IN AND OUT IN CUBA: Tourists pour in while Cubans pour out

The hypocrisy and cruelty behind tourism in Cuba

Source: IN AND OUT IN CUBA: Tourists pour in while Cubans pour out

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart for Someonehastosaythetruth.com

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It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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Cubans desperately flee their communist island prison

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Tourism ads are appearing on television in an attempt to lure visitors to Cuba, the communist island prison. Meanwhile, Cubans are desperately trying to flee, through any means possible.

Besides the political repression and hunger brought about by the Castro Communist military regime, Cubans are also afraid that the Cuban Adjustment Act, which may facilitate a speedy legal entrance to the United States, could soon come to an end under Obama’s “diplomacy” and love affair with the communists in Havana.

It is both astounding and repulsive to watch the contrast between the tourism ads and the cruel reality of the Cuban people.

Here is the latest report from Pew Research, which shows a 78% increase in Cubans entering the United States this year:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/12/10/cuban-immigration-to-u-s-surges-as-relations-warm/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=1e5b8938c8-Hispanic_newsletter_12_10_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-1e5b8938c8-399402989

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: There’s no such thing as a deal with Communist Cuba

Communists lie. Communists cheat. Communists steal.

(With a commentary on the Pensacola Yacht Club Race to Havana)

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By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

In the past few weeks we witnessed Barack Obama humiliating the American and the Cuban people by establishing diplomatic relations with Communist Cuba, and raising the venerable flag of the United States of America in Havana. My commentary titled “AN ACT OF COWARDICE: U.S. Diplomatic Relations with Communist Cuba” amplifies my opinion on this matter.

Presidential candidates in the United States must not mislead the American public into the assumption that Obama’s so-called “diplomacy” with the Marxist Castro brothers can be maintained and improved under a new administration.

There’s no such thing as diplomacy with communists. Communists do not believe in diplomacy. They lie. They cheat. They steal.

Communists only believe in absolute control and oppression of the people they rule. Communism is the most dangerous form of extremism in modern times—because of its long-running, pervasive and persistent nature. Our fight to eradicate Islamic extremism, in all its horrific and dangerous forms, is actually a feasible intelligence and military endeavor in the hands of a competent U.S. President. But the fight to eradicate communism will take generations. Over 120 million people have died worldwide at the hands of communists and their fellow travelers. The numbers continue to rise.

Communists in Cuba will take advantage of U.S. government aid (as they have for years) which is provided by the American taxpayer—and they will not change a single aspect of their despotic practices. In fact, within hours of Obama raising our stars and stripes on Cuban soil, the head of the Cuban “diplomatic” delegation, Josefina Vidal, stated that the Cuban government would not change “one iota” of its policies.

Straight from the communist horse’s mouth

 U.S. presidential candidates need to open their eyes and read the statements coming out of Cuba. For example, here is an excerpt of a report published on May 26, 2015 in Granma, which is Cuba’s publication for communist propaganda under the control of the government in Havana– specifically identified as “the official voice of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee.”

The report features statements made by Vidal. Bold added for emphasis:

“It seemed strange to me, at the closing of the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama, to hear President Obama, during his press conference, say that the purpose of U.S. policy, in the case of Cuba, was not regime change.

 Therefore, we hope that as we advance in the process toward normalization of relations, we will see a better match between this type of statement and real life.

 Real life tells us that they are still requesting multi-million dollar funding to sustain these types of programs which Cuba considers illegal, since they are programs directed toward provoking change within our country, and which, at the same time, are being attempted without any sort of consent from authorities or the Cuban government.”

Sadly, many Americans (as well as many Cubans who have claimed political asylum in the United States) are pouring into Cuba as tourists. Cruise lines are offering vacation packages. The Pensacola Yacht Club sailed yesterday with a flotilla of cruiser sailboats towards Cuba—where they will be warmly welcomed by a contingency of communists who will undoubtedly offer them Cuban drinks, in exchange for free propaganda. The Pensacola Yacht Club even had the audacity of providing an information link to a website that promotes tourism to this tragic island controlled by tyrants. See reference section below.

The hubris of those involved in the U.S.-Cuba tourism and cultural “exchange” industries and organizations is absolutely immoral—and an insult to humanity, when one considers the hunger, lack of basic human services, oppression, torture, imprisonment and “disappearance” of Cubans who dare to express their opposition to their despotic communist military government—while these ignorant yachting and tourism enthusiasts arrive on the shores of the island prison!

No. There’s no way to “deal” with the murderers in the Communist Cuban government. The only deal that could ever work is an offer they can’t refuse.

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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REFERENCE:

GRANMA-CUBA’S COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA NEWSPAPER – Josefina Vidal discusses recent talks in Washington. › World › Granma – Official voice of the PCC

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The United States-Cuba diplomatic hoax

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Espresso with Marielena… a jolt of truth

ESPRESSO WITH MARIELENA... Copyright © Marielena Montesino de Stuart. All rights reserved.Things continue to deteriorate in Cuba. Pew Research has recently reported that the number of Cubans trying to make it into the United States has increased exponentially since Obama warmly embraced the Communist Cuban regime. At the center of this surge is the fear that the friendly relations between the United States and Cuba will bring to an end the Cuban Adjustment Act.

Frankly speaking, the Cuban Adjustment Act has been in need of a strong readjustment for quite some time– in order to stop the mockery being made of the political refugee status granted under this act. You see, nowadays it is common to see the new wave of Cuban “refugees” returning to vacation in Cuba. Now, ask yourselves, how do you vacation in a country that you fled because of political oppression? This is an insult to those of us who left Cuba many years ago as legitimate political refugees, with an unwavering conviction to never set foot in Cuba unless it is a free country– without communism or any tinge of socialism. As such, we have suffered for decades, never seeing again the family members who stayed behind, while we continue to denounce the barbarism of the Castro brothers and their oppression of the Cuban people.

During my campaign for the United States Senate in 2012 (Republican, on the ballot FL) I emphasized that in order to take Cuba back from the grips of communism, we had to save the United States first. Sadly, the same oppressive socialist grip is now quickly tightening around the neck of the United States. But in a world that has turned socialist, through Sustainable Development policies enforced more and more everywhere we turn, there’s little hope that the U.S. can be turned around, unless someone with guts and a moral backbone enters the White House. Someone who despises communism– because in every region where terrorism rears its ugly head, you will find China, quietly standing by on the sidelines, as our political and economic opponent– waiting to expand its presence and control of the region through Sustainable Development schemes.

Yes, Islamic extremism is a great threat– but at the end of the day, communism remains our greatest enemy. As such, I continue to keep my eyes on China. Are you?

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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THE MIDDLE EAST SECTARIAN WAR: Modern-day Shia-Sunni conflict, twelve years and counting

Once Moslems arrive– they tend to stay. In Spain they stayed for more than 700 years… something to think about as we examine modern-day sectarian violence in the Middle East– vis-à-vis the election of the next president of the United States.

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Detail of the Alhambra, Spain-- where Moslems ruled for over 700 years
Detail of the Alhambra, Spain– where Moslems ruled for over 700 years

Sectarian violence among Moslems began in the 7th Century AD. But twelve years ago an event took place which marked the beginning of modern-day Middle Eastern sectarian violence: a bomb was set off in the perimeter of the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq, a holy site for followers of Shia Islam and the place where their first Imam,  Ali ibn Abi Talib, is buried.

The blast took the life of Ayatollah Muhammad Bakr al-Hakim, one of the leaders of the Shiite Moslems in Iraq. He opposed Saddam Hussein (a Sunni)– but his approach to opposing the former dictator was considered moderate by observers of Islamic sectarian tensions.

What the world did not realize, as bodies were being pulled out from the rubble at the shrine in Najaf, is that this violent event set off the Shia-Sunni sectarian war in the Middle East. Shia Moslems are the majority in Iran and southeastern Iraq, while the Sunnis have lived predominantly in the northern and western region of Iraq.

Ten days earlier, a bomb was set off at the United Nations location in the Canal Hotel in Baghdad. While some consider that the UN blast was the beginning of the current sectarian war, it really was not. That blast was aimed at Americans and Europeans– while the blast at the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf was aimed at Iraqis.

The terrorist activities of Hamas (Iran’s terrorist group) and the Houthi Shia rebellion in Yemen are an extension of what began that bloody Friday in Najaf, twelve years ago.  The birth and rise of ISIS, a Salafi jihadist group made up mainly of extremist Sunnis from Syria and Iraq, is another violent ramification of what took place in Najaf.

So, what are we to make of this ongoing nightmare in the Middle East, vis-à-vis the election of the next president of the United States?

Are Americans prepared to ask tough questions of the presidential candidates, regarding the Middle East nightmare?

What solutions do these presidential candidates bring to the table– considering the violent Islamic theater that includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Indonesia– and the world at large, through jihadist internet recruitment?

Wars, protracted conflicts, and dictatorships begin with a single act of violence. As a Cuban who suffered the ravages of communism I must remind my readers that Fidel Castro’s “revolution” began with his brutal assault of the Moncada Barracks on July 26, 1953.  His Marxist terrorist activities continued until he took control of Cuba on January 1, 1959. Nearly 57 years later Cuba remains a communist island prison– in spite of Obama’s recent cowardly diplomacy with Cuba’s communist thugs. But there’s no denying that for over half a century the United States and the world have taken a passive and collaborative stance– which has allowed Castro to internationalize his Marxist agenda.

The exact same thing that happened in Cuba is happening in the Middle East– or has the world forgotten that history repeats itself?

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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On the anniversary of Japan’s surrender, the U.S. surrenders to communist Cuba

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Another reflection on America’s surrender in Havana

History can sometimes have a strange way of undermining our confidence in the future. Seventy years ago Japan surrendered to the United States during World War II. Today, Obama’s administration sent a message to the world– by raising the U.S. flag on the island prison, as an act of surrender to the communists.

Reuters reported on 14 Aug. 2015 at 6:42PM EDT, “Cuba says won’t move ‘one millimeter’ to placate enemies in U.S.”

“Cuba’s lead negotiator in talks with Washington told Reuters on Friday that the island’s internal affairs would never be on the table and Havana would never move “one millimeter” to placate enemies in the United States.

“Decisions on internal matters are not negotiable and will never be put on the negotiating agenda in conversations with the United States,” Josefina Vidal, director of U.S. affairs for the Cuban Foreign Ministry, said in an exclusive interview.

Cuba will never do absolutely anything, not move one millimeter, to try to respond,” she said after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Havana that the U.S. Congress was unlikely to ever lift a punishing economic embargo on Cuba unless the Communist government improved its human rights record.”

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AN ACT OF COWARDICE: U.S. Diplomatic Relations with Communist Cuba

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

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I am listening to Secretary of State John Kerry’s poor pronunciation in Spanish as he addresses the Cuban people in Havana during the opening of the American Embassy in the communist island prison. A Cuban woman stands in the crowd wearing a red Che Guevara tee shirt and waves a Cuban flag.

In case you don’t know, Che Guevara was a blood-thirsty communist responsible for ordering the execution of thousands of innocent Cubans during the beginning of Castro’s takeover of the island. The dissemination and glamorizing of his image on everything from coffee mugs to tee shirts is one of the most evil and deceitful communist marketing ploys of modern times.

Barack Obama and his troupe of socialist operatives have managed to not only humiliate the United States in the eyes of history– but are also attempting to erase Castro’s murderous communist history of more than half a century.

As John Kerry stands with the beautiful azure Caribbean Sea in the background I ask myself how he can ignore the Cuban people who are behind prison bars for peacefully expressing their views about Castro’s tyrannical government. I ask myself, how he can stand there and ignore that a few hours ago the Cuban government did another ruthless roundup of peaceful political dissenters.

Now Kerry is speaking about lifting the embargo, which he explained only the U.S. Congress can lift– a step which the Obama administration strongly favors. Ah yes, the U.S. Embargo against Cuba’s Communist regime– which exists only on paper– because the amount of goods and aid that the U.S. provides Cuba each year is breathtaking.

The entire world does business with Cuba.  The entire world! So the truth is that Cuba has had an incredible flow of commerce which has ended in the hands of the communist military government– and is used to line the pockets of military and government officials– while oppressing and starving the people of Cuba.

Kerry thanked those who brought about this diplomatic abomination– most notably Barack Obama, Raul Castro and “the Holy Father.”

Isn’t it interesting that socialists love Pope Francis? But of course, Francis’s narrative has been rich in laudable statements for Marxists, Sustainable Development (U.N. International socialism), climate change– in other words, Pope Francis is crowning the socialist modernism that Vatican II envisioned.

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Meanwhile, Castro’s government remains defiant as a communist nation– going as far as to state that the United States owes Cuba millions of dollars! Imagine that, a communist government which stole and confiscated private property– and destroyed the Cuban economy along with the hard-work and livelihood of thousands of Cubans– is now demanding money from Americans!

Kerry quoted José Martí (Cuba’s most famous national hero and a prominent literary figure in the Spanish language) with the words, “everything that divides men is a sin against humanity.”

Indeed the division between Cuba and the rest of humanity runs deep. The deaths of thousands of Cubans whose bodies lie in the watery graves of the Strait of Florida are silent witnesses of this division– along with those who have been imprisoned, tortured, executed and thrown into unmarked graves, like members of my family.

Yes, the communist sin against humanity continues in Cuba. I was born and raised under Castro’s tyranny– and I will not cease to denounce the diplomatic abomination that has taken place today.

I urge my readers to do the same.

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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