Thursday, February 07, 2013

Who Is the Person That Is Giving Bad Advice on the Cuba Issue to President Barack Obama?


Recently the Internet carried the declarations of an official of Cuba's Ministry of External Relations (MINREX, by its Spanish acronym). Her name is Josefina Vidal, and Cuba Journal posted a few days ago about that news item.

You do not have to be a rocket scientist or hold a Ph. D. to realize that she is eminently correct in what she is saying. Barack Obama is receiving bad advice on the Cuba issue. From right-wingers. Are these the kind of people that our President wants to associate with?

Who is the person that is giving bad advice to the United States 44th President?

None other that a person who is alleged to have given $58,000.00 to a South Florida ophthalmologist by the name of Salomon Melgen. It is also alleged that said doctor then carried that person in his private plane to the Dominican Republic to engage in alleged prostitution activities with an underage minor. Prostitution is legal in that country, according to more Internet reports.

That person, who is a prominent member of the Democratic Party, and who now occupies the extremely important position of Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee is Senator Robert Menéndez (D-NJ). He denies all the allegations. You will have to excuse me, but I don't believe him. There are too many unanswered questions.

Menéndez is part of a troika of individuals who can be justly and correctly called the Cuban Mafia from Miami-Dade and New Jersey. The other two are U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, both Republicans from Florida's southern county. The trio are professional and experienced Cuba haters. Their families were forced to leave Cuba on January First, 1959, when corrupt and U.S.-supported dictator Fulgencio Batista had to leave the island in a hurry with his tail between his legs. The Cuban Revolution was triumphant on that day.

More Internet reports say that the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee is investigating the activities of Senator Menéndez.

It is time that the United States and Barack Obama abandon the tired policies of the Cold War. The U.S. won! We should have normal diplomatics relations with Cuba, and repeal the failed blockade/embargo against Cuba. Let us join the 188 civilized nations of the world.

Cuba is not a terrorist state. Barack Obama knows that. No need for drones.

Mr. President, do not listen to Robert Menéndez. He is giving you bad advice on the Cuba issue. Put the best interests of the United States first. Do not succumb to the influence of big money contributions coming from Miami-Dade and New Jersey's amoral people.

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