Friday, April 29, 2011

"Tricky Ricky" Alarcon at it again




Tricky Ricky Alarcon at it again with another head scratching comment on why the Geritol mafia clan is still in power......it's because the CIA failed to assassinate the destructo clan.....yes, again it always SOMEONE elses fault.

Remember the pulitzer prize comment of:  "If the whole world-its six billion inhabitants-could travel wherever they wanted, the bottleneck in the planet's airspace would be enormous" in response to a simple question from a student on why Cubans can't travel freely.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"An end to classic cars rumbling across Cuba?"



I came across this article several days ago and of course I mumbled some vulgarities on how dumb the media is concerning Cuba. I decided not to dwell on it, but something inside of me told me NOT to let this one slide by......

So having classic cars around is more important than FREEDOM for the Cuban people? I can't count how many time people have ushered their opinion on what a shame if all those classic cars would go away if change occurs in Cuba, a virtual gold mine for classic car collectors! An easy statement to make for those who have NOT suffered under the castro dictatorship.

You have to be a total idiot or YOU just don't care about the Cuban people.


It's been 52 years of a DICTATORSHIP, the revolution has been a TOTAL FAILURE, the castro mafia brothers have virtually destroyed Cuba, CHANGE has not occurred, and  ANOTHER CASTRO IS IN POWER!


I wish the clueless media STOP fabricating articles that tends to tilt in favor of the communist dictatorship.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Same ole same ole."




Fifo attends the closing of the communist party congress and all the b.s. talk about changes, a castro is still in charge after 52 years, and now #2 in the communist dictatorship is none other than Ramon "acid" Ventura, one of the old guard, and rounding out #3 is Ramiro"cuidado que te voy a dar un tiro" Valdes. So much for the youth movement....

Same ole same ole....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Term limits, reforms, sweeping changes--whatever



raulita announing term limits and I believe his term is until 2018, and when reached they will probably exend it another 10 years! History has shown us that the castro dictatorship has done WHATEVER they wanted to for the last 52 years. All these changes that they are proposing are just simple lip service. FREEDOM for the Cuban people continues to take a back seat and POWER still remains in the hands of a FEW for the last 52 years.

Real change will occur when FREEDOM is achieved and the the castro mafia dictatorship is completely removed!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Bay of Pigs 50th Anniversary





The Miami Herald has a special series on the 50th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs.  Click here for the articles.

"An Anniversary Of Heroism And Shame—The Bay Of Pigs At Fifty"

An Anniversary Of Heroism And Shame—The Bay Of Pigs At Fifty


 by Humberto Fontova
 
 
 
“They fought like tigers,” writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 50 years ago this week. “But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach.”


That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge and Korea’s Heartbreak Ridge. But in those battles Lynch and his band of brothers counted on the support of their Commander in Chief. At the Bay of Pigs, Grayston Lynch (an American) and his band of brothers (Cubans) learned — first in speechless shock and finally in burning rage — that their most powerful enemies were not Castro’s Soviet-armed soldiers massing in nearby Santa Clara, but the Ivy League’s best and brightest dithering in Washington.

Lynch trained, in his own words, “brave boys who had never before fired a shot in anger” — college students, farmers, doctors, common laborers, whites, blacks, mulattoes. They were known as La Brigada 2506, an almost precise cross-section of Cuban society of the time. The Brigada included men from every social strata and race in Cuba—from sugar cane planters to sugar cane cutters, from aristocrats to their chauffeurs. But mostly, the folks in between, as befit a nation with a larger middle class than most of Europe.


Short on battle experience, yes, but they fairly burst with what Bonaparte and George Patton valued most in a soldier: morale. No navel-gazing about “why they hate us” or the merits of “regime change” for them. They’d seen Castroism point-blank.

Their goals were crystal-clear: firing-squads silenced, families reunited, tens of thousands freed from prisons, torture chambers and concentration camps. We see it on the History Channel after our GI’s took places like Manila and Munich. In 1961 newsreels could have captured such scenes without crossing oceans. When those Cuban freedom-fighters hit the beach at the Bay of Pigs 50 years ago this week, one of every 18 Cubans suffered in Castro Gulag. Mass graves dotted the Cuban countryside, piled with hundreds who’d crumpled in front of Castro and Che Guevara’s firing squads. Most of the invaders had loved-ones among the above. Modern history records few soldiers with the burning morale of the Bay of Pigs freedom-fighters.

From the lethal fury of the attack and the horrendous casualties their troops and militia were taking, the Castro brothers and Che Guevara assumed they faced at least “20,000 invading mercenaries,” as they called them. Yet it was a band of mostly civilian volunteers their Soviet armed and led-troops outnumbered 30-to-1

“Where are the planes?” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios two days later. “Where is our ammo? Send planes or we can’t last!” Commander Jose San Roman kept pleading to the very fleet that escorted his men to the beachhead (and sat much closer to them than the Sixth Fleet sits to the Libyan coast today). Crazed by hunger and thirst, his men had been shooting and reloading without sleep for three days. Many were hallucinating. By then many suspected they’d been abandoned by the Knights of Camelot.

That’s when Castro’s Soviet Howitzers opened up, huge 122 mm ones, four batteries’ worth. They pounded 2,000 rounds into the freedom-fighters over a four-hour period. “It sounded like the end of the world,” one said later. “Rommel’s crack Afrika Corps broke and ran under a similar bombardment,” wrote Haynes Johnson in his book, the Bay of Pigs. By that time the invaders were dazed, delirious with fatigue, thirst and hunger, too deafened by the bombardment to even hear orders. But these men were in no mood to emulate Rommel’s crack Afrika Corps by retreating. Instead they were fortified by a resolve no conquering troops could ever call upon–the burning duty to free their nation.


“If things get rough,” the heartsick CIA man Grayston Lynch radioed back, “we can come in and evacuate you.”

“We will NOT be evacuated!” San Roman roared back to his friend Lynch. “We came here to fight! We don’t want evacuation! We want more ammo! We want PLANES! This ends here!”

Camelot’s criminal idiocy finally brought Adm. Arleigh Burke of the Joints Chief of Staff, who was receiving the battlefield pleas, to the brink of mutiny. Years before, Adm. Burke sailed thousands of miles to smash his nation’s enemies at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Now he was Chief of Naval Operations and stood aghast as new enemies were being given a sanctuary 90 miles away! The fighting admiral was livid. They say his face was beet red and his facial veins popping as he faced down his commander-in-chief that fateful night of April 18, 1961. “Mr. President, TWO planes from the Essex! (the U.S. Carrier just offshore from the beachhead)” that’s all those Cuban boys need, Mr. President. Let me order…!”

JFK was in white tails and a bow tie that evening, having just emerged from an elegant social gathering. “Burke,” he replied. “We can’t get involved in this.”

"WE put those Cuban boys there, Mr. President!” The fighting admiral exploded. “By God, we ARE involved!”

Admiral Burke’s pleas also proved futile.


The freedom-fighters’ spent ammo inevitably forced a retreat. Castro’s jets and Sea Furies were roaming overhead at will and tens of thousands of his Soviet-led and armed troops and armor were closing in. The Castro planes now concentrated on strafing the helpless, ammo-less freedom-fighters.

“Can’t continue,” Lynch’s radio crackled – it was San Roman again. “Have nothing left to fight with …out of ammo…Russian tanks in view….destroying my equipment.”

“Tears flooded my eyes,” wrote Grayston Lynch. “For the first time in my 37 years I was ashamed of my country.”

When the smoke cleared and their ammo had been expended to the very last bullet, when a hundred of them lay dead and hundreds more wounded, after three days of relentless battle, barely 1,400 of them — without air support (from the U.S. Carriers just offshore) and without a single supporting shot by naval artillery (from U.S. cruisers and destroyers poised just offshore) — had squared off against 41,000 Castro troops, his entire air force and squadrons of Soviet tanks. The Cuban freedom-fighters inflicted casualties of 20 to 1 against their Soviet-armed and led enemies. This feat of arms that still amazes professional military men.

“They fought magnificently and were not defeated,” stressed Marine Col. Jack Hawkins a multi-decorated WWII and Korea vet who helped train them. “They were abandoned on the beach without the supplies and support promised by their sponsor, the Government of the United States.”

“We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty!” proclaimed Lynch and Hawkin’s Commander-in-Chief just three months earlier.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

American Greatness-Major General Erneido Oliva






Great article at American Greatness concerning Major General Erneido Oliva. You can read the article here.




March 11, 2011


Major General Erneido Oliva



Retired Major General of the U.S. Army, Erneido Oliva, was the second in command of the freedom-fighters who hit the Bay of Pigs beachhead 50 years ago.


The Knights of Camelot dumped Oliva and his men on that beachhead with only light arms and no air cover—then abandoned them. Oliva’s men were outnumbered 30 to one by Castro’s Soviet led and supplied troops, who had swarms of Soviet T-34 Tanks and jets overhead. On the third day of unrelenting battle Oliva’s men were virtually out of ammo for their carbines and the battlefield horrors were taking their toll.

“Where are the U.S. planes?!” they kept bellowing into their radios. “Where is our ammo?!” Crazed by hunger and thirst, they’d been shooting and reloading without sleep for three days. Many were hallucinating. By then they knew damn well they’d been abandoned by the Knights of Camelot.

That’s when Castro’s Soviet Howitzers opened up, huge 122 mm ones, four batteries’ worth. They pounded 2,000 rounds into Oliva’s men over a four-hour period. “It sounded like the end of the world,” one said later. “Rommel’s crack Afrika Corps broke and ran under a similar bombardment,” wrote Haynes Johnson in his book, the Bay of Pigs. By that time the freedom-fighters were dazed, delirious with fatigue, thirst and hunger, too deafened by the bombardment to even hear orders.

But these men were in no mood to emulate Rommel’s crack Afrika Corps by retreating. Instead they were fortified by a resolve no conquering troops could ever call upon–the burning duty to free their nation, to free their very families. They’d seen Castroism point-blank: stealing, lying, jailing, poisoning minds, torturing, murdering. They’d seen the midnight raids, the drumbeat trials. They’d heard the chilling “FUEGO!” as Che Guevara’s firing squads murdered thousands of brave countrymen. More importantly, they heard the “Viva Cuba Libre!” from the bound and blindfolded patriots, right before the Soviet bullets ripped them apart.

They set their jaws and resolved to smash this murderous barbarism that was ravaging their homeland. And they went at it with a vengeance. Their commander, Oliva, had to scream over that hellish Soviet bombardment but he made himself heard: “THERE IS NO RETREAT, CARAJO!” Oliva stood and bellowed to his dazed, abandoned and horribly outnumbered men. “WE STAND AND FIGHT!”

And so they did–and wrote as glorious a chapter in military history and the annals of freedom as any you’d care to read.

For three days his force of mostly volunteer civilians battled savagely against a Soviet-trained and led force 10 times their size, inflicting casualties of 20 to 1. To this day their feat of arms amazes professional military men. Morale will do that to a fighting force. And there’s no morale booster like watching Fidel Castro and Che Guevara ravage your homeland and families, believe me.

When his betrayed, decimated, thirst-crazed, and ammo-less men were finally overwhelmed (but NOT defeated!) by Castro’s Soviet-led bumblers at the Bay of Pigs, Oliva snarled at his brainless eunuch of a Castroite opponent, Jose Fernandez (a Spaniard, technically): “the only reason you’re holding a gun on us right now, Fernandez, is because we ran out of ammo.”

During almost two years in Castro’s dungeons, Oliva and his men lived under a daily death sentence. Escaping that sentence would have been easy: simply sign a confession offered to them daily by their guards denouncing the U.S.–which is to say: repeating what Danny Glover, Nelson Mandela, Jeremiah Wright, etc. etc. etc. constantly snarl and bellow about the U.S.

Condidering their betrayal you might think these men has pretty good cause to sign it. But Castro got his answer from Oliva and his men as swiftly and as clearly as the Germans got theirs from Mc Auliffe and his men at The Bulge—”NUTS!”

Oliva and his men repeatedly spat on the Castroite document—convinced this defiance would doom them to death by firing-squad. “No man in Cuba is as free as a political prisoner in rebellion,” said longtime Castro political prisoner Francisco Chappi. We were tortured, we were starved. But we lived in total defiance.”

“Inside of our souls we were free,” said another Bay of Pigs freedom-fighter (also Black and today a proud U.S. citizen) named Sergio Carrillo, a paratrooper at the Bay of Pigs in 1961 and a Catholic priest in America today. Neither Oliva nor any of his men signed the document. His hundreds of men stood solidly with their commander. “We will die with dignity!” snapped Oliva at the furious Castroites again, and again, and again. To a Castroite such an attitude not only enrages but baffles.

“These Cuban exiles, for all their chest-thumping and terrorism, are really just a bunch of wimps!” Michael Moore writes in his book “Downsize This!”–That’s right. “Wimps!” Moore’s insults target the Bay of Pigs freedom-fighters for particular scorn. “Ex-Cubans with a yellow stripe down their backs,” he calls them, on top of “crybabies!” Michael Moore was the Democratic Party’s guest of honor at their 2004 Convention.

“A soldier to the bone,” that’s former Secretary of State General Alexander Haig referring to Erneido Oliva, whom he worked with in the early 60′s. “One of the most fiercely honorable men I have ever known.”





H/T to Jose Marti for this article!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

50th anniversary of Bay of Pigs vets honored by Ileana





H/T to Joseito!

Screening & Discussion of Oscar's Cuba







Time Friday, April 15 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm




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Location Casa Bacardi/ Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies University of Miami



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Created By Oscar's Cuba, Jordan Allott



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More Info Casa Bacardi/ Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

University of Miami

1531 Brescia Avenue, Coral Gables, Fl



DATE: Friday, April 15, 2011

6:30 p.m.



WHERE: Casa Bacardi/ Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

University of Miami

1531 Brescia Avenue, Coral Gables, Fl



DONATION: $10.00 to benefit distribution of Oscar’s Cuba to Cubans inside Cuba



RSVP: The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

(305) 284-CUBA (2822). Seating capacity limited to 115 persons.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ricardo "Tricky Ricky" Alarcon upset over verdict in Posada trial



The Cuban dictatorship and Ricardo"Tricky Ricky" Alarcon are having a hissy fit because THEY did not get their way in regards to the Posada trial. The Cuban dictatorship only knows one word "GUILTY" in regards to their shams of so called trials in Cuba. Now they are crying all to the APP and all over the media WHILE THEY repress their own people in Cuba in regards to the press and internet.

"Tricky Ricky" always the whiner:

"The US government is as much a liar as he is because it converted a killer who has been sought for decades into a simple old liar



Excuse me Tricky.....You and the dictatorship have LIED to the Cuban people and the world for 52 years! We would love to SEE YOU on trial for all the atrocities inflicted on the Cuban people by YOU and the dictatorship.


So.....SHUT UP!!!!!!

Libertad en Cuba?





Interesting video from Olga Sanchez.

Friday, April 08, 2011

"Luis Posada Carriles acquitted of all charges"



From Alberto at Babalu.

"Cuba invests $9.5M in coffee, but still importing"




Cuba, a tropical island, once a world leader in sugar and before the destruction by the communist dictatorship, coffee was produced at a level of 60,000 tons. The incompetent revolution now produces  meager 6,000 tons.

Now tell me WHAT this revolution has accomplished? All the results seen are the destruction of a once producing country and the imprisonment of the Cuban people.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

"Cuba's 2011 sugar production will be similar to or slightly higher than last year's total, which was the worst in more than a century"

"Cuba used to be a world leader in sugar, annually producing 6 million to 7 million tons" and now with the communist dictatorship only producing 1.23 million tons of sugar per year.

Just another example of destruction done by the communist dictatorship of 52 years!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

"Jimmy Carter Lobbies for Cuban Spies"



The Wall Street Journal / THE AMERICAS / APRIL 4, 2011




Jimmy Carter Lobbies for Cuban Spies

Why lend legitimacy to the Castro brothers?

By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY



They say that Cuba is a place where time stands still and it certainly seemed that way last week when Jimmy Carter arrived in Havana to fraternize with the Castros. The image of the 86-year-old American ex-president wearing a wide smile as he disembarked from a jet to meet with the regime bigwigs was déjà vu all over again.


For more than three and a half decades the world's most famous peanut farmer has toiled to get the island's repressive military dictatorship more respect from the U.S. This trip was no different. Agence France

Press reported that it was undertaken at "Havana's invitation" and "aimed at improving U.S.-Cuba relations." Fidel praised Mr. Carter as "brave and serious."

It is obvious why the dictatorship sought out Mr. Carter. The list of individuals---no fair counting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Il or Chris Dodd---who are willing to lend legitimacy to one of the 20th century's most disastrous revolutionary experiments is shrinking fast. The former president is, as they say, useful.

We may never know why Mr. Carter agreed to be used. But we do know how he was used: On Wednesday, before he left Havana he went on Cuban television to argue for the release of the five Cuban spies known as "the wasp network," who are now serving time in U.S. prisons.

This is a new low for Mr. Carter---and not only because it demonstrates complete disregard for the American criminal justice


system. The dangers that Cuban agents operating inside the U.S. present to Americans are well established. Treating their crimes lightly will only increase the nation's exposure to serious risk.

Initially, hopes were high that Mr. Carter would be able to win the release of Alan Gross, a U.S. Agency for International Development contractor who was taken hostage by Cuba in December 2009. The 61-year-old American had apparently brought hardware to members of the island's tiny Jewish community so that they could access the Internet. He has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.


Yet once Mr. Carter was on the ground in Havana, he announced that he was not there "to take [Mr. Gross] out of the country." He did visit him and recommended that he be set free. That could still happen. Mr. Gross is in frail health and back home in Maryland both his mother and his daughter are fighting cancer. Rumors abound that he will be given a humanitarian pardon.


Cuba no doubt will spin an early release of Mr. Gross as evidence of its goodwill toward the world. But for now it's hoping to get more than international kudos. One objective seems to be the exchange of its American prisoner for the "wasps."

Gerardo Hernández, René González, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Fernando González Llort were all arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sept. 12, 1998. Five others in the network were arrested the same day but accepted plea bargains in exchange for acting as witnesses for the prosecution.

The FBI had collected plenty of its own evidence. It had used the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and court warrants toinvestigate the group over a period of three years. Mr. Hernández, who is serving two life sentences, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in the Cuban Air Force downing of two civilian aircraft flown by Cuban exiles from Florida in 1996. Four Americans died. The prosecution also showed that the "wasps" had sought to infiltrate U.S. military installations and to discover unprotected points along the Florida coast where arms and explosives could be brought into the country.

Because Cuba is so poor, its American advocates like to say that it presents no threat to U.S. national security. But this ignores Cuban espionage. In 2002 Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Ana Belen Montes, the highest ranking U.S. intelligence operative ever to be charged with spying for Cuba, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Her arrest, 10 days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was rushed because she had the potential to pass sensitive information about the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan to enemy agents.

Americans still don't know how much damage Walter Kendall Myers, an analyst working in intelligence and research at the State Department, and his wife, Gwendolyn Myers, also an employee at State, inflicted on the U.S. over the 30 years that they spied for Cuba. The couple was recruited by the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in New York, a notorious hothouse of Cuban espionage.

Mr. Carter should stick to doing personal favors for his "personal friend"---those were his words for Fidel while in Havana, according to Europa Press. When a six-hour meeting with the old tyrant is followed by a Carter announcement expressing doubts about the trial that led to the conviction of spies and a promise to speak with President Obama about a pardon for them, its hard to see him as anything but a shill for Cuba's military dictatorship.