Herald reports on the krakatoan dimension of the revelations in Juanita Castro's new book as revealed on last night's Univisión-Noticias 23:The
"A friend now also in exile, Ana Ely Esteva, recalled on the TV program how Fidel handled the case of a top counter-revolutionary, Humberto Sorí Marín.``Fidel had told Juanita, tell the mother to sleep well, that nothing is going to happen to him. And the next day, on the front page of the newspaper, the execution of Sorí Marín.''Sorry Herald, but almost five years ago Babalu Blog "broke" this story. (which in fact was common knowledge at every table at Versailles for the past 35 years, and on every parkbench at Bayfront park since 1961.)
"Absolutely nothing will happen to him (Humberto Sori Marin.) Please give your mom and dad a big hug and big kiss from me and tell them to please calm down." (The next day Mariano collapsed in shock at the sight of his brother's mangled corpse in a mass grave. Castro's firing squad had pumped over 40 shots into his brother's body that very dawn. Humberto Sori Marin's head was obliterated, his face unrecognizable. Fidel Castro always went the extra mile for his former comrades.)Alas, when you habitually get your Cuba history "scoops" from such as Marifeli Perez-Stable and Julia Sweig--yes such hoary items will strike you as "news."
Source : babalú
at 10:45 AM Monday, October 26, 2009Last week, the Miami Herald exposed the Castro regime's scheme to purposefully mislead U.S. intelligence in the days pursuant to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 -- through Cuban agents of disinformation approaching more than 20 U.S. Embassies across the world -- in an effort to thwart U.S. law enforcement and potentially endanger the lives of U.S. personnel.
Within days of this story, various Members of Congress began circulating a Dear Colleague with a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advocating for Cuba's removal from the State Department's list of state-sponsors of terrorism -- only Iran, Syria, Sudan and Cuba remain on this list.
The leader of this petition?
U.S. Representative Bobby Rush of Illinois. Yes, the same Congressman Rush who returned from a trip to Cuba in April of this year and emotionally declared that dictator Fidel Castro is a "hero" in his home.
Current co-signers of this letter also include U.S. Reps. Yvette Clark of New York, Donald Payne of New Jersey, Barbara Lee of California, James McGovern of Massachusetts, James Moran of Virginia, Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois and Raul Grijalva of Arizona.
Not surprisingly, all of these Members are strong advocates of unconditionally normalizing relations with the Castro regime, and most of them are also regular guests of the regime in Cuba.
Here's the introduction of the Dear Colleague they are circulating within Congress:
"I invite you to co-sign a letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton in support of removing Cuba from the State Sponsor of Terrorism list. In light of new leadership in Washington and Havana, calls throughout the country and world to re-examine our policy towards Cuba, and the upcoming UN General Assembly vote on the embargo, it is time to objectively examine Cuba's inclusion on this list . Such an assessment will bring you to the conclusion that Cuba no longer belongs on the list, and that the island's designation in recent years has been arbitrary and politically motivated. "
Perhaps it's just a coincidence.
Source: Capitol Hill Cuban
Photo credit: TMZ
TMZ reports that Sean Penn hopped on a private jet Saturday, then headed to Cuba. The Web site said:Link:
Sean Penn likes extremes ... he got a taste of Las Vegas Friday and Saturday and then took a flight to Cuba. The question -- is Sean gonna light one up with Fidel Castro? We got these pictures of Sean and company boarding a private jet from Sin City bound for Havana yesterday.
We've learned Sean is going to the land of Fidel as a journalist, writing a story for Vanity Fair about how the Obama administration has affected Cuba. Sean took Diana Jenkins along for the ride. Actually ... it's her plane ... she's married to the head honcho at Barclays bank. Barclays sources say Sean and Diana are going to meet Castro -- presumably because that's what Diana told them. Sean's rep tells TMZ even though the meeting is possible, there is no appointment scheduled and no current plan to chew the fat with the dictator.
Sean Penn's November 2008 interview with Raul Castro