Castro DGIs (Directorio General de Intelligencia, trained and funded for decades by the Soviet KGB and East German STASI) recently stuck their fingers in their mouth and issued a sharp whistle of summons.
Celebrity ears from New York to Hollywood immediately jerked up. Soon Castro's propaganda ministry was mobbed by eager American actors, rockers and folkies, their eyes wide, their tongues out and their tails wagging frantically. Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Benicio del Toro, Oliver Stone, Martin Sheen, Edward Asner, Pete Seeger, Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt, Chrissie Hynde, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Danny Glover were the A-listers among these cheeky rebels and human-rights activists submitting to commands and pats on the head from Stalinist apparatchiks.
“The celebrities have all added their name to a petition to president Obama to free the five Cubans unjustly imprisoned in the U.S.,” writes Castro’s propaganda ministry. Marching in perfect lockstep and chanting in perfect chorus, those listed above also accuse U.S. jailers of visiting horrific torture upon “The Cuban Five.”
The charges and convictions against “The Cuban Five” (by an independent judiciary in a free country, the U.S.) might actually be studied by these celebrities. The “news” networks that have earned Havana bureaus might actually mention these charges and convictions. And pigs might fly.
“Judicial evidence in an archaic bourgeois detail,” proclaimed the Castro’s regime’s chief hangman, Che Guevara. “We execute from Revolutionary conviction..And we will continue executing!” Whereupon the regime co-founded by Che Guevara proceeded to jail political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s and murder them at a higher rate than pre-war Hitler’s. Needless to add, Che Guevara ranks as top T-shirt icon for protestors against U.S. judicial procedures, especially capital punishment, who include most of the above-mentioned celebrities.
Enter Townhall. Below please find some important items “overlooked” by the above celebrities and by “news” bureaus beholden to Castro.
On September 14, 1998, the FBI uncovered a Castro spy ring in Miami and arrested ten of them. Four others managed to scoot back to Cuba. These became known as the “Wasp Network,” or “The Cuban Five” in Castroite parlance. According to the FBI’s affidavit, the 26 charges against the convicted Castro-spies championed by the above celebrities included:
•Gathering intelligence against the Boca Chica Air Naval Station in Key West, the McDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Homestead, Fla.
Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.