THE LAST SUMMIT –THANK GOD

By Saul Landau Fidel Castro scored one big political victory last week, without speaking or even leaving his house – and one sort of amusing little win. By a lopsided score at the Summit of the Americas meeting in Cartagena, Fidel beat President Obama 31-2. The USA and Canada still want to exclude Cuba from […]

A TALE OF 2 COUNTRIES

“…they cannot forgive us that we are just so close to them, that we have made a Socialist revolution under the very nose of the United States!” -         Fidel Castro, April 16, 1961   “And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.” -         English book of Common Prayer, 1662   […]

Obama Simul-Opts and Simul-Speaks

By Saul Landau “Why can’t we “get some of the people in these downtrodden countries to like us instead of hating us.” President Dwight Eisenhower, March 1953 (NY Times, August 10, 2003) Does Washington possess a consistent set of foreign policy principles? Presidents make war – without after 1941 ??  having Congress declare it as per […]

Human Rights Rides Again?

The State Department echoed by the EU has once again raised the human rights issue to beat up Cuba. In 1959, Fidel Castro declared his independence from the United States – possibly without realizing that punishment could last 51+ years. Even when US national interests are involved, Washington acts petulantly if not downright childishly. Following […]

STRANGE RECIPROCITY!

Miami, 2008 Antonio Veciana described three failed assassination plots he directed against Fidel Castro – with the help and encouragement of the CIA. In 1960, Maurice Bishop, aka David Atlee Phillips, had recruited Veciana for CIA dirty trick operations in Havana. Veciana described how the Agency, working with the Catholic Church, forged a Cuban “law” […]

Global Warming: THE HOTTEST DECADE

“The decade ending in 2009 was the warmest on record, new surface temperature figures released Thursday by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration show…. 2009 was the second warmest year since 1880, when modern temperature measurement began. The warmest year was 2005. The other hottest recorded years have all occurred since 1998, NASA said.” Global […]