The Cuban ceremonies opening our Embassy happened yesterday. HERE is a story on it. In that story it says that dissidents were not invited; the White House sites space as the problem. Many are saying dissidents weren’t invited because the Cuban hardliners they want there (supports of Castro) wouldn’t come if dissidents were there.
“…..the state department, which is refusing to release a complete list of invitees, later acknowledged that the event would not be exclusively composed of government dignitaries, as other private Cuban citizens – who are presumably supportive of the Castro government – will be in attendance.
I’m on this side: ““Cuban dissidents are the legitimate representatives of the Cuban people and it is they who deserve America’s red carpet treatment, not Castro regime officials,” Rubio said.”
Ya, I’d have thought so, too. I would have thought that supporting THE PEOPLE and not THE REGIME was the most important thing for America when we raise OUR FLAG over a place. And, like the Iran Nuclear Deal is unraveling with the Iranian bigwig flying to talk to Putin 10 days after the ‘deal,’ Fidel Castro is now asking for ‘Millions of dollars of retribution from America.” SURPRISE!!! (?)
Think Obama will pay anything? Think we’d hear about it?
What do you think of the invitation list for the ceremonies yesterday? What do you think of this whole deal? I’m a bit more open than some to some diplomatic relations with Cubans, but this whole invitee list thing bugged me…maybe more than it should? Those flags flying so close together bother me; I’d have thought we insure that a country’s leaders are supporting freedom for their people before we fly our precious flag of freedom so close to theirs.