A little Cuban boy named Elian Gonzalez, who in 1999 was scooped up by a federal SWAT team in Miami and shipped back to Cuba, is in the news again for the get well card he and his family sent to communist dictator Fidel Castro.
The youngster addressed the 79-year-old as my “Dear Grandfather” and wished Castro a happy 80th birthday.
For those not familiar with this child’s story or for those who’ve forgotten, Elian Gonzalez was the center of one of the biggest news stories during the Clinton Administration. Not as big as Monica, but close.
While escaping the communist paradise with his mother, Elian was shipwrecked and then rescued off the Florida coast in 1999, but his mother wasn’t as lucky. Relatives of the 5-year old wanted him to stay with them in Miami. However, the boy’s father, a loyalist to Castro wanted him back and suddenly Elian was the in the midst of a heated tug-of-war.
The Clinton Administration decided that Elian would be better off with his alleged biological father in Castro’s Proletariat kingdom. The only problem was Elian’s Miami relatives, who had escaped from the de facto Cuban prison themselves, wanted Elian to grow up in the United States and enjoy the benefits of living in a free, capitalist nation.
Bill Clinton and the rest of his liberal cronies wanted the boy turned over to the federal authorities and shipped back to Cuba. When Elian’s relatives refused to comply, that paragon of justice, Attorney General Janet Reno, sent a squad of officers dressed for combat — helmets, body armor, black BDUs — carrying fully automatic weapons to grab the child away from his unarmed kin.
The sight of this on television should have outraged every American, not just conservatives. Had only the Clinton Administration been so zealous with the millions of illegal aliens within the U.S.
One Cuban-American police officer from New Jersey said to me, as we watched this ridiculous display of Reno’s abuse of power unfold on television, “Ronald Reagan would never do this. Ronald Reagan wouldn’t allow this.”
All I could reply was, “Clinton is no Ronald Reagan. Clinton is simpatico with Marxist dictators.” Over the top, you say? Wasn’t that an old photo I saw of Clinton protesting the Vietnam War under a Viet Cong flag?
Thanks to the popular President Bill Clinton, the biggest flimflam man ever to sit in the oval office, Elian Gunsels, now 12, has probably been indoctrinated by the Stalinist system in Cuba.
And Janet Reno? Well, she’s is still popular among liberals in the US, despite the Elian incident; and despite Waco, another crowning moment for the Clinton Administration, in which Reno sent stormtroopers to kill men, women and children because her and her boss didn’t particularly like their religion or their ideas about gun ownership.
”’Jim Kouri, CPP, is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own Web site is located at”’ http://jimkouri.us
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