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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:36 pm    Post subject: Cuba-U.S. Conflict Reply with quote

Pedro Dali wrote:

Another turn of the screw
Pedro Dali

Even considering their electoral propaganda objective, George W. Bush's
recent statements raising the intensity of the bilateral dispute with
Havana sparked a strong reaction among Cuban authorities.
Bent on winning his reelection in 2004, and aware of the voting power of
the Cuban émigrés in Florida which has enormous weight in general elections
the U.S. president decided to throw himself full weight against the
government of Fidel Castro in a speech delivered at the 135th commemoration
of the insurrection of the Island's population against Spanish colonial
power in 1868. Besides being committed to the hard core of Cuban exiles,
Bush also wants to keep close to the 80 percent of the 400,000
Cuban-American electors that gave him their vote during the last elections.
The Administration had lately made some enemies among the Miami power
groups, classified as "mafiosos" by Havana, for complying with migratory
agreements with the Island and returning the kidnappers of a airship taken
by force to Miami.
Spokespersons of the Fundación Nacional Cubano-Americana, comprising
wealthy, ultraright Cuban-American individuals and 13 Republican
congressmen from Florida, had voiced their frustration "for the lack of a
consistent agenda committed to liberate the Cuban people".
Cornered by an increasingly shaky situation in Iraq and dangerous
fluctuations in the domestic economy, Bush again played the Cuban card in
an effort to secure his success in Florida.

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For this occasion, George Bush brought a package of measures that Cuba's
Foreign Affairs Ministry immediately rejected as intrusive and prepotent.
In the presence of extreme rightwing Cuban-American legislators and Roger
Noriega, undersecretary of State, Bush announced the creation of a
"Presidential Commission for a Free Cuba", headed by Secretary of State
Collin Powell and Melquíades Martínez, a Cuban-American member of the
Cabinet also linked to the Miami extremists.
This brand new commission would be in charge of advising the U.S. executive
on ways to strengthen the economic and financial siege of the Island, which
the countries of the European Union have joined, and design the so-called
"post-Castro era". Cuban sources expect this organization to function in
tune with the extra-territorial Helms-Burton Law, that restrains foreign
investments in Cuba, announces punishment to foreigners who carry on
business with Cuba, and establishes the steps that the new government
should take, after the disappearance of the Revolutionary Government, with
Washington's approval.
Nothing could be more insulting and interventionist, say the Havana
authorities, who reject the idea that Cuba should return to the dependence
from the United States that existed until January 1959. Bush additionally
announced the reinforcement of controls to stop the 80,000 U.S. citizens,
who despite threats and fines, continue to visit the Island, most often by
traveling through third countries, and the reinforcement of subversive
radio and television transmissions to the archipelago, most of them
currently neutralized by local technical means.
Cubans paid special attention to Bush's affirmation: "Castro will not
change (...) but Cuba must change". Local authorities call this statement
"arrogant", and many analysts consider it a threat, taking into account the
White House international practice of unilateral armed attacks to its
supposed enemies, among which Cuba is included.
Washington includes Cuba in the list of "terrorist nations", according to
standards arbitrarily established by the United States, and on more than
one occasion has attempted to accuse it of having arsenals of forbidden war
weapons, practicing human traffic and even child exploitation, which have
been clearly proved to be false, in some instances by U.S. personalities
and experts who have traveled through Cuba with unrestricted access.
In closing, President Bush spoke of increasing the number of Cubans legally
allowed to go to the United States, but made no mention of the
controversial "Law of Cuban Adjustment", which propitiates granting
political asylum to Cubans that may arrive to U.S. coasts by no matter what
illegal or unsafe means. Bush's new aggressive dispositions rarefy even
more the atmosphere between Washington and Havana, despite the growing
interest of numerous sectors of the United States in strengthening
commercial relations with Cuba, and who also demand respect for the
constitutional right of its citizens to visit it without the restrictions
imposed by the blockade.
For Cuban authorities, the October events reinforce their conviction that
the collusion between Bush and the Miami extremists is in good health and,
therefore, maximum alertness is the order of the day.

I hereby declare Peace on war!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God help us Please In Jesus name I pray father. George Bush is putting himself above all others and in my views trying to take over the world. Lord we know he is doing it for self gain and riches. Yet you say
Mark 10:25 - It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Father Jehovah please protect the world from this evil evil man. Thats GREAT and we need you to bless this situation right now Lord and please hurry and show us the blessing. Please oh Great Father release us from our oppresive rulers who are blind to your ways. We realise too Lord that our time is not always your time and ask your will be done. Please keep each an everyone of us here at the ministrys safe . Walk with us Oh God for we need you . Again we thank you for Jesus sacrifice and your love for us in sending him in the SWEET name of Jesus Amen.
Psalms 34:1 - I will bless Jehovah at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalms 16:7 - I will bless Jehovah, who giveth me counsel; even in the nights my reins instruct me
" I pass to you the torch that Christ once passed to me, others are still in the dark an need the light to see"
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