Picture: Raul Castro in 2016, at a meeting of the Association of Caribbean States (ASC).
By a commentator for Tjen Folket Media.
Again an assassination attemt organized by the US intelligence service CIA is revealed. This time an attempt to kill the former president of Cuba, Fidel Castro’s brother Raul Castro, in 1960.
The plan went so far that the CIA offered a pilot 10.000 US dollars to arrange an “accident” during a plane travel from Prague to Havana. This was revealed on Friday 16th of April when documents containing this information were declassified. The CIA also insured the pilot that was he to lose his life during the operation, his two sons would receive university education.
The case again shows how the CIA operates. They have arranged “accidents” and open assassinations for many decades all over the Third World. The CIA operates all over the world, in service of US imperialism.
It shows how they use dollars and people’s children to get what they want, and the lesson of the planned “accident” is important to show that not all assassinations have a “smoking gun”. We should be suspicious every time a leader that challenges US interests dies suddenly. Many ignore the role of the CIA and other intelligence services inside imperialism.
Also PSYOPS (psychological operations), where amongst others media is used to spread certain narratives, is systematically underestimated. In today’s context, we should be aware of PSYOPS when western media are flooded by reports on the Uigurs of China, the riots in Hong Kong and russian dissidents. We have no illusions or sympathies for the rulers of Moskow or Beijing, or even the revisionists of Cuba, but the narrative of western media is obviously doctored in favour of US imperialist interests.
In short: The assassination attemt against Raul Castro is a old example, but it is very naive to believe the CIA has put such activities behind them. On the contrary, we must take for granted that they, with decades more experience and much larger budgets, have become more sinister. This must be part of how we understand the world and the development of its contradictions, especially inside the imperialists’ counterrevolutionary “Counter Insurgency” activities.
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