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94,760. 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
8,817. Cuba: Symmetrical stone structures deep below the water. Remarkably they were over a half-mile down. (Ancient Astronaut Theory & Alien & Sea & Monument & Cuba) Ancient Aliens: Underwater World s2e3
17,631. It wasn’t just the Mob who wanted Castro gone. (Gangstas & Murder & Cuba & Chicago & Mafia) Mafia’s Greatest Hits: Sam Giancana
19,146. Cuba in the 1950s was Las Vegas by the sea. (Gangstas: New York & New York & Mafia & Cuba) Mafia’s Greatest Hits: Meyer Lansky
19,147. Lansky helped turn Havana into America’s playground. (Gangstas: New York & New York & Mafia) ibid.
20,030. We will tolerate no guerrillas in the casinos and the swimming pools. (GBH Films & Cuba) 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
20,032. The Family’s making an investment in Havana. (GBH Films & Cuba) ibid. Michael to Fredo
20,056. 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 3000 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. (GBH Films & Cuba & Refugees) 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
20,058. 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. (GBH Films & Cuba & Refugees & Riot) ibid. caption
20,066. It’s Cubans like you who are giving a bad name to our people. (GBH Films & Cuba & Refugees) ibid. Tony’s mum to Tony, with Gina
25,930. 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. (War & Enemy & Cuba) Robert S McNamara, The Fog of War 2003, director Errol Morris, music Philip Glass, McNamara to Kennedy
25,931. We had attempted to assassinate Castro. (War & Cuba & Assassinations: Castro) ibid. McNamara
29,119. 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. (United States of America & Neo-Conservatives & US Empire & War on Terror & False Flag Operations & Cuba) PSTV.tv – The New American Century
29,120. 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. (United States of America & Neo-Conservatives & US Empire & War on Terror & Military Industrial Complex) ibid.
29,121. Another important element that contributes to the recurring need for America to extend its reach beyond the national borders is definitely oil. (United States of America & Neo-Conservatives & US Empire & War on Terror & Oil) ibid.
29,122. 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. (United States of America & Neo-Conservatives & US Empire & Liberty & Wealth) ibid.
29,123. The need for foreign oil has been rising dramatically for the United States over the past thirty years. (United States of America & Neo-Conservatives & US Empire & War on Terror & Oil) ibid.
29,124. 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. (United States of America & Neo-Conservatives & US Empire & War on Terror & Afghanistan & 9/11) ibid.
29,125. 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. (United States of America & Neo-Conservatives & US Empire & War on Terror & Iraq) ibid.
29,284. Operation Mongoose: a terror campaign overseen by his brother Robert. (United States of America & Kennedy & Cuba & Operations & Terror) Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States VI: JFK: To the Brink
33,851. Unknown to JFK the CIA was continuing to work with Trafficante, Roselli and Sam Giancana in a secret plot to kill Fidel Castro. (Kennedy & CIA & Mafia & Cuba) Lamar Waldron
34,047. 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. (Kennedy & Bush & CIA & Oil & Cuba) PSTV.tv – Dark Legacy
34,048. The secret codename for the Bay of Pig operation was Operation Zapata. (Kennedy & Bush & CIA & Oil & Cuba) ibid.
34,049. 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. (Kennedy & Bush & CIA & Oil & Cuba) ibid.
34,050. 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. (Kennedy & Bush & CIA & Oil & Cuba) ibid.
34,441. To reign bombs on the innocent citizens of Cuba is simply immoral and to my mind unthinkable. (Kennedy & Cuba) Robert Kennedy & His Times 1985 CBS 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
34,848. Robert Kennedy brought a lot of pressure on the CIA to do things – to foment insurrection against Castro. (CIA & Kennedy & Cuba) Arthur Schlesinger, historian & JFK aide
34,863. 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. (CIA & Cuba & Bush) JFKII: The Bush Connection