True to his word, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the city’s monument to Jefferson Davis taken down this week. P.G.T. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee are next in line.
But if this column’s title sounds like shameless click-bait, please note the pic at the end of this article which was taken recently at the opening ceremonies of the New Orleans Jazz Fest. See the smiling man with the neck-tag sandwiched between smiling New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and smiling former New Orleans Senator Mary Landrieu?
That’s Jose Ramon Cabanas, the KGB-trained “ambassador” to the U.S. from the mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring Castro regime. Cabanas is a proud graduate of Cuba’s KGB-founded and mentored Instituto Superior de Relaciones internacionales (i.e. spy training center.)
“I believe that the Cuban Intelligence Service has penetrated the United States government to the same extent that the old East German STASI once penetrated the West German government,” declared retired U.S. counterintelligence officer Lieut. Col. Chris Simmons. And that was before Obama’s “opening” to the Castro regime (i.e. red-carpet for its spies!)
"Virtually every diplomat in Cuba’s U.N mission is an intelligence agent," declared Cuban defector Alcibiades Hidalgo, who himself served as Cuba’s ambassador to the U.N. and later as Raul Castro’s Chief of Staff.
Hidalgo referred to the state of affairs upon his defection in 2002, when the UN mission was among the few places Castro’s spies and agents-of- influence could operate in the U.S. Now, thanks to Obama’s "opening” we can safely assume these agents are everywhere—including the New Orleans Jazz Fest, escorted as guests of honor by the mayor of New Orleans.
“We need Jazz Fest to remind us when we're at our best,” gushed Mayor Landrieu while pointedly smiling towards the smiling representative of the Castro family’s mass-murdering regime. “The mayor, wearing a music-oriented "Listen to Your City" T-shirt, thanked Jose Ramon Cabanas, the Cuban ambassador to the United States,” continues the NOLA story, “for leading the effort to make sure that we reconnect the history of Cuba and the history of New Orleans, because we have been together for a very, very long time, and we want to continue."
It’s true that New Orleans has historic links to Havana, from where it was ruled during its Spanish period from 1762-1803. Unfortunately Landrieu confuses the horrid disease afflicting the Caribbean island since 1959 with historic Cuba. He equates the Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate with Cuba.
"Russia is to the Soviet Union as a man is to the disease afflicting him,” famously declared Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Same holds for Cuba and the Castro regime.
You bathe your dog and he comes out smelling wonderfully of flowers. Right? (please stick with me here.)
So what happens when you let him outside? Does he luxuriate in his sweet-smelling ambiance?
HAH!—Instead he scurries around until he finds the nearest rotting raccoon or squirrel. Then he rolls in the smelly mess, kicking his legs in the air and snorting and woofing in glee while wallowing in the putrid filth…Never fails, does it!
Think of the Landrieus (if only briefly) as your freshly- bathed pooch. They have a monument of the noble gentleman and historical figure Robert E. Lee as a major landmark in their city. So instead of luxuriating in the honor of this landmark they schedule it for disgrace and demolition.
And at the very time they make national headlines disgracing Robert E. Lee they partner, schmooze and photo-op (laugh, snort and wallow while kicking up their legs, in a sense) with the “ambassador” of one of the filthiest and most putrid regimes in the modern history of the human race!
If the above statement also sounds like hyperbolic click-bait, please consider the following:
The Castro regime (still run by most of its founders and proudly represented by the Landrieu’s new friend Jose Ramon Cabanas) jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. They murdered more Cubans in their first three years in power than Hitler’s regime murdered Germans during his first six.
The Castro regime (the identical one represented by Jose Ramon Cabanas) shattered — through mass-executions, mass-jailings, mass larceny and exile — virtually every family on the island of Cuba. Many opponents of the Castro regime qualify as the longest-suffering political prisoners in modern history, having suffered prison camps, forced labor and torture chambers for a period three times as long in Fidel Castro’s Gulag as Alexander Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalin’s Gulag.
The Stalinist regime represented by Jose Ramon Cabanas beat ISIS to the game by over half a century. As early as January 1959 they were filming their murders for the media-shock value.
The Stalinist regime represented by Jose Ramon Cabanas also came closest of anyone in history to (wantonly) starting a worldwide nuclear war.
In the above process the Castro regime converted a highly-civilized nation with a higher standard of living than much of Europe and swamped with immigrants into a slum/sewer ravaged by tropical diseases and with the highest suicide rate in the Western hemisphere.
Over TWENTY TIMES as many people (and counting) have died trying to escape Castro’s Cuba as died trying to escape East Germany. Yet prior to Castroism Cuba received more immigrants per-capita than almost any nation on earth—more than the U.S. did including the Ellis Island years, in fact.
Fidel Castro helped train and fund practically every terror group on earth, from the Weathermen to Puerto Rico’s Macheteros, from Argentina’s Montoneros, to Colombia’s FARC, from the Black Panthers to the IRA and from the PLO to AL Fatah.
New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu smiled from ear to ear while thanking the representative of the regime responsible for the horrors catalogued above.