Council on Foreign Relations Caught Lying About Cuba-North Korea Arms
Humberto Fontova | Mar 22, 2014
Back in July a North Korean ship trying to sneak military contraband
through the Panama Canal after leaving Havana was stopped on a tip by
Well, wha-da-ya know?! The ship, named the Chon-Chon Gang, was found to
be crammed with missiles and mucho military contraband from
terror-sponsoring Cuba. Nuke-rattling North Korea has been under a UN
arms embargo since 2006, by the way.
At first, Cuban terror-sponsoring dictator Raul Castro tried threatening
the Panamanian authorities behind the scenes to keep the issue mum, or
at least parrot their version of the scam. But Panamanian President
Ricardo Martinelli scoffed at the blatant blackmail and made the truth
The Council on Foreign Relations, on the other hand, parroted the
Castroite version of events almost instantly and almost word for word.
Here’s Castro’s version of events:
“The 508-foot Chong Chon Gang carried 240 tons of obsolete defensive
weapons were to have been repaired in North Korea and returned to Cuba
as part of a commercial deal.” (July 17, 2013)
Now here’s the Council on Foreign Relations Latin American “expert”
Julia Sweig’s version of events:
“It’s not about Havana trying to circumvent an arms embargo. It’s about:
how about we refurbish our old weapons” (Julia Sweig (7/28/2013.)
Admittedly, the issue was in doubt at the time. No investigation had
been conducted. So who knew the truth? Fine. So why did an outfit like
The Council on Foreign Relations, that bills itself as: “an independent,
nonpartisan membership organization, think tank” not wait for an
independent non-partisan investigation to determine the truth? Why did
the Council on Foreign Relations instantly start parroting the version
of this issue as concocted by the propaganda ministry of a regime
modeled on Stalin’s?
A United Nations panel just completed its investigation into the
Chon-Chon Gang issue, among its findings: “The incident involving the
Chong Chon Gang revealed a comprehensive, planned strategy to conceal
the existence and nature of the cargo.’ The weapons, needless to add,
were not “obsolete” or meant to be “refurbished.”
When the CFR’s Julia Sweig visited Cuba in 2010, accompanied by The
Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, something caught Goldberg’s eye:
“We shook hands,” Goldberg writes about the meeting with Fidel Castro.
“Then he (Castro) greeted Julia warmly. They (Castro and Sweig) have
known each other for more than twenty years.”
Julia Sweig’s promotional services for the Castro regime reached a level
where the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency top Cuba spycatcher, Chris
Simmons (now retired), named her a Cuban “Agent of Influence.” Some
In 25 years as a U.S. Military Counterintelligence officer, Lieut. Col.
Simmons helped end the operations of 80 enemy agents, some are today
behind bars. One of these had managed the deepest penetration of the
U.S. Department of Defense in U.S. history. The spy’s name is Ana
Montes, known as “Castro’s Queen Jewel” in the intelligence community.
“Montes passed some of our most sensitive information about Cuba back to
Havana,” revealed then-Undersecretary for International Security John
Today she serves a 25-year sentence in Federal prison. She was convicted
of “Conspiracy to Commit Espionage,” the same charge against Ethel and
Julius Rosenberg carrying the same potential death sentence for what is
widely considered the most damaging espionage case since the “end” of
the Cold War. Two years later, in 2003, Chris Simmons helped root out 14
Cuban spies who were promptly booted from the U.S.
In brief, retired Lieut. Col. Chris Simmons knows what he’s talking about.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ Julia Sweig holds preeminence in one
field. No “scholar” in modern American history thanks the “warm
friendship” and “support” of six different communist spies and
terrorists in the acknowledgments of their book, three of whom were
expelled from the U.S. for terrorism and/or espionage, two for a bombing
plot whose death toll would have dwarfed 9/11. Some background:
On Nov. 17, 1962, the FBI cracked a plot by Cuban agents that targeted
Macy’s, Gimbel’s, Bloomingdale’s and Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal
with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT. The massive attack
was set for the following week, the day after Thanksgiving. Macy’s get’s
50,000 shoppers that one day. Had those detonators gone off, 9/11’s
death toll would have almost certainly taken second.
Here are pictures of some of the Cuban terrorists upon arrest. Note the
names: Elsa Montero and Jose Gomez Abad.
Now here’s an excerpt from the acknowledgements in Julia Sweig’s book
Inside the Cuban Revolution, written in collaboration with the
“In Cuba many people spent long hours with me, helped open doors I could
not have pushed through myself, and offered friendship and warmth to
myself during research trips to the island…Elsa Montero and Jose Gomez
Abad championed this project.”
In addition to these two KGB-trained terrorists, the CFR’s Julia Sweig
thanks the “warm friendship and championship of” of Ramon Sanchez
Parodi, Jose Antonio Arbesu, Fernando Miguel Garcia, Hugo Ernesto Yedra
and Josefina Vidal for their “warmth, their friendship and their
kindness in opening Cuban doors.”
All the above have been identified by Lieut. Col Chris Simmons as
veteran officers in Castro’s KGB-trained intelligence services.
Source: Council on Foreign Relations Caught Lying About Cuba-North Korea
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