Jay Nordlinger has more on Felix Rodriguez, the ‘Anti-Che’
More from the Anti-Che
A couple of months ago, I went to visit Felix Rodriguez in his Miami home. In the August 5 issue of National Review, we published a piece: “The Anti-Che: Felix Rodriguez, freedom fighter and patriot.” (A blunt and true title.) We also published the piece online (here).
I would like to give you a few more notes about Rodriguez, supplementary to the piece. I think you’ll find them worth your while.
But first, I should answer a question that some will have: Who is Felix Rodriguez? He is a Cuban-born American. Former CIA agent. Was infiltrated into Cuba before the Bay of Pigs. Got out some months after that disaster. Was assigned to Bolivia, to help that country’s forces hunt down Che Guevara. Got him. Rodriguez was the last person to talk to him, really. And an interesting conversation they had.
Later, Rodriguez volunteered for Vietnam, and served there in paramilitary operations. Years after his retirement from the CIA, he volunteered in El Salvador: helping that country fight off forces that wanted to make of El Salvador another Cuba — another Castroite Cuba.
In 1987, he was caught up in the Iran-Contra affair, and the “Kerry Committee” dragged his name through the mud.
Obviously, there is a lot more to tell. I will give just a few more notes from this man and this life.
Continue reading HERE.