Date: August 27, 2014
New concrete examples of Washington’s ongoing economic and political subversion and covert intervention against the sovereign and independent island nation of Cuba has come to light in recent months. As reported by the Associated Press, this latest scheme was approved and directed by the Obama Administration under the auspices of the State Department’s Agency for International Development. Washington, from 2009-12, sent some dozen young operatives from Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Peru to organize opposition to the Cuban government by attempting to recruit Cuban youth encountered through infiltrating Cuban civic programs.
The scheme, which was a resounding failure and closed up shop in 2012, was fronted by a “private” group, Creative Associates International. This was the same outfit that was exposed in another Obama White House “project” revealed in an AP piece in April 2014 to organize a secret “Cuban Twitter” network that aiming to build a counter-revolutionary base to carry out US anti-Cuba policy. This also failed miserably and was discontinued. A similar front organization, Development Alternatives, Inc. was the vehicle by which US operative Alan Gross smuggled ultra-high tech satellite communications equipment into Cuba as part of yet another US covert action in blatant violation of Cuban law and for which he was convicted and imprisoned. Gross has been essentially abandoned by Washington which has repeatedly rejected efforts to resolve his situation by releasing him in exchange for freeing the remaining three Cuban Five political prisoners who were framed up and imprisoned for infiltrating and monitoring groups in south Florida planning and implementing violent acts against Cuba in the 1990s in formal violation of US law