Reflection on a Sunday Afternoon 

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Christ. Our only hope– reflected in Rouville’s words, captioned in the image above.

Also, the Hail Mary remains our eternal prayer of refuge:

AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

Someone has to say the truth…

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President Trump: This is important 

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I perfectly understand that President Trump is very upset (so am I) at members of the fake media who are relentless in their vicious attacks against him, like Mika Brzezinski and her husband-to-be, Joe Scarborough at MSNBC. This is why the POTUS launched the Tweet captioned above. However, through my reply I’m respectfully reminding President Trump that he should concentrate on the enemy that the fake media serves.

Someone has to say the truth…

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URGENT MESSAGE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP: Please Shut Down Espionage Center in Washington DC Known as Cuban Embassy

Image captioned above shows some of Communist Cuba's heroes: Fidel Castro, Barack Obama and Pope Francis.

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Cuba’s murderous Communist dictatorship has officially and completely rejected President Trump’s Cuba Policy. Consequently, President Trump must shut down the Fake Cuban Embassy immediately. Otherwise, we will continue to face two dangerous situations, which will directly affect the people of the United States and the people of Cuba, whom President Trump wants to help:

  • The Fake Cuban Embassy in Washington DC will continue to act as a espionage center in the heart of our nation’s capital– through Cuba’s sophisticated international intelligence network, which serves our enemies, such as terrorist organizations (Hezbollah, Hamas, etc.), as well as the governments of Iran, China, Russia and others– who do not have the best interest of America in mind, or who wish to do us harm.
  • Trump’s Cuba Policy, which now stands officially rejected by the Communist military dictatorship of Cuba, would help prolong the suffering of the people of Cuba, based on the long-standing correlation between fake diplomacy and the empowerment of communist dictatorships. This travesty should not be part of President Trump’s legacy.

Here is the official rejection by Cuba’s military dictatorship of President Trump’s Cuba Policy, published today, June 19, in Granma, which is the “Official Voice of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee.”

June 16, 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in a speech replete with hostile rhetoric which recalled the era of open confrontation with our country, announced in a Miami theater his administration’s policy toward Cuba which reverses advances made these last two years, after December 17, 2014, when Presidents Raúl Castro Ruz and Barack Obama made public the decision to reestablish diplomatic relations and initiate a process toward normalization of bilateral ties.

In what constitutes a setback in relations between the two countries, Trump delivered a speech and during the same event signed a policy directive entitled, ” National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening U.S. Policy toward Cuba,” mandating the elimination of educational “people-to-people” exchanges undertaken by individuals, and greater control of U.S. travelers to Cuba, as well as the prohibition of economic, commercial, or financial transactions on the part of U.S. companies with Cuban enterprises linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces, intelligence or security services – all of this with the intentional objective of denying us income. The U.S. President justified this policy with alleged concerns about the human rights situation in Cuba and the need to rigorously enforce blockade laws, conditioning its lifting, as well as any improvement in bilateral relations, on our country making changes elemental to our constitutional order.

Trump likewise vacated the Presidential Policy Directive, “Normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba,” issued by President Obama on October 14, 2016, which, although it did not attempt to hide the interventionist character of U.S. policy or the objective of advancing its interest in changes in our country’s economic, political and social order, the directive recognized Cuba’s independence, sovereignty, and self-determination, and the Cuban government as a legitimate, equal interlocutor, as well as the benefits that both countries and people could gain in a relationship of civilized coexistence, within the context of the great differences which exist between our two governments. It also recognized that the blockade was an obsolete policy that should be eliminated.

Once again, the U.S. government resorts to the coercive methods of the past, adopting measures to tighten the blockade, in effect since February of 1962, which not only causes harm and depravation to the Cuban people and constitutes an undeniable obstacle to our economy’s development, but also impacts the sovereignty and interests of other countries, generating international condemnation.

The measures announced create additional obstacles to already restricted opportunities available to U.S. businesses to trade with and invest in Cuba.

At the same time, they further restrict the rights of U.S. citizens to visit our country, already limited given the obligation to employ discriminatory licenses, at a time when the U.S. Congress – as a reflection of the opinion of broad sectors of this society – demands not only an end to the travel ban, but also that restrictions on commerce with Cuba be eliminated.

President Trump’s announcements contradict the majority support of the U.S. public, including the Cuban émigré community in that country, for the lifting of the blockade and normal relations between Cuba and the United States.

For his part, the U.S. President, once again poorly advised, makes decisions that favor political interests of an extremist minority of Cuban origin in the state of Florida, which for small-minded reasons do not desist in their pretensions to punish Cuba and its people, for exercising the legitimate, sovereign right to be free and take control of their own destiny.

At a later time, we will more thoroughly analyze the scope and implications of this announcement.

The government of Cuba denounces the new measures to tighten the blockade, which are destined to failure, as has been repeatedly demonstrated in the past, and which will not achieve their purpose of weakening the Revolution, or breaking the Cuban people, whose resistance to aggression of any kind or origin has been proven over almost six decades.

The government of Cuba rejects the manipulation of the issue of human rights for political purposes, and double standards in addressing it. The Cuban people enjoy fundamental rights and freedoms, and have achieved accomplishments of which they are proud, and which are only a dream for many of the world’s countries, including the United States itself, such as the right to health, education, social security, equal pay for equal work, the rights of children, the right to food, peace and development. With its modest resources, Cuba has contributed, as well, to the expansion of human rights in many places around the world, despite the limitations imposed given its condition as a blockaded country.

The United States is in no position to teach us a lesson. We have serious concerns about respect for and protection of human rights in this country, where there have been numerous cases of police murder, brutality, and abuse, in particular against the African-American population; the right to life is violated as a result of deaths caused by firearms; child labor is exploited; and serious manifestations of racial discrimination exist; threats are being made to impose more restrictions on health care services, which would leave 23 million persons without coverage; women do not receive equal pay for equal work; emigrants and refugees are marginalized, in particular those from Islamic countries; the building of walls that belittle neighbors is proposed; and international commitments to protect the environment and confront climate change are abandoned.

Likewise, also of concern are violations of human rights committed by the United States in other countries, such as the arbitrary detentions of dozens of prisoners in territory illegally occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base in Cuba, where torture has taken place; the extrajudicial executions and deaths of civilians caused by bombs and the use of drones; and wars unleashed against different countries like Iraq, justified with lies about the possession of weapons of mass destruction, with disastrous consequences for the security and stability of the Middle East region.

We recall that Cuba is a state party to 44 human rights international covenants, while the United States is so to only 18. Thus we have much to show, to say, and defend.

Upon confirming the decision to reestablish diplomatic relations, Cuba and the United States affirmed the intention to develop respectful, cooperative ties between the two people and governments, based on the principles and purposes enshrined in the United Nations Charter.

In the declaration issued July 1, 2015, the revolutionary government of Cuba reaffirmed, “These relations must be founded on absolute respect for our independence and sovereignty; the inalienable right of every state to choose its own political, economic, social, and cultural system, without interference of any kind; and on equality and reciprocity, which constitute irrevocable principles of international law,” as stated in the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, signed by heads of state and government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), during its 2nd Summit, in Havana. Cuba has not renounced these principles, and never will.

The government of Cuba reiterates its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation in areas of mutual interest, as well as the negotiation of pending bilateral issues with the government of the United States. Over the last two years, it has been demonstrated that, as President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, has repeatedly stated, the two countries can cooperate and coexist in a civilized manner, respecting differences and promoting all that benefits both nations and peoples, but it cannot be expected that, in order to do so, Cuba will make concessions which compromise our independence or sovereignty, nor accept conditions of any type.

Any strategy directed toward changing the political, economic and social system in Cuba, be it one that seeks to do so through pressure and dictates, or with the use of more subtle methods, is condemned to failure.

The changes which may be needed in Cuba, like those made since 1959 and those we are undertaking now as part of the updating of our socio-economic model, will continue to be decided independently by the Cuban people.

As we have since the triumph of the Revolution, January 1, 1959, we will assume any risk, and continue firm and sure in the construction of a sovereign, independent, socialist, democratic, prosperous and sustainable nation.

Havana, June 16, 2017.

President Trump, again– PLEASE immediately SHUT DOWN the Fake Cuban Embassy– which is acting as a dangerous center of espionage against the people of the United States. Such action would be consistent with your promise to put “America First”– as well as your promise to help the people of Cuba.

Marielena Montesino de Stuart
Candidate for the U.S. Senate 2012 (FL – Republican, on the ballot)

Someone has to say the truth…

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ON CUBA: President Trump– let me know when you are ready to talk

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Having suffered unspeakable horrors under Communism in Cuba, I have a sacred responsibility to advise on this urgent situation-- and have done so as a former candidate to the U.S. Senate (on the ballot 2012) and as a writer.

The world has abandoned the people of Cuba, but I will never abandon my conscience.

The world has abandoned the people of Cuba. They did so long ago. They did so each time they established business partnerships with the Communist military dictators in Cuba.

When it comes to Americans– they did so every time they chose, FOR DECADES, to enter Cuba ILLEGALLY by traveling through Mexico and Canada in violation of United States laws and international laws, and by colluding with the Communists in Havana who refused to stamp their passports with their entry, in order to avoid leaving a trail of travel into the island prison.

President Trump has not “completely” reversed Obama’s Cuba policy

I have supported President Trump from the moment he announced his candidacy– to the disappointment of many of my fellow Republicans. However, when it comes to his Cuba policy, I have publicly written since he announced his candidacy, that he is to follow a tough and swift approach– or he will simply be another U.S. President who will pass through Washington DC while the people of Cuba continue to suffer unspeakable horrors 90 miles from our shores.

As a survivor of Communism in Cuba, I have a sacred responsibility to advise on this urgent situation– and have done so both as a former candidate to the U.S. Senate (on the ballot 2012) and as a writer.

As such, I insist that President Trump’s new Cuba policy has left huge gaps that enable the Communists in Havana to not just oppress the people inside the island prison– but to export their evil Marxist ideology and totalitarian regime to other countries in the Western Hemisphere (i.e., Venezuela), as well as to Africa and other parts of the world.

The truth is that President Trump has NOT “completely” reversed Obama’s Cuba policy, as he said in his speech in Miami, at the Manuel Artime Theater on Friday, June 16.

President Trump needs to surround himself with courageous people who are willing to advise him, without fear, on the proper course to follow regarding the evil Communist dictatorship in Cuba.

President Trump, let me know when you are ready to talk.

Someone has to say the truth…

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Reference:

Some of my many commentaries on Cuba

CUBA: 55 …58 Years of Communist Terror Erased from History

 

DIFFICULT TIMES: Message from Louis IX (Saint and King of France) to President Trump

Sunday – June 18, 2017

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Louis IX, Saint and King of France– was not just King. He was a warrior. His wisdom is timeless:

See that thou hast in thy company men, whether religious or lay, who are right worthy and loyal and not full of covetousness, and confer with them oft; and fly and eschew the company of the wicked. Hearken willingly to the Word of God and keep it in thine heart, and seek diligently after prayers and indulgences. Love all that is good and profitable and hate all that is evil, wheresoever it may be.”— Louis IX, Saint and King of France.

Happy Father’s Day, Mr. President.

Someone has to say the truth…

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President Trump’s Cuba Policy is Not Complete

It’s now or never

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I have publicly supported President Trump from the moment he announced his candidacy– which upset many fellow Republicans (not to mention Democrats!). But, when it comes to Cuba, he needs to listen to those of us who suffered unspeakable horrors under Castro’s Communist military regime.

To “COMPLETELY” cancel Obama’s one-sided deal with Cuba, President Trump would need to end the farcical “diplomacy” with Cuba’s despotic Communist dictatorship– and sanction countries that support Cuba’s murderous leaders.

There’s a direct correlation between fake “diplomacy” and the empowerment of murderous Communist dictatorships.

In addition to ending this fake diplomacy, we must include sanctions in our trade deals with those heartless countries that benefit from the blood of the oppressed Cuban people.

President Trump would also need to put an end to fake “cultural and educational” exchange travel programs– which line the pockets of the Communists thugs in the island prison and support their Marxist indoctrination programs.

For 58 years the world has not cared about the torture, imprisonment and execution of innocent Cubans– including members of my family. It only hits them when they vacation and travel through these despotic places and are captured as political pawns. But until then, they could have cared less about the suffering of those who live under Communism. Traveling to Cuba is not a right. It is a wrong.

Please go to the Search bar on this blog for more of my commentaries about Cuba and Communism. You will also find more on this urgent matter under RELATED articles, featured below.

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Sad day in Washington DC and London 

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

The headlines featured in the image above depict a very sad day in Washington DC and London, with news of the shooting of a congressman, police officers and others at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia– and an inferno, which engulfed a high-rise apartment building in London.

Please pray for all victims and family members.

THE EMPTY CHAIR: I’m praying for all who are missing tonight as victims of terrorism– which includes abortion

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

There are millions of empty chairs tonight across the world. Millions of people are missing because they never came back home, as victims of terrorism. Terrorism includes millions of abortions worldwide, as babies are torn into pieces during the massacre of abortion procedures. Then, their little body parts are sold to the highest bidder. 
Indeed, there are many empty chairs tonight– all over the world.

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FROM TRUMP HEADQUARTERS: “We MUST Keep Fighting. Our Country is at Stake”

“James Comey stated under oath that President Trump was NOT under investigation by the FBI.

…So why has the Fake News Media spent so much time reporting on the so-called “Russia investigation?”

Democrats are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites inciting a WITCH HUNT to take down President Trump… And for one simple reason: He wants to put America FIRST.

Putting America First means special interests no longer get to sell out our country for their own personal gain. It means we no longer enter multinational agreements that surrender our sovereignty. It means we no longer funnel billions of American dollars to countries that hate us. It means we no longer let just anyone pour over our border.

Our winning movement ended an era of selling out American interests — and the corrupt political class is FURIOUS.
The witch hunt won’t be over today. It won’t be over tomorrow. We MUST keep fighting. Our country is at stake.

Thanks,
Trump Headquarters”

2017: Islamic Extremist Attacks during Ramadan (to date)

Thursday- June 8, 2017

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Ramadan began on Friday, May 26

Following the Islamic extremist terrorist attack in Manchester, England on May 22– more terrorist attacks have been carried out since the start of Ramadan on May 26, in the following locations around the globe:

London (UK), Paris (France), Tehran (Iran), Kabul (Afghanistan), Baghdad (Iraq), Mogadishu (Somalia), and Melbourne (Australia).

There have also been attacks in northeastern Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon and the Philippines– the latter is being handled by President Duterte, with his world-famous efficiency.

The deadliest attack took place as a result of an explosion in a Kabul neighborhood, where most of the Western embassies are located. This attack, while not receiving the same mainstream media attention as those in Europe, took the lives of 150 people, and hundreds suffered serious injuries.

While the blood of innocent human beings–including children– keeps flowing, President Trump continues to battle the communist activist judges in the United States, who are blocking his efforts to keep us safe from Islamic extremists.

Someone has to say the truth…

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