A Short History Lesson on Cuba


Fidel Castro overthrew a dictatorship and then was besieged by the strongest military power in the history of the world (Photo by Granma – Official voice of the PCC).

The death of Fidel Castro brought public comments of some of the most rightwing nutters living in the U.S. and of some of its best people. Whoever wants to discuss Cuba, its past, present and future, should know some history. Here is a copy of a valuable lesson The New Thinker gave on Twitter:

Viva Fidel. Your revolutionary courage & your commitment to fighting for the self-determination of the Cuban people will never be forgotten

To truly understand Cuba and in fact the rest of Latin America you need to study the Monroe doctrine in 1823

It’s important to note that the US in the early 19th century wasn’t strong enough to stop Europe from colonizing Latin America… not yet

That ended in the late 1800s. Look up the Cuban War of Independence where the Cuban people had been whooping the Spanish colonial government

As Cuba was on the verge of liberating itself from Spanish control America intervened in what is shamefully dubbed the Spanish-American war

In 1898 the US intervened in order to “liberate” Cuba frm its humanitarian crisis which was a cover to prevent Cuba frm becoming independent

From 1898 Cuba practically served as an agricultural-colonial plantation for the United States up until Fidel Castro in 1959

In other words, the “Spanish-American war” was really a fight for who got to control Cuba & its resources. America consolidating its empire

I’m not sorry for giving a quick history lesson bc you cannot understand Fidel Castro if you don’t understand America as an empire

Fidel Castro with his brilliant use of guerrilla tactics beat the Cuban army over and over again with only a few hundred soldiers

After Fidel Castro overthrew the undemocratic Batista government in 1959, the US in fearing is declining control went berserk!!!

People who talk about Cuba’s problems conveniently leave out 58 years of economic blockade, invasion, assassination by the US

Never mind the 630 some assassination attempts made on Fidel Castro the sanctions & absolute terrorism on the Cuban people is reprehensible

The US embargo is literally anything to destroy Cuba’s economy. And guess who started this war on Cuba… Your Democratic president JFK

For 9 administrations in a row the US has done everything in its power to destroy Cuba & every time they have failed thanks to Fidel Castro

I don’t think there is a country that has been invaded and exposed to more terror by the US in the Western Hemisphere

The literacy rate of Cuba is at 99.8% which is higher than both the US and the UK thanks to Fidel Castro

The infant mortality rate is lower in Cuba than it is in the United States thanks to Fidel Castro

Cuba after being a country in 3rd world conditions now enjoys one of the highest life expectancy’s in the world thanks to Fidel Castro

When Nelson Mandela was released one of the first places he went was Havana bc Cuba played one of the biggest roles in ending apartheid

Thanks to Fidel Castro Cuba has the highest ratio of doctors to patients anywhere else in the world in fact Cuba’s biggest export is doctors

Thanks to Fidel Castro education in Cuba from kindergarten all the way up to the PhD level is FREE no exceptions

Thanks to Fidel Castro healthcare in Cuba is not a privilege determined by economic status but a human right given to ALL free of charge

Thanks to Fidel Castro, even with the vicious sanctions by the US, Cuba has managed to almost totally eliminate homelessness

To people who want to be critical of Fidel Castro I ask you what would’ve become of Cuba if the US did not issue its devastating sanctions

The economic strangulation that the US has been engaged in towards Cuba are so SEVERE that they can be considered an act of aggression

The angry Cubans in Florida that you here chastise Fidel Castro are all mysteriously neoliberal capitalists. That should raise red flags

Yes that little socialist island of Cuba has made mistakes but I would’ve made mistakes too if the US tried to assassinate me over 600 times

Y’all should RT all of these tweets to let everybody know that the US propaganda machine is wrong about Cuba and wrong about Fidel Castro

That Cubans can even provide basic services to its ppl despite being terrorized by the biggest bully in the world 90 miles away…

I love how everybody who is critiquing Fidel Castro sounds just like FOXNews right now. That’s great

Trump and Fox News is celebrating the death of Fidel Castro and that still doesn’t make people take pause

Every leader who defies US power is deemed a mass murderer and a threat to humanity

Every deficiency in Cuba can seriously be traced back to the economic warfare, subversion, assassination and invasion attempts by the US

Assata Shakur, a courageous revolutionary black woman, was granted political asylum from the US by which country… Cuba

I find it fascinating that the US wants Cuba to know the US is a friend when it still hasn’t lifted the embargo

The US embargo has cost Cuba $753.69 billion. Don’t forget to mention that when you’re talking about the lack of pristine services in Cuba

Source: Moon of Alabama

Related: Those Dancing on Fidel’s Grave May Soon be Disappointed

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CrossTalk: Fake News


It is called fake news and we are told it is dangerous. Maybe we can agree on this. But let there be no mistake, it is governments and mainstream media that have peddled fake news for decades. And this is being challenged.

CrossTalking with Patrick Henningsen, Vladimir Golstein, and Marcus Papadopoulos.

See also: West Already Weaponizing Fake News

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How White Helmets Fake Videos are Made

White Helmets Mannequin Challenge.

The video was originally uploaded on November 18 in the channel of the RFSMediaOffice (Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office), a propaganda organization supporting various groups fighting the Syrian state.

It depicts the “Making of” a scene where people in White Helmets outfit “rescue” a man. For some 20 seconds the two “rescuers” and the “victim” are motionless waiting for the command to start a hectic “rescue operation” and, when that starts, adds on the usual background sound of screaming people.

Full article at: Moon of Alabama

See also: School Bombing in Syria: Latest White Helmets Scam

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US State Department’s Spokesman in Total Meltdown


RT has asked the US State Department for specific information concerning allegations that Russia is targeting hospitals in Syria. The response was a reiteration of those allegations and a refusal to treat RT in the same way as other media outlets.

During Wednesday’s State Department briefing, spokesman John Kirby accused Russia and the Syrian regime of the bombing of “five hospitals and at least one mobile clinic in Syria.” RT’s reporter Gayane Chichakyan asked Kirby to specify the details of the alleged incidents, including their location.

Kirby said that he doesn’t know the exact locations.

“I’m not making those accusations, I’m telling you that we’ve seen reports from credible aid organizations,” Kirby said, refusing to clarify any details on the alleged attacks or even give the list of the “many Syrian relief agencies” on which the State Department relied.

He went on with his criticism of the reporter.

“Here’s a good question: Why don’t you ask your Defense Ministry what they are doing? You work for Russia Today [RT], and so why shouldn’t you ask your government the same kind of questions that you are asking me?” Kirby told RT on Wednesday. While Chichakyan pointed out she needed specific details so that RT could inquire about the allegations, Kirby refused to elaborate.

The US official’s response prompted Matt Lee, a correspondent from the AP news agency, to intervene.

“Please be careful about saying ‘your Defense Ministry’ and things like that – she’s a journalist, she’s just like the rest of us are,” he pointed out.

“From a state-owned outlet!” Kirby interrupted, adding, “I’m not going to put Russia Today on the same level with the rest of you who are representing independent media outlets.”

A State Department official later apologized to Chichakyan and emailed the reporter a detailed statement with the locations of the allegedly bombed hospitals originally sent by “HEALTH CLUSTER TURKEY HUB / Health Cluster partners & NPM.”

The statement said three hospitals were hit by airstrikes in Atarib, outside Aleppo, while two hospitals and a mobile clinic were hit in the Idlib province, resulting in several reported deaths and injuries and rendering the medical facilities out of service.

It did not, however, lay blame on any party for the alleged strikes.

Source: RT News

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The 60 Minutes Interview George Soros Tried to Bury


George Soros tried to bury this video…and for good reason. In the interview Soros exclaims…

“I am basically there to make money. I cannot, and do not, look at the social consequences of what I do.”

The 13 minute video chronicles how Soros uses his money to further his neo-liberal cause, and more importantly fatten his bank account.

Source: The Duran

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Trump’s Zinger Reply to a Cocky Saudi Prince

Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media looks at Donald Trump’s tweets in reply to a Saudi prince who tried to pick a fight with him.

So the Saudis cut a $25 million dollar cheque to the Clinton Foundation, as you know.

I mean, it’s a ruse: governments don’t need to donate to charities. They don’t need tax receipts, which is what a charity would offer a regular donor.

It was a $25 million dollar down-payment on a Hillary Clinton presidency. It was influence-buying. A legal bribe, though I don’t think it would have been legal for anyone other than a Clinton.

Anyways, the Saudis were pretty pleased with themselves. Every poll and every expert said Clinton was going to win. And then she lost.

I’ll show you some comments made by Saudi Arabia’s best known billionaire prince, Prince Al-Waleed Talal.

He hates Trump, because Trump is against terrorists. And Saudi Arabia is a global exporter of terrorism.

But here’s what I’m really glad about:

He doesn’t own Trump, like he owned Clinton.

Al-Waleed would be a beggar riding a camel were it not for sheer luck that his dictatorship sits on an ocean of oil.

Full article at: The Rebel

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Julian Assange: Clinton & ISIS Funded by the Same Money


In the second excerpt from the John Pilger Special, to be exclusively broadcast by RT on Saturday, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, Julian Assange accuses Hillary Clinton of misleading Americans about the true scope of Islamic State’s support from Washington’s Middle East allies.

In a 2014 email made public by Assange’s WikiLeaks last month, Hillary Clinton, who had served as secretary of state until the year before, urges John Podesta, then an advisor to Barack Obama, to “bring pressure” on Qatar and Saudi Arabia, “which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL [Islamic State, IS, ISIS] and other radical Sunni groups.”

“I think this is the most significant email in the whole collection,” Assange, whose whistleblowing site released three tranches of Clinton-related emails over the past year, told Pilger in an exclusive interview, courtesy of Dartmouth Films.

“All serious analysts know, and even the US government has agreed, that some Saudi figures have been supporting ISIS and funding ISIS, but the dodge has always been that it is some “rogue” princes using their oil money to do whatever they like, but actually the government disapproves. But that email says that it is the government of Saudi Arabia, and the government of Qatar that have been funding ISIS.”

Assange and Pilger, who sat down for their 25-minute interview at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the whistleblower has been a refugee since 2012, then talk about the conflict of interest between Clinton’s official post, which held throughout Obama’s first term, her husband’s nonprofit, and the Middle East officials, whose stated desire to fight terrorism may not have been sincere.

Source: RT News

Watch the full interview: The Secret World of the US Election or read full Transcript

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Eva Bartlett’s Take on the Conflict in Syria

Sean Stone interviews Eva Bartlett for a different take on the conflict in Syria.

Eva Bartlett joins Sean Stone to give the latest on the quagmire that is the Syrian conflict.

Also visit Eva Bartlett’s blog: In Gaza

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School Bombing in Syria – Latest White Helmets Scam


“The photograph published by AFP shows that only one wall of the school is damaged, and all the desks inside the classroom are in place. The outer fence seen through the hole has no traces of damage from bomb fragments. In a genuine airstrike this is physically impossible – the furniture would have been swept away by the blast wave, and there would have been damage marks on the classroom wall and the outer fence.”

The Russian Defense Ministry says that it dispatched a drone to analyze the site of Wednesday’s alleged bombing of a school in Idlib, Syria. The ministry says that the aircraft spotted no evidence of airstrikes, and accused the White Helmets of faking digital images of the attack.

“On Thursday, a Russian UAV was directed to the area, to conduct detailed digital photography,” said a statement from Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov. “As can be seen from the photos taken by the drone, there are no signs of damage to the roof of the school, or craters from airstrikes around it.”

“We have analyzed the photo and video ‘evidence’ of the supposed attack. The video published in a range of Western media outlets appears to consist of more than 10 different shots, filmed at different times of the day, and in different resolutions that were edited into a single clip,” continued Konashenkov.

“The photograph published by AFP shows that only one wall of the school is damaged, and all the desks inside the classroom are in place. The outer fence seen through the hole has no traces of damage from bomb fragments. In a genuine airstrike this is physically impossible – the furniture would have been swept away by the blast wave, and there would have been damage marks on the classroom wall and the outer fence.”

The Moscow official said that the findings of the Russian drone could be verified by the American side, as during its photo mission, a US MQ-1B Predator UAV was in the same area.

Konashenkov also added that it is an “indisputable fact” that no Russian Air Force plane was present in the airspace in the vicinity of the school on the morning of the supposed attack.

The attack was first reported by the controversial two-man, London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Civil Defense Network, also known as the White Helmets, which claimed that 22 children and six teachers died in an aerial assault on Wednesday morning.

Later the same day, Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF, called the incident a “tragedy” and an “outrage,” and said that “if deliberate” it amounted to a “war crime.”

“Our evidence points to UNICEF falling victim to another scam from the White Helmet fraudsters. Before making resonant statements, UNICEF should check its sources more carefully, to protect the reputation of the respected organization,” continued Konashenkov.

The White Helmets is a Western-funded volunteer civil defense body that operates in Syria. Its official mission is to offer first aid to victims of bombings, but Syrian and Russian authorities have accused the White Helmets of spreading anti-government propaganda, and of close ties with Islamist rebels.

France, US accused Russia and Assad of bombing

Despite an absence of independent verification of Wednesday’s incident, several leading Western powers were quick to pin the blame on Moscow or Damascus.

“We don’t know yet that it was the Assad regime or the Russians that carried out the air strike, but we know it was one of the two,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said during a press briefing in Washington on Thursday. “Even if it was the Assad regime that carried it out, the Assad regime is only in a position to carry out those kind of attacks because they are supported by the Russian government.”

“Who is responsible? In any case it is not the opposition because you need planes to launch bombs. It’s either the Syrians – the regime of Assad – or the Russians,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told the media in Paris. “It’s yet another demonstration of the horror of this war, which is a war against the Syrian people, which we cannot accept.”

In recent weeks, both France and the US have leveled the accusations of war crimes against Bashar Assad and the Russian military, particularly in relation to events in Aleppo, where a multi-faction battle continues to rage.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was “appalled” by the reported incident and called for “an immediate and impartial investigation of all attacks against civilians,” his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, as cited by Reuters.

Before Thursday’s revelations from the Russian Defense Ministry, Russian officials have also publicly supported a full inquiry into the school attack, while denying any responsibility.

Source: RT News

Related: How US Propaganda Plays in Syrian War | Why Everything You Hear About Aleppo is Wrong | CrossTalk: White Helmets, Really? | First Victim of War is Truth

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Sheikh Imran Hosein on ISIS, Russia and the CIA Jihad in Syria

Sheikh Imran Hosein Interview with the Strategic Culture Foundation of Serbia

In this 2015 interview conducted by Belgrade-based think tank, Strategic Culture Foundation, controversial religious scholar and geopolitical analyst Sheikh Imran Hosein distills the current chessboard including the US, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Russia, Syria, Serbia, Turkey, the Ukraine, Crimea, and the real risks of a nuclear war triggered by a false flag – which could plunge the world into another dark age.

Source: 21st Century Wire

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