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Letter of november to Obama

October 31, 2014

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Mr. President Obama November first, 2014
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington DC 20500 (USA)

Mr. President,

In 1973, Henry Kissinger, the American Secretary of State, received the Nobel Peace Prize and, thirty-six years later, in 2009, it was you, Mr. President, who received it.
The world is waiting, to say the least, on the part of such a Nobel prize-winner, a political policy turned towards Peace!
Last October first, when the National Achieves had just been declassified, we found out that, three years after having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Henry Kissinger had seriously envisaged crushing Cuba. This was under the Gerald Ford presidency. It does not surprise us, we already knew that at this time the CIA enlisted mercenaries, such as Luis Posada Carriles to organize attacks against Cuba.
Among the exchanges between Kissinger and Ford, a conversation evoked the American government’s project to invade Cuba, after the Cuban government had decided to send military forces to Angola during Angola’s war for independence.
According to the declassified documents, Kissinger told Ford, “I think we are going to have to smash [Fidel] Castro”. When Ford approved his plan, he added:  
“The circumstances that could lead the United States to select a military option against Cuba should be serious enough to warrant further action in preparation for general war”. Then he treated President Fidel Castro as “a little runt” because of his military aid in Angola, all the while promising to “demolish the Cubans”. 
Luckily for Cuba, as well as for Africa and the United States, President Ford was not reelected, and his successor, Jimmy Carter, did not launch the United States in this mad project.
Cuba’s intervention during the civil war in Angola was decisive in putting to rout South Africa’s and Zaire’s racist troops, which were armed and trained by the United States, fighting alongside Angola mercenaries. The independence of Angola put an end to apartheid and thusly permitted Namibia, and then South Africa to finish with their racist regimes.

Concerning you, Mr. President, during your stay in South Africa in July of 2013, during a private visit to his family, you declared that Nelson Mandela was a source of personal inspiration for you and for the entire world. Such a declaration seems to be light-years away from those of Henry Kissinger.
Nevertheless, your political policy towards Cuba is extremely deceiving. Of course you’re not calling for a direct military intervention, but your interference in this little country is a reality. You have not lifted the blockade against Cuba despite the almost unanimous vote of all the countries belonging to the U.N.

Your government is financing, through the USAID program among others, campaigns to destabilize Cuba, under the fallacious pretext of “a return to democracy” on the island.

You are keeping three Cubans locked up in prison for more than sixteen years now in your country.
René Gonzalez, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Antonio Guerrero came to Florida to infiltrate the terrorist underworld so as to avoid terrorist attacks against their country, attacks that were fomented with the complicity of the United States government. If the first two on the list have served their sentence, it is not the same for the last three, who were more heavily sentenced. The destiny of these five patriots has a lot in common with that of Nelson Mandela.

Cuba is proposing to you a humanitarian exchange between Alan Gross and these three Cubans, still imprisoned.
Alan Gross, subcontractor for the USAID, smuggled into Cuba highly sophisticated communications equipments, such as undetectable cell phones equipped with SIM cards. This kind of technology is usually used by the Defense Department and the C.I.A. Arrested in 2009, Gross was judged and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The missions of Alan Gross and that of the Cubans was not the same!
Don’t stay on the wrong side of History, Mr. President, and accept this humanitarian exchange without further delay.
Please receive, Mr. President, the expression of my most sincere humanitarian sentiments.

Jacqueline Roussie
64360 Monein (France)

Translated by William Peterson

Copies sent to: Mrs. Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Kathryn Ruemmler and to Mr. Joe Biden, John F. Kerry, Rand Beers, Harry Reid, Eric Holder, Denis MacDonough, Neil Eggleston, Rick Scott, and Charles Rivkin, United States ambassador in France.

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‘America has no functioning democracy’ – Jimmy Carter on NSA

July 18, 2013

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Former US President Jimmy Carter lambasted US intelligence methods as undemocratic and described Edward Snowden’s NSA leak as “beneficial” for the country.

Carter lashed out at the US political system when the issue of the previously top-secret NSA surveillance program was touched upon at the Atlantic Bridge meeting on Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia.

“America has no functioning democracy at this moment,” Carter said, according to Der Spiegel.

He also believes the spying-scandal is undermining democracy around the world, as people become increasingly suspicious of US internet platforms, such as Google and Facebook. While such mediums have normally been associated with freedom of speech and have recently become a major driving force behind emerging democratic movements, fallout from the NSA spying scandal has dented their credibility.

It’s not the first time Carter has criticized US intelligence policies. In a previous interview with
CNN, he said the NSA leaks signified that “the invasion of human rights and American privacy has gone too far.” He added that although Snowden violated US law, he may have ultimately done good for the country.

“I think that the secrecy that has been surrounding this invasion of privacy has been excessive, so I think that the bringing of it to the public notice has probably been, in the long term, beneficial.”

Jimmy Carter was President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. After leaving office, he founded the Carter Center, an NGO advocating human rights. The ex-president’s human rights credentials won him Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

Carter has frequently criticized his successors in the White House. Last year, he condemned the Obama administration for the use of drone attacks in his article “A Cruel and Unusual Record” (http://rt.com/usa/carter-article-us-drones-677/) published in the New York Times.

from http://rt.com/usa/carter-comment-nsa-snowden-261/

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Large scale network war against Cuba

June 26, 2013

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By Norelys Morales Aguilera

On March 17, 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower approved a covert action program for Cuba. The clear objective was to destroy the Revolution. Among the better funded projects are found internal subversion programs implemented through organizations supposedly engaged in developmental aid.

USAID – US Agency for International development (John F. Kennedy, 1961) – is an agency of the US Federal Government and an instrument for covert operations by the North American government. Its 1990 – 2012 expenditure on actions against Cuba was $150 million.

In 2011, USAID allocated $6 million for free access to information for dissident groups, $6 million for organizing among youth, $9 million for manipulating members of rural communities concerning their “civic duties,” $20 million for Radio and TV Marti, and $21 million for freedom of information and expression for counter-revolutionaries.

The $62 million total used to gain social, political, and media influence in Cuba represented a $34 percent increase over 2010 (It included $250,000 for celebrating a possible Nobel Peace Prize granted Cuban counter-revolutionaries Oswaldo Paya and Oscar Elias Biscet.) The 2012 U.S. federal budget allocated $15 million for USAID Cuba activities.

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting has presented its new communication strategies to the U.S. Congress

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) operated by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has presented its new strategies for Cuba communications to the U. S. Congress. Its functionaries have come looking for more than a million cell phones for Cuba. They are seeking consent and funding from the U. S. Congress.

According to websites employed by Washington for subversion against the island, numerous text messages are being sent into Cuban cyberspace through a computerized system developed by mass marketing specialists in order to reach great quantities of people from different telephone numbers, both in the United States and Spain.

It’s said that among the initiatives put forth is the use of flash memories made of paper used to send out news and radio reports. But the crown jewel of the aggressive new project is a recently created social networking system called “Piramideo, which allows participants to create groups and sub-groups and send text messages by cell phone to large numbers of people simultaneously.

Under the apparently innocent slogan “Connect, announce, and enjoy yourself,” the system’s web site describes its business as “a social network that allows you to be connected with your own people. From your cell or from our web page…Piramideo helps you to share what is happening at any instant with all your friends, families, clients, employees, etc.”

But the real question is about Martínoticias.com, Radio Martí, and Televisión Martí. They are all media designed for ideological war and discredited on the island. Since 1985 they have exerted a very doubtful influence in Cuban political affairs. The intention is to have them recycled now through aggressive outreach in order to continue making use of U. S. government funds derived from the North American taxpayer.

We know that the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) is an agency of the U.S. federal government that is supposed to produce radio and television programs of a political character directed at audiences in foreign countries. It was created in 1994, the year when the federal government also formed the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and charged it with monitoring all non – military radio and television transmissions.

The federally financed IBB comprises these services and their respective web sites: Voice of America, Worldnet Television and Film Services, and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, in charge of Radio Marti (1985) and TV Marti (1990).

For its part, the BBG has encouraged efforts for “promoting internet freedom” and reaching Cubans through mobile telephones and social networks. The government of Barack Obama began publically in 2011 to transfer millions of dollars for internet freedom programs from the State department to the BBG.

Just as bidding was being approved on a U. S. government contract aimed at creating a system capable of sending tens of thousands of text messages to cell phone users in Cuba, a possible contractor, manifesting concern, asked whether or not this text messaging campaign was legal.

The contract, eventually awarded to the Maryland – based company Washington Software, calls for information and news to be relayed through Radio and TV Marti. But the only explanation offered by the IBB, the entity responsible for Radio and TV Marti, was the need to get around “Cuban censorship.”

“The program against censorship ultimately has to guarantee to Internet users in the beneficiary countries access to news and other programs broadcast by the U.S. government. A variety of tools are used in order to counteract Internet controls sponsored by foreign governments for the purpose of censorship.” We don’t speak here of censorship the North American government exercises over its own nationals.

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting that operates Radio and TV Marti had a $23.5 million budget for fiscal year 2013. With its new communication strategies for attacking Cuba in place, it has already initiated veritable warfare through its social networking operations.

The illegality and provocation these projects and plans represent leave no room for doubt: what is advertised by the OCB as a communication strategy is another aggression. The aim is precisely to inundate Cuban cyberspace with information and audio-visual products with decidedly subversive and interventionist political content. We can interpret this as a new large – scale anti – Cuba operation of the U.S. Congress.

With that and with other funds appropriated for attacking the island, the supposed communications strategies are projects by which the United States is doing everything possible so that Cuban virtual space becomes a true extension of U.S. geography, which is intolerable for an independent nation. And Cubans know it. That’s the bad news for those who today brandish technologies as a means to obtain what they have not been able to gain through blockade and uninterrupted ideological war over decades, among other outrages.

Source: http://www.cubahora.cu/politica/operacion-a-gran-escala-de-guerra-en-red-contra-cuba-infografia#.UcZ6ZM5hPjG

Translated by Tom Whitney


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