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Reflections of the ‘Cuba Expert’ – The Gift

For the most part, your run of the mill "Cuba Experts" have an extremely difficult time hiding their true motives when providing "expert" analysis on Cuba for the press. They can rarely go beyond one or two quotes before something they say exposes their basic goal of protecting and promoting the vile and murderous Castro dictatorship. However, "Cuba Expert" Phil Peters, our favorite, is not nearly as generous. Unlike his pro-Castro dictatorship colleagues, Peters takes extra care to hide and bury his objective of promoting the Castro regime under layers of subterfuge and feigned objectivity.

Nevertheless, in spite of his skilled attempts to hide who he is really working for, every once in a while, Peters hands us a gift.

The latest gift comes in a post on his blog where he speaks about the recent elections in Venezuela that were stolen by Chavista dictator Nicolas Maduro. The post is appropriately titled "A bullet dodged, for now," and you have to keep reading until you get to the last paragraph to find Peters' gift, neatly wrapped and with a beautiful bow on top [emphasis mine]:

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So Cuba’s sense of relief is surely colored by concern.  The current economic reform program, to the disappointment of many, is not a crash program designed by a government that perceives an immediate emergency.  Rather, it is based on a need to make strategic adjustments so that Cuba’s economy, social project, and political system will function in a new historical era.  Call it historical urgency, perhaps accentuated by Sunday’s near-miss in Caracas.

So there you have it. A renowned "Cuba Expert," Phil Peters, admits that the reforms of Cuban dictator Raul Castro are designed to ensure the current political system will continue to function. In other words, to ensure the monarchical dictatorship of the Castro family survives.

Don't expect to read a quote like this from Peters in a news article any time soon. He is far too clever to let this proverbial cat out of the bag to the mainstream press. But on his blog, Peters sometimes gets sloppy, and that is when he gifts us by showing his true colors.

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