At the age of 17 I invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in an effort to eradicate communism in the country of my birth. We lost the battle due to the failure of the Kennedy administration in 1961 to follow through with the original plan prepared by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Central Intelligence Agency. It was an act of criminal negligence. The 1176 prisoners of war of the Brigade 2506 were sentenced to 30 years in prison at hard labor. After two horrendous years of imprisonment, we were released as the result of successful negotiations between the United States and Cuba.
This experience changed my life forever and that of my entire family. I saw how we, in Cuba, ignored the warnings that Fidel Castro and many of his followers were communist. Most people believed in Fidel Castro’s promises to have free elections, respect individual freedoms, and establish a democratic government. Instead, we have had a bloody dictatorship for almost 54 years in a country 90 miles away from the United States. It is most important that we in the United States pay close attention to this presidential election so that we do not suffer the same fate as Cuba.
I am the only Hispanic, in a nation of more than 54 million Hispanics, who has written three books in Spanish on Barack Obama. The first one was ¿Obama o McCain? (2008), followed by El verdadero Obama: sus conexiones marxistas, socialistas y radicales (2010). The third book, ¿Obama o Romney?, was published on September 11, 2012 and may be purchased at Amazon or at the bookstores La Universal and Impacto in Miami, Florida. This book has 480 pages and 38 pictures. It has a complete biography of both President Obama and Governor Romney and a detailed description of the failed presidency of Barack Obama. I explain the atrocious record of President Obama, on both domestic and foreign policies, that has made him the worst president in our nation’s history. I have never seen a book in English that includes both the biography of Obama and Romney.
I was able to include in the book the official photograph of our Ambassador Christopher Stevens who served in Libya, and was tortured and assassinated along with two Navy Seals and a computer specialist in our Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. I also wrote about our U.S. embassies being attacked in Muslim countries world-wide on that day. We now know that in August 2012 a U.S. security unit was sent home in spite of the fact that 230 violent incidents had occurred in a one-year period in Benghazi and that Great Britain had withdrawn its diplomatic mission from that violent city. The U.S. Consulate was bombed by terrorists making a 40-feet hole on its wall a couple of months before the deadly attack.
Fox News revealed on October 19, 2012 that it had obtained 166 pages of documents from our embassy in Libya. These documents clearly showed the deteriorating security situation in Eastern Libya. Ambassador Stevens complained when he lost the security unit. He requested again and again additional security from our government up to the very day of his murder. The U.S. Department of State used extremely poor judgment and denied his numerous requests thus sentencing our ambassador and three others to death. It was an act of criminal negligence. President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and Secretary of Defense Panetta have not explained to the American people which officials were responsible. Why have they not been fired for gross incompetence and negligence? The reason is that all of them were involved in the decision to deny military assistance to our diplomats.
Another sordid story is now emerging. Doug Hagmann of the Canadian Free Press, James Robbins of the Washington Times, and Aaron Klein of WND are explaining that the Obama administration was engaged in a massive gun running operation which included heavy weapons from Libya to Syria. Russia opposed this operation and so informed President Obama. Ambassador Stevens was in charge of this operation that also involved recruiting jihadists to fight against the dictator Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Iran may have been involved in the terrorist attack at Benghazi with Russia´s approval. When the attack began and the ambassador and others requested assistance, General Carter Ham, commander of the U.S. African Command, put a rapid response team together and notified the Pentagon that they were ready to go. He was ordered to do nothing. Apparently, General Carter Ham ignored the order and, when he was about to send help to Benghazi, his second in command relieved General Ham of his command. If true, this is a major scandal and it is obvious why Obama and all high officials are lying to the American people. It is imperative that someone in authority, such as General Ham, breaks this conspiracy of silence before the presidential election!
CIA director David Petraeus issued the following statement:”No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate”. What about the Secretaries of Defense and State? The Liar-in-Chief Obama is stonewalling and hoping that the truth can be suppressed until after the election. As usual, the mainstream press is cooperating while Obama and others continue to lie.
It was terrible that the Obama administration did not allow the FBI to go to Benghazi until three weeks later to investigate this terrorist attack alleging that it was too dangerous. Yet, the Obama administration refused our ambassador’s repeated requests for more security.
It was also a failure of intelligence of this administration. Obama apparently is not receiving most of the intelligence briefings as he is spending all his time fundraising and campaigning. He was also too busy campaigning to meet with any of the hundreds of presidents from all over the world that recently attended the United Nations General Assembly meetings. Yet, the president had time to appear in the View, with David Letterman, and with his many friends in Hollywood. Obama is not a leader that deserves to be reelected.
We now know that our Consulate in Libya was attacked at 10:00 pm (4:00 pm Washington time). For seven hours our small group in Benghazi fought the 120 terrorists while notifying our government and requesting help. President Obama met in the Oval Office of the White House with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and others at 5:00 pm. There were several F-18 fighter aircrafts at our base in Sicily 400 miles away and other forces that General Ham could have sent immediately. They could have been sent to fight the terrorists and would have arrived within an hour. Unfortunately, our president did not want to violate Libyan airspace or he was concerned of a major fight with large groups of terrorists that were waiting for a rescue operation to engage us and let our people died. Shame on you Mr. President for being such a coward! You are unfit to continue serving as our Commander-in-Chief.
President Obama responded to the terrorist attack in Benghazi with lies and a cover up. Obama sent United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to misinform the public five days after the premeditated terrorist attack on five television networks on a Sunday. Rice said that the attack in Libya had been spontaneous due to the anti-Muslim video in spite of the fact that the Libyan government had said immediately that it was a preplanned attack. The Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Libya, the U.S. Department of State, and our other intelligence agencies agreed with the Libyan government. The terrorist attack was carried out by al Qaida in North Africa and Ansar al-shariah or other groups backed by Iran.
Why would Obama lie? This incident contradicted his narrative on the campaign that stated that after the death of Osama bin Laden he had defeated al Qaida. Obama and Biden also believed that the friendly established press would look the other way as it has done multiple times. After more than two weeks President Obama at last admitted that that it had been a preplanned terrorist attack the one that had killed the four Americans in Libya.
Vice President Joe Biden continued to deceive the American people when he stated during the vice presidential debate that the intelligence community told them that it had been a spontaneous attack. Barack Obama did that same thing during the second debate with Mitt Romney on October 16. The moderator Candy Crawley of CNN supported Obama, even though moderators are prohibited from siding with any candidate during presidential debates. Some think this could be another Watergate. One major difference is that in Watergate no one died.
It is also quite clear that President Obama’s appeasement policy in the Middle East has been a complete failure. Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton recently stated that the president does not understand the nature of the struggle in the Middle East. Obama sided with the Arab Street but the Arab Spring did not bring democracy. It brought anti American governments to power in many Arab nations.
The book includes foreign policy and national security issues. It explains how China is waging a successful cyber warfare against our nation and stealing our industrial and military secrets and how the Obama administration have done very little to stop it. General Keith Alexander has described this theft as “the greatest transfer of wealth in history” and has estimated our loss to be a trillion dollars.
Richard A. Clarke in his book Cyber War (2011) describes how China has sold us “chips, routers, and hardware” for our computers and digital networks that have “logic bombs, trapdoors and Trojan horses” that the Chinese can activate whenever they choose to destroy us. Our country has purchased 84,000 false electronic parts from China and installed them in airplanes, helicopters, and missiles. General Patrick O’Rielly, director of the Agency of Missile Defense, stated that “We do not want that a missile interceptor of $12 million will not function due to a $2 false electronic part.” How could the Obama administration purchase anything from China for our defense when that nation is engaged in cyber warfare and currency warfare with us?
In a 52-page report released on October 8, 2012, the House of Representative Intelligence Committee, after a year-long investigation, concluded that two Chinese telecommunications firms, Huawei Technologies Inc. and ZTE Inc., present a great threat to our national security since their equipment could be used to spy on Americans. Congressman Mike Rogers, Republican from Michigan, Chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, said, “We simply cannot trust such vital systems to companies with known ties to the Chinese state, a country that is the largest perpetrator of cyber espionage in the U.S.” Huawei’s U.S. sales were $1.3 billion and ZTE sales were $30 million last year. The Obama administration had been reluctant to express these concerns publicly for fear of angering China. Have you ever heard President Obama voice any concern about China’s cyber warfare or currency war against our nation?
A chapter of the book describes the unilateral concessions that Obama has done with Russia endangering our national security. Soon after his election, Obama gave in to pressure from Russia and did not deploy the antimissile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic that President George W. Bush had negotiated with those two nations. In essence, Obama abandoned all of Eastern Europe to Russia’s sphere of influence which went against our national security interests. Obama did this without asking Russia for a quid-pro-quo or something in return. It is no surprise that Putin wanted Obama to win in 2008 and now Putin would like for the president to be reelected in 2012. Why? He believes Obama will give in on missile defense and continue to use “flexibility” to eliminate our nuclear arsenal. Putin knows that Russia can continue to push our weak president.
I explain in the book Obama’s request to Dimitri Medvedev to tell Putin to give him “flexibility” and “space” until he gets reelected. Obama desires to eliminate completely our nuclear arsenal and reduce the Pentagon’s budget. His own Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has stated several times that those severe cuts would endanger our national security. Recently, Panetta stated “that the United States would be left with a force that suffers low morale, poor readiness and is unable to keep with potential adversaries. It would invite aggression.”
On January 2, 2013, unless the Congress and the president act, $55 billion would be cut from the Pentagon annually for the next 10 years. This massive cut represents 10% of the entire Pentagon´s budget. The U.S. Navy would be reduced from 286 ships to 230 ships, leaving our Navy the size it had in 1915! The U.S. Army would be reduced from 569,000 soldiers to 426,000. The 1990 fighter aircraft of the U.S. Air Force would be reduced to 1512. The U.S. Marines force would also be cut. Millions would lose their employment in defense-related industries and thus unemployment would increase.
Governor Romney has stated that he will increase defense spending $150 billion a year in order to make our armed forces stronger and more capable of protecting us from our enemies. While China and Russia drastically increase their defense spending and modernize their armed forces, Iran continues to enrich uranium in order to build nuclear bombs. North Korea continues to build nuclear weapons and improve its missiles and al Qaida and other terrorist groups continue to get stronger. Obviously, this is not the time to gut the Pentagon’s budget and disarm unilaterally.
In another chapter, I tell the story of the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913. The current owners of the Fed are the descendants of the banking cartel that assumed control of our currency in violation of our Constitution. Only Congress has the power to print our currency. The Obama/Bernanke’s Federal Reserve Bank has been an abysmal failure. Under Obama the Fed has printed trillions of dollars out of thin air and has seriously devalued the strength of our dollar creating high inflation while not improving the economy. As Congressman Ron Paul has stated many times, the Fed has never been audited and the American people deserve a comprehensive audit of the Fed.
The Obama administration has lied about the high rate of inflation that we are currently facing. Just look at the price increases for basic food items from 2008 to 2012: a gallon of milk from $2.16 to $4.59, pound of butter from $1.95 to $5.19, pound of potatoes from $0.32 to $1.30, pound of beef from $3.68 to $7.98. The price of a gallon of gasoline increased from $ 1.83 to $ 3.66 and so on. Many items have doubled in price while household income dropped by over $4000 over the last four years. There is no question that we were better off in 2008 than in 2012.
As I explain in my book, ¿Obama o Romney? this year´s presidential election is the most important in the history of our great nation because it will define its future. What is at stake is the very survival of our country and the free world. If President Obama is reelected on November 6, he will be able to complete the radical transformation of our nation that he started on his first term. The United States of America will be unrecognizable by 2016!
Our country could very well be a bankrupt socialist third rate power! We will no longer be a superpower and a beacon of freedom in the world. The voters have a very distinct choice in this presidential election. They will decide whether we become a nation with a bigger and more controlling government with less freedom and with trillion dollars annual deficits, high unemployment, higher taxes, and unsustainable national debt that will take us to a fiscal cliff; or a nation with a limited and more efficient government and with greater freedom that will prevent us from becoming another Greece. They will also choose a nation that will have weaker armed forces or one that will have a stronger military to protect us from the dangerous world that we live in.
Dinesh D´Souza, as he stated in his books and in his recent documentary 2016, believes that President Obama is deliberately hurting our economy, accumulating an annual deficit of over a trillion dollars, and borrowing 42 cents out of every dollar he spends in order to bankrupt our nation. In 2007 Obama accused President George W. Bush of being irresponsible and antipatriotic for increasing the national debt by $4 trillion in eight years. Obama promised to reduce the national debt in half. Instead, he has increased the debt by $5.5 trillion in four years. Now the national debt is over 16 trillion dollars. Who is now the irresponsible and antipatriotic president who went wild with the Bank of China credit card? Mr. President, just look at a mirror and you will find out.
As stated earlier, Obama is also reducing our nuclear arsenal and destroying our military with massive budget reductions so that the United States will no longer be a superpower. Why? D’Souza says that the reason is that Obama wants to implement the dream of his Marxist and anti-colonialist father who hated the West. Like Obama’s preacher, Obama’s father saw the United States as a neocolonial superpower that needed to be downgraded. This is why Obama lends Brazil $2 billion so Petrobras can extract oil from the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean but he does not allow our companies to search for oil in our oceans and drastically reduced permits to look for oil on federal land. Obama did not approve the Keystone pipe to bring oil from Canada and the radicals in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) constantly harass our energy industry and particularly our carbon industry.
A high EPA administrator stated that the way he treated the energy industry was similar to the way the Roman army operated in antiquity. When they conquered a new city, the Romans would crucify the first five people they saw and, in that manner, instilled fear in the conquered population. After the great uproar that this incendiary statement created, this EPA administrator was forced to resign. Unfortunately, he told the truth about how the radicals in Obama´s EPA operate.
Fortunately, the Romney/Ryan ticket will win in this election. On October 3, 2012, Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado dealing with the economy, taxes, deficits, Obamacare, entitlements, job creation, and energy policy. Romney pointed out the $90 billion wasted by Obama in green energy companies, many of which went bankrupted and the taxpayers had to pick up the tab. Romney also explained in detail how he is going to create 12 million new jobs if he is elected president.