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How dare you! … Atrevido!….

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Ay! The irony meter has just exploded from an overload.

Tremenda galleta!   The Ministry of Truth branch office in Washington D.C. has accused the Washington Post of "demonizing" Castrogonia. At issue is the Washington Post interview with Angel Carromero, in which he revealed that the Castronoid authorities caused the "accident" that killed Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero.

So, one of the best friends that the Castronoid "diplomats" have in the U.S.A. has just been bitch-slapped. Imagine that. Veer just a little tiny bit from the path of total adoration, and this is what you get. All those editorials about lifting the embargo, all the coverage of Cuba's great educational and medical advances and of Raul's "reforms," that Oliphant cartoon... all forgotten in an instant.

And what does the great "diplomat" have to say? Well... you guessed it:

One part of the argument is pure Tommy Flanagan, pathological liar : "yeah, we had a fair trial; that's the ticket, yeah... and we found tons of evidence to prove Carromero guilty...yeah, annnnd... we have the fairest justice system in the world... yeah, that's it!... the greatest in the world! "eGtxZTR4MTI=_o_saturday-night-live-jon-lovitz-as-tommy-flanagan

The other part of the argument is a childish first-grade playground taunt:  "Tu madre!"...well, your mama is a cheap whore...  your courts suck too... and so does your evidence.... you convicted five of our spies of espionage....

And the Post is gentlemanly enough to publish their rant:

The Post’s attempt to demonize Cuba
Published: March 10

Regarding the March 6 editorial “A dissident’s death in Cuba”:

Ángel Carromero was duly convicted after a trial with all legal guaranties, one that was attended by Spanish officials. It is amazing how The Post tries to misrepresent any news regarding Cuba, seeking to demonize our country.

You cannot lecture our legal system. Remember that five anti-terrorist Cuban citizens were convicted in the United States for crimes about which evidence was never presented by the prosecution. After 15 years they remain in U.S. prisons.

Someday bilateral relations between Cuba and the United States will be normalized. That will happen in spite of The Post.

José Ramón Cabañas, Washington

The writer is chief of the Cuban Interests Section at Switzerland’s embassy to the United States.

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