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Wednesday, October 29, 2008


The blockade of Cuba

I referred to this two years ago, but it's worth repeating to make sure everyone fully understands what the U.S. blockade of Cuba is all about. This is from a 1960 U.S. State Department document, and there's no reason to believe it doesn't still represent the attitude and objectives of the U.S. government, 48 years later:
"The majority of Cubans support Castro. The only foreseeable means of alienating internal support is through disenchantment and disaffection based on economic dissatisfaction and hardship. It follows that every possible means should be undertaken promptly to weaken the economic life of Cuba. It should be the result of a positive decision which would call forth a line of action while as adroit and inconspicuous as possible, makes the greatest inroads in denying money and supplies to Cuba, to decrease monetary and real wages, to bring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of government".
Any time you hear U.S. politicians shedding crocodile tears about their concern for "the Cuban people," remember those genocidal words - "bring about hunger [and] deperation." That's what it's all about.

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