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Eminent Cuba “Experts” vs “Insufferable Block-headed Intransigents!” (a history)

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Above: A message from the MSM to those who've been right about Castro for over half a century.

Eminent Expert: "It would be a great mistake even to intimate that Castro's Cuba has any real prospect of becoming a Soviet satellite." (Walter Lippman, Washington Post July, 1959)

Eminent Expert: "Don’t worry. We’ve infiltrated Castro’s guerrilla group in the Sierra Mountains. The Castro brothers and Ernesto “Che” Guevara have no affiliations with any Communists whatsoever.” (Havana CIA station chief Jim Noel 1958.)

Eminent Expert: “Fidel Castro is not only NOT a communist –he’s a strong ANTI-Communist fighter! He’s ready to help us in the hemisphere’s anti-communist fight and we should share our intelligence with him!” (Gerry Drecher, the CIA’s expert on Latin American Communism after meeting with Fidel Castro in April 1959.)

Insufferable Block-headed Intransigent: "If the Castros take over the Communists will control Cuba. There will be a bloodbath. You people haven't thought this thing through." (retired Cuban diplomat Guillermo Belt to U.S. ambassador 1958.)

Insufferable Block-headed Intransigent: "Fidel Castro and his group do not want peace. They do not want democracy, or elections, or fraternity. Fidel Castro and his group seek only one thing: power, and total power at that. They want to destroy every vestige of law in Cuba, to institute the most cruel, most barbaric tyranny — a totalitarian regime, a corrupt and murderous regime." (Cuban Senator Rafael Diaz-Balart 1955.)

Eminent Expert: "This is a time when Cuba's leadership moves toward generational change. It's Carlos Lage for the next president." (Phil Peters, March 2008)

Eminent Expert: "Carlos Lage is key in all this. Lage wants to move ahead with economic reforms...Raul comes in and makes Lage his right-hand man." (Wayne Smith Feb. 2008)

Eminent Expert: "Fidel and Raúl Castro said in recent months that they have an obligation not only to lead but also to yield to a younger generation of leaders." (Julia Sweig Feb. 2008)

Eminent Expert: "Castro is now going out on his own terms, securing a smooth transition to his brother and to a younger generation of leadership in Cuba......such as Vice President Carlos Lage." (Peter Kornbluh, Feb. 2008)

Insufferable Block-headed Intransigents: "These so-called experts all have their heads up their butts or are on Castro's payroll. No major changes in Cuba so long as the Castros live." (various Blockheaded Babalu posters and comenters.)

Eminent Expert: "Wayne Smith, the former U.S. diplomat, says he expects Cuba to "do the right thing" and release Gross after the trial." (March 2011)

Eminent Expert: "Phil Peters, a longtime Cuba expert who is vice president of the Arlington, Virginia-based Lexington Institute, said he too saw Cuba freeing Gross soon....I don't believe that the Cuban government has an interest in holding him in jail for the long term." (Phil Peters March 2011)

Insufferable Block-headed Intransigents: "These so-called experts all have their heads up their butts or are on Castro's payroll. Mr Gross will only be released in an exchange for "the Cuban Five." The poor man will likely remain in prison for a long time." (various Blockheaded Babalu posters and comenters.)

"The U.S. government should get a good armchair and sit down to wait if it is hoping for a humanitarian release of Alan Gross." ( Ricardo Alarcon Oct. 2011).

Unreal.

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