Cuban Dissidents Reject Kerry's Insulting Second-Fiddle Offer

Friday, August 14, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told media outlets yesterday that the reason why Cuban dissidents aren't invited to the flag-raising ceremony at the new U.S. Embassy in Havana is because there isn't enough space.

What a pathetic -- and untrue -- excuse.

The courtyard of the U.S. Embassy in Havana is easily four to five times the size of the Cuban Embassy's in Washington, D.C.

Yet, the latter invited over 500 guests to its flag-raising ceremony, including their lobbyists, apologists and a Code Pink delegation to party outside.

The real reason why Kerry is not inviting Cuban dissidents to the flag-raising event is because the Castro regime doesn't want them there -- and the Obama Administration has shamefully acquiesced.

In other words, the Obama Administration is (once again) lowering our standards to raise the flag.

Instead, Kerry has offered to meet Cuban dissidents "in a closet" of the Ambassador's residence afterwards.

This morning, Berta Soler of The Ladies in White and Antonio Rodiles of Estado de Sats, who have been leading the courageous Sunday demonstrations against the Castro regime (in the face of rising violence and repression), rejected Kerry's insulting second-fiddle offer.

The image of the flag-raising ceremony at the Embassy will be of the U.S. standing side-by-side with the oppressors of the Cuban people. 

It will forever be captioned -- "No dissent is allowed."