Preparing for November 15

Follow-up: Reports and Analyses
Boston Answer Coalition Rally Monday, 5:00, Park St. MBTA (more here)

Reuters, “Fact Check-Photo shows 2018 Cuba May Day march, not 2021 protests,” 14 July 2021, exposed misreporting
of “anti-government demonstration,” one of many mislabeled, misidentified photos in reporting on July 11.
What will November 15 bring?

The partial selection of posts from Walter Lippmann’s CubaNews leading up to the demonstrations being planned for Monday, November 15, in Cuba (see below) give some useful evidence of the disruptions and media war going on since the July 11 protests. Planned for the day when Cuba opens up for tourism, the new school year begins, and the IFCO/Pastors for Peace Friendship Caravan lands in Havana, they illustrate the troubling failure of many of those who previously looked with a critical eye and grasped the role of U.S. government subversion as part of its embargo/blockade (El Bloqueo) regime change policies and practices.

Two pieces from this collection in particular clarify the U.S. role in instigating these disruptions: The US Army Training Circular TC18-01 on Unconventional Warfare cited and linked in the piece on “The United States government is the true organizer and promoter of the provocation mounted for November” and the recent postings from the Cuba Money Project.       

The training circular on Unconventional Warfare begins with an edited quote from JFK from his address at the West Point graduation ceremony in 1962 warning about a new type of warfare and the need to combat it, “war by guerrillas, subversives, insurgents, assassins; war by ambush instead of by combat, by infiltration instead of aggression, seeking victory by eroding and exhausting the enemy instead of engaging him. It preys on unrest.” And then, without any shame or self-consciousness, the manual outlines and presents a guide for undertaking precisely those approaches. Its final two sections are on supporting “An organized effort by some portion of the civil population of a country to resist the legally established government” and on “Subversion: Actions designed to undermine the military, economic, psychological or political strength or morale of a governing authority.” Note the informative results from a search for “subversion” in the document.

Posts at the Cuba Money Project including a breakdown of $6,669,000 in grants recently awarded and Tracey Eaton’s November 1 presentation at the virtual symposium on “The Road Ahead: Cuba After the July 11 Protests” lay out how “The U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department have been helping to finance Cuba’s internal opposition for decades.”

Some of the recent posts on CubaNews on pertaining to the demonstrations planned for November 15, from late October on:    

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