“(In Aug. 2015) an unmarked U.S. government plane landed at an airstrip in Havana, carrying…John Brennan, the director of the C.I.A. Brennan was there to meet with Alejandro Castro-Espin (Raul Castro’s son, the KGB-trained head of Cuba’s counterintelligence service, who authored a book titled “U.S.-Empire of Terror”) and discuss increasing intelligence cooperation between the two countries. Brennan considered Cuba’s spy agencies the most capable in Latin America, and hoped to work with them against drug cartels and terrorist networks.”
Brennan definitely had a point. Thanks to the CIA’s historic penchant for hiring and promoting people like John Brennan, Castro’s DGI and DI has historically run rings around the CIA, while guffawing.
But it gets even “better”:
“Brennan’s talks with Alejandro Castro took place at a discreet government guesthouse, where a day of formal negotiations was followed by a banquet featuring a spit-roasted pig. U.S. officials said that, during the talks, Cuban leaders made it clear that they respected the C.I.A.”
I bet! But “respect” probably isn’t the proper word—unless The Pink Panther “respects” inspector Clouseau and The Roadrunner “respects” Wile E. Coyote.” The word “appreciate” fits much better. Perhaps these (thoroughly-documented) historic items will help us understand this unbounded appreciation:
In 1987, Cuban intelligence officer Florentino Aspillaga defected in Prague and revealed that every single Cuban agent (four dozen of them) the CIA had recruited to spy on the Castro regime since 1962 was a double agent controlled personally by Fidel Castro. Now backtracking a few years:
“We’ve infiltrated Castro’s guerrilla group in the Sierra Mountains. The Castro brothers and Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara have no affiliations with any Communists whatsoever.” (Havana CIA station Chief Jim Noel, sneering in typical CIA, Ivy league blueblood manner at tacky warnings from Cuban “McCarthyite deplorables” in Nov. 1958.)
(In fact all three of these hardcore Stalinists poised to take over Cuba had a KGB-handler named Nikolai Leonov since 1954!)
“Fidel Castro is not only NOT a communist –he’s a strong ANTI-Communist fighter! He’s ready to help us in the hemisphere’s anti-communist fight and we should share our intelligence with him. (CIA Cuba “expert” Frank Bender, April, 1959.)
Now let’s fast forward to April 2015, just a few weeks prior to Brennan’s ultra-secret trip to Havana:
“Cuba is not a threat to the United States…They don’t implicate our national security in any way…The government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six-month period; and the government of Cuba has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.” (President Obama after meeting with Raul Castro in Panama and recommending that Stalinist Cuba be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, April 14th, 2015.).
Presumably the head of the CIA at the time, John Brennan, who had been a close national security advisor to Barack Obama since his 2008 campaign, signed-off on (and maybe even encouraged) Obama’s decision to whitewash and legitimize the Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate. Never mind that this whitewash required taking one of modern history’s most infamous liars at his word.
But in fact, only a few weeks before Obama’s (and presumably Brennan’s) giddy acceptance of Castro’s promise (“cross my heart and hope to die!”), Castro got caught red-handed supplying Chinese-made arms to the Western hemisphere’s oldest, biggest and most murderous terror-group: Colombia’s FARC. The terror-death toll from these Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) exceeds 200,000, and includes more U.S. citizens than were murdered by ISIS.
So maybe it was a mere coincidence that the very week Obama (with presumably Brennan’s support) planned to remove Cuba as a terror-sponsor, the mainstream media (especially CNN) blacked-out any mention of this blatant terror-sponsorship by Cuba in our own backyard.
You see, amigos: In February 2015, Colombian authorities found 99 missile heads, 100 tons of gunpowder, 2.6 million detonators, and over 3,000 artillery shells hidden under rice sacks in a ship bound from Red China to Cuba that docked in the port of Cartagena, Colombia.
Remind me again what the poor, frightened illegal immigrants are fleeing? Could it be Obama and Brennan’s allies?
Aaaaand… another chapter is added to Obama’s legacy. I’m sure Cuba and anyone they work with know exactly where and how to avoid our interdiction efforts, but they must not know what the indigenous forces are doing. When did we ever think the Latin law enforcement would become less corrupt and incompetent than our own down there?
Thanks, Obama. Thanks, Brennan.