CUBA

Aug 27 09:07

Russia’s Gazprom Neft to Sell Oil for Rubles, Yuan

The Russian oil company Gazprom Neft has agreed to export 80,000 tons of oil from Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic; it will accept payment in rubles, and will also deliver oil via the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline (ESPO), accepting payment in Chinese yuan for the transfers, the Russian business daily Kommersant reported Wednesday.

The Russian government and several of the country’s largest exporters have widely discussed the possibility of accepting payments in rubles for oil exports.

Last week, Russia began to ship oil from the Novoportovskoye field to Europe by sea. Two oil tankers are expected to arrive in Europe in September. According to Kommersant, the payment for these shipments will be received in rubles.

Gazprom Neft will not only accept payments in rubles; subsequent transfers via the ESPO may be paid for in yuan, the newspaper reported.

According to the newspaper, the change in currency was made because of the Western sanctions against Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And please note that the US dollar has been neatly expunged from any of these transactions!!

Aug 24 18:24

A Dark Night in America - many black parents to teach their children how to behave when they’re pulled over by the police. “Keep your hands where they can see them. Don’t answer back. Don’t make sudden moves”

It’s quiet now in Ferguson, but not for long. Citizens are preparing to go out on the streets again. It’s probably going to be another heated night. How did this happen?

Aug 14 06:54

Video: MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Celebrates Castro’s 88th Birthday

No surprise here. MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell took time to celebrate communist dictator Fidel Castro's 88th birthday. The segment showed Cubans in lockstep gushing over Castro. The clip even shows a now grown up Elian Gonzales with tears of joy streaming down his face. This segment was just another MSNBC propaganda piece to push their socialist agenda.

Jul 16 12:33

Russia to reopen spy base in Cuba as relations with US continue to sour

Decision to reopen signals intelligence facility south of Havana follows Russia forgiving 90% of Cuba's unpaid Soviet-era debts

Jul 12 06:15

Latin America Tour: Putin meets revolutionary leader Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro has survived 634 assassination attempts in 49 years , mostly by the CIA

Jul 08 07:22

Cuba Develops Four Cancer Vaccines, Ignored by the Media

The fact that Cuba has already developed four cancer vaccines undoubtedly is big news for humanity if you bear in mind that according to the World Health Organization nearly 8 million people die from that disease every year. However, the monopoly media have completely ignored this reality.

Jul 02 10:26

US alarmed with Russia-Cuba oil exploration plansRead more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_07_01/US-alarmed-with-Russia-Cuba-oil-exploration-plans-0016/

Russia has agreed to join the search for oil in deep waters between Cuba and Florida, thereby reviving fears among Americans of a possible environmental catastrophe - a large oil spill. Last month, under the supervision of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian companies Rosneft and Zarubezhneft signed an agreement with Cuba on the exploration of offshore oil deposits off the coast of Cuba.

The agreement also covers the construction of the equipment of offshore drilling rigs in the Cuban port of Mariel, as well as the creation of a pipeline network and a helipad.

The drilling area is located north from Havana, on both sides of the Gulf Stream. State Department spokesman has already announced that the US officials "expressed their concerns" to Cuba and its partners, however, the United States cannot do anything to stop drilling in Cuban waters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the American government were not so consistently, pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid with regard to never lifting the sanctions against Cuba, it would be the American government, working with the Cuban government, in developing this oil site, not the Russians.

I mean, for heaven's sake, we are trading like crazy with Vietnam, a Communist country with which we have been at war!!

A complete lack of rationality...should be painful.

Dec 04 08:50

DR. LAWRENCE DAVIDSON: ON THE HISTORICAL NECESSITY OF WIKILEAKS

“But what about democracies? Well, the truth is that they too are run by political and economic elites whose interests are rarely the same as the general public. That is why, when the government uses the term “national interest,” one should always be suspicious’....by Dr. Lawrence Davidson

Dec 02 18:42

Europe’s hidden billions:

Europe’s hidden billions: Cohesion for a reason

Nov 28 09:07

China to fund $6 Billion refinery expansion in Cuba

China is taking another great leap forward in its Latin American energy plans, raising Cuba's energy importance in the process, with a deal to lead a $6 billion refinery expansion project on the communist island, experts said this week.

The project, to be funded mostly by China's Eximbank, is the latest of several significant moves in the region for the Asian power as it continues to expand its global influence.

For Cuba, the refurbishing of its antiquated refinery in the coastal city of Cienfuegos will provide an outlet for oil it hopes to tap soon in the Gulf of Mexico, while also laying the groundwork for the island to possibly become a key oil transhipment point for the Caribbean basin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I mention this is passing, only to point out that if it were not for the consistently insane US boycott of Cuba, access to that oil could well have gone to US companies.

US companies have business relationships with - and investments in - countries like Viet Nam, for heaven's sake!!

Oct 15 08:39

ISRAEL POLICIES ARE MANIFESTLY EVIL: FMR CIA OFFICER PHILIP GIARLDI

The Israel Lobby is so powerful because it deliberately set out to establish control over key elements in the United States. It has demonstrated a number of times that politicians who are perceived as being unfriendly to Israel will face serious problems

Oct 06 15:16

Flashback: On October 6, 1976, anti-Castro terrorists murdered seventy-three people on Cubana Flight 455 off Barbados.

On October 6, 1976, anti-Castro terrorists murdered seventy-three people on Cubana Flight 455 off Barbados.

Declassified letters and reports (like below from FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley to Henry Kissenger) show that the United States Government knew of the plot beforehand and not only that: they knew exactly who was involved almost four months before the bombing.

For over three decades the US government has protected the terrorists. This outrage continues under the Obama Administration and undermines whatever moral authority the United States retains in the persecution of its war in Iraq – a “part-time hobby” war with no end in sight.

Sep 08 07:37

“STOP SLANDERING THE JEWS” ~~ FIDEL CASTRO TO AHMADINEJAD

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Castro running for the US Congress?!? :)

Sep 01 05:21

Not Guilty. The Israeli Captain who Emptied his Rifle into a Palestinian Schoolgirl

Palestinian witnesses said they saw the captain shoot Iman twice in the head, walk away, turn back and fire a stream of bullets into her body. On the tape, Capt R then “clarifies” to the soldiers under his command why he killed Iman: “This is commander. Anything that’s mobile, that moves in the [security] zone, even if it’s a three-year-old, needs to be killed.”

Aug 20 09:14

Fidel Castro fascinated by book on Bilderberg Club

HAVANA – Fidel Castro is showcasing a theory long popular both among the far left and far right: that the shadowy Bilderberg Group has become a kind of global government, controlling not only international politics and economics, but even culture.

The 84-year-old former Cuban president published an article Wednesday that used three of the only eight pages in the Communist Party newspaper Granma to quote — largely verbatim — from a 2006 book by Lithuanian-born writer Daniel Estulin.

Estulin's work, "The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club," argues that the international group largely runs the world. It has held a secretive annual forum of prominent politicians, thinkers and businessmen since it was founded in 1954 at the Bilderberg Hotel in Holland.

Aug 20 05:55

Obama's pledge to close down Guantanamo is 'not even close'

Barack Obama's pledge to shut down Guantanamo Bay will not be honoured until at least a year after the President's self-imposed deadline – and may not be completed in his first administration.

The man in charge of the seven prison camps at the US naval base in Cuba is yet to receive direct orders to begin the transfer of prisoners so he can close the detention facilities.

Aug 14 18:21

Crisis. What Crisis? Profits Soar!

By James Petras

The capitalist state, with Democratic President Obama in the lead, has transferred billions to big capital via direct bailouts, virtual interest free loans, tax cuts and by pressuring labor to accept lower wages and health and pension givebacks. The White House plan for ‘recovery’ has worked beyond expectations – corporate profits have recovered; “only” the vast majority of workers have fallen deeper into crises.

CONTINUE READING THE FULL ARTICLE:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/crisis-what-crisis-profits-soar/

Aug 07 20:47

Fidel Castro warns of nuclear war between US and Iran

The revolutionary leader revealed that he believes the US and Israel may launch a nuclear attack on Iran, as the dispute about the Tehran government's own nuclear programme continues.

"If war breaks out the current social order will suddenly disappear and the price will be infinitely greater," Mr Castro said.

The veteran politician added that nuclear war would change the world order and that it is up to Cuba and other nations to persuade Barack Obama not to attack Iran or North Korea.

Jul 26 09:27

FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS CUBA!

Fifty one years ago the biggest whorehouse and gambling casino in the Carribean closed its doors permanently. Fifty one years ago the United States was faced with the greatest challenge in its entire history…. a challenge that came from a mere ’90 miles from home’.

Cuba was free! Despite every possible attempt to turn the clocks backwards, Cuba remains free!!

Embargoes, blockades, attacks, invasions …. nothing worked!

Jul 20 00:00

12 year old Girl Forced in Chertoff's Naked Body Scanner w/out Parents Knowing

Airport body scanners reveal all, but what about when it's your kid?

People are concerned about privacy, delayed flights, health effects. - Now there's another concern. What about kids? Do they have to go through this, too? And what are parents' rights?

Jul 14 09:44

The Source of Wars

On July 4, I said that neither the United States nor Iran would give in: “one, prevented by the pride of the powerful, and the other because it has the capacity and the will to fight oppression, as we have seen so many times before in the history of mankind.”

In nearly every war, one party wishes to avoid it and, sometimes, the two parties do. This time it will happen although one of the parties does not wish it. That was the case of the two World Wars of 1914 and 1939, only 25 years one from the other.

Jul 08 10:29

Omar Khadr axes U.S. lawyers ahead of hearing

Accused war-criminal Omar Khadr has fired his American lawyers less than a week before his military-commission pre-trial hearings are slated to resume in Guantanamo Bay, one of his despondent attorneys said Wednesday.

Khadr, via a motion terminating his U.S. counsel and filed by his lawyers with the commission, said that he would either represent himself or boycott his trial.

"We have worked our hearts out on the case and were just eagerly looking forward to what we had planned to do," one of the lawyers, Barry Coburn, told The Canadian Press.

Prosecutors allege Khadr threw a hand grenade that killed Sgt. Chris Speer in Afghanistan in July 2002 when he was 15 years old. He faces a maximum life sentence on conviction.

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Jun 29 20:45

Israeli Nuclear Espionage: The Art of Keeping America at Risk for Fun and Profit

Israel agreed to sell South Africa nuclear weapons.

More than that, it makes any aid America gives Israel illegal. If Israel is nuclear, which is now official, and in violation of international treaties, just as with Iraq and Iran, then America has to demand inspections and disarmament. There is no choice. This is the law. Law for Iran, law for Iraq is also law for Israel. Israel has expected this day for years.

Jun 29 17:01

Russia's Gazprom Neft Seeks Expansion Into Cuba, Iran

Gazprom Neft Seeks Expansion Into Cuba, Iran
30 June 2010
Reuters
Gazprom Neft is looking to expand its foreign operations into oil-rich Cuba and Iran, which are both hindered by trade sanctions, CEO Alexander Dyukov said Tuesday.
The company is actively seeking to increase its resource base to meet an ambitious oil output goal of 100,000 million metric tons a year by 2020, up from about 60,000 million.
"Gazprom Neft wants to join Petronas' project in Cuba," Dyukov said during the company's annual shareholders' meeting.

Jun 29 08:45

Russian Oil Company Opens Office in Cuba

The Russian oil company JSC Zarubezhneft opened on Thursday an operations office in Havana that will lead to an increase in the production of petroleum and accompanying gas in the island in the coming years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were it not for the stupid, pig-headed continuation of the US embargo of Cuba, it could have been a US company doing that development of petroleum and gas here.

The US has business relations with China, and Viet Nam; to continue the embargo against Cuba is petty, vindictive, and ultimately counterproductive for this country.

Jun 26 13:55

David Ray Griffin: Afghanistan War obviously illegal; 9/11 “justifications” all lies. 2 of 2

*hyperlinks live at source*

Dr. David Ray Griffin walks readers through the “emperor has no clothes” obvious facts that US war in Afghanistan is illegal. In addition, Dr. Griffin explains, documents, and proves that all 9/11-related “reasons” are also all lies. The first part of Dr. Griffin’s lecture on this topic concludes the part one article. Additional parts are here on Dr. Griffin's website.

My explanation, documentation, and proof that current US wars are as close to lawful as a baseball pitch ten feet over everyone’s head is close to a strike is in this academic paper:

Open proposal to higher education

My citizen appeal with comprehensive aspects of unlawful wars and unconstitutional policies:

Government by dicts

Jun 21 09:47

FLASHBACK - US PLANNED FAKE TERROR TO START A WAR

Jun 18 02:46

Wiles : Rise People, Rise

By Rich Wiles

Through the recent murderous events in international waters Israel has once again shown its true colours and its total disregard for humanity. From the global reaction over the last week it seems that, for once, a huge majority of people around the world have seen these attacks in a clear light. Let us call a massacre a massacre. Whilst these atrocities have clearly appalled millions of people, the inhumanity of the Zionist regime should have come as no surprise, for this is nothing new.

Jun 14 11:51

Israel blasts Castro for calling swastika ‘new Israeli banner’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Castro thinks you are being a jerk, you KNOW you are in trouble!

Jun 07 02:48

Gitmo becomes $500 million Camp Costly

Among the war-on-terror spending legacies for troops at Guantanamo Bay: a $249,000 abandoned volleyball court and an unused $296,000 go-kart track.

Jun 04 03:21

Review of Zionism, Militarism And The Decline Of US Power by James Petras

December 2009 issue of Culture Wars magazine – Ken Freeland

The hegemonic influence of Zionist-Israeli forces over America’s foreign policy, particularly Middle East policy, is a phenomenon without historical precedent. While right-wing radicals, with their focus on patriotism and constitutional values, set off early alarms about this perceived foreign domination,the Left pretty much slept through its insidious ascent to power. [...]
Continue Reading

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/06/review-of-zionism-militarism-and-the-...

Jun 02 08:49

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new government? 6 of 13

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site "For Our Economy" for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice.

May 23 18:17

JAMES PETRAS : Latin America’s New Middle Class Rulers: Stabilization, Growth and Inequality

The revival of popular revolutionary movements begins by rejecting complicity with the new middle class rulers presiding over the new phase of state-private capitalist expansion.

Latin America’s current relations with the US as well as its present political and economic configuration can best be understood in the context of large scale changes over the past twenty years and the relative stability of the past five years.

May 20 09:52

PHILIP GIRALDI : Shaping the Story on Iran

There have been recent reports that Iran has enabled the travel of al-Qaeda leaders to Afghanistan and Pakistan where they will be able to confront and kill American soldiers. If you think you have heard the story before, you have, in another context. In the earlier rendition it was Saddam Hussein who was hand-in-glove with al-Qaeda, helping the group in its nefarious planning to attack the United States and kill Americans. Saddam, who was in reality only a threat to his own people, was on the receiving end of a barrage of fabricated information claiming that he was secretly developing weapons of mass destruction and clandestinely dealing with the terrorists who were responsible for 9/11. Or so the story goes.

Apr 17 16:29

FLASHBACK: US Military Plan to Justify Intervention in Cuba, 1962.

JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
13 March 1962

A "Remember the Maine" incident could be arranged in several forms...We could sink a boatload of Cubans en route to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized. Exploding a few plastic bombs in carefully chosen spots, the arrest of Cuban agents and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement, also would be helpful....

ORIGINAL PDF HERE.

HTML version HERE

Apr 01 08:29

A day in the life at Guantanamo: The eerie images of leg irons and 'life lessons' at America's darkest prison

They are scenes of tediousness rather than of terror or torture.

But the shackles and barbed wire imply the threat behind the boredom, as these never-before-seen images of life inside the prison at Guantanamo Bay show.

Feb 24 14:57

Raul Castro Regrets Death Of Dissident

"Must we go to such extremes? ... I beg of you to resign. Get out of this country. You don't deserve respect," he wrote. The younger Almeida was briefly jailed in November when after petitioning the government for permission to travel to the United States for medical care.

I POSTED THIS ARTICLE BECAUSE OF THE ABOVE LINE. MORE THAN A SIMPLE ERROR, IT LOOKS LIKE A DELIBERATE EDIT OF INFORMATION THAT WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW. "When..." what? WHAT DID HE DO AFTER PETITIONING TO GO TO THE US? SOMETHING IS FISHY HERE, AND I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE ABOVE QUOTE THAT WOULD HAVE HURT THE "INTENT" OF THE STORY.

Feb 03 16:38

Next Year in Havana?

Ending the U.S. Travel Ban Should Be First Step in Normalizing Relations with Cuba

Jan 17 09:04

FLASHBACK - Russia to drill for oil off Cuba

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And all of a sudden, the US militarization of Haiti makes a whole lotta sense!

Jan 16 08:39

Arrest of Alleged American Spy in Cuba Further Sets Back U.S.-Cuba Relations

The arrest of an American citizen in Cuba on Dec. 4 has dealt another blow to hopes that Cuba and the U.S. could normalize diplomatic relations. The unnamed American was arrested at José Marti International Airport as he tried to board a U.S. –bound flight. Cuban officials say the man has been detained on allegations of espionage, an accusation strongly refuted by U.S. officials. Nevertheless, this latest episodes gives credence to the notion that U.S.-Cuban relations have taken a turn for the worse, and even the most sanguine of optimists agree that the window of opportunity created by the election of Barack Obama is quickly slamming shut...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This feels a lot like the all-too-convenient crash of Francis Gary Powers' U-2 over Russia, which ended Kennedy's attempt to end the cold war in 1960, a move which had it succeeded, would have meant the loss of trillions of taxpayer dollars to the Pentagon and Defense contractors.

Jan 16 07:51

Cuba is Missing...From US Reports on the International Response to Haiti’s Earthquake

As for the rest of the US media, they have simply ignored Cuba.

In fact, left unmentioned is the reality that Cuba already had over 400 doctors posted to Haiti to help with the day-to-day health needs of this poorest nation in the Americas, and that those doctors were the first to respond to the disaster, setting up a hospital right next to the main hospital in Port-au-Prince which collapsed in the earthquake.

Far from “doing nothing” about the disaster as the right-wing propagandists at Fox-TV were claiming, Cuba has been one of the most effective and critical responders to the crisis, because it had set up a medical infrastructure before the quake, which was able to mobilize quickly and start treating the victims.

Dec 15 08:22

CIA Agent Captured in Cuba

An article published in the December 12th edition of the New York Times revealed the detention of a US government contract employee in Havana this past December 5th. The employee, whose name has not yet been disclosed, works for Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), one of the largest US government contractors providing services to the State Department, the Pentagon and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The employee was detained while distributing cellular telephones, computers and other communications equipment to Cuban dissident and counterrevolutionary groups that work to promote the US agenda on the Caribbean island.

Dec 13 23:13

Chavez says Clinton threatens Venezuela over ties with Iran

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said a recent statement by the U.S. secretary of state on ties with Iran was “a clear threat” against his country and Bolivia, the EFE news agency said on Monday.

Hillary Clinton said on Monday that “if people want to flirt with Iran, they should take a look at what the consequences might well be for them.” She expressed hope that they would “think twice” before doing so.

“Clinton’s statements are, above all a threat to Bolivia and Venezuela, as well as the whole Bolivarian Alliance,” the agency quoted the Venezuelan leader as saying at a summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA)...

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 22 11:03

New JFK assassination bombshells

The updated trade paperback's new information completes the story of how the top secret plan of John and Robert Kennedy to stage a coup against Fidel Castro on December 1, 1963 -- with the help of Cuban Army Commander Juan Almeida -- was used by three powerful Mafia bosses to murder JFK.

Documented from the National Archives for the first time is Watergate burglar Bernard Barker's decades-long work for the Mafia, even as Barker aided the CIA with the coup plan. This let Barker sell out the coup plan to his mob bosses and help to assassinate JFK in a way that forced top US officials to withhold key information from the Warren Commission and the press, to prevent a nuclear confrontation with Russia.

This legacy of secrecy also allowed two men who confessed their roles in JFK's murder to be involved in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, in 1968. The trade paperback also contains important new information about the FBI informant who obtained the JFK assassination confession of godfather Carlos Marcello, which the Bureau kept secret for twenty years.

Nov 12 11:06

Murder charges over US massacre

A US army major suspected of shooting colleagues at the Fort Hood military base in Texas last week will face 13 initial murder charges.
Maj Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, was shot by police and remains in hospital. He has refused to speak to investigators.

Oct 29 11:28

General Assembly again calls for lifting of United States embargo against Cuba

The General Assembly has voted for the 18th consecutive year to condemn the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba for the past half century and called for it to be lifted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government look like pussies afraid of tiny little Cuba.

Oct 14 09:59

UNCLASSIFIED: US Military Plan to Justify Intervention in Cuba, 1962.

JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
13 March 1962

....A "Remember the Maine" incident could be arranged in several forms....

...We could sink a boatload of Cubans en route to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized. Exploding a few plastic bombs in carefully chosen spots, the arrest of Cuban agents and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement, also would be helpful in projecting the idea of an irresponsible government....

Oct 06 17:19

What Henry Kissenger and the FBI knew about Cubana Flight 455 Bombing

On October 6, 1976, anti-Castro terrorists murdered seventy-three people on Cubana Flight 455 off Barbados.

Declassified letters and reports (like below from FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley to Henry Kissenger) show that the United States Government knew of the plot beforehand and not only that: they knew exactly who was involved almost four months before the bombing.

For over three decades the US government has protected the terrorists. This outrage continues under the Obama Administration and undermines whatever moral authority the United States retains in the persecution of its war in Iraq – a “part-time hobby” war with no end in sight.

Aug 02 08:38

Russia to drill for oil off Cuba

Russia is to begin oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, after signing a deal with Cuba, says Cuban state media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Had it not been for a consistently, stupidly short-sighted and vindictive US embargo against Cuba, it could have been the US making a deal for this oil, rather than Russia.

We've somehow managed to find what interests we have in common with Russia and China (and began normalizing our relationship with Vietnam as of 2007). Why has there been such a consistent resistance on the part of Congress to normalize our relationship with Cuba?

Russia and China have been making deals to get the energy supplies they need; we've been shooting bullets and dropping bombs to attempt to get ours, which hasn't been working out very well, frankly.

What's wrong with this picture?!? EVERYTHING!!

Jul 16 09:28

Microsoft Versus Chavez

Yesterday, Microsoft MSN (Spain) featured a montage photo of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the ex president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, wearing king's crowns, accompanied by the colourful title, "When power corrupts: Striving to be kings." The Venezuelan government and a grassroots technology movement here are both promoting the use and creation of open source (free) software, so it's no surprise that software tyrant, Microsoft, is lambasting Chavez.

Jul 14 06:51

FLASHBACK - Operation Northwoods

US PLANNED FAKE TERROR ATTACKS ON CITIZENS TO CREATE SUPPORT FOR CUBAN WAR.

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The attempted coup on Iran has flopped. But the DC boys are still desperate for a major war on which to blame the decline of America's standard of living. What will they do to start it?

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Jun 16 23:27

Miami's US-backed Latin Am. terrorist nest

Havana. June 11, 2009
And when will Miami’s terrorist nest be cleared out?
JEAN-GUY ALLARD
• DESPITE being denounced and calls from Venezuela for his extradition, Luis Posada Carriles, the most dangerous terrorist in the hemisphere, is still conspiring to murder with his accomplices without any intervention from the U.S. legal authorities.
Miami continues to have a strong nucleus of right extremists from various Latin American countries, who consider this city and the United States as a sanctuary for their activities, given that hundreds of fugitives, presidents and henchmen of dictatorial regimes have found a safe refuge there over the years.

Jun 10 06:57

Setting the record straight: Florida fisherman hooks test missile in Gulf waters

Local authorities first said the projectile was live and unstable, but Eglin Air Force Base later said it was a telemetry missile that carried no explosives. Still, the MacDill Air Force Base Bomb Squad inspected and dismantled the missile after Salomon returned to port on Monday evening in Madeira Beach, near St. Petersburg.

May 27 08:09

Don't replace the old Guantánamo with a new one

President-elect Obama has pledged to close the infamous military prison in Cuba. So why are people trying to give him the right to start all over again?

May 21 11:01

A Simple Solution for Gitmo: Give it Back to the Cubans

May 02 06:46

An Impressive Gesture. Fidel Reflects on John .F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy

"I confess that many times I have meditated on the dramatic story of John F. Kennedy. It was my fate to live through the era when he was the greatest and most dangerous adversary of the Revolution. It was something that didn’t play a part in his calculations. He saw himself as the representative of a new generation of Americans who were confronting the old-style, dirty politics of men of the sort of Nixon whom he had defeated with a tremendous display of political talent."

link to article -
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13443

May 01 08:05

US keeps Cuba on terrorism blacklist

The United States announced Thursday it has retained communist Cuba on a list of countries that allegedly support terrorism.

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"We know how to hold a grudge!" We're AMERICANS!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 29 10:30

FLASHBACK - Castro Blames the C.I.A. For an Epidemic in Cuba

President Fidel Castro said tonight that he shared the profound suspicion of many Cubans that a series of disastrous crop blights and the current epidemic of dengue fever, which has killed 113 people, including 81 children, were deliberately introduced into Cuba by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Back in 1981, we dismissed such claims as the ravings of "The Enemy."

But today, in the post "Saddam's nooks" age and amid revelations of the institutionalized use of torture by the US government, it may be that we were a bit too hasty in our prejudices.

Apr 29 03:40

Why the US still hates Cuba

At the centre of the Summit of the Americas held in Trinidad and Tobago over April 17-19, was the only country from the hemisphere not present — Cuba.

Speaking at the opening session, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega noted that while a large majority of the heads of states of the Americas were present, “there are two major absentees”.

The first was “Cuba, whose crime has been to fight for its independence, for the sovereignty of the peoples; lending solidarity, without conditions, to our peoples, and for that it is being sanctioned, for that it is being punished, for that it is being excluded.”

The second was the nation of Puerto Rico, which continues to be an official colony of the United States — denied independence.

Apr 27 09:58

CIA Link to Cuban Pig Virus Reported

With at least the tacit backing of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency officials, operatives linked to anti-Castro terrorists introduced African swine fever virus into Cuba in 1971.
Six weeks later an outbreak of the disease forced the slaughter of 500,000 pigs to prevent a nationwide animal epidemic.
A U.S. intelligence source told Newsday last week he was given the virus in a sealed, unmarked container at a U.S. Army base and CIA training ground in the Panama Canal Zone, with instructions to turn it over to the anti-Castro group.

Apr 12 10:59

It's past time for a thaw with Cuba

lmost half a century ago, at the height of the Cold War, President Eisenhower declared the United States insulted by the disputatious attitude of Fidel Castro's Cuba, and ordered a limited embargo of the island nation. Eisenhower's advisers assured him that the pain of the measure would soon bring Castro to his political knees. Over the years since then – during which the Cold War spectacularly ended – an abortive invasion by United States-armed fighters has failed; the embargo has been successively tightened; the Cuban exiles in Florida who could once deliver that state's votes to a friendly presidential candidate are dying off; citizens of the Land of the Free are not free to travel to Cuba; and El Caballo has become a feeble and ill, but defiant, old man.

Apr 10 13:55

Poll: 7 in 10 Americans back diplomatic relations with Cuba

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Keeping the embargo this long just makes the US look petty and vindictive.

Mar 30 10:45

THE SIEGE OF GAZA IS FAR FROM OVER

There has been talk in the Western Press the past week of President Obama’s intention to keep the embargo on Cuba. There has been no talk of the continuing embargo on the Gaza Strip. America is as much responsible for that embargo as the one on Cuba.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"DO WHAT WE WANT, OR WE STARVE YOU!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

(ahem)

Cuba has survived 47 years of the US embargo. If embargo was going to work, it would have done so by now. All continuing the embargo does is make the United States look petty, vindictive, and mean, not to mention afraid of a tiny Caribbean island.

Mar 30 10:42

‘As American as apple pie….’

Mar 29 11:11

Biden rules out lifting Cuban embargo

In his first official visit to Latin America, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday the White House wants the region to play a more active role in organizations such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund and ruled out lifting the embargo on Cuba.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about holding a grudge!!!!!!!!

Mar 29 03:57

Spain court mulls US torture case - The American Six for Torture at Guantanamo Bay

BBC News Spanish judges have agreed to consider charging six former US officials with providing legal justification for alleged torture at Guantanamo Bay.

Feb 18 09:17

Guatemala sorry over Bay of Pigs

President Alvaro Colom of Guatemala has apologised to Cuba for his country's role in the failed US-backed invasion at the Bay of Pigs in 1961.

Feb 16 09:44

Hugo Chávez for life?

Christian Science Monitor | Feb 17, 2009 | Sara Miller Llana

Caracas, Venezuela - With a clear popular victory Sunday in his bid to end term limits, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has injected new vigor into his controversial "21st-century socialism" movement and secured his role at a time when the economy is starting to falter.

"He is going to take advantage of this moment, saying the people voted for socialism," says Ricardo Sucre, a political analyst in Caracas. "He is going to say this gives him the authorization to take more power and advance his project."

Feb 10 10:29

House bill would end ban on travel to Cuba

Feb 06 00:03

Fidel Castro demands unconditional return of Guantanamo

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has demanded the United States unconditionally return the Guantanamo Bay military base to Cuba in an article published on the CubaDebate website.

Feb 03 08:30

Fidel Castro demands unconditional return of Guantanamo

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has demanded the United States unconditionally return the Guantanamo Bay military base to Cuba in an article published on the CubaDebate website.

Feb 03 08:15

Fidel Castro demands unconditional return of Guantanamo

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has demanded the United States unconditionally return the Guantanamo Bay military base to Cuba in an article published on the CubaDebate website.

Jan 26 14:09

Guantanamo Case Files in Disarray

President Obama's plans to expeditiously determine the fates of about 245 terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and quickly close the military prison there were set back last week when incoming legal and national security officials -- barred until the inauguration from examining classified material on the detainees -- discovered that there were no comprehensive case files on many of them.

Dec 08 09:54

US-CUBA: Business Support for Dismantling Embargo

If U.S. President-elect Barack Obama wants to begin dismantling Washington’s nearly 50-year-old trade embargo against Cuba, it appears he will have widespread support for doing so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A 50-year tantrum is long enough.

Nov 29 08:05

Obama camp declines comment on reported Castro offer

The Obama transition team declined comment Wednesday on a report that Cuban President Raul Castro might be interested in meeting with the president-elect at Guantanamo Bay, and had told an interviewer Cubans could "send [Obama] home with the American flag that waves over" the U.S. base there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think about this carefully, Obama. Cuba has huge gas and oil fields, and your decision will decide whether American or Russian oil companies will get the goodies.

Nov 26 08:43

Official: Russians want to search for oil off Cuba

Russia's ambassador to Cuba says his country's oil companies are interested in searching for oil in deep Gulf of Mexico waters off of the Caribbean island.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it wasn't for the complete idiocy of the US embargo, it could have been the US searching for oil off Cuba.

But calling off the embargo, and giving a chance for trade relations to take their natural course between the US and Cuba?

Oh, no, this government could never do that: that would be logical.

And if you ever get the chance to see the documentary "Tuning with the Enemy", please watch it. It's about a number of musicians and piano technicians attempting to get pianos to Cuba, and tuning pianos which are there (many times eaten through by termites). But it's one of the most honest - and at times, painfully funny - expositions of the state of the embargo you will ever see.

Nov 26 07:58

Bolivarian Candidates Win Majority of States

Before the elections, the opposition was hoping to win, at least, 14 state governments, a figure that progressively decreased as the electoral process reached its climax on Sunday.

PSUV Vice President Alberto Muller said that the ruling party will dominate the national geopolitical map, with a clear lead over their rivals in most of the cases.

Nov 25 07:28

Castro: U.S. uses al-Qaeda to justify foreign policy

Fidel Castro suggested Sunday that the U.S. government has promoted Americans' fears about al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups to justify its plans for world domination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just now figured that out, eh Fidel?

Nov 22 09:14

Medvedev's Venezuela, Cuba trips set to rile U.S.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visits to Venezuela and Cuba during a week-long trip to Latin America look set to irk Washington, highlighting a foreign policy challenge facing President-elect Barack Obama.

His trip to Venezuela, a key buyer of Russian arms, coincides with the two countries' first joint naval exercise in the Caribbean -- traditionally viewed by the United States as its backyard.

During his stay in Cuba, the Russian leader is likely to demonstrate Moscow's commitment to renew a Cold War-era alliance with Havana, abandoned after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, let us be honest, it is the continuing cold-war US embargo of Cuba and belligerence towards Venezuela which has opened this door for Russia to step in.

Had the US used the opportunity of the collapse of the USSR to establish normal relations with Cuba, it would be Russia left out in the cold here. The same with South America; if the US had worked with Hugo Chavez instead of constantly trying to overthrow him, Russia would not have a toe hold in this hemisphere.

The problem with the US Government is that they have not gotten the message yet that the old cold-war methods DO NOT WORK ANY MORE!

Nov 18 09:15

China's Hu strikes deals in Cuba

President Hu Jintao of China is set to meet Cuban leader Raul Castro later in the day as part of his multi-stop tour of the US and Latin America.

The two nations are agreeing multiple deals on trade and loans as China bid to strengthen its links with Latin American and Caribbean nations.

Nov 13 07:40

Firms fined for breaking U.S. blockade of Cuba

Three U.S. firms have been fined more than $43,000 for breaking the U.S. blockade, according to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and reported by Notimex.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Enough with this @#$% cold-war era blockade! It just cost the US access to Cuba's oil and gas.

Nov 10 08:06

Russian companies will drill for oil and natural gas on and off the island of Cuba

Russian companies will drill for oil and natural gas on and off the island of Cuba. A standing Russian credit line to Cuba for buying Russian wheat and cars is now extended to until 2011. Russia will build new rail lines on Cuban territory. There will also be joint projects in aircraft- and shipbuilding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the US had lifted the embargo years ago, it would be American oil companies drilling off of Cuba.

Chalk up another foreign policy disaster for the pig-headed US Government and its obsolete cold-war mentality.

Oct 30 08:26

Massive UN vote in favour of lifting US embargo on Cuba

The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly for the 17th year in a row on Wednesday to demand an end to the 46-year-old US
trade embargo on communist-ruled Cuba, with only three countries saying no.

"The real reason the Cuban economy is in terrible condition and that so many Cubans remain mired in poverty is that Cuba's regime continues to deny its people their basic human and economic rights," he told the General Assembly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We will continue to starve Cuba until they ensure their people have adequate food!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 25 09:45

Cuba, EU re-establish cooperative ties

Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and European Commissioner of Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, signed a declaration on Thursday to restore the bilateral cooperation at the headquarters of the Cuban Foreign Ministry in Havana.

Oct 18 07:45

20bn barrel oil discovery puts Cuba in the big league

Estimate means reserves are on a par with US

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Invade! Invade! Invade NOW! NOW NOW NOW!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 14 08:18

Bush denounces 'dungeon' of Cuba

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bush couldn't win in Afghanistan, couldn't win in Iraq, couldn't bluff Iran, couldn't get North Korea to back down, had to backtrack from Russia, so he is down to whuppin' on little tiny helpless Cuba to prove how butch he is!

Oct 05 09:50

Russian parliamentarian demands end of U.S. blockade of Cuba

Ivan Melnikov, the Russian vice president of Parliament, has called on the United States to end its economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba, in place for almost 50 years, and the repeal of the anti-Cuban Helms-Burton Act.

Sep 17 10:48

Texas Officials Work to Avert Health Crisis After Ike

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the Texas Disaster Response Team's response to "Ike"; near-complete, total, and abysmal impotence.

Sep 17 10:03

Russia to share space technology with Cuba

Russia intends to share its space technology with Cuba, and has begun discussions on building a space center in the country, the Russian space agency said on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh oh. The warhawks will see this as an opportunity to invade Cuba again!

Sep 03 12:52

Russia may eventually retrieve its military presence in Cuba and Vietnam

Russian army bases in Cuba may still become a reality. Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov, the president of the Academy of Geopolitical Sciences, stated Monday that the retrieval of the Russian military presence in Cuba may become a real response to the ongoing increase of the US military and political pressure on Russia.

Jul 22 16:46

US general warns Russia on nuclear bombers in Cuba

Russia would cross "a red line for the United States of America" if it were to base nuclear capable bombers in Cuba, a top US air force officer warned on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cranking up the new cold war.

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