Cuban dictatorship decries U.S. nuclear sub in Guantanamo while welcoming Russian warship to Havana

Cuba’s communist Castro dictatorship is having a conniption over the presence last week of an American nuclear submarine at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Cuban regime’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a breathless statement, calling the sub’s presence a “provocative escalation.”

Via ABC News:

Cuba’s government on Tuesday called the presence of a U.S. nuclear-powered submarine at the Guantanamo Bay naval base for several days last week a “provocative escalation,” while a U.S. official said it was a logistics stop by the vessel at a U.S. base on its way to maritime exercises.

A statement from Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the submarine was at the U.S. naval base on the island from July 5 to July 8. It gave no more details.

“This constitutes a provocative escalation by the United States, whose political or strategic motives are unknown,” the foreign ministry statement said.

However, while the Castro dictatorship was throwing a hissy fit over an American sub, they were also welcoming a Russian warship to Havana Harbor, complete with a cannon salute.

Via CNN (includes video):

A Russian warship gets a cannon salute as it sails into Havana and, as CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports, it’s a signal that Russia and Cuba are rekindling old ties.

If you want really want to talk about “provocative escalations,” welcoming Russian troops and warships to the island and giving the communist Chinese free rein to operate spy bases in Cuba is pretty provocative. But such contradictions never apply to leftists.

1 thought on “Cuban dictatorship decries U.S. nuclear sub in Guantanamo while welcoming Russian warship to Havana”

  1. This is perfect for them. They’re always looking to paint the US as an imminent threat, up to and including the threat of invading Cuba (as if). As for the flagrant hypocrisy, that’s simply standard operating procedure.

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