“What?!” I gasped while turning to my wife during last night’s Republican debate. “Did I hear that right?” My (hunters) ears ain’t what they used to be. So I had to make sure.
I thought I’d heard Donald Trump say : “They'll (Obama’s negotiators with Cuba) end up signing a deal and then we'll get sued for $400 billion or a $1 trillion…All that stuff has to be agreed to now. We don’t want to get sued (by Cuba) after the deal is made.”
Trump was responding to a question from the CNN’s debate moderator about Obama’s “opening relations” with Cuba. And yes, I’d heard correctly. “Tough-guy” Trump was somehow nervous about Castro suing us!
So here was the same Presidential candidate just finished blustering about “bombing the hell!” out of terrorists (and their families) 7 thousand miles away (ISIS.) And snarling about how he’d order the torture of any terrorists we capture.
Fine. But suddenly “Tough-guy” Trump was cringing about the possibility of somehow offending-- with improperly-worded paper-work -- terrorists (the Castros) 90 miles away, who then might throw a hissy-fit and sue us?
And these Cuban terrorists, by the way, have murdered more Americans than has ISIS. And as bad as it stands, the Castroite murder toll of Americans would have multiplied horrifically if Castro’s plot to bomb Macys, Gimbels, Bloomingdale’s and Manhattans Grand Central Station on Black Friday 1962 hadn’t been foiled in the nick of time by J. Edgar Hoover’s crackerjack FBI.
And even that potential Castroite murder toll of Americans would have multiplied exponentially had Nikita Khrushchev not foiled Fidel Castro and Che Guevara’s mass-murder plot a month earlier:
“What?!” Khrushchev gasped on Oct. 28th 1962, as recalled by his son Sergei. “Is he (Fidel Castro) proposing that we start a nuclear war? That we launch missiles from Cuba?...But that is insane!..Remove them (our missiles) as soon as possible! Before it’s too late. Before something terrible happens!” commanded the Soviet premier.
So much for the gallant Knights of Camelot forcing the Russians’ retreat during the Cuban missile crisis. In fact, the Castro brothers and Che Guevara’s genocidal lust is what prompted the Butcher of Budapest to yank the missiles from their reach.
Trump’s sudden and uncharacteristic panic about offending foreign terrorists (the Castros) is even crazier when you consider that not since the fateful evening of April 18th, 1961 has a U.S. President held such life or death power over the Castro regime. For a U.S. President nowadays, pulling the plug on the Castro-Family Crime Syndicate's (euphemized as Cuba by the media) life-support would be a cinch.
Better still, strangling the Castro regime to submission--or even death-- nowadays would not require any U.S. "boots on the ground." Nor any U.S. Military "advisors" or "contractors." Nor any "air sorties" etc. In fact, it wouldn't cost us a dime. More amazing still: unlike most of our recent crusades against foreign dictators, terrorists, etc., this one would save the American taxpayer billions.
In brief, if any U.S. President would care to actually study this low-profile issue (except in a Florida-based debate) he’d quickly discover that he’s got the Castros in a humiliating stranglehold and by the very….(a certain two items of the male anatomy.)
You see, amigos: Since taking office in 2009 Obama’s executive orders have opened up what amounts to the Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate’s (euphemized as “Cuba” by the media) economic lifeline. The annual cash flow from the U.S. to Cuba over the past 7 years exceed what the Soviets used to send annually to the Castro-Family-Crime Syndicate at the height of their sponsorship in the 1970’s and 80’s. This is no chump change–and much of it is at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.
In fact, amigos: some estimates put this Obama-facilitated $5 lifeline (much of it at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer) as more vital to the Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate than the cash-flow from their Venezuelan colony, which will probably be drying up–or shrinking–very shortly.
As mentioned: this economic lifeline for Communist-terrorists who stole $7 billion from Americans, who tortured and murdered Americans, and who harbor some of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists –this economic lifeline from the U.S. President to these Cuban terrorists results from executive orders.
This means that witha few strokes of his pen nowadays any U.S. President could choke the Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate to submission or death and provide instant relief to the hard-pressed American taxpayer.
That this vital item didn’t come up even in a presidential debate based in South Florida surely provided immense relief to the nail-biting and hyperventilating Castro brothers. It also demonstrates a serious dereliction of duty by both the debate moderators and the candidates.
“So what happened on that fateful evening of April 18, 1961, Humberto? Why was that so fateful for the Castro regime?”
Thought you’d never ask. Well: 15,000 freedom fighters—all volunteers, most with only a few weeks training by U.S. advisors-- were battling desperately and savagely against a Soviet-trained, armed and led force ten times theirs’ size at a beachhead now known as The Bay of Pigs.
“Almost out of ammo!” roared their commander through his radio to his heartsick “allies” just off the beachhead. “Where are the PLANES!..Where is our AMMO!..We can’t last!” The freedom fighters –who though the U.S. Navy had their back—were getting a terrible surprise.
“Mr. President, TWO planes from the Essex! (the U.S. Carrier just offshore from the beachhead)" that's all those boys need,” An enraged Admiral Arleigh Burke was getting the battlefield reports and confronting his Commander in Chief, John F. Kennedy. “Let me ...!"
JFK was in white tails and a bow tie that evening, having just emerged from an elegant social gathering. "Burke," he replied. "We can't get involved in this."
"WE put those boys there, Mr. President!!" The fighting admiral exploded. "By God, we ARE involved!"
Finally JFK relented and allowed some Skyhawk jets to take-off from the Essex. One of these pilots quickly spotted a long column of Castro tanks and infantry making for the desperate freedom-fighters. The Soviet tanks and trucks were sitting ducks. "AHA!" thought the Naval pilot. "Now we'll turn this thing around!" The pilot started his dive...
"Permission to engage denied," came the answer from his commander.
"This is CRAZY!" he bellowed back. "Those guys are getting the hell shot out of them down there! I can SEE it!!" Turned out, JFK had allowed them to fly and look -- but not to shoot!
Some of these Navy pilots admit to sobbing openly in their cockpits. They were still choked up when they landed on the Essex. Now they slammed their helmets on the deck, kicked the bulkheads and broke down completely.
"I wanted to resign from the Navy," said Capt. Robert Crutchfield, the decorated naval officer who commanded the destroyer fleet off the Bay of Pigs beachhead. He'd had to relay Washington's replies to those pilots.Had Kennedy given the go-ahead for a few strafing runs by those pumped and primed U.S. pilots today some murderers and bandits named Fidel Castro and Che Guevara would get less Wikipedia space today than Pancho Villa.