Thursday, March 24, 2016

Limpy goes to Cuba

Obama and Castro "Handshake"?
Sometimes the blogging business is an embarrassment of riches. It's never that there's nothing to write's trying to make sense of the nonsensical and rationalize the irrational that's the hard part.

Witness US President Barack Obama's foray to Cuba this past week.

The first US president to visit the rare independent and sovereign nation in, what, 88 years? Did the State Department give the man any briefing notes? Or, did they just tell him to "wing it". That's what it looked like when, within wailing distance from the US torture dungeon, Obama's retinue proceeded to lecture the Cubans on human rights. A few choice questions from the presstitute media is what I understand. Below, is an analysis by Tony Cartalucci in Activist Post and I will add a few of my own comments to follow:

"US President Barrack Obama paid what the Western media hailed as a “historic” visit to Cuba, after decades of isolation imposed upon the island nation by the US and its Western allies. While many claimed it was a sign of hope for US-Cuban relations, it could equally be equated with similar feigned rapprochements with nations like Syria and Libya, both of which were first offered false peace deals before betrayal and both of which have now been destroyed by years of US-backed proxy war, with Libya’s government being overthrown and its leader along with three generations of his family virtually exterminated by US-NATO military operations. 
 And as if to prove President Obama’s advocates wrong, the US president used this “historic” visit to publicly humiliate Cuban President Raul Castro regarding alleged human rights abuses the US claims are regularly carried out against “political prisoners.” Of course, a US president lecturing the president of a nation he is a guest in regarding the arrest of US-backed agitators, while the US maintains a literal torture dungeon just on the other side of the island he is on, couldn’t be any more ironic or hypocritical. 
The US naval base at Guantanamo Bay hosts a “detention camp,” where prisoners are held, without charge or trial for years, are admittedly tortured through food and sleep deprivation as well as waterboarding – the practice of nearly drowning a victim repeatedly to extract information or false confessions. It is indeed for all intents and purposes a modern-day torture dungeon – only one of many the US maintains globally. There was also the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq where US military personnel tortured, raped, and murdered prisoners, as well as the Bagram prison in Afghanistan where detainees were also murdered in custody.There are also many other “black sites” that have been and may still be in use by the US Central Intelligence Agency around the world where similar activity has been exposed. But the Guantanamo Bay detention camp is by far the most ironic – located in a nation the US berates regularly regarding human rights, while America’s only presence on the island is a monument to human cruelty.
Cubans, both supporters and opponents of the current government in Havana, should take this unparalleled hypocrisy by the US as a warning of where this “rapprochement” process appears to be heading – a Cuba no one will want to live in with a future no Cuban will benefit from. Whatever problems the people of Cuba have with one another, they should see the US not as a potential “friend” or advocate, but as a common threat."

Yes, it was yet another rainbow trip down the rabbit hole. Obama, accompanied by his robust and sturdy wife Michelle and his two somewhat Moroccan-looking daughters were photographed huddled under umbrellas in the Cuban rain. Obama maintained that juvenile wacky grin on his face the whole trip...even during the press conference that attempted to make some weird political point about Cuban human rights abuses but only managed to highlight further the horrific insult of maintaining a torture dungeon on the soil of a longtime enemy....whose only crime has been resistance and insistence on being a free and independent country.

Raul Castro got his own back at the very last moment, amazingly, by raising the limp wrist and hand of the US president for all the world to see.  Karma's a b!tch, ain't it?!

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