TheFiscals are advocating for the outright purchase by force of eminent domain, the Naval Air Station at Guantánamo Bay by exercising Article III in the Naval Station Lease of 1903 to enforce Article IV in the Treaty of Relations of 1934. The Naval Base lease, the Platt Amendment and the Treaty of Relations signed by the United States and the Free Republic Cuba have language addressing the serious concerns for the public health against infectious disease outbreaks in Cuba, threatening the return travel to the southern ports of the United States. Dengue and Cholera are still pervasive in Cuba today. Most recently, Leptospirosis, an infectious disease in animal urine that enters the drinking water supply that is contracted by humans and attacks the kidneys until fatal. It has been on a standard path to a pandemic in Cuba since March 2015.
The 1903 Guantánamo Bay [Gtmo] Naval Station Lease with the Republic of Cuba
Article III reads:
"While on the one hand the United States recognizes the continuance of the ultimate Sovereignty of the Republic of Cuba over the above described areas of land and water, on the other hand the Republic of Cuba consents that during the period of the occupation by the United States of said areas under the Terms of this Agreement, the United States shall exercise complete jurisdiction and control over and within said areas, with the right to acquire [under conditions to be hereafter agreed upon by the two Governments] for the Public purposes of the United States any land or other property therein by purchase or by exercise of eminent domain with full compensation to the owners thereof."
US President Theodore Roosevelt and
President of The Republic of Cuba Tomás Estrada de Palma
The Platt Amendment (1903) obligated the Cuban Government to protect the Public health of the Southern Ports of the United States from pandemics:
Clause V: "That the Government of Cuba will execute, and as far as necessary extend the plans already devised or other plans to be mutually agreed upon, for the sanitation of the Cities of the Island, to the end that a recurrence of any epidemic and infectious diseases may be prevented, thereby assuring protection to the People and commerce of Cuba, as well as to the commerce of the Southern Ports of the United States and the People residing therein."
(note: Platt Amendment was repealed by a Treaty of Relations of 1934)
Under Authority of The Treaty of Relations of 1934
Infectious diseases have always been a Foreign Policy priority for the Government of The United States as such, language addressing the Public Health concern has dealt with all legal contracts and Treaties with The Republic of Cuba.
Although America's primary motivation to redevelop Guantánamo is to provide a "safe place" while stopping the mass suicide by empowerment only a job, property and a future in the island paradise can provide for themselves and family. What finer expression of gratitude to our Veterans for defending our Freedom, than to invite them to build their own shining city on a hill?
This ultimate Rest Rehabilitation and Recreation (R&R&R) campus for veteran allows the American soldier 'to dream the little dream' in a 'Disney World' for soldiers. Accompanying this new life for veterans a medical sanctuary with free healthcare clinics on every corner, free schools, colleges, trade school on every block. This redevelopment will put The Veterans Administration on notice: The cultural malaise is behind us a nation. Expanding the Naval Hospital tenfold to allow for a Medical Center to rival Walter Reed in Germany or the Houston Medical Center in Texas. The Gitmo Medical Center will be a monumental task but the spirited message to veterans: very cherish your commitment to America's freedom. This medical campuses can concentrate on care for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] and the research for the cure. The Department of Navy should take a leadership role to prevent what occurred at Fort Hood. It must be the highest priority a commander in chief to provide a place to offer our heroes to live, love, and laugh with their Families after a tour of duty. As the United States first foreign base, Guantánamo Bay is America. It should never be returned to Cuba under any accord at any time. Instead, let's expand it.
The United States is losing the War on Terror to the Suicide of our Soldiers
Even though America was successful in defeating the Taliban and Al Qaeda as well a Sadam's Republican Guard, our soldiers have perished at home to suicide case far greater than deaths on the battlefield. We are losing the War on Terror because of indifference when our Soldiers return home. The recent scandal at the US Veterans Administration is proof positive. The lack of military effectiveness combating the enemy on the battlefield was exemplary, but the psychological well-being of our Soldiers succumbed to the evil they witnessed. The harmful effects of radical Islam have surrendered many minds in the form of the debilitating effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) requires intense attention. Radical Islam's evil portents reside in a dark place. It is so destructive that it is causing suicidal thoughts in the subconscious mind of the American soldier who may commit and put innocent people at unnecessary risk.
The Naval Air Station (GTMO) is America's first Foreign Military Base. It consists of (43) forty-three square miles of Base Territory along with Cuba's deepest Bay, Guantánamo Bay, in the center of two large land masses on either side. Guantánamo base boundaries are equivalent in size to (Miami-Dade County, Florida. Population 2.4 million)
Expand it or lose it
The Cuban People earned the right to be included in America's manifest destiny, considering the colonial history of the Spanish Cuba financial support for the Independence of the United States. If America is to proclaim to be the greatest defender of liberty worldwide, we must reinvent the US Veteran's Hospital. What better location?
John Winthrop first inspired the reference to 'a shining City on the Hill' during his first voyage to the New World. Then President Ronald Reagan gave it renewed significance in modern times in a speech. Totalitarianism needs competition. After the residential component has advanced, invite the finest Universities to establish Research hospitals at GitmoFreeZone.
FAIR WARNING: If America Fails Cuba Again