The Cuban Empire - The Threat Few See
Russian ballistic missile and land forces are a reality to most Americans, a legacy from the Cold War, but all perspective relating to Moscow's strategies and tactics are lost to millions in the U.S. on account of unsubstantiated charges of some effective interference in U.S. elections and the presence of Russian "agents." While these assertions have been made loudly and received much media attention, solid proof has been lacking.
Cuban spy Ana Montes receiving a Certificate of Distinction from CIA director George Tenet, 1997
Inside the U.S., Cuban espionage has been working to guide U.S. foreign policy, gather information on the readiness of the American military, and disrupt – even to the point of murdering – Cubans opposed to the Communist Regime in Cuba. The arrest in 2001 of Ana Belen Montes, a former senior analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency, provided a shocking example as to how effective Cuban intelligence could be.
Montes was the "go to" person on all things relating to Cuba, and her opinions helped mold U.S. policy toward Havana. While performing her top secret duties, she also informed her Cuban handlers of all the restricted information to which she was privy as a high ranking DIA advisor. (Montes is due to be released from jail in 2027).
A film with top stars glamorizes the Cuban Five spy ring, pretending they were acting out of love for liberty
The reader should also be aware that the newly released spy-thriller, Wasp Network, by Oliver Assayas, has little in common with the actual activities of La Red Avispa. (1) An editorial note on Cuba Confidential, which carries a September 2, 2019, review of the film, states:
"Any similarities between this movie and the real Wasp Network are purely coincidental... the real Wasp Network played a central role in the pre-meditated murder of four Americans, influenced the U.S. political system at the local, State and Federal levels; spied on numerous military targets including SOUTHCOM, CENTCOM, SOCOM, NAS Key West and Barksdale Air Force Base; intimidated American media outlets, manipulated the Cuban American community, etc."
The aforementioned film was based on the book The Last Soldiers of the Cold War. The Wasp Network certainly was not "the last" of Cuba's Cold Warriors. Cuban spies are still in business, looking for opportunities in the halls of power, universities and any other position that serves their interests. They are also in close contact with Havana and are still using the old but trusty method of short-wave radio. A recent broadcast from a Cuban spy station, known as a "numbers station" to spies in the U.S. can be heard here, courtesy of Cuba Confidential.
Cuba’s intelligence service and military have long had an active presence in Venezuela
According to documents reviewed by Reuters for its "Special Report: How Cuba taught Venezuela to quash military dissent," agreements signed in May 2008 allowed Cuba’s armed forces to train the Venezuelan military and train (retrain) Venezuelan intelligence operatives in Havana. No longer would the military's main objective be to defend the Venezuelan nation, but to protect the Socialist Regime. Venezuela's intelligence officers now spy on the Venezuelan people (including the military) instead of the nation's rivals.
The words above do not convey the atmosphere of fear and betrayal that now reign in what had been one of America's closest friends in Latin America, as well as a nation that was a top oil producer with a thriving economy. All that has been replaced with poverty and oppression.
Venezuela has imported from Cuba a system of social control whose history extends back to the days of Lenin and Stalin. The Whisperers by historian Orlando Figes detailed how Soviet authorities used fear and mistrust of one citizen to another to terrorize a nation. More recently the (very) dark comedy, The Death of Stalin, made vivid in film how this system carried out its societal terrorism. (1) This method of calculated terror is what the Soviet KGB and East German Stasi spy masters brought to Cuba, and is what the Cubans further refined.
The CDR Motto: ¡En cada barrio, Revolución! (In every neighborhood, Revolution!)
The communist masters in Havana are not content with their sophisticated spying on the U.S. and their domination of Communist Venezuela, but are also active in supporting the Marxist government in Nicaragua and undermining the Colombian government.
A recent report states that more than 5,000 Cuban "tourists" have arrived in Nicaragua during the first five months of 2019, an increase of nearly 900% from the previous year. The vast majority have the mission of engaging in covert activities in support of communist national leader Daniel Ortega against rising popular anger.
August 2019: Colombia's FARC Rebels announced they will take up arms again
Communism and Imperialism are supposed to be in opposition, but, in reality, communists employ the same tactics to achieve domination: subversion and force. The Soviets used its brand of imperialism to control Eastern Europe and now Havana, some 70 years later, is successfully employing its own version to extend communist power across Latin America. Fear, violence and oppression are the end result. Cuba's imperialism, unlike earlier British or French colonialism, is not operating solely in its own interests.
Cuba works closely with the (crypto-Marxist) Russian Federation and the overtly Communist Peoples Republic of China. Both Russia and the PRC have for years propped the Cuban regime and have received secret information from Cuba on the operation of the United States government and military.
Russia vows to do ‘everything’ to support Maduro
America has fought and continues to fight conflicts half a world away to defeat terrorism. The cost of those conflicts, however, cannot blind us to growing aggression much closer to home. The combined efforts of the Russian Federation, the Peoples Republic and the Communist Cuban Regime are directing their efforts not only against the Colombian government or the anti-communists in Venezuela and Nicaragua.
There is only one real enemy – the United States. America alone stands in the way of the military triumph of Socialism/Communism, an ideology that has already cost the lives of millions and promises a life of fear and terror to those who survive. (2) This is the reality of which the U.S. media – liberal and conservative – are not informing the American people.
The survival of the United States depends on America coming to a realization of who and what seeks our destruction. We are not alone. If we are resolute, millions in Latin America will also stand against this oppression, which claims to be beyond the laws of God and man.
- This film/DVD is not for children due to frequent crude language and violence.
- For those wanting an in depth account of the costs of Socialism, read The Black Book of Communism, Stéphane Courtois ed.
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