In fact, Brian, the Castro regime is at its cockiest –most repressive—right now. Just last week they murdered political prisoner Wilman Villar, an Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience who was on a hunger strike. Samizdats smuggled out of Cuban by dissident groups report that today repression--, political arrests, beatings, murders -- are at a 30 year high in the Castro’s fiefdom. Interestingly, according to the Bank for International Settlements, the Stalinist regime’s cash reserves have doubled in the last three years, coinciding with President Obama’s “play-nice- with- Castro policy”-- which perfectly coincides with Castro’s play-the- most- brutally- in-decades policy towards my defenseless, unarmed subjects. And don’t forget that Castro has been holding U.S aid worker Alan Gross hostage almost twice as long as Iran held our embassy staff, while laughing at every diplomatic “demand” for his release. Florida’s Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart nailed it when he recently dubbed President Obama: “Appeaser-in-Chief.”
So yes, Brian, in fact I do think it’s high time to change our policy towards Cuba, and as President I’d spit on my hands and get to work on it. I’d work to impose a genuine embargo on the Terror-Sponsoring Police-State that jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s, murdered more of them than pre-war Hitler’s, that stole $2 billion from American stockholders and businessmen while murdering a few who resisted.
In 2001 Fidel Castro, arm in arm with Ayatollah Khamenei, pledged “to bring America to her knees!” Castro’s agent Ana Belen achieved the deepest penetration of our Defense Department in modern history, we arrested her a week after 9-11, in case you’ve forgotten, Brian. Just two weeks ago Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was chumming it up with the Castro brothers on a visit to Cuba stressing the bonds and actions that bind the two regimes.
Soviet documents prove the Castro brothers (the very same people running Cuba today) craved to nuke us in 1962 and again in 1980, Brian. Foiled during the Missile Crisis thanks to the prudence of the Butcher of Budapest, the Castro brothers and Che again plotted to incinerate thousands of New Yorkers in what would have been the most murderous act of terrorism on U.S. soil. This was recently documented in a blockbuster Glenn Beck TV special. Watch it and educate yourself, Brian.
Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.