Monday, 28 November 2016

Mike Rivero Comment on Fidel Castro Death (whatreallyhappened.com)

As usual, the NY Times is being less than accurate. Castro rose to power in the aftermath of the US-backed overthrow of Gerardo Machado in 1933, and reigned as dictator of Cuba from 1952 to 1959. In what has become an all-too-familiar pattern, the Cuban people suffered under US puppet rule, as Batista sold Cuban agricultural produce to US companies such as United Fruit and Coca Cola at well below market rates, enriching American companies while impoverishing the Cuban people. Cuba under Batista also became the Mafia's tropical Las Vegas, with huge hotels and casinos, and Havana became famous for their live sex shows, including women having sex with animals on stage! This is hinted at obliquely in the third of the "Godfather" films. Finally, in 1959 (as happened in Iran in 1979), the Cuban people had enough and revolted, and Batista was forced to flee with his supporters, most of whom were allowed to settle in South Florida.

Fidel Castro initially tried to normalize relations with the US Government, but when he declared that Cuba's agricultural produce would be sold at prevailing market rates, threatening the profits of US companies, the US Government declared an economic embargo to try to crush Cuba's economy and force Cuba to accept the return of Batista. This forced Castro to form an alliance with the Soviet Union.

This only poured salt into the US Government's wounded ego regarding the loss of Cuba as a puppet state, so in 1961 the CIA planned an invasion of Cuba to force Castro out of power and restore puppet rule under Batista. The CIA told President John F. Kennedy that the Cuban people did not support Castro and would welcome the "liberation", so Kennedy approved the operation, known as Operation MONGOOSE, to build and arm a "Cuban Brigade" made up of Batista supporters from South Florida, armed through a covert weapons smuggling operation in New Orleans, and supported by ships, including the Zapata, the Barbara, and the Houston, owned by Zapata Oil under the control of George H. W. Bush. Kennedy was assured that the Cuban people would flock to support the invading brigade, and the invasion was launched at the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba, southwest of Havana.

But the Cuban people instead pounded the invaders into the sand while Cuban Air Force planes sank the ships, cutting off the brigade from support or retreat. Kennedy upped-the anti, sending unmarked US fighter jets to protect the brigade's B-26 bombers which were trying to hold back Castro's 20,000 strong force, but the fighters arrived late, the bombers were shot down, and the invasion crushed.

Kennedy violated the US embargo on Cuba by trading $53 million in baby food and medicine for the survivors of the captured Cuban brigade.

The CIA immediately started planning for a second attempted invasion of Cuba, as well as carrying out a program of agricultural sabotage against Cuba.

Meanwhile, the Soviet Union started established missile bases in Cuba, to guard against the planned second invasion and also in response to the US installation of nuclear missiles in Turkey. This led to the Cuban Missile crisis and a near-miss with nuclear war. Kennedy and Khrushchev reached a deal in which the missiles would be withdrawn from Cuba with the understanding that nuclear war would be automatic were there a second attempt to invade Cuba. Kennedy moved to shut down the CIA's plan for a second invasion and started to dismantle the CIA as dangerously out of control.

Following Kennedy's assassination, there was an attempt by the CIA to blame Cuba for it, to anger the American people into supporting a new invasion. Someone claiming to be Lee Harvey Oswald...

... applied for a Visa in Mexico City to travel to Cuba, laying a paper trail, and the reason the Manlicher Carcano rifle was plated in Dallas is that this was the weapon Castro was them importing to arm his people with against a possible second invasion.

But Lyndon Johnson was aware of Kennedy and Krushchev's deal and was convinced Krushchev would carry out the threat of a nuclear launch, so the Cuban link was buried and Lee Harvey Oswald rebranded as a "crazed lone nut" assassin who acted on his own.

I am sure that the corporate media will tell you this is all fake news, of course!
Read more: www.whatreallyhappened.com

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 28th, 2016.]

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