A reminder: Every murder performed by Che was ordered by Castro.
A reminder: Every murder performed by Che was ordered by Castro.
“Trespassing through a country’s border without authorization is a crime punishable by law. And just what’s behind all the complicity and hypocrisy by NBC and Univision anyway?…Today we are all Donald Trump. NBC and Univision mutilate freedom of expression. They denounce and censor Donald Trump but always promote the Castro-Communist dictatorship.” (Oscar Biscet on twitter, July 9, 2015)
He’s not afraid to insult a Stalinist regime by speaking truth to their power. Indeed rather than renounce truth, this man stoically suffered the horrors of years in its jails and torture chambers. Oscar Biscet suffered longer in Castro’s Gulag than Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalin’s–and for essentially the same “crime:” refusing to renounce truth.
That such a man is also not afraid to insult the insidious power of political correctness and fashionable opinion when they trample truth–this should not be surprising.
“I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America,” Alexis de Tocqueville (Democracy in America, 1835.)
If you thought: “they just don’t make them like Sir Thomas Moore anymore.” Well, I give you Cuba’s Oscar Biscet, truly a Man For All Seasons.
(On right) Oscar Biscet receiving news of his Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by President Bush in 2007.
* The destruction of relations between the two countries was preceded by U.S. intervention on behalf of a hated Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista, which had turned the Cuban people against the United States and set the stage for the emergence of Fidel Castro.
* The U.S. government quickly recognized Batista’s military junta as the legitimate government of Cuba and began propping him up. Much of the Cuban economy was in the hands of well-connected U.S. companies, and the U.S. government exerted its influence to their financial benefit.
* The Batista dictatorship was helped along by U.S. assistance. The (Batista) secret police was trained by the United States and was used to brutally suppress any political opposition. Almost all U.S. aid to Cuba was in the form of military equipment used brutally against the Cuban people. The U.S. was seen as the force behind Batista’s dictatorship.
* As John F. Kennedy said while campaigning for the presidency in 1960, “Fulgencio Batista murdered 20,000 Cubans in seven years … and he turned Democratic Cuba into a complete police state — destroying every individual liberty. Yet our aid to his regime, and the ineptness of our policies, enabled Batista to invoke the name of the United States in support of his reign of terror.”
* When Washington realized it could not control Castro, it embargoed the island and began launching plots to overthrow and even kill him. U.S. policy likely was responsible for Castro turning to the Soviet Union in the first place.
* So while opening an embassy in Havana is a positive step, this embassy must be used to help promote truly normal relations with Cuba. That means an end to the embargo, an end to the travel ban, and an end to U.S. interference in Cuba’s internal affairs.
All of the above is–NOT from Granma, NOT from the New York Times, NOT Ana Montes, Medea Benjamin, Julia Sweig or even Wayne Smith–but from the latest column by the most most popular libertarian politician in the U.S., which was gleefully excerpted today in Cuba’s KGB-founded and mentored media….
So libertarians–you breast-beating “champions of liberty!”–can we talk? (And all you Cuban-American professed libertarians, can we also talk?)
In 1958 with Cuba under a “U.S.-backed dictator,” with the U.S. “controlling Cuba’s economy,” blah…blah (utterly bogus history spread by liberals) the staff of the U.S. embassy in Cuba numbered 87, including Cuban employees.
At last count with supposedly no diplomatic relations (quite yet) with Cuba the U.S. the staff of the U.S. Interest Section in Havana numbered 361 including Cuban employees. So in fact, for more than a decade the U.S. has employed twice as many diplomatic personnel in Havana as the notoriously Castro-friendly Canadian and Mexican governments combined. In the Twilight Zone occupied by liberals this is termed “diplomatic isolation.”
A HUGE number of these diplomatic personnel in the U.S. Interest Section, as pointed out by Frank Calzon, are Cubans, hired in good faith by the U.S. from the Castro regime–which we pay for their diligent “services.” Might some of them be spies? Ya think?…Just maybe? And this type of thing, so amusing to folks like veteran KGB agent Nikolai Leonov, will only get worse under a formal “embassy opening.”
Think about that for a minute: Under Obama, the U.S. taxpayer pays the Castro regime for the privilege of having the Castro regime spy on us! In brief, we pay the salaries of many of Castro’s KGB-trained spies!
“I believe that the Cuban Intelligence Service has penetrated the United States government to the same extent that the old East German STASI once penetrated the West German government,” declared retired U.S. counterintelligence officer Lieut. Col. Chris Simmons, who helped nab 80 enemy agents, including Ana Belen Montes, known as “Castro’s Queen Jewel.” Montes had managed the deepest penetration of the U.S. Department of Defense in U.S. history and in 2002 was convicted of the same rimes as Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. In brief, retired Lieut. Col. Chris Simmons knows what he’s talking about.
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“President Barack Obama is the first president we’ve ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore.” (Senator Ted Cruz, March 6th, 2014)
“It is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.” (Senator Ted Cruz, March 23rd 2015.)
While liberals applaud how the smiling, slobbering, tail-wagging Obama recently rolled-over yet again for Raul Castro (plan to open U.S. embassy) Cuba-watchers remind that—yes, though the Caitlyn Jenner saga is certainly fascinating—the U.S. Constitution is again being trashed.
In brief, President Obama’s latest submission to Stalinist dictator Castro violates U.S. law, as codified by the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 (Codified in Title 22, Sections 6021-6091 of the U.S. Code) To wit:
SEC. 201 (13) To consider the restoration of diplomatic recognition…when the President determines that there exists a democratically elected government in Cuba.
If this president has determined that there exists a democratically elected government in Cuba then we’re in worse trouble than even I thought.
Now let’s turn to Sec. 207, Settlement of Outstanding U.S. Claims to Confiscated Property in Cuba:
“The satisfactory resolution of property claims by a Cuban Government recognized by the United States remains an essential condition for the full resumption of economic and diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.”
You see, in 1960 Castro’s gunmen stole almost $10 billion (in today’s dollars) worth of property from U.S. businessmen at Soviet gunpoint. They tortured and murdered a few Americans who resisted. But Castro’s KGB-trained spies (the “diplomats” ours keep rolling-over for during “negotiations) repeatedly laugh in the face of our “negotiators” when they deign to bring up the unpleasant matter of compensation for these Castroite crimes. That such compensation is codified into U.S. law as a prerequisite for diplomatic recognition does not seem to diminish the volume of the U.S. negotiators’ slobbering, or the tempo of their tail-wagging and leg-kicking when they get their bellies rubbed by the smirking Stalinist thieves.
In brief, if this president considers the spectacle of Communist thieves laughing in the face of cowering U.S. officials as a “satisfactory resolution” of property claims by U.S. citizens against those Communist thieves, then we’re in much, much worse shape than even I thought.
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(“Pero fijense que tipo MAS DESCARA’O(!!!) este Fontova! El articulo se trata de Cuba, pero este Fontova–sabiendo bien que a la gran majoria de los lectores norteamericanos no les importa tres pepinos los asuntos Cubanos–solamente pone a Ted Cruz y la Constitucion en el titulo del articulo, para atraerlos–QUE TIPO MAS DESCARA’O!!!”)
“They’re AGAINST IT!” (allowing the reactionary, non-professor, chusma Fontova to appear in History New Network, dat is.) A choice comment by a History News Network reader:
“Mr. Fontova has never received Doctorate degree, in Latin American studies (having American MA in any studies is the equivalent of knowing no more than just any well-read in the disciple person), since he has never been recognized as a serious researcher by the respective academic community, but only as an extremely biased ‘writer’ on Latin American issues.”
Seems that I hit a nerve. To wit: Why the relentless silence by the Media/Academia complex on history’s longest-suffering political prisoners? (easy: because they suffered in Castro’s Cuba.)
Of the almost 700,000 people who visited Cuba from the U.S. last year a good percentage went on academic study licenses study. THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of U.S. academics have visited Cuba over the past couple of decades for the express purpose of academic study. So in the article for this academic site I asked:
A cursory Google search of “Mandela” certainly gives the impression that the plight of political prisoners (especially black ones) is of paramount importance to U.S. reporters and academics.
Well, many Cubans (many of them black) suffered longer and more horrible incarceration in Castro’s KGB-designed dungeons than Nelson Mandela spent in South Africa’s (relatively) comfortable prisons, which were open to inspection by the Red Cross. Castro has never allowed a Red Cross delegation anywhere near his real prisons. Now let’s see if any of you academics recognize some of the Cuban ex-prisoners and torture-victims:
Mario Chanes (30 years), Ignacio Cuesta Valle, (29 years) Antonio López Muñoz, (28 years) in Dasio Hernández Peña (28 years) Dr. Alberto Fibla (28 years) Pastor Macurán (28 years) Roberto Martin Perez (28 years) Roberto Perdomo (28 years) Teodoro González (28 years.) Jose L.Pujals (27 years) Miguel A. Alvarez Cardentey (27 years.) Eusebio Penalver (28 years.)
No? None of these names ring a bell? And yet their suffering took place only 90 miles from U.S. shores in a locale absolutely lousy with international press bureaus and their intrepid “investigative reporters.” From CNN to NBC, from Reuters to the AP, from ABC to NPR to CBS, Castro welcomes all of these to “embed” and “report” from his fiefdom. For decades this place has also been overrun by THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of U.S. academics doing “research.”
“N**ger!” taunted my jailers between tortures,” recalled the world’s longest suffering black political prisoner to this writer. “We pulled you down from the trees and cut off your tail!” laughed my torturers. For months I was naked in a 6 x 4 foot cell. That’s four feet high, so you couldn’t stand. But I felt a great freedom inside myself. I refused to commit spiritual suicide.”
Eusebio Peñalver’s jailing (without trial, unlike Mandela whose trial was open to the public and attended by multitudes of international observers, most of them hostile to the South African regime) and torture at the hands of the Castro regime stretched to 29 years, surpassing Nelson Mandela’s record in time behind bars and probably quintupling the horrors suffered by Mandela during this period. In fact the emblem (Che Guevara) that Wal-Mart proudly merchants represents the regime that jailed and tortured the most and longest suffering black political prisoners in the history of the Western hemisphere—many more than were jailed for political offenses by Apartheid South Africa.
Many Cubans (many of them black) suffered longer and more horrible incarceration in Castro’s KGB-designed dungeons than Nelson Mandela spent in South Africa’s (relatively) comfortable prisons, which were open to inspection by the Red Cross. Castro has never allowed a Red Cross delegation anywhere near his real prisons. Now let’s see if you recognize some of the Cuban ex-prisoners and torture-victims:
Mario Chanes (30 years), Ignacio Cuesta Valle, (29 years) Antonio López Muñoz, (28 years) in Dasio Hernández Peña (28 years) Dr. Alberto Fibla (28 years) Pastor Macurán (28 years) Roberto Martin Perez (28 years) Roberto Perdomo (28 years) Teodoro González (28 years.) Jose L.Pujals (27 years) Miguel A. Alvarez Cardentey (27 years.) Eusebio Peñalver(28 years.)
No? None of these names ring a bell? And yet their suffering took place only 90 miles from U.S. shores in a locale absolutely lousy with international press bureaus and their intrepid “investigative reporters.” From CNN to NBC, from Reuters to the AP, from ABC to NPR to CBS, Castro welcomes all of these to “embed” and “report” from his fiefdom.
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This morning Wal-Mart announced they were yanking all items bearing the Confederate flag from their shelves.
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer,” stressed Wal-Mart spokesman Brian Nick. “We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site.”
Wal-Mart’s decision, like Governor Nikki Haley’s to remove the Confederate flag from her State’s capitol, was obviously provoked by the recent Charleston “hate-crime.”
Over at Gateway Pundit Kristinn Taylor points out that Wal-Mart sells seventeen different posters and prints glorifying Che Guevara. So in case any Wal-Mart officials are perusing The Blaze today here’s a few items to consider regarding the selling or promotion of “hate” or “offensive” merchandise:
Che Guevara’s hate-obsession was actually the U.S. He murdered Cubans because of their supposed affiliation with the U.S. (“U.S.–Backed” Batista, the CIA, etc.) So as a public service to Wal-Mart shoppers of other than Cuban-American heritage, here’s a more ravings from the racist, Stalinist mass-murderer who Wal-Mart promotes to the tune of 17 different promotional products:
*“The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind!”
*“The U.S. is ‘a carnivorous animal feeding on the helpless!”
*“Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination!”
*“We will bring the war to the imperialist enemies’ (Americans) very home, to his places of work and recreation. The imperialist enemy (Americans) must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves. Thus we’ll destroy him!
*“We must keep our hatred (against the U.S.) alive and fan it to paroxysm!”
*“The U.S. is the perpetrator of exploitation and oppression against all the peoples of the world!”
*”If the nuclear missiles had remained (in Cuba) we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City. The victory of socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims.”
Alas, Wal-Mart officials, a corrective to all this “ignorance” does exist—and on your very shelves.
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(What they do)
They smile in your face
All the time they want to take your place
The back stabbers…
Che Guevara Masoleum Attracts 4 million Visitors. This week from Cuba’s Granma: “According to Yaneski Gutierrez Fernandez, an expert employed by the complex, of the total number of visitors the monument has seen, 2,400,948 are foreign. Most of these foreign visitors come from Argentina, Italy, Canada, Spain, Germany and France. Most Cuban visitors come from Villa Clara and Havana.
Yaneski also pointed out that, though the flow of visitors has always been constant, the number of visitors began to grow sharply after the remains of Che Guevara and his comrades in arms were brought back to Cuba in October of 1997, as the 3,812,632 visits to this sacred site since demonstrate.”
From Che Guevara’s ode to Fidel Castro:
“My only deficiency of any importance is not to have trusted you more…in not having understood soon enough your qualities of leader and revolutionary. I have lived through magnificent days and at your side…Rarely has any statesman shone more brilliantly than you…I feel pride, too, in having followed you without hesitation!”
From late CIA officer Mario Riveron (part of the CIA team who helped capture Che Guevara in Bolivia) to your humble servant here:
“Ni una aspirina,” were Fidel’s instructions to the Bolivian Communist party, meaning they were not to help Che in any manner–not even with an aspirin if he complained of a headache. Since 1964 Fidel had been looking for ways of rididng himself of Che. Given Che’s international stature it would be a more delicate matter than ridding himself of Camilo Cienfuegos. But of course he’d find a way.”
“Don’t shoot! I’m worth to you more alive than dead!” (Che Guevara upon capture.)
“Como???!…No jodas, chico! Not for me.” (Thought bubble above Fidel Castro’s head at the time.)
“Of course I knew the missiles were nuclear- armed. That’s precisely why I urged Khrushchev to launch them.” (Fidel Castro to Robert McNamara during a meeting in 1992.)
* “If the nuclear missiles had remained (in Cuba) we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City. The victory of socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims.” (Che Guevara to London Daily Worker, Nov. 1962)(Full documentation for all of the above quotes can be found here.)
*“Hatred is the central element of our struggle!… Hatred that is intransigent…Hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him violent and cold- blooded killing machine….We reject any peaceful approach. Violence is inevitable. To establish socialism rivers of blood must flow. “
Thus spaketh the icons of flower-children, and apparently of the daughter of one very famous flower child.
Please note: had Nikita Khrushchev had not yanked the nuclear missiles from her garden party icon in the nick of time on that fateful October 28th of 1962, the very site of Stella McCartney’s garden party might still be radioactive.
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(The media’s favorite “Cuba experts” Julia Sweig (on left) and Phil Peters perfectly parroted the Castro regime’s propaganda line on the blatant arms smuggling. No follow-up from them or their media cronies has appeared now that the “hard-liner” (Babalu-blog) version of the smuggling has been completely vindicated.)
The captain and first mate of a North Korean cargo vessel caught smuggling weapons through the Panama Canal have been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
The recent decision overturns a previous lower court ruling, which claimed the charges against the men where outside of Panama’s jurisdiction.
Captain Ri Yong Il and fist mate Hong Yong Hyon were convicted in connection with a July 2013 attempt to smuggle over 240 tons of weapons from Cuba to North Korea. Another officer, Kim Yong Goal, was acquitted of any wrong-doing.
The illicit weapons, including two MiG-21 jet fighters were found hidden among a 200,000-bag shipment of brown sugar. Following a standoff with authorities, Captain Yong Il attempted to commit suicide by cutting his own throat.
Last July, the U.N. Security Council blacklisted Ocean Maritime for arranging the illegal shipment on the Chong Chon Gang.
And also last July:
The U.S. Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions today on Chongchongang Shipping Company and Ocean Maritime Management Company, two North Korean companies that attempted to import a concealed shipment of arms and related materiel from Cuba to the DPRK aboard the DPRK-flagged cargo vessel Chong Chon Gang in July 2013.
Have any of the intrepid “investigative reporters” who swarm throughout Cuba with their journalist visas followed up this issue with any of the regime officials they are so fond of quoting? From Josefina Vidal to Bruno Rodriguez?
We wonder because here’s what the Stalinist regime was claiming about the arms upon their discovery:
The 508-foot Chong Chon Gang carried 240 tons of “obsolete defensive weapons” that were to have been repaired in North Korea and returned to Cuba as part of a commercial deal.
And over on this side, has the Miami Herald or Washington Post or New York Times followed up this issue with their oft-consulted Cuba “experts? We wonder because here’s what these “experts” were saying about the smuggled arms upon their discovery:
“What this incident says about Cuba is that there aren’t a lot of places where you can go to get these old airplanes and antiaircraft systems fixed.” (Phil Peters 7/19/2013)
“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)
In an intellectually sane world folks (Peters, Sweig) who relentlessly parrot a totalitarian regime’s propaganda would not be known as scholarly and impartial “experts,” on that regime. They would be known as agents of that regime, despite neglecting the required paperwork.
It’s worse than we thought, gang. The leftist public relations agency (badly disguised as a polling agency) Bendixen & Amandi International seem to believe their own propaganda! To the point of putting their money where their mouths (poll results) are.
This cost them big time in the Dominican Republic in 2012 where they had predicted that the liberal Hipolito Mejia of the populist Partido Revolucionario Dominicano would win the election by 8 points (52 to 44)
Instead Mejia got stomped 51% to 46%. Bendixen had boasted that every poll predicting Mejia’s loss was rigged by the opposition and as proof of that belief he’d donate one million pesos to a cancer charity if Mejia lost.
To his credit, after Dominacan voters overwhelmingly stomped his favored candidate (i.e. paying client) Bendixen followed through on the boast and payed up.
And oh….a big-time Dominican lawyer and major fundraiser for this Partido Revolucionario Dominicano named Melanio Figueroa, by the way, figured in the bogus accounts of Sen. Robert Menendez cavorting with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.
Please remember: for their stories on “Cuban-American support for Obama’s Cuba policies…blah…blah”—the U.S. media hangs on every word by Bendixen & Amandi Int. and repeatedly spreads their propaganda (badly disguised as polls) throughout the nation.
So naturally we search in utter vain for any mention of this “polling” gaffe anywhere within that same U.S. media….
“ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE–ALL TOGETHER NOW!”
“LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED…LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED!…LOVE is all you need….”
With a little help from her friendly Dad (Paul) Stella McCartney has made quite a name for herself as an ultra-chic fashion designer. This week she introduced her spring line on Manhattan’s Elizabeth Street with a Cuba-themed garden party.
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara featured among the main props of the soiree, both as mannequins and as live costumed humans who walked around posing for pictures with the ultra-chic models and guests along with the delighted vegetarian hostess.
In keeping with Stella McCartney’s “anti-cruelty” beliefs the event featured strictly vegetarian foodstuffs. None of that musty “generation-gap” stuff for Stella. That stuff is “SOOOO ’60’s” after all. Instead she’s a proud daddy’s girl, and as such a proud vegetarian and PETA spokesperson. Indeed, Stella ritually denounces many fellow fashion designers as “heartless” should leather or– heaven forbid!—fur show up in any of their creations.
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(Even when Che Guevara was alive, such olfactory protection was essential for all who got near him.)
In fact Ernesto “Che” Guevara was NOT a medical-degreed doctor….in fact he NEVER fought in anything properly describable as a “guerrilla war”…in fact–far from “brilliant” and “rebellious”–he was astoundingly STUPID and cravenly SUBSERVIENT (to Fidel Castro)….in fact–though Time Magazine hails him as among the “Heroes and Icon of the Century” alongside Gandhi and Mother Teresa he was probably a clinical sadist whose only accomplishment in life was the mass-murder of defenseless men and boys… Under his orders thousands crumpled. At everything else Che Guevara failed abysmally, even comically.
Had Ernesto Guevara not linked up with Raul and Fidel Castro in Mexico city that fateful summer of 1955 — had he not linked up with a Cuban exile named Nico Lopez in Guatemala the year before who later introduced him to Raul and Fidel Castro in Mexico City — everything points to Ernesto continuing his life of a traveling hobo, panhandling, mooching off women, staying in flophouses and scribbling unreadable poetry.
So the question remains: how did such an incurable doofus, sadist and epic idiot attain such iconic status?
The answer is that this psychotic and thoroughly unimposing vagrant named Ernesto Guevara de la Serna y Lynch had the magnificent fortune of linking up with modern history’s top press agent, Fidel Castro, who — from the New York Times’ Herbert Matthews in 1957, through CBS’ Ed Murrow in 1959 to CBS’ Dan Rather, to ABC’s Barbara Walters, to almost the entire MSM today– always had American reporters anxiously scurrying to his every beck and call and eating out of his hand like trained pigeons.
One born every minute, Mr. Barnum? If only you’d lived to see the Che phenomenon. Actually, ten are born every second.
His pathetic whimpering while dropping his fully-loaded weapons as two Bolivian soldiers approached him on Oct. 8 1967 (“Don’t shoot!” I’m Che!” I’m worth more to you alive than dead!”) proves that this cowardly, murdering swine was unfit to carry his victims’ slop buckets.
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth here.
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth here.