Wednesday, March 01, 2006
The US has added Cuba have to a short list of countries we are now planning for instability in the medium term (2-5 yrs.). US officials claim the change is because of the CIA's recent diagnosis of Castro's supposed Parkinson's. True or not, what this really means is that our best intelligence either 1) does not agree with the assessment of (mostly anti-Castro) experts who opined on the subject last month at the U. of Miami ("smooth and quick" they concluded) or 2) we really are planning some sort of shenanigans if ever something were to happen. This could be telling of current classified planning on Cuba - and the transition we seem willing to enforce.