Communists To United States- "Just Leave Us Alone" By Jacob G. Hornberger!!
(2017-07-11 at 06:24:28 )

Communists to United States- "Just Leave Us Alone" by Jacob G. Hornberger

In 1964, ABC television newscaster Lisa Howard asked Che Guevara, the self-avowed communist ally of Fidel Castro during and after the Cuban Revolution, a fascinating question: "What would you like to see the United States do, as regards Cuba?"

Undoubtedly, United States officials who were watching the broadcast were hoping that Guevara would respond in the customary way: "We would like the United States government to send us foreign aid in the form of money, grants, and weaponry." By putting Cuba on the United States foreign-policy dole, Cuba could then be relied upon to come to the support of the United States government in international affairs, including when important votes came up in the United Nations.

That, in fact, is how United States foreign aid has long operated. Operating through the Internal Revenue Service, the United States government takes trillions of dollars from the incomes of the American people and gives some of the money, through cash or weaponry, to foreign regimes, many of which are unelected, brutal dictatorships.

The dictatorship is then permitted a free hand domestically - free, that is, to maintain its brutal dictatorial control over its own citizenry. That is where the United States-provided weaponry comes into play. Automatic weapons, tanks, missiles, and other armaments are the means by which the dictatorship intimidates opponents and, when necessary, arrests, incarcerates, tortures, or kills them. At the risk of belaboring the obvious, the more powerful the regime militarily, the more difficult it becomes for the citizenry to overthrow or resist it.

At the risk of further belaboring the obvious, the United States foreign aid that comes in the form of money enables foreign officials to line their pockets and fund their Swiss bank accounts as well as those of their cronies within their military-industrial complexes.

Egypt is a modern-day recipient of United States foreign aid - over $1.5 a billion a year according to a "2013 article" in the Washington Post. The country is ruled by one of the most brutal and oppressive unelected military dictatorships in the world. It rules the country with an iron fist, refusing to permit elections, censoring the press, and jailing critics and dissidents, not to mention running a gigantic economic system of military socialism. In return for being a partner and ally of the United States government, including a torture-rendition partner in the United States war on terrorism, United States officials give the dictatorship a free hand to do whatever is necessary to maintain its hold on power.

There are other examples, including some historical ones. Iran 1953 comes to mind. After ousting the democratically appointed prime minister of the country in a coup, the United States government partnered with and supported the brutal unelected dictatorship of the Shah, even going so far as to train his domestic force - the much-feared SAVAK - in the art of torture and indefinite detention, which enabled the Shah to keep his tyrannical hold on power until the Iranian people succeeded in ousting him in a violent revolution in 1979. In return, Iran was a loyal partner and ally of the United States government for more than two decades.

So, that is what United States officials were undoubtedly hoping Fidel Castro would do after gaining power in Cuba. They undoubtedly hoped that he would be like the man he ousted from power, Fulgencio Batista, another historical example of a brutal dictator who partnered with the United States government and, in turn, was given United States foreign aid to maintain his grip on power domestically.

Guevara, however, undoubtedly shocked most United States officials with his answer to Lisa Howard. Although Guevara and Castro were self-avowed Marxists, communists, and socialists - which are the exact opposite of libertarianism - his response to Howard was quintessentially libertarian: "Just leave us alone."

And therein lies the problem with United States-Cuba relations and, for that matter, United States-North Korean relations: The United States government simply cannot leave either Cuba or North Korea alone. It remains obsessed with ousting both regimes from power and installing regimes that are willing to receive United States foreign aid and, in turn, to do the bidding of the United States government.

The fact is that if Castro had agreed to become a recipient of United States foreign aid and a loyal partner and ally of the United States government, United States officials would have left him free to do whatever he wanted in Cuba, just as they have left the Egyptian dictatorship free to do whatever it wants to the Egyptian people. It was Cubas plea to be left alone, and, even worse, to establish a peaceful and friendship relationship with the Soviet Union, that angered and outraged United States officials.

United States officials say that the problem was actually that Castro was a communist or socialist. That is clearly disingenuous, however, because most United States officials agree in principle with Castros economic and educational policies and programs.

Consider the core features of Cubas socialist system: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, free public (i.e., government) schooling, paper (i.e., fiat) money, a central bank, travel controls, trade restrictions, a central bank, and a national-security establishment.

Pray tell: What United States official in the executive branch, legislative branch, judicial branch, or national-security branch of the United States government opposes any of those policies and programs and would like to see them abolished here in the United States? Answer: None, at least none publicly.

The real problem for United States officials has always been that Cuba, like North Korea, wants to be left alone by the United States government. That is one of the main things (in addition to establishing peaceful and friendship relations with Russia. communist China, or the Soviet Union) that has made both regimes a threat to United States "national security."

Think about it: Neither Cuba nor North Korea has ever attacked the United States. Never! Instead, it is the United States government that has attacked both countries.

United States officials invaded Cuba, initiated acts of sabotage and terrorism against people on the island, conspired with the Mafia to assassinate Castro, and imposed a brutal, ongoing economic embargo on the Cuban people.

In North Korea, they targeted the entire country, including villages, with a massive carpet-bombing campaign and illegal germ warfare as part of an intervention into a civil war that was never any of the United States governments business. In the process, they killed or injured millions of people, who they considered were all "gooks" anyway. Ever since the Korean War in the early 1950s, United States officials have imposed brutal sanctions, engaged in military exercises, kept United States troops stationed in South Korea, and engaged in bomber fly-overs to remind the North Korean people of the massive death, destruction, and suffering that United States officials did to them during their intervention into Koreas civil war.

Here is the solution for the decades-long crises in both Cuba and North Korea: Stop all United States regime-change operations against both countries. Immediately lift all sanctions and embargoes against both countries. Bring all United States troops and United States weaponry home immediately. Do not offer or give any United States foreign aid to either country. Do not punish either country for wanting independence from United States rule and for establishing peaceful and friendship relations with other countries, including China and Russia.

In sum: United States officials should grant both Cuba and North Korea their plea: Just leave them alone.

Printed here with permission from Mr. Jacob G. Hornberger of The Future of Freedom Foundation!! Their Great Website!!