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Cuba’s dictatorship behind Menendez scandal?

Do you mean to tell me that the Castro dictatorship, which for decades has run an extensive and effective operation aimed solely at blackmail and destroying the reputations of its opponents, might be behind this Bob Menendez scandal?

Oh my... say it ain't so!

Via New Jersey's Star-Ledger:

Congressman speculates Cuba may be behind Menendez scandal
cuba.jpgTRENTON — U.S. Rep. Albio Sires today defended Sen. Robert Menendez and presented an unusual theory why the senator finds himself battling lurid accusations.

"I won't even be surprised if somehow the Cuban government is involved in this to try to damage Bob Menendez because he's been so steadfast against the Castro government. He's been a critic all his political life," Sires said in a phone interview. "I would not be surprised if they are behind some of this stuff, some of these allegations. The Dominican Republic has a lot of relationships with Cuba."

Sires, who like Menendez (D-N.J). is Cuban-American, succeeded him in the House when Menendez was elevated to the Senate.

Continue reading HERE.

13 comments to Cuba’s dictatorship behind Menendez scandal?

  • Honey

    Did you read the comments? It is inconceivable to these readers that Cuba would waste its time doing "ridiculous" things like this.
    Did Menendez mess with whores? Did he pay for those plane trips? then he did the wrong thing and it should not be covered up.
    If he didn't do those things and accusations are lies, that's another story.
    But the story here is how little people understand about Cuba's subversions.

  • Gusano

    Like I said in a post the other day, either they are behind a long list of mysterious world-wide coincidences or they just get very lucky very often. For some folks it's easier to believe in luck, magic and unicorns than it is to believe in evil.

  • Gigi

    That doesn't exonerate Menendez, if the prostitute allegations are true. Pluheeeeze. These rotten politicians love to play and not pay.

    • The allegations against Menendez, if true, are damning. The trips, by virtue of his reimbursements, are obviously true. What else? Not good. And he is a Cuban American. He besmirches ALL of us by his conduct.

  • asombra

    Note to beauty queen: Honey, you're pushing the merchandise too hard.

  • Rayarena

    I for one do believe that Cuba is likely behind these accusations. Whatever else Menendez may be [and I know that some folks at Babalu do not like him because he's a democrat], he is a staunch anti-castroite. The fact that he is in the democratic party makes him even more useful to us, because it means that we have at least one powerful ally in that party. Remember the old adage about not putting all of your eggs in one basket.

    Isn't it coincidence that these allegations surface at the same time that he is up for chair of an important committee where he could impact greater on Cuba?

    I have a Cuban-American friend who is involved in New Jersey politics. This friend happens to be an anthropologist who specializes in the Dominican Republic and he tells me that its a hotspot for castroite espionage.

    • Ray, assuming the worst of the allegations are true, it still comes down to Bob. Cuban intelligence may have guided the hookers, but ultimately he opened his zipper himself. That's what they've always counted on: human weakness that plays right into their hands...

  • Rayarena

    George, assuming that the worst allegations are true, you are right, he was weak and ultimately to blame, because that would mean that he recklessly played into the hands of the regime. However, let us not forget that the allegations come from two hookers, hardly, what I would call reliable sources.

    So, we have allegations that conveniently surface at a time when he is up for an important chair in a committee that could hurt the tyranny and these allegations are only substantiated by two hookers [hardly what I would call reliable sources] that live in a country that is a hotspot for castro espionage.

    I hope that its all a concoction of the regime. It would be horrible for the Cuban exile community if on top of what is turning out to be the bad start of a year for us in terms of Cuba [raul named head of that Latin American organization, , Maduro taking over from Chavez, etc...] we would lose such a powerful ally.

  • Honey

    asombra, I must be dense, but I don't understand what you said here 4:57 P.M.

  • Hookers brought down 17 Secret Service agents. QED.

  • deganmiles

    "So, we have allegations that conveniently surface at a time when he is up for an important chair in a committee"

    FWIW, the first allegations about Menendez and hookers surfaced and were reported last October / November.

  • asombra

    Honey, I was addressing the girl in the photo, not you.