When Has Raul Castro "Unclenched" His Fist?

Monday, April 27, 2015
Last week, Sydney Seiler, the Obama Administration's envoy to North Korea, urged the Kim regime to "learn" from Iran, Burma and Cuba, which have “responded to our offer to reach out a hand to those who would unclench their fist."

He must be delusional.

Is he talking about Iran, which continues taking American hostages and where executions have surged since nuclear talks?

Is he talking about Burma, which has regressed on most of its reforms since Obama embraced its military junta?

And when has Raul Castro "unclenched his fist"?

Since the Obama Administration began secret negotiations with the Castro regime in June 2013, there have been well over 15,000 political arrests in Cuba.

Nearly 2,500 of these have been since the Obama-Castro was sealed on December 17th, 2014.

And repression continues to steadily rise.

Just yesterday, over 100 dissidents were beaten and arrested in Havana, half of whom were members of the pro-democracy group, The Ladies in White.

Meanwhile, in Holguin, the headquarters of The Ladies in White was set on fire.

Castro hasn't "unclenched his fist" one bit.

To the contrary, the Obama Administration's policy has been a unilateral freebie -- ignoring his own doctrine.