I was originally going to post this in MPSIMS, but I felt it needed to have some expletives to convey how I felt, so here it is. My first post as a paying member, and it’s in the Pit, this may be a bad start.
Since I seem to be the only Cuban on this board I have taken on the burden of bitching about all things Cuban. On that vein, for the past two days Spain’s Foreign Minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos, has been visiting Cuba. This is significant because it is Spain’s first opening to Cuba since it led an effort in 2003 to condemn Cuba for its crackdown on dissidents. As soon as the trip was announced there were a number of critics, in and out of Spain, because Cuba has continued to harass political dissidents, and most of those arrested in 2003 continue to serve time in prison. The Moratinos camp tried to assuage their critics by emphasizing that the protection of human rights would be part of his agenda.
Two days and several media events later Moratinos is ready to leave Cuba and holds a press conference flanked by Felipe Perez-Roque, Cuba’s own Foreign Minister. The reporters there ask them if human rights were discussed, Moratinos self-satisfyingly answers that of course, that discussion was part of the agenda and that Cuba has agreed to work on promoting human rights worldwide. Huh?? The reporters, press him on that answer, specifically asking him if the fate of the jailed dissidents was discussed. Perez-Roque jumps in and says :
“It was not on the agenda, it is up to legal Cuban bodies to deal with it. This is not a matter we discuss with other countries. It is an internal problem in Cuba.”
Bad enough, but then he adds that Cuba’s political prisoners are:
“…mercenaries financed by a foreign power to subvert the internal order”
The quotes are in two separate links because most of the stories in english only have the first part of the quote, although most of the articles in spanish have the full exchange.
So there you are, in 2003 Spain’s government is outraged by Cuba’s treatment of political dissenters. In 2007, Spain’s government does not give a rat’s ass any more.
To summarize my feelings, Mr. Moratinos, I shit on your mother, I shit on your mother’s mother, I shit on the hour when you were born, go to hell you son of a bitch and I hope you find Franco there and the old man bends you over and sticks his entire arm up your ass. Perez-Roque, there’s absolutely no reason someone who looks so much like a syphillitic frog won’t get his when you arrive in hell.
I wish I could swear more fluently in English, I really do. For now just imagine me gesticulating wildly and a stream of insults in spanish with lots of rrrrrrr’s, hard jjjjjj’s and pppppp’s flying from my mouth.