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Jewish World Review ^ | 4-13-09 | Mona Charen

Posted on 04/12/2009 8:09:54 PM PDT by ReformationFan

Six members of the Congressional Black Caucus traveled to Cuba last week and were delighted with their reception. They met with Raul Castro for four hours (including dinner). Three lucky members of the delegation were even entertained by Fidel at his home. As the Miami Herald reported, the representatives found Castro, to be "very engaging, very energetic . very talkative.'' Imagine. The dictator known for his five-hour speeches. Who could have guessed?

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TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: castro; cbc; charen; communistnation; cuba; monacharen
I particularly like this quote from Miss Charen:

"Funny how easy it is to survive when you don't hold elections. And when all of your opponents wind up in prison or dead. And when even those who dare to whisper a word of dissent to your absolute rule find themselves harassed, beaten, humiliated, and imprisoned."

These policies coming to our shores very soon.....

1 posted on 04/12/2009 8:09:55 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
RE: Bobby Rush and Barbara Lee

Fidel Castro meets with 3 visiting US lawmakers
April 7, 2009

HAVANA – Signaling its willingness to discuss improved relations with the Obama administration, Cuba on Tuesday granted three visiting members of the Congressional Black Caucus the first meeting with Fidel Castro by American officials since he fell ill in 2006.


"Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., current head of the 42-member caucus, said at a news conference in Washington after the group's return that lawmakers met for nearly two hours with Fidel Castro and found him 'very healthy, very energetic, very clear thinking.'

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., who also met Fidel with Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., said Castro 'looked directly into our eyes' and asked how Cuba could help Obama in his efforts to change the course of U.S. foreign policy. Richardson said she had the impression that 82-year-old Fidel wants to see changes in U.S.-Cuba relations in his lifetime.

Raul Castro, added Lee, 'said everything was on the table.' ..."

Roland Burris and Rep. Bobby Rush (speaking)
at a Chicago news conference announcing
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment of
Burris to the U.S. Senate Dec. 30, 2008.

From David Horowitz's

* Democratic Member of Congress

* Member of the radical Progressive Caucus

* In 1968, went AWOL from the U.S. Army

* Co-founder of the Illinois branch of the Black Panther Party

* In 1969, served six months in jail for an illegal weapons conviction

* Advocates reparations for African Americans

"Bobby Rush has described his involvement with the Black Panthers as part of his maturation process, as a youthful indiscretion that he abandoned immediately after Hampton's death. He described his role mostly as running the Black Panther Party's Free Breakfast for Children program.

But Bobby Rush served six months in jail for a 1969 illegal weapons conviction and, even after his release, in 1971 his comrades were still describing him as the 'Deputy Minister of Defense' for the Black Panther Party in Illinois. In 1992 the socialist magazine In These Times praised fledgling congressional candidate Rush, writing that he 'has continued to support progressive policies and has never disavowed his Panther past...."

From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives

"On May 1st, May Day [1969], the day of the gigantic Free Huey rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo.

Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.

The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."

To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."

Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969):

Bobby Rush surrenders. Photo by Larry Graff,
December 6, 1969

Black Panthers spokesman Bobby Rush (second from right) surrenders to Renault Robinson (right), president of Afro-American Patrolman's League, following the Fred Hampton shooting. He was joined by Hampton's brother, William (left), and the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Images © Chicago Sun-Times


Member of the U.S. House of
Representatives from California's
9th district Incumbent
Assumed office April 7, 1998

From David Horowitz's

* Democratic Member of Congress, co-chair of the radical Progressive Caucus

* Former agent of Black Panther leader and convicted killer Huey Newton

* Collaborated with the Marxist dictatorship of Grenada to deceive the U.S. Congress

* Voted against using military force against terrorists following the 9/11 attacks

* Has consistently voted against U.S.-led military action, regardless of circumstances

"While attending Mills College in Oakland, California during the early 1970s, Lee worked as a volunteer for the local chapter of the Black Panther Party's Community Learning Center. She also worked on the 1973 Oakland mayoral campaign of Panther co-founder Bobby Seale, and she served as a confidential aide to the Panthers' 'Minister of Defense,' Huey Newton."


In the 1980s she worked as a staff member for the radical Left Democratic congressman Ron Dellums, who headed the House Sub-Committee on Military Installations. Aided by Lee, Dellums used his authority to impede U.S. foreign policy with regard to the Communist dictatorship of Grenada, where many Soviet bloc advisers, in conjunction with Cuban military personnel, were busy constructing an airport capable of accommodating Soviet military planes. As the ranking Democrat member of the House Armed Services Committee, Dellums traveled to Grenada to conduct an on-site "fact-finding" tour and on his return whitewashed the Grenadian dictatorship:

"Based on my personal observations, discussion and analysis of the new international airport under construction in Grenada, it is my conclusion that this project is specifically now and has always been for the purpose of economic development and is not for military use…. It is my thought that it is absurd, patronizing and totally unwarranted for the United States Government to charge that this airport poses a military threat to the United States' national security."

What legislators did not know at the time was that Dellums, before testifying to Congress, had previously submitted, through his emissary Barabara Lee, his prepared report (about the airport) to Grenada's Communist dictator for the latter's approval and/or revisions. The minutes of a Politburo meeting attended by that dictator and his military command stated:

"Barbara Lee is here presently and has brought with her a report on the international airport that was done by Ron Dellums. They have requested that we look at the document and suggest any changes we deem necessary. They will be willing to make the changes."

When Dellums retired in 1998, Barbara Lee won his vacated congressional seat and has held it ever since.

In June 2002, Lee joined 30 fellow members of Congress (including such notables as John Conyers, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Cynthia McKinney, and Maxine Waters) in filing a federal lawsuit to block President George W. Bush from withdrawing the U.S. from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty which had been signed in 1972 with the old Soviet Union. The lawsuit named Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as defendants.


Lee currently chairs the Congressional Black Caucus and formerly co-chaired the Progressive Caucus in the House of Representatives. During the course of her political career, Lee has voted:

* Against the development of a national missile-defense system;

* Against the authorization to bomb Iraq in 1998 in retaliation for Saddam Hussein's persistent refusal to allow weapons inspections by the United Nations;

* Against sending U.S. military forces into Kosovo and Yugoslavia in 1999 (she was the only House member to vote against this measure);

* Against the use of military force against the Taliban in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks (she was the only House member to vote against this measure);

* Against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001;

* Against the post-9/11 anti-terrorism measure known as the Patriot Act;

* Against allowing the U.S. government to use electronic surveillance to investigate suspected terrorist operatives;

* Against a bill permitting the government to combat potential terrorist threats by monitoring foreign electronic communications which are routed through the United States;

* Against an October 2002 joint resolution authorizing U.S. military action in Iraq;

* Against the establishment of military commissions to try enemy combatants captured in the war on terror;

* In favor of withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq immediately and by a preordained date;

* Against President Bush's 2007 decision to deploy some 21,500 additional U.S. soldiers in an effort to quell the violent insurgents in Iraq;

* In favor of a proposal to expedite the transfer of all prisoners in the Guantanamo Bay detention center;

* Against requiring hospitals to report (to the federal government) illegal aliens who receive emergency medical treatment;

* Against the Real ID Act, which proposed to set minimal security requirements for state driver licenses and identification cards;

* Against separate proposals calling for the construction of some 700 miles of fencing to prevent illegal immigration along America's southern border;

* Against a proposal to grant state and local officials the authority to investigate, identify, and arrest illegal immigrants;

* Against major tax cut proposals in September 1998, February 2000, March 2000, July 2000, May 2001, May 2003, October 2004, and May 2006;

* Against a welfare reform bill designed to move people off the welfare rolls and into paying jobs;

* In favor of prohibiting oil and gas exploration in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR);

* Against a proposal to fund offshore oil exploration along the Outer Continental Shelf.

In 2008 Lee endorsed Senator Barack Obama for U.S. President.

Author and political commentator David Horowitz has called Lee "an anti-American communist who supports America's enemies and has actively collaborated with them in their war against America."

2 posted on 04/12/2009 8:16:29 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: ReformationFan

>>”Perhaps they might have made time to see the brave Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) who have gathered — or attempted to gather — every year since 2003 to draw attention to their imprisoned spouses.”<<

There’s the problem right there... CBC could care less about ANYONE associated with the color white.

3 posted on 04/12/2009 8:22:15 PM PDT by Humidston (IT'S COMING...I SMELL IT.)
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To: ReformationFan
It doesn't bother me that these idiots went to Cuba.

What bothers me is that they came back.

4 posted on 04/12/2009 8:51:26 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Humidston

The only way these dangerous individuals are elected is the FACT that there are millions of dangerous voters out there! The most dangerous of all are the folks who are nice people, but vote because of the race of the person running. No effort is made to understand the views of the person they vote for or their background. Damn?

5 posted on 04/12/2009 9:15:49 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: ReformationFan

I cannot understand why these black racists support Castro, who is nominally white. Usually they openly despise anybody white. Apparently their anti-Americanism trumps their racism.

6 posted on 04/12/2009 9:24:48 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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Nice "resumes" these racist traitors have there.

I like this comment from their visit with black hating racist communist dictator Fidel Castro (he sure shined them on, I would have liked to be a fly on the wall after they left to hear his "love" for his black communist brothers and sisters from the USA) and his brother:

Raul Castro, added Lee, 'said everything was on the table.'

Well Comrade Lee, you trust your buddy Raul, let's start a list:

When Raul allows all that "on the table" we'll add to the list.

Good job Comrade to get Raul to say "everything was on the table"

Now get him to stand by his word.

Or was he playin' ya, playa?

7 posted on 04/12/2009 9:30:27 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: ReformationFan

Thank you for linking to the printer friendly version.

8 posted on 04/12/2009 9:33:21 PM PDT by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: Syncro

Nicely put! We need people like YOU in office, not these treasonous morons.

9 posted on 04/12/2009 9:41:29 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: ozzymandus

Re why these black racists support Castro. It is just a story of communists supporting communists. Race becomes a non-sequitor, despite the fact that many leading jailed dissidents are black Cubans.

What hurts me is that white Jewish liberals voted for these traitors. My shual is full them, and I’m ashamed of them for being just like the 1930’s Jews of Europe. Be nice to your enemies and maybe they will let you alone.


10 posted on 04/12/2009 9:48:11 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ReformationFan
"Funny how easy it is to survive when you don't hold elections. And when all of your opponents wind up in prison or dead. And when even those who dare to whisper a word of dissent to your absolute rule find themselves harassed, beaten, humiliated, and imprisoned."

This would definitely appeal to Nancy Pelosi's sensibilities.

11 posted on 04/12/2009 11:27:03 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAItNSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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