USAID and the "contractors": the face of subversion against Cuba
Havana. June 24, 2010
ON Monday, June 7, U.S. Congressional representatives released $15 million to finance subversive operations inside Cuba, which are carried out by contractors of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and mercenaries linked with the Cuban American mafia.
According to the Miami press, "in the next few months" the State Department and USAID will distribute the funds to paid agents of the U.S. Interests Section (USIS) in Cuba via the "contractors."
Acting as spokesman for these organizations which benefit from the U.S. annexation program for the island, Florida Republican Senator George Lemieux (Fla) stated that he was pleased that "the State Department had finally released these important funds."
For decades the USAID has been developing plans of interference whose objective is to defeat the Cuban Revolution via a series of illegal actions, with a complete disregard for her sovereignty.
Those applauding the initiative included Mauricio Claver-Carone, director of the Political Action Committee (PAC) of U.S.-Cuba Democracy. With a single stroke, this organization has given millions of dollars to the campaign funds of politicians demonstrating their hostility toward Cuba.
Among PAC’s most influential members are millionaire businesswoman Remedios "Reme" Díaz Oliver, famous for having defrauded the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Claver-Carone and his men – a number of them members of the terrorist Cuban Liberation Council – consistently declare their support for the U.S. blockade of the island.
A "SECRET" CONFIRMING THE ILLEGALITY
State Department officials and USAID kept the release of funds for illegal operations a secret, but Lemieux’ staff – he was elected thanks to his friends who live off "anti-Castro" activities – admitted that his office was verbally notified.
Under the shelter of the "secret" nature of the operations of this "Cuba Plan," the State Department and USAID recognize their violation of Cuban laws and exposing their agents to the consequences.
For the U.S. people, the myth is always maintained that those millions go toward the distribution of computers, medicines and aid to families of detained mercenaries.
Nevertheless, USAID’s more heralded operations correspond, among other things, to a much broader plan of sedition with multiple attempts to fragment Cuban society, strategic assessment of so-called "dissidents," defamation campaigns, and the establishment of parallel satellite networks, a CIA concept and a typical sign of its intelligence operations.
The funds now released were withheld in early 2009 due to various fraud scandals discovered by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), in which the people involved were well known members of the Cuban-American mafia.
Frank Calzon, a former terrorist from the Abdala group, was implicated in the embezzlement in 2007, when an auditor revealed that his right-hand man, Felipe Sixto, had "disappeared" half a million dollars given to his organization by USAID.
Among the first to rejoice in the revival of the million-dollar dance are another two experts at siphoning off funds, Frank Hernández Trujillo, head of the Dissident Movement Support Group – who bought lobster, chocolate and Nintendo games with his subsidies – and Orlando Gutiérrez Boronat, head of the Cuban Democratic Directorate, a veteran not only of the U.S. Army, but also in fraud.
Florida’s mafia press neglected to mention the fact that Caleb McCarry, former head of the Bush Plan for the annexation of Cuba, subsidized another contract business, Creative Associates International, to the tune of $6.5 million of USAID money, a company that he contracted two months after leaving his government post.
Neither is it mentioned that Adolfo Franco, former director of USAID’s Latin American Bureau, who covered up a whole series of diverted funds, has not had to face any charges to date.
President Barack Obama has just appointed to the same post one Mark Feierstein, a political campaign management expert with a sulfurous past as "project manager" in Nicaragua in the 90s, and who directed the dirty operations carried out by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a USAID subsidiary, in order to overthrow the Sandinista government.