The Spanish are coming! The Spanish are coming! What the heck is going on in Spain? Has everyone turned into an agent provocateur? First the King disses President Chavez at the Ibero-American Summit in Santiago, Chile and now ten women from Spain are in Cuba to march with the “Women in White” trying to seek release of 75 “dissidents” jailed in 2003. More on that in a moment.
First, let’s go back to the King. I know you are sick of the King thing and so am I, but stick with me here. Everyone knows that he said to Chavez “why don’t you shut up?” The King was a bit impatient about President Chavez’ repeated interruptions of Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero who was demanding that Chavez pay respect to Spain after having called former Prime Minister, Jose Maria Aznar a fascist. Perhaps, the King got a little nervous about the “fascist” thing because people might start thinking back to Francisco Franco and how he chose the King (actually, Prince, at the time) to succeed him.
“On August the 1st 1969, Time magazine quoted Generalissimo Francisco Franco saying; “Conscious of my responsibility before God and history and taking into account the qualities to be found in the person of Prince Juan Carlos of Borbón, who has been perfectly trained to take up the high mission to which he might be called, I have decided to propose him to the nation as my successor.” With this statement began the formal relationship between Spain’s present king and the country’s fascist dictator.” –Pablo Ouziel, November 15, 2007, Global Research
Even though condemned by every news outlet in the world except for maybe Granma in Cuba for using the “f” word, Chavez had not gone too far in calling Aznar a “fascist.” In fact, Chavez hadn’t even scratched the surface. Check out this revealing article in Counterpunch.
In the end, Chavez won the slug fest by reciting the words of Jose Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan freedom fighter,
“The truth does not offend nor does it fear.”
To make sure the Spaniards weren’t lost here, Chavez added that he reserves the right to say what he wishes, when he wishes, and wherever he wishes. Case closed.
Now to the ten Spanish women who turned up in Cuba. Based on the news article below, ten Spanish women came to Cuba to be in solidarity with a group of women who demonstrate and hold vigils to call attention to the fact that their relatives are in the slammer because of government intolerance of their political views. Ahem, let’s try this again. These so called “dissidents” were caught in various acts of treason as they took US money (from the US Interests Section in Havana) to destabilize and overthrow the Cuban government. So the ten women coming to Cuba to support this effort is highly suspect and it is likely they were paid.
There could be worse things than being holed up in your hotel room in Havana until you are deported. Such as coming all the way to Cuba to hang out with middle-aged women protesting for release of traitors and never dancing at a nightclub or hanging out on the beach getting tanked on Mojitos.
In all seriousness, Cuba has been the target of hundreds of terrorist acts since 1959 and it must be destination central for every agent provocateur on the planet. Cuba has to be on guard constantly and has warded off many attacks by doing so. Cuba is an example to the world of a society that has its priorities right and there are many States and individuals who are trying to destroy that example.
Ten Spanish women held in Cuba after attending anti-Castro protest
Barcelona (dpa) – Ten Spanish women were Monday being held by Cuban police at their hotel in Havana after attending a protest staged by dissidents, a youth organization said in Barcelona, Spain.
Police took away the passports of the women, who were members of the youth wing of the Catalan regionalist party CDC in Spain.
It was expected that the women, who included a Barcelona city councillor, would shortly be expelled from Cuba. The women had travelled to the island to back dissidents in what they described as attempts to achieve democracy and human rights.
The women joined a march of some 50 Cuban women belonging to a group called Dames in White, which campaigns for the release of 75 dissidents jailed in 2003.
The Cuban embassy in Madrid meanwhile issued a statement on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day, saying that there had not been a single case of “torture, extra-judicial execution or forced disappearance” in the history of the Cuban revolution.
Everyone in Cuba has access to basic services such as health and education, the embassy added.