“Casi da vergeunza que Obama mando a este come-mierdita a negociar conmigo. Pobrecito, estaba cagado.” (KGB-trained Cuban spy Josefina Vidal(left) regarding her recent “negotiations” with U.S. Foreign Service water-boy Ricardo Zuniga (right))
Historically speaking, decorum calls for the victorious party in international disputes-to keep poker-faced in his moment of triumph. (Think Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur on the USS Missouri Sept. 2, 1945.)
But the shellacking taken by U.S. interests in the recent “normalization” deal with the Castro regime made this impossible. So decorum was adjourned. “WE WON!” bellowed Raul Castro.
As usual with Obama’s policies let’s start with the lie: “We’ve always made it clear that there’s no equivalence between an international development worker imprisoned for more than four years for doing nothing more than helping Cuban citizens gain access to the Internet, and convicted Cuban intelligence agents. (Pooja Jhunjhunwala, a State Department spokeswoman, 12/1/14.)
But 16 days later this equivalence was made manifest. Castro’s U.S. hostage, international development worker Alan Gross, was exchanged for three convicted (one for conspiracy to commit murder) Cuban intelligence agents. Given that “negotiations” between Obama’s bumbling functionaries (one a speechwriter, the other a Foreign Service water-boy) and Castro’s snickering KGB-trained apparatchiks had been ongoing for 18 months by the time of that State Dept. press release, it’s obvious that the U.S. side long established the equivalence.
Our crack negotiators, you see, were up against Josefina Vidal, a Castroite spy who was expelled from the U.S. in 2003 for espionage. Such credentials apparently made her a “good-faith” partner in the eyes of the Obama administration.