Humberto Fontova

Those 638 (at last Castro count and dutiful MSM dissemination) CIA assassination attempts against Fidel Castro have inspired a video game titled Call of Duty: Black Ops that racked up $360 million in its first day on sale, a new record for video games. The game’s goal is to whack Castro. Between bouts of fulmination against a Townhall contributor: ("Fontova's books simply libel our Revolution's founders! The terms "scoundrel" and "traitor" should precede every mention of Humberto Fontova!") Castro's press agency, Cubadebate, now fulminates against the video game: "What the United States couldn't accomplish in more than 50 years, they are now trying to do virtually."

Disputing Castroite claims is not an MSM specialty, to put it mildly. From Cuba’s fabulous healthcare, to the malicious U.S. bullying that drove the poor dear into the arms of mother Russia, to the diabolical “embargo” we maintain against the poor dear, to the poor dear’s eye-misting concern for the downtrodden and especially the black, to how this poor dear, despite all the above aggression, converted a hopelessly corrupt, racist, gangster-ridden, and impoverished Caribbean island into the Emerald City—-with all this issuing from the MSM it’s hard to get a fact in edgewise.

But we’ll try. "This new video game is doubly perverse," fulminates Castro’s eunuch media. "On the one hand, it glorifies the illegal assassination attempts the United States government planned against the Cuban leader and on the other, it stimulates sociopathic attitudes in North American children and adolescents." Let’s take the items seriatum:

The late E. Howard Hunt ("Eduardo") was head of the CIA "Cuba Project's" political division in the early 60's. "So far as I have been able to determine" he clarifies in his book Give Us This Day, pp.38-39, "[N]o coherent plan was ever developed within the CIA to assassinate Castro, though it was the heart's desire of many exile groups." Interestingly Hunt stresses that whacking Castro was his own recommendation from the get-go. But he couldn't get any serious takers within the agency suits.

Old habits, perhaps, died hard:

"Me and my staff were all Fidelistas." (Robert Reynolds, the CIA's "Caribbean Desk’s chief from 1957-1960.)

"Everyone in the CIA and everyone at State was pro-Castro, except [Republican] ambassador Earl Smith." CIA operative in Santiago Cuba, Robert Weicha.

Humberto Fontova

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