ANSWER Backed by Castro?

Smash infiltrates the ANSWER anti-war rally and comes away thinking the socialist front group may be sponsored by Fidel Castro.


Cuban Five Sign at ANSWER Rally

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. Ugh says:

    Speaking of Castro, is there any real reason (as opposed to political) to continue our ridiculous policies toward Cuba? Seems to me if we can normalize relations with Vietnam Cuba should be a snap.

  2. Anderson says:

    Is Castro sponsoring much of anything these days, other than his doctors’ salaries?

  3. James Joyner says:

    is there any real reason (as opposed to political) to continue our ridiculous policies toward Cuba?

    No.

    Is Castro sponsoring much of anything these days, other than his doctors’ salaries?

    Hard to say from this vantage point. The Castro regime is in power one way or the other, though.

  4. Tlaloc says:

    Smash’s conclusions are based on nothing except the remarkable realization that a group of socialists are sympathetic toward cuba. Wow. Who would have thought socialists would be sympathetic toward a socialist nation. I mean that’s just crazy, obviously Fidel must be funneling them money to take such a strange counterintuitive stance.

  5. Tano says:

    I agree with Tlaloc.
    The notion that Smash “came away’ thinking that, as opposed to thinking that all along and using the excuse of a web address on a poster to “confirm” it, is silly.

    And with all due respect to Smash, who cares about who he thinks funds ANSWER? Its not like he is offering any real information here.

    Meanwhile, James uses the “assertion disguised as a question” trick in his title. Ah, the ways of political PR.

    (NB. I aint defending these people, but I do have an aversion to BS)

  6. Rick DeMent says:

    The notion that Smash thinks at all should be the question we are all pondering.