Nukes and Cuba

One of the biggest misperceptions out there about Cuba and the castro regime is that they do not present a real threat to the United States. This erroneous belief is often used as one of the main reasons why U.S. economic sanctions should be lifted.

This subject came up during Conductor’s interview on St. Louis radio station WGNU a couple of days ago in which the host, Dave Francis, mentioned that he didn’t think Cuba presented much of a threat these days. Conductor then proceeded to inform him of the regime’s actions in fomenting leftist/totalitarian regimes in places such as Venezuela, Bolivia, etc.

One thing Conductor didn’t have time to talk in detail about was the potential nuclear threat Cuba poses. This may seem far-fetched to some, and granted it’s not a case where Cuba is in the finishing stages of actually producing nuclear weapons. However, as this excerpt from a recent Net For Cuba column describes, the castros have acted as enablers for countries with evil intentions such as Iran to develop their nuclear program.

In September, Havana will host the 14th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit and assume leadership of the organization for a three-year term ending in 2009. Founded in the 1950s “out of fear of nuclear holocaust” (5) among nationalist leaders of Africa, India, Indonesia, and Yugoslavia, Cuba is seeking to revive and redefine NAM as a “counterbalance to the U.S. and its wealthy allies.” (6) Leading up to the NAM conference next month, Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque has been traveling throughout the Third World to rally developing countries behind Iran’s nuclear agenda. (7) Cuba will undoubtedly call for a major resolution at the Havana summit endorsing a universal right to nuclear know-how (8), which Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has promised “to share…with poor states.” (9) Such a diplomatic coup by Cuba would not only nullify any attempt to isolate Iran within the international community, but would legitimize nuclear proliferation in terms of economic and technological development in a multilateral context.

Read the entire column here.

3 thoughts on “Nukes and Cuba”

  1. After so many years and so many people killed by Castro inside and outside Cuba, it is almost unbelievable that he is still not seen as a threat to the well being of Americans and the rest of the free world. I doubt that finding Nukes in Cuba will change the minds of all of those enamoured with the “Revolution” and the “maximo leader.”

  2. It should also be noted that Cubans still retain considerable nuclear knowledge from the time the Soviets were building the (now abandoned) reactor near Cienfuegos.

  3. I wouldn’t put anything past the tyrant and company.

    That being said, militarily Cuba poses ZERO threat to the United States. Does anyone really doubt that the US Armed Forces couldn’t annihilate the FAR in a conventional war? Well, OK, besides the tyranny’s propaganda machine and those it influences.

    Another thing that makes me highly skeptical of any potential nuclear threat is the fact that the US wouldn’t (one hopes, anyway) allow a rogue state like Cuba to even think about developing nukes in such proximity to the US. Supporting historical evidence: Cuban Missile Crises.

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