The Council on Foreign Relations, on the other hand, parroted the Castroite version of events almost instantly and almost word-for-word. Here’s Castro’s version of events:
“The 508-foot Chong Chon Gang carried 240 tons of obsolete defensive weapons were to have been repaired in North Korea and returned to Cuba as part of a commercial deal.” (July 17, 2013)
Now here’s the Council on Foreign Relations Latin American “expert” Julia Sweig’s version of events:
“It’s not about Havana trying to circumvent an arms embargo. It’s about: how about we refurbish our old weapons.” (Julia Sweig (7/28/2013.)
Admittedly, the issue was in doubt at the time. No investigation had been conducted. So who knew the truth? Why did an outfit like The Council on Foreign Relations, that bills itself as: “an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank” not wait for an independent non-partisan investigation to determine the truth? Why did the Council on Foreign Relations instantly start parroting the version of this issue as concocted by the propaganda ministry of a regime modeled on Stalin’s?
The Council on Foreign Relations’ Julia Sweig holds preeminence in one field. No “scholar” in modern American history thanks the “warm friendship” and “support” of six different communist spies and terrorists in the acknowledgments of their book, three of whom were expelled from the U.S. for terrorism and/or espionage, two for a bombing plot whose death toll would have dwarfed 9/11. Here are pictures of some of the Cuban terrorists upon arrest. Note the names: Elsa Montero and Jose Gomez Abad.
Now here’s an excerpt from the acknowledgements in Julia Sweig’s book Inside the Cuban Revolution, written in collaboration with the Castro-regime:
“In Cuba many people spent long hours with me, helped open doors I could not have pushed through myself, and offered friendship and warmth to myself during research trips to the island…Elsa Montero and Jose Gomez Abad championed this project.”
Our friends at Human Events help disseminate some items fairly well-known hereabouts, but in dire need of further dissemination outside the walls of our ghetto.