A Shameful Diplomatic Anniversary

A staple of the Fake News Media/Academia mantra on Cuban history is that from day one mean ‘ole Uncle Sam repeatedly bullied Fidel and Che until these benevolent free health-care providers had no choice but to turn to the Soviets for support. In fact:    

January 7, 1959, marks a milestone in U.S. diplomatic history. Never before had the U.S. State Department extended diplomatic recognition (i.e. benediction) to a Latin American government as quickly as they bestowed this benediction on KGB satraps Fidel Castro and Che Guevara’s that day.

At the time, Castro himself had yet to even enter Havana.

Nothing so frantically fast had been bestowed upon “U.S.-backed” Fulgencio Batista (obligatory prefix, used in every MSM and “scholarly” mention of him) seven years earlier. “U.S.-backed” Batista had in fact been punished by a U.S. arms embargo and faced heavy diplomatic pressure to resign for a year. Then Batista was denied exile in the U.S. and not even allowed to set foot in the country that “backed” him.

On a visit to Cuba in 2001 for a “scholarly summit” with Fidel and Raul Castro, Robert Reynolds — who served as the CIA’s Caribbean desk specialist on the Cuban revolution in 1960 — clarified

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