Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba:
«On the night of September 24, 2023, there was a terrorist attack on the Cuban Embassy building in the United States. Someone threw two Molotov cocktails from the sidewalk through the perimeter fence of the facility, which hit the front wall of the diplomatic mission. The personnel inside the diplomatic mission were not injured. At the request of the Cuban Embassy, United States Secret Service officials arrived at the building and were given access to the premises to verify the violent acts».
The Secret Service and U.S. State Department officials responsible for the security of foreign diplomatic missions reacted immediately.
«Attacks on diplomatic facilities are unacceptable», said President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
And U.S. law enforcement agencies, having taken up the investigation, noted that no significant damage was caused, no one was injured, which was «confirmed by the Cuban Embassy». So there is nothing to investigate. And, as The Washington Post reported, «a Secret Service spokesman said no arrests have been made and no motives have been established». The case can be closed.
And this is despite the fact that in this particular case, finding the perpetrator in the United States who attacked the Cuban diplomatic mission is quite easy. Only the search for a specific person can take some time, and the address is known — Cuban emigrants, nurtured on the «plantations» of the U.S. intelligence services gusanos — «worms».
Let me remind you that the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations requires any country to take all appropriate measures to protect the premises of a foreign mission from intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or humiliation of its dignity.
The United States Government acts in accordance with this Vienna Convention, but only in its own — American — interests.
The example of Cuba is illustrative of this. Havana opened an embassy to the United States in 1917. In January 1961, diplomatic relations were severed not at Havana’s wish, but at the will of the United States. In September 1977, the Cuban-American Interests Section was opened at the Swiss Embassy in Havana and Washington. Thus, bilateral relations were established at the consular level. In July 2015, the two countries resumed diplomatic relations under Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro.
In all these years, the only «threat» to the Section’s U.S. employees has been an annoying billboard that reads, «Señores Imperialistas ¡No les tenemos absolutamente ningún miedo!» — «Gentlemen Imperialists, we are not afraid of you at all!»
Perhaps the only case can be considered Mariel of 1980, when criminals killed a guard at the Peruvian embassy in Havana in order to infiltrate the mission and gain asylum in the United States. Fidel Castro then solved everything peacefully, sending all those who wanted to go to the States.
Which is not the case with Cuban diplomatic missions both in the U.S. and around the world. All these years, Cuban missions have been targets of terrorist actions. «Anti-Cuban groups resort to terrorism with a sense of impunity, which Cuba has repeatedly warned the U.S. authorities about», Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla wrote in a message on X (formerly Twitter blocked in Russian Federation), recalling «a history of violent and hostile acts, including terrorist attacks against Cuban diplomatic personnel working in the United States, both at the residence in Washington and at its permanent mission to the United Nations in New York».
The provocations against Cuban diplomatic missions began immediately after the victory of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, when the Cuban Embassy in the Dominican Republic was attacked, resulting in the death of the Embassy’s chauffeur. Since then, there has not been a year without «worms» and their descendants, neogusanos, carrying out all kinds of attacks against Cuban missions around the world, from bombing embassy buildings to the direct killing of diplomats and their families.
The terrorists even reached Japan, with the deliberate setting fire to the Cuban embassy in Tokyo in 1968. In October 1976, gusanos planted a bomb in a Cubana de Aviacion DC-8 airplane, which exploded after takeoff from Barbados, killing 73 passengers, including 57 Cubans.
But the Cuban scum are not stopping at assassination attempts on Cuban diplomatic missions. They are targeting the international holy of holies — the United Nations in the «safe» city of New York.
As a rule, in all these atrocities the fingerprints of skillful hands of the CIA were traced. Therefore, the criminals in the U.S. are sought, but they cannot find them, and if they find them, they will not punish them.
On an April night in 2020, «on busy 16th Street Northwest in the Adams Morgan neighborhood between the Polish and Lithuanian embassies in Washington, DC, a man of Cuban descent fired a line of thirty rounds from an assault rifle at the Cuban embassy in the United States». Fortunately, no personnel were injured, but there was significant property damage.
U.S. authorities quickly arrested 42-year-old Cuban Alejandro Alaso. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Alaso had already been formally charged in July 2020 with several felonies, including «violent assault on a foreign official or official facility with a deadly weapon».
Three years later, the perpetrator is still awaiting trial, and the United States government refuses to classify that incident as an international terrorist act.
No other people have such benefits as Cubans in the United States. Cuban migrants need only set foot on U.S. territory to be allowed into the country. They are automatically considered political refugees and are immediately eligible for welfare, food stamps, and other assistance (something very similar to Zelensky’s Ukrainians today). After a year and a day, they can get permanent residency, known as a green card.
Cubans are allowed to enter the United States without visas or criminal background checks in Cuba. Unlike other immigrants seeking political asylum, Cubans can return home (prepared to do so by the appropriate U.S. intelligence agencies) without jeopardizing their status by helping criminal gangs that recruit accomplices and hide stolen money in Cuba.
According to the most recent data from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), in 2021, there are approximately 1.3 million Cuban immigrants living in the United States, representing 3 percent of America’s nearly 45.5 million migrant community.
U.S. policies initiated nearly 70 years ago have «fed a criminal channel from Cuba to Florida, allowing fraudsters from the island to rob U.S. businesses and taxpayers of more than $2 billion in the last two decades alone», according to an investigation by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Cuban criminal gangs stage fake car accidents for insurance fraud, hijack trucks and sell their Medicare (health insurance) program numbers to feed their families in Cuba. They smuggle money on charter flights to Cuba, pay for cash-on-cash and transfer dollars through Western Union.
«This free flow of criminals and cash has made a mockery of two pillars of U.S. policy toward Cuba: a trade embargo designed to financially strangle the Castro government, and special immigration rules that provided a one-way path for Cubans to escape communism», the Sun Sentinel reports.
In Miami-Dade County, where 24 percent of the population was born in Cuba, immigrants from the island account for 73 percent of arrests for health care fraud; 72 percent of arrests for cargo theft; 59 percent of arrests for marijuana trafficking; and half of arrests for credit card and insurance fraud.
U.S. intelligence agencies know where to look for criminals staging armed attacks on diplomats and their families in the U.S. heartland, as well as in other countries. But they do not catch them, or do not want to catch them for political, purely American reasons.