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World champion art burglar (the Castro regime) enlists the sympathy and invaluable assistance of the world’s top tracker of stolen art


(Reuters) - One of the world's leading databases of stolen works of art is offering to help the Cuban government recover dozens of modernist works missing from Havana's National Museum of Fine Arts.

The heist was confirmed late last week by officials with Cuba's state-run National Council of Cultural Heritage, which added it was in the process of finishing an inventory of the missing pieces which will be made public.

45th birthday of Goering and Roseberg
In fact, Havana's National Museum of Fine Arts acquired most of its art collection no differently than Herman Goering acquired his. art3


"Fine. But what about all the art stolen from me by those insufferable GIs? That rabble of bumpkins didn't even know what it was!"


"I like that one, Ike." says Patton. "The fat bastard had good taste....Have my men wrap it up."

7 comments to World champion art burglar (the Castro regime) enlists the sympathy and invaluable assistance of the world’s top tracker of stolen art

  • asombra

    Don't those "milicianos" look totally respectable and professional to you? WTF were Cubans thinking when they let such trash take over everything?

  • That's Camilo HIMSELF, Asombra!--the darling of many Cuban exiles even today, chico! (seems he had "a nice smile.")

  • asombra

    I recognized him. Camilo wasn't good for much of any substance, but evidently he knew how to strike a pose for the camera. Whatever folksy charm he may have had, he looks like a scrawny punk with too much hair for his build, dressed up in a uniform he doesn't carry well and hardly flatters him. In other words, he looks like a cheap poseur--and notice they're all wearing hats indoors. There should have been red flags (no pun intended) going off all over the damn place. What a cluster fuck the "revolution" was.

  • asombra

    Camilo is a prime example of a certain Cuban propensity to fall very hard for very little, given suitable packaging, however spurious it may be. This involves a distressing weakness for the superficially appealing, with a concurrent failure to look or think hard and a less-than-impressive natural capacity for discerning judgment.

  • asombra

    Cubans will make a "folk hero" out of just about anybody, including an actual pimp (like Alberto Yarini, who was killed in a turf war with another pimp in 1910).

  • Wow, Asombra! I'm stealing the whole thing. Indeed, I never tire of reminding folks that the demonized (by us) Herbert Matthews was in fact acting at the behest of wealthy Cubans--many of whom were frantically scrambling to Miami two years after Matthews obliged them! Le ZZZUMBA!

  • asombra

    Goering was an evil SOB, but at least he looked distinguished and had presence. Camilo looked like a two-bit schmuck--and, in fact, he was a glorified two-bit schmuck.