Today, we celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. The fall of the Berlin Wall was the beginning of the end for communism, at least in Russia and Eastern Europe. Too bad it seems to be on the resurgence in America–Central, South, and these days, North.
I served in the US Army during the Cold War. I joined for many reasons, but among them was the hope they I would help bring down communism. I spent two years out of my four-year stint in the Army guarding nuclear-tipped Pershing II missiles in Germany. I served with a little-know Infantry unit know as the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry, or simply as 2-4. One of these days, I’ll do a longer post about my time in the Army and why I joined.
The picture below is of me at the Berlin Wall, circa October 1985. Note what I’m pointing at. Let’s hope one day Cuba can be as free as Germany is today.
TOKYO — North Korea said Friday that it’s entered the final phase of gaining uranium-enrichment capability and plans to build more plutonium bombs, reports said Friday. The advance would offer the nation a second way to make nuclear weapons material, in addition to its known plutonium-based program, Reuters reported.
PYONGYANG, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) — Pak Ui Chun, foreign minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), met with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez here Friday to enhance bilateralties
In a welcoming reception for Rodriguez and his delegation, Pak said “the traditional friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries…are now growing stronger,” (emphasis mine) the official KCNA news agency reported.
Rodriguez said “the Cuban people know well about the successes registered by the Korean people in the struggle to embody the Juche idea.”
“Cuban people are following with keen interest the Korean people foiling the moves of the U.S. imperialists for aggression,” (emphasis mine) he added.
The Cuban delegation started its visit to Pyongyang from Thursday.
We already know North Korea doesn’t care what the world thinks of what it does, and we also know they have no problem selling their weapons technology.
Does this mean we’ll soon have nukes 90 miles away from the U.S. in a country whose “leadership” once wanted the Russians to shoot their nukes at us (during the Cuban Missile Crisis)?
Fidel Castro recently accused the U.S. of using "torture." So, which of the following is worse?
Putting political prisoners into cells so small they can't stand, feeding them rancid, disgusting food (if and when they get fed at all), beating them and urinating on them when they're thirsty. (70%, 14 Votes)
Feeding Muslim prisoners healthy, nutritious food 3 times a day (prepared under religious guidelines), providing them with copies of the Koran, allowing them to pray and practice their religion. (30%, 6 Votes)
Tonight, CBS will air a special episode of their police drama series Cold Case. The episode, titled “Stealing Home,” is about the murder of a baseball player who defected from Cuba. It airs at 9PM eastern, please watch it.
I’ve been told by a good friend that this episode will show the truth about Cuba, as opposed to the whitewashed tropical paradise the mainstream media would have you believe Cuba is under the Castros. That’s why it’s imperative for as many of us to watch it.
One of the stars of the show–Danny Pino–is a Cuban-American and I understand he helped write the script for tonight’s episode. I also understand Steven Bauer, another Cuban-American actor, will be on the show.
In case you’ve never seen it, Cold Case is about a fictional unit in the Philadelphia Police Department that, as the show’s name suggests, focuses on solving cold cases. The show is one of the few TV shows I watch and enjoy, and that’s before I knew Danny Pino’s background or that this episode would be shown at all.