To the credit of the Cuban government, when facing the six ship flotilla from Key West, it did NOT send its warships 70 miles out to sea to stop the flotilla. It did NOT attack the boats. It did NOT execute 9 passengers and wound 50 passengers as the Israeli government did in 2010 to the passengers of the Gaza flotilla.
Human rights violations of all countries, to include the United States, must be challenged
Human rights violations of all countries must be challenged, including those of Israel, Cuba, and the United States.
In 1996, the Cuban air force did shoot down two civilian aircraft flown by Brothers to the Rescue that were attempting to spot boats carrying Cubans who wanted to leave Cuba. Four persons on board the aircraft were killed.
The Cuban government's shooting down unarmed civilian aircraft was wrong, just as the Israeli government's attacking the unarmed ships in the Gaza flotilla was wrong.
Hypocrisy of U.S. human rights policies
50-year U.S. condemnation of Cuba's human rights violations and the U.S. support
for 64 years of the brutal Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians
demonstrates solidly the hypocrisy of the United States government.
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