Thursday, February 10, 2011
En route to Central America, lets take a look at Cuba. Before the Cuban Revolution, the US supported the Batista government in Cuba which was a dictatorship tied to organized crime.
We all know about Operation Northwoods in Cuba that Kennedy Vetoed but do we know about Operation Mongoose? It's the one Kennedy approved where the CIA based in Florida enlisted the Mafia to help them get rid of Castro. The Mafia were anxious to regain control of the casinos in Cuba. William Harvey was one of the CIA case officers who directly dealt with the mafioso John Roselli.
Operation Northwoods revealed CIA plans to kill innocent Americans and blame it on Cuba to justify the invasion of Cuba during the missile crisis. That proposal was vetoed by Kennedy. Operation Mongoose however is a documented link showing the CIA working directly with the Mafia. Which was no real secret since the US supported the Batista who were tied to organized crime.
Back in In 1890, Captain Alfred Thayler Mahan, a member of the Navy War Board and leading U.S. strategic thinker, wrote a book titled The Influence of Sea Power upon History in which he argued for the creation of a large and powerful navy modeled after the British Royal Navy. Part of his strategy called for the acquisition of colonies in the Caribbean Sea which would serve as coaling and naval stations and which would serve as strategical points of defense. Did you hear that? Colonies. Just like the British Imperialism the American Revolution fought against.
The US wanted to buy Puerto Rico from Spain but Spain said no. Thus the Spanish-American War where Puerto Rico was invaded by the United States with a landing at Guánica. As an outcome of the war, Spain ceded Puerto Rico, along with Cuba, the Philippines, and Guam to the US under the Treaty of Paris. We won't even mention the possibility of the use of a False Flag attack to justify that war. Much.
My point in this post is simple: the CIA were working directly with the Mafia. Personally I have a problem with Cuba's political prisoners listed by Amnesty International. Yet I think the Helms-Burton law was somewhat hypocritical since Communist China has a far worse human rights record than Cuba. The US led embargo against Cuba had nothing to do with human rights.