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realclearworld

When Castro-Commies were media BAD guys! (no j*das, chico??!)

OK, OK so it was in men's pulp magazines half a century ago. But hey--dat still qualifies as "media."

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Julio 26 armbands on murdering sadists?!!...wonder how the CIA viewed this disrespectful depiction of one of their favorite recruitment pools of the time (i.e. the ranks of former Julio 26 operatives and financiers) for "anti-Castro" work?

“Me and my staff were all Fidelistas,” (Robert Reynolds, CIA’s Caribbean Desk Chief 1957-60, the CIA's Miami station chief from September 1960 to October 1961.)

"Everyone in the CIA and everyone at State were pro-Castro, except ambassador Earl T. Smith. (Robert Weicha, CIA operative in Santiago de Cuba 1957-59)

“Don’t worry, Ambassador. We’ve infiltrated Castro’s group in the Sierra. The Castros and Che Guevara have no affiliations with any Communists whatsoever.” (Jim Noel, CIA Havana Station Chief Oct. 1958)

"All the Cuban politicians I was given to work with (by my CIA superiors) for the Bay of Pigs political organization had supported Castro. I regarded them all as opportunists and shallow thinkers" (rogue right-wing CIA officer, E. Howard Hunt, known as "Eduardo")

All above quotes fully documented in forthcoming book:

(H/T our friend Mario Ramirez)

1 comment to When Castro-Commies were media BAD guys! (no j*das, chico??!)

  • asombra

    "New Man" magazine, eh? Talk about cheesy sleaze. Well, the people behind this stuff were obviously not the "right" sort, the kind that "got" the revolution, but at least they had fun with it. Using the Castro thing as fodder for cheap juvenile erotica is infinitely less reprehensible than using it to perpetrate real deception and cause real harm.