Ludwig von Gress
Is the leader of the formerly free world Hussain Obama running out of dictators to bow to? Not likely, of course, as he can create new ones at will, say in Iraq, and prop the old ones. I believe that, contrary to the opinion of his apologists, he is not an incompetent fumbler. He knows exactly what he wants to do and is doing it, US Constitution and the America’s elected representatives notwithstanding. The thoroughly corrupted media, Marxist intelligentsia, cowardly academia and welfare mentality of about a half of population allow him to get away with his plan to disunite the United States of America. The evidence of his achievements abroad are here to be seen on a daily basis, be it Ukraine, South China Sea, Middle East or Korea.
The Great Destroyer has not forgotten the America’s Soft South Underbelly.
Kennedy’s despicable behaviour during the Bay of Pigs invasion, when he, via CIA, encouraged the anti-Castro forces, tacitly promising a naval and air support and withdrawing it at the last moment, led to emasculation of the resistance. At one stroke, Kennedy brothers managed to put CIA into a bad light, and got rid of possibly embarrassing anti-communists, a la Stalin during the Warsaw uprising.
So called Cuban missile crisis is correctly lauded as a victory for Kennedy’s clan by the experts, thought it certainly was not any victory for the USA. In exchange for withdrawal of Russian rockets from Cuba, Kennedy agreed to withdraw rockets from Turkey – a strategic win for USSR. Furthermore, it placed the democratic United States on the same moral/immoral? platform as a communist dictatorship.
In yet another betrayal of Cuban people United States will prop the struggling, murderous dictatorship of Castro brothers. The failed Chicago community organiser is about to bring the final chapter of that sorry saga to its inglorious, predictable end:
From Stratfor: U.S.-Cuba Relations May Be Thawing
A breakthrough in U.S.-Cuba relations may be in the offing. On June 14, Uruguayan President Jose Mujica delivered a letter from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuban President Raul Castro, according to Uruguayan media June 20, containing an offer to begin talks on a variety of issues, most prominently Washington’s longstanding economic embargo. According to Uruguayan media, Obama had asked Mujica to help him improve relations with the island nation when Mujica was in Washington in mid-May. If the report is true, the transaction could be the first step toward reconciliation.
Cuba certainly has its reasons for entertaining such an offer. The country’s main benefactor, Venezuela, may no longer be in a position to support the Cuban economy. In fact, Venezuela is in the throes of a protracted economic crisis, which is owed partly to declining oil production. Since Cuba depends heavily on Venezuelan oil exports, it may soon have to look elsewhere for its energy needs. Castro was supposedly interested in Obama’s offer, provided that it did not necessarily impose conditions on Cuba, but given the situation in Venezuela, Castro would demand that the embargo be lifted in any negotiations.
Normalized ties would also benefit the United States, which is concerned with Russia’s attempts to improve relations with Latin America. Though the Cold War is over, Washington still does not want any country, let alone Russia, to establish too strong a presence in a country as geographically close as Cuba.
Does anybody seriously believe that this would stop or even slow Putin?
That Havana is so close to Caracas may also help the United States make some political overtures to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, though Venezuela’s future stability and willingness to engage the United States largely depends on Maduro’s political support and the country’s economic conditions. However, Cuba’s influence in the Venezuelan military and intelligence organizations could facilitate future communication between Washington and Caracas.
Does USA really need Venezuela? What for? To send an aid to?
Still, domestic considerations will delay any potential reconciliation between Cuba and the United States. Under the 1996 Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, lifting the embargo and ending sanctions requires U.S. congressional approval, which hinges on a variety of issues, including human rights improvements and the election of a new government in Havana. Obama cannot simply approve an agreement to normalize relations with Cuba.
Obama rules by executive orders – has anybody not noticed? US legislators either have not, or can’t be bothered with silly things like the US Constitution. Yes, Obama can.
In any case, an agreement would have to be agreed upon by both sides — no small feat, given the decades of animosity between the two. In the United States, improved public opinion toward ending the embargo would help future negotiations, but opposition lawmakers could impede the government’s efforts. For its part, Cuba has been liberalizing its economy slowly for nearly four years, and the concerns some Cuban leaders have over opening up an erstwhile closed country could delay the pace of any talks.
Of course, both countries have ways of moving the negotiations forward if they wish. These include possible prisoner exchanges. In fact, Obama has already reportedly asked Cuba (via Uruguay) to release Alan Gross, a U.S. citizen held in Cuba since 2009 for subversive activity. Discussions over the release of prisoners would be a strong sign that a larger negotiation is imminent. [Republished with the kind permission of Stratfor ]
I am not sure that this necessarily follows. But if so – has the recent return of those Guantanamo Muslim terrorists led to larger negotiations? God help us.
The idea that slightly “less command” economy, i.e. capitalism directed by the top communist party apparatchiks and “princelings” leads to democracy is wrong. The economy has to be free (at least in Germany sense) with all its faults, before the political mentality changes. Even then the democracy in formerly non-democratic countries soaks up all the worst aspects of the system ( crony capitalism) and very little of the good ones ( competition). The Czech republic is one example, Ukraine another.