It might be the most bizarre of the closely guarded secrets from last week's historic agreement between the United States and Cuba: How did the leader of a Cuban spy ring serving life in a California federal prison manage to impregnate his wife 2,245 miles away in Havana?The story goes on to ask "why", as in why would the US Government allow an incarcerated Cuban spy to impregnate his Cuban intelligence officer wife 5-7 months before a deal? Their answer:
"In light of Mr. Hernandez's two life sentences," Fallon said, "the request was passed along by Senator [Patrick] Leahy, who was seeking to improve the conditions for Mr. Gross while he was imprisoned in Cuba."
The discretion on both sides makes sense.Nice of the CNN reporter to provide that important context about it making sense.
Now, does it really make any sense? Why wouldn't we just say "wait until the deal is done" since it seemed like a done deal anyway 6 months ago? Cuba had no incentive to mistreat Gross anyway, they needed him in good enough shape to allow the deal to get done because had he died in prison before the announcement the entire thing would have been a bit more problematic. The admin could have had one of their water boys tell Castro to pound sand, that Gross better get good treatment or the deal is off. They needed him healthy.
Without that reason, what else makes sense? How about Cuba insisting on letting the intelligence officer go to the prison for a conjugal as a sign of good faith--and she did. And she got pregnant. And now they have to make up a story to explain the baby bump.
If the artificial insemination story is really true then it requires timing on the part of Obama; in other words they were always planning to break this news after the mid-terms so they timed the insemination to the expected announcement date minus about 6+ months. Either that or the wife got knocked up by somebody else and the Cubans enlisted the US to help run a cover story. Which would be rather disgusting, our govt helping Fidel run commie agitprop.
But hey, we don't battle communism or stand strong for human rights anymore, we embrace those kinds of governments now because that's the new way to battle human rights, through capitalism. And because of cigars and rum.
Oh, as to the Senator implicated in helping this ruse come off, "Leaky Leahy" was the one Cheney told to F off back in the day. Leahy once supported his friend Dick Durbin when he called our troops at GITMO "Nazis". Apparently he prefers Marxists in Cuba over Nazis. But America doesn't care.