We are now on day 11 of a leaderless Cuba. The head of the “succession” government – raul castro – has yet to be seen publicly and reports are that the oppression is getting worse by the minute on the island prison. The United States is the only country in the world that has publicly voiced its support for the people of Cuba. The EU and every other country or bloc has stood by silently as the Cuban government’s grip over the Cuban people has tightened.
There are exiles who believe that the US should do more. A naval blockade. Allowing Cuban exiles to return to the island en masse. Lifting the idiotic wet foot/dry foot policy.
Personally, I think the US is doing what it can. Im pretty sure there will be no US warships surrounding Cuba less there be provocation. Im pretty sure the wet foot/dry foot policy will not belifted to allow anoth massive influx of Cubans into the US given the current immigration issues and with WOT considerations.
The destiny of the Cuban people lies in the hands of the Cuban people after all. If they do not take a collective stand against what oppresses them, then how can anyone be expected to do it for them?
The people of Cuba desperately need a Ghandi, a leader who understands that the fate of the freedom of the Cuban people lies with the Cuban people.
I fear things will only get worse before they get better. No one is going to save the Cuban people but themselves. Recent events prove that. History proves that. I dont see change coming in Cuba at the end of a rifle, but of a brave few standing up against that rifle unarmed. Lives will most undoubtedly be lost. People will undoubetdly be hurt. There will probably be much bloodshed and much pain.
If freedom is in the destiny of the Cuban people, that’s the price that will have to be paid.