Obama’s Best Response to Yoani Sánchez - Español
If anyone is still in doubt about the path of this media freak show that’s come to be known as Yoani Sánchez, the interview that President Barack Obama ended up granting the Cuban mercenary should dispel all suspicions.
It’s pretty surprising that the president of the world’s foremost power, who right now has a war going on two fronts, who faces the opposition of the most reactionary right-wing in the United States due to his proposal to reform the healthcare system, who’s incapable of reducing unemployment generated by the economic crisis, who’s barely said a word about the coup d’etat in Honduras and sows discord between Colombia and Venezuela through new U.S. military bases, should make a hole in his very busy schedule of touring and appearances to answer the questions of a Cuban mercenary blogger.
It would be naïve to ask oneself this time if the President of the United States knows who he’s dealing with. If Obama knows that the blogger with whom he’s wasting his precious time dedicates herself to manipulating, with subversive intentions, children in Cuban churches. Or if he knows that the mercenary is an irredeemable liar.
If this is not a new farce by the blogger, the only possible explanation for Obama condescending to this interview is that he received, through the intelligence services of his country, the recommendation that he respond to the blogger’s questionnaire, in order to endorse the “dissident” of the moment in Cuba.
Racket or no, this has been the best response from Obama to Yoani Sánchez, because it makes it perfectly clear where this clownish media toy who is our mercenary blogger was created. By granting her an interview, the President of the United States has put an end to the complicated subterfuges of using third countries such as Spain, Poland, Germany, etc., in order to mask what now is more than obvious: the fact that the mercenary is a puppet made in Langley’s propaganda laboratories, a genuine Made-in-the-U.S.A. product.
With this gesture, Obama legitimizes the so-called Plan Bush to topple the Cuban revolution, and makes it his own. Coming out of the closet, the U.S. leader makes it clear that, despite his smiles, his Fred Astaire moves and even his wit, nothing has changed, nor will it change, in respect to Washington’s politics toward Cuba.
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