Singing the praises of communist "health care."
“The US Department of Health and Human Services and the Cuban government on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage cooperation between the two countries on health matters…Cuba has made significant contributions to health and science,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in a statement. “This new collaboration is a historic opportunity for two nations to build on each other’s knowledge and experience, and benefit biomedical research and public health at large.”
Tell it to Tuvalu, Pres. Obama and Sec. Mathews-Burwell. Tuvalu is a group of Pacific islands (big atolls, actually) north of Fiji and east of New Guinea formerly belonging to Britain when known as the “Ellice Islands.” The natives (if it’s permissible to use that term nowadays) seem to live pretty much like other semi-primitive people in the area—the ones we all know from National Geographic. They seem like perfectly charming people.
But despite its charm, Tuvalu is not known as a particularly advanced place scientifically-speaking--and yet its natives recently gasped while witnessing the medical practices of a place even more primitive in its medical practices: Cuba.
“Cuba’s contribution to medical education in the region has been welcomed by many Pacific countries,” according to a recent story from Radio Australia (the Aussie version of NPR, hence pinko in outlook). “But some are finding that doctors who’ve studied in Cuba need extra training when they return home. Tuvalu finds Cuban-trained doctors need [their] skills gap filled.”
Back in 2008, you see, Tuvalu fell for Castro-regime/United Nations/mainstream media propaganda mantra about Cuba’s “free and fabulous healthcare” and eagerly sent 22 promising Tuvaluan students to medical school in Cuba.
But upon their return with those medical degrees—whoops! As Radio Australia explains:
“The (Tuvaluan) government is concerned about their level of practical training…So the Education Department is planning to send returning (from Cuba) Tuvalu doctors to Kiribati (a nearby primitive island) for a special internship, as the department’s pre-service training officer Atabi Ewekia explains.”
In brief, the incompetence of Cuba-trained doctors is such that they will be essentially “de-programmed” in a medical school where two generations ago medicine was probably the province of witch-doctors with bones through their noses.
And, thanks to Obama, the U.S. taxpayer will soon pay for the Cuban trainers of those Cuban doctors who so desperately needed de-programming to share their “significant contributions to health and science” with U.S. health professionals and researchers.
Two generations ago, by the way, Cuban doctors were among the most respected on earth—and not by political hacks, pompous frauds and communist agents (i.e. mainstream media) as are Cuban doctors today.
In 1958 Cuba had the 13th lowest infant-mortality on earth --ahead of France, Belgium, West Germany, Israel, Japan, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Castro’s Cuba, on the other hand, is ravaged by diseases long-eradicated in Cuba (Dengue, Cholera) and of her “doctors” fortunate enough to escape, the overwhelmingly majority flunk the exam given in the U.S. for licensing as doctor's assistants.
Surely the statement above branding as “Communist agents” the respected health professionals eagerly beckoned and reverentially quoted by the U.S. media strikes many readers as unnecessarily “hyperbolic”-- if not downright “McCarthyite,” right?
“Have you no sense of decency, Mr Fontova? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
Objection sustained. So let’s have a closer look at this issue: The U.S. media’s veritable “go-to-person” on Cuban healthcare (besides Michael Moore) is Gail Reed. Indeed, the Huffington Post proudly carries Reed as a contributor and recently quoted her on the very issue at hand:
"This (the HHS-Cuba deal) is a win-win for Americans and Cubans,” gushes Reed. “We’re now one step closer to a safer, healthier future for people in both countries." The Huffpo describes Gail Reed as: “Founder of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba, a US non-profit promoting cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities, where she is currently Research Director.”
CNN, another media fan of Gail Reed’s “impartial expertise,” calls her “a Medical Expert.”
Now over at MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell, whose eagerly-issued “journalist’ visa by the Communist regime makes it easy for her to often “interview” Gail Reed on location in Havana for NBC cameras, describes her as: “international director of the nonprofit group Medical Education Cooperation.”
During the 1990’s Reed also functioned as executive producer for NBC News Havana bureau--a pretty plum position for a communist intelligence apparatchik, no? Not that NBC revealed Gail Reed’s genuine “credentials.”
You see, amigos: for the past 35 years Havana resident Gail Reed has been married to an officer of Cuba’s Directorio General de Intelligencia (spy service) named Julian Torres Rizo. This KGB-trained apparatchik recruited Reed back in 1969 when she visited Cuba as a member of the (DGI-created) Venceremos Brigades of “starry-eyed” U.S. college kids. Obama’s future “neighbors” Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, by the way, served as recruiters for these Venceremos Brigades. This was an important function for the famous couple as leaders of the terrorist Weather Underground.
“Your society must be destroyed!” the KGB-trained Rizo coached his eager hippie recruits in Cuba. “It is now your duty to help destroy your society!” Reed was so enchanted with Stalinist, terror-sponsoring Cuba that she moved there and became a top writer for Cuba’s Communist party press (the same one, by the way, that frequently bashes your humble servant as a “SCOUNDREL!” and a “TRAITOR!”
Not that any American viewers imbibing her reports on the marvels of Cuba’s healthcare and the wickedness of the U.S. “Blockade” of her adopted country in those “mainstream” media organs might have guessed any of Gail Reed’s background. For such illuminating disclosures it greatly helps to consult a “SCOUNDREL!” and “TRAITOR!”
Everything above thoroughly documented here.
Castro’s DGI had further goals in mind with their Venceremos Brigades. “The ultimate objective of the DGI’s participation in the setting up of the Venceremos Brigades,” reveals an FBI report declassified in 1976 “was the recruitment of individuals who are politically oriented and who someday may obtain a position, elective or appointive, somewhere in the U.S. Government, which would provide the Cuban Government with access to political, economic and military intelligence.
Hah! Sure seems that the KGB and DGI wasted a lot time and money. If they’d only known that a few decades later, such information would be volunteered free of charge by the U.S. Government.