“Cuba is hopeful U.S. President Joe Biden will swiftly reverse his predecessor’s hard-line approach toward the Communist-run island and resume the policy of detente begun by the Obama administration, a top official in Havana told Reuters. Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, Cuba’s top diplomat in charge of relations with the United States, said Biden’s pledges suggested he wanted to restart where he and Obama left off.” (Reuters 1/21.)
We bet! Who can blame the terror-sponsoring Cubans for salivating at the looming diplomatic windfall!
The proverbial Martian visiting earth would instantly see that in any diplomatic poker-playing between the U.S. and Cuba, we held all the cards.
Ha! Let’s forgive the proverbial Martian (or any other rational creature) their woeful ignorance of the Democrat/Deep State mindset. Some background:
In February 1996 three U.S. citizens and one legal U.S. resident who belonged to a humanitarian volunteer organization known as “Brothers to the Rescue” were busy at their volunteer humanitarian jobs when Cuban spies who had moled into south Florida tipped-off Raul Castro (then head of Cuba’s military) to their flight plans. Raul snickered, rubbed his hands, and gave orders for his air force to ambush and murder the humanitarian workers. In fact, Raul Castro himself boasted about these orders.
"I gave the order,” (for the MiGs to shoot down unarmed Cessnas and murder U.S. citizens in international airspace) boasted Raul Castro to U.S. Rep James McGovern (D-MA.) six years ago. McGovern was genuflecting before Castro during a visit to Havana while preparing for Obama’s “diplomatic opening” to Stalinist Cuba. “I’m the one responsible [for giving the order to shoot down the U.S. planes]," Raul Castro doubled down on his boast.
Not only did Raul Castro get away with the murders (thanks to Democrat Presisdent Bill Clinton)—but (thanks to Democrat President Barack Obama) he also got his convicted spies (who had tipped him off) back scot-free--and shortly had Obama shaking hands with him at a summit!
A few weeks later Obama removed Cuba from the list of terror-sponsors and further loopholed the so-called embargo to a point where the annual cash-flow (mostly from travel expenses and remittances) from the U.S. to Cuba exceeded the annual Soviet subsidies during the 1980s.
The murdered American volunteer workers were tangibly saving more innocent lives (countless men, women and children) than most Peace Corps workers or “community organizers” could ever show for their work, despite all the “woke” media hype.
You see, amigos, 20 times as many people (men, women, children) have died trying to escape Castro’s Cuba as died trying to escape East Germany. So during the mid 1990s a volunteer outfit known as Brothers to the Rescue based in south Florida flew unarmed Cessnas over the Florida Straits alerting the U.S. Coast Guard to the location of these desperate escapees from Stalinism and keeping many from joining the terrible tally of death by drowning, dehydration, or getting ripped apart and eaten alive by sharks. By 1996 these American humanitarian volunteers had flown 1,800 missions and helped rescue 4,200 men, women, and children.
Considering how prior to Castroism Cuba was swamped with more immigrants per-capita (mostly from Europe) than was the U.S.–considering how people once clamored to enter Cuba–the exodus from Castroite Cuba and the rescue flights were viewed by Castro (and his innumerable U.S. agents-of influence) as very bad publicity for the Stalinist regime.
So in preparation to murder Brothers to the Rescue (the historic Castroite remedy for this type of thing) Castro infiltrated a KGB-trained spy named Gerardo Hernandez into south Florida and into the humanitarian group. As mentioned, on Feb, 24, 1996, Hernandez passed to Castro the flight plan for one of the Brothers’ humanitarian flights over the straits.
With this info in hand, Castro’s MiGs ambushed and blasted apart (in international air space) the lumbering and utterly defenseless Cessnas, murdering the four humanitarian volunteers. Three of these murdered men were U.S. citizens, one was a Marine who volunteered for two tours in Vietnam.
Castro’s KGB-trained spy Gerardo Hernandez was shortly uncovered and convicted in U.S. federal court of conspiracy to commit murder and the conviction was upheld all the way to the Supreme Court.
Hernandez was serving two life sentences for the murder of Americans while the Castros (and their innumerable U.S. agents-of-influence) constantly clamored for his release and return to Cuba. This clamoring was incessant for 20 years and through three U.S. presidential administrations. But to no avail, owing to the overwhelming proof of the terrorist/spy Hernandez’s guilt in conspiring to murder Americans.
Enter the Obama-Biden team. On Dec. 17, 2014– exactly 48 hours after Obama announced his new Cuba policy, convicted Cuban Communist murderer/spy Gerardo Hernandez was released and flown first-class to Cuba.
Worst of all, for months prior to the Obama-Castro deal that released the Communist murderer, the families of the Americans he murdered were repeatedly assured by Obama’s State Department that no such shameful deal would ever take place. Often they made this promise face to face with the grieving families, as documented in this video where former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen confronts Obama’s State Department with their bald-faced lies and relentless treachery against U.S. citizens. Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony has got nothing on this.
The Obama-Biden administration’s fetish to quickly and fully satisfy every whim of the Communist and terror-sponsoring murderers of U.S. citizens reached Jerry Springer Show levels when—prior to his release—a specimen of Gerardo Hernandez's semen was ferreted from his prison cell to Cuba. Hernandez and his wife, you see, were eager to add another Communist subject to the Castro-Family Kingdom but couldn’t quite figure out a workable procedure.
Fear not! Raul Castro rang his little bell and the Obama-Biden State Department. (Ben Rhodes in particular) quickly scurried over, smiling, bowing, eager to please. No hotel valet has ever been as solicitous of the whims of a big-tipping guest, no butler to his master’s whims—as Ben Rhodes was to the whims of the terror-sponsors who premeditatedly murdered innocent U.S. citizens, and whose lifelong obsession was the destruction of the U.S.
The convicted Cuban communist spy and terrorist provided his semen from his maximum security jail cell and Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy’s staff dutifully delivered the precious item to his communist wife in Havana—all with the obvious (and eager) approval of the Obama-Biden State Department.
Seems outrageous—seems too smutty, treasonous, foul and grotesque to be true, you say. But here it is.