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Friday, December 18, 2009


American "contractor" arrested in Cuba, part II

In case you still think that American "contractor" (and possible CIA agent) arrested in Cuba was just some innocent do-gooder, you'll want to read this article which is not from the Cuban press or some leftwing source favorable to Cuba, but the Miami Herald. What it makes clear is that people such as this know perfectly well that what they are doing is illegal.

And don't be fooled by what amounts to misdirection with the lumping together of people distributing "aid" and people distributing money or material goods to dissidents in the hopes of promoting subversion of the government. I know many people who have gone to Cuba to bring aid (e.g., to victims of the recent hurricanes), and not one of them was worried that they were doing anything illegal. Indeed, they were all welcomed with open arms.

Also, don't be fooled by the term "pro-democracy." As it does everywhere in the world (including right here in the U.S.), the U.S. government (and media) use the term "democracy" when what they really mean is "capitalism." The U.S. government isn't sending agents to Cuba to promote "democracy." They are doing so to promote capitalism.

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