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Just in: Cuban Arms were actually being sold to North Korea (not “sent to be fixed,” as “experts” claimed) and–YES!– the sun actually rises in the east.

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From the media's favorite Cuba experts regarding the Cuban arms found aboard the Chon Chon Gang last month:

"What this incident says about Cuba is that there aren't a lot of places where you can go to get these old airplanes and antiaircraft systems fixed." (Phil Peters 7/19/2015)

"It's not about Havana trying to circumvent an arms embargo. It's about: how about we refurbish our old weapons" (Julia Sweig (7/28/2013)

Just in after a UN inspection yesterday:

Cuban weapons found in a freighter bound for North Korea “without a doubt” violate U.N. sanctions and some of it seemed intended for Pyongyang’s own use, not for repair and return as Havana claims, according to a report Tuesday...Many of the rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and artillery ammunition were “in mint condition … and much of it was in original packing cases,” it said. “They clearly were not ‘to be repaired and returned to Cuba.’ Rather, these items were intended simply for delivery to North Korea for its own use.

Havana claimed the 240 tons of “obsolete” equipment, including two MiG-21 jets, 15 engines for the MiGs, nine missiles and parts and two anti-aircraft missile radar systems, was sent to Pyongyang for repairs only.

“The statement was misleading to say the least,” said the report, co-authored by Hugh Griffiths, a global arms trafficking expert with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in Sweden.

So yet again the media's two top Cuba "Experts" are caught parroting Castro's lies. So yet again they're exposed as bald-faced propagandists, rather than scholars ...but will this have the slightest effect on their reputation within the media as "experts?"

Interestingly, it's The Miami Herald that publicizes the UN report that exposes two of the most-quoted Cuba "experts" in the Miami Herald's own pages as utter frauds, and probably worse.

One was still colluding in the cover-up of Paya's murder when he turned to colluding in the arms smuggling cover-up. Just what will it take to finally open the media's eyes regarding these "Experts" motives? (assuming, of course, they give a sh*t.)

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1 comment to Just in: Cuban Arms were actually being sold to North Korea (not “sent to be fixed,” as “experts” claimed) and–YES!– the sun actually rises in the east.

  • Rayarena

    Humberto, that's the $64,000 question, what will it take for the Mainstream American Media to stop using Sweig and Peters as the go-to-people on Cuba. Tragically, Americans are impressed by titles and lofty institutions and Peters and Sweig have titles and work for highly respected institutions that undoubtedly stand by them:

    Peters who is the Vice-President of the Lexington Institute holds degrees from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (1978) and the Georgetown University Graduate School (M.A. 1986, National Security Studies).

    Julia E. Sweig is the Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and specializes in Latin America and U.S.-Latin America foreign policy. Sweig holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. and PhD. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

    I think that we would have to have an institution that would be willing to fund a study on these two showing just how underhanded they are. It's not hard to do, since everything that they say can be shown to:

    A] Coincide with what the regime wants
    B] Is a bold faced lie

    It's tragic that we are the only ethnic group that has our enemies speaking for us. It's like having a Palestinian as the official Israeli expert, or a white supremist as the official African American expert. But then again, for the millionth time, where are our institutions, our organizations, where's the Cuban American Anti-Defamation League?

    Look at how National Council of la Raza and MALDEF reacts whenever a chicano is offended--press releases, news conferences, etc… That's what we need.