Current Affairs ---
If the U.S. really desires to re-establish relations with Cuba it must reject following its policy of seeking the destruction of the Cuban Revolution and the toppling of the Cuban regime. Those have been its objectives for the past 54 years, with every means employed in attempting to achieve them, including terrorism, invasion, bio warfare, economic, financial, and commercial blockade, propaganda, and infiltrations. Destruction of the Revolution and regime change are still it objectives today, sought through new means since as President Obama said, "The old ways haven't worked." The President can have at seeking to put in place inconsequential, last-minute legacies. However, if true re-establishment of relations is desired by the U.S., nothing short of the following will be required: recognition of Cuba's sovereignty and it's right to self-determination, bringing the embargo to an immediate end, making restitution for the suffering caused to the Cuban people as a result of the hostile U.S. policies, and immediately bringing to an end the occupation of Guantanamo Bay.
[photo art by Ric Couchman]