Trump Continues the Never-Ending War on Cuba
If it’s presidential election time, then, like clockwork, it’s time for Republicans to continue the US national security establishment’s sixty-year-long attack on Cuba. That’s because Republican presidential candidates feel the need to pander to Cuban American voters in Florida as a way to show how “tough” they are on communism.
Well, not all communism. The US government, especially the Pentagon, loves the communist regime in Vietnam, the one that killed some fifty-eight thousand American men in the Vietnam War. Today, the US and Vietnamese regimes are living in peaceful and friendly coexistence, exactly what the national security establishment said was impossible during the Cold War.
President Trump now continues this electoral tradition by slamming additional sanctions on the Cuban and the American people. He has issued an edict prohibiting American citizens from staying in hotels in Cuba that are owned by the Cuban government. He has also ordered Americans not to bring back to the United States Cuban rum or Cuban cigars.
Those measures are on top of those taken by Trump last year to reduce travel to Cuba, which included bans on cruise ships, yachts, fishing boats, and group educational and cultural trips to Cuba.
Oh, in bringing up the US government’s close and friendly relationship with the communist regime in Vietnam, I forgot to mention that Trump, by his own admission, fell in love with the communist dictator of North Korea. Why, Trump even salutes communist generals in that country.
But not Cuba. US officials, including Trump, hate Cuba. No falling in love with Cuba’s communist rulers. No peaceful and friendly coexistence there. That’s because over the decades, Cuba has indirectly exposed the corrupt sham of the entire Cold War and the corrupt machinery of the US national security establishment.
Article from Mises Wire