Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Recent Communist Repression, Aggression and Anti-American Militancy

There has recently been another Cuban crackdown on dissidents, with reported arrests of scores of peaceful demonstrators.  After United States President Barack Obama legitimized the Castro Communist dictatorship of Cuba by normalizing relations, demoralized dissidents in Cuba have been marginalized as the Castro regime has not significantly liberalized in any manner in exchange for American diplomatic recognition.  Diplomatic recognition of the Castro dictatorship as the legitimate government of Cuba, despite a lack of liberty or free elections, provides a propaganda boost to the Communist regime by legitimizing it and implies the U.S. regards the dissidents as wrong, or at least that liberty and human rights are not the highest American priority in its policy toward Cuba.  The dissidents seek political and economic freedom for Cuba.  American recognition of the Castro dictatorship has apparently emboldened it to continue its repression.

The Russian Federation has been making incursions from South Ossetia, one of the two breakaway portions of Georgia it controls, into Georgian territory, increasingly expanding the border southward into Georgia, including into ethnic Georgian areas.  Russia invaded the former Soviet Republic of Georgia in 2008 and maintains a significant troop presence in both South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which have become Russian puppet states.  As with its invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, among other deeds, Communist Dictator Vladimir Putin continues to act aggressively in the face of Western weakness. 

China continues to expand its foothold on the disputed Spratly Islands by reclaiming several square miles of land from the sea in order to build up military installations on the islands that are claimed also by several other Asian states.  

Turkish Communists recently bombed the U.S. consulate in Turkey while Japanese Communists have continued to attack American military installations in Japan

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