U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-MA): BFF of FARC terrorists and Cuba’s terrorism sponsoring Castro regime

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

The FARC’s (and Castro’s) Favorite Congressman

Here’s what international human rights monitors have recently said about repression in Cuba:

Repression of independent journalists, opposition leaders and human rights activists increased.

— Amnesty International, 2013 Annual Report

Cuba remains the only country in Latin America that represses virtually all forms of political dissent.”

— Human Rights Watch, 2013 Annual Report

The principal human rights abuses were abridgment of the right of citizens to change the government and the use of government threats, extrajudicial physical violence, intimidation, mobs, harassment, and detentions to prevent free expression and peaceful assembly.”

— U.S. Department of State, 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights

In contrast, here’s what U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), one of Congress’ staunchest opponents of U.S. policy toward Cuba, told the Boston Globe this weekend:

It is difficult but it is not oppressive. It is not to minimize the human rights challenges, but there have been changes here that have resulted in more political space.”

No Congressman, white-washing Castro’s human rights abuses is exactly what you are doing.

Ironically (or hypocritically), this is the same U.S. Rep. McGovern, who stood on the House floor in 2011 to virulently oppose a free trade agreement with our democratic ally, Colombia, arguing:

We should not be debating this FTA today. We should be waiting until we see real, honest-to-goodness results on the ground in terms of improvements of human rights. When it comes to human rights, M. Chairman, the United States of America should not be a cheap date. We should stand firm, and we should be unabashed in our support for human rights. Vote NO on the Colombia FTA.

No wonder he’s the FARC’s (and Castro’s) favorite Congressman.

6 thoughts on “U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-MA): BFF of FARC terrorists and Cuba’s terrorism sponsoring Castro regime

  1. Another suspiciously pro-Castro American politician without a plausible explanation–legitimate explanation, that is. He’s at least a hypocrite, but from the looks of him, he may be frankly abnormal. He looks distinctly odd.

  2. “It is difficult but it is not oppressive. It is not to minimize the human rights challenges, but there have been changes here that have resulted in more political space.” This is called BAD FAITH, not to say obscene bullshit. Lord, the nausea.

  3. Just as women shouldn’t wear certain things after a certain age, dictators shouldn’t run around in military costume after a certain age. I mean, how cheesy is this?

  4. Every picture I see of Castro has him leaning on someone. Look at this. His right hand is in a fist and his left is clutching the useful idiot’s hand. Is there a current picture of the monster where he is standing on his own? I don’t think so.

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