| I am watching Fox
News as I write this. I've been watching for 3 hours, it is 7:30
spectacle of Elian Gonzales being ripped from the home of his relatives at
gunpoint made me sick for my country. I am ashamed, so ashamed.
If you have not
seen it yet, huge Federal Agents, about 20 of them, in full riot gear, with
assault weapons, stormed into the home of the relatives at 4 in the
ambush. While the family attorneys were
in the home talking on the phone with Reno's negotiator for a peaceful
resolution to this affair! Betrayal.
You will see the
video pictures over and over.
uniforms, ski masks, helmets, shotguns, breaking in, tear gassing the house,
the flight to the car, SUV's moving out, Elian clinging to a female officer,
screaming in his underwear, ushered into the waiting van. It only took three
And a still picture from
inside the house at the moment that Elian was grabbed from the arms of the
fisherman that found him - Elian in terror as a large gun is pointed at him and
Donato Dalrymple. A single shot that will probably make photo of the century -
Elian full face, terrorized.
begging them to let him carry Elian to the car. They grabbed Elian, put a
blanket over his head, and pulled him from the house.
Elian crying "Help me somebody! Don't let
them take me!"
This is how Bill
Clinton and Janet Reno treat little six year old boys.
The Mayor of
Miami said there was no reason to make this a show of force, that the relatives
would have handed Elian over peaceably, in the best interests of
But Clinton had every reason to make this a
show of force. The King was displeased, and did not like it when people -
little people - defy him.
These cowards did
not have the guts to send in people in daylight because they were afraid of the
unarmed people conducting prayer vigils outside the home. They wanted to avoid
a big confrontation - especially the possibility of losing an attempt to get
Elian. They wanted to make their job easier.
And the Clintons?
They wanted to make a point. Stand in the way, get steamrolled.
So what is all of
This is about the
Clinton agenda, plain and simple. Whether it is about normalization of
relations with Cuba or something else, it does not matter. Clinton/s is/are
personally involved in someway. And they will throw the full force of
government against whomever stands in their way. Don't ever forget
And the fiction
from the Clinton White House that the responsibility for this rests on Janet
Reno must be seen through. Anyone remember that Juan
Miguel's attorney is Greg Craig, Clinton's impeachment attorney?
And Clinton being
"kept up" on the situation by Reno as though he is a bystander? And
that he supports Reno's decisions? He supports Reno doing exactly as she is
told. Reno does not wipe without permission from the Clintons.
is that this is about the Father's rights. In Cuba, he has no rights. When
Elian is taken back to Cuba (I don't believe the Clintons went to all this
trouble to allow the courts to keep Elian here), he will be a ward of the
state. Now that he has seen life in the US, he cannot be permitted to remain
with other children, at least in his present mental state. That is the
customary treatment of people that have seen something better than what a
Communist government can provide. They are isolated until the threat of them
causing unrest is resolved in one way or another.
| Now Reno is live on TV, talking about
the "rule of law". And that her efforts were to "reunite"
the family. And the family left her no other option than the "enforcement
action". How delicate. Storm troopers is more appropriate. And this
"person" now says that "Elian needs 'quiet time' ". If the
hypocrisy of that does not slap you in the face, I will be happy to do it for
She is talking
about the father anxiously awaiting for his son. She also talks about
"healing wounds". And helping "the little boy heal". From
you Reno. From you and the Clintons.
And Reno says she said
"Yes, we can continue to negotiate". And she had already given the
order to break in. The family was negotiating in good faith. Clearly Reno did
not intend to negotiate. Reno's "out" is that she had "already
said that time had run out", so what can they expect,
Reno explains the
gun on Elian this way. "If you look closely at the gun, you will see that
it is pointed to the side. And you will see that the finger is not on the
trigger." So that makes holding a full assault rifle on a six year old OK?
The shadows from
the gun make it clear it is pointed towards Donato and Elian. And how long
would it take to move the finger to the firing position?
the weapons in this way. "We heard that there may have been guns in the
house, and there may have been guns in the crowd." Well, I have heard
there might be cheese on the moon.
Some years ago,
as an experiment, people staged robberies with bananas. The people swore there
were guns. What did they expect Elian to see? A banana? This terrorized that
response to charges that they stressed Elian? Well, they provided toys and
PlayDough for him because they heard that squeezing PlayDough was the
best way for a child to relieve stress.
This is exactly the type of crap that you can
expect from people that do not care about people. Instead of knowing
what is best for the kid, that is, being in loving arms and among friendly
faces, allowing family to accompany him to Washington, they have to think about what palative to give the kid
to shut him up. Medication is next.
There are not words to express the contempt I
feel for Reno and her masters.
And the thought
remains with me of Elian's Mother giving her life in an attempt to reach
freedom with her son.
And at the scene,
the aftermath of the Federal grab.
Inside the house
- the home - a mess. Tables, lamps overturned, pictures off the wall. Statues
overturned. Sanctity destroyed.
religious significance, Jesus, a Madonna and child, a statue of Mary, and a
picture of Elian.
A very religious
Catholic family. Their door broken down, armed intruders grabbing a six year
old. Running away into the night.
And this at
Elian was heard
to say "Que pasa? Que pasa? as he was being pulled from those he
That is the
We have to do
what is necessary as humans, as loving caring people, to make sure this sort of
thing can never be done again.
God help us do
| In "Gulag Archipelago II",
Alexander Solzhenitsen comments sarcastically on his country's arrest,
imprisonment and murder of little kids that "No country can say it has
loved its children as we have loved ours." We are closing the