Obama ignores Cuba’s atrocious human rights record and close ties to terrorism

We all know human rights and terrorism are far down on Obama’s list of priorities, so there is no reason to believe he is worried at all about the Castro regime’s crimes against humanity and Cuba’s close ties to terrorism. Nevertheless, you should know.

Marshall Frank in Florida Today:

Cuba must embrace rights, reject terror


Before making nice with Cuba, our government must take a tougher stance on some major issues. We already made a lopsided deal to one enemy nation who chants “Death to America,” let’s not make another blunder so close to our border.

Few Americans today understand or recall the reasons we severed diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1960. With brutal force, Cuba established dictatorial communism under our noses, and presented America as the great Satan to the Cuban people. Since then, nearly 10 percent of its desperate population has fled Cuba to find refuge in America.

In 1962, Castro and the Soviet Union aimed their nuclear missiles at the United States until President Kennedy imposed the famous blockade, establishing themselves as an enemy.

In 1980, Castro opened the exit doors to their unwanted citizens, including criminals, drug addicts, mentally ill, disabled and political dissidents via the Mariel Boat Lift, which brought an astounding 120,000 refugees into South Florida overnight. Crime tripled, unidentified bodies were everywhere, undocumented criminals hid in shadows, housing, schools and hospitals were overrun.

Today, Hezbollah is an Islamist terror hate group originating from Lebanon, now with tentacles expanding throughout the western world. That includes Cuba. So, why are we pandering to the communist nation, knowing they are aiding and harboring a terrorist organization 90 miles from the shoreline of our country?

According to Judicial Watch, a watchdog organization, and other sources, President Obama lifted the terror-state designation from Cuba in 2015, knowing that Hezbollah had already established a base of operations on the communist island in 2011. That could not have occurred without consent of the Castro regime. This was confirmed when Hillary Clinton’s 2011 communiques were revealed in February of this year citing Israeli intelligence. The email includes, “Hezbollah office has established an operational base in Cuba designed to support terrorist attacks throughout Latin America.”

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