1953 just about the time the brave marches by the Cuban mothers were protesting the murders of their children as a warning to not resist what was going on. An America since 1959 that pretends the AP graphic shown above was not authentic defames the US and Democracy while also enriching and empowering the Batistiano exiles to perpetuate a lucrative but distorted haven in the US since 1959.
     Since 1959, the Cuban narrative in the United States has been dominated by America's unchecked anti-Castro Cuban exiles. Thus, Batista's pre-Revolutionary Cuba is lauded as one of history's greatest and kindest governments while Castro's post-Revolutionary government is painted as the world's worst and cruelest government. The U. S. narrative, as espoused above, can't explain why, since 1959, enough Cubans on the island have supported Castro and his legacy to ward off more than six decades of continuous and powerful US/Cuban exile efforts to recapture the island. Also, the U. S. narrative, as espoused above, incessantly states that Revolutionary Cuba's economic problems are self-caused but not ever ASCRIBED TO SUCH PROBLEMS as history's longest and cruelest embargo/blockade ever imposed on a small nation by a much larger nation {from 1962 till today}. Of course, LONG AGO such a diabolical embargo-blockade would have destroyed much larger nations than the pugnacious island of Cuba.
      The Castro imprint on the USA in February of 2020, as emphasized by Bernie Sanders, is emblematic today of America's mainstream U. S. media that has involved into a vast pundit-driven propaganda machine as opposed to a news-dispensing operation so sorely needed by an informed citizenry. The typical pundit above pontificating about "Sanders under fire over Fidel Castro remarks" is typical of propaganda that now saturates America's mainstream media...with operatives such as MSNBC owned by multi-billionaire corporations and individuals concerned only with hiring propaganda-fueled pundits and anchors, not real journalists.
 For example, all...yes, all...of the anchors on MSNBC and CNN masquerade as high-priced and credible journalists but they are nothing more and nothing less than mere propagandists, apparently selling their souls to their billionaire owners. It happens that MSNBC and CNN have openly spent the past 3+ years using their well-greased platforms 24 hours EVERYDAY to overthrow the Trump Presidency. Even anti-Trump zealots {like me} have come to believe that the extreme left-wing U. S. media is more of a threat to America and Democracy than Trump, because such money-crazed operations will be around longer than Trump ever will be, even he gets re-elected in November. The image above  shows CNN's propaganda-obsessed anchor Chris Cuomo asking Bernie Sanders this propaganda-driven question: "You're facing criticism for your comments about Fidel Castro. What's your response?" That statement and question reflects the Fidel Castro impact on what the United States and, yes, Democracy have become since Fidel's Cuban Revolution chased the Batista-Mafia dictatorship to United States soil in 1959. In other words, ultra-liberal anti-Trump zealot Chris Cuomo saturates CNN with propaganda eviscerating Trump but Chris Cuomo and his ilk don't have the guts to criticize Trump for Trump committing genocide against everyday Cubans on the island, which has clearly been apparent since Trump activated Title 3 of Helms-Burton. When even anti-Trump extremists such as Chris Cuomo are too afraid to even mention Title 3, it reveals the dire effects that America's Batistiano dictatorship has had since 1959.
       On FEBRUARY 26TH-2020, the historic legend of Fidel Castro and the topical legend of Bernie Sanders have collided. Americans in 2020 deserve the right to be factually told about both legends. But that is not the case in America today. And that remains a lasting legacy of the Cuban Revolution in 1952 when U. S. citizens allowed right-wing thugs in the U. S. government to team with the Mafia to support a brutal, thieving Batista dictatorship in Cuba. That insult to Democracy could have been corrected in 1959 by admitting that mistake and holding those responsible for it to be held accountable. INSTEAD, the insult to Democracy was incredibly exacerbated beginning in 1959 when the overthrown Batista dictatorship was allowed to resurrect itself for all these decades on U. S. soil and therefore to embed itself into the basic fabrics of America and Democracy. For Americans on FEBRUARY 26TH-2020 still to be routinely lied to by both the U. S. government and the U. S. media is an unlasting shame. And that is precisely what the Fidel Castro-Bernie Sanders montage depicted above really means.


USA's NEW Cuban Dictator

Americans Are Not Supposed To Care!!
      Most Americans have no idea who Mauricio Claver-Carone is. Yet, if in February of 2020 Americans read or hear about genocide being committed by the USA against masses of Cubans on the island, Claver-Carone is considered by insiders to be the orchestrator. If USA-backed coups against Latin American nations considered friendly to Cuba have recently happened, as in Bolivia, or being lavishly threatened in nations like Venezuela and Nicaragua, Claver-Carone is perhaps the orchestrator. If companies in the USA or in important USA-friendly nations are being punished and subjected to lavish fines because of doing business with Cuba, Claver-Carone is probably the orchestrator. If...as is reported frequently in Freedom of Information-acquired details by Tracey Eaton's incredibly important CUBA MONEY PROJECT blog...totally obscene tax dollars are lavishly and routinely devoted to destroying Cuba and BEING showered on little nations to persuade them to be anti-Cuba, Claver-Carone is also in charge of that new avalanche of tax dollars. If totally innocent people in important USA-friendly nations, such as Canada, are being punished because of tangible ties to Cuba, Claver-Carone is almost surely the orchestrator. In other words, Americans should at least know who the hell Claver-Carone IS and WHY he is allowed to do what he IS DOING. Yet, in his apparent role as America's new Trump-anointed Cuban dictator on U. S. soil, Mauricio Claver-Carone clearly has emerged as a totally unchecked Superman atop America's Foreign Affairs totem pole. For example:

    This photo is courtesy of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. The CBC reports that David Carbery, shown on the left here with his late father Bill Carbery, is flummoxed as a victim of the Trump administration's genocidal sanctions against Cuba that are designed to totally destroy the island's economy for the purpose of enticing the starving and deprived Cuban people to rise up and overthrow their Revolutionary government, a ploy that hasn't worked in 6+ decades. And it hasn't and won't happen because two generations of Cubans on the island do not want a return of the U.S.-backed Batista-Mafia dictatorship that was chased off the island, all the way to Miami as it turned out, way back on January 1, 1959.
     Meanwhile, in February of 2020, the Trump administration's genocidal starvation tactics now intend to starve Cubans on the island into submission. The scheme -- fueled by the USA's uniquely influential status as the world's economic and military superpower -- is able and willing to punish anyone in the world -- such as David Carbery in Canada -- in order to recapture the nearby island of Cuba on behalf of the Batistiano denizens that President Trump believes will deliver to him Florida's crucial 29 Electoral Votes in this November's presidential election. The CBC this week detailed David Carbery's dilemma. His father Bill died on a visit to Cuba. David wanted him buried home in Canada. David needed $2000 to make that happen and he raised the money on a Go Fund Me page. But the money has been blocked for over a year because of the U.S.'s genocidal assaults on Cuba. David told the CBC's journalist Joel Ballard, "It was devastating to me." Yes, in U.S.-friendly nations such as Canada, innocent people and companies and governments are punished by the USA's blistering obsession to regain control of Cuba for a new generation of Batistiano exiles whenever the Republican Party has control of the White House in Washington. While the mainstream U. S. media in the USA is/are afraid to offend the rich and politically powerful Little Havana Cubans in Miami, some unafraid foreign outlets such as the CBC, the BBC, The Guardian, Reuters, El Paisetc., do report on episodes such as David Carbery has endured concerning his father Bill.
Claver-Carone APPOINTED by Trump.
       The unique U.S.-Cuba conundrum evolved into essentially a Cuban-U.S. dual government after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in January of 1959. In that milieu, Americans need to know who is actually dictating the Cuban phase of America's government. I believe that man is Mauricio Claver-Carone. And how he garnered such power is interesting, considering that he emerged from mostly obscure but money-laced spigots and bases such as the US-Cuba Democracy PAC and as the Editor of Capitol Hill Cubans.
      All of his adult life Mauricio Claver-Carone, shown in the red tie, has been fanatically engaged in overthrowing Revolutionary Cuba. Mostly his forte has been raising massive buckets of money that has been powerfully used, among other things, to influence members of the U. S. Congress to support such things as the Batistiano-written Helms-Burton Act that since the 1990's has shoveled untold pipelines of tax dollars from Washington to Little Havana while also funding massive Little Havana efforts to destroy the island's Revolutionary government to pave the way for the return of the Batistianos. Claver-Carone, totally unchecked, has epitomized exactly what the New York Times cogently depicted when it concluded a famous editorial with these exact words: "There is, finally, something indecent about vociferous exiles living safely in Miami prescribing more pain for their poorer cousins." That remains the best and most honest appraisal of what Cuban zealots like Claver-Carone have been able to do for over six decades in the lavish but brutal Miami-to-Washington corridor. The plethora of money-crazed schemes havn't recaptured Cuba but it has caused massive "pain" for the "poorer cousins" in Cuba while also creating a massive array of millionaires and billionaires in the Little Havana-Miami bailiwick/enclave. After all, especially in Claver-Carone's rarefied world, MONEY is first and RECAPTURING CUBA is second...and whatever is in third and fourth place are totally miniscule -- including, I believe, DEMOCRACY and PASSION. The Naples {Fla.} Daily News profiled Claver-Carone in an article written by Alexandra Glorioso entitled "Closer look At The Man Advising Trump On Cuba." It said: "'As a boy when Claver-Carone played football in Orlando, if you ever mentioned Fidel Castro he would go berserk,' said Farlan Bailey, Claver-Carone's longtime friend who graduated with him from Bishop Moore Catholic High School in 1993." Of course, as a Cuban, Claver-Carone also benefited from the fact that the first-generation of exiles who fled the Cuban Revolution in 1959 had MORE THAN ENOUGH money and FIREPOWER, plus extra pushes from powers like the Catholic Church and the Bush dynasty, to easily take over Miami and Florida financially and politically, quickly creating a new very rich haven headquartered and governed in Little Havana. Additionally, Cuban students had easy entrance to top universities, including {ESPECIALLY} top Law Schools. Thus, Claver-Carone's "berserk" mentality regarding Revolutionary Cuba had numerous outlets, particularly because the rich and politically powerful Bush dynasty was totally aligned with the most fervent Little Havana Cubans, especially billionaire Jorge Mas Canosa...not to mentioned well-funded, renowned, and self-avowed anti-Revolutionary terrorists such as Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles.
    But even BEYOND most of his fervent...and "berserk"... Cuban dreams, Mauricio Claver-Carone...after always riding the lucrative coattails of the Bush dynasty...gained his greatest power only after Donald Trump incredibly became inaugurated President of the United States in January of 2017. While his money-prowess and Bush ties had him working in the U. S. Treasury, etc., Trump has made  Claver-Carone the dictator of Western Hemisphere Affairs within the State Department. Of course, Cuba is in the Western Hemisphere...and so were/are Cuba's closest allies such as Bolivia, which recently experienced a coup that ousted a long-time Cuba-friendly President and replaced him with an anti-Cuban/U.S.-friendly government that immediately kicked Cubans out of Bolivia. Of course, Venezuela and Nicaragua now remain powerful Cuban allies in the Western Hemisphere but their governments too are being massively targeted by powerful U. S. sanctions and by powerful U.S.-backed dissidents thirsting for more coups. Therefore, Claver-Carone, taking full advantage of Trump's desire for Little Havana's support heading up to the November-2020 election, has more power than he ever dreamed of.
       For example, the financial and political power of Little Havana's berserk anti-Cuban fervor is perpetually codified and  attains legality because it resides in the sanctified Helms-Burton Act, which was crammed through Congress for eternity by all-time Little Havana/Cuban-born zealots Jorge Mas Canosa from Santiago de Cuba and Lincoln Diaz-Balart who was born in Havana when his father Rafael was a key Minister in the Batista dictatorship. But not even President George W. Bush from 2000-2008, a presidency TOTALLY ALIGNED WITH AND OBLIGED TO LITTLE HAVANA, would NOT activate Title III of Helms-Burton because even Bush considered it too cruel...too GENOCIDAL...to impose on the masses of innocent Cubans on the island. But with Mauricio Claver-Carone as the current Western Hemisphere Affairs dictator, President Trump activated Title III.
     The Bush dynasty's anointment of Jorge Mas Canosa as the Cuban dictator on U. S. soil solidified a Cuban government within the bowels of the U. S. government. The great Julia E. Sweig in her seminal book "What Everyone Needs To Know About Cuba" explained that Mas Canosa was advised to study the unchecked and ultra-powerful Israeli AIPAC lobbying superpower and then replicate it for his new Cuban government, and then Mas Canosa founded CANF, the ultra-powerful Cuban American National Foundation. Mas Canosa became the first Little Havana billionaire and he was totally unchallenged by all Republican administrations, not just the three Bush administrations.
     Even Democratic Presidents such as Bill Clinton were forced to bend to Jorge Mas Canosa when it came to drastic dealings that assaulted Cuba and enriched certain Cubans in Miami.
   After founding the Cuban American National Foundation, Jorge Mas Canosa could make sure that Little Havana had a firm grip on all Republican presidents as well as on the 535-member U. S. Congress that to this day, which is long after the billionaire Mas Canosa died in 1997 at age 58. But still to this day the U. S. Congress is still too afraid of Little Havana or too fond of Little Havana's money to challenge Little Havana's politics. For example, to this day Congress makes sure the 6-decades-old Embargo against Cuba stays in place, that all the cruel and lucrative aspects of Mas Canosa's prized Helms-Burton Act remain LEGAL, and truly lavish pipelines of tax dollars still flow from Washington to Miami to support such things as Mas Canosa's prized Radio-TV Marti operation in Miami that every member of the U. S. Congress has known for three decades is nothing more and nothing less than a laughable anti-Cuba propaganda machine whose prime purpose to this DAY is to enrich selected Cubans in Miami, as reported by Jeffrey Kofman of ABC-TV News and many other legitimate journalists, and recently reported in detail by the highly respected Tracey Eaton on his must-read Cuba Money Project blog, which gets Freedom of Information data to trace tax dollars flowing every day to Miami to support and enrich anti-Cuba schemes. Recently, as posted by Cuba Money Project, the exact and obscene tax-paid salaries of hundreds of Radio-TV Marti "journalists" in Miami are listed by Tracey Eaton. The same undisputed source also regularly uses Freedom of Information data to graphically list the exact solicitations that the U. S. government routinely makes during all Republican administrations to enlist more and more highly paid would-be anti-Cuban zealots. American taxpayers and Democracy-lovers who don't dial up Cuba Money Project don't have any idea how much of their money is being used daily to hurt everyday Cubans on the island and to massively enrich already rich Cubans in Little Havana.
An undisputed and valuable source!!!
     There are many factual documentations of now the Bush dynasty has sponsored Cuban dictators on U. S. soil, starting with Jorge Mas Canosa. But the best  such details are included in Julia E. Sweig's classic book "CUBA: WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW" and that includes the latest edition that includes the cover photo of President Obama's very friendly Air Force One airplane arriving over Havana in 2016.
      Since 1959 the only U. S. President with the guts to challenge Little Havana Cuban extremists regarding Cuba has been Obama, but Obama was replaced by Trump in 2017. Trump quickly began destroying every positive thing Obama had done to normalize relations with Cuba, meaning Trump has been a Godsend for the handful of most extremist Cuban-Americans now in Little Havana and in the United States Congress.
     Thus, President Obama has been the only U. S. President in the last six decades to have the guts and decency to seriously try to end the U. S. embargo of Cuba, which shames America and is abhorent to all decent people around the world.
     With no opposition, once anointed by the Bush dynasty as the USA's Cuban dictator, Mas Canosa, shown standing over President George H. W. Bush in the above photo, easily dictated lucrative anti-Cuban/PRO-Little Havana laws that still exist to this day.
      And all Republican Presidents, not just the Bushes, always smile broadly when signing pro quid quo legislation and then always handed out souvenir pens to Counter Revolutionary Little Havana extremists like Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Jorge Mas Canosa, the two Little Havana Cuba-born extremists who are gleefully receiving souvenir pens from their equally gleeful benefactor, President George H. W. Bush.
    When Jeb Bush ended up in Miami, he well knew only fierce anti-Castro/Cuban-born extremists totally controlled the political and financial strings in Little Havana and Florida. So, of course, as shown above, paving the way for his two terms as Florida's governor Jeb Bush was the Campaign Manager who put Little Havana's Havana-born Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in the U. S. Congress in 1979. She stayed there as an ultra-powerful anti-Cuba legislative extremist till 2019 when, finally, she resigned to pursue other Cuban agendas.
       Of course, during George W. Bush's eight years as President starting in 2000, in a scenario created/pioneered by the Bush dynasty years earlier, every Cuba-born/anti-Castro SUPERSTAR such as Otto Reich was/are routinely appointed to  strategically important anti-Cuban positions that, of course, also had as a prime byproduct the financial enrichment of Little Havana denizens and their sycophants. And once established by the Bush dynasty, ALL REPUBLICAN administrations have done the same thing to continue the extreme pro quid quo expansions of the wealth and political power of Little Havana's often cancerous influence within the realms of the United States democracy. Following Democratic administrations, Republican Presidents like Trump routinely re-cycle Bush Cubans like Otto Reich back to positions of power.
     This was the handshake that led to the evisceration of Democratic President Barack Obama's historic effort to normalize relations with Cuba. Republican President Donald Trump, starting in January of 2017, turned over the USA's Cuban policy to two of Little Havana's prime contributions to the U. S. Congress -- Mario Diaz-Balart, whose dad Rafael was a top Minister in the Batista dictatorship and who then in 1959 created the first anti-Castro paramilitary unit in South Florida; and Marco Rubio, who the U. S. media is obliged to call a Little Havana choirboy but the top investigative journalist in Washington, Ken Silverstein, calls "heads and shoulders above everyone else in Washington when it comes to corruption and chicanery." It is known that President Trump personally despises Diaz-Balart and Rubio but fully realizes that, politically, he needs them to remain President and to be re-elected to a second 4-year term in November of 2020.
      Thus, in February of 2020 Mauricio Claver-Carone, Marco Rubio, and Mario Diaz-Balart -- three of the planet's most fiercest Counter Revolutionary Cubans -- have total control of America's decades-old effort to regain control of Cuba. And Rubio and Diaz-Balart EASILY persuaded President Trump to put Claver-Carone in charge of Western Hemisphere Affairs, which enables this unchecked trio to threaten or reward other nations in the region regarding whether or not they are pro-Cuba or anti-Cuba. IN OTHER WORDS, in a Republican administration like Trump's, only three unchecked and self-serving anti-Cuban extremists are allowed to make decisions pertaining to Cuban and Western Hemisphere policies...and yet this generation that is supposed to be guarding the USA's great Democracy simply doesn't give a damn...not if the topic is CUBA!!!
     Also, of course, Americans in 2020 are not supposed to be embarrassed when President Trump goes to Little Havana in Miami and tells the few remaining BRIGADE ATTACK 2506 survivors that he will recapture Cuba for them before the last of them die of old age. BRIGADE 2506 led the April-1961 land-invasion of the overall air-land-and-sea attack on Revolutionary Cuba known as the Bay of Pigs. It turned out to be a humiliating defeat for Little Havana and the USA...and a second monumental triumph for Fidel Castro, almost as huge as his revolutionary victory on Jan. 1-1959. So, when President Trump says such things as the Brigade 2506 Battle Flag and the Bay of Pigs humiliation are glorious testimonies of America's great history, Americans in 2020 are supposed to applaud and meekly agree...LEST LITTLE HAVVANA WILL GET MAD.
       Even in the world's most famed Democracy, six decades of continuous propaganda regarding the Cuban narrative has  fatally altered the America that we once knew.
      And today in 2020, I believe that Americans have the right  to know if Mauricio Claver-Carone is currently dictating all of the USA's Cuban decisions as well as all Cuban-related decisions involving other nations in the Western Hemisphere. Remember, the Naples {Fla.} Daily News told us that Claver-Carone even as a football player for Bishop Moore Catholic High School would go "berserk" even at the mention of "Castro's" name. Presumably, Claver-Carone still goes "berserk" if he hears or reads "Castro's" name although Fidel died at AGE 90 in Havana on Oct. 25-2016.
But the "Fidel" legacy still rules Cuba.
       Meanwhile, Mauricio Claver-Carone -- the Cuban-American who fanatically goes "berserk" just hearing or seeing the name "Castro," --  still has nine months left in 2020, thanks to President Trump, to overthrow Castro's Cuba. And, of course, if Trump is re-elected in November, Claver-Carone will have another four years, if needed, to go berserk trying to re-capture Cuba. It's apparent, of course, that Claver-Carone believes he has both the U. S. TREASURY and the Commander-in-CHIEF to support his dire Cuban efforts.

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