Choosing Teams

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Has anyone else marveled at the recent olive branch offered to Cuba? For my entire life I was told what horrible Communists they were (not that I have an affinity for Communists) and that they are a Police State, cracking down on the casinos and drug dens of the 40’s and 50’s (often frequented by America’s elite and other mafioso), shutting down American mafia businesses.

What could be the motivation for the current BFF meme circulating the net?

I originally considered that America is trying to pull what Russia is trying to pull with Europe… that is, bring them over to “our side”. Or maybe, its the multicultural invasion with a goal to water down the white majority (as IF they need this to accomplish their goals… simply saying that most white people are so damned brainwashed that they believe anything officials here tell them anyway)?

Really, when in the last 50 years did America  decide that they love Cuba?

Well, apparently there may be another reason. They are better partners in the War on Drugs than our actual allies and we have chosen them to our team.

Cuba is surrounded by countries used as cartel way stations. But it has distinguished itself as a tough place to traffic drugs — and as an unlikely behind-the-scenes partner with its decades-long rival, the United States.

All of our allies fail miserably when it comes to stopping the flow of black market drugs (aka CIA run, American bank funded, money laundering schemes) because they aren’t tough enough on their citizens. But Cuba fights WITH its arch enemy on this front:

In the eyes of U.S. counternarcotics officials, many of America’s closest neighbors regularly receive failing grades for their efforts to stop the drug trade. Mexico, where 100,000 people have died in drug-related violence over the past eight years, remains “a major transit and source country for illicit drugs destined for the United States,” according to a 2014 State Department report. In Jamaica, drug-related corruption is “entrenched” and “widespread,” while in Guatemala, “transnational drug trafficking organizations are able to move drugs, precursor chemicals and bulk cash with little difficulty,” the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report states.

But the same report offers rare praise for America’s longtime communist foe. At a time when other Latin American nations have increasingly questioned the human and financial costs of the drug war, Cuba has emerged as one of Washington’s most reliable allies in unwavering opposition to the decriminalization of narcotics.

Is it just me, or does anyone else see Communist similarities in the tactics of the two team members? Does anyone else see the Police State as a current day instrument of communism, which we obviously have embraced (no matter how many times you are told you are a free society)? For God’s sake, when did we start championing Communism (yeah, I know. We’ve been doing it for a long time with the left hand, while the right hand is stamped “Capitalist”). They are but two sides of the same manipulative coin.

Cuba wasn’t always so police’y:

Before the Castros came to power, Havana’s nightclubs and casinos had the full range of illicit substances, and opium dens were a fixture of the city’s once-bustling Chinatown. Soon after taking over in 1959, Fidel Castro and his rebel army shut down the casinos, imposed draconian drug laws, and sent addicts and others to Marxist re­education camps for hard labor. While American hippies grew their hair long and indulged in pot-fueled paeans to Che Guevara, the real communists in Cuba came to associate recreational drug use with ideological deviation and other political taboos.

Now for the “money quote”:

“Cuba’s a police state, and I don’t believe the Cuban government wants to be a hub for drug smugglers,” said Barry McCaffrey, a retired general who served as the White House drug czar during the Clinton administration and is a former commander of the U.S. military’s Southern Command, which focuses on Latin America. “They saw it as a threat to their children, the workforce, their economy, their government.”

Now which other country feigns concern about threats to children, while simultaneously having its own clandestine forces (including, some say, a former Governor, then President) active in bringing in those drugs to “threaten” the children anyway? And would you,too, call that country a “Police State“?

I would.

Sometimes, these moronic shills/liars like McCaffery, actually let some truth slip out. But will anyone notice?

It’s all at the Washington Post.

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