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Sen. Rubio: My Office Will Help BLM Move To Cuba

During a Fox News town hall in Miami with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rubio announced that his office is willing to help Black Lives Matter emigrate to Cuba.

“You know, I think back, there was a time in this country when Ronald Reagan supported the freedom fighters in Nicaragua to fight their own battle,” Fox News anchor Sean Hannity said. “But they were fighting for the freedom movement there. And beyond the internet, which is brilliant, we need communication, should that be on the table? The Miami mayor even said very aggressively, what are your thoughts, Senator?”

“Well, I mean, the first thing is, it took Biden 24 hours just to issue a statement and then another 72 hours to say a second thing,” Rubio responded.“And then they did some Zoom call with some people and then came back with some third-weekend statement. So I don’t think you can — right now, we can’t even get him to do the internet, how are we going to get him to do anything else? It’s a real challenge here with all of this.”

“By the way, if you missed Senator Rubio’s Twitter timeline, it was, it’s now 8:30, not a word from Biden, it’s now 10:10, not a word from Biden,” Hannity said. “I mean, I really think singlehandedly you embarrassed him into finally making a statement.”

“Yes, it’s just not a priority for them,” Rubio said. “And you have to understand, again, there is a segment of his voting base that actually thinks the regime is good, that actually brags about the regime.”

“People that openly say it. I mean, the Black Lives Matter Foundation said that how great,” Rubio continued. “And I said that’s great, my office will help the Black Lives Matter Foundation emigrate to Cuba. We stand ready to help out.”

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9 People Charged in U.S. As Being Illegal Agents of China

A group of nine people have been indicted on charges of operating as illegal agents of China in the United States. According to a Justice Department press release, the individuals allegedly “conducted surveillance of and engaged in a campaign to harass, stalk and coerce certain residents of the United States to return to the PRC as part of a global, concerted and extralegal repatriation effort known as ‘Operation Fox Hunt.”

Those charged vary in gender and age, ranging from 24 to 65. They also lived in various cities including Queens, Brooklyn, Norwich, Connecticut and Mahwah, New Jersey. The press release states the suspects are accused of acting “at the direction and under the control of’ Chinese officials to try to force the return to China of two individuals identified only as John Doe #1 And wife Jane Doe #1.”

Jacquelyn M. Kasulis, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York said in a statement, “Unregistered, roving agents of a foreign power are not permitted to engage in secret surveillance of U.S. residents on American soil, and their illegal conduct will be met with the full force of U.S. law.”

Voice of America News reports:

The statement said that around 2012 and 2014 the Chinese government had caused the international police organization Interpol to issue “Red Notices” alerting police around the world that the two were wanted in China. for embezzlement and accepting bribes — crimes which carry maximum penalties of death and life in prison respectively.

The nine subsequently “participated in an international campaign to threaten, harass, surveil and intimidate John Doe #1 and his family, in order to force John Doe #1 and Jane Doe #1 to return to the PRC,” Justice officials said.

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Biden Admin Blames China for Microsoft Hacking, But Still Won’t Impose Sanctions

The Biden administration is actually blaming China. Only for its hacking of Exchange servers, but finally placing some blame where blame is due, nonetheless. In statements to reporters Monday, the administration blamed China for hacking the Microsoft Exchange servers that compromised tens of thousands of computers in March.

The administration also accused China of working with “criminal” hackers to target companies for ransom. However, the White House still has yet to impose sanctions on China over the hack.

A White House fact sheet stated, “We have raised our concerns about both this incident and the [People’s Republic of China’s] broader malicious cyber activity with senior PRC Government officials in making clear that the PRC’s actions threaten security, confidence, and stability in cyberspace.”

So the White House told China the very obvious fact that their actions threaten security and stability in cyberspace. Uh, yeah, they already know that; that’s why they do it. European allies also condemned the hacking operations.

A U.S. official told the Associated Press that while sanctions on China were not immediately forthcoming, the Biden administration believes the joint statements with allies will send an important message to the country. Again, they already know the message.

There have been a number of ransomware attacks recently. Multiple attacks have been tied to Russian hackers such as the group Darkside which hacked the Colonial Pipeline in May. The pipeline was shut down for days and the company reportedly paid around $4.4 million in ransom to Darkside. Reportedly at least $2.3 million was recovered by the Justice Department.

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Young Journalist Covering Protests in Cuba Taken on Live Television by State Police

For all those in the U.S. touting Communism because they have the freedom to express their asinine ideals freely in America due to the fact that our values are the exact antithesis to Communism need to pay attention to this.  Maybe, just maybe, it will resonate.

A young journalist and YouTube personality have been covering the protests in Cuba, and as a result, she was picked up by the Cuban police during a live television appearance. Is that what Bernie Sanders and his followers think should happen in the United States?

Dina Stars was discussing the protests during an appearance on Spain’s Cuatro TV when she had to stop the interview and announce the state police were at her door and she needed to go see what was going on.

Another guest panelist worried aloud she was about to be arrested on live television. When Stars left to tend to the police, her camera was left with a friend who attempted to capture the situation without endangering herself in the process by recording the incident.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, whose own parents fled Cuba for the United States before he was born, tweeted the news footage from his account. “Independent journalist @Dinastars_ was live on the air today with a tv station in Spain when Cuban regime state security entered her home & ask that she come with them” tweeted Rubio alongside the video.

Rubio is not alone in his concern. The Acting Assistant Secretary for the Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Julie Chung, wrote, “The world is watching Cuban authorities arrest & beat dozens of peaceful protesters & independent voices, including @DinaStars_. Many remain missing; we join their families & call for their immediate release. The repression must end, and the people’s voices must be heard.”

During the TV appearance, the host remains live on air as the friend tries to film Star’s discussion with the police. Eventually, Stars returns to her camera and tells the tv host “they’re taking me to police HQ” then bravely states, “live via Spain, I will hold the [Cuban] government responsible that may happen to me.”  “I have to go now.”

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Ron DeSantis Sends Letter To Biden Admin Over Cuba Crisis

Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Biden on Wednesday to urge him to provide internet access to the Cuban people after the socialist Cuban government cut off their internet access to prevent them from coordinating protests with each other.

“I write to urge you to assist in providing Internet access to the people of Cuba standing up against communist oppression and demanding a voice after decades of suffering under the yoke of a cruel dictatorship,” DeSantis wrote. “As you know, the Cuban people are taking to the streets to protest the Communist regime, and the Cuban government has responded with violence. At first, the world could see the images and videos of this mass movement, but now the tyrannical regime of President Miguel Díaz-Canel has shut off access to the Internet. The Cuban people have lost their ability to communicate with one another, and many Floridians born in Cuba have no information on the safety of their loved ones. Equally as important, the world has also lost the ability to see what is happening on the ground as the Cuban people rise in support of freedom.”

“Technology exists to provide Internet access into Cuba remotely, using the innovation of American enterprise and the diverse industries here,” he continued. “Similar to the American efforts to broadcast radio into the Soviet Union during the Cold War in Europe, the federal government has a history of supporting the dissemination of information into Cuba for the Cuban people through Radio & Televisión Martí, located in Miami. In addition to sending information, however, our efforts must include creating a means for the Cuban people to speak to the world.”

“I urge you to act immediately to provide all necessary authorizations, indemnifications, and funding to American businesses with the capability to provide Internet access for the people of Cuba,” DeSantis wrote. “Steps must be taken immediately. Internet access for the Cuban people is of critical importance as they stand up against the repressive Communist government. In the hands of these brave individuals, such access may be the key to finally bringing democracy to the island.”
DeSantis’s letter comes the day after he
criticized the Biden administration for being “weak” and “showing cowardice” in their handling of the crisis.

“Still, while the Cuban people are showing tremendous courage, the Biden Administration is showing cowardice,” DeSantis said. “The Biden Administration has been weak in its statements, blaming COVID-19, and not mentioning socialism or communism. While the president and his spokespeople issue empty rhetoric, the federal government is inexplicably lifting sanctions in Venezuela. Right now, the Cuban regime is taking the measure of Washington.”

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