You know that things are going from bad to worse when the spin coming from the newspaper of record in Franco’s country* on the newly leaked files from the U.S. concentration camp in Guantánamo, Cuba, looks like it was written up by leftists in comparison to the NY Times version. Purely by accident I happened to read the El País version first, where I learned that some of those imprisoned at the camp were considered by their captors to have received explosives training based on nothing more than the fact that they wore Casio F91W wristwatches.
Which is absurd because the U.S. Army (the world’s original explosives trainers) knows perfectly well that real explosives experts like Posada Carriles and his fellow traveler Felix Rodríguez prefer Rolex’s, especially ones stolen from their murder victims. And then you also have to wonder, Casio F91W’s anyone? Continue reading
Posted in Europe, USA / Canada
Tagged bill keller, bradley manning, casio f91w, El Pais, francisco franco, guantánamo, julian assange, king christian x, n.y. times, shwarma
Esteban N. Martínez for CubaDebate – (Español): Operación Marketing
The interview President Barack Obama granted the “blogger” Yoani Sánchez is the culmination of a project I feel like calling Operation Marketing; aimed as it is at the promotion and visibility of a new counter-revolutionary figure in Cuba, in the face of the worn out and battered “dissidence,” fighting like a pack of wolves with fangs bared in search of their prey…money.
The promotion of Yoani Sánchez began some time ago, when Grupo PRISA granted her the Ortega y Gasset prize and another publication put her on their list of the “World’s (100) Most Influential People,” although in her country she was completely unknown. Continue reading
Posted in Cuba, English translations, propaganda, Terrorism
Tagged barack obama, counterrevolution, dengue fever, fourth fleet, gorki aguila, guantánamo, luis posada carriles, martha beatriz roque, media lapdogs, media shows, ortega y gasset, the cuban adjustment act, the cuban five, yoani sanchez