Cuba on January 28-2022


     Today -- on Jan. 28th-2022 -- Cubans on the island were wildly celebrating what would have been the 169th BIRTHDAY of Independence Hero Jose Marti, as the photo above shows President Diaz-Canel leading the cheer for Marti.
      And meanwhile on Jan. 28-2022 above are the Top stories garnering Cuban Headlines.
   But in Cuba itself Cubans today are mostly remembering the 169th Birthday of Jose Marti. Born on January 28th, 1853, in Havana, he died on May 19th, 1895, in the Battle of Dos Rios on Cuban soil fighting for Cuban independence against Spain, which had dominated Cuba since the 17th Century. Marti's heroic death failed to defeat Spain but he is still known as the Apostle of Cuban Independence who inspired other apostles of Cuban Independence, most notably Fidel Castro.
   Rich and famous as a Latin American poet/writer, Jose Marti was as famed in London, Paris, and New York as he was in Havana. But independence for his Cuban homeland compelled Marti to return to Cuba to fight and then as a brave hero to die for "PATRIA"/"HOMELAND". And that is why today -- on Jan. 28th--2022 -- Cubans on the island celebrated Jose Marti's 169th BIRTHDAY!!!
      Not only did the President of Cuba Diaz-Canel take to the streets today to celebrate the mammoth 169th anniversary of Jose Marti's birth in Havana, but across the island Newscasts, as shown above, have led their broadcasts with honors bestowed on the Independence Hero's life. Above, the caption translated to English said: "Man you are still growing on the road that you left us."
     But truth be known, the hombre...the man...that Jose Marti most inspired, Fidel Castro, remains today as the most admired hombre in Cuba. While Jose Marti died fighting Spanish soldiers in Cuba in 1895, it was in 1898 that the United States replaced Spain as the dominate power in Cuba when the U. S. easily won the Spanish-American War fought in Cuba. So, it was Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution that on Jan. 1-1959 that finally ended centuries of foreign Cuban domination by the imperative powers.
    Although Americans to this day are not supposed to study them at all, the two historic graphics above explain vividly why Fidel Castro remains both the historic and topical leader of Cuba today.
     Beloved by most Cubans in Cuba and reviled by most Americans, Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926, in the little town of Biran in far eastern Cuba. Fidel Castro died of old age at 90 in Havana on November 25th, 2016.
 Historians have tabulated that "Fidel Castro" survived "634" vicious assassination attempts to kill him, "MOSTLY BY THE CIA".
     There were attempts to kill Fidel Castro in April of 1959 when he visited Washington and New York and San Antonio a mere three months after he was being celebrated as an anti-Batista Independence Hero even in those U. S. cities. Then over the years on his visits to New York to speak at the UN, as reported by the New York newspapers, there were constant assassination attempts that actually didn't seem to faze Fidel Castro. But...it seems that 634 assassination attempts would have been too much for even Fidel Castro, who also survived being a frontline guerrilla fighter during the Revolution in the 1950s, as the frontline leader at the 1961 U. S. Bays of Pigs attack, etc., etc.
 But through it all...as the great Lee Lockwood explained with his great photos from 1959-1969...it has been Fidel Castro's Cuba since 1959. And, incredibly, that is still true on Jan. 28-2022 -- which is Jose Marti's 169th BIRTHDAY!! And, YES, that is true although Fidel Castro died at age 90 on November 25th, 2016.


War Drums Loudly Targeting Cuba

      When its comes to the most consistent and most fiercest Counter Revolution/anti-Cuban journalists in the mainstream U. S. media, the usual suspects are chomping at the bit over the latest incident -- the prospects of a U.S.-Russia War over Ukraine -- that supposedly looms as a lovely chance to finally overthrow Revolutionary Cuba that has ruled the Caribbean island steadfastly since January 1, 1959, much to the chagrin of nearby Miami-Little Havana in Florida. Of course, one of the prime Counter Revolution/anti-Cuban journalists at the Miami Herald -- Nora Gamez Torres -- isn't about to miss a chance to suggest that little blockaded Cuba would be a major Russian ally in any USA-Russian War. WONDERFUL!!
   Above is the blistering Nora Gamez Torres/Miami Herald article this week about Cuba's leader Miguel Diaz-Canel and Russia's leader Vladimir Putin shaking hands on an agreement, uh, possibly related to Ukraine.
    This week's main Miami Herald/Nora Gamez Torres article, as shown above, ties Diaz-Canel/Cuba with Putin/Russia if the War over Ukraine becomes a reality.
    The very same day this week -- Jan. 24-2022 -- that the Nora Gamez Torres-Miami Herald article tied little Cuba to a big possible War between the U. S. and Russia, Russia sent a huge cargo airplane {above} to Havana loaded with tons of humanitarian aid for the Cuban people. It was welcome material for the Blockaded Cubans on the island. No military equipment was included.
    As you can see, the massive tons of humanitarian aid from Russia to Cuba this week consisted of tons of material such as Wheat Flower and Sunflower Oil. These, of course, are things that the people in a small nation that has been embargoed/blockaded since 1962 by a Superpower nation might need!!
    While the Russian aid to the Cuban people was still being moved off the plane via conveyer belts {above}, the Russian Ambassador Andrey Guskov stood before TV cameras in Havana and made this cogent statement: "These gifts for Cuban families are because the Russian people told the Russian government to send it to this vibrant but targeted island nation. We wish there was a world in which the American people, who are much closer to Cuba than we are, would tell the American government to stop trying to starve Cuban families to death or at least to submit to America's will. But this Russian cargo plane arrives in Cuba because that is the world we actually have, and it is a world that America both projects and lies about."
      As a Democracy-loving American, I don't accept everything that the Russian ambassador Andrey Guskov said in Havana this week. But the images above depict just some of the things targeting Cuban families that I sincerely believe Americans should be ashamed about {facts that are both true and historic}!! Denying them, I think, defames America more than it defames Cuba.
     Indeed, Cuba is not a threat to the U. S. but China and Russia are, separately, but surely even more so if Xi and Putin shake hands on a deal to go to War against the U. S. over either Taiwan or Ukraine, both nations China & Russia still claim.
   An imminent War pitting the USA's Biden against Russia's Putin would alone be an unwinnable situation for the United States and, perhaps, the whole world. France's most famed adventurer and Germany's most famed adventurer both were doomed when they underestimated Mother Russia. Hopefully, Biden is smarter than Napoleon and Hitler. Since 1955 the U. S., despite being the world's Superpower, has been unable to win long wars in places like Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc. But trying to win either a conventional or nuclear War in which the wily Putin believes he is protecting Mother Russia would be foolhardy, at least!!
    Study this world map. Note little Cuba in the circle right below Florida. And note Russia in brown. Don't blame blockaded little Cuba for taking tons of humanitarian aid from Russia this week. But you might want to blame anyone who wants to go to War with Mother Russia.
   If World War Three starts because Mother Russia doesn't want Ukraine on its eastern border to join or be protected by the NATO alliance, who would win WW3? Or to be more precise, who would lose WW3?
    As a diehard American, I surely hope that America wins WW3. But...if I was betting on it, I would have to reluctantly and unhappily make Mother Russia a 3-point-5 favorite.



War-mongers Want CUBA Involved

   This photo today -- Jan. 25th-2022 -- was posted on Facebook by a mother in Havana and it is the type of Cuban photo that the U. S. media tells Americans doesn't exist. The photo was taken by a Cuban mother who is elated that her baby is pronounced as totally healthy by the young, well-trained Neonatologist who is skilled at treating babies that are known to have health problems at birth. Yes, since 1959 in Revolutionary Cuba, free healthcare and free education through college is still maintained despite such obstacles as the endless and cruel U. S. Blockade and COVID-19.
   Prior to 1959 when Batista, the Mafia, and the U. S. used Cuba as a lucrative Piggybank, the two photos above illustrated the sheer lack of concern or support for the healthcare or education of the island's non-Batista-aligned children. While that historic fact is undeniable, it is also not supposed to be known by Americans who are supposed to tolerate and fund a 6-decade embargo/blockade of the island; military and terror attacks; continuous laws designed to enrich/empower some anointed Counter Revolutionary Cubans in Miami, Newark, and Congress; etc., etc.
    Today -- on Jan. 25th-2022 -- these are the "TOP Stories" about Cuba that Americans are supposed to absorb. As you can see in the top-left, the top headline from the Miami Herald screams: "PUTIN DISCUSSES 'STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP' WITH CUBAN LEADER AMID FEARS OF MILITARY...!!!" The Miami Herald, as usual, is doing its job not missing a chance to hope that Cuba is involved in any Ukrainian War pitting the two Nuclear Super nations, Russia & the USA, against each other with, hopefully, Cuba becoming a loser.
    Of course, the fact is...both of the two nations, Russia & China, that have the capability to contest the United States militarily have both taken advantage of the USA's extreme antagonism against Cuba. Russia's President Vladimir Putin has, in fact, discussed Ukraine with Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel. And China's President Xi Jinping has, in fact, discussed Taiwan with Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel. But that doesn't mean that Diaz-Canel wants to be involved in a War that is Unwinnable!! And, of course, if sanity prevails the U. S. should avoid any war with Russia, a military power that no one should want to fight; nor should any sane nation want to fight China, which is both an economic and military Superpower. Of course, if Diaz-Canel accepts other help from the two faraway Superpowers while the nearby Superpower is continuing a decades-old assault on his Caribbean nation, he will likely accept help that reduces the stifling effects of the U. S. Embargo/Blockade.
    Meanwhile, as the world awaits what appears to be a Russian invasion to reclaim Ukraine on its western border, will there be enough allies willing to try to deter it? And...if a conventional War turns into a nuclear War the whole world could be the loser. In World War II Germany double-crossed its ally Stalin and attacked Mother Russia when Hitler grossly under-estimated the Soviet Union's size, its military prowess, and its daunting fight-to-die attitude on its own soil...and thus the Nazi forces were doomed when they couldn't win before the Russian winter set in. The BBC News reminds us that Mr. Putin has calculated Russia's 2022 Winter.
    And, meanwhile, today -- Jan. 25th-2022 -- in Havana the Cuban mother who took this photo is not too concerned with what the Miami Herald says about Cuba getting involved in a US-Russian War over faraway Ukraine. That Cuban mother, at least at the moment, is just elated that the skilled Neonatologist hoisting her once-sick baby aloft has just told the mother, "Your baby is now totally healthy!!!!"


Recapturing Cuba??

 Is It, uh, A Priority For the USA??

{The American People Don't Think So!!!}

   The above view of the world, courtesy of Wikipedia, reveals what Americans are concerned about in this next-to-last week in January of 2022!! Americans are direly concerned that Russia {green} seems poised to go to war against Ukraine {red} to protect its eastern border. Not only does Russia still have a massive landmass but now it has an absolutely awesome military buttressed by an absolutely awesome Nuclear capability. So, with the U. S. poised to support Ukraine, Americans should be direly concerned with the dire possibility of a war with Russia. And DEYOND that, Americans are direly concerned with rampart inflation, Covid-19, out-of-control crime, etc., etc., etc., etc.!!!
       Of Course -- however -- the lucrative, powerful, and determined ANTI-CASTRO/ANTI-CUBA INDUSTRY in the U. S. since 1959 remains in January of 2022 determined to keep prioritizing the recapture of Cuba as America's top priority!! If you doubt that, and YOU ARE SUPPOSED to doubt it, please check the prime Cuba Headlines today in the U. S. media...and not FROM just the usually 24-hour and ubiquitous total anti-Cuban blogs/media sources, some funded by U. S. taxpayers. Unfortunately, top mainstream U. S. media sources are also relentless and vicious Counter Revolutionary proponents against Cuba...such as the relentless Mary O'Brady at the still powerful and mainstream Wall Street Journal where she is the ultra-powerful Columnist and Editorial Editor unchecked when it comes to her Anti-Cuba "Opinions."
  Today -- in late JANUARY of 2022 -- Mary O'Grady/WSJ apparently believe that President Biden's top priority should not be taking on the Russia-Ukraine/Chinese-Taiwan problems, COVID-19, crime, inflation, etc. Oh No!! Mary O'Grady/WSJ appears to think that the USA's top priority should be to "Take on Cuba"...you know that little, poor, nearby, embargoed, blockaded island nation in the Caribbean!! So...as an American...you are supposed to support the endless desire of the vast and lucrative Anti-Cuba/Anti-Revolution COTTAGE INDUSTRY, even above other priorities!! So, by all means, read the latest massive Mary O'Grady/WSJ article entitled: "Why Won't Joe Biden Take on Cuba?" FORGET UKRAINE, INFLATION, CRIME, COVID, etc.!!! Take on Cuba!!
    After the 1898 Spanish-American War, the United States...as well as the Mafia...dominated Cuba, the largest and most beautiful nation in the Caribbean, from 1898 till 1959. But, indeed, extreme thievery and brutality spawned the Cuban Revolution that finally ended centuries of foreign and self-serving control of Cuba. For sure, Revolutionary Cuba's control of the island since 1959 has been Far From PERFECT. Yet, allowing Little Havana/Miami to regain control of Havana/Cuba is not the answer!!
Perhaps...the best answer is a handshake!!
Perhaps...the worst answer is Little Havana's!!

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