President Obama is visiting Cuba in what the media and his liberal supporters are trying to portray as an ‘historic’ visit.
An official image of the visit says a great deal about the administration and the President himself.
Did you see it? Take a closer look (HT Kathleen McKinley) …
Obama is standing at attention in front of an image of Che Guevara.
Here is a brief refresher provided by Humberto Fontova of Twonhall, on exactly who Che Guevara is – a hardcore, murderous oppressor.
In 1959, Cuba had a population of 6.4 million people (with a higher per capita income than most Europeans, by the way). According to Freedom House, 500,000 Cubans have passed through Cuba’s prison systems, proportionally more than went through Stalin’s Gulag. And many of Che Guevara’s political prisoners qualify as the longest-suffering political prisoners in modern history, having suffered prison camps, forced labor and torture chambers for a period three times as long in Fidel and Che’s Gulag as Alexander Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalin’s.
The figures for the Che/Castro murders and jailings do not come from any “biased” Cuban-exile source. They’re available from “The Black Book of Communism,” authored by French scholars and translated into English by Harvard University Press, not exactly headquarters for any vast right-wing conspiracy.
“Executions?” Che Guevara exclaimed while addressing the hallowed halls of the U.N. General Assembly Dec. 9, 1964. “Certainly we execute!” he declared, to the claps and cheers of that august body. “And we will continue executing as long as it is necessary! This is a war to the death against the revolution’s enemies!”
According to the “Black Book of Communism,” those firing-squad executions had reached 14,000 by the end of the ’60s, the equivalent, given the relative populations, of more than 3 million executions in the U.S. “I don’t need proof to execute a man,” snapped Che to a judicial toady in 1959. “I only need proof that it’s necessary to execute him! … Judicial evidence is an archaic bourgeois detail. We execute from revolutionary conviction.”
Remember when liberals such as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo were banning travel to states like Indiana because they attempted to pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which was considered ‘anti-gay?’
Now they hail their hero Obama as he travels to a dictatorship with a markedly disgraceful record on human (particularly those of LGBT individuals) rights.
Cuba has no anti-discrimination laws currently regarding the provisions of goods and services. None. They have no anti-discrimination laws regarding hate speech against particular groups. But they do have a constitutional ban against same-sex marriage.
Yet Obama is seemingly content visiting despite that knowledge.
Fortunately, Twitter user Michael Deppisch was kind enough to help make the image of Obama humbling himself in front of a communist murderer slightly more tolerable.
There, that’s better. pic.twitter.com/Oqu3vpJnV5
— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) March 21, 2016
During his visit, Obama also paid a special visit to Cuban President Raul Castro:
On the second day of a historic visit to Cuba, President Barack Obama met with Cuban leader Raul Castro in a seminal moment amid the normalization of ties between the U.S. and the island nation.
Henry Gomez of PJ Media has described ties to terrorism – including domestic efforts – that Raul Castro and his brother, Fidel, share:
The Castro brothers continue to harbor international terrorists from Spain’s Basque separatist group ETA and Colombia’s Marxist rebels FARC, as well as American domestic terrorists from groups like the Black Liberation Army.
Nothing has really changed on this front. It’s estimated that 70 U.S. fugitives are being harbored by Cuba, including Joanne Chesimard (AKA “Assata Shakur”), a convicted cop killer.
A 2013 BBC profile describes Raul as having worked together in the Cuban Revolution with his brother since the 1950s. Raul, they explain, “can claim an earlier commitment to socialism than his brother” and was viewed as more of a “hard-liner” than Fidel.
“In the first few months of the Revolution,” the BBC reports, “he was kept out of the limelight because his militancy was thought unpalatable.”
Where once dictators who harbor terrorists and kill their opposition were thought “unpalatable,” our President accepts them with open arms. And he stands proudly in front of terrorists like Che Guevara, those who see fit to kill and torture their political opposition.
What a disgrace.
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