Wednesday, 6 January 2010
CUBA- world's number one terrorist?
So Washington has imposed extra security on people traveling from certain countries, big deal. Sounds fairly reasonable, standard War on Terror posturing. Except for one tiny detail.....CUBA INCLUDED AS A SPONSOR OF TERRORISM?!?!?
Cuban foreign minister Bruno Parilla declared that this was "outrageous”."Have you guys seen the other countries on the list? They are all a bunch of Muslims, except us. I mean come on – that is like beating up a Sikh guy because he wears a turban. Its so unfair.” The list of countries, in addition to Cuba, include Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. “I mean if they were going to include us, then they should have at least thrown in North Korea, but to lump us together with these crazy Muslim countries is such a low blow. I don’t see Cubans running around America blowing up planes and talking about taking over the world.”
“This is so lame” added the Parilla, “just throwing us on the list as the token ‘non-Muslim’ country to make it look like they are not targeting just the crazy Muslim countries is not fair to the people of Cuba.”
Come on now, the USA has circlated some pretty far fetched lies about Havana, Cuba is a massive exporter of drugs, Castro eats babies, you know pretty standard stuff.
The USA has pointed to instances when Cuba had assisted terrorists in the past. When you ask? When Cuba helped the ANC to rid South Africa of Apartheid. Okay so perhaps back then when Britain and the USA supported the Racist, white regime against Nelson Mandela and his band of 'terrorists', Cuba was technically a sponsor of terrorism. But these days Britain and the USA try to portray themselves as anti-racist and call Mandela a freedom fighter. If this is the case, get Cuba off that list. Some of us were under the impression that 'change' was what the Presidential election was fought on.
But sponsors terrorism? Unlike our completely 'objective' press, I think we should question the American's decision. Let's examine the issue of terrorism in Cuba.
Lets look at people like Orlando Bosch, CIA operative who blew up Cubana Flight 455 and killed all of the 75 people on board, including 24 members of the 1975 national Cuban Fencing team that had just won all the gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Championship; most of these were teenagers. Many Guyanese passengers were also murdered included two medical students aged 18 and 19 years old.
The first Bush administration pardoned Orlando Bosch in 1992 and he now lives in Miami. When questioned about the 1976 bombing carried out by the terrorist organisation that he founded, Bosch declared, "you have to fight violence with violence. At times you cannot avoid hurting innocent people."
Another CIA operative, involved in the bombing of Cubana Flight 455, Luis Posada Carriles took part in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and went on to work with death squads in fascist military dictatorships across Latin America.
Luis Posada Carriles has also admitted to the string of 1997 bombings of tourist hotels in Havana, which resulted in the death of an Italian tourist. When asked about the bombing that killed the Italian tourist, in a taped interview with the New York Times in 1998, Posada remarked, "It is sad that someone is dead, but we can't stop. That Italian was sitting in the wrong place at the wrong time." He added, "I sleep like a baby."
The fact is that the US and it's fascist Miami exile allies have consistantly carried out terrorist attacks on the Cuban people since the revolution. As well as over 600 attempts at killing Fidel Castro, they have carried out thousands of acts of terrorism, sabotage, biological and chemical warfare that has killed thousands of innocent people.
What ever you may think about the certain governments, murdering innocent people is wrong. The USA is the most hypocritical country on this planet, responsible for more acts of terrorism than the 'axis of evil' combined. Despite their so called 'war on terror', the USA remains the number one terrorist nation on Earth. This was displayed when the USA imprisoned the Miami 5, a group of Cubans who risked their lifes to carry out surveillance on the terrorists operating out of Miami. When these heros gave this information to the USA, they were imprisoned. That was in 1998, and the wifes and children of those men have not seen them since.
Lets not be too harsh on the USA, as the banning of some thought provoking Russia Today postered showed (http://www.socialistunity.com/?p=5074), they live in a a little bubble where the USA is the defender of freedom and the rest of the world are terrorists.
But in Britain, shouldn't our objective media be asking these questions?
I guess that the only upside to this tragic decision is that some people around the world will see this decision for what it is. Hopefully a few will question imperialism and read about the Cuban Revolution, perhaps they will realise that socialism is not the evil that they got taught in school. (a couple might even join the Communist Party!)