U.S. Cuba Policy
The United States Is Naked Without a Fig Leaf
Members of the Cuban Henry Reeve Brigade prepare to go to South Africa
to assist in the
fight against COVID-19, April 25, 2020.
The Yankees, angered by their 60 years of failure
in the attempt to destroy the Cuban Revolution, have made the big
mistake of publicly declaring that all their actions are meant to
strangle [Cuba's] economy and kill its people through hunger and
The truth always comes out, this time exposed
without masks or a fig leaf to cover its hidden parts, in the new bill
called "Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act" introduced on June 17,
2020 by Senator Rick Scott, along with Senators Marco Rubio and Ted
Cruz. The aim is to sanction countries that hire Cuban doctors through
international collaborative medical missions, including the Henry Reeve
brigades, specialized in dealing with diseases in cases of natural
disasters and serious epidemics.
The blackmailing campaigns and pressures used by
the United States for some years have been covered up under the
supposed "concern" that Cuba sends them as "slaves," because it does
not give them the full money it receives from the contracting countries.
It is known that
this supposed "concern" of the empire is false, since the United States
has never cared at all about the Cuban people, and this is demonstrated
by its economic, commercial and financial war. The only aim they pursue
is to further strangle the Cuban economy, with the old dream of
destroying the socialism they hate so much.
A simple reading of Operation Mongoose, approved
in January 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, proves it legally, by
stating without the slightest feeling of humanity that:
"The objective of the United States is to help
Cubans overthrow the communist regime in Cuba ... The operation is
aimed at provoking a rebellion by the Cuban people ... The political
action will be supported by an economic war, which induces the
communist regime to fail in its efforts to meet the needs of the
country, psychological operations will increase the resentment of the
population against the regime, and those of a military nature will give
the popular movement a weapon of action for sabotage and armed
resistance in support of political objectives."
The new scheme of these senators is to cut off all
inflows of money to Cuba, with the outdated wish that the socialist
economy will explode due to a lack of liquidity. Nothing could be more
removed from the human feelings they say they have for Cubans, despite
their pretend "concern" about the "human trafficking" of doctors and
The very name of the bill reveals that they only
seek to cut off the revenues Cuba obtains from the contracts for its
medical missions, which, according to their calculations, amounts to
nearly $7 billion annually, wanting to curb those earnings.
With Bolsonaro's arrival to the presidency in
Brazil, they managed to cut off the Cuban presence there, something
that the lackeys of Ecuador and Bolivia imitated and that the puppet
Juan Guaidó wants to do [in Venezuela]. But in view of the
need for health personnel to face the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 40
nations have requested Cuba’s help, because neither the
United States nor other countries of the "free world" have
professionals willing to provide that help.
Faced with the challenge of governments that
require the humane work of Cuban doctors and nurses, and are not paying
attention to Washington’s threats, these anti-Cuban
politicians pounced with their bill, in another attempt to further
strangle the island's economy.
Such action calls to mind what was revealed by the
CIA in a report dated December 12, 1963, where it pointed out:
"To a large extent, the problems facing the Castro
regime are the result of the United States' policy of economic and
political isolation, as well as other measures of hostility and
sabotage. [...] The main objective of the Covert Programs is to
complete Cuba's economic, political and psychological isolation from
Latin America and the free world... these measures have been largely
responsible for Castro's current economic difficulties, but new and
effective measures of economic warfare could be adopted."
It seems that 60 years without results are not
enough for the enemies of the Revolution to understand that Cubans are
a tough nut to crack.
Would they be unaware that not even the
concentration camps created by the Spanish general Valeriano Weyler to
starve the revolutionaries during the war for Cuba’s
independence in 1895 could defeat those who were fighting for
independence from Spain?
Neither the CIA's Covert Actions plans, state
terrorism, political subversion, nor the creation and financing of the
counter-revolution, have been able to destroy socialism in Cuba.
Scott and his friends don't know history and
should read some reports, to learn from the misfortunes of Yankee
On February 6, 1964, George W. Ball,
Undersecretary of State, had a conversation in Washington with the
British ambassador, Ormsby Gore, to express the "annoyance" of the
United States with the growth of trade relations with Cuba, where he
"The policy of
President Lyndon Johnson is to impose economic sanctions on Cuba as a
weapon against the Revolution; create economic difficulties and bring
about the elimination of the communist regime."
A day earlier, Ball had presented to the president
a study carried out by the State Department and the CIA, on the
economic ties of western countries with Cuba, to respond to a request
made in Report No. 274 of National Security Action, December 1963.
That study contained 19 recommendations and the
first one was that President Johnson let all government agencies know
that the restriction and reduction of the economic ties of the "free
world" with Cuba was a national policy objective.
They were all focused on the economic war, but
Article 15 stands out, which suggested "the discreet use of the press,
through the publication of articles which make known the government's
rigorous controls on trading companies that deal with Cuba." Perhaps
that was the start of the black list.
That is why the smear jobs published against the
Cuban medical missions by the press today are not coincidental, echoing
the campaign designed by the CIA, in conjunction with the State
Department, that keeps re-emerging as a priority policy of the Yankee
government against Cuba.
Currently about 28,000 Cuban doctors and nurses
save lives in 59 countries of the world, facing COVID-19 in 37 of them,
with total humanism, without caring about money or working conditions,
because as José Martí said:
“The real man does not look for where
one can live better, but for where duty lies."
This article was published in
Volume 50 Number 23 - June 27, 2020
U.S. Cuba Policy: The United States Is Naked Without a Fig Leaf - Arthur González