“Michael Hoare, widely considered the world’s best-known mercenary, first found fame by leading a campaign to defeat communist-backed rebels in the Congo in 1964…. A fervent anti-communist, (hence, the sketchy and very bitchy Fake News Media coverage of his heroic exploits–and recent death) he was derided as “that mad bloodhound Hoare” on East German radio, leading to the nickname “Mad Mike”, which he enjoyed. “
Most of these Cuban-American freedom-fighters were Bay of Pigs veterans and were itching to get back into the fight (but with ammo and air cover this time). The CIA obliged and sent them with ex-marine Rip Robertson to the Congo in ‘64 where Castro (with tongue tucked deeply in his cheek) had sent Che to foment a “war of liberation.’ There, the Cuban-Americans fighters linked up with the legendary mercenary “Mad Mike” Hoare and his “Wild Geese.”
Here’s “Mad” Mike Hoare’s opinion, after watching them in battle: “These Cuban-CIA men were as tough, dedicated and impetuous a group of soldiers as I’ve ever had the honor of commanding. Their leader [Rip Robertson] was the most extraordinary and dedicated soldier I’ve ever met.”
Together Mad Mike, Rip and the Cubans made short work of the alternately Chinese-and Soviet-backed “Simbas” of Laurent Kabila, who were murdering, raping and munching (many were cannibals) their way through the defenseless Europeans still left in the recently abandoned Belgian colony.
Kabila made Idi Amin look like Gandhi. Castro, itching to be rid of this nuisance, sent Che (code-named “Tatu”) and a force of his rebel army “veterans” to help these cannibals. The Congolese reds, unfamiliar with Che’s true record, accepted Tatu gratefully….HAH! were they in for a surprise!
Above left–Cuban CIA volunteers who together with “Mad” Mike Hoare utterly stomped and humiliated Che Guevara’s forces in the Congo, in a campaign the Fake News Media and Fake History Channel choose to “ignore.” (many more pics and entire history of the Congo campaign by Cuban-Americans at Facebook page: Makasi Legacy / Cuban Exile Veterans of the Congo.)