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