Republican Debaters Miss the Boat on Cuba

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In fact, the Castro regime is at its cockiest –most repressive—right now.  Just last week they murdered political prisoner Wilman Villar, an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience who was on a hunger strike. Samizdats smuggled out of Cuban by dissident groups report that today repression — political arrests, beatings, murders — are at a 30-year high in the Castro fiefdom.  Interestingly, according to the Bank for International Settlements, the Stalinist regime’s cash reserves have doubled in the last three years, coinciding with President Obama’s “play-nice- with-Castro policy”– which perfectly coincides with Castro’s “play-the-most-brutally-in-decades policy” towards his defenseless, unarmed subjects. And don’t forget that Castro has been holding U.S aid worker Alan Gross hostage almost twice as long as Iran held our embassy staff, while laughing at every diplomatic “demand” for his release.   Florida’s Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart nailed it when he recently dubbed President Obama: “Appeaser-in-Chief.”

So yes, in fact it is high time to change our policy towards Cuba. We should work to impose a genuine embargo  on the terror-sponsoring police state that jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s, murdered more of them than pre-war Hitler’s, that stole $2 billion from American stockholders and businessmen while murdering a few who resisted.

In 2001 Fidel Castro, arm-in-arm with Ayatollah Khamenei, pledged “to bring America to her knees!” Castro’s agent Ana Belen achieved the deepest penetration of our Defense Department in modern history. We arrested her a week after 9-11, in case you’ve forgotten.  Just two weeks ago Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was chumming it up with the Castro brothers on a visit to Cuba stressing the bonds and actions that bind the two regimes.

Soviet documents prove the Castro brothers (the very same people running Cuba today) craved to nuke us in 1962 and again in 1980.  Foiled during the Missile Crisis thanks to the prudence of the Butcher of Budapest, the Castro brothers and Che again plotted to incinerate thousands of New Yorkers in what would have been the most murderous act of terrorism on U.S. soil. This was recently documented in a blockbuster Glenn Beck TV special.  Newsman Brian Williams should watch it and educate himself.

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  • Amused

    Who's the "butcher of Budapest " and what did he do ?

    • mrbean

      He was the Kremlin leader Anastas Mikoyan who unleashed the Red Army with tanks on the civilians killing thousands in Budapest during the Hungarian uprising in 1956 and President Eisenhauser did nothing to our shame. Most of the Hungarian immigrants went to Canada because Comminist sympathizers in our State Department blocked and denied requests for political asylum coming from Vienna, Austria. Eisenhauer is a great example of fatigue makes cowards of us all.

      • Amused

        thanks mr. bean I was aware of the Hungarian uprising , but was not familiar with that name /title .

      • intrcptr2

        As I recall, the traditional understanding is that Eisenhower exchanged our ignoring Hungary for the Soviets staying out of the Suez Crisis.

        I agree, though, allowing the Soviets to simply run over the Hungarians is a huge stain on our history. But then we did nothing in '48 or '53 in Berlin, or in Prague in '68.

  • Steve Chavez

    What can be done to encourage a Cuban Spring with all the $4billion in cash payments to relatives? Could they revolt when a new Republican President cuts off that cash since they would be like drug addicts who are cut off cold? Could they tell the relatives that there will be billions more if Castro is gone?


    HOW TO CREATE A CUBAN SPRING: Have Cubans in Miami set a date to start a Cuban Spring of their own. News will reach Cuba and Cubans should then pass the word that they will show up in mass too. The world will be watching Cuba and their actions. Will they mow the protesters down like their comrades in China's Tienanmen Square and which will be seen on Youtube within hours? Obama and Hillary, who idolize Fidel and Che, and who criticized Egypt and took military action in Libya, will be forced to do more than a public condemnation in their "strongest terms." What will Michael Moore and Hollywood do since they too supported actions in the Middle East? What will university professors do? Will they all label the protesters as "counter-revolutionaries" and agree with Fidel's actions? Oh, and don't give me the "Fidel is not the leader" crapola! He still calls all the shots and still orders for people to be shot!!!

  • mrbean

    Blame John F. Kennedy for Cuba. Nikita Khruschev got exactly what he wanted from a weak President who talked a good fight but behind the scenes was weak. The Berlin wall got built and the "Hand Off Cuba" agreement was signed and dealed for 100 years establishing a permanent Communist regime only 90 miles from Florida. Just think, had Kennedy not betrayed the Cuban freedom fighters at the Bay of Pigs none of this would have happened. Oswald killed Kennedy – hmmmm… yeh sure,,,, hmmmm

  • Daniel

    "So yes, in fact it is high time to change our policy towards Cuba. We should work to impose a genuine embargo"

    What exactly is a "genuine embargo"? Didn't we have one of those against Saddam's Iraq and Gadhafi's Libya? Lots of good they did. No, what we need is genuine free trade and people visiting back and forth, that creates a better standard of living for the average Cuban and opens them up to information from the outside world. Isolationism never works. Too bad there's only one candidate who's willing to promote real free trade and dialogue, and we all know who that is.

  • Brujo Blanco

    It is tragic that the Semocrats and Obama in particular are at all supportive of this regime. Obama stood shoulder to shoulder with the Casteo brothers, communist Nicagua, and communist Venezuela by forcing Honduras with actual threat of invasion by Nicaragua to reinstall anpresident that was lawfully kicked out of office.

  • Daniel

    Interesting how FrontPageMag publishes an article against trading and traveling to Cuba, yet on the right side of the page there is an ad for travel to Vietnam. Lol, can't make this stuff up.

    • Amused

      LOLOL……..they also had an add for Che Guevera tee shirts a few months back , go figure !

    • RonL

      FPM does not control the ads. An alrogithm for AdChoices does.

      • Daniel

        Click on the ad. The trip is sponsored by FPM.

    • intrcptr2

      Yeah, real funny, especially considering that the US has had normal relations with Vietnam since the Clinton administration.

      You do realize that Saigon (Sorry, name hasn't changed for me) is now plastered with Coca-Cola signs and the Golden Arches, right?

      • Daniel

        Yep, so why no relations with Cuba?

  • Ghostwriter

    I'm no fan of Castro myself. This guy has committed a ton of human rights violations that are well-documented. Why are there those committed to sanitizing that? Fidel was a monster. He doesn't deserve any praise at all.

  • trickyblain

    Does Fontoya get paid based on how many times he writes "Stalinist"?

    • Amused

      Yup !

  • NotaBene

    This blockade is a huge success. Another fifty years and Castro won't know what hit'im!

  • Amused

    The ONLY people who suffered from our "embargo " was the Cuban people themselves . Wanna get rid of Castro ? Allow travel and tourism to Cuba , lift the embargo and let American dollars ,goods , and culture flood the place .
    Has this stupid embargo worked ? And how long now ? 55 years !!

    • Ray

      What are you talking about? Americans are traveling to Cuba in droves. You know how many "educational" tours are being made every year; everything from university to church and synagogue groups are going. Not to mention, regular Americans who go through third countries. But as statistics show, repression is increasing dramatically not decreasing. 2011 saw the highest number of political arrests in 30 years: 4000! That said, what do you think, American tourism is some sort of panacea, or magic potion? Last year, Cuba had its best year in tourism: 2.7 million! Most of these tourists were Canadians and Europeans, peoples who are just as wealthy and democratic as Americans and they are bringing their currency, goods and culture into Cuba with zilch results.

  • Amused

    Wake up Ray, the embargo dont work .It's 90 miles to Florida , about 3hrs by ship or ferry .Going through a third country is just so much B.S. Tourism AND trade , stop punishing the Cuban people , because you're not punishing Castro or his regime . Trouble is , all the Cubans in Miami many of which flourished under the totally corrupt and murderous Batista , are pandered to by the politicians. many left cuba on their own , not in boats but airliners, cruise shops, and pleasure boats . The majority of them today who do all the sqwalking are second generation , who have been spoon fed their politics and if Cuba was liberated tommorrow , would stay right here in the US . Wabna try another 50 years of futility where only the Cuban people suffer ?