Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cuba Blockade: America's Bankrupt Credibility and Diminished Standing

Current Affairs --- 


Each year for the past 23 years the UN General Assembly has put forward a toothless and an unenforceable draft resolution condemning the unilateral, illegal, and unjust commercial, economic, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. Each of those years, the United States has voted against the resolution despite the overwhelming support for it by the rest of the world. With the decision in December last year by President Obama to normalize relations with Cuba and with all his talk about the ineffectiveness of the U.S. policy of blockade, I expected a different U.S. response to this year's draft resolution condemning the blockade. I expected the Obama regime to use this opportunity to join the international community in supporting the resolution. Well, I can continue waiting. While 191 of the 193 member states voted yesterday in support of the resolution condemning the U.S. blockade, the Obama regime (along with the Netanyahu regime) voted against it. 

The vote of the United States of America against the UN General Assembly's draft resolution condemning the blockade against Cuba clearly shows how isolated the U.S. is vis a vis this issue and exposes the hypocrisy of its claim to being the leader of the free world. So, all of President Obama's talk about normalizing relations with Cuba was nothing more than hot air - all talk, and nothing else. But the rest of the world is watching and taking note. It is seeing how increasingly bankrupt the credibility of the United States is and how increasingly diminished is its standing in the world because of its bankrupt credibility.