Friday, February 9, 2018

The Cubanization of America

Its Origin & Its Fruition!!
{Updated: Sunday, February 11th, 2018}
      The Cubanization of America got its origin in 1952, shortly after the United States came out of World War II as the strongest and richest nation in the world. At the time, the U. S. and its Democracy were the world's most respected nation and government. Then in 1952 right-wing thugs high up in the Eisenhower administration teamed the U. S. Democracy with the Mafia to support the Batista dictatorship on the nearby island of Cuba, where the U. S. had gained dominance after the 1898 Spanish-American War. The U. S. support of the Batista-Mafia dictatorship in Cuba beginning in 1952 was designed so rich American businessmen could partake in the wholesale rape and robbery of the island nation. Most pivotal of all, U. S. citizens never objected to the insult to Democracy even when they became aware that Batista was a brutal-thieving dictator and the other two primary decision-makers in Cuba were the top echelon of the Mafia -- Batista's friends Lucky Luciana and Meyer Lansky as shown above.
      But the Batista-Mafia-U.S. dictatorship in Cuba made two incredible mistakes, the first of which is illustrated by the above photo. While raking in a vast amount of loot from drugs, prostitution, gambling and other unsavory enterprises -- massively buttressed by the influx of U. S. businesses and tourists -- the greedy Batistiano-Mafiosi leaders didn't even bother to throw crumbs at the majority peasants, such as the mother and children above. Backed by the United States of America, the strongest nation in the world, and by the Mafia, the strongest criminal organization in the world, Batista did not believe he had to waste any money on the peasants.
      But it was the second Batistiano-Mafiosi mistake that spelled doom for the U.S.-backed tyrants. Apparently as a warning to the non-elite Cubans not to resist, the Batista dictatorship began to routinely murder children. This spawned, as shown above, fierce and famous anti-Batista marches by the bravest and most outraged women on the island. The huge sign above decried "The assassinations of our children; Cuban mothers." It was marches like these that created the Cuban Revolution, which neither the leaders in Havana nor Washington took seriously until it was too late to defeat this female-provoked outrage. The Cuban mother in the center wearing the light jacket was the mother of the murdered little Willie Soler. Today in Cuba the William Soler Children's Hospital is named for him. And although it is hard for Americans to admit, Cuban children today are fiercely cared for and everyone of them is assured totally free and excellent health care and college educations.
      The photo above shows a modern-day Cuban child celebrating her 4th birthday with her best friends. All five are fiercely loved, protected, very safe, and cared for.
    This newly turned 4-year-old Cuban child is fiercely taken care of on the island today, but if she has to look warily over her shoulder, it's because right-wing thugs in the nearby Superpower, based on still-viable de-classified U. S. documents dating back to 1962, ARE STILL trying to starve, deprive, and make miserable little girls like this in a sovereign country to entice them to hate their government. If Americans don't like that succinct and accurate assessment, then perhaps they should do something about it. The black-&-white photos are real; and so is this color photo.
     
     
    It took the long-shot Cuban Revolution from 1952 till 1959 to shock the world by defeating the vile, murderous U.S./Mafia-backed Batista dictatorship.

   But the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on Jan. 1-1959 chased the Batistiano-Mafiosi leaders to a new sanctuary in nearby South Florida, with Little Havana in Miami soon becoming their U. S. capital from 1959 till this very day in 2018. In April of 1959, barely three months after their victory, the two revolutionary leaders -- Fidel Castro and Celia Sanchez -- embarked on a 12-day friendship visit to the United States. But by then the extreme wealth of the Batista-Mafia kingpins had overwhelmed the political and social spheres in South Florida, especially the Miami area. And by then U. S. tax dollars had created powerful anti-Castro paramilitary units and sent hundreds of the most vehement anti-Castro zealots to train at Fort Benning in Georgia as U. S. soldiers, and this included the future Leader-in-Exile Miami billionaire Jorge Mas Canosa, the future anti-Castro terrorist kingpin Luis Posada Carriles, etc., etc., etc.
     The 12-day visit of Fidel Castro and Celia Sanchez in April of 1959 was culminated when President Eisenhower's Vice President, Richard Nixon, surprised Fidel Castro by telling him that his Revolution would be overthrown "within a few months."
   As this photo illustrates, Castro was surprised by Nixon's brazen braggadocio threat. Fidel had been reluctant to visit the U. S. so soon after the Revolutionary victory but he verily worshiped Revolutionary heroine Celia Sanchez and she persuaded him because she firmly believed the new Cuba badly needed the U. S. as a friend and trading partner. Celia had arranged the trip and been assured by the U. S. State Department and the U. S. Society of Newspaper Editors that Fidel would meet directly with President Eisenhower, whom Celia respected. But Nixon and the Dulles brothers -- among the architects of the 1952 Batista-Mafia-U.S. alliance -- had persuaded Eisenhower to take a golfing trip while Nixon met with Fidel, who at the time was being hailed as a hero in the United States AND all around the world.
     When they were back on Cuban soil in April of 1959, Celia Sanchez, with the 100% backing of Fidel Castro, was the prime decision-maker. And significantly, she was far more outraged than Fidel by the Nixon threat, which she took to heart. It was then that she laid down what could rightly be called Revolutionary Cuba's manifesto: "The Batistianos will never regain control of Cuba as long as I live or as long as Fidel lives." She died of cancer at age 59 on Jan. 11, 1980; he died of old age at 90 on Nov. 25, 2016. Against overwhelming odds, Celia Sanchez's bold proclamation incredibly stood the test of time, including such assaults as the April-1961 Bay of Pigs air-land-sea military attack; the 1962-until-today economic embargo; and an ungodly series of deadly and unpunished terrorist attacks against totally innocent, decent Cubans.
      This is one of the many memorials in 2018 honoring the 73 innocent victims of the terrorist bombing on Oct. 6, 1976, of the civilian Cubana Flight 455 airplane. Luis Posada Carilles, trained in explosives at Fort Benning in Georgia where he became a U. S. Army officer in the early 1960s, was born on Feb. 15-1928 in Cienfuegos, Cuba. He turns 90-years-old next Thursday as an honored citizen of Miami, Florida, USA.
     Also incredibly, from January of 1959 till February of 2018, The Cuban Mafia in Cuba has been allowed to operate on U. S. soil as The Miami Cuban Mafia.
   This photo of Cuban-American newsman Emilio Milian in Miami chronicles the rise of the Cuban Mafia on U. S. soil as first a powerful economic force and then an ultra-powerful political force...first in South Florida and then in Washington. The decent Emilio Milian complained on the air about the Cuban Mafia in Miami murdering innocent Cubans and Americans. Then Emilio was silenced by a favorite tool of the Cuban Mafia, a car bomb. Of course, the local, state, and federal authorities seldom, if ever, prosecuted such deeds. The car-bombing of Emilio Milian took place in 1976, perhaps the bloodiest year for the Cuban Mafia in the USA and perhaps that was because the anti-Castro zealots in Miami believed the omnipotent Bush dynasty had their backs. 1976 was the only year future Vice President and President George H. W. Bush was the CIA Director. A few days removed from the Emilio Milian car-bombing in Miami, the two most-famed and most-protected anti-Castro terrorists -- Posada & Bosch -- were tied to the bombing of the civilian Cubana Flight 455 that killed all 73 passengers, including two dozen teenage athletes. And it seems that the Milian car-bombing in 1976 merely served as a warning to the media. 
   Incredibly, in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, Hollywood seemingly has been Freer and Braver than the mainstream media when it comes to chronicling the historic transfer of the Mafia capital from Havana in Cuba to Little Havana in Miami, Florida, in 1959. A case in point is the 1983 movie Scarface that is still a cult favorite on cable television. It was directed and written by Hollywood heavyweights Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone, and it starred top-tier actor Al Pacino as Tony Montana. The movie starts out by showing actual video of drug-running, anti-Castro Cubans arriving in Miami after the Revolution. The Tony Montana character emerged as the murderous Cuban drug-kingpin in Miami, mimicking the actual fact of the drug-infested terror that gripped Miami throughout the 1960s and deep into the 1980s. It was killing so many in the cross-fire that President Reagan at one point sent his VP George H. W. Bush to Miami to try to quell some of the violence. In the famed Cocaine Cowboys documentary, Miami's and America's top crime reporter at the time, Edna Buchanan, pointed back at the magnificent Miami skyline and remarked that it was built by the Cuban Mafia's drug trafficking. Also, as movies like Scarface and documentaries like Cocaine Cowboys, 638 Ways to Kill Castro, etc. explained, the Cuban Mafia's enormous wealth easily overwhelmed South Florida beginning in 1959 and lasting till this day, especially with the political power it has purchased and the Cuban billionaires that also emerged when Cuban businesses such as Bacardi Spirits and the Fanjul Sugar monopoly transferred to far-more-lucrative U. S. soil. In fact, the enduring fame of Scarface is probably tied to the indelible fact that Hollywood has been Freer and Braver in telling the Miami Cuban Mafia story than the scared mainstream United States media has dared to tell.
     This is the famous attire -- white jacket and red shirt -- worn by actor Al Pacino when he played Tony Montana, the murderous Cuban drug-king in Miami.
   The photo-montage above shows the Tony Montana character on the left and...INCREDIBLY...U. S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen DRESSED AS TONY MONTANA on the right. It was her way, apparently, of mocking the enormously successful transfer of the Cuban Mafia in Cuba to the Cuban Mafia in Miami. Ros-Lehtinen was born in Havana in 1952 and brought to Miami after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution by vicious anti-Castro zealots. She grew up to become the first of many Miami Cubans tied to the Bush dynasty to be elected to the U. S. Congress and she has been there since 1989 when Jeb Bush, to solidify his very successful ties to the Miami Cubans, was her Campaign Manager. If you study the photo-montage above, it is natural to assume that Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen is mocking the success of Miami's and Congress's Cuban Mafia but, of course, don't mention it.
    But all that brings us right up to date in February of 2018 with the significance of Havana-born/anti-Castro zealot Ileana Ros-Lehtinen representing Miami and the Bush dynasty in the U. S. Congress from 1989 till today. This week -- on Feb. 7, 2018 -- the U. S. State Department, on behalf of the congressional Cubans, embarked on the latest of countless Republican schemes since 1959 to overthrow Revolutionary Cuba's government. This new tax-devouring scheme is officially called the CUBA INTERNET TASK FORCE. Like the Cuban Embargo from 1962 till today, like the enormously lucrative Radio-TV Marti anti-Castro propaganda machine in Miami from the 1980s till today, etc., the CUBA INTERNET TASK FORCE is designed to induce the Cubans in Cuba to rise up and overthrow their government. But like...the Embargo, Radio-TV Marti, the Bay of Pigs attack, numerous assassination attempts, countless terrorists acts such as car-bombings, hotel-bombings, airplane-bombings, etc., etc, the CUBA INTERNET TASK FORCE will, in all likelihood, do two things: {1} Fail; and {2} cost American tax-payers and American prestige dearly. On Feb. 8th, 2018, in a Reuters article written by Sarah Marsh, a Tweet by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was quoted. It said: "It's vital that the Task Force works to counter the Castro regime's control over the airwaves and its political propaganda." That Tweet from the lifelong anti-Castro zealot Ros-Lehtinen, by the way, is memorable. Entrenched since 1989 as a Miami member of the U. S. Congress, backed by the Bush dynasty, she is notable for such things as illegally while a member of Congress calling for the "assassination of Fidel Castro" after such assassinations had been illegal since the Ford presidency. Also, Ros-Lehtinen's ties to such infamous and easily documented Miami-Cuban terrorists as Posada & Bosch remain to this day topics the mainstream U. S. media is afraid to divulge. Yet, that very same mainstream U. S. media...both on television and in print...will eagerly promote anything Ros-Lehtinen has to say. Her Tweet published by Reuters on Feb. 8, 2018 about the newly minted Anti-Cuban Task Force is by an unafraid London-based news agency but it chronicles, I think, the Cubanization of America that has been ongoing since 1959.
     The Cubanization of America would not be all that bad if the 2+ million moderate and decent Cubans were the orchestrators, as opposed to a handful of extremists related to the Bush dynasty. And the reason it is possible...or probable...is the buffaloed mainstream U. S. media that meekly serves as a propaganda tool for the extremists,  as least by not reporting even well-known facts. For example, Jeb Bush was the best-funded of the 17 Republican presidential candidates in 2016 and his push...or that of his son George P. Bush, etc....will continue in the future to have a third Bush presidency. Yet, Jeb's and the Bush dynasty's ties to Orlando Bosch and Posada Carriles won't rise to the level of being political obstacles.
    Beyond the mainstream U. S. media, any Goggle search would reveal realms of data on the Bush ties to the most extremist Cubans. That would readily include de-classified U. S. documents and even the famed Jeb Bush's written and successful appeal, as partially delineated above, to his dad, President G. H. W. Bush, on behalf of Orlando Bosch, who died in Miami in 2011 at age 84 as a heralded Cuban hero.
Yes....Orlando Bosch? Who?
Orlando Bosch & Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
   The photo above shows Jeb Bush imitating a halo around Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's head after he, as her Campaign Manager, had used the power of the Bush dynasty to make her the first Cuban from Miami to become a member of the U. S. Congress in 1989, a position she very safely holds till this day. But since the 1950s, as proven by de-classified U. S. documents, Jeb's dad George H. W. Bush had tightly aligned with anti-Castro extremists. So Jeb in 1989 solidified his controversial political and economic ties to the Cubans in Miami by guiding the famed anti-Castro zealot Ros-Lehtinen to the U. S. Congress. And controversial or not, it made Jeb a two-term Governor of Florida and, in 2016, a highly funded, largely with billionaire Cuban-American dollars, Republican presidential candidate against Donald Trump.
  The photo above is quite appropriate. It shows Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen being kissed by President George W. Bush while Governor Jeb Bush smiles his approval. The Bush connection not only put Ros-Lehtinen in the U. S. Congress from Miami in 1989 but it has also helped put a steady stream of other viciously Counter Revolutionary Miami Cubans in the U. S. Congress including the Diaz-Balart brothers -- Lincoln and Mario -- whose father Rafael was a key Minister in Cuba's Batista dictatorship. And Bush-connected Miami Cubans in the U. S. Congress also include Senator Marco Rubio, newly anointed as President Trump's key anti-Castro point-man. Of course, the weird 2000 presidential election that put George W. Bush in the White House will eternally be remembered as the Florida farce that kept Democrat Al Gore, who got the most votes, out of the White House. So the 2000 presidential election was George W. Bush's reward from the Miami Cubans, just as his brother Jeb's two terms as Florida's Governor were Jeb's reward from the Miami Cubans. But to illustrate just how tight the Miami Cubans are with the Bush dynasty, consider this: In 2016 Marco Rubio, a Miami Cuban mentored by Ros-Lehtinen, was a highly funded presidential candidate. But instead of supporting Rubio, Ros-Lehtinen supported Jeb Bush against both Rubio and Trump in the money-crazed Republican sweepstakes.
    This photo likewise reveals one of the Cuban-related tragedies for the Cubanized United States democracy. It shows Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen lovingly pinching the cheek of John Boehner who, at the time, was the most powerful Republican in the U. S. Congress. What this photo illustrates is that Ros-Lehtinen and the extremists anti-Castro Cubans in Miami and in Congress have always had the support of powerful Republicans from the 1950s until today, and that is so even when such historic and topical alliances have been notably and shamefully anti-democratic.
    This photo shows three Bush-connected Miami Cuban- Americans in the Cubanized United States Congress -- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen flanked by Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart, the sons of the key Batista Minister Rafael Diaz-Balart who became one of the richest and most vehement Counter Revolutionaries in Miami. Rafael, in fact, formed The White Rose, the first paramilitary unit in South Florida. While Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart are still vicious Counter Revolutionaries in the U. S. Congress, Lincoln Diaz-Balart resigned his safe seat for what he said at the news conference was even stronger White Rose-type Counter Revolutionary tactics.
     Although the majority of Cuban-Americans even in Miami favor Obama-like normal relations with Cuba, it seems only Counter Revolutionary extremists can get elected in Miami. And once in the U. S. Congress, they all seem to flock to the Foreign Affairs committees in the House and Senate. Cuba is a foreign nation. As the image above indicates, Ros-Lehtinen wielded her Counter Revolutionary baton vociferously when she Chaired the House Committee on Foreign Affairs...as have Counter Revolutionary zealots Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez when they Chaired the Senate's Foreign Affairs Committees. It's in keeping with Cubanizing the United States Congress.
    In fact, last month -- January, 2018 -- Rubio chaired and Menendez Co-Chaired a vicious anti-Cuba session in the U. S. Senate, as shown above. They, of course, called as "expert witnesses" such infamous Bush-connected Counter Revolutionaries as Otto Reich. This January-2018 photo reveals, I think, how drastically the U. S. democracy has been so unwittingly altered by the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Rubio reached the U. S. Senate from Miami with his bio loudly still proclaiming that his parents escaped the tyranny of Castro's Cuba for the freedom of Miami. Then it was pointed out that Rubio's parents escaped the Batista tyranny in Cuba long before Americans ever heard of Castro. Now early in his second 6-year term...till he runs again for President...Rubio was profiled by respected journalist Ken Silverstein in an easily dialed-up article that labels Rubio "head and shoulders above everyone else" when it comes to chicanery & corruption. Of course, aside from the acutely and minutely documented claims in the Ken Silverstein article, the mainstream U. S. media treats Rubio as a choirboy and Menendez as a saint. Yet during a 3-month trial in 2017, and after an extensive and expensive 5-year Federal Investigation, it took a hung jury in his hometown of Newark to get Menendez off on 18 serious Federal charges related to corruption and bribery. But Menendez and Rubio are entrenched in the U. S. Senate forever it seems, just as Ros-Lehtinen has been in the House since 1989 and the Diaz-Balart brothers have had either one or two seats in the U. S. Congress for going on two decades. The Federal government in 2017 said it would re-try Menendez but in 2018 it has announced it will not do so, apparently because of the expense and the possibility of another hung jury. So Menendez is expected to be re-elected to a third term in the Senate in 2018 and Rubio's Senate seat is safe forever.
    Since the 1950s the American people have meekly put up with every salacious anti-American & anti-democratic assault on innocents Cubans while shamefully allowing for the Cubanization of the U. S. government. The handshake above, therefore, will be readily tolerated by this pusillanimous and unpatriotic generation of Americans. This handshake epitomizes President Trump essentially anointing Senator Marco Rubio as the latest USA Cuban dictator, ala Batista-Luciana back in the 1950s and the Bush-anointed Jorge Mas Canosa in the 1980s. Out of over two million moderate and well-qualified Cuban-Americans, it seems the Cubanized U. S. democracy only anoints Counter Revolutionary extremists, such as "Little Marco" as Trump called him. 
      The U. S. democracy has existed for 241 years and counting. But since a crucial mistake in 1952 exacerbated by the Bush dynasty in 1989, the undeniable onset of the Cubanization of that precious gift to the American people has put it on a precipitously slippery slope. Can the U. S. democracy as envisioned by the Founding Fathers correct that precarious situation? The photo above clearly indicates that the answer is, "Probably not."
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