Welcome to the Cuba Expert Zone…
From just today:
"When the Carnival Dream pulled 39 Cubans out of a stricken vessel on May 7, the number of Cuban migrants rescued by Carnival cruise ships this year rose to 104, a spokesman for the cruise line said. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, that sum has contributed to the more than 1,000 Cuban migrants intercepted at sea in the fiscal year 2014, compared to 1,357 in all of 2013."We may wind up doubling the number of Cubans we interdicted last year," said Timothy Cronin, the deputy chief of enforcement for the Seventh Coast Guard District."
But the media's Cuba "experts" all parrot that:
A: "Cubans are thriving from sweeping free-market reforms greatly aided by remittances and travel from the U.S.
B: Cuba eschews terrorism and international lawlessness.
C: Cubans enjoy unfettered travel and emigration
Unfortunately the record shows:
A:Recent record repression in Cuba.
B: Recent and brazen Cuban partnership with terror-sponsoring international outlaws.
C: Recent record number of desperate Cubans attempting to escape over shark-filled, storm-tossed waters.
"Imagine if you will...a place where people who have been proven wrong on essentially everything they've been parroting about Cuba for almost a decade are still eagerly consulted by the major media for their "expertise"...
Welcome to the Cuba Expert Zone...."