Some U.S. lawmakers still take their jobs seriously, especially members of the House Committee on Homeland Security. You see, as a crowning component of his fetish for “normalizing” relations with (embracing and subsidizing) the Terror-Sponsoring Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate (called “Cuba” by Obama and his lapdog mainstream media) President Obama has given rapid and enthusiastic approval for six U.S. airlines to start flying one hundred direct flights a week from nine airports in Terror-Sponsoring Cuba to fifteen airports in our homeland.
In light of this, some members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security thought it prudent to check on what security measures the Stalinist regime that over the years has provided moral, financial and logistical succor to every terror-group from the PLO to Al Fatah, from Puerto Rico’s Macheteros to South Yemen’s NLF, from Argentina’s Montoneros to Colombia’s FARC, from Germany’s Baader Meinhoff Gang to Italy’s Red Brigades and from the Black Panthers to the IRA---thought it might be prudent to check airport security measures by this regime, which also came within a hair of nuking us..
“I’m proud of the path of Osama bin Laden,” snickered Ilich Ramírez Sánchez from a French prison in 2002. Ramirez is also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” and was also known in the 1970s as “The World’s Most Wanted Terrorist.” “Bin Laden has followed a trail I myself blazed,” he continued in an interview from a French prison. “I followed news of the September 11 attacks on the United States non-stop from the beginning. I can’t describe that wonderful feeling of relief.”
Ramirez received much of his terror-training in Castro’s Cuba. In keeping with that fine tradition, Cuba has long hosted base facilities for Iran’s Hezbollah and was probably laundering funds for Al-Qaeda as late as two years ago. So yes, let’s hand it to Homeland Security Committee Chairman, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Transportation Security Subcommittee Chairman John Katko (R-NY) for their penchant to check what security protocols might be in place before hundreds of passengers in Cuba daily board dozens of planes for the U.S.
Such inspections are perfectly normal procedure between nations, after all. And given the “normalization” that Obama insists he achieved with the perfectly normal Castro regime, such an inspection seemed merely perfunctory.
But whoops! For some abnormal reason, the Castro regime has denied Reps Katko, Mc Caul and their entire Homeland and Security delegation visas! This at a time when probably more U.S. politicians, businessmen and celebrities are visiting Cuba than are terrorists, drug-capos and fugitives from the FBI and Interpol--which is really saying something.
Might the Castro family get away with this blatant insult against their top patron nowadays?
“What?!” Some say? “Top patron?!” “But we keep reading and hearing about some kinda “embargo” that mean ‘ole Uncle Sam unilaterally (and against the wishes and repeated admonitions of all enlightened international parties especially the UN and EU) imposes on poor inoffensive and perfectly normal little Cuba?
Well, as often mentioned hereabouts, thanks to Obama’s flurry of executive orders, the annual cash-flow from the U.S. to Cuba for the past six years has exceeded what the Soviets used to send the Castro family at the height of their sponsorship in the 1980’s. )
The criminal Castro family is obviously delighted that most Americans get all their information on Cuba from Paris Hilton, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Conan O’Brien and Kim Kardashian. The Obama administrations seems equally delighted—but would like to expand on this distinguished panel of international security analysts by adding Shaquille O’Neal to the roster.
Think I jest? Check this out: “Shaquille O’Neal will serve as the first-ever U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy to Cuba in an effort to build relationships and cooperation through sports.”
You’d hope the U.S. Commander in Chief might side with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security against the Stalinist terror-sponsors who came closest to nuking his homeland. Instead Obama and his State Dept. appointees have been hemming and hawing and stonewalling the Homeland Security hearings from day one.
"This leads me to believe,” finally declared Transportation Security Subcommittee Chairman Rep. John Katko, “that the administration is either hiding something, or worse, simply negligent of the security concerns associated with this policy.
And given this Castroite stonewalling of Reps Katko, Mc Caul and others, why do Senators Jeff Flake and Patrick Leahy among dozens of other U.S. lawmakers get Cuban visas for the asking, zipping in and out of the criminal Castro fiefdom at will?
“We have a number of U.S. Senators and Congressmen in our pocket,” boasted Cuban DGI agent Teofilo Acosta back in 1979. Given Obama’s “engagement” and “normalization” with Cuba we have to think that nowadays Cuba’s KGB-trained spooks all wear those baggy safari jackets with eight huge pockets. Where else to stuff all those U.S. lawmakers?
And, oh….in light of recent news items featuring Afghan immigrants and their offspring, I invite you to peruse the following recent news item:
“Over the past two months, travel agents in Kabul have been surprised by Afghans showing up at their offices with Cuban visas, which are suspected of having been issued in Iran or acquired on the black market….And they are not staying there. The only option is to move forward, probably on to Mexico and them America or Canada.”
Sleep tight, amigos. Allstate has nothing on the Obama team.