By Perly Viasmensky
A few days ago, I was speaking to a Cuban lady who supposedly called to wish me Happy New Year. Instead, she started criticizing everything
about the United States — complaining about our presidents and giving opinions on things about which she has no knowledge.
She then went into her opinion that the best president the United States ever had was Barack Obama because he was the only one who ever did anything for Cuba.
As much as I like to abstain from getting into a disagreement with people who have no clue what they are talking about, this time I had no choice but to tell the woman a couple of historic facts. I first told the woman that in my opinion, Obama was the worst president the American people ever had. And the only thing he did for Cuba was to suck up to the dirty boots of Fidel Castro with the clandestine help and advice of Pope Francisco, and sent American diplomats to get sick in Cuba.
Considering all the things the Pope needs to get involved with, in the Catholic Church, he needed to get involved in things that were none of
This is not only my personal opinion; it is a well-known story and part of Cuba and the United States’ history. Those diplomats had to suffer a grinding and agonizing noise cutting straight through their room. They suffered hearing loss and speech problems.
It was all over the news, up to 21 individuals in the United States embassy suffered very strange health issues in Habana and nobody could understand what the problem was, leaving officials, FBI agents, and a few Cubans totally confused.
The Guardian Newspaper reported at the time: “The mysterious ‘sonic attack’ on United States diplomats has affected at least 16 individuals. Officials said that the symptoms, including hearing loss, headaches, and loss of balance, appeared to be the result of sophisticated devices operating outside the range of audible sound. No device nor any perpetrator has been discovered. A loud sound similar to the buzzing created by insects or metal scraping was also used to harass the American envoys…”
Newsweek Magazine also wrote an interesting article at the time: Did Russia Attack US Officials in Cuba? USSR used Microwave Weapons
Against American Diplomats during the Cold War. What is interesting is that the US kept this quiet for a year. Why?”
The U.S. Air Force has also acknowledged that it has developed and tested “Direct Energy Weapons” and acoustic weapons. They “use sound
across the entire frequency spectrum to kill, injure, disable, or temporarily incapacitate people.”
I told the lady that if Obama did so much good for Cuba and the Cuban people how could she explain to me, as if I were a 5-year-old, why
buildings are still falling down in Cuba and in such dilapidated condition?
She continued talking about her opinions proving that the more she said, the more stupid she showed herself to be.
She had the audacity to tell me that in Cuba they have everything that we have in the United States, including casinos. The first thing Fidel
Castro did in 1959 was to remove all casinos from the island. I assumed she was talking about an apartment complex in Habana called Casino.
Then she began speaking about the “Little Old Man.” Who in the world are you talking about, I asked?
She said the little old man who governs everybody in this country. By that time, I couldn’t help but laugh. If you are talking about
President Trump, he is not a little man and he is much younger than you. Should I call you a little old woman?
There is only one thing President Trump has not done for the Cuban people living in the United States, and that is NOT to demand that the
State Department cancel the travel visa to Mariela Castro, the daughter of Raul Castro, and deny her the right to come to New York
and shop in the most exclusive stores and also deny her the right to buy property in the state of Florida.
To complete the conversation, I told the woman: “Honestly, what are you doing here? You should return to Cuba and take advantage of the
many wonderful things you believe Obama was doing for Cuba and the Cuban people. Let me know when you are leaving; it will be a great
pleasure to say good-bye to you and wish you a wonderful new year back in Cuba.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky,
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