by James Thompson
In the article previously posted on this website from the Huffington Post, Igor Bobic writes:
“Rubio, who is the son of Cuban immigrants, loudly protested the shift in policy all week. He chided the president on Wednesday for “coddling dictators and tyrants” and for dealing with a regime that has “harassed, imprisoned and even killed” its own people.” He is writing about Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
It appears there may be some weaknesses in the esteemed Senator’s argument. The rhetoric has been intense among congresspeople from both the Republican and Democratic party on the President’s admirable actions towards Cuba. The president is to be commended for his brave new policies towards Cuba. With the actions he took last week, President Obama has earned his Nobel Peace Prize.
Now the hypocrites are coming out of the woodwork. Sen. Rubio’s remarks stink of hypocrisy. The USA has a long history of “coddling dictators and tyrants.” Prior to the Cuban revolution, the US fully supported Batista. Batista was one of the most terroristic dictator/tyrants in human history. He terrorized the Cuban people, harassed them, imprisoned them and murdered them mercilessly with full US support. Similar terrorists receive full financial and propagandistic support from the US government around the world today.
The Zionist regime in Israel receives full US support for its terroristic activities towards the Palestinians. Dictators throughout Africa continue to terrorize their populations with full US support. The right wing regime in Colombia receives full US support for its terroristic activities towards its own citizens and towards the people of Venezuela. The US imposed fascist government in the Ukraine receives full support from the US as it advocates the extermination of Jews and Russian speaking people in the Ukraine. Saddam Hussein received full US support when he used gas purchased from the US on the Kurdish people. However, when he refused orders from the US, shock and awe was unleashed on him. The US supported the terrorist regime of Diem in Vietnam and slaughtered innocent people in Vietnam who opposed this nasty dictator.
Not only has the US supported petty dictators around the world who do the bidding of the wealthiest elite, agents of the US state (including CIA, NSA, etc.) have carried out terroristic operations directly. The US now has a reputation for violating international law and previous US heads of state cannot travel to many parts of the world since they risk arrest for war crimes. The US has a reputation for torture, drone attacks and the list goes on and on.
Rubio’s application of the phrase “‘harassed, imprisoned and even killed’ its own people” to Cuba is particularly egregious. The USA leads the world in the number of incarcerated people and in the application of capital punishment.
We must also remember the spectacular police killings of African-American males in the USA. These murders are on a par with the terroristic activities of the vicious Nazi regime in Germany. It should be remembered that the Nazi regime in Germany was partly financed by the Bush family, Henry Ford and many other wealthy people of the US.
Of course, it should be remembered that the only military use of nuclear weapons in the history of the world against a foreign country, i.e. Hiroshima and Nagasaki, occurred as a result of the direction of a President of the United States who was a member of the Democratic Party. The US also participated in the firebombing of Dresden at the same time in history.
No one has accused Cuba of using nuclear weapons against a sovereign nation. No one has accused Cuba of waging terroristic, imperialistic wars against sovereign nations.
So, perhaps Sen. Rubio should also criticize President Obama for attempting to normalize relations with a country, i.e. Cuba, that wants to normalize relations with its northern neighbor, i.e. the USA, that has a history of “coddling dictators and tyrants” and has “harassed, imprisoned and even killed its own people.”
Sen. Rubio and many others are fighting hard to make the world safe for hypocrisy.