There was a time, a long, long time ago, when liberals in America welcomed the triumph of Fidel Castro over the dictatorship of Batista who had ruled the island for over two decades. But, as is so often the case, those championing human rights became the embodiment of those who hate human rights. During the half century of rule by the Communist Castro family, thousands of human rights activists have been sent to jail, and the record against gay Cubans is simply horrifying. Alan Gross, an American Jew went to Cuba in order to assist the few remaining Jews in that land to have means of getting in contact with Jews throughout the world. He provided them satellite equipment so they could remain close to children who have left or to relatives. In 2009 Gross was arrested and two days ago convicted in a Cuban court for “acts against the independence or territorial integrity of the state.” Yes, the few hundred of so remaining elderly Jews in Cuba definitely constitute a subversive group which seeks to overthrow the government!
Raul Castro informed the world this heinous crime was simply another “example of the US continuous aggressive policy against the island nation.” We expect American Jews to dispatch a horde of preschoolers to infiltrate the land and spread anti-communism!