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mold free blog. projects a freebie. when i was sleeping it was around six am. what i remember hearing on like someone breaking the law. although you know i was surrounded by people with machine guns helmets stuff you see in movies. they examined my mouth they'd seem to many james bond movies i thought i had signed up there. they told me i was under arrest i asked for walks they said you know. cubans busted here in the united states spying for fidel are they terrorists or freedom fighters
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. you know the cubans i was. going to those guys that did play to us in the semifinals of the pan american games and in the basketball tournament the five a cuban five were defending their coach against terrorism we had the cuban five other that's also been americans know that i haven't ever heard about the kids there that rock band right. i mean you know to cuban five. would you want to find out ok. ok the police are looking for you to deal with the terrorist groups in miami's of exiles with people planning attacks on the cuban people and foreign citizens inside cuba the cuban five every right to defend the cuban revolution the cuban revolution before my time.
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the story of the cuban five began more than fifteen years ago. nine hundred fifty seven i was a university student and i discovered that kids my age were fighting a guerrilla war in cuba i read the story in the new york times. the rebels were led by a young lawyer fee del castro. the us government backed
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a loyal and very anti communist dictator. but. we have a lot of that you will get it. all wrong and there are people like you don't think. anybody can. pick up that. up. well up. north right then and i was part of castro's generation. and openness and i was president of the accountant school. we opposed but east a dictator. all affectionate and business classes. we're all against but. life we're good for. are far worse than expected to
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us sugar version. of our boat people. and then create a sports car. with her for a. time we were. full. of anything and everything that you could possibly had. my grandmother took me to cuba the hometown it was just before the revolution. and i'll never forget my very astute grandmother telling me a thirteen year old watch out for the prostitutes and the game would go.
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organized crime had taken over the city. yet the mafia built the hotels you still see and have. a lot of. who would have believed that such a ragtag operation could succeed. but it did. so beautiful water when we emerged as cubans on that day i think. when i woke up it was a day of dignity patriotism and sultan take it bob it will be. you know maybe one of the revolutions important acts in those first few weeks was to
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eliminate the gangsters and the rockets. impose naturally was provoked angry protests from the us government only. human revolution generates a process of social changes. brought the first wave of migration to miami. but east is corrupt officials torture is. my father was a colonel in cuba and he left that night that that president but he still left.
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i remember i was seven years old when castro came to power and i remember mobs outside my home. our house was surrounded sacked we were searched constantly so that's the image that i have of the revolution people were being imprisoned the fact that people were being everything was taken away from them. without trial for or without a recent. the revolutionary prosecutor had presented evidence that the men on trial had participated in torturing tens of thousands and killing some twenty thousand people suspected of antibodies to activity. the revolutionary court acquitted thousands of former batiste police and military officials but executed some five hundred others.
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some former but eastern military and police officials who launched attacks from miami trying to bring down the revolutionary government. in the exiles didn't just threaten they took action. usually in mid october of one nine hundred fifty nine they flew b. twenty six's from the us to bomb have ana. either since the revolution took power. we had to do more than denounce the attacks. we had to send our people there. cuba complained to washington about allowing cuban exiles to use south florida bases to bomb the island secretary of state christian herder raise the issue with the president eisenhower responded why don't the cubans just shoot
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the planes down. but eisenhower didn't stop the raids and cuba began heavier infiltration of its agents into the violent groups in miami. that would be ended in a second migration comes in the one nine hundred sixty s. that proby able to see at the merchant city and came to the us. the people who fled cuba fled castro came primarily to florida. were greeted with open arms in march one thousand nine hundred sixty president eisenhower ordered the cia to launch a covert operation to overthrow the cuban government it would be based in miami and use cuban exiles as the shock troops. were recruited and trained by the u.s. government and the idea was to support them in overthrowing castro get rid of this communist is. springing up play it like a weed in our hemisphere
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a manifestation code name j.m. wave was the second largest in the world outside of the headquarters in langley. so you can imagine what kind of tentacles that had throughout the community but case office for cubans and. miami was essentially like i find the site blank i was doing the war. back when the war in the second whole war. nobody was concerned about the employment of the cia and i mean i was day because as i say the cold war was at its pay there was this undercurrent of and trade get when exiles plotting to do it on their own or plotting to do it with the say i station. first i supported castro's revolution.
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you know it then i said you know this man's a dictator. i thought he'd become a real communist dictator i'd become important in the n.t. castro underground if you know more and more especially i asked if i'd work with him. and. he invited me to lunch at le floated it or if we wanted. a million. he said he worked for an intelligence agency it was obvious it was the cia. his intention was to create a psychological war. and again i hang. out on my merry way to spread a rumor to provoke more fear of the government. to destabilize the cuban government but we force a lot of people believe that. the state you know parents would control children's
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education by this caused a huge panic this was the origin of the campaign known as pedro pan. i was thirteen years old. by the fall of nineteen sixty the central intelligence agency decided that it was in the interests of the united states. to get children all of the upper middle class out of cuba. we call it you're full of fun because i don't care what you are for. both projects put together. the church with assistance from the c.e.o. of western about it. some fifteen thousand kids came to the us.
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you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything is ok. i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. wealthy british style.
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market. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's concert for a no holds barred the global financial headlines tune into kinds a report. by one nine hundred sixty it became clear the cuban revolution showed blatant disrespect not only for washington's policy preferences but for private property in general. just pull his followers barry american business and dump the symbolic gets into the sea. in early one nine hundred sixty the cold war entered the
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equation when the soviet union offered to sell cuba low priced oil washington ordered the u.s. refineries in cuba not to process that. way our national icing all the assets of the texaco i so oil companies i that is my house press conference president eisenhower i'm not supposed to be. i was assigned she of the united states should a market that's been taught to me by no. means to deliver on a single. test so responded by nationalizing all u.s. property. eisenhower imposed a commercial and credit embargo on cuba under the radar however the cia made a major change in its plan to overthrow the cuban government. the original plan for the bay of pigs and fell trade and set up work with the grail as it were already
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operating mostly in the us com brian he's trying. but then and november of the fall of sixty somebody decided to change the concept and recruit a lot more people and then as a strike force many of the participants in the bay of pigs were on that landing force because i had known them personally in cuba and i had recommended on a number of occasions that such and such a person would be a good man to have in the brigade i started training for the operation that later became very effective the beginning he was not going to be an invasion it was a week the rection from inside you seen all sides of this fear head. on january second one nine hundred sixty one feet of cost called the us embassy a nest of spice.
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a limit to what the united states and south respect can endure that limit has now been reached. our plane trip going to cuba not affected. kennedy continued to pursue the covert plan to send a force of cuban exiles to invade the island. i was in cuba in one thousand nine hundred sixty one and like everyone else there i knew an invasion was coming but where and when. i watched militia men planting dynamite under bridges and installing anti aircraft guns along the coast. cia backed exiles assassinated cuban schoolteachers and militiamen. they burned cane fields and tried to sabotage sugar mills and oil refineries. shortly before
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the invasion kennedy ordered that no u.s. air support be given to the invasion force. that's begun on the dictatorship. media thing we got involved in the first firefight which was the militia patrol that was guarding the city or the overall column apply a dome and and therefore after that we started them moving in then we found the first resistance that one am in the morning and wednesday the nineteenth i was awakened by a call from the white house it was mack bundy he said i am in the president's office and he would like to have you come down here soon as. when i arrived in the president's office president was concerned it sharpened his comment. it was
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increasingly clear even with the breakdown of communication that things were going badly. no one knew. to see the american ships in the horizon and people were trying to get in whatever boats they could find to try to reach them but the fact of the matter there were too few rope boats and there was just not enough time when that broadcast came from the beach and the leader said we're standing in the water and there's nothing else we can do and he first we were inside this one so no. more mount and we were looking at the beach and then you know castro was coming into the city on top of the tank for a few minutes who were debating would take a shot at him and try to kill him we had him in the fight. against the.
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proposition to begin with but i guess kerry was not altogether with the idea that ration should take place or that castro should be the post so one day he decided to get rid of us and that's precisely what he did. even if that i won't show not not being vomiting or had not turned towards communism. the americans when it's deliberate. these was not a product of ideology was a problem of being to be in effect i. asked . we were i to count in a place called candle. the kids basically freaked out because now they came to the food really sation that then i'm going back home. there's no saying that.
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victory has one hundred bobbins in the beatings and the immediate mood in the white house in the weeks that followed the bay of pigs was a mixture of anger frustration there's little doubt then that. ultimate objective remained the same which was a overthrow cuban revolution the castro regime why are pigs failed and then it became obvious that the only way to win was to execute the tyrant yes to assassinate fidel castro. the first attempt was made at the presidential palace when i was here but if you look we. i was recruited by the cia by carnal harold benson. later we identified him when you put. as david atlee phillips also known as morey space ship.
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i had been stationed in cuba in one thousand and fifty five fifty eight i was there fifty nine and sixty before i had to leave rather abruptly i had an affinity for cuba the cuban people are more. every occasion his interest was fidel one when leaving where is going to walk our feet els itineraries clearly they intended to assassinate him these operations against cuba were known to the attorney general of the united states the secretary of defense the secretary of state and the president for national security affairs the president united states himself. castro could not defend against these attacks so he tried diplomacy. in august one thousand nine hundred sixty one he dispatched che guevara to meet with kennedy's advisor richard goodwin in or of why . the two men met in secret during which che made it clear cuba could loosen its
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ties with the soviets stop supporting revolution in latin america and compensate the american companies that had expropriated if the united states would stop its aggressive behavior and resume trade with cuba kennedy was very interested but the rooms were of the bay of pigs for the united states were much too raw to think of beginning discussions at that point in the weeks following cuba's diplomatic gesture cia backed raids against cuba increased castro then turned to a dramatic form of deterrence from moscow the soviet union began to secretly install nuclear missiles in cuba for thirteen days the world nervously waited. would the missile crisis end with nuclear war but kennedy and khrushchev resorted to diplomacy instead the soviet union would withdraw its missiles from cuba kennedy
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would remove u.s. missiles from turkey and not invade cuba. despite with president kennedy had promised to. the christian off on. agreeing to get the missiles out of cuba. we suddenly were found again a new boss came in and we were back in action again to get rid of castro the castro regime. and it was during this period that we ended up with what was called the autonomous groups. to involved operations against is against cuba provide money and materiel in any way to these groups do not try to direct them do not try to tell them what to do and do not ask them what they are doing the cubans were going to run their own operations and they did and if it was a disaster the got about. the plainly from
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a for its bombing mission i feel hollow and i was going to be the plane left from a secret base go you go on and. read about nine bombings. of the above or this never for the right place we did one thing on a materiel we told them where to but by their weapons and not give looked. by the mid one nine hundred sixty s. the cia officials had left miami. but the culture of violence they had nurtured remained in the further away they got from being able to realize their goal they began at some point in time they just begin to morph into regular criminals. they are the children who raised in the twenty's and thirty's and forty's and saw all political gangsterism. as
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a means to money and to power some of them were politically illiterate it's the old story of give to the end i castro freedom movement. or suffer the consequences my father always said i remember even as a small child say he never feared debating somebody who was a radical or a communist he only fear not being allowed to debate so my father did not cooperate with the terrorist and repudiated the dictatorship in cuba it was a moral position to take but it also made him a target for the extremist and on april thirtieth of one nine hundred seventy six he was a victim of a a terrorist attack that cost him both his legs and nearly his life. i would work again i would be on my feet again ok. captain there seems to be in just an unusual amount of bombings in dade county over
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the past few years what's been the record year our biggest fear is back in one nine hundred sixty eight we had forty four bombings this year so far at twenty three i think at one point in the one nine hundred seventy s. miami was having more bombings than you would find in belfast or in beirut they even had bomb planted in his bitterness and didn't do it big period of that it is in miami one of the bombs they place the air. back in the late seventy's was at the f.b.i. office. that was as a message to the u.s. government saying wait a minute. we were on you were on your side were your people and now you're persecuting the violent exiles carried out dozens of attempts in miami new york new jersey and puerto rico. but their main target remained the same kind allusive.
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