|US Embassy in Havana, Cuba|
On January 2, 2017 Cuban troops marched in a parade over which Castro presided chanting that they would repeatedly shoot President Obama, the first African-American president, in the head so many times that they would make a “hat of lead to the head.”
Raul Castro was caught in June of 2013 trying to smuggle tons of weapons and ammunition into North Korea. Entire warplanes, ballistic missile technology, and surface to air missiles were found being smuggled under tons of sugar in violation of United Nations sanctions.
The idea, circulated in the 1990s, that Cuba is not a military threat to the United States was planted in a threat assessment authored by one of Castro’s spies who had infiltrated the Defense Intelligence Agency. Ana Belen Montes was captured in September 2001 after first being detected because of some unusual behavior during the immediate aftermath of the February 24, 1996 Brothers to the Rescue shoot down. She is a graduate of John Hopkins and the University of Virginia, and Montes is currently serving a 25 year prison sentence for espionage.
The regime in Cuba has engaged in even more dangerous and reckless actions in the past endangering all of humanity to hang on to power.
|Pressed the Soviet Union hard in 1962 and in early 1980s for nuclear war|
Following the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis Ernesto "Che" Guevara denounced the outcome. [UNESCO that claims to work to "prevent violent extremism through education and media literacy" and education for peace is promoting the writings of Ernesto "Che" Guevara ]. Che was disappointed that the 1962 Missile Crisis was resolved peacefully.
"Here is the electrifying example of a people prepared to suffer nuclear immolation so that its ashes may serve as a foundation for new societies. When an agreement was reached by which the atomic missiles were removed, without asking our people, we were not relieved or thankful for the truce; instead we denounced the move with our own voice."The Castro regime's second request for preemptive nuclear war became public knowledge on September 21, 2009 and the newspaper of record The New York Times quoted the source:
Andrian A. Danilevich, a Soviet general staff officer from 1964 to ’90 and director of the staff officers who wrote the Soviet Union’s final reference guide on strategic and nuclear planning is quoted in the early 1980s, saying that Mr. Castro “pressed hard for a tougher Soviet line against the U.S. up to and including possible nuclear strikes.” The general staff, General Danilevich continued, “had to actively disabuse him of this view by spelling out the ecological consequences for Cuba of a Soviet strike against the U.S.”In 1962 when the Russians refused to go along with the Castro regime's call for nuclear war the Cuban dictatorship responded by contracting Nazis. Fidel Castro personally recruited former Nazi SS Waffen members to train Cuban troops in 1962 and that he also reached out to Otto Ernst Remer and Ernst-Wilhelm Springer, in Germany's extreme right to purchase weapons.
Bodo Hechelhammer, historical investigations director at the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND)—the German foreign-intelligence agency, in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt said: “Evidently, the Cuban revolutionary army did not fear contagion from personal links to Nazism, so long as it served its their own objectives.”
|Fidel Castro recruited Nazis to train troops in Cuba in 1962|
Finally, communist dictators in their later years have a record of going out bloody. Mao Zedong before his natural death in 1976 in the last decade of his life unleashed the cultural revolution. Josef Stalin was initiating a purge, beginning with doctors, in the Soviet Union that was only stopped by his unexpected passing. That Raul Castro now repeat this pattern of tyrannical behavior should not be a surprise or a mystery.