What’s Worse: $400 Million to Iran or $4 Billion To Cuba?
Aug. 11, 2016 2:27pm
By Humberto Fontova, for TheBlaze
Humberto Fontova is the author of four books including: The Longest
Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro, Fidel: Hollywood’s
Favorite Tyrant and Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots
Who Idolize Him.
If it’s any consolation, the $400 million President Barack Obama
recently smuggled to terror-sponsoring Iran wasn’t (directly) extorted
from the American taxpayer. Instead it was money the Shah (Iran’s ruler
in 1979) paid for U.S. military equipment shortly before he was deposed
by the terror-sponsoring maniacs still running Iran (i.e. sold down the
river by President Jimmy Carter.)
Amazingly the U.S. never delivered the arms to the Shah’s “successors,”
who still claim rightful ownership of U.S. jets, tanks, etc. The $400
million, as rationalized by Obama and some in the media, is simply a way
of making good on that transaction– a harmless money-back policy,
similar to Wal-Mart’s.
I wrote “amazingly” because delivery of sophisticated U.S. military
equipment to Islamic maniacs seems like business-as-usual for Democratic
presidents. Just ask the jumble of Islamic maniacs shooting, blasting
and hacking each other to pieces in Syria.
If delivering (a probably unconstitutional) $400 million to
terror-sponsoring, hostage-taking Iran strikes many of us as foolish—or
shameful, outrageous and dangerous—what about $4 billion annually to
Iran’s closest ally in the Western Hemisphere: Terror-sponsoring Cuba?
Much of the $4 billion (yes, with a “b”) in U.S. dollars annually to the
Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate (euphemized as “Cuba” by the media and
Obama’s State Department), also results from Obama’s executive
orders—which is to say: it’s ALSO probably unconstitutional.
Worse still, this loot enriches the Castro family at the expense of the
Not that anyone relying on the mainstream media or Obama spokespersons
would have the slightest clue about these scandalous and well-guarded
transactions that have the Castro family and their military cronies
guffawing all the way to (Swiss and Panamanian) banks.
You see, amigos: the U.S. issues 20,000 visas to Cubans annually. And
amazingly (except to everyone familiar with Castroism) the Castro regime
is in charge of which Cubans get them. So Castro’s apparatchiks make
sure to issue their thousands upon thousands of entry tickets into the
U.S. to a special type of “refugee.” This type enters the U.S. via comfy
commercial flight and sprints from the airport terminal to the nearest
welfare office. Shortly he’s sending a portion of his U.S. refugee
welfare benefits back to his family in Cuba, where other communist
apparatchiks promptly skim off 20 percent in various “transaction fees”
and deposit them into communist regime coffers.
And some say communists are “inefficient?”
Some Cuba-watchers even report that the ultra-efficient (in fleecing
Americans) Cuban regime even gives preparatory classes to its snickering
“refugee” visa applicants. These intensive training seminars focus on
how to quickly fill out those pesky welfare forms those fussbucket
Yankee Imperialists make you fill out before forking over the $1,200 a
month in assorted Yankee Imperialist welfare benefits. Some say these
classes even feature wall-maps showing where the Yankee Imperialist
welfare offices are located in the Miami area.
And some say communists are “bunglers.”
After completing all the pesky paperwork in Miami some of these
“refugees” even return to Cuba, where they continue receiving their
monthly U.S. welfare checks sent by their Miami relatives. Considering
the cost of living in Stalinist Cuba (where the average salary is $22 a
month) these “refugees” eke out a lifestyle like Tony Montana eked out
in south Florida.
And some say communist have no sense of humor? HAH!
According to an investigation by Sun-Sentinel :
“In Miami-Dade County, where 24 percent of the population was born in
Cuba, immigrants from the island account for 73 percent of arrests for
health care fraud; 72 percent of arrests for cargo theft; 59 percent of
arrests for marijuana trafficking; and half the arrests for credit-card
and insurance fraud. Among Cuban-born defendants sentenced to federal
prison for these crimes, two out of three are still Cuban citizens.
“Medicare fraud alone accounts for more than $2 billion in stolen funds
every year in South Florida. Investigators, prosecutors and members of
Congress have speculated that the Cuban government may be behind the
Medicare fraud scheme.”
So more than pirates, modern Cuban criminals operate as privateers: i.e.
they have a commission from Castro’s Stalinist/kleptocratic regime, who
gets a cut of their booty, at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.
Anybody who knows anything about the Castro family—especially their
expertise on U.S. politics–knows that helping fill up a crucial
swing-state (Florida) with Democratic voters is hardly an afterthought
for the communist apparatchiks when issuing their “refugee” visas in
Havana. Thanks to this well-guarded racket, the term “Miami-Cuban” no
longer denotes what it did in the 60’s and 70’s (“rabid, right-wing
Some of these “refugees from communism” even arrive in Florida
pre-packaged with their Che Guevara T-shirts and Castro tattoos. Makes
you long for the good ‘ole days of Tony “say hello to my little friend!”
Montana. After all, besides investing his profits right here in the good
‘ole USA, Scarface famously boasted, “I kill communists for fun—for
money I REALLY gonna carve ‘em up!”
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