About a year ago, Cuba “experts” were proclaiming that the succession from Fidel to Raul had gone off without a hitch.
One “expert” Julia Sweig – was giddy that fidel had pulled off his “final victory” over the Miami Mafia and Washington by “orchestrating the transition” himself.
castro was praised for his brilliant scheme of handing power over before his death and thus thwart the evil Empire from bringing democracy to Cuba through a real transition.
And so, here we are almost a year later, and we’re still stuck on inertia.
Nothing has changed and Cuba expert Sweig is still cynically peddling the brilliance of the fidel engineered Cuban succession:
“Fidel’s illness but not death and now this further yielding allows Raúl and the others around him who are running the country to manage expectations and keep them under control, but allow this process of debate and slow but incremental reform to go forward,”
Maybe I can’t fully grasp the situation because I’m no Cuba expert, because I know fidel is evil and English is my second language and all, but if last year, fidel in all his Machiavellian maniacal brilliance, had pulled off his “final victory”, why is it that a year later the Cuban regime is still “managing expectations and keep them under control”- in other words, lying-just to hold on to power in an ever more fragmented and divided regime?
fidel, other than killing and oppressing the Cuban people and bringing misery to Cuba, has never been successful at anything. All he has ever “managed” to do is hang on to power by holding a people hostage-at gunpoint- and by receiving handouts from the enemies of America willing to finance his thorn in the side of the US role. All other schemes have been failures. He has even been a failure at dying.