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Cuba “EXPERTISE”(!!!) from Mike Wallace (while interviewing Felix Rodriguez)


Will Cuba "Experts" please make up their minds?

Note how in this 1987 interview for 60 Minutes Mike Wallace asks Felix Rodriguez ( go to 2: 46 on video) How did the "CIA get to you?" (in order to fight Castro.)

"NO"--Rodriguez corrects. "I got to THEM."

Wallace--like most Cuba "Experts"--was implying that anti-Castroism was always a fiendish US-CIA-Mafia concoction. Actual Cuban exiles--those silly knaves and cheap dupes--were merely tools used by the CIA to fight Castro, you see.

Never mind that by 1960 those "silly dupes" had been SCREAMING in the ears of the CIA for almost three years that they should get their heads out of their buttholes and help them because Castro was a Soviet-sponsored Communist! But the CIA's "Experts" begged to differ:

(“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.” (Crackerjack Havana CIA station chief Jim Noel Nov. 1958,)

“Me and my staff were all Fidelistas,” (Robert Reynolds the CIA’s crackerjack Caribbean desk’s "expert" 1957-60) )

Any questions why (Ana Belen Montes' chum and confidant and John Kerry staffer) Fulton Armstrong was a highly respected Cuba "Expert" for the CIA?

We saw the same thing in 2006 with the Miami Herald/Radio Marti scandal- when Cuban exiles (those silly knaves and cheap dupes) needed to be bribed by the U.S. government in order to write anti-Castro articles!--or so all Cuba "Experts" implied. Remember that!

So on the one hand Cubans were too silly, stupid and knavish to own businessnes in their own country, where the Mafia and U.S. robber barons owned everything--but somehow Cuban exiles today own half of Florida.

And on the other the U.S. CIA had to hound and bribe these silly dupes known as Cuban exiles to fight Castro--but somehow for half a century a handful of Cuban exiles have controlled U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America with a firm testicular grip.

Will you "Experts" please make up your minds? Are we silly dupes and CIA pawns or fiendishly clever instigators and operators?


"No, CIA! We buy YOU out!"


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