90 Miles From Tyranny : The Questions John Kerry Should Demand Cuba Answer

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Questions John Kerry Should Demand Cuba Answer

There is a strong likelihood that when Secretary John Kerry raises the American flag in Havana this Friday, he will meet with General Raul Castro or other Cuban government officials who continue to support the FARC, a Colombian terrorist group.

Neither Kerry nor President Obama want to ask embarrassing questions.

The Washington Post recently called attention to Obama’s efforts not to raise significant issues that could derail the legacy he seeks by his approach to Raul Castro’s regime: “Tricky negotiations in the wake of the Cuba thaw”. The Post said “As the Obama administration has pursued normalization with Cuba, it has been drawn into lower-profile but thorny dialogues with two of Havana’s long-standing clients: the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro and Colombia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC).”

The infamous relationship between the FARC and Raul Castro’s regime is nothing new and we’re not talking about ancient history.

At a Congressional hearing on June 24th, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., asked Special Envoy Bernard Aronson who had just returned from Cuba about a Cuba-bound Chinese ship loaded with weapons that was intercepted by the Colombian navy.

The ship was scheduled to dock in two Colombian ports: Cartagena and Baranquilla, and the weapons manufactured in China were of the same type used by the Colombian terrorists.

The weapons were purchased by Raul Castro, but in a telling detail they were shipped under tons of cereal.

The issue of the smuggling operation is a matter of no interest to Obama, because if, as it is likely, the weapons were meant to increase terrorist violence in Colombia, the administration’s decision to remove Cuba from the list of countries supporters of terrorism would have been impossible to defend.

Thus the unwillingness of the administration to ask questions can only be...Read More HERE

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