Exclusive: Larry Klayman whacks president for ‘simple capitulation’ to Castros
Larry Klayman is a former Justice Department prosecutor and the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch. His latest book is “Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment.”
President Barack Hussein Obama, not to be undone by his two fraudulent elections and the myriad of what he calls phony scandals, has upped the ante once again. Just fresh off of his admittedly “emperor-like” executive action unconstitutionally granting amnesty to over 5 million illegal aliens – which Sheriff Joe Arpaio and I are challenging in our lawsuit Monday, Dec. 22 – this avowed socialist president has again exercised his so-called executive authority and opened up relations with communist Cuba, after decades of a justified economic embargo. In so doing, he cut an under-the-table deal with Cuban President Raul Castro and freed three Cuban spies who had been criminally convicted of participating in shooting down four Brothers to the Rescue who years ago were flying over the Florida Straits to save rafters fleeing from this communist hell hole. Brothers to the Rescue, a humanitarian group founded by Jose Basulto, a true American hero and former CIA agent who was at the Bay of Pigs and whom I am proud to call my friend and client (I obtained a $1.8 million judgment against Castro for this dastardly act), was not even consulted on the deal before Obama announced it, opening a deep wound in the Miami Cuban community and trampling on the graves of Basulto’s brothers.
One can debate whether relations with Cuba should be normalized and the trade embargo lifted at some point in time after the deaths of the Castro brothers, but it is indisputable that the “terms” agreed to by President Obama and his socialist if not communist minions in his administration amount to simple capitulation – for the quid pro quo over the last five decades has been simply that the Castros must agree to free elections on the communist island. Cuba has not agreed to this; its Hitleresque dictatorship continues unabated. Indeed, Fidel and now Raul, his brother, are simply repackaged versions of the Fuhrer.
Shortly after the tragic attack of Sept. 11, 2011, I traveled to Brussels to file a criminal complaint under then Belgian law against Fidel and Raul for their crimes against humanity. Traveling with me were Jose Basulto and other victims of the Castro brothers. Many of these victims were journalists who were imprisoned for decades because they simply criticized the Cuban government in their writings. I remember one of the victims in particular who recounted to me how, during his 17 years of incarceration, the Castro brothers had the guards bring his wife to the jail and rape her in front of him. Other victims who traveled with me to file the criminal complaint had similar experiences, making the recent controversy over American so-called torture look like child’s play. As for Jose Basulto, not only did he lose his brothers in the shoot-down, but he has been emotionally scarred as a result, since he was the lone survivor of the attack by the Cuban air force. To this day, he cannot reconcile why God saved his life while his beloved friends were killed in cold blood.
The bottom line: The Castro brothers are barbaric, communist, degenerate scum who should have long been “offed” by our CIA after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion during the early years of the presidency of John F. Kennedy, not coddled by the likes of our current president. No passage of time can reverse their crimes against humanity or brutality – among thousands of evil acts, they even killed scores of innocent children when they sank a boat fleeing Havana for Miami – no more than one can erase the memory and consequences of the Holocaust. Taking a page from the Third Reich, the Castro brothers have perpetrated a Latin Holocaust over their own people all these years to remain in power. And, lets us not forget the Cuban missile crisis, where they threatened to wipe us off the face of the earth with nuclear missiles just 90 miles off our shores. I was a young boy at the time, and I had nightmares for years as even my mother told my sister and me at the time that we may all be killed.
There should never be any forgiveness for these acts, particularly since our nation gets nothing out of normalizing relations with the island while the Castro brothers, who are in their 80s, are still alive – simply cigars of Cuban origin! There is nothing on the island that we need, not even Cuban sugar or bananas, as we now have our own industries or other import sources after years of the embargo.
Here is what even the leftist New York Times had to report about this one-sided and outrageous deal:
“In doing so, Mr. Obama ventured into diplomatic territory where the last 10 presidents refused to go, and Republicans, along with a senior Democrat, quickly characterized the rapprochement with the Castro family as appeasement of the hemisphere’s leading dictatorship. …”
“The entire policy shift announced today is based on an illusion, on a lie, the lie and the illusion that more commerce and access to money and goods will translate to political freedom for the Cuban people,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida and son of Cuban immigrants. “All this is going to do is give the Castro regime, which controls every aspect of Cuban life, the opportunity to manipulate these changes to perpetuate itself in power” (New York Times, Dec. 17, 2014).
Of course, that is what Obama, a closet communist and pro-Muslim “dictator” in his own right, wants. Nothing better than to have his communist brothers, ones like the Castro brothers who also support terrorist regimes like the Islamic Republic of Iran, now breath easily and feel “freer” to continue their socialist revolution. After all, while somewhat constrained by Republicans and some now in his own Democratic Party, Obama only wishes he could move our nation even further to the left, Cuban-style. The Castro brothers and Obama have a not too latent kinship, and this outrageous deal proves it.
Along with his granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, Obama now unilaterally takes another executive action, which legitimizes a brutal communist dictatorship. Former Gov. Jeb Bush rightly reacted: “… the latest foreign policy misstep by this president … [is] another dramatic overreach of his executive authority. It undermines America’s credibility and undermines the quest for a free and democratic Cuba.”
This is clearly a runaway corrupt socialist president who must be legally stopped before he totally destroys democracy not just in this country, but also the chances for democracy in Cuba, geographically one of our closest neighbors in the Western Hemisphere.
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