The world's great media empires have undertaken a merciless offensive against the Cuban revolution, offering spectacular coverage to any kind of mercenary blogger movement such as that of Yoani Sánchez or her husband, who receive a spectacular amount of money for the articles they write against the Cuban government and against a supposed censorship that appears rather insignificant in the light of the wide coverage they obtain worldwide.
Last week it was Yoani who issued a denunciation for having been attacked by Cuban agents, but not only was she unable to show any kind of proof of the attack, the doctors who attended her, who were interviewed by La República, did not find any evidence of any kind of aggression. Later, it would be her husband, Reinaldo Escobar, who would denounce being hit and attacked by a crowd who reacted to his attempted provocation, with shouts in favor of the Cuban revolution. However, Escobar did not suffer even a scratch from this supposedly "uncontrolled mob."
Yoani Sánchez and Reinaldo Escobar
These events also coincide with the President of the United States, Barack Obama, elevating Yoani Sánchez to the altars of imperialism by answering a series of questions that she posed and congratulating her for her anti-Castro blog. It just so happens that Obama didn't waste a moment in answering the questions of the mercenary blogger but still has not answered a series of questions that he was sent months ago by Fidel Castro himself. Questions such as "Is it correct that the President of the United States should order the assassination of any person worldwide, no matter what the pretext?" "Is it ethical that the President of the United States should order the torture of other human beings?" "Is state terrorism an instrument that ought to be used by a country as powerful as the United States so that peace might exist on the planet?" Or, "Is an Adjustment Law that only applies as a punishment against one single country, Cuba, in order to destabilize it, good and honorable, even though it takes the lives of innocent children and mothers? If it's a good thing, why is the right to automatic residency not granted to the Haitians, Dominicans and those from the rest of the Caribbean countries, as well as the Mexicans, Central and South Americans who die like flies along the wall at the Mexican border or in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific," among others.
However, governmental support for the salaried bloggers doesn't come only from the United States. Apparently, in Spain, next week the Congress of Deputies will debate its support for Yoani Sánchez, the "defender of freedom," and opposition to the supposed persecution "that the Cuban regime maintains against Yoani Sánchez and other democrats in the Caribbean country."
It's curious that there should be a debate over the support of someone who claims to be censored and yet enjoys ubiquitous international media coverage, of someone who says she's been attacked but cannot provide any proof of the attacks, and who claims to be a defender of freedom and democracy in Cuba but doesn't hesitate to ally herself with the United States, a country that for the past 50 years has attacked her country, militarily and economically.
Source: La República.es - El Gobierno de EEUU y los grandes imperios mediáticos del mundo utilizan a los "blogueros mercenarios" en su ofensiva contra Cuba
Original article published on 23 November 2009
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