Friends Again: Cuban-American Relations and the Questions That Follow

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The 1950’s were a great time to be in Cuba — if you were a wealthy American. This was a time when Cuba’s ex-president turned dictator, Fulgencio Batista, an American government puppet, let the yanks build military bases wherever they wanted on his island while hosting Americans in Cuba’s many casinos, brothels, and 24/7 night clubs. To be an American in Cuba was like leaving the law behind you in Florida for the time being to get in touch with all the alcoholic perversions you thought about in bed at night with your wife sleeping beside you.

All that fun came to an end in 1959 when a 20-something-year-old militant named Fidel Castro and his right hand trigger-man Che Guevara beat all the odds — and heavily outnumbering military opposition — overthrowing Batista’s greedy rulers and installing themselves — a tiny team of young revolutionaries famous for inventing guerilla warfare — in the presidential palace, which is known today as the Museum of Revolution because of their victory. 

The first order of business on Castro’s docket: nationalize all of the US owned land of Cuba, which, by that time, was a lot. As one would imagine, the American government didn’t like any of this. Their lawless extension of American soil had been taken away from them in a heartbeat. So, in American fashion, they decided to try and kill Castro at every chance they had.

The most famous case of America’s attempts to overthrow Cuba was the Bay of Pigs invasion of April 1961. This is where a CIA brigade — known as Brigade 2506 — led an army of American soldiers and anti-Castro Cuban exiles — mostly from Mexico — from Guatemala to Cuba’s Bay of Pigs, central Cuba, with instructions to invade and destroy Castro and his militants. This is one of America’s most embarrassing moments, as Castro was greatly outnumbered, but still hammered the opposing army and sent them packing within only 3 days.

A tactic used in the battle most effectively was to send one of Castro’s men to the frontlines to blast off a few rounds and run back to camp, at which point the Americans would waste thousands of rounds of ammunition shooting at nothing in the trees for hours. Basically the Cubans tired them out and wasted all of their ammunition without taking a hit. In the end Kennedy had publicly lost to an army of kids no bigger than a New York gang, and Cuba’s reputation and pride soared higher than a morning chemtrail. For the record, it was Dwight Eisenhower’s White House that made the invasion plan at the end of their term, Kennedy was informed it was already underway when he took office in 1960 and signed off on its continuance. Either way, it was a failure.

The next plan to overthrow Castro never came to fruition, though it is one of the most important and understated plans in American history to ever be released to the public; one that, once read, sheds glaring light on the inner workings of the deceptive American government’s covert operational planning and public manipulation. The name of this scheme was Operation Northwoods.

Northwoods was a proposal made by the joint chiefs of staff to JFK outlining a plan to fill a passenger jet from an airport in Florida full of CIA agents —  with fake passports and made up identities — then fly the plane to a military base halfway to Cuba, at which point it would land and the agents would go back to their regular lives. Another CIA drone plane painted to look exactly like the passenger jet would leave the military base — empty — and carry on the flight path of the original plane. When it got near to the Cuban coast a button would be pushed from the base and the drone plane would explode. The news stations in America — this all documented — would then be used to push the story of an American jet full of college students being shot down over Cuba by Cuban militants. Phony funerals would then be broadcasted across the country to sway the public’s emotions and trick them into supporting — and paying for — a Cuban invasion. JFK, humiliated by the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion, declined the operation, but the records are still available today and are a rare, unredacted glimpse at how the American government uses false flag operations to get their countrymen fighting deadly wars for them.

That same year, 1962, saw the Cuban missile crisis. This is where Castro struck a deal with then Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev to let Cuba house a number of the USSR’s nuclear missiles. This, he thought, would keep the Americans off his back. What it really did was bring the cold war the closest it ever came to breaking into all out war. After the Americans created a blockade in the waters in front of Cuba to prevent anymore Soviet ships from reaching it, and amongst threats of nuclear attack from both sides, a deal was made between Khrushchev and Kennedy for the Soviets to dismantle all of their nukes and bring them home. In return, the Russians made the Americans publicly swear never to invade Cuba unless they were clearly provoked.

More recently — August 4th of this year — we published an article on how the American government — through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)has been sending Latin American’s down to Cuba since 2009, the beginning of the Obama administration, to covertly assemble a group of Cuban rebels dedicated to overthrowing their government. Their cover was that the young men were foreigners on vacation, at first. Then the plan developed into posing as health workers and stayed that way. They would travel to Cuba and set up health workshops to attract locals — in one case an HIV-prevention workshop which documents referred to as “the perfect excuse” — and subtly figure out who they could use to carry out their mission of creating a rebel army big enough to challenge the government — makes you wonder about how all these terror networks sprang up in the Middle East, huh? For their troubles — housing, food, travel, arrests, etc. — the Latin-Americans were paid $5.41 an hour.

So there’s a view into relations between Cuba and America, who still officially considers Cuba “a state sponsor of terrorism.” Even as near as this last summer the American government was funding missions to destroy Cuba’s government from the inside. This is what makes today’s headlines so interesting:

“President Barack Obama outlined some steps his administration will take to normalize full diplomatic relations with Cuba, the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades.” —CBC.

According to Obama, who has been meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro for many weeks, 50-years of isolating Cuba isn’t working, now he wants to be friends. This, according to reports, is because the pope wrote to the two leaders and told them to shake hands and make up. 

“To the Cuban people, America extends a hand of friendship.” —President Obama, Dec. 17, 2014.

As Obama addressed the nation in America, Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother, addressed his people in Cuba, basically stating that all the things America had done to Cuba over the years — invasions, sanctions, spies, travel bans, coup d’etats — is now water under the bridge and it’s time to become friends again.

To show the public they meant their words, America released three Cubans from jail in Florida — one a convicted terrorist part of the 1996 Cuban 5 — letting them return to Cuba; while Cuba released Alan Gross — a USAID worker arrested for bringing surveillance equipment into the country to set up intelligence gathering stations in Cuba’s Jewish community — and another convicted American spy.

Also announced was the plan for America to open an American embassy in the heart of downtown Havana, and even though tourist travel is still banned, family visits will now be permitted to Cuba, as well as government and educational activities. 

While Americans used to only be able send a measly $500 every three months to family in Cuba, they can now send up to $2,000. 

“Licensed American travellers to Cuba will now be able to return to the U.S. with $400 in Cuban goods, including tobacco and alcohol products worth less than $100 combined. This means the long-standing ban on importing Cuban cigars is over, although there are still limits.”

Now, from the standpoint of someone who trusts Obama about as far as he can throw Michael Moore, I must question the intentions behind this news. Yes, peace and harmony are good things, but Obama, or any president for that matter, doesn’t just do things for the hell of it; or to be a nice guy. Presidents do things because they’re told to for strategic reasons. What could the American benefit be to this sudden, very public announcement? Where does the profit come into play? Surely lifting sanctions on Cuba will benefit their economy to some degree, but what is the US getting out of this? With so much on America’s plate, why Cuba? Why now? Could they be befriending Cuba, a gateway to America, before the battle with Russia begins? Is it an economic scheme of some sort? Why was the Vatican so interested in Cuba and America mending their relations? Why did America listen to the Pope? Only time will tell.

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False Flag Proof Series, vol. IV: Overthrowing the Cuban Government For $5.41 An Hour

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News of this latest false flag comes to us very recently—today actually. According to The Associated Press, the American government has been sending Latin American’s, Venezuelans, Peruvians, and Costa Ricans down to Cuba since 2009, the beginning of the Obama administration, to covertly assemble a group of Cuban rebels dedicated to overthrowing their government.

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Their cover, made up by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) who oversaw the project, was that the young men were foreigners on vacation—at first; then the plan developed into them posing as health workers. According to this plan, they would travel to Cuba and set up health workshops to attract locals—in one case an HIV-prevention workshop which documents referred to as, “the perfect excuse,” to achieve the projects goals of getting to know, then befriend disgruntled, poor locals, and then direct their thoughts towards staging a revolution against the state. Classic America, right?

It was no easy task, though; and the workers were only paid $5.41 an hour for their troubles. They never felt safe, or even protected by the USAID if anything should happen to them, claiming they received very little training or useful instructions from their handlers. As well, while in Cuba they drew suspicion almost immediately from authorities as to where they were getting their funding; one of the men on the project was even arrested and put in Cuban jail. To quote AP:

“One said he got a paltry, 30-minute seminar on how to evade Cuban intelligence, and there appeared to be no safety net for the inexperienced workers if they were caught.” –Associated Press (4/8/2014).

Their American handlers at the USAID didn’t feel they needed to be protected though, stating in an email:

“Trust that the authorities will not try to harm you physically, only frighten you…Remember that the Cuban government prefers to avoid negative media reports abroad, so a beaten foreigner is not convenient for them.”

That was that. They were on their own, though ultimately the project was a failure; case in point: there was no rebellion. The details came to light following another recently exposed Cuban White House plot called Project ZunZuneo, where American authorities created a social media site to gather the personal information of Cubans and create civil unrest—it too was a failure.

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Though when questioned about their illegal spying and infiltration the American government gives the tired excuse of trying to liberate Cuba and bring democracy to a socialist state, this excuse goes out the window when one looks at the fact that these hired workers were travelling to Cuba for five years and couldn’t even stir up a bar fight. To me this clearly paints a picture of a people who are satisfied with their government, or at least not angry enough to try and overthrow it. Even if they were, which they aren’t, what business of it is America’s?

The fact of the matter, and the point I really want to drive home in this False Flag Series, is even if Cuba, or any other country, such as Iraq, Iran, Palestine, or Afghanistan, wanted to change the way their country is run, which it doesn’t seem like Cuba wants to do, what business is it of the American government’s? They’re a completely different country, are they not? Already in only four installments of this series can we clearly see a pattern:

  • America (by which I mean the American government) sends agents to a foreign country to stir up a false flag civil war, paid for by the American taxpayer.
  • America then sets up another false flag, such as an attack on an American ship, to justify sending troops in to “assist” in that civil war.
  • America takes out huge loans from their central bank and taxes their citizens to finance the new war.
  • American companies get huge contracts to provide the materials for that war (weapons, tanks, bases, hospitals, intelligence equipment) and they also get the contracts to rebuild the cities destroyed by that war (roads, buildings, plumbing, electricity, transit, hospitals, libraries, industry, etc.)

While this is all scandalous, deranged, sadistic, selfish, and really very childish behavior, one thing really jumps out at me, and that’s the strategy of assisting in other countries civil wars. With all the propaganda Americans are made to digest since birth about their own “heroic” civil war, can you imagine if other countries had done the same to them? Can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and China, or Germany, or France, or Russia had suddenly deployed thousands of their own troops, stepped in the middle of the American Civil War, began dictating it’s rules and objectives, broke into American homes at night and put guns to American families heads, started blowing up buildings, and then never left? The Americans would have lost their minds! The current government would be up in arms and ready to nuke a country for using the same tactics they use on other countries of the world on their own soil. Think about that. It should be very understandable to everybody: countries don’t go to other countries and start throwing their weight around; that’s what tyrants do.


All in all it’s no surprise America is still running the same old drill in countries around the world today. There are probably, almost certainly, American agents in every civilized country in the world. You could know one right now and have no idea. A college student named Hector Baranda became good friends with the team of agents in Cuba, only to be devastated when he found out they were working for the American government to gather information on him, his family, and all of the people of his community, while pretending they were there to help. Hector answered a question with a question when asked how he felt about the deception: “How would you feel if you offered your sincere friendship and received this kind of news?” Good question Hector.

To finish I’ll leave this brand new video of a woman from the State Department dodging questions, making excuses, and relying completely on semantics to justify the illegal actions of the American government; painting a picture of them closer to evangelists spreading the good word of democracy, rather than criminals committing illegal acts all over the world.

by Olan Thomas

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False Flag Proof Series, vol. I: Operation Northwoods

Note: This is the first installment of a new periodically reoccurring series of known and documented false flag attacks throughout history.

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Readers of our past articles on Cut2thetruth are most likely familiar with the theory and definition of what a false flag attack is—they even know a few examples, I’d bet. For those who don’t know what a false flag is, allow me to briefly explain.

A false flag attack is a pre-planned event of terrorism—or any crime, really—performed by a government agency, or multiple government agencies, professional black ops agencies, mercenaries, or all of the above and possibly others, against the public in order to stir up a mass reaction of fear and anger which is directed towards a scapegoated, innocent target who has been chosen in advance to take the blame—whether they know it or not.

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This act is usually done to an unsuspecting public when the ruling class needs them to do something they would logically be against if asked politely to—such as go to war, pay unjust taxes, or surrender rights. Mostly though, the false flag is done to consolidate power. The rulers create a crisis that scares the common people to their very cores; they build that fear with propaganda to build an even bigger sense of hopelessness; and then they offer a solution which the people praise their masters for offering, never really knowing what the agenda for the event was in the first place. Many people define this action, which has been used all throughout history, as Problem, Reaction, Solution.

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For a hypothetical example, let’s say a corrupt police force wanted to be able search peoples houses at their own discretion, without a warrant, because they felt it would make their job a lot easier. After hearing this proposal, the government agrees this would be a positive move for them as well, as the police could help them gather information on the public through these unwarranted searches, which would save them a bundle on intelligence efforts.

Realistically, and with good reason, people wouldn’t be too fond of the police being able to walk into their homes unannounced, and the public would presumably raise hell if a bill was passed that allowed it to happen. So, instead of just proposing the bill and knowing it will fail, the police chief and his friends in the government make a plan. A bill is drawn up in secret, given a fancy name, filled with unrelated crap, and the warrantless searches are snuck in somewhere around the middle. All that’s left to do is get the public on board, so some intense propaganda needs to be spread. This is where the false flag comes in.

After coordinating a team of ex-military experts, secret government agents, and undercover cops; paying off high connections in the mainstream media; and mapping out a plan of action, the team blows up a house in a suburban neighborhood.

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Breaking news bulletins interrupt television shows to inform the public about a story of a local man who had lost his mind and blown himself, several neighbors, and several officers to bits with a homemade bomb. The news also informs it’s loyal viewers that the man was under suspicion to the police as belonging to a known anti-government group with dangerous members all over the state. They could have stopped him, the news reports, if it weren’t for the time the police were made to wait to get the approval from a judge to legally search the man’s premises.

Reports on every channel and in every magazine and newspaper constantly spread fear throughout the land that another attack could come at any time—they issue an amber alert. The public is terrified! The government has an idea though, they propose a new bill—new to the public—and give it an extremely appealing name, let’s say: The Peaceful Security Act, through which the news media and politicians promise the public safety once again, explaining that by giving the police new rights to stop terrorism, this bill will keep them safe. The public, as planned, loves their heroic government for such quick action to protect them and such sound mind in such a drastic situation. Problem, Reaction, Solution. Mission accomplished.


Sound crazy? Would a government actually do something like that? Well, yes, they do it all the time; and over the next few months we’re going to go over some known examples which will amaze those who hadn’t heard of them before. Today, as I was recently asked about it, we’re going to talk about Operation Northwoods.

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In the early sixties, under the presidency of John F. Kennedy—and Eisenhower for that matter—the American government was hell-bent on invading Cuba in order to overthrow it’s newly appointed leader, Fidel Castro. Castro had come into power over Cuba in 1959 after leading a revolution against it’s American-backed government, announcing after he was in power that Cuba was now a one-party state—the Communist Party—right in the height of the cold war. This didn’t sit well with the American government, who hated communists, used Cuba’s land for their own military, and depended on Cuba for cheap resources.

To get a clear outlook on how the agencies of the American government really work, we look to the now unclassified documents written back in March of 1962 which hatched out plans for an American military executed false flag against it’s own people. The documents, of course highly classified at the time of composition, were drafted up by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were sent around to high level government agency employees with the subject: Justification for US Military Intervention In Cuba. 

Simply explained, the papers are recommendations to the decision makers—namely the president and the secretary of defense—on how to fake a Cuban attack on Americans in order to lead the public into supporting an invasion of Cuba, and ultimately the overthrow of Castro. The papers themselves refer to this plan as “Operation Mongoose.”

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The government damning records state the perfect definition of what a false flag is simply by trying to plan one out: “Such a plan would enable a logical build-up of incidents to be combined with seemingly unrelated events to camouflage the ultimate objective.” In modern terms: we need to constantly terrorize Americans and lie to them about who is doing it so they agree to go kill Cuban’s for us.

Out of the many, the first illegal scenarios revealed are plans to have American federal agents pay “friendly Cubans”—Cuban connections of the CIA; hired mercenaries; contracted agents—to invade the American military base, Guantanamo Bay, and commit acts of terror against American Soldiers; acts ranging from just starting rumors to blowing up one of their own ships. Take a look for yourself:

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Okay, so far we have American funded, staged Cuban attacks on an American military base; manipulation of military radio channels; sabotaging of an American navy harbor involving “large fires”; obliteration of American ships; mach funerals; government directed fear mongering by the mass media; a communist propaganda campaign on US soil—all paid for by the American taxpayer in order to fool the American taxpayer. They also go on to suggest sinking an actual boatload of Cuban refugees; attacking neighboring countries to Cuba in imitation Cuban aircraft in order to start wars between them; and even several hijacking attempts of commercial aircraft. Could it get any worse? You be the judge.

The last part of the Northwoods documents are getting to be pretty well known—as they should be. The reason being, they describe an operation which nearly parallels the theory of what really could have happened on September 11th, 2001:

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A CIA plane would be painted to look like a commercial jet, adopting an actual commercial jet’s ID number, and the two would be switched—the CIA jet left at the civilian airport. The newly painted jet would be loaded with passengers at a public airport, all of whom would have government provided fake identifications and aliases. The plane would take off as an airliner headed to Jamaica, Panama, Guatemala, or Venezuela, but in reality it would head to a US air force base midway and land. At this point a drone plane—a remote control plane with nobody in it—would take off from the same air force base and resume the same flight path as the plane that landed. The passengers would then board another plane and be brought home to assume their regular identities. As the drone plane neared Cuba, a prerecorded S.O.S message would be sent from it stating it was under attack from Cuban militants. At this point a detonator would be pushed by someone in America and the drone plane would be blown to bits over the open water. Castro would then be blamed for the apparent terrorist attack against American civilians, and the government would have all the justification they needed to invade Cuba:

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As the story is told, JFK turned the plan down and fired the writer of the papers, L.L Lemnitzer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Unfortunately that didn’t stop the corruption within America’s federal government. As we all know, John F. Kennedy was assassinated a year later by members of his own office; or so the evidence says—the government and mass media still disagree. Imagine what the documents are going to show us once we’re allowed to see the ones relating to his death; or the 9/11 documents; or the Bin Laden assassination documents, without black lines all over them. The reason these were released in such detail, without heavy redacting, ironically a few months before 9/11, was because the government didn’t commit the acts discussed in the papers, but they stand today as solid proof of the American government’s tactics of committing terrorist attacks against it’s own citizens in order to influence them into fighting a war. For that reason, especially in today’s world, after 9/11 and the recent MH17 false flag, they could possibly be the most important documents ever released.



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Article by Olan Thomas.

This article was written for the purposes of education.

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