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We would like to know everything you can tell us about one subject – Cuba. Topaz 1969 starring Frederick Stafford & Dany Robin & John Vernon & Karin Dor & Michel Piccoli & Philippe Noiret & Claude Jade & Michel Subor & Roscoe Lee Browne & Per-Axel Arosenius & John Forsythe & Edmon Ryan et al, director Alfred Hitchcock, interrogator
There is an arrangement in writing between Russia and Cuba which we must see. ibid. Mike to Andre
If we publicly declare that Cuba is a threat to our security, forty million Mexicans will die laughing. Mexican diplomat, cited Ruth Leacock, Requiem for Revolution
Cuba: Symmetrical stone structures deep below the water. Remarkably, they were over a half-mile down. Ancient Aliens s2e3: Underwater World, History 2010
It wasn’t just the Mob who wanted Castro gone. Mafia’s Greatest Hits s1e1: Sam Giancana, AHC 2012
Cuba in the 1950s was Las Vegas by the sea. Mafia’s Greatest Hits s1e12: Meyer Lansky
Lansky helped turn Havana into America’s playground. ibid.
We will tolerate no guerrillas in the casinos and the swimming pools. The Godfather II 1974 starring Robert De Niro & Al Pacino & Robert Duvall & Diane Keaton & Talia Shire & Morgana King & John Cazale & Marianna Hill & Lee Strasberg et al, director Francis Ford Coppola, Cuban bloke to assembled gangstas & industrialists
The Family’s making an investment in Havana. ibid. Michael to Fredo
In May 1980 Fidel Castro opened the harbor at Mariel, Cuba, with the apparent intention of letting some of his people join their relatives in the United States. Within seventy-two hours 3,000 US boats were headed to Cuba. It soon became apparent that Castro was forcing the boat owners to carry back with them not only their relatives, but the dregs of his jails. Of the 125,000 refugees that landed in Florida, an estimated 25,000 had criminal records. Scarface 1983 ***** starring Al Pacino & Michelle Pfeiffer & Steven Bauer & Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio & Robert Loggia & Miria Colon & F Murray Abraham et al, director Brian de Palma, opening caption
Miami, Florida, August 11, 1980 (UPI) ... Hundreds of Cuban refugees began rioting this morning at a detention center situated under Interstate 95 in north Miami, burning tents and attacking immigration and naturalization guards with pipes, sticks and rocks. ibid. caption
It’s Cubans like you who are giving a bad name to our people. ibid. Tony’s mum to Tony, with Gina
Lesson #1: Empathise with your enemy: I don’t know quite what kind of a world we’ll live in after we’ve struck Cuba. Robert S McNamara, The Fog of War, McNamara to Kennedy, 2003
We had attempted to assassinate Castro. ibid. McNamara
Operation Northwoods unclassified documents: A) We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba; B) We could blow up a drone (unmanned) vessel anywhere ...
It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner en route from the United States ... The actual registered aircraft would be converted to a drone. PSTV.tv – The New American Century
The Industrial Military Complex: the American military elite seems to have responded to a recurring need of waging wars of conquest both to increase the control of world-wide resources and to maintain a healthy and productive war for industry. ibid.
Another important element that contributes to the recurring need for America to extend its reach beyond the national borders is definitely oil. ibid.
Thus began the quest for the so-called American Dream: the dream made of wealth comfort and well-being ... The connection between liberty and wealth was being continually reinforced. ibid.
The need for foreign oil has been rising dramatically for the United States over the past thirty years. ibid.
On September 10th  a detailed plan to attack Afghanistan was put on George Bush’s desk for him to be signed on his return from Florida. The following morning, the twin towers were turned into rubble. ibid.
In 2003 it was the Iraqis who showed the world the remnants of their immense artistic heritage which had been stolen or destroyed by the Americans. ibid.
Operation Mongoose: a terror campaign overseen by his brother Robert. Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States VI: JFK: To the Brink, Showtime 2012
Unknown to JFK the CIA was continuing to work with Trafficante, Roselli and Sam Giancana in a secret plot to kill Fidel Castro. Lamar Waldron
Bush left his job being trained in the oil business by a CIA recruiter, and went to work on his own setting up shop [Zapata Oil] right in the middle of the CIA’s misguided anti-Castro Cuban operations. Dark Legacy, PSTV 2009
The secret codename for the Bay of Pig operation was Operation Zapata. ibid.
The CIA ordered a large ship from the Navy to carry guns and tanks and men to the Bay of Pigs Invasion ... The Barbara ... He [Bush] named two planes after his wife. ibid.
George Bush was working for the CIA assisting their operations at the Bay of Pigs, working for Bissell, working with Hunt, working with Sturgess, supervising the CIA’s misguided anti-Castro Cuban groups. ibid.
To reign bombs on the innocent citizens of Cuba is simply immoral and to my mind unthinkable. Robert Kennedy & His Times starring Brad Davis & Veronica Cartwright & Cliff de Young & Ned Beatty & Beatrice Straight & Joe Pantoliano & Harris Yulin & Jeffrey Tambor & Jack Warden & River Pheonix & Jason Bateman et al, director Marvin J Chomsky, RFK in cabinet, CBS 1985
Robert Kennedy brought a lot of pressure on the CIA to do things – to foment insurrection against Castro. Arthur Schlesinger, historian & JFK aide
Dulles worked closely with Nazi bankers during World War II. That somehow qualified him to be the director of the newly formed Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA. He was the architect of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba ... In the 1930s and 1940s Allen Dulles was a close business associate on a first name basis with both Prescott Bush and Averell Harriman. JFKII: The Bush Connection, 2003
Cuba has ... been condemned for not allowing its people to flee the island. That so many want to leave Cuba is treated as proof that Cuban socialism is a harshly repressive system, rather than that the US embargo has made life difficult in Cuba. That so many millions more want to leave capitalist countries like Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, El Salvador, Philippines, South Korea, Macedonia, and others too numerous to list is never treated as grounds for questioning the free-market system that inflicts such misery on the Third World. Michael Parenti
But they may be thinking they can either bargain Berlin and Cuba against each other, or that they can provoke us into the kind of action in Cuba which would give an umbrella for them to take action with respect to Berlin. If they can provoke us into taking the first overt action then the world would be confused and they would have what they would consider justification for making a move somewhere else. For the first time I am beginning really to wonder whether Mr Khrushchev is entirely rational about Berlin because if they shoot those missiles we are in general nuclear war. Dean Rusk, Secretary of State
We have to remind ourselves of this at every moment: that we are in a war, a cold war as they call it; a war where there is no front line, no continuous bombardment, but where the two adversaries – this tiny champion of the Caribbean and the immense imperialist hyena – are face to face and aware that one of them is going to end up dead in the fight. Che Guevara, March 1961
The victory of the Cuban Revolution will be a tangible demonstration before all the Americas that peoples are capable of rising up, that they can rise up by themselves right under the very fangs of the monster. ibid.