It is difficult to find a more cynical politician than the European Union’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini. The Italian-born Mogherini is a self-declared communist and in her role as the EU’s High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has done everything she can to protect and defend Cuba’s brutally repressive and corrupt communist dictatorship.
As an unrepentant leftist, cynicism comes naturally to Mogherini. But in statements made yesterday in Brussels regarding the worsening misery in socialist Venezuela, she took her communist cynicism to new, sinister levels:
“I personally believe that Cuba could play a positive role in trying to avoid further negative developments (in Venezuela) and trying to re-open and negotiate a political solution and dialogue,” Mogherini told joint news conference with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.
Mogherini is cynically proposing to have Cuba’s communist Castro dictatorship take the lead in opening “dialogue” with the opposition in Venezuela and “negotiating” a political solution to the massive problems affecting that country.
In other words, Mogherini is looking to Cuba’s Castros, the chief architects and culprits behind the economic collapse and destruction of civil rights in Venezuela to fix Venezuela. It is also the very same Castro dictatorship that in its 59-year history, has never had a single word of dialogue with the opposition in Cuba.
Cynicism is nothing new in politics, but just because it is common does not make this blatant cynicism any less sinister.