Next Phase of the US-Cuba Faustian Bargain Goes Unchecked by Congress

A small Caribbean country with a population comparable to that of Ohio (Ohio has a GDP close to half a trillion), Communist Cuba (GDP, maybe, according to World Bank data, $67 billion) continues to generate a disproportionate amount of media attention, some of it bordering on political voyeurism. The serious issues, the ones that matter or should, are …

Americans Murdered By Terrorists, Do Not Matter

Americans murdered by a terrorist state, do not matter. The families of Americans seeking justice for murders by terror state, again, do not matter.That is the message that President Obama and his national security team telegraphed to the world yesterday when it recommended removing Cuba from its well-earned place on the state sponsors of terror …

Former US Pacific Fleet Commander: We Could’ve Taken Out Khomeini At the Knees, More

Frank talk has become a rare commodity in this town. Most of the time one is subjected to a lot of ‘happy talk’. This goes for politicos, government officials, as well as think tank types. So when someone says something that goes against the narrative, and is right, one takes notice. Or at least you should. …

Whitewashing and Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism, Part II

UPDATE: Late yesterday evening, 9 Apr, The Hill newspaper reported, State Department Wants Cuba Removed From Terrorist List. Despite evidence to the contrary, the Obama Administration appears to be moving forward with removing Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. According to various senior government sources in town, the announcement is expected today or early …

Venezuelan Regime Keeps Going for Broke, And Will Lose

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro took out a full page ad in the New York Times to denounce targeted U.S. economic sanctions against seven of his henchmen that have engaged in human rights abuses against political opposition leaders. You can read a little more about the sanctions in a prior post on this site: Targeted …

Snowden Still A Traitor, Now Talks Like a Loser Too

“I would love to go back and face a fair trial, but unfortunately … there is no fair trial available, on offer right now,” Snowden told the Canadian media. Who does this fellow think he is? He’s been in Russia one day too many. He is starting to sound like a RT (Russia Television) correspondent. …

Losers Never Set the Terms of Surrender, But Cuba Is Trying

The Cuban Communist Party is a recalcitrant lot. Cuba is an economic basket case, broke. And it is about to get a lot more in the red. Meanwhile the majority of its population is disheartened and hungry. Castro, Machado-Ventura, Colomé Ibarra, Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, indeed mostly the entire Central Committee, is in denial. The upper echelons of the Communist Party still clings to something …