And all this desperation, death and horror to flee from a nation that experienced net immigration throughout the 20th Century, where boats and planes brought in many more people than they took out – except on vacation. (Despite what you saw in The Godfather, actually, in 1953, more Cubans vacationed in the U.S. than Americans in Cuba. And they all happily returned home with nary an escort from the U.S. Border Patrol, as befit a nation with a larger middle class than much of Europe.)
Thirty one people were finally plucked from the seas and hauled back to Cuba where all were jailed or put under house arrest. They hadn’t been through enough, you see. But a few later escaped Cuba on rafts and reached Miami. Hence we have Maria Garcia’s gut-wrenching testimony presented to the UN, the OAS and Amnesty International, who all filed “complaints,” reports, “protests.”(with the customary results.)
This was obviously a rogue operation by crazed deviants, you say. No government could possibly condone, much less directly order such a thing! Right?
Our friends at Townhall help disseminate a few items that leave eyes wide and mouths agape outside the tiny Cuban-American informational ghetto.