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As a U.S. citizen rots in a Cuban prison, Castro's agents get visas to USA

There are 22 comments on the Babalu Blog story from Jan 6, 2013, titled As a U.S. citizen rots in a Cuban prison, Castro's agents get visas to USA. In it, Babalu Blog reports that:

More on the Obama State Department's dangerous and scandalous policy of blithely granting visas to the Cuban dictatorship's henchmen and propagandists.

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Don from Canada

Sudbury, Canada

#1 Jan 6, 2013
More CIA-sponsored drivel! The more of this nonsense you print, actually lowers your credibility by at least a like amount. You do realize, that the rest of the world has access to the internet, and a view of what is actually happening around the globe. Your fabrications do not cut it any more, Babalu Blog. At least in my humble opinion. I sure hope that there are more informed readers who realize that you are sponsored by,(or operated by), the American Government, CIA Division.
Herminio

Duluth, GA

#2 Jan 6, 2013
Don from Canada wrote:
More CIA-sponsored drivel! The more of this nonsense you print, actually lowers your credibility by at least a like amount. You do realize, that the rest of the world has access to the internet, and a view of what is actually happening around the globe. Your fabrications do not cut it any more, Babalu Blog. At least in my humble opinion. I sure hope that there are more informed readers who realize that you are sponsored by,(or operated by), the American Government, CIA Division.
Really?Just go to Miami or Tampa and you will see those henchmen living and enjoying the American dream!!Btw,what the hell does the CIA has to do with that ?..You stupid commie bastard!!
Don from Canada

Sudbury, Canada

#3 Jan 6, 2013
Herminio wrote:
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Really?Just go to Miami or Tampa and you will see those henchmen living and enjoying the American dream!!Btw,what the hell does the CIA has to do with that ?..You stupid commie bastard!!
What has Miami or Tampa got to do with the CIA-Inspired articles in the Babalu Blog, my friend? Read what I said and digest it, if you are capable of such endeavors. While you are at it check out, "The American Patriot Act", or "The NDAA Act", written by your elected government officials, for "Civilian Control Purposes". After you have checked these out in Wikipedia, let me know how "FREE", you really are, in (Democratic?) America. These acts, make Socialism (Communism) look pretty good, compared to what you people call, "Democracy". Check it out Bud, if you are capable of absorbing what you have read.
Cubano

Miami, FL

#4 Jan 6, 2013
Don from Canada wrote:
More CIA-sponsored drivel! The more of this nonsense you print, actually lowers your credibility by at least a like amount. You do realize, that the rest of the world has access to the internet, and a view of what is actually happening around the globe. Your fabrications do not cut it any more, Babalu Blog. At least in my humble opinion. I sure hope that there are more informed readers who realize that you are sponsored by,(or operated by), the American Government, CIA Division.
The CIA controls more and more in USA and many fascist Cubans like Herminio and the other 100 names he uses are CIA pawns if not actually on their payroll as far as favors he gets from them .

USA has countless citizens from other countries in jail and jailed with shady evidence.
The USA gvmt also SUPPORTs torture.

"Canadians Fault U.S. for Its Role in Torture Case"

The American authorities who handled Mr. Arar’s case treated Mr. Arar in a most regrettable fashion,” Justice O’Connor wrote in a three-volume report, not all of which was made public.“They removed him to Syria against his wishes and in the face of his statements that he would be tortured if sent there. Moreover, they dealt with Canadian officials involved with Mr. Arar’s case in a less than forthcoming manner.

Mr. Arar’s case attracted considerable attention in Canada, where critics viewed it as an example of the excesses of the campaign against terror that followed the Sept. 11 attacks. The practice of rendition has caused an outcry from human rights organizations as “outsourcing torture,” because suspects often have been taken to countries where brutal treatment of prisoners is routine.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/19/world/ameri...
Cubano

Miami, FL

#5 Jan 6, 2013
Don from Canada wrote:
<quoted text> What has Miami or Tampa got to do with the CIA-Inspired articles in the Babalu Blog, my friend? Read what I said and digest it, if you are capable of such endeavors. While you are at it check out, "The American Patriot Act", or "The NDAA Act", written by your elected government officials, for "Civilian Control Purposes". After you have checked these out in Wikipedia, let me know how "FREE", you really are, in (Democratic?) America. These acts, make Socialism (Communism) look pretty good, compared to what you people call, "Democracy". Check it out Bud, if you are capable of absorbing what you have read.
Herminio like so many of his right wing Miami Cuban junta became nasty and childish if you dare disagree with them, they are not capable of grasping facts or free thought.
Cubano

Miami, FL

#6 Jan 6, 2013
Herminio wrote:
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Really?Just go to Miami or Tampa and you will see those henchmen living and enjoying the American dream!!Btw,what the hell does the CIA has to do with that ?..You stupid commie bastard!!
"You stupid commie bastard!!"

I KNEW you would resort to this esp since Don and other Canadians constantly put you in your place by simply using facts and accurate information.
Compassionate One

Sparta, NJ

#7 Jan 7, 2013
CONSERVATIVE

Not in the numbers that correspond with the welfare and entitlement rolls we are funding
today, and that does NOT include all the illegals! If anything it is American culture and American way of life that is under attack. The bigotry and prejudice is FROM those who are supposed to be advocating for the poor and downtrodden. Liberalism under the guise of "helping" has in fact done more to hinder the progress of the less fortunate than advance them. Why? Because if there is no one to "help" there is no reason for THEM! Liberalism constantly stirs the pot of racism and bigotry in order to justify their existence. Liberalism looks at us from the standpoint of color, gender, nationality, etc. Always dividing us into groups. Not from the standpoint that we are ALL Americans. Liberalism does NOT believe that the individual is capable of providing for himself and be self reliant. Conservatism on the other hand looks at ALL of us as Americans and believes in the individual and their God given ability to provide for themselves through self reliance. That is when left to their own devices. Free of gov't interference and oppressive taxation can and will provide for themselves and their families. We did it LONG before liberalism started to convince us we couldn't! Ask those that lived through the REAL DEPRESSION! I know because everyone I've talked to, and there are fewer and fewer every year, told me there was a time when you were looked down upon if you took gov't handouts. People were proud and believed in THEMSELVES, and they survived! Liberalism steals the individual’s sense of self worth and dignity. Liberalism has one believe the ONLY answer is gov't. That gov't is the answer to all their woes. Liberalism is socialism and socialism is predicated on everyone being a loser!
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#8 Jan 7, 2013
Don from Canada wrote:
More CIA-sponsored drivel! The more of this nonsense you print, actually lowers your credibility by at least a like amount. You do realize, that the rest of the world has access to the internet, and a view of what is actually happening around the globe. Your fabrications do not cut it any more, Babalu Blog. At least in my humble opinion. I sure hope that there are more informed readers who realize that you are sponsored by,(or operated by), the American Government, CIA Division.
if the article is false and full of lies, what are they? Was the Visas not issued. Or do the people in question not work for the Cuban government?
you say the article is a lie but do not point out what the lies are.
Don from Canada

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#9 Jan 7, 2013
californio wrote:
<quoted text> if the article is false and full of lies, what are they? Was the Visas not issued. Or do the people in question not work for the Cuban government?
you say the article is a lie but do not point out what the lies are.
I actually did make a statement and I am sticking to it, my friend. EVERYTHING that this newspaper reports is tilted AGAINST ANY OTHER SYSTEM, OR TYPE OF GOVERNMENT, EXCEPT WHAT THE US CALLS, "DEMOCRACY". You Americans have been excessively exposed to a reduction in the caliber of your education system, right through the secondary,(High School), level. This is the upper level of education that the majority of US Citizens attains. Without a University Education,(where students usually meet people from many other countries and many other social systems of government etc.), you are really hindered in your knowledge of realp-world politics etc., and you fall into the manipulative hands of the Military-Industrial-Complex, The Banks, The Medical Lobyists etc. WITHOUT REALIZING IT. Do you not understand that, the Military Complex, is run by people who get VERY RICH, manufactureing ammunition, tools of war, drones, etc., if they can promote (WHAT THY CALL A WAR, which really is an ATTACK, on some oil-producing Nation), THAT IS MUCH SMALLER and WEAKER than the USA Capabilities. They are using your unbridled,(Unknowledgeable), RESPECT FOR YOUR COUNTRY DOING THE RIGHT,(absolutely wrong), thing. Their Lobbyists' stir up Congress, with prevarications (lies)even an idiot couldn't possibly condone as reasons (to protect American citizens' from .....(you fill in the blanks) and the next thing, you patrotic Americans' are mowed down as Cannon Fodder, in the prime of youth. FOR WHAT? The MILITARY COMPLEX OWNERS' GET RICH AND YOU DIE! DO YOU THINK THEY CARE. I do Care about you young people! That is why I write these articles to make you question your elected officials about what your government is doing with your tax dollars and your lives. I REALLY CARE.
Don from Canada

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#10 Jan 7, 2013
I actually did make a statement and I am sticking to it, my friend. EVERYTHING that this newspaper reports is tilted AGAINST ANY OTHER SYSTEM, OR TYPE OF GOVERNMENT, EXCEPT WHAT THE US CALLS, "DEMOCRACY". You Americans have been excessively exposed to a reduction in the caliber of your education system, right through the secondary,(High School), level. This is the upper level of education that the majority of US Citizens attains. Without a University Education,(where students usually meet people from many other countries and many other social systems of government etc.),you are really hindered in your knowledge of real-world politics etc., and you fall into the manipulative hands of the Military-Industrial-Complex, The Banks, The Medical Lobyists etc. WITHOUT REALIZING IT. Do you not understand that, the Military Complex, is run by people who get VERY RICH, manufactureing ammunition, tools of war, drones, etc., if they can promote (WHAT THY CALL A WAR, which really is an ATTACK, on some oil-producing Nation), THAT IS MUCH SMALLER and WEAKER than the USA Capabilities. They are using your unbridled,(Unknowledgeable), RESPECT FOR YOUR COUNTRY DOING THE RIGHT,(absolutely wrong), thing. Their Lobbyists' stir up Congress, with prevarications (lies)even an idiot couldn't possibly condone as reasons (to protect American citizens' from .....(you fill in the blanks) and the next thing, you patrotic Americans' are mowed down as Cannon Fodder, in the prime of youth. FOR WHAT? The MILITARY COMPLEX OWNERS' GET RICH AND YOU DIE! DO YOU THINK THEY CARE. I do Care about you young people! That is why I write these articles to make you question your elected officials about what your government is doing with your tax dollars and your lives. I REALLY CARE.
Don from Canada

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#11 Jan 7, 2013
I didn't mean to put the preceeding article in twice, I was trying to correct some spelling errors and poof there it was twice and I couldn't remove it, (spelling errors,typos and all the good stuff). Sorry. Don D.
Cleo

Duluth, GA

#12 Jan 7, 2013
Cubano wrote:
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"You stupid commie bastard!!"
I KNEW you would resort to this esp since Don and other Canadians constantly put you in your place by simply using facts and accurate information.
Don aswell as you(you for other reasons such as the color of your sjing etc) are born losers who hate and envy successful people and country!You loser need a common enemy this time the US ,just like Hitler did with the Jews!
You are human excrements and the sad part is that deep inside you know that!I pity both of you!
Your life must be like living in Hell!
Balsero castigador

Miami, FL

#13 Jan 7, 2013
No balsero, your life must not be, it is a living hell
Cleo

Duluth, GA

#14 Jan 7, 2013
Don from Canada wrote:
I didn't mean to put the preceeding article in twice, I was trying to correct some spelling errors and poof there it was twice and I couldn't remove it,(spelling errors,typos and all the good stuff). Sorry. Don D.
Nation World Politics Photos O pinion Blogs 
Cuban rights abuses, jailings up in new repressive wave

Tracey Eaton for USA TODAY
Omaglis Gonzalez, a member of Las Damas de Blanco, said a police officer twisted her arm, dislocating her wrist, while forcing her into a patrol car.

by Tracey Eaton, Special for USA TODAY

Published: 01/07/2013 12:17pm

HAVANA — Political arrests in Cuba jumped to more than 6,600 in 2012, the highest in decades as authorities shifted their strategy for dealing with growing civic resistance, dissident groups say.

Meanwhile, Cuba's communist government said Monday it is moving ahead with plans to ease a travel ban on its citizens.

An official government newspaper Escambray said immigration authorities will allow Cubans to apply for passports to travel abroad Jan. 14. The easing was announced in October.

Dissidents say Cuba's regime may be hoping that government critics will take up the offer to leave the country. Cuba is using more short-term arbitrary arrests to disrupt and intimidate critics rather than slap them with long prison sentences like those used against dozens of Cubans in a crackdown on dissent in 2003.

"The government has changed its tactics," said Elizardo Sánchez, director of the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, a Havana group that tracks political arrests. Repression is "low-profile, low-intensity" but "reaches more people."

Political arrests in 2012 climbed to 6,602, from 4,123 in 2011 and 2,074 in 2010, Sánchez said. Most people are freed within a few hours or days.

Copyright 2012 USATODAY.com

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Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#15 Jan 7, 2013
Don from Canada wrote:
I didn't mean to put the preceeding article in twice, I was trying to correct some spelling errors and poof there it was twice and I couldn't remove it,(spelling errors,typos and all the good stuff). Sorry. Don D.
You said alot but did not answer the basic question .That was or was not the visa issued and is the person in question a member of the cuban intelligence community?
And as for the communist system I do know a bit about it as my Grandfather came from Poland and I met my relative who live under the communist system there and I have a sister in law who lived under the Kmer Rouge and I have traveled to Asia quiet often.My Family in Poland and my sister in Law have left me with a low opinion of the communist system.
Avianchi

Miami, FL

#16 Jan 7, 2013
Cleo wrote:
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Don aswell as you(you for other reasons such as the color of your sjing etc) are born losers who hate and envy successful people and country!You loser need a common enemy this time the US ,just like Hitler did with the Jews!
You are human excrements and the sad part is that deep inside you know that!I pity both of you!
Your life must be like living in Hell!
"Cleo" aka fascist Miami Cubano,
If you want to see human excrement , besides looking in the mirror you only need to look at the vast majority of your Miami Cuban politicos and your separatist, ethnic voting, ingrate Miami junta.

"The Cuban community that doesn’t care about corruption when it casts its vote was critically portrayed by most leading city columnists and others, Cuban and otherwise. Robert Steinback, a Black Miami Herald columnist, said the Cuban community is gullible. Liz Balmaseda calls it “a knee-jerk majority” that would elect a hamster wearing a Cuba Libre T-shirt, and,“They only cared that he was Cuban.”

http://www.popularsovranty.org/mdc.shtml
Avianchi

Miami, FL

#17 Jan 7, 2013
californio wrote:
<quoted text>You said alot but did not answer the basic question .That was or was not the visa issued and is the person in question a member of the cuban intelligence community?
And as for the communist system I do know a bit about it as my Grandfather came from Poland and I met my relative who live under the communist system there and I have a sister in law who lived under the Kmer Rouge and I have traveled to Asia quiet often.My Family in Poland and my sister in Law have left me with a low opinion of the communist system.
Sir,
You are Polish American and thus I hope that you are NOT confusing men and women who drove the Russians out ,ended their communist regime and people who are more than capable of ethical and real gvmt with the exact opposite of what you are accustomed too, which is the Miami Cuban.

REGARDLESS of what their politicians call themselves fascist, communist , republicans, democrats they are wall to wall with political corruption and RARE is the NON crook in their politics.

If you think the Castro replacement will be better, than you do not know their politics.

ZERO political and ZERO police standards is the rule in their Miami.
I mention this because you seem to be under some incorrect assumption that they are going to replace the Castro's with someone of greater honesty.

"Cuban-Americans have “perfected [corruption in government] in many ways to a fine art.” That is not correct, however, because if corruption is done that well, it is unnoticed and subtle. Corruption in Miami’s Cuban-American government has been crude, blatant and openly defiant"

http://www.popularsovranty.org/mdc.shtml

"State and federal corruption fighters have real job security in Miami, thanks to the nearly 300 city or Dade County officials already indicted, a list that seems to grow longer daily"

"Elena Diaz, a Cuban-American whose parents immigrated to Miami when she was a baby says,'This is the way it was in Cuba before Fidel Castro. I heard my parents talk about it that country was so corrupt. Corruption's what actually destroyed it and now they're doing the same thing here.'"

http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publ...

“Abbiamo Vinto”

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#19 Jan 8, 2013
//////////Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”Sir Winston Churchill.

Socialism doesn’t profit the poor, but only brings poverty and misery. Socialism is about the seizure of power. It only brings everyone down to the lowest common denominator"

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity!

Socialism is a social disease that must be eliminated, just as much physical diseases. It is an invasive and highly malignant cancer that must be removed and treated by all the available means.
The same goes for islamofascistic fundamentalism.

The mentally challenged, children, and the gullible have access to these sites. A balanced and realistic view must be provided for them. We cannot allow you to proselitize and simply win by numbers, since you cannot win with common sense.

We detest totalitarianism, a most malignant & invasive cancer.
We want Freedom, Liberty & Justice for all!
..........

"Those that do not stand for something
will fall for anything!"

This is how, sosialist, satanist, & islamofascists, expand their base.
They prey on these lost souls, and give them something to fill their empty hollow lives.

That which lies empty, yearns to be filled
//////////
Don from Canada

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#20 Jan 8, 2013
rTkLa1 wrote:
//////////Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”Sir Winston Churchill.
Socialism doesn’t profit the poor, but only brings poverty and misery. Socialism is about the seizure of power. It only brings everyone down to the lowest common denominator"
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity!
Socialism is a social disease that must be eliminated, just as much physical diseases. It is an invasive and highly malignant cancer that must be removed and treated by all the available means.
The same goes for islamofascistic fundamentalism.
The mentally challenged, children, and the gullible have access to these sites. A balanced and realistic view must be provided for them. We cannot allow you to proselitize and simply win by numbers, since you cannot win with common sense.
We detest totalitarianism, a most malignant & invasive cancer.
We want Freedom, Liberty & Justice for all!
..........
"Those that do not stand for something
will fall for anything!"
This is how, sosialist, satanist, & islamofascists, expand their base.
They prey on these lost souls, and give them something to fill their empty hollow lives.
That which lies empty, yearns to be filled
//////////
I'm really interested in something. Could you please explain to me how your "Democracy" can allow, "THE American Patriot Act" and "The NDAA ACT" and still stay,(as you stated), have, "Freedom, Liberty, and Justice for All"? I guess you are just a talker, and are not a reader of such things. Perhaps you should expand your horizons and check these two acts out! Then you will see what I am talking about. By the way, there are many more acts spit out by the senate, that you will be shocked with. They are all aimed at Citizen Control. THAT MEANS PEOPLE LIKE YOU! It sounds like they are getting ready for an internal revolt (an insurrection) and they have everything set up to try and maintain control of it.
Just for your information friend, the D.N.S., just ordered 450-Million rounds, of Hollow-Point,(Mushroom), ammunition. The DNS is
not the Military, it supplies the Police etc. Why did they order that many rounds of (KILLING, Not WOUNDING), ammunition? The "Geneva Convention", forbids ANY country to use mushroom ammo, EVEN DURING a WAR, yet, The DNS is going to allow the US POLICE TO USE THIS AMMO, AGAINST YOU, AMERICAN CITIZENS. And why do they need 450-million rounds of this Ammo? They have also ordered 300-million rounds of .232 caliber, MUSHROOM,(United Nations-sized ammo) to be used if necessary, by UN TROOPS, IN YOUR COUNTRY, to control a potential uprising, or insurrection, if the Police will not shoot their own citizens, to regain control. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF "FREEDOM, LIBERTY, and JUSTICE, FOR ALL, NOW?
YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHECK THESE FACTS ON THE NET, IF YOU HAVE THE WHEREWITHALL TO DO SO.
I am not making this up! Your elected government representatives allowed these acts to pass into law. I'd say it was time to start questioning them, WHY THEY ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN,(In the 'Land of the Free'?).
Don from Canada

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#21 Jan 8, 2013
Cleo wrote:
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Nation World Politics Photos O pinion Blogs 
Cuban rights abuses, jailings up in new repressive wave
Tracey Eaton for USA TODAY
Omaglis Gonzalez, a member of Las Damas de Blanco, said a police officer twisted her arm, dislocating her wrist, while forcing her into a patrol car.
by Tracey Eaton, Special for USA TODAY
Published: 01/07/2013 12:17pm
HAVANA — Political arrests in Cuba jumped to more than 6,600 in 2012, the highest in decades as authorities shifted their strategy for dealing with growing civic resistance, dissident groups say.
Meanwhile, Cuba's communist government said Monday it is moving ahead with plans to ease a travel ban on its citizens.
An official government newspaper Escambray said immigration authorities will allow Cubans to apply for passports to travel abroad Jan. 14. The easing was announced in October.
Dissidents say Cuba's regime may be hoping that government critics will take up the offer to leave the country. Cuba is using more short-term arbitrary arrests to disrupt and intimidate critics rather than slap them with long prison sentences like those used against dozens of Cubans in a crackdown on dissent in 2003.
"The government has changed its tactics," said Elizardo Sánchez, director of the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, a Havana group that tracks political arrests. Repression is "low-profile, low-intensity" but "reaches more people."
Political arrests in 2012 climbed to 6,602, from 4,123 in 2011 and 2,074 in 2010, Sánchez said. Most people are freed within a few hours or days.
Copyright 2012 USATODAY.com
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Which countries newspaper was it, that the articles you quoted were printed in? I'd suggest it was from a country where the CIA could readily supply its input, wouldn't you? Enough said!

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