Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
Cuba watchers know that US Cuba relations have been “abnormal”, to say the least, for decades and Fidel wants it that way.
Whenever there is any substantial talk of easing the Embargo in the US, Fidel et al make a strategic move to sabotage any loosening of the US Embargo.
Carter was talking about easing the Embargo then came the Mariel Boat Lift.
Clinton was talking about easing the Embargo then came the Brothers to the Rescue shoot down.
Now, in April of this year Secretary Clinton said “It is my personal belief that the Castros do not want to see an end to the embargo and do no want to see normalization with the United States, because they would lose all of their excuses for what hasn’t happened in Cuba in the last 50 years,” Clinton said.
Congratulations to her for that brilliant epiphany.
Odd that she would now say that the “continued detention of Alan Gross is harming US-Cuba relations”.
Really Secretary Clinton? You are surprised that the Cuban government is sabotaging US Cuba relations?
I think this Havana Journal cartoon sums it up pretty well.
Apparently President Obama has fallen into Fidel Castro’s trap too. Even when the Secretary of State says that she realizes that Fidel does not want the Embargo lifted, she is shocked that Cuba won’t cooperate on the Alan Gross affair.
What is the one constant in Cuba since Fidel took power on January 1, 1959?
Tourism revenue? No.
Sugar revenue? No.
President Fidel Castro? No, not even that. He has not been President since 2008.
The answer is the Embargo. The failed “Plan A” Embargo has been in place for almost 50 years. Is it going to work because Obama and Clinton pressure Cuba to change?
Same shit different decade.