“I have been affiliated with the
Cuba Council of Churches since the 1980s,” boasted Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a
sermon on July 16th 2006. “I have several close Cuban friends who
work with the Cuba Council of Churches and you have heard me preach about our
affiliation and the Black Theology Project’s trips to Cuba. The Cuban Council
of Churches has been a non-partisan global mission partner for decades. I have
worked with them for two decades.”
“Non-partisan,” Reverend Wright?
Not according to Cuban intelligence defector Juan Vives, who from hands-on
experience reports that the Cuba Council of Churches is in fact an arm of
Cuba's ICAP (Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos) itself an arm of
Cuba's DGI, Cuba's secret police, founded and mentored by the KGB and East
German STASI. the ICAP's long-time chieftan was Rene Cruz Rodriguez, by the
Reverend Jeremiah Wright's own admission, perhaps one of his “friends."
Rodriguez' meteoric rise through
Cuba's Stalinist bureaucracy was facilitated by his diligence as an early
executioner, often beating out Che Guevara and Raul Castro themselves in his
zeal to shatter the firing-squad victim's skull with a coup d' grace from his
.45. (Here is some dramatic proof of Rene Cruz Rodriguez'
zeal. That's him on the right giving the firing squad their order of “FUEGO!”)
On November 5, 1982 a Dade County,
Florida, grand jury indicted Rene Rodriguez Cruz for smuggling drugs into the
This murderer headed a Cuban
agency that Jeremiah Wright “worked with for decades” by his own admission, and
whose staff he regards as “friends.” These “friends,” arranged the visit for
the Rev. Jesse Jackson's and his 300 person entourage to Havana in 1984, which
included Rev. Wright..
Fidel!” bellowed Reverend Jackson while concluding his speech at the University
of Havana during that visit. “Viva Che Guevara!..Long Live our cry of Freedom!”
(Jesse Jackson)is a great personality,” reciprocated a beaming Fidel Castro, “a
brilliant man with a great talent, capable of communicating with people, very
persuasive, reliable, honest. Jackson's main characteristic is honesty. He is
sincere and there is not a single bit of demagoguery in his conversations.”
mentioned, this was summer of 1984, so at the time the world's
longest-suffering black political prisoner suffered his incarceration and
tortures in stoic defiance. “Nigger!” taunted his jailers between tortures. “We
pulled you down from the trees and cut off your tail!”
do not refer to Nelson Mandela. No, this prisoner was being tortured a few
miles away from the Revs. Jackson, Wright and their entourage of black American
luminaries. The prisoner was a black Cuban named Eusebio Penalver and he was
being tortured by Reverend Wright's gracious hosts. Mr Penalver's incarceration
and tortures stretched to 29 years which makes him the longest-suffering black
political prisoner in modern history, surpassing Nelson Mandela's record in
time behind bars and probably doubling the horrors suffered by Mandela during
months I was naked in a 6 x 4 foot cell," Eusebio recalled to this
writers. "That's 4 feet high, so you couldn't stand. But I felt a great
freedom inside myself. I refused to commit spiritual suicide."
Penalver served several months of this 30 year sentence naked in a
"punishment cell" barely big enough to stand in, where he languished
naked and in complete darkness. Shortly before his death in 2006, Senor
Penalver told this writer, "Castro's apologists, those who excuse or
downplay his crimes-- these people be they ignorant, stupid, mendacious
whatever--they are accomplices in the bloody tyrant's crimes, accomplices in
the most brutal and murderous regime in the hemisphere."
fact, most who climb to positions of authority in Castro's regime did so as
accomplices in mass-murder. It's part of the deal, named El Compromiso
Sangriento (The Blood Covenant.) This tried and true Soviet scheme was
presented by Soviet GRU agent Angel Ceutah to Che Guevara just days after he
and Fidel entered Havana in January 1959. The scene was a meeting at Che's
palatial (and recently stolen) estate in Tarara just west of Havana. Every
candidate for regime officer, suggested Ceutah, would take his place in a
firing squad and pull the trigger with live ammo.
his prison-cell window Tito Rodriguez Oltmans, a former Cuban freedom-fighter
and political prisoner, watched this blood covenant in action. "Every
evening the military cadets and regime officials would be bused in and armed
with Belgian .308 caliber FALs as they lined up for the firing squad,"
recalls Mr. Otmans, a prisoner in La Cabana prison in the early 1960s. “As
darkness fell the condemned patriot -- shirtless and gagged -- would be dragged
to the execution wall and bound. The cadets and officials would line up only
four meters in front of the patriot and all had loaded weapons." ... FUEGO!
A brief aside: historically and almost universally, most members of a firing
squad shoot blanks, to assuage their conscience. But such assuaging would
contradict the Cuban firing squads' most vital purpose.
The point of the Blood Covenant was to bond the murderers, especially those in
line for future leadership, with the murderous regime. The more shooters the
more murderers. The more murderers thus manufactured the more people on hand to
resist any overthrow of their system. After 14,000 firing-squad murders
(according to the Black Book of Communism) Cuba's officer and regime official
corps was plenty "bonded" to the regime.
lest I be accused of partisanship here, on their frequent visits to Cuba,
Republicans such as Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake, Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, and
Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter, shake hands every bit as bloody as those of
Jeremiah Wright's “friends.”