It was surprising when President Obama announced that we would normalize relations with Cuba, but maybe it’s not that surprising after all. Cuba, of course, has a long history of being a Russian ally and a forward base for the Russian military. And now that we are taking it to Putin in Ukraine, neutralizing Cuba makes strategic sense. That is, if you expect the cold war to turn hot.
Our geostrategic policy is to treat Putin like a super-sized version of Saddam Hussein. To squeeze him until the oil comes out. Expect continuous war until Putin coughs up his nation’s crown jewels – their oil and gas reserves. It’s not good enough that Putin will sell oil and gas. That just won’t do. He must transfer ownership of his reserves to Rockefeller Oil (Exxon), or face having them seized, like Saddam found out the hard way.
David Rockefeller is also probably still smarting from when his grandpa got played for a sucker by the Nobel family, who sold their Baku fields to Standard Oil right after the Bolsheviks took over in 1920 (see this page).