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  • The Cold War Cuban Detritus

    12/21/2014 1:21:44 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/14 | Alan Caruba
    Ten percent of the population, have fled Cuba, many of whom found a new home in America. When that many people wanted to leave, it tells you something is terribly wrong with life in Cuba When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 the Cold War that had existed between it and the U.S. since the end of World War Two came to an end, but there was ditritus, loose ends like Cuba and it has taken until now for an end to the diplomatic obstacles whose roots reach back to the Eisenhower administration. In 1960 it had approved a CIA...
  • Hawkish Russian Emissary to Visit Cuba’s Leaders

    12/21/2014 10:31:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Andrew Roth
    Just days after President Obama announced a historic thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba, one of Russia’s most hawkish emissaries was set to arrive in Havana on Friday to meet with Cuba’s leadership. The emissary, Dmitri O. Rogozin, the outspoken deputy prime minister whose portfolio includes Russia’s weapons and space programs, had already panned the United States’ supposed change of heart toward Cuba as just a calculated change in tactics. […] Discounting avowed hawks like Mr. Rogozin, analysts and diplomats in Moscow met Mr. Obama’s decision with an approval that is rare in the current political climate,...
  • Raul Castro: Cuba Will Not Abandon Communism

    12/21/2014 10:26:00 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/20/14 | AP
    Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect detente to do away with the communist system.
  • Castro Thanks the U.S. in a Speech but Reaffirms Communist Rule in Cuba

    12/20/2014 7:50:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 20, 2014 | Damien Cave
    HAVANA — President Raúl Castro declared victory for the Cuban Revolution on Saturday in a wide-ranging speech, thanking President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba. In a televised speech before Parliament and a group of favored guests — including Elián González, the center of a tug of war in 2000 between Cuban exiles and Havana, and the three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of the historic agreement announced on Wednesday — Mr. Castro...
  • A Day in Infamy - Barack Obama’s Cuban Pact

    12/20/2014 8:16:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/14 | Obie Usategui
    I consider Obama's renewed relations with the communist island as one of the most despicable political acts I have ever been a witness to. Inherent evil of Barack Obama and his administration For the most part of the Cuban-American community residing in Miami, Florida, the day of Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, will—more likely than not—go down in their history books as a day in infamy, much the same as did December 7th, 1941, for all Americans. The former, when Barack Obama announced the U.S. restoring full relations with Cuba, including the opening of an embassy in the island—a bold move...
  • Obama to Castro: “Here I Come to Save the Day!”

    12/20/2014 5:45:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Did you notice the timing of President Obama’s economic lifeline to Castro as announced on December 17th under the guise of “changing our relations” with the people (emphasis mine) of Cuba?” No? But you have noticed the price at the gas pumps, right? These two items are closely related ….Oh and by the way, every atom of evidence shows that the actual people of Cuba actually want U.S. sanctions against the Stalinist regime that tortures them tightened. So perhaps President Obama should stop insulting the intelligence of Cuba-watchers by claiming to speak and act on their behalf. Here’s their reaction...
  • Obama's New Cuba Policy: Eating With Raul

    12/19/2014 5:18:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Diplomacy: The White House says Cuba's Raul Castro may soon visit. If he does, it'll be an ugly blot on President Obama's record. Since when does the U.S. welcome brutal military dictators into the people's house? Speaking to flabbergasted reporters, President Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday that the White House "wouldn't rule out a visit from President Castro," just after explaining that Obama wanted to travel to Cuba. That would be the diplomatic trade-off for an administration visit to the island, which would undoubtedly be a repeat of Obama pop-star pal Beyonce's pleasure trip last year in a miasma...
  • Obama Apologizes to Castro

    12/19/2014 12:14:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Barack Obama apologized to Cuban president Raul Castro during their phone conversation after the American commander in chief's opening remarks. Speaking to reporters at his final White House press briefing of 2014 Friday afternoon, Obama gave more details about his phone call with the communist leader of Cuba earlier this week before the announcement of a change in U.S. policy on the Caribbean island nation. Obama began the phone call with Castro with what he described as 15 minutes of opening comments. It was the first conversation between the heads of state in both countries since 1961.
  • Homer Simpson Could School Obama On Castro

    President Obama's deal to normalize relations with Castro reminds us of a fantastic 1998 episode of the long-running animated series The Simpsons, "The Trouble With Trillions." In that episode, we learn that Montgomery Burns had made off with the $1 trillion bill that President Truman printed in 1945 to pay for Europe's postwar reconstruction. When the FBI finally uncovers Burns' deception, he flees the country, looking for an island to buy, and, flying over Cuba, decides that it "has 'freedom' written all over it." Burns, with Homer accompanying him, goes to see Castro, who just moments before was about to...
  • Obama adds Cuba to his list of sellouts

    12/19/2014 4:33:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Donald Lambro -
    President Obama continues to embrace low-tier, go-it-alone executive actions to pad the last two years of his mistake-filled, empty-agenda presidency in a hopeless hunt for a legacy. His arrogant decision this week to re-establish diplomatic relations with communist Cuba is the latest example of a president desperately searching for something do without having to deal with Congress. You can comb through all of the polling data for the top concerns of the American people, and renewing U.S. relations with Cuba's evil Castro dictatorship is not among them. With his job approval ratings in the basement and his political party toppled...
  • On Cuba, Obama Had An Ace, And Played A Deuce

    12/18/2014 3:50:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Diplomacy: As the Castros rejoice at President Obama's move to normalize ties, extend trade credits, take their country off the terror list and free its deadly spies, the queasy question remains: What did the U.S. get in return? The question is being asked by the more serious leaders in Washington. Marco Rubio for one. "(Obama's) foreign policy is, at a minimum, naive and perhaps truly counterproductive to the future of democracy in the region," said the Florida senator in the wake of the giveaway. "Barack Obama is the worst negotiator that we've had as president since at least Jimmy Carter,...
  • Obama, Castro and the Pope

    12/18/2014 3:44:50 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/18/14 | Elvira Fernandez Hasty
    To the Catholic leaders who wish to help the Cuban people, my prayers, too, that you would realize the evil that has descended upon our country and the Church. Your purpose is to save souls, not to be used as pawns for the Devil Growing up as a child of conservative parents in a Catholic environment, today, after 53 years living in the USA, I find a new world that is upside down. When Fidel Castro came to Cuba, soon after there were rumors of the government takeover of private schools. I was sent as a young teen to the...
  • This Is What America Has Become

    12/18/2014 2:30:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, what do you want to start with? You want to start with Cuba? Or you want to start with the Sony/North Korea hack? You want to start with showbiz first? All right. Because you know they're linked. They are intertwined. I'll be happy to explain it. I just hope -- well, let me just say at the beginning, my purpose here is not to dispirit anybody. It's quite the opposite in fact. I'm not trying to depress anybody with the take that I'm gonna have on this today. I'm trying actually to wake people up. Not...
  • Earnest: "I Wouldn't Rule Out A Visit From President Castro" (vid)

    12/18/2014 11:04:50 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 18, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    From today's White House briefing... CNN's JIM ACOSTA: You're not ruling it out? EARNEST: I guess the point is that the president has had the leaders of both Burma and China to the United States and for that reason I wouldn't rule out a visit from President Castro.
  • Marco Rubio Goes Full Nutjob on Cuba Announcement [Zot!]

    12/18/2014 9:14:32 AM PST · by LibertarianTreehugger · 193 replies
    Liberty Briefing ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jeff Siegel
    On the rare occasion I find myself in agreement with President Obama, I get nervous. It just feels like a setup. Like someone's going to pull the rug out from under me at any moment. But right now, I have to admit, I was very pleased to hear the news that the U.S. and Cuba are moving to normalize relations.
  • Cuba's Castro Brothers Get Big Present From Santa Obama

    12/18/2014 6:23:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 12/17/2014
    Cuba's Castro Brothers Get Big Present From Santa Obama Foreign Policy: Just as its patron Venezuela hit the rocks, Cuba got a last-minute rescue from none other than President Obama, who announced a Santa Claus-like package of wish-list goodies for the Castro brothers. Why? In many ways, President Obama's announced plan to normalize relations with Cuba, lift the embargo, extend trade credits and remove Cuba from the state sponsors of terror list is about on par with the rest of his foreign policy. It was done by executive order without consulting Congress, just like last month's decision to temporarily legalize...
  • Cubans in Miami Slam ‘Betrayal’ After Historic Move

    12/18/2014 12:12:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    AFP via Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 03:59 PM
    Cubans in Miami’s Little Havana reacted with anger and dismay to President Barack Obama’s dramatic bid Wednesday to end a half-century Cold War with the communist-ruled island. “It is a betrayal. The talks are only going to benefit Cuba,” said Carlos Munoz Fontanil in Calle Ocho, the heart of an exile community that has long pined for the fall of the Castro regime in Havana. […] An equally outraged Felix Tirse, who arrived from Cuba 53 years ago, said Obama’s announcement showed “a lack of respect.” “He is more communist than others,” he said. …
  • U.S. senator pledges to block efforts to normalize Cuba relations

    12/17/2014 11:28:48 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:48pm EST | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Senator Marco Rubio said on Wednesday he would "make every effort" to block moves by President Barack Obama toward normalizing relations with the Cuban government.
  • "Meet the Cuban Five- at the center of blockbuster announcement on Cuba"

    12/17/2014 2:35:55 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/17/2014 | Adam Taylor
    "On Wednesday, Obama administration officials confirmed to The Post that Cuba has freed American citizen Alan Gross. Gross, who was detained in December 2009 while working as a subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had been accused of espionage and sentenced to 15 years in prison by Cuba. His imprisonment was a major problem in relations between Washington and Havana. Gross was not freed by accident. According to ABC News, his release is the culmination of more than a year of "secret back-channel talks at the highest levels of both governments." And, importantly, his release comes at the...
  • 2016 Republicans slam Cuba announcement

    12/17/2014 12:46:31 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/17 | Stephen Collinson
    President Barack Obama's historic move to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba opens a political minefield for Republicans with presidential aspirations. The announcement immediately threw two Florida politicians -- Sen. Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush -- into the spotlight and served as another reminder of the state's enduring importance in presidential politics. Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, quickly took a hardline position, vowing to block any nominee the administration might put forward to be an ambassador to Cuba. He called Obama's announcement "truly outrageous and counterproductive" because there has been no "democratic opening" in Cuba. It is...
  • Raul Castro Urges Obama To Use ‘Executive Action’ To Overrule Congress

    12/17/2014 12:39:14 PM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    In a speech held at the same time as President Barack Obama’s televised speech announcing a normalization of relations with Cuba, Cuban dictator Raul Castro urged Obama to use “executive action” to bypass Congressional policy on Cuba. USA Today’s Gregory Korte first caught the comments: Raul Castro urges President Obama to use “executive action” to lift congressionally imposed sanctions on Cuba. — Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) December 17, 2014
  • Kerry Excited to Be ‘First Sec. of State in 60 Years to Visit Cuba’

    12/17/2014 10:50:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    mediaite ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    John Kerry’s going to Cuba. The Secretary of State praised President Barack Obama’s announcement of the normalization of relations with Cuba, the neighboring country under an embargo for over fifty years, in a statement Wednesday. As Obama did in his noon remarks, Kerry likened the thaw of relations to those that followed with Vietnam after the Vietnam War, in which Kerry served. “This new course will not be without challenges,” Kerry said, “but it is based not on a leap of faith but on a conviction that it’s the best way to help bring freedom and opportunity to the Cuban...
  • Castro Already Makes Demands On US: The Blockade Must Cease

    12/17/2014 9:38:21 AM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 12-17-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Today Barack Obama normalized relations with Communist Cuba. The president said the current policies were not working.Castro already is making demands from the US. Castro: "The blockade…must cease" #Cuba— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) December 17, 2014 The blockade must cease. Raúl Castro: Diplomatic relations will be restored, but the economic blockade should be stopped.— Sjamme van de Voort (@SjammevndVoort) December 17, 2014 Castro also gave a speech today in response to the announcement. LIVE: Pres. Obama, Pres. Castro holding news conferences to announce changes in relations: http://t.co/YoGbFPNqdI pic.twitter.com/iuKHaBbYWd— ABC News (@ABC) December 17, 2014
  • US TO START TALKS WITH CUBA TO NORMALIZE FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

    12/17/2014 7:00:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 403 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2014-12-17 | Associated Press (AP)
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  • Which Potential Candidates Speak Spanish—and Will It Matter? (Bush speaks only Spanish at home)

    12/14/2014 5:20:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 14, 2014 | Eleanor Clift
    Jeb Bush does. The Democrats’ Castro brothers do not. Ted Cruz knows ‘Spanglish.’ But fluency and being able to talk to Hispanics are two entirely different matters.The ability to speak Spanish is a prized commodity on the campaign trail, a way to prove your bona fides with Hispanics—the fastest-growing bloc of voters—and to show your inclusiveness in a rapidly changing country. Lots of Anglos are proficient in Spanish. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a potential presidential candidate, speaks nothing but Spanish at home, and has for years. His wife, Columba, is from Mexico. A more recent phenomenon in the political...
  • Julian Castro: Obama Immigration Moves Will Keep Families United

    11/20/2014 12:18:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    laht.com ^ | November 19, 2014
    WASHINGTON – The immigration measures U.S. President Barack Obama is set to announce this week “will strengthen our immigration system and allow families to stay together,” Housing Secretary Julian Castro told Efe on Wednesday. “It’s common sense for the national economy and for family life,” the Mexican-American Democrat from Texas said. Castro, who on Wednesday delivered a speech at a conference organized by the Center for American Progress, said he did not know how many people could benefit from Obama’s executive measures, which have been resoundingly rejected by Republican lawmakers. Initial leaks about the president’s plan indicate that between 4.5...
  • U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

    10/29/2014 11:46:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 30, 2014 | Nelson Acosta in Havana
    U.S. government officials joined health experts from throughout the Americas at an Ebola conference in Cuba on Wednesday, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease. The meeting organized by ALBA, a bloc of leftist-governed countries, aims to coordinate a regional strategy on the prevention and control of Ebola, which has killed about 5,000 people in West Africa but in the Americas has only reached the United States. U.S. military personnel and Cuban medical specialists are already posted in West Africa and prepared to work side by side if needed, officials have said, and Washington...
  • Delighting in U.S. Leadership Void, Castro Regime Rounds-Up Record # of Political Prisoners in 2014

    10/22/2014 7:53:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What happened to Raul Castro's 'reforms'? Watchdog/advocacy group 'The Cuban Commission for Human Rights" (CCHR) has now documented over 8000 political arrests -that we know of-by the vile Castro regime this year, already beating last year's (2013) tally of 6424 hapless souls thrown in filthy Cuban prisons to slave, starve, and die. 10,000 new prisoners is well within the realm of possibility now, trouncing previous records of 2074 political arrests in 2010, 4123 arrests in 2011, and 6602 in 2012. So there's no denying that the year 2014 -under the leadership of 'reformer' Raul Castro- has brought the harshest Stalinist repression in the history of an already-very-repressive-country....
  • Castro: Cuba would cooperate with US against Ebola

    10/18/2014 8:55:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 11:46 AM EDT
    Cuba stands ready to cooperate with the United States in the battle against Ebola, former leader Fidel Castro said in an article published Saturday. Cuba is sending about 460 doctors and nurses to West Africa to help fight Ebola, an effort that was praised on Friday by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. […] “With pleasure we will cooperate with U.S. personnel in that task,” the 88-year-old ex-leader wrote in the Communist Party daily Granma. He said it would not be to seek peace between two countries long at odds, but “for the peace of the world.” Castro did not...
  • Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

    10/10/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 8:47 AM EDT | Michael Weissenstein and Christine Armario
    The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, and instead of making the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits, most are now passing through Mexico or flying straight to the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol figures show that more than 22,000 Cubans arrived at the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada in the fiscal year that ended last month. That was nearly double the number in 2012, the year before restrictions were lifted. The changes in Cuban law eliminate a costly exit visa and make it...
  • Che Guevara: 'A cold killing machine motivated by hate'

    12/20/2008 8:35:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1,951+ views
    thesun.co.uk ^ | December 20, 2008 | GRANT ROLLINGS
    THERE is no guerilla fighter in the world as famous as Che Guevara. The revolutionary’s face adorns the T-shirts of wannabe radicals everywhere and 41 years after his death he is still idolised by the Left. Now Ernesto Guevara, to give him his real name, is getting the big Hollywood movie treatment. Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro plays the Argentinian revolutionary in two films directed by Steven Soderbergh, the man behind Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen. But while Soderbergh’s films — Che: Part 1 and Che: Part 2 — largely follow the predictable path of lauding him as...
  • Ernest Hemingway’s Grandsons Continue Their Granddad’s Disgusting Legacy

    09/27/2014 7:22:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Can you imagine the reputation of a literary figure surviving the disclosure that he worked (however briefly and ineffectually) for Hitler's Abwehr? Yet Ernest Hemingway worked for Stalin’s KGB and nobody (among the “smart set”) seems to bat an eye. According to KGB defector Alexander Vassiliev "the 42-year-old Hemingway was recruited by the KGB under the cover name "Argo" in 1941, and cooperated with Soviet agents whom he met in Havana and London. This comes from a book published in 2009 by Yale Univ. Press (not exactly a branch of the John Birch Society.)"Castro's revolution," Hemingway wrote in 1960, “is...
  • Earth to Hillary: Julian Castro’s Cleared for Takeoff

    09/26/2014 7:41:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 26, 2014 | Warren Rojas
    No need to wait for former FLOTUS/Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make up her mind about whether she wants into the Oval Office come 2017. United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President CEO Javier Palomarez seems to believe there’s a perfectly viable alternative primed and ready to launch.
  • Visiting Cuba Feels Like Going Back in Time (AFRO Reports)

    09/15/2014 7:19:12 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 51 replies
    The Afro ^ | 9/11/14 | Pat Wheeler
    Yes, you can go to Cuba legally. Yes, you can have your passport stamped. And yes, it’s safe there. These were just a few of the questions I was bombarded with before and after I went to Cuba in July. Going to Cuba for Americans is probably the easiest it has been in years. Under the Clinton and Obama administrations, travel restrictions have been eased.
  • Bitter Sugar (Azucar Amarga) - Trailer

    08/29/2014 6:05:44 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    The trailer for Cuban ex-pat Leon Ichaso's film about life in 1990's Cuba, as seen through the eyes of an increasingly disillusioned young party member named Gustavo.
  • Castro’s Spy, the CIA, John Kerry and the AP

    08/25/2014 8:36:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 23, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Editor’s Note: When you’re too far left to work in the government for a Democratic Administration, an academic berth probably awaits. With wars raging in the Middle East, and Russia still threatening Ukraine, the problem of anti-Americanism in Latin America has been put on the back burner. But since Secretary of State John Kerry declared last year that the Monroe Doctrine was dead, Vladimir Putin of Russia has traveled to Brazil, Argentina, Nicaragua and Cuba. This doesn’t seem like an accident. The Obama administration is inviting aggression against the U.S. During the Cold War, Cuba hosted Soviet nuclear missiles targeting...
  • Democrat Castro (possible Hillary VP pick) doesn’t know if violent gang members should be deported

    08/17/2014 1:20:00 PM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Beltway Confidential by Joel Gehrke
    Ex-San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (Obama appointee to head HUD) refused to agree that members of violent gangs should be deported before they commit crimes while participating in gang activities. “I believe in ensuring that America is free of folks that have committed violent crimes,” Castro, who received national attention as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention, told Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-Va., during the 2013 House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform. “With regard to the hypothetical,” Castro also said, “I readily concede that I’m not in law enforcement, I’m not a technical expert in that regard.” Forbes...
  • Priest Pardoned by Pope Francis "The Holy Spirit Sends Us Jesus' Message through Fidel Castro."

    08/06/2014 9:07:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    No, the Maryknoll Sandinista priest Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, 81, who had his suspension a divinis -- first decreed by Pope John Paul II -- removed by Pope Francis in the past few weeks did not leave his absurd statements and government positions in the past, as one might gather from various news reports of the past couple of days that repeated his statements from many years ago. He repeated such statements yesterday on Nicaraguan television, and now on a whole new unheard-of level. For those who are unaware of its real meaning in practice and behind the theological fog, this...
  • Fidel Castro Calls Israel 'Fascist' Over Gaza Operation

    08/05/2014 3:51:23 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-5-14 | AFP
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro compared Israel's military operation in Gaza on Tuesday to a "disgusting form of fascism" that its ally, the United States, is unable to control. "I think that a new and disgusting form of fascism is emerging with considerable force at this moment in human history," Castro wrote in a column in the newspaper Granma titled "Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza." Castro's article appeared as a 72-hour truce took hold in the Gaza Strip, with Israel withdrawing troops after a month of fighting with Hamas and other Gazan terrorist groups. "Why does the government of this country...
  • Welcome aboard: Obama lavishes praise on Castro (Julian, not Fidel!)

    08/01/2014 8:08:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/1/14 | JIM KUHNHENN and JOSH LEDERMAN - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were all the trappings of a campaign endorsement rally: the cheering crowds, the American flags, and the sitting president heaping praise on a fellow Democrat. All that was missing was the campaign. Three days after new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was sworn in, President Barack Obama paid a rare visit Thursday to the agency's colossal concrete headquarters to welcome Castro aboard. In gushing terms, Obama lavished admiration on the fresh-faced former mayor who Democrats are already eyeing as a potential vice presidential candidate in 2016. "He's young, he's good-looking, he talks good. You...
  • "Man Caused Disaster" On the Southern Border

    07/26/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The clarion call has sounded from President Obama and the pundits residing in Washington D.C. that Congress should "do something." Lost in this theory of governing by crisis, is that President Obama's actions created this historic calamity on the border. This is a "man caused disaster" and the man who caused it is Barack Obama. Waiting for President Obama to enforce the law is akin to waiting for Godot. President Obama is as likely to secure the border as he is to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. We are looking at two and a half long years of watching hundreds...
  • French official: Air Algerie flight that disppeared from radar crashed in Mali

    07/24/2014 8:46:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/24/2014
    A French Ministry of Defense official tells Fox News that the Air Algerie jet carrying 116 people that vanished from radar shortly after takeoff late Wednesday night has crashed in Mali, and that two French fighter jets have located the wreckage. Air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair MD-83 roughly 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 9:55 p.m. ET Wednesday, the official Algerian news agency said. France's foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, told The Associated Press that the flight "probably crashed." The French Ministry of Defense official told Fox News that the plane went...
  • Air Algerie plane 'disappears' with 116 on board: live

    07/24/2014 4:37:03 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 77 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 24 July 2014 | By Andrew Marszal
    Air Algerie plane with 110 passengers and six crew loses contact with air traffic control and disappears from radar after taking off from Burkina Faso on flight to Algeria ...
  • Castro: Rick Perry ‘militarizing’ border

    07/21/2014 3:42:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro on Monday said Gov. Rick Perry is “militarizing our border” with his reported decision to deploy state National Guard troops there. “We should be sending the Red Cross to the border not the National Guard to deal with this humanitarian crisis,” the Democratic congressman said in an email. “The children fleeing violence in Central America are seeking out border patrol agents. They are not trying to evade them. Why send soldiers to confront these kids?” Militarizing our border is the wrong response to the arrival of children,” Castro continued. “I remain hopeful that our state can...
  • Fidel Castro says 'pro-imperialist' Ukraine downed jet

    07/18/2014 12:13:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies
    AFP ^ | July 18, 2014
    Fidel Castro accused Ukraine on Friday of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in rebel-held territory, blaming its "pro-imperialist" government for the disaster that killed 298 people. "Cuba... must express its repudiation of this action by such an anti-Russian, anti-Ukrainian and pro-imperialist government," the 87-year-old father of the Cuban Revolution wrote in the official newspaper Granma. .... Castro said the plane had been hit while flying "on a route under the control of the bellicose government of Chocolate King Petro Poroshenko," a reference to the confectionery magnate turned Ukrainian president. In a wide-ranging article headlined "Abnormal Provocation," Castro...
  • Mujica said to be mediating between Obama, Castro

    07/14/2014 4:20:42 AM PDT · by mgist · 7 replies
    progreso Weekly ^ | 6/14/14 | The Observer
    By Progreso Weekly • Published on June 19, 2014 El Observador/Uruguay At the summit of the Group of 77+China, held June 14-15 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, [Uruguayan] President José Mujica took a key step toward an improvement in U.S.-Cuba relations and the end of the embargo that the U.S. has maintained against the island for more than 50 years, reports [the weekly] Búsqueda this morning [June 19]. Mujica put on the table with Raul the possibility of accomplishing a rapprochement with Washington. In his official trip to Havana in 2013, during which he met with Raúl and...
  • NPR Shills for Socialism

    06/27/2014 5:04:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    That National Public Radio has nice things to say about socialism shouldn’t be surprising. After all, “Federal funding is essential to public radio's service to the American public,” explains NPR’s own website. “Elimination of federal funding would result in fewer programs, less journalism…and eventually the loss of public radio stations.” NPR’s brand of journalism came under fire most recently when Republican Senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn sponsored a bill in 2011 to defund the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. “Since 2001, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds programming for National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service, has received...
  • Obama Nominates Castro In Spite Of Texas HUD Scandal

    06/17/2014 10:27:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 5/26/14 | Bob Price
    President Barrack Obama nominated San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on May 23rd in spite of his city’s alleged misuse of funds from that same federal department. The acceptance of the nomination by Castro marks a departure in the navigational path of this rapidly rising Democrat rising star. The Washington Post reported on May 23rd that this move may signal the Democrats plan to turn Texas blue may be struggling under the leadership of Wendy Davis and Castro now needs to find another pathway to the top of a Democrats future presidential ticket....
  • Cornyn has nothing but praise for HUD nominee Castro

    06/17/2014 10:25:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/17/14 | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. John Cornyn is the Senate’s No. 2-ranking Republican. But Tuesday morning he preferred the role of No. 1 Texan. Cornyn gave a Lone Star State welcome to Julian Castro, introducing the San Antonio mayor at the start of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee for the post of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. President Barack Obama tapped Castro, a Democrat now serving his third term, on May 23 to oversee the department. Cornyn has said that he does not expect any opposition to Castro’s confirmation, and his move to introduce Castro hints...
  • Why did Senate committee go so easy on HUD nominee Castro? (The 'Next Obama' says Al Jazeera...)

    06/17/2014 10:19:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Housing Wire ^ | 6/17/14 | Trey Garrison
    San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro faced kid glove treatment from the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee, Tuesday, with questions mostly focused on what his plans might be and his position on GSE reform should he take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The next step is a vote before the committee, which is not scheduled, which would be followed by a vote on the full Senate floor. Castro was tapped by the White House to replaced outgoing HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, despite the fact that Castro has little executive experience and a controversial history mismanaging HUD...