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Other letter for Mr Obama about the Cuban 5

September 3, 2014


Jülich, September 2, 2014

Dear Mr. President Obama,

While preparing our activities on occasion of the upcoming 16th anniversary of the arrest of the “Cuban Five” on September 12, 1998, at the same time, we are rather worried about the civil wars at so many places on earth and the war propaganda we are confronted with by our mass medias, for instance, blaming Russia for the “invasion” of Ukraine, all this misinformation and rumors seem to have been planted by the advisors in your administration.
What is shamefull for us, our German mass medias pick them up and spread the word, while, schizophrenically, on occasion of the anniversaries of World War I and World War II broadcasting historical documentations which show the audience impressively how and why those wars could happen.
As Mahatma Ghandi already correspondingly said, “human beings are not able to learn from history.”

However, there are exceptions like the Cuban Five:

In the full awareness of their risk when infiltrating the exile Cuban terrorist groups the Cuban Five managed unarmed to prevent more than 170 planned terrorist attacks against their homeland.
Moreover, in the awareness of their innocence they bravely stood trial and didn’t agree to any deal with the prosecution for minor sentences. May be, they trusted in the jurisdiction of the “most advanced country”, the United States of America, then.
But if they did so, they must have been disappointed. And so were all of us by observing the case since their very arrest.
Because of this, we cannot help, but continue to build a jury of millions in order to absolve and rehabilitate all of them:
Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, who unjustly are remaining in your prisons yet, as well as René González and Fernando González having served their unjust sentences already.
As one of our fellow campaigners Jaqueline Roussie from France did in her letter to you on September 1, we want to remind you of the report by Peter Schey, Director of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, having been sent to you and Attorney General Eric Holder on last July 4.

We hope very much that you will notice all our efforts when organizing events in favor of the release of all the Cuban Five, marching to the White House again, throughout the cities of your country and abroad to your Embassies and Consulates all over the world and our writing, and you will – at long last – use your prerogative right to pardon the remaining three of the Cuban Five in US prisons, just for having come into the United States for the security of their own country – unarmed – for preventing further terrorist attacks against their compatriots, under your law in “Necessity of Defence” and justified by International Law according in particular to the UN Charta, Article 51.
Similar letters are going to your Secretary of State John Kerry and Attorney General Eric Holder.

Thank you very much for your appreciated attention in advance
Yours sincerely,

Josie Michel-Brüning, Pedagogue HDip.ed. and Family therapist i.r. and Dirk Brüning, Chemical Engineer i.r.
Members of the German committee to Free the Cuban Five, one of more than 350 committees around the world.

Letter of January to President Obama

January 11, 2014


January 1st 2014

Mr President Obama                                                           
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington DC 20500 (USA)
Mr President,

  I had a dream. A group of terrorists in the pay of Cuba blew up, in full flight, a U.S. Airways plane, causing a large number of victims. And, as if this were not enough, mortal terrorist attacks, carried out by Cuban agents, multiplied all over your country. A bomb was discovered at a grand university, where you were to have given a speech. Luckily, Mr President, you had had the wisdom to order your counterintelligence agents to keep a watch on the terrorist underground, and they were able to just barely avoid a huge carnage.
Two small planes belonging to an anti-imperialist organization had violated, several times, your country’s airspace, to the point where they even flew over New York. They dropped thousands of tracts denouncing your political stand into the streets and buildings. After having repeatedly protested against these acts, you put an end to these intrusions by shooting down the planes. The Cuban government claimed that you had shot them down in international airspace, but they refused to give proof.
Also in my dream, North American agents who had infiltrated the terrorist underground in Havana discovered that they were preparing to sabotage other airliners going to and from your country. You then demanded that Cuba send an official delegation to Washington to meet with FBI agents, hoping that Cuba’s government would take measures against these terrorist attacks. During this meeting, the FBI handed over a mountain of documents to the Cuban delegation, proving that Cuba was responsible for these attacks. Several months later, to everybody’s surprise, Cuban authorities arrested your agents.
After a parody of justice in Havana, in an atmosphere hostile to “the imperialist agents”, stirred up by hateful newspaper articles written by reporters paid by the Cuban government, your agents were handed down heavy sentences, going as far as perpetuity for some of them. The Cuban authorities even accused one of your agents of being responsible for the planes having been shot down.
Then I woke up, in a cold sweat, wondering what your reaction would have been had this dream been real. Without the slightest doubt, you would have demanded the international community their total support for a violent reprisal against the Cuban “regime”.
Nevertheless, Mr President, if you inverse the roles of Cuba and the United States, this situation is exactly what the five Cuban agents – Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Ramón Labañino, and René González, went through in September 1998 in Miami.
René González was let go last year, but his four compatriots are still incarcerated in different prisons in the United States. Even if these innocent patriots are keeping dignified and free in their spirits, their bodies are nevertheless still under lock and key!
Gerardo Hernández cannot even see his wife, your authorities having systematically refused her an entrée visa into the United States. This courageous woman is undoubtedly putting the security of your country in grave danger…
What a wonderful New Year’s present you could give to your own country and to Cuba were you to put an end to this injustice that has lasted for more than fifteen years! New relations, based on mutual respect between your two countries would become a reality. Such a gift would also motivate you to raise the genocidal blockade against Cuba, a blockade condemned by more than 92% of the international community last October 29th during a vote at the U.N.
Please receive, Mr President, the expression of my most sincere humanitarian sentiments.
 Jacqueline Roussie
64360 Monein (France) 
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, Pete Rouse, Rick Scott and Charles Rivkin, United States Ambassador in France.
 Translated by William peterson

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