Classmates: Gerardo Hernandez (on left) rose to the rank of major in Castro’s KGB-tutored Intelligence agency. Whereas his classmate at the Castro-regime’s top KGB-tutored spy school (Arturo Lopez-Callejas, on left) made it to the rank of Cuba “Expert,” a related position in the opinion of many, albeit a much more glamorous and less dangerous position.
Here was Raul Castro’s nephew-in-law, (technically Arturo Lopez-Callejas is first cousins with Raul’s son-in-law) and Cuba “Expert” adding his expertise to the Chon-Chon Gang matter back in July:
“Cuba’s explanation sought to calm the hype surrounding the Chong Chon Gang incident, and seems to be accurate in describing the weapons as obsolete and having no impact whatsoever on the East Asia military balance. This incident reveals a serious lack of institutional coordination between Cuba’s branches of government.”
In fact, the UN investigation revealed the exact opposite:
“A shipment of Cuban weapons to North Korea last summer violated the U.N. arms embargo on the Asian nation and showed a “comprehensive planned strategy to conceal” the cargo, a panel of U.N. experts has reportedly concluded.”
In an intellectually sane world more people would ask how Raul Castro’s nephew-in-law (some “lecturer” at some hick college?) was catapulted to scholarly “expert” status in the U.S. and became an international media favorite in less time than it takes most Cuban intelligence agents to finish two semesters at Cuba’s top spy-training institute…..
OOPS! ALmost forgot! Arturo Lopez-Callejas is is himself a graduate of that famous spy-institute, attending around the same time as Gerardo Hernandez, the most notorious among the Cuban Five.
So who can blame Arturo (also known as the Castro family’s Fredo) for wishing his old classmate Hernandez well?