9720hrs (and counting) of airing time on 135 TV networks around the planet, other than the net streaming chronometer mark, to show, analyse, praise and critic the hand shake between Barak Obama and Raul Castro.. Some say it’s a good move, many say it’s an irresponsible one!! I say it’s never too late to do the right thing.
Obama’s hand shake with Raul Castro marked a new chapter in both the New World Order’s agenda and the World’s History Log. Personally, I can’t tell for certain if that chapter would be the preface to a sequel or the epilogue of an absurd thriller.. One that most people think has started with the ‘Bay Of Pigs’ disaster and the ‘Missiles Crisis’, back in the late fifties and early sixties of last century.
Well, it started much earlier my friends.. To be precise in 1823 with the declaration of what became known as the ‘Monroe Doctrine’ (named after President James Monroe); at first it seemed an anthem for anti-colonialist ideals; as by that time many Latin American states were gaining their independence, and the United States have just slipped off the grasp of the British Crown; so it wanted to prevent that the sub-continent becomes a war zone where the European Empires could freely run about for conquest.
There were always the risk that the territories lost by the Spanish and Portuguese crowns could turn into an easy prey to the British or French; hence the famous warning of Monroe while addressing the nation yet turning his looks towards the European Crowns “…lay down your hands from Latin America.. Whomever would intervene militarily in that area, will be declaring an aggression on the United States of America”.
However, by the closure of the 19th century and the rapid growth of the US economic and financial muscles, the Monroe doctrine became twisted and distorted to satisfy America’s hunger for new markets.. In 1898 President William McKinley launched a war against Spain; he won but and instead of guaranteeing the independence of Cuba, he declared it a US protectorate.
Ever since then, the United States never seized to intervene in Latin America, sometimes openly by its marines and most of the time by its CIA agents, turning it into its own “Back-Yard”.. Ted Roosevelt used to say in private and in public that “one must protect and defend his own back-yard”!!
Nevertheless, the moment Obama shook the hand of Raul Castro, all western media said that this historic moment ended years of aggression!! Very few did talk about the 50 years of international embargo against a poor nation with no resources.
Cuba never posed a direct threat on the USA; the Soviet Union did.. Using Cuban lands.. The Soviet Bear exits no more since three decades, yet the embargo remained sealing the fate of the few million Cubans still living on that Caribbean island.. Not because it slipped the hands of the United States the day Fidel Castro declared his revolution liberating Cuba from the hands of a Marionette President placed by US National Security Agency, but because Fidel was a communist, and “the US cannot afford a communist règime in its own back-yard”.
For two centuries, all states south of the Rio Grande were ‘monitored and controlled’ by the American Hawk.. Ever since the fifties of last century, Latin American countries were restrained to a sort of “Limited Sovereignty”, same as the Soviet Satellite States in East Europe; though the Americans, contrary to Soviets who almost always deploy their war machine, use a much softer methods.. They just sponsor, impose and endorse Dictators that are both loyal and proven anti-communist; or using the CIA and similar agencies to convince, substitute or even eliminate (physically if needed) those who refuse or resist.
We’ll soon know for sure if that historic hand shake was a good move or an irresponsible one.. All we need to do is wait and observe the coming Presidential Race to the White House.Pass On The Word.