On March 3, 2011 – Former US Secretary of State (1973-77), Henry (Heinz) Kissinger, sent a letter to US Presideni Barack Obama asking him to pardon the convicted Jewish-American spy, Jonathan Pollard. Pollard is in prison since 1985.
Now, former President Jimmy Carter along with his wife, Rosalynn, arrived in Havana (Cuba) to discuss the release of American Jewish Alan Gross who was given a 15-year jail sentence for being involved in anti-Cuba activities. The sentence has made US-Cuba relations more tense than ever.
Jimmy Carter is schedule to meet Cuban President Raul Castro, other government officials and Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega before leaving on Wednesday.
Alan Gross, was arrested in December 2009 while working for Bethesda, Maryland-based Development Alternatives Inc. on a so-called “USAID-backed democracy-building project”. During the trail, Alan Gross claimed that he was trying to improve internet access for Cuba’s small Jewish community. However, the Cuban Jewish leaders have denied working with him.
As expected, the reaction from Obama’s subverted administration was: “Today’s sentencing adds another injustice to Alan Gross’s ordeal,” Tommy Vietor, the Israel-Firster US National Security Council spokesman, said in a statement. “He has already spent too many days in detention and should not spend one more. We urge the immediate release of Mr. Gross so that he can return home to his wife and family.”
Both the State Department and Gross’ family have expressed hope that Carter’s trip may help in the early release of Alan Gross.
“We have repeatedly urged the government of Cuba to release Mr. Gross and we encourage others who meet with Cuban officials, including President Carter, to also voice their concerns and make this request,” State spokesman Mark Toner said last week.
Cuba calls Gross a mercenary working on a program paid for by Washington that aimed to bring down Cuba’s socialist system, and it has presented him as evidence of US intentions to unleash a “cyberwar” to destabilize the island.
US officials say no rapprochement between the Cold War enemies is possible while Gross remains jailed. That shows whom Obama administration represents – 94% American Christians or 3% American Muslims or less than 2% American Jews!
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