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A plot by “Miami hard-liner” puppet-masters

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The fix is in, amigos. No sooner had the Castro regime announced that "Miami Cuban hard-liners" are the "Skunks in the woodpile" The "scheming Elders of Zion," the "rottenness in Denmark" (so to speak,) behind the anti-Maduro campaign---no sooner had this been made known from Havana than a loud echo issued from Cuba "expert" quarters. To wit:

Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, and Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida are Cuban Americans who have led efforts in Congress to impose sanctions on Venezuela.

Their (Cuban-American legislators) motivation is in part strategic, though, according to William LeoGrande, Professor of Latin American politics at American University. The goal, he said, is to break up Venezuela’s close alliance with Cuba and end the flow of cheap oil the Venezuelan government provides to Castro’s communist regime.

“If the current government of Venezuela were to be overthrown, a conservative government would probably cut that assistance to Cuba and thereby destabilize the situation in Cuba. That, I think, is what conservative Cuban Americans are after,” said William LeoGrande.

Apparently the Venezuelan-exile constituents of these lawmakers play no role in the matter. They're hapless pawns of the Cuban "hard-liner" cabal.

Surely the media will be reporting more "expertise" on this matter in short order...many more "expert" opinions will surely be heard.

5 comments to A plot by “Miami hard-liner” puppet-masters

  • asombra

    Ah, Peogrande again. What would one do without such "expertise"? Well, I suppose it's a living.

  • Rayarena

    God forbid that Cuban Americans and their representatives in Government speak up for something that they hold near and dear to them. No, we should just abandon our constitutional rights and turn around and keep quiet and do nothing about anything that has to do with Cuba! And, yes, Humberto, I expect more media coverage. The scathing NYT's editorial or opinion piece is probably being drafted even this minute! [sigh]

  • Honey

    So which is worse - those who read this and believe the Cuba "experts" or those who are indifferent?

  • Rayarena

    Honey, the vast majority of people are followers, not free thinkers. They can't conceive of the mainstream media as lying. If you tell them--for instance--that the New York Times is an agendaded press, they'll look at you as if you are a conspiracy theorist, a luny, as if you have bats in your attic. I've tried to reason with some people that the editorialists at the New York Times are people just like you and eye, but they don't get it.

    For instance, there is not one person that I speak with that doesn't believe that Cuba is changing. That raul castro is a reformer. Where do they get these ideas? From the NYT's, AP, Reuters, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, Time Magazine, Newsweek, etc…

    Most people don't even look for alternative sources of information. So, yes, people will believe those Cuba experts, because the mainstream media constantly use them as sources and many people believe that if it is written in a paper it has to be true.

  • asombra

    Funny how destabilizing apartheid South Africa was not only fine but mandatory, and Cuba's intrusion into that region with tens of thousands of Cuban troops was just, you know, a nice gesture (like its current involvement in Venezuelan affairs).