Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Your tax dollars at work

A Dutch travel company that was acquired by U.S. investors will pay a $5.9 million fine to the United States because it continued to engage in Cuba transactions after the change in ownership, the Herald reports. 

This is part of our policy of defending human rights in Cuba.

Meanwhile, President Obama has agreed to send 10 attack helicopters to our friends in Egypt, home of the most efficient judges in the world.  One Egyptian judge yesterday issued a death sentence to more than 680 opponents of the government.  Last month the same judge issued another mass death sentence to more than 500, but he adjusted the sentence to life imprisonment for all but 37.  Both trials lasted less than an hour, and most of the defendants were not present at the first.

U.S. aid to Egypt is about $1.5 billion per year, and the U.S. embargo against Cuba dates from 1960. 

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