Our Government: Our Enemies’ Friend, Our Friends’ Enemy
People profoundly hostile to America have taken control of the American government, producing a bizarre foreign policy situation in which friends are treated as enemies and enemies as friends. Obama’s eagerness to shower our money upon Palestinians and appalling rudeness toward Britain are hardly the only examples. Take Cuba and Colombia:
The $410 billion Omnibus spending bill, now working its way through the Senate for a second time, contains a buried provision to ease U.S. economic sanctions on the island.
Cuban-Americans will be given special travel privileges to visit relatives on Cuba, and be able to send unlimited remittances. Restrictions on food and medicine sales will be dropped, and goods sent to Cuba may even qualify for U.S. trade credits.
The Castro dictatorship, which controls all economic activity in Cuba, would no doubt benefit handsomely from this. Fees skimmed from remittances would beef up state coffers by the billions, while trade credits will let Cuba buy our goods with our money. Spies, too, will have a field day with freer travel.
And in return for all this, Castro gives … nothing.
Colombia is a free country that has been an enormous help against terrorim and the drug trade, and has put its own soldiers into combat on our behalf. All it wants in return is a free trade agreement, which it has been promised repeatedly, but it won’t be getting one from the current regime.
Cuba, by contrast, urged Russia to unleash nuclear attacks on the U.S. in 1962 and again in 1981. It attempted to unleash a 9/11-style terror attack on Manhattan’s subways in 1962 before the plot was foiled. It sheltered terrorists and drug dealers, not to mention U.S. fugitives. It now conducts active spying operations against the U.S., plans Russian bases, and undermines the U.S. at the U.N.
Cuba is a communist police state, where you can be imprisoned or killed for advocating the freedoms available in Colombia. That our government would side with it while shafting Colombia sheds terrifying light on what’s going on in Washington.
On a tip from Byron. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.