Our friend Humberto Fontova knows exactly what that chorus calling for an end to embargo cares about, and it’s not the welfare of the Cuban people. His brilliant article is a well aimed laser deftly cutting through the misleading rhetoric that’s spread by the MSM, congress, and others who dismiss the exile community; the one group who knows the most about Cuba. It’s the best writing on the embargo I’ve read, and by the way, he also mentions an equally brilliant statistical analysis by Babalu’s Henry Gomez. It is today’s must read.
Here’s an excerpt:
When it comes to political influence, liberals denounce Cuban-American lobbyists as singularly unscrupulous, diabolically clever, and awash in ill-gotten lucre–unlike those babes-in-the-woods Dwayne Andreas, David Rockefeller and George Soros.
The anti-“embargo” reasoning seems to go something like this: The Carlyle Group, Archer Daniels Midland and The Council on Foreign Relations, along with Congressmen representing the most heavily taxpayer subsidized sector of the U.S. economy, spend most of their waking hours agonizing over the welfare of the Cuban people and yearning to succor them. The Cuban peoples’ cousins, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters in Miami, however, want only to starve and torture their relatives. Never mind that these Cuban-Americans risked life, limb and treasure in a mad scramble to rescue their relatives and countrymen during the Mariel boatlift. Never mind that earlier many of them put their lives on the line attempting a wholesale rescue of their countrymen at the Bay of Pigs. Never mind their near-suicidal, armed attacks against Soviet arms in subsequent years, all launched to free their countrymen.
Never mind all that. Cuban-Americans are malicious and pig-headed scoundrels who simply cannot be made to see reason. They hate their relatives and want them starved.
Furthermore, after a couple of junkets to Cuba, executives of the above mentioned Corporations and their crony Congressmen and lobbyists become endowed with an uncanny clairvoyance. This enables them to divine the whims and motives of Cuba’s Communist officials much more accurately than those who lived for years under Cuba’s communist system, and often within the system. These latter often had daily contact with Cuba’s current Communist officials.
Please read The Cuban Embargo at Front Page Magazine