Don’t get me wrong, amigos. The mainstream media does NOT label the recent bombshell declaration by Secretary of State Pompeo in the same manner as does this column. Instead we get stuff like this:
“U.S. considering allowing lawsuits over Cuba-confiscated properties (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering allowing a law that has been suspended since its creation in 1996 to go into effect, allowing U.S. citizens to sue foreign companies and individuals over property confiscated from them by the Cuban government…It has been waived by every president ever since, Democrats and Republicans alike, due to opposition from the international community…”
Alas! To quote the Eagles: “There’s a new kid in town.” And as we’ve learned from his blunt statements to NATO to the UN, to the Paris Climate gang, to the NAFTA gang, to the parties “scandalized” by our new embassy in Jerusalem, etc. -- this new kid doesn’t stay up nights in a fetal position sniveling and whimpering about the delicate sensibilities of “the international community,” especially those “allies” who’ve been taking the American taxpayer to the cleaners for decades.
Comprende, “international community?” Given the “new kid in town” you might start nervously “looking over your shoulder” (so to speak) when partnering with the mass-murdering and larcenous Castro regime while spitting on the rights (and even graves) of burglarized American citizens.
In brief: The buzzard-like European, Asian, Canadian, etc. companies who swooped into Cuba rubbing their hands and snickering to partner with the Castroite thieves to take over, operate and profit from property STOLEN at Soviet gunpoint from U.S. citizens (some who were tortured and murdered for resisting the blatant theft) may finally face some music at the hands of the theft victims.
You see, amigos: You’d never guess this from the Cuba “reporting” by the Fake News Media but the reason for the Cuba embargo in the first place was Castro’s mass theft, at Soviet gunpoint, of almost 6,000 businesses in Cuba worth $9 billion (in current dollars) from U.S. citizens. A few American business owners who resisted were tortured and murdered.
The Inter-American Law Review classifies Castro’s mass burglary of U.S. property as “the largest uncompensated taking of American property by a foreign government in history.” Rubbing his hands and snickering in triumphant glee, Castro boasted at maximum volume to the entire world that he was freeing Cuba from “Yankee economic slavery!” (Che Guevara’s term, actually) and that “he would never repay a penny!” (this was the only promise Fidel Castro kept in his life!)
One of these American burglary victims was Howard Anderson, a successful businessman who owned a chain of service stations and a Jeep dealership (not a casino or brothel, which were relatively rare in pre-Castro Cuba, by the way.) Mr Anderson was a happy family man with four children and president of the American Legion's Havana Chapter. He was beloved in the Cuban community. Howard Anderson embodied in his athletic 6' 2" frame everything the Castroites most hated and resented (and envied.) I’ll quote from Anderson v. Republic of Cuba, No. 01-28628 (Miami-Dade Circuit Court, April 13, 2003).
“In one final session of torture, Castro’s agents drained Howard Anderson’s body of blood before sending him to his death at the firing squad.”
"Death to the American!" screamed Howard Anderson's communist “prosecutor” at his farce of a trial on April 17, 1961. "The prosecutor was a madman!" says a Swiss diplomat who witnessed the trial, "leaping on tables, shrieking, pointing, as Mr. Anderson simply glared back."
Two days after his "trial," Howard Anderson refused a blindfold, to glare at his executioners. Medically he was probably in shock at the time from the blood-draining. "Fuego!" The bullets shattered Howard Anderson's body at dawn on April 19, 1961.
Regarding the embargo, the Associated Press goes on to quote a concerned “expert” regarding “Trump weighs dramatic tightening of U.S. embargo on Cuba…"If they take this decision they will be moving from a policy of limiting U.S. engagement with Cuba to a policy of very actively trying to disrupt the Cuban economy," said Phil Peters, a longtime Cuba expert and consultant for U.S. businesses in Cuba.”
Note how in this column’s title I refer to the Castro regime’s “unregistered agents.” Yet the AP referred to Phil Peters as a “longtime Cuba expert” and “consultant.” Pretty innocuous, no? So did I exaggerate or even lie?
Well, allow me to spill some (thoroughly-documented from a court discovery document) beans on this “Cuba expert” so you can decide for yourselves:
Canada’s Sherritt International ranks among the most notoriously buzzard-like of Castro’s partners in theft. The multi-billion mining company rubbed its hands and gleefully partnered with the Castro regime to occupy and run the stolen and formerly U.S.-owned Moa nickel plant, making them probably the world’s top trafficker in stolen U.S. property. Consequently their CEO was barred by U.S. law from entering our country.
“Canada’s Sherritt Int. works quietly in Washington,” start’s the court discovery document from several years ago. “Recently it has given money to a former State Department employee, Phil Peters, to advance its interests. The money to Peters goes through contributions to the Lexington Institute, where Peters is (was) a vice president. Because the Lexington Institute is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, there is no public record of Sherritt’s funding. This has allowed Peters to advise and direct the (Congressional) Cuba Working Group (founded by Jeff Flake in 2002, members include Barbara Lee and Keith Ellison) in ways beneficial to Sherritt…
In brief: one of the Castro regime’s top business partners—probably the world’s top trafficker in stolen U.S. property, a company whose CEO was barred by U.S. law from entering the U.S. -- was funneling under-the-table payments to a person who constantly lobbies for an end to the Cuba embargo in the Fake News Media and through his allies in Congress like former Sen. Jeff Flake, Barbara Lee and Keith Ellison. Yet the Fake News Media habitually bill him as an “impartial Cuba expert!”