A Need For Donald Trump To Fight With Non-Islamic Terrorism
The first years of the 21st century were marked by a new offensive of Communism, a political system that had died in 1991 in the USSR. The Communist system had failed as a result of its inapplicable economic theories, the corruption of its leaders, and the impoverishment and oppression of its citizens.
In 1991, Cuban billionaire dictator Fidel Castro, an ardent representative of Communism, who had violently attempted to export his “revolution” to Africa and Latin America, founded the so-called Sao Paulo Forum together with several leftist parties and terrorist groups of Latin America. Their aim was coping with the winds of freedom coming from Eastern Europe.
After the Soviet Union discontinued subsidies to Cuba, the Castro regime had to end his wars in Africa and other acts of subversion around the world. Cuba’s regime was forced to implement a new strategy that was based on political infiltration.
Castro’s plan turned to be successful. In 1999, Venezuela fell with the complicity of Hugo Chávez, and eleven other countries became a part of the Cuban sphere.
The Socialist leaders modified the Constitution in their respective states, gained power, acquired personal wealth, and plunged their nations into poverty. The demagoguery employed by these populist rulers has been so effective that although many of his voters suffer the hunger, injustice, uncertainty and misery they are grateful to them.
The Communist resurrection has had allies that were previously improbable. The papacy, which in former times had defended the oppressed, allied itself with the oppressors, even if advocacy for the poor was still made in public. For Pope Francis, dictator Castro was worthy of a hug, and the Colombian FARC narco-guerrillas deserved his blessing.
President Obama was tolerant towards Juan Manuel Santos’s government in Colombia, and his disdain for the decision of the Colombian people — expressed in a referendum — against the country’s delivery to the FARC.
For his part, the highest authority of the country that has historically faced Castroism the most, Barack Obama, made an express trip to Cuba to ingratiate with the executioners of that nation. To put his position clear Obama even abolished the law known as “Dry Feet, Wet Feet”, in one of his last decisions as president, closing the possibility of escape for many Cubans. Despite all his efforts, this complacent stance of the former US head of state with Castroism did not find the expected democratising response from Havana.
In the same vein, the outgoing US president was tolerant with the unprecedented corruption in Juan Manuel Santos’s government in Colombia, as well as his contempt for the National Constitution, and his disdain for the decision of the Colombian people — expressed in a referendum — against the country’s delivery to the FARC.
Donald Trump is not a man of halfway measures. He told Obama truth to his face and announced policy of heavy hand against terrorism, specifically against Islamic terrorism, which he promised, in his inaugural address, to eradicate from the face of the Earth. With the arrival of Trump to the White House, the time of softness towards dictators ended. We hope that the new US President will keep his promises and understand that all terrorists, Islamic or not, are the same.
Mario Javier Pacheco historian, journalist and human rights activist. He is an editorialist for Noticias Todelar. Pacheco coordinates the Local Chair on Peace in 132 municipalities in Colombia.
Perth Herald Tribune joined the campaign “My Weekly Denunciation Of the Castro’s Dictatorship”, launched by the UNPACU and the Forum for a United America to raise awareness of the situation of the Cuban people worldwide.