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The Kennedy Family’s Love Affair With Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

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“Cheryl Hines is a successful actress, director, producer, and podcast host, but the Hollywood starlet may be gearing up to add First Lady to her long list of impressive roles,” reports the Daily Mail this week. “The 57-year-old's husband, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., announced this week that he's officially challenging President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination for the upcoming 2024 presidential election.”


This is interesting enough without the following: “She (Hines) even once had lemonade with Fidel Castro at his house in Cuba. 'We went to Cuba, this was probably 10 years ago, while we were there, my husband wanted to see if we could visit with Mr. Castro'….

"'When we got to the hotel, there was a guy in a white linen suit who said, "El Presidente will see you." 'They came and picked us up in a van, it was a nice van; I was like, "Woah, what's happening?"

"'We got to his house, and he was wearing a tracksuit. We sat down with him, [my husband], and he spoke in Spanish for a while. They talked about assassination attempts, as one does when you're drinking lemonade. He was sweet. It was the best lemonade I've ever had, I don't know what was in it, but it was fantastic.'"

As luck would have it, we discussed those (mostly bogus) assassinations attempted here just last week.  But naturally, RFK Jr. swallowed Castro’s hoary propaganda hook, line, and sinker. To wit:

 “Despite its poverty, Cuba has managed some impressive accomplishments. Cuba’s government boasts the highest literacy rates for its population of any nation in the hemisphere" ….blah…blah…blah.

I’ll spare you the rest of RFK Jr’s regurgitations of Castroite propaganda in his article for the Inter Press Service from Jan. 2015, which also predictably denounces one of the crown jewels of post-war U.S. foreign policy: the phenomenally successful “Cuba embargo.”


We’ve discussed this so-called embargo at length here at Townhall, primarily how it’s not a bonafide embargo by any stretch of the word’s definition, since for over two decades, the U.S. has been among Cuba’s top food suppliers. The main provision of this “embargo” is that the relentlessly deadbeat Castro-Crime-Syndicate (mislabeled “Cuba” by the Democrat/Media Complex) pay cash up front for U.S. imports. This has made the U.S. taxpayer among the very few on earth spared fleecing for millions by the Castro-Crime-Syndicate…..speaking of which! 

From just this week:  “A British judge ruled that Cuba’s National Bank can be sued by lenders who are owed 72 million euros.” 

And speaking of the Kennedy family’s historic affection for the mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring Stalinists who have run Cuba; remember when RFK Jr’s mother, Ethel Kennedy was discovered to have decorated both her Florida home and the Kennedy family’s estate named Hickory Hill in McLean, Virginia, with pictures of Che Guevara?

And remember how even before the shrieks of “Fake News!” from sophisticated liberals against “deplorable” could commence for spreading something so patently absurd as a famous American political matriarch decorating her homes with pictures of an epic America-hater whose lifelong craving was to incinerate the U.S.—even before any of this, Robert Kennedy Jr himself boasted for the public prints that  “My mom loves Che Guevara! Her dog is named Che!”     


According to Pinterest, the Che Guevara picture at Hickory Hill was (is) located in the late Robert F. Kennedy’s very home office!  

This makes the Che Guevara family presence all the more “fascinating,” considering that these Kennedys were America’s twin “commanders-in-chief” during the Cuban Missile Crisis and during the infamous Bay of Pigs treachery, which took place 62 years ago this very week.

More “fascinating” still, the Hickory Hill office picture is the original uncropped version. The famous Che Guevara pic seen on t-shirts and posters was a cropped version of one taken by Alberto Korda in March 1960. Korda’s real name was Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez, and he was a KGB agent, as revealed by Soviet-Bloc intelligence defector Ion Pacepa. The cropped picture was spread throughout the world by I. Lavretsky and Giangicomo Fetrinelli, respectively, full-time and part-time KGB agents, as also revealed by Pacepa. 

Hence, every person you see sporting that t-shirt or poster is a genuine “Russian colluder!”— though probably unwittingly in about 80 percent of the cases, when they qualify merely as morons. 

Several fascinating questions now arise: Was that Che pic present in RFK’s office in the early 1960s, when he was head of the famous Operation Mongoose, purportedly a Kennedy/CIA plan to assassinate Fidel Castro and overthrow his regime? If so, there’s no indication the Che pic was used as a dartboard, as it sits alongside what are (presumably) revered Kennedy family members. 


Now, if the man (Robert F. Kennedy) tasked with overthrowing the Castro regime kept a cherished picture of Che Guevara in his home office, are there any more questions about why Fidel Castro died peacefully in bed at 90?

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