Cuba open to all Americans except for...
By Silvio Canto, Jr.
We've been hearing a great deal about how opening Cuba will bring in
Americans with their dollars and democratic ways. Well, not all
Americans are welcomed by the Castro regime, as The Hill reports:
"At a time when the Obama Administration is rolling out the red carpet
for Havana, the Cuban government refuses to be open and transparent with
the peoples' Representatives," McCaul said in a statement on Friday.
"Sadly, it appears to be easier for Cubans to come to the United States
than for Members of the House Homeland Security Committee to get to Cuba."
Other lawmakers who were planning to visit Cuba include Reps. John Katko
(R-N.Y.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) and Henry
"The Administration is eager to have as many people as possible visit
Cuba -- except for those who are attempting to examine Cuban security
infrastructure," said Katko, chairman of the transportation security
"We still don't know if Cuba has the adequate body scanners and
explosive detection systems in place, whether it has the technology to
screen for fraudulent passports or ID, whether or how aviation workers
are screened, and if Federal Air Marshals will be allowed to fly
missions to Cuba on commercial flights."
There are a couple of problems here.
First, how can U.S. commercial jets fly to and from Cuba without a full
security checkup? Don't we do this in every country? Do we want to
expose U.S. citizens to terrorism or worse?
Second, this is a huge embarassment for the Obama administration, i.e.
"in your face Obama". The Cuban government is rejecting an official
delegation from the U.S.
It simply confirms that the more you embrace dictators the less they
President Obama should order a stop to all flights to and from Cuba
until there is a security clearance. It's time for President Obama to
stand up to something other than just conceding on every issue with the
Of course, we are talking about the same president who lets Russian MiGs
fly 50 feet over our ships without consequence.
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