As far I can tell, the whole Israel Shamir/Anna Ardin business started back in September, when Counterpunch, edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, posted an article co-authored by Shamir and Paul Bennett, announcing the “telltale signs of CIA connection surrounding Anna Ardin,” one of the women involved with the Swedish complaint against Julian Assange, whatever that case might be. Continue reading
Posted in Cuba, Cuban Five, Feminism, luis posada carriles, media terrorism
Tagged alexander cockburn, anna ardin, CIA, conspiracy theories, counterpunch, israel shamir, julian assange, ladies in white, posada carriles
The Cuban Gestapo Mafia in Honduras
By Dr. Néstor García Iturbe
When analyzing the events that resulted in the sly thuggery which took place in Honduras, we can hardly fail to be surprised by the number of Cuban exiles who are part of what’s been called the Gestapo mafia, and appear to be involved in the terrible events in which the will of the Honduran people has been short-circuited.
According to the criteria of these people, who acted in coordination with the extreme U.S. right wing in the Pentagon and the CIA, it was necessary to impede at all costs any further movement by Zelaya’s government toward the left, since that represented a danger to the “National Security of the United States.” The fastest and most effective remedy at that time was the coup d’etat.
The journalist Carlos Alberto Montaner and the former Undersecretary of State in the George W. Bush government, Otto Reich, were participants in the initial coordination of the armed action. Both were in constant communication with the coup plotters, the first from Miami and the latter from Panama. Continue reading
Posted in Coups d'etat, Cuba, Honduras, Miami, Venezuela
Tagged Carlos Alberto Montaner, channel 6 honduras, hugo llorens, miami gestapo mafia, otto reich, posada carriles, ralph nodarse, roger noriega, southcom
U.S. Ambassador to Cuba, Michael Parmly, impersonates a Cuban “Lady in White” impersonating an Argentine “Mother of the Plaza de Mayo”
There are so many things wrong with this story that it would be hard to know where to begin, so let’s start with Tuesday’s headline in El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish language fiefdom of the Miami Herald, which says “Dissident Cuban Woman Says Government Hounds but Doesn’t Allow a Defense.”
Now, aside from the striking fact that the Cuban woman in question, Martha Beatriz Roque, is given a free platform by a major U.S. daily from which to defend herself (and doesn’t) – something which is never offered those hounded by the United States government, Machetera’s going to take a wild guess here and say that if the Cuban government didn’t also invite her to appear on the Cuban political television program, Mesa Redonda (Round Table) where her grasping emails were unveiled, demanding payment for services rendered, it would have been to save her from being killed by the audience. Because Martha doesn’t just take money from anybody. She takes it from the ugliest people – Santiago Alvarez, the benefactor of Luis Posada Carriles, who blew up a Cuban passenger plane in 1976, killing all 73 people on board.
Posted in Latin America / Caribbean, USA / Canada
Tagged cynical p.r., damas de blanco, hebe de bonafini, ladies in white, madres de plaza de mayo, martha beatriz roque, michael parmly, posada carriles, santiago alvarez, santrina, terrorist financing
What Interpol was NOT asked to investigate is almost as interesting as what it was. Were the “FARC” computers planted? Wait…you weren’t supposed to be thinking about that.
Time Magazine Suggests that the Possibility that Colombia Planted the Computers has not been Investigated
Pascual Serrano – Rebelión
In an article from Miami by Tim Padgett, titled “The U.S. Dilemma Over Chavez,” Time magazine joins the voices who see the many gray areas in the affair of the computers supposedly captured by the Colombian army from Raúl Reyes’ camp.
Time indicated that
“the possibility, albeit remote in the eyes of many observers, that Chavez might be right — that the laptops themselves might not be authentic.” The magazine said that “Interpol chief Richard Noble said he was ‘absolutely certain’ that the computers ‘came from a FARC terrorist camp.’ But technically, all that Interpol did in its examination of the computers was to confirm that they had not been messed with post-March 1; it wasn’t asked to investigate Chavez’s allegations that the computers had been planted by the Colombian military in the first place.”