As for Obama’s Cuba “rapprochement” I’ve just seen it suggested today that with the tensions with Russia riding as high as they’ve been since that was a communist nation, perhaps this olive branch to Cuba is an effort to prohibit Russia from stationing anything of military significance there. Not that crazy of an idea, because I’d imagine neighboring nations of Russia will be increasingly armored and militarized up until the point that this new Cold War ends. And so, as Obama may be at least ostensibly a peacemaker in one arena, we should never forget the number of fronts that America is still on the offensive — and that in fact Obama is doing the bidding — for the financial oligarchs and others through whose “beneficence” as well “charity” that he indeed “reigns”.