Saturday, August 28, 2021

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

US Relations With Cuba Enrich A Few

The Rest Condone It or Afraid of It!!

     It can honestly be said that US-Cuba Relations began in 1492, the year that Columbus discovered both Cuba and the United States. By 1776, as the U. S. was becoming an independent nation, even Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, was advocating that it was imperative that the U. S. "Take permanent hold of Cuba," the nearby Caribbean's largest, most beautiful, and most strategically located island. But Spain, for many decades, was strong enough to keep the USA's hands off Cuba...until 1898 when the U. S. warship Maine conveniently blew up in Havana Harbor, killing 261 U. S. sailors and providing the pretext for the Spanish-American War, which the U. S. easily won. After becoming the imperative power dominating Cuba, the U. S. had the wonderful chance, starting in 1898, to make Cuba a heralded Democracy. But that never happened. WHY? At the dawn of the 20th Century, the U. S. had written decrees that legalized U. S. troops in Cuba whenever the U. S. chose; it legalized such dastardly deals such as making the luscious Guantanamo Bay U. S. territory, and in August of 2021 the U. S. still has Guantanamo Bay where a famous U. S. military base resides as does a famous U. S. prison. Thus from 1898 until the 1950s the U. S. used Cuba as a luscious financial and political pawn. Then in 1952 the U. S., the world's most famed Democracy, teamed with the Mafia to support the thieving and brutal Batista dictatorship in Cuba. Again you ask, WHY? By 1952, as the U. S. burnished its role as an imperialist power, the powers-that-be in Washington decided that they wanted to support dictators such as Batista in Cuba, Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, Somoza in Nicaragua, etc., as opposed to building, demanding, and supporting Democracies. AGAIN WHY? It was assumed that Democracies in these much-smaller nations would make sure that most of their national resources would accrue to their own people, not to a foreign power. So, in the 1950s the U. S. supported "friends" like Batista, Trujillo, Somoza, etc., who were eager to accept kick-backs from the U. S. in the form of money, training their soldiers and police, and other U. S. support that included the acceptance of brutal methods being used by such dictators to keep their people in check. Of course, by 1953 one little nation...Cuba...began a Revolution to overthrow its U.S.-backed and Mafia-backed dictator, Batista. It was, at best, considered a billion-to-one chance of succeeding because, after all, Batista was a powerful dictator and he was supported by the most powerful nation in the world, the U. S., and by the most powerful criminal organization in the world, the Mafia. Yet, the billion-to-one odds little nation shocked the whole world on Jan. 1-1959 when the Cuban Revolution chased the Batistianos and the Mafiosi off the island...all the way to nearby Miami!! Thus, since January of 1959 the important city of Miami and the important state of Florida have been controlled financially and politically by Little Havana, the section of Miami that was spawned by the victory of the very determined and pugnacious Cuban Revolution.
    Since January of 1959 when the triumph of the Cuban Revolution changed the world so drastically, the yearly highlights have been chronicled endlessly. Of course, all predictions were the same -- that the U. S. and Little Havana would recapture Cuba within a few weeks...or a few months at the most. Yet, at the end of August in the year of 2021 it remains an ongoing process, meaning that recapturing Cuba hasn't happened yet!!
    As you study the two graphics above, contemplate how in the hell the little island nation of Cuba has been able for all these decades to keep from being recaptured by  the United States at the vicious and determined behest of Little Havana. In other words, the billion-to-one odds that said the Cuban Revolution couldn't succeed in the 1950s have been eclipsed by the two billion-to-one odds that said it couldn't survive from 1959 until at least the end of AUGUST of 2021. After all, since 1959 until August-2021 both Little Havana and the United States have used their vast economic and military arsenals in the all-out and no-holds-barred efforts to recapture Cuba...including the Bay of Pigs military attack in April-1961, unchecked terrorist attacks, historic assassinations and assassination attempts, the longest and cruelest Embargo/Blockade {1962 till August-2021} ever imposed by any powerful nation against a much-smaller nation, etc., etc., etc.
    Since 1492, since 1898, since 1952, since 1959, since 1961, since 1962, since 2016 {When Obama visited Cuba and shook Raul Castro's hand and in 2016 when Fidel Castro died at age 90}etc., till the end of August in 2021, many people have tried to "EXPLAIN US-CUBA RELATIONS." Yet, few have succeeded in "explaining" the essence of US-Cuba Releations. For one thing, those relations have coursed through the darkest stages of U. S. history, certainly not befitting the basic tenets of what a great Democracy should embrace. Therefore, with Little Havana dictating the USA's Cuban policies and the Cuban narratives since 1959, Americans have been programmed to believe that Batista's Mafiosi-riddled regime in the 1950s was a great government and, conversely, that the Revolution's government since 1959 has been the worst regime in history. Of course, those two premises, riddled with self-serving propaganda, have successfully persuaded several generations of Americans to not only accept U. S. genocide against masses of Cubans on the island but to even fund it!!
     And thus, unlike propagandized Americans, almost the rest of the entire world believes that the image above connotes and constitutes U. S. genocide against masses of Cubans on the island, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The United States once had perhaps the best and most respected news media in the world, but now the United States perhaps has one of the worst medias in the world, especially among the so-called Western Nations. Thus, now when the world's best media, such as the London-based BBC, report on U.S.-Cuba Relations they depend on un-propagandized experts such as Helen Yaffe. In the United States, on the other hand, the media is obliged to provide only the opinions of the most self-serving Counter Revolutionary zealots...and the American citizens are programmed not to object or question anything that Little Havana stalwarts such as Rubio, Diaz-Balart, Salazar, Jimenez, etc., say about Cuba although their self-serving and one-sided opinions are the antithesis of what great and unbiased Cuban experts such as Helen Yaffe reveal on forums such as the BBC.
      As a great journalist and author, Helen Yaffe has been to Cuba many times and knows the island and its people extremely well. A Professor in Economics and Social History at the University of Glasgow, Helen Yaffe is one of the world's greatest experts on Latin America, especially Cuba.
    Above you can see a Helen Yaffe post today on Facebook in which she says, "The U. S. has, in the most disgraceful, criminal way, used the pandemic to create double pressure on Cuba." I do not know of any unbiased expert or leader in Latin America that disagrees with her sentence above, or disagree with Helen Yaffe's words this week:
    The updated views shown above by Helen Yaffe, a brilliant and internationally respected expert on Latin America and Cuba, should be a part of the U. S. media's reporting on the U. S. relations with Cuba, but it is APPARENTLY not allowed in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. Instead, the U. S. media seems only obliged to saturate Americans with the views of Rubio, Menendez, the 
Diaz-Balart brothers, Salazar, Jimenez, etc.
    And, yes, as a Democracy-loving American I believe Americans should be allowed to admit that "GENOCIDIO" is being committed in their names against precious little girls in Cuba. I further believe that Americans should be permitted to be ashamed about the Carlos LaTuff editorial graphic above that is telling the world about U. S. genocide against Cuba during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Saturday, August 21, 2021

Time To Recapture Cuba: August-2021!!!

 Perfect Storm: COVID & AFGHAN Turmoil!!

     Today -- Saturday, August 21-2021 -- above is the blaring headline in the Miami Herald, which has been hoping for the Little Havana Cubans in Miami to recapture Cuba since 1959, the year the Cuban Revolution overthrew the Mafia-riddled Batista dictatorship on the island. In today's Miami Herald prediction, it foresees the currently deadly upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic on the island is perfect time to recapture Cuba. And it becomes a Perfect Storm situation when President Biden's debacle created by the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan means that Biden can make up for his bungling the Afghan loss by finally recapturing Cuba and also overthrowing Cuban friends such as Venezuela. WOW!!! A Perfect Storm to justify Little Havana's recapture of Cuba!!! Brilliant!!
    The above article in the Miami Herald today -- August 21, 2021 -- was written by Andres Oppenheimer. He is one of the plethora of rich and powerful journalists-authors-speakers who have been famed for vilifying Revolutionary Cuba while glorifying Batista's Cuba, promoting for many decades the urgent need for the United States to recapture Havana for Little Havana Cubans in the USA. Oppenheimer was born 69 years ago in Buenos Aires, graduated from Colombia University, is an ultra-powerful columnist for the Miami Herald, anchors "Oppenheimer Presenta" on CNN En Espanol, etc.
    Of course, as Oppenheimer formulated his August 21-2021 prediction about the Perfect Storm to recapture Cuba, he interviewed John Bolton, the prolific right-wing war-monger. While he was President Trump's chief National Security Adviser, Bolton seemed totally sure that he finally had the money and the power to recapture Cuba while also overthrowing Cuba's prime Latin American allies in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Bolivia. Actually, a coup left a U.S.-friendly lady as the President of Bolivia but she this week was charged with coup murders by the restored Cuba-friendly government in Bolivia. So, Bolton left his position in the Trump administration, got a multi-million-dollar book deal for lambasting Trump, and now remains just one of the many rich war-mongers awaiting the recapture of Cuba while also eliminating Cuba's Latin American friends.
  Above are three paragraphs of Andres Oppenheimer's blaring prediction about Cuba's demise on August 21-2021 in the Miami Herald. As you see above, Oppenheimer believes that President Biden, after being humiliated with his Afghan withdrawal, will now try to recoup his war-mongering "strength" by being the first U. S. president to recapture Cuba while also, of course, taking care of Cuba's close allies like Venezuela!! As you can see, Oppenheimer talked about the new Perfect Storm with famed war-monger John Bolton.
     The quotes above that Oppenheimer got from Bolton are actually hilarious, but you can read them for your own amusement if you so desire.
      When Trump named John Bolton as the USA's National Security Adviser, Cubans on the island were abundantly aware of the "DANGERS" that the appointment posed. Bolton had long advocated the overthrow of Revolutionary Cuba and his reputation as a war-monger was well known.
   Little Havana's U. S. Senator Marco Rubio dictated Cuban policies during the Trump presidency and, naturally, Rubio wanted John Bolton in charge of the overthrow of Cuba.
     Thus, no one was surprised that John Bolton went to Little Havana in Miami to laughingly announce that he had the authority from Trump & Rubio to finally avenge Little Havana's greatest defeat -- Brigade 2506's humiliating loss during the Bay of Pigs attack on Cuba in April of 1961!!!
     Incredibly, since the April-1961 Bay of Pigs attack on Cuba, a lot of Cubans in Little Havana USA have grown rich and powerful but they have not yet recaptured Havana. In August of 2021 the rich and powerful Andres Oppenheimer in Miami/Little Havana loudly predicts the Perfect Storm -- meaning COVID-19 & the Afghan debacle -- will provoke President Biden to finally recapture Cuba for Little Havana USA!!! WOW!!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Biden Attacks Havana As Kabul Falls

  And As Little Havana's Control Deepens!!

Taking Advantage of COVID Devastation in Cuba

      Today -- Friday, August 20th, 2021 -- Cuba's renowned doctor, Dr. Francisco Duran, made his daily update on the devastation that COVID-19 is exacting on the island: 78 new deaths and 9764 new cases.

     Meanwhile, while President Biden's disastrous decisions are creating havoc in Afghanistan and dominating the national news in the U. S., President Biden -- or those directing him -- took time today to add more attacks in the form of more genocidal sanctions against Cuba. This continues to reveal that a handful of only the most vicious Cuban-Americans -- Menendez, Rubio, and the leaders in Little Havana especially -- maintain total control of the Biden administration's Cuban policies even as Biden and his aides are absorbed with Afghan related problems. The August 20-2021 headlines above concern the vulnerability of Revolutionary Cuba to withstand the twin threats of COVID-19 and Little Havana as Cuban extremists in the U. S. enjoy their all-time supreme power in Washington.

     The best reporting on the U.S.-Cuba conundrum in August-2021 is  by Politico, the strong political voice in Washington. As you see above, yesterday -- August 19th -- Biden's Cuban-born Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas met ONLY "with prominent Cuban American activists here {Miami} and announced new sanctions on Cuban regime officials." In other words, as usual, the U. S. government allows only Little Havana/Miami Counter Revolutionary zealots to dictate America's Cuban policies.

      President Biden on January 20-2021 inherited 243 genocidal sanctions against Cuba from the previous Trump regime, but now -- as reported above by Politico -- Biden has not only kept all 243 of Trump's sanctions but now has imposed a blistering "fourth round" of his own genocidal sanctions on Cuban families on the island. This clearly proves that Little Havana/Miami Cubans, who had total control of Trump's genocide, now have total control of Biden's genocide too.
    And heading into this next to last weekend in August-2021, Politico above explained that "Trump's hardline approach" in using U. S. power to recapture Cuba has now been continued in the same genocidal fashion as Trump's. Trump led the Republican Party and Biden leads the Democratic Party; unfortunately the U. S. democracy only has a two-party political system. Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in January of 1959 over the U.S.-backed Batista-Mafia dictatorship in Cuba, Little Havana/Miami has had total control of the Republican Party but now, for the first time, it now also has total control of the Democratic Party. That is because Little Havana controls Florida's vital 29 Electoral Votes that both the Republicans and the Democrats greedily crave!!
       Therefore, a cowardly generation of Americans didn't utter a peep when the United States in 1952 chose the Mafia as its partner in supporting the brutal, thieving Batista regime in Cuba. And in 2021 yet another cowardly generation of Americans is not uttering a peep as remnants of the Batistianos dictate to the Biden administration in Washington as it takes advantage of the deadly upsurge of COVID-19 disasters in Cuba to FINALLY RECAPTURE Cuba for the now very rich and politically powerful Little Havana Cubans in 2021 who dictate America's Cuban policies...lock, stock, and barrel!!
     Of course, in 1952 Americans were programmed to fully accept the reason that the United States so drastically supported the brutal Batista dictatorship in Cuba. It, of course, was so rich Americans -- such as shown above -- could bribe Batista for the purpose of allowing rich Americans to partake in the wholesale rape and robbery of the Caribbean's largest and most beautiful island!!! But, of course, in 2021 Americans are not supposed to object to what Little Havana is doing to regain control of Havana...and, for damn sure, Americans in August of 2021 are not supposed to care about inconvenient historic FACTS about Batista's Cuba, such as the photo above that, uh...shows the rich and well-known A T & T stock-holder making his...uh...cozy inroads with Batista. Those...uh...two smiles shown above reveal the reason the United States loved Batista so much in the 1950s and, more importantly, reveal in August of 2021 why both parties in America's two-party political system love Little Havana so much!!
        Is the USA's Genocidal Blockade in Cuba "the longest, cruelest, and largest in history?" Some people seem to think it is!!


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

COVID Collapses Cuba's Health

 No end In Sight, It Appears!!

      There are many well-funded media sources -- such as Radio-TV Marti in Miami, Babalu in Little Havana, 14Medio in Havana, etc. -- that exist to promote negative reports on Cuba while supporting the rich and powerful Counter Revolutionary Cubans in Miami, Newark, and Congress. In fact, in the mainstream U. S. media the Miami Herald, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, etc., make sure that their prime Cuban and Latin American journalists do the same. But the Headline & Sub-Headline shown above from the New York Times and written by prime Counter Revolutionary journalist Frances Robles happens to be mostly true this time.
     Each day on National Television in Cuba the beloved and renowned Dr. Francisco Duran posts endless statistics about the island's own devastating COVID-19 numbers. Today -- August 18, 2021 -- Cubans were told by Dr. Duran that the country's total of deaths from COVID-19 have suddenly zoomed to 4,240!!
    The Spanish word for death is "fallecidos." Above are Cuba's own updated charts on August 18-2021 denoting the total of COVID deaths, 4,240, and the percentage of deaths for various age groups of Cubans.
      On Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Cubans on national television were updated on ongoing vaccinations but more-and-more it is apparent the effort is not curbing the COVID surge.
    Today Cuba's Ambassador to Canada, Josefina Vidal, lavishly thanked Canada {above} for sending much-needed medical supplies to Cuba. But many Cubans believe it is too late.
     Despite what Americans are continually told by self-serving politicians and propaganda-obsessed media outlets, Cuba remains the largest, most beautiful, and most important nation in the Caribbean. It deserves to survive both COVID and Little Havana USA. However, it now seems that COVID and Little Havana USA are finally winning.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Cuba Concedes COVID Out of Control

 Cubans Are Provided Statistics!!

     Today -- Tuesday, August 17, 2021 -- Cubavision International Television News in Havana gave Cuba's 11.2 million citizens these devastating figures on the upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic on the island. Today the confirmed new positive cases total 9,772 and the deaths {"fallecidos"} in the past 24 hours total 68. Overall the total of deaths on the island from COVID-19 now total 4,156. As you can see from the statistics in red above, Havana has the second most new cases with 1,094 but nearby Mayabeque leads with a whopping 2,282.
    The Wikipedia map above shows Mayabeque Province in red. It is on the southeast edge of Havana and has a population of about 382,000.

     The 17th of August-2021 trending topic regarding the uptick of the pandemic in Cuba is not only blaming the U. S. Blockade of the island, but more-and-more even exhausted Cuban doctors are blaming the Cuban government itself for the shortages, including for not providing oxygen sources.
    Meanwhile, the Washington-based Center for Democracy in the Americas {above} reports that many sources are now sending "Humanitarian Aid" to Cuba, including from: "Canada, UNICEF, Russia, Italy, China, Venezuela, Mexico, etc."

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