Pressure Works Against the Castro Regime

Monday, August 26, 2013
Granted, Russia Today (RT) is not a trustworthy news source.

However, if the report below is true, then it shows that pressure works against the Castro regime.

So why doesn't the U.S. threaten the Castro regime with "adverse consequences" for holding an American development worker hostage, Alan Gross.

Or, for illegally smuggling weapons to North Korea.

Or, for trafficking intelligence to other state-sponsors of terrorism.

Or, for subverting democracy in the Western Hemisphere (e.g. Venezuela).

Or, for violating the fundamental human rights of its citizens.

For, obviously, the Obama Administration's travel and engagement policy hasn't worked to deter the Castro regime in any of these fronts.

To the contrary, it is helping financially sustain it.

From RT:

US pressured Cuba not to let Snowden in – report

Edward Snowden was forced to stay in Russia after the US threatened Cuba with “adverse consequences” should the NSA whistleblower get on board Aeroflot’s Moscow-Havana flight, Kommersant newspaper has learnt.

Under US pressure the Cuban authorities informed Moscow the Aeroflot plane would not be able to land in Havana, a source told the Russian newspaper.

One of the sources close to the US State Department stated that Cuba was one of the countries whose authorities were warned of “adverse consequences” if it helped Snowden.