The Cuban Terrorist Trade

When Fidel Castro recently slammed Arizona’s  SB 1070 as “a brutal violation of human rights,” few Cuba-watchers in our media took notice.

Half a century into the reign of the Communist status quo, the crooning duets between Cuba’s Stalinist dictator and the Democratic/mainstream media axis are far too routine to inspire serious commentary. These duets have been around since Castro appeared on the scene. And comparatively, the performances by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie, and even Sonny and Cher appear pathetically clumsy and out-of-tune. To wit:

“I am not a Communist and Communists have absolutely no influence within my regime.” (Fidel Castro, May, 1959)

“Fidel Castro is not only not a Communist, he is decidedly anti-Communist. In Cuba there are no Communists in positions of control.” (Herbert Matthews, New York Times, June, 1959)

“In truth I am a lover of democracy. When one right is suppressed, then all others can be repressed. This damages the principle of democracy.” (Fidel Castro, May, 1959)

“Castro is honest. And an honest government is something unique in Cuba. Castro is not himself even remotely a Communist.” (Newsweek, April 1959).

And on, and on, and on……..

Alas, cues from the mainstream media teleprompter probably didn’t precipitate Castro’s recent snipes against Arizona’s SB 1070.  Instead, Governor Brewer’s law probably stung him hard —and right where it hurts most.

Don’t look for this anywhere in the U.S. media, but last week Cancun’s former mayor, Gregorio Sanchez, who was also running for governor of Mexico’s state of Quintana Roo, was arrested and charged with a string of crimes, including money-laundering and trafficking in drugs and illegal immigrants.  Interestingly, Sanchez is married to a Cuban woman named Niurka Silva, daughter of one of Fidel Castro’s top intelligence officials.

“But, Humberto,” you may ask, “why should something so commonplace and provincially Mexican be reported in the U.S. media?”

Because the drug and human contraband — including Cubans, Russians, Chinese and perhaps Al-Qaeda-allied Somali terrorists — from this Mexican way-station were mostly bound for the U.S., with Arizona as probable entry point. That’s why.

Connecting a few dots: last week, “Anthony Joseph Tracy, 35, was set free after pleading guilty to human smuggling charges ….Tracy, a former informant for two U.S. intelligence agencies, was collared at JFK Airport last January. He copped to helping 272 Somalis illegally enter the U.S. from Kenya through Cuba. …Tracy allegedly helped the Somalis get travel visas to Cuba. After traveling from Kenya to Dubai to Moscow to Cuba, they then went to South America before entering the United States through the border in Mexico.

Mexican investigative reporter, José Antonio Pérez Stuart, has uncovered links between the international publicity campaign against Arizona and money from powerful Latin American narco-Castroite mafias. That’s also why.

Mexican  newspapers have also revealed that a Cuban gentleman named Boris “El Boris” del Valle, son of Cuba’s former Minister of the Interior (KGB-trained secret police/intelligence) and a relative of Fidel Castro’s wife, Dalia del Valle, worked closely with the Sanchez couple and was the “hands-on” operative for the smuggling of drugs and humans into the U.S. His official title while residing in Cancun was Gregorio Sanchez’s “security assessor,” which befits his prior title in Cuba as a dashing military intelligence officer.

With the assistance from his Cuban friends, “El Boris” (now in a Mexican jail) set up his own police/military fiefdom in the Cancun area.  Boris worked hand-in-glove with Los Zetas, probably the most efficient gang of drug smuggling enforcers in the world. He also imported hundreds of fellow Castroite functionaries to staff his smuggling operation. Most of these Cuban agents entered Mexico under the guise of “cultural exchanges.”

Normally, the mainstream media would brand Los Zetas a “death squad.” But since their tortures and rub-outs generally benefit “leftists’ (Castro, Ortega, Chavez and their allied narco-mafiosi) mum’s the word in media circles.  Now find some link, however tenuous, from them to the CIA or a “U.S. backed strong man” and I guarantee the label “death-squad” will instantly become viral throughout the worldwide media.

So let’s step back and review: a nation classified by the U.S. State Dept. as a State Sponsor of Terrorism (Cuba) is likely helping smuggle Al Qaeda–allied terrorists into the U.S.  But should this really come as a surprise from a regime that has jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s and murdered them at a higher rate than pre-war Hitler’s?

And what is the Obama administration’s response to it all?  Why, let’s abolish those hideously embarrassing Bush-era restrictions and make it easier for Cubans to travel to the U.S. all in the name of—you-guessed it—“cultural exchanges.

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  • Cuban Refugee

    Well, Castro should certainly know about "the violation of human rights" since he has been an adept for a half century. His torture and murder are well-documented, as is his diabolical partnership with the left in this country and the world. I cancelled my subscription to the NY Times many years ago for its biased reportage, and still wonder how, after being caught with their hand in so many nefarious plots, they are still printing. Shortly after Castro's ascent to power, there was a satirical poster with his picture and the caption, "I got my job through the New York Times." That statement might have been closer to veracity than all the news that's fit to print.

  • Vince

    Your email app that allows someone to email the link to a story to someone doesn't allow for any notes by the sender. When sending to a politician it would be helpful to be able to add a sidenote.

  • Steve Chavez

    The illegal traffic is tantamount to African Slavery. Africans too were brought here to do the "jobs Americans won't do." Yes, Mexicans are willingly coming here but once here they live and work in the same conditions as the African Slaves and yet there are Americans who aid the illegal traffic of today so I call it "Modern Day Slavery."

    This angle is the only way to defeat those who support illegal trafficking. "Do you know the living and working conditions of African Slaves?" "Did they come here to do the jobs Americans wouldn't do like picking cotton and working on plantations?" "Do Mexicans come here to do the jobs Americans won't do?" "Do they live in squalid conditions and are told to work harder and faster for lower wages and must do so or else their boss will turn them in?" "Now what's the difference between African Slaves and Mexican Workers?" "Is this then Modern Day Slavery and are you contributing to it?"

    HUMBERTO, the reason Fidel wears baggie clothes and doesn't allow visitors is because he has a COLOSTOMY BAG WHICH MUST BE CHANGED EVERY FEW HOURS AND THE SMELL IS HORRENDOUS! The reason for no visitors, or him visiting his people on the streets, is because if someone accidentally touches the bag, it could burst!

    Also, to counter any Cuban and Fidel lover, I offer them an innertube to be the first to float in shark infested waters TO CUBA! NOT ONE TAKER YET!

    I've been to the Cancun and Playa de Carmen area and that was twenty years ago but there were Mexican troops patrolling the beaches and when I asked one what he was looking for he said "Cubans." Being that any Mexican can be bought off, they would let anyone in for a price. Any Arab though would be very noticeable in the general population. There are also countless official roadblocks with small buildings and many others by surprise Army checkpoints. I find it hard to believe that any Arab could make it through all of them to get to Juarez and across the Rio Grande. I'm also sure that there are American agents all over every International airport in Mexico.

    I was with one of my music partners yesterday on our way to a gig and he brought a Gloria Estefan CD and the conversation got to Cuba which he supported. I told him that Gloria was one of the biggest celebrities against Castro and Cuba "and did you know her music is banned in the Cuba you love? Did you know Santana also supports him and yet his music is banned too?" "Do you support that?" He didn't believe me. Oh well.

    • Jim Johnson

      Milton Friedman warned against the demeaning and brutal practice of peonage .
      He was referring to the practice of using poverty stricken Mexican peasants to cut costs and treat like animals . Peonage is only a misdemeanor in most states where it is never enforced.

      America dumped subsidized corn on Mexico,due to NAFTA, which destroyed the peasants there forcing them to come north where hiring them drove southern blacks into unemployment.

      Most of the bitter harvest has yet to come in.

  • george rennit

    I migrated to Arizona in 1974. Back then, if you didn't speak english, you were at a great disadvantage so non-english speaking people took it upon themselves to learn the language. I have seen many changes over the years. The desert which I love is being trampled into a garbage dump, bodies are found murdered execution style on the outskirts of town, national forests where I climbed mountains and camped are now infiltrated by armed bandits. In the past few years, the incidents of school notices to parents warning them of suspicious men in vehicles seen photographing our children or tailing school buses is on the increase, I know because I get them, as is actual kidnappings. Our neighborhoods are being invaded by people who rent homes and turn them into drop houses to smuggle people into the country, often times these people are found to be sex offenders or other types of criminals.

    Homes are invaded with no regard for the lives of the families who live in them. Vehicles are found stuffed with human body parts, and trees in the desert can be found covered in womens underclothing, a sign where a women was raped and then forced to hang her underclothing on the tree. Just a few details.

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    • george rennit

      I need to add, that I am originally from Minnesota, a natural born American citizen. I have now had to learn a foriegn language to survive in my own country……..spanish.