House Presses Cuba On Imprisoned U.S. Jew
03/24/10
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(JTA) —  Forty members of the House of Representatives signed a letter warning Cuba that improved relations are contingent on the release of a jailed Jewish American.

Alan Gross, 60, has been held since Dec. 3; he was arrested while reportedly assisting the Cuban Jewish community to connect to the Internet. His congressman, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), initiated the letter.

“It is our understanding that at the time of his arrest, Mr. Gross was in Cuba to help the Jewish community improve their ability to communicate with Jews, both in Cuba and overseas,” said the letter sent Tuesday.  “He was working pursuant to a U.S. government contract.” The Cuban government has banned such projects of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

 

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Exactly what was Alan Gross doing in Cuba? He was there on a tourist visa. Every report has his title and function varied from a social worker, international development contractor, communications activist, isatellite nternet provider to Cuban Jewish Community. Cuban Jewish leaders deny any connection with him! How can one setup satellite communications in Cuba without the request or permission of the Cuban Government? Anytime you cannot nail down the purpose of his presence, it become apparent that he is in fact a spy. Anytime that the State Dept come to see you and then visits the opposition mercenary forces, the guy is a spy! It is an insult and disgrace for the US Government to claim that Gross's imprisonment is an obstacle to improved relation. Gross' spying is the obstacle to improved relations. The Mob and casinos are gone. The Cuban women are no longer only hookers and maids. The population is 90%+ literate now vs. 90% illiterate under U.S. Neocolonial rule. So lets play nice and we will get Gross back and then stop messing with Cuba and get on with normal relations.... Not another regime change!!!!!!!!!

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