Cuba: Bay of Pigs Pt. 2 in the Works?
From the UK's Independent (only a dozen US rags have sought fit to print that we are preparing for another round of regime change). If you don't beleive me, check the first section's title = HASTENING CHANGE IN CUBA: TRANSITION, NOT SUCCESSION
Among other things, the Commission recommends immediate privitization of health care, education and real estate - meaning millions can be kicked out of their homes, colleges, and hospitals. It also would make ANY US-based humanitarian assistance to Cuba, like the 80 year old World Council of Churches aid program, illegal. Furthermore a classified section is menacingly attached to this report.
Bush Urged To Intervene After Castro’s Death
July 3, 2006
A new high-level report (leaked here) due for publication later this week urges the United States government to begin preparations to intervene in Cuba in the event President Fidel Castro’s death. The goal is to help spawn a speedy transition on the island towards "democracy and political freedom".
The recommendations, which include the creation of an $80m (£43m) fund to promote democracy in Cuba, are contained in the latest report compiled by the Commission for Assitance to a Free Cuba, created by President George Bush three years ago.
A classified annex to the document lists future measures the US should consider further to undermine the regime of Mr Castro, who has led the island since 1959. The report’s release, probably this Wednesday, is certain further to aggravate already tense relations between the two governments.
The president of the Cuban parliament, Ricardo Alarcon, condemned the report over the weekend, describing its publication as an act of war. "What’s most important is that they admit to a secret plan to overthrow another government," Mr Alarcon told reporters. "What on earth could the secret part say when the public part violates all kinds of international law?"
In addition to the two-year $80m fund, the US should also be ready to spend $20m a year on pro-democracy programmes, the panel said.
To what degree the US can expect to influence events is open to question given its efforts over the past four decades to isolate and punish Cuba’s leaders. In recent years, Mr Bush has moved to tighten a US embargo, for instance by limiting the amount of money Cuban exiles can send to family back home.