What Obama Means By Generational Change in Cuba: From Raul to Alejandro Castro

Friday, September 18, 2015
This week, President Obama asked the Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress to lift sanctions on Cuba.

Here was his rationale:

"I am convinced that by re-engaging Cuba, re-engaging the Cuban people, that we are creating the environment in which a generational change and transition will take place in that country."

Ironically, today CNN has confirmed who was the lead Cuban negotiator during the secret talks in Ottawa, Toronto and Rome that resulted in the Obama-Castro deal of December 17th.

It was Col. Alejandro Castro Espin -- dictator Raul Castro's son.

Col. Castro Espin's official role is currently as Deputy Minister of the Interior, where he oversees the island's intelligence and repressive apparatus.

It's that apparatus that has led to a record-level of political arrests in Cuba since the December 17th deal.

Thus, this is the path that Obama's policy has set us on -- a generational transition within the Castro family from Raul to Alejandro.

Let's call it the Assad model.

Meanwhile, Alejandro's brother-in-law, General Luis Alberto Lopez-Callejas, controls the trade and tourism monopolies that are overwhelmingly the biggest beneficiaries of Obama's policy.

It's hard to imagine a greater disservice to the Cuban people.

In the image below, future dictator Alejandro is seen standing behind his father as President Obama shakes hands with the current Cuban dictator.

Alejandro is the one with the big smile on his face -- for he has a lot to be happy about.