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Diana Nyad, a hero to the Castro regime

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Diana Nyad describes Castro-regime apparatchik Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich (who runs the Cuban-Military-owned Hemingway Marina) as a "good friend."

“Millions of us worldwide, but especially here in the United States, have been fascinated by the mystique of this "forbidden" island so close to our shores...We are aware of the advanced level of medicine and general education on the island. We have installed proud posters of Che (Guevara) on our college room walls….as someone who grew up with many Cuban friends in South Florida, someone who has now visited Havana some 30 times…"Fidel and Che [Guevara] had a beautiful concept that obviously went awry,"” (Diana Nyad)

Exactly how, Ms Nyad? Fidel and Che were both Stalinists from the get-go and they imposed a Stalinist regime on Cuba. Nothing went "awry." In fact everything went perfectly according to plan...And gosh, just how does one manage to wrangle 30 visits to Cuba during an "embargo?"

"There is no reason for all those people to live in poverty so long, without basics like cooking oil and aspirin...and it's a shame we don't share with them. I think the embargo should end. They're so close to us, and yet so isolated. I hope my swim can show how close we really are."

"(Diana Nyad) said the Cuban authorities would have preferred that she swim toward the island rather than away from it, as it may be construed as symbolic of the Cubans who flee the island. But she explained she could swim only in one direction because of the strong currents in the Gulf Stream."

Step back and ponder the above for a second: In other words, she fully recognized the symbolism of her swim. She fully recognized that the Stalinist regime was promoting it. Only the direction of the currents prevented her from following the script exactly as delivered by the Stalinist regime. Still, the Stalinist regime should be very proud of her. She kept studiously mum on the issue of the approx. 80 thousands un-marked graves she was swimming over.

Should anyone need further proof of Nyad's usefulness to the Castro regime, here's the adulatory coverage of her swims by the Castro regime's KGB-mentored propaganda organ

5 comments to Diana Nyad, a hero to the Castro regime

  • asombra

    So, to gratify the vanity or "needs" of this disgusting old cow, who is at best a useful idiot, the horrible deaths in these same waters of thousands of Cubans who tried to escape totalitarian hell have been effectively mocked, disrespected and treated as negligible--indeed, treated as nothing, as if they'd never happened. None of those dead had support crews of three dozen people attending to their every need every step of the way, or specialized protection equipment, or media minions galore monitoring their progress. Nobody cared about THEM or the reason they risked their lives and ultimately died. This whole stunt is a grotesque obscenity, and both Nyad and all of her enablers and propagandists are beneath contempt, as is anyone who approves this sort of travesty. Lord, the nausea.

  • antonio2009

    Is that Gary Busey or Nick Nolte yelling in a bathrobe?

  • asombra

    El Nuevo Herald's coverage of the Nyad thing is all agog over her "feat" but never once says a word about her useful idiocy or her blatant disrespect for the thousands of dead Cubans over whose watery graves she conducted her aquatic dog-and-pony show. Perhaps some op-ed column I missed touched upon this, but I seriously doubt it. Apparently, nobody wants to be "rude" or "ponerse pesado" and be lumped in with "those people."

    Needless to say, the Miami Herald in English was no different, except that it did manage to quote a Castro minion: "More than the athletic feat, she wants to send a message of peace, love, friendship and happiness ... between the people of the United States and Cuba." And, to top it all off, Herald staffer Linda Robertson wrote a piece titled "An epic of human spirit fulfilled at last." You can imagine how hard-hitting THAT was.

    No, it's no surprise, but it only makes a disgusting business even more so. Ugh.

  • asombra

    And btw, Antonio, she might take your comment as a compliment.

  • antonio2009

    "A message of peace, love, friendship and happiness," sounds like an aging stoner beyond free-love hippie.