Will Obama Trade Deadly Spy Ana Montes (Who Aided in the Deaths of at Least 65 Solders) For Cop Killer Assata Shakur? 7

Assata Shakur - the former Joanne Chesimard.

Assata Shakur – the former Joanne Chesimard.

US and Cuba in talks to bring cop-killer back to America

By Joe Tacopino

US and Cuban officials are reportedly discussing an exchange that could bring New Jersey cop killer Joanne Chesimard back to American soil.

The talks between the two countries, which have normalized diplomatic relations, could also send notorious Cuban spy Ana Montes back to the Caribbean nation, according to NBC.

“Cuba has been a haven for US fugitives,” a federal law-enforcement official told NBC.

Chesimard, a former Black Panther and an aunt of hip hop legend Tupac Shakur, escaped prison in 1979 after she was convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper. She has been hiding out in Havana since the mid-1980s.

Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, is the only woman on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists.

Montes had been a senior analyst for Cuban affairs with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

On Sept. 21, 2001, Montes was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit espionage for Cuba.

She was sentenced to 25 years in prison and is scheduled to be sprung in 2023.

Editor’s Note:  Cuban-Supported FMLN guerrillas killed 65 soldiers, including American “Green Beret” Gregory A. Fronius, in a single three-hour battle. The surprise attack on the El Paraiso camp occurred on April 1, 1987 – shortly after Castro spy Ana Montes visited the camp as part of a five-week familiarization visit to the (then) war-torn nation. Montes then shared numerous U.S. secrets with her handler – to include the precise time to attack — on a date she knew 75% of El Paraiso’s garrison would be away conducting counter-insurgency operations.


  1. If this happens, there is going to be a subpoena served on Ana Belén Montes. The purpose of the subpoena will be to reopen a case. A federal case, wherein, Ana Belén Montes, through her—once—impeccable reputation throughout Washington DC inner-governmental agency circles and the Washington DC deep intelligence and national security inside connections, when Ana Belen Montes definitely had the right influencers, within her reach in Washington DC, for the simple task, for her, to get middle management members´ attention, at the Dept. of Education, onto and against someone who wrote a full-page, self-funded ($15,000) newspaper article and who wrote about a very serious national security theme to the United States.

    Such influencers used by Ana Belen Montes would serve as a device for her to manipulate and thereby fabricate an investigation and later indict the writer of that self-funded, full-page newspaper article, which pointed to Cuba´s interference in United States national security. Meanwhile, inadvertently, to the writer—the newspaper article´s content actually served to point the DIA directly to her. The newspaper article cited and proved, unequivocally, that CUBA WAS A RISK FACTOR TO THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND ITS NATIONAL SECURITY. Precisely, at a time when Ana Belén Montes, as the top Senior intelligence Officer at the Department of Defense and the intelligence Officer who guided the formulation of the policy of the United States toward Cuba, falsely convinced the U.S. Intelligence community and the “White House” that Cuba WAS NO LONGER A RISK FACTOR TO UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY AND ITS INTELLINECE APPARATUS. The DIA took an old and closed investigation that had been conducted during the 1990´s without any findings and reopened it, directing two intelligence Officers to target an investigation against Ana Belen Montes. Why had she falsely guided and formulated a policy toward Cuba telling Cuba was NO LONGER A RISK FACTOR in contrast to the writer´s newspaper article, which proved CUBA WAS DINITELY A RISK FACTOR. It was on June 28, 2000, the newspaper article was published. The newspaper published the writers’ full-page articled, positioned right next to President Clinton´s agenda. The writer signed the full-page and self-funded newspaper article with a pseudo last name; the writer NEVER used such last name or the pseudo last name NEVER appeared in the writer´s social security card, driver´s license, naturalization papers, as a child immigrant from Cuba in 1961, nor the last name in the contract name as signed with the U.S. Department of Education. The writer was indicted under the newspapers article pseudo last name placed there in the signature of the newspaper article, by the writer, as a booby-trap to uncover any potential retaliation, yet, it was a pseudo last name never appearing in documentation belonging to the writer.

    A top officer at the U.S. Department of Education told the writer of the newspaper article, the order came directly from Washington DC and not from the New York Office where the writer´s school was in its jurisdiction. The writer called the OIG office (Office of the Inspector General) and gave the writer´s accountant a clean audit. The school owned by the writer never provided as its financial policy “student loans”, as do 99.9 % of all schools who do earn an income in the United State. Ana Belen Montes instigated the FALSE, premeditated and fabricated investigation against the writer after she got calls from her handlers who also called the newspaper salesman who took the writer’s placement order. The newspaper salesman indicated the caller had a very thick Spanish accent and wanted to find out who the writer was. Ana Belén Montes working for COMMUNIST CUBA and betraying the United States went against the writer with a vengeance, because the writer put a spotlight on her by citing that CUBA WAS A RISK FACTOR TO THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY. What if her bosses read the newspaper article´s juxtaposed position to her and raised suspicion right away? Cuba needs to open-up the vernacular channels to democracy in the nation if it truly wants a democracy. But such is not the case, specially, with the Soviet Union´s disappearance. Raul Castro is and has been a fervent follower of the policies of the nation of China where internet portals, such as google and democracy are still in question—or are containment mode and where as long as its citizens remain “cogent and aligned to the powers that be”—all of it suffocated by the burgeoning economic recovery that has taken place since President Richard Nixon, in 1972, visited China and opened it up, together in tandem with the Chinese toward a new era until present day. Yet, the Chinese have done all along their fair share of spying in various dimensions; military, intelligence and industrial espionage. It’s the way of the world.






    Here´s what Assata Shakur´s attorney had to say about the unfair trial this black woman underwent during the days of the reign of J. Edgar Hoover “Director of the FBI for Life”, in a U.S. court of law that made a similar unfair determination and equally unjust as the recent grand jury investigations conducted of the killings that have very recently been conducted in 2014 by policemen in the United States of America, which has serve to create widespread chaos, agony, disgust and widespread civil unrest in this nation.

    “As a member of Assata’s New Jersey trial legal defense team, and her appeal lawyer, I think a correct statement of the circumstances of New Jersey Trooper Werner Foerster’s death as established by exhibits, trial testimony and forensic evidence and that conclusively repudiate the revisionist lies now being advanced by the State of New Jersey as “fact”, need to be repeated.

    It is to be remembered that the only surviving eyewitnesses to the NJ Turnpike shoot-out were (1) Sundiata Acoli, (2) Trooper Harper, (3) Assata and (4) the driver of a car traveling along the NJ Turnpike at the time of the incident. Zayd Malik Shakur, a passenger, was killed during the shootout.

    1. Sundiata did not testify at trial, nor did he make any pre-trial statements.

    2. Harper’s testimony and actions are contained in the following documents (admitted into evidence)

    a. The three official investigative reports prepared by Harper, in which he wrote that after he stopped the Pontiac, he ordered Sundiata to the back of the car to show his driver’s license to Trooper Foerster who had arrived at the scene. That Sundiata complied without incident. That as he looked into the inside door of the Pontiac to check the registration, Foerster yelled at him and held up an ammunition clip. He stated that at the same time Assata reached into a red pocketbook, removed a gun from it and fired at him. That he immediately ran to the rear of his car and fired at Assata, who had emerged from the car, and was firing at him from a prostrate position alongside of the Pontiac. And it was at this point that he shot her. (admitted into evidence)

    b. His Grand Jury testimony where he swore under oath to the truth of the statements he had made in his 3 official reports. (admitted into evidence)

    c. Trial transcripts of his testimony at both Sundiata’s and Assata’s trials where he admitted, under cross-examination, that he had lied in all three of his official reports and in his Grand Jury testimony. That the truth was that Foerster had never shown him an ammunition clip; that Foerster had not yelled to him; that he had not seen a gun in Assata’s hand while she was seated in the car; that Assata did not shoot him from the car; and that he had not seen a red pocketbook.

    d. Audio tapes of the official recorded NJ Turnpike radio communications between all NJ State Trooper cars traveling the Turnpike near the scene of the shoot-out, dated May 2, 1973, which revealed that two additional turnpike patrol cars, those driven by Trooper Robert Palenchar and Trooper Woerner Foerster, had been ordered to aid Harper at the stop prior to the shoot-out. (admitted into evidence)

    e. The verbatim, hand-written record of what transpired inside the NJ Turnpike Administration Building when Harper entered it at or about 1AM on May 2, 1973, to report the shoot-out to Sergeant Chester Baginski who was in charge of maintaining the official record of turnpike occurrences on that (refereed to as the Station Bible). Harper reported that he had just been involved in a shoot-out after he had stopped a Pontiac containing three Black people, two men and a woman, that he had been wounded, and that the Pontiac was proceeding South on the turnpike. He gave the license plate number, but did not mention that Trooper Foerster had arrived at the scene. (admitted into evidence)

    f. Audio tapes of the investigation conducted by Detective Sgt. First Class Richard H. Kelly in the Administration Building at 7:37AM that morning to determine why over an hour elapsed from the time Harper entered the Administration Building that night and the discovery of Foerster’s body. Statements by each of the troopers present when Harper came into the Administration Building revealed that Harper had not reported Foerster’s presence at the scene and that no one was aware of the fact that Foerster lay on the road beside his car in front of the Administration building for over an hour, when his body was accidentally discovered by Trooper O’Rourke who had left the Administration building to investigate the scene of the shoot-out, less than 200 yards away. (admitted into evidence)

    3. Assata testified that Harper stopped the car without any known reason, shot her with her arms raised at his demand, and then shot her in the back as she was turning to avoid his bullets. Almost mortally wounded, and semi-conscious, she climbed into the backseat of the Pontiac to avoid further bullets. Sundiata drove the car five miles down the road and parked it, where she remained until State Troopers dragged her onto the road.

    4. A driver traveling north along the turnpike at the time of the incident testified at trial that he had seen a State Trooper struggling with a Black man between a parked white vehicle and a State Trooper car whose overhead revolving lights lit up the area. He was unable to identify the Black man, and further stated that he saw no one else on the road or at the scene. He immediately reported what he had seen to New Jersey Police Headquarters.

    It therefore remained only forensic evidence to help determine the facts of that night as much as they could be determined. The forensic evidence examined by both the New Jersey crime laboratory in Trenton, New Jersey and FBI crime laboratories in Washington, D.C. established the following:

    1. The finger print analyses of every gun and every piece of ammunition found at the scene showed there were no fingerprints of Assata found on any of them. (The official analyses admitted into evidence)

    2. Neutron Activation Analysis taken immediately after Assata was taken to the hospital that night showed there was no gun power residue on her hands. Effectively refuting the possibility that she had fired a gun. (The official analyses were admitted into evidence)

    3. As a result of the bullet Harper shot under her armpit, while her arms were raised in, her median nerve was severed, immediately paralyzing her entire right arm, shattering her clavicle, and lodging in her chest so close to her heart that an operation to remove it was not feasible. A neurologist testified to that fact at the trial.

    4. A pathologist testified that “There is no conceivable way that the bullet could have traveled over to the clavicle if her arm was down. That trajectory is impossible.”

    5. A surgeon testified that “it was anatomically necessary that both arms be in the air for Ms. Chesimard to have received the wounds she did.”

    The state offered no expert witnesses to refute this medical testimony.

    6. Photographs depicting the gunshot entry wound under her armpit and the entry would of the bullet Harper shot into her back were admitted into evidence during the trial.

    Therefore, since no evidence existed that proved Assata fired the bullet that killed Trooper Foerster, why was she found guilty of his murder? There are several explanations:

    The first is that the climate of hatred, prejudice and racism that had so contaminated the Middlesex County jury pool in 1973 that a change of venue was ordered, continued to exist in 1977. The unanimous opinion of the 1973 jury pool was “If she’s Black, she’s guilty.” After three defense motions for change of venue, Judge Leon Gerofsky granted the motion, stating, “It was almost impossible to obtain a jury here comprised of people willing to accept the responsibility of impartiality so that defendants will be protected from transitory passion and prejudice.” The trial was then moved to Morris County where Assata’s trial was severed from Sundiata’s because of her pregnancy.

    In 1977 Assata began trial for the second time in this same Middlesex County, and this time jury nullification was insured: The jurors chosen to determine Assata’s guilt or innocence consisted of five jurors who were either relatives or close personal friends of state troopers or of state law enforcement officers.

    However, Assata was not convicted of firing the shot that killed Trooper Foerster. She was convicted as an accomplice to his murder under New Jersey’s “aiding and abetting” statute. Under New Jersey law, if a person’s presence at the scene of a crime can be construed as “aiding and abetting” the crime, that person can be convicted of the substantive crime itself. Judge Theodore Appleby charged the jury that they were permitted to speculate that Assata’s “mere presence” at a scene of violence, with weapons in the vehicle, was sufficient to sustain a conviction of the murder of Trooper Foerster. She was also convicted of possession of weapons – none of which could be identified as having been handled by her and of the attempted murder of Trooper Harper, who had sustained a flesh wound at the time of the shootout.

    Now, 32 years after her conviction, a new, fabricated version of Foerster’s death has emerged:

    There is absolutely no evidence to support statements made by Col. Joseph R. Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, who said that “It was later determined that Werner Foerster’s service weapon was ripped from his holster as he lay wounded on the pavement, and he was executed with two shots to the head from his own service weapon.”

    But his motivation for making those statements is clear:

    1. To justify Assata being placed on the domestic terror watch list along with Osama bin Ladin. He said, “Anyone with a mindset that would execute a police officer once they were on the ground is dangerous enough to be considered a domestic terrorism threat.” But Assata is the only person convicted of a single domestic crime who has been classified a terrorist and put on the terrorism watch list, thereby nullifying the very definition of “terrorism”

    2. To justify the $1 million dollar bounty to be paid from tax payers money. He said, “The reward money should make Chesimard a much more attractive quarry for professional bounty hunters.”

    New Jersey State Assembly Speaker, Albio Sires, a longtime member of CANF (Cuban American National Foundation, representing Cuban exiles), said: “If Cuba’s citizenry could be informed of the $1 million bounty and the real story of Chesimard’s crimes, there is an increased likelihood of her being brought to Justice…. We want the Cuban people to know the real story about Joanne Chesimard and not the deceptive representation advanced by the Castro regime. We want people to realize that she is not a hero and she is really a violent criminal who is wanted for killing a State Trooper and escaping justice.”

    By falsely asserting that Assata shot Foerster in the head while he lay helplessly on the ground, killing him “execution style”, the US Justice Department hopes to strip Assata of any of the sympathy and political support she now receives in the United States and from the citizens of Cuba. By labeling her a cold-blooded cop killer, the hope is that the real circumstances of the NJ Turnpike as well as all the years prior to that event during which time Assata was relentlessly hunted with the stated purpose of killing her on sight for having committed crimes of which the government knew she was innocent, will be forgotten.

    But even as official lies are now being manufactured to convert Assata into a terrorist, so that Cuba can be accused of “harboring a terrorist” and to justify kidnapping her, there are, in fact, two well-known and admitted, convicted terrorists who are now being given safe harbor in the United States.

    The US government has refused to extradite admitted terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles, (charged with the shoot down of a Cuban airliner in 1976, killing 73 civilians and convicted of other terrorist acts including the Bay of Pigs). The US government has also refused to extradite Posada’s convicted fellow terrorist, Orlando Bosch, who escaped from Venezuela and came to Miami in 1987 with the assistance of the CANF, Jeb Bush and his father, the then US Attorney, Gonzalez, who personally approved the bounty, also approved prisoner torture at Abu Ghreb. Or that the approval came after New Jersey resident, Michael Chertoff, was named Secretary of the Department of Homeland Defense.

    There are the facts. Let us not forget them.”

    Evelyn A. Williams
    Attorney For Assata Shakur


    ALSO, the City of Detroit Council members drew-up a resolution in support of this woman and you also must read this to get the facts and know morebefore you opine. Far to many cases of injustice are being committed in U.S. Courts and later reversed and this is the case here as well tried during a time when black and white divisionism and racism in this nation was rampant as it is today in 2014.

    Detroit Watson
    Jo Ann Watson


    Pervasive and unrelenting police terrorism directed at communities of color during the 19605 made necessary the formation of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, and

    Numerous dedicated and courageous young people of African ancestry enlisted in the ranks of the Black Panther Party to monitor and deter police violence, and to staff community service programs aimed at providing food, health care, legal assistance, transportation and other services to Black and other poor people living in poverty, and

    One of the committed individuals who joined the Black Panther Party was Assata Shakur, and

    J. Edgar Hoover, then-Director of the FBI, proclaimed that the Black Panther party was “the greatest threat to the internal security” of the United States, and

    The FBI commenced an illegal campaign of terror against the Black Panther Party that came to be known as “COINTELPRO” (Counter-lntelligence Program), and

    In the face of increasing government violence directed at the Black Panther Party, and other activists, Assata Shakur became one of many targets of government surveillance, harassment and Intimidation, and

    On May 2, 1973, Shakur and others in a vehicle in which she was traveling became the victims of racial profiling when they were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike, allegedly because of a broken tail-light, and

    Shakur reported that, during the stop, she was shot twice after she had complied with the New Jersey State Trooper demand that she raise her hands, and

    During the stop, fatal gunshot wounds were sustained by a State Trooper and one of Shakur’s companions, and

    Shakur was later charged with both deaths and then tried before an all-white jury, and

    Notwithstanding the fact that defense lawyers presented objective medical and other evidence that substantiated Shakur’s contention that her hands were raised when she was shot, she was nevertheless convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment plus 33 years, and

    Shakur reported that she endured torture and continuing threats of violence while in the custody of police and prison officials, and

    Shakur escaped from Clinton Correctional Institution in 1979 after she concluded that her life was in danger and that she had no hope of receiving justice, and

    Even though Shakur was ultimately granted political asylum in Cuba, New Jersey and Federal officials have pursued her relentlessly since her escape, and

    No extradition treaty exists between the United States and Cuba, and consequently there are no legal grounds for demanding Shakur’s return to U.S. shores, and

    On May 2,2005, the U.S. Justice Department announced that it is offering an extraordinary one million dollar bounty for Shakur’s capture, notwithstanding the fact that supporters contend that she has been repeatedly denied the following and other human rights recognized under international law: freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention and exile; freedom from torture, and cruel and inhuman or degrading treatment; a presumption of innocence at trial; and the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution; and

    The bounty is likely to encourage illegal and unjustifiable kidnapping attempts that will place Shakur’s life in jeopardy, and

    Shakur’s supporters have proclaimed Sunday, July 17, 2005 as “International Hands Off Assata Day”; NOW THEREFORE BE IT

    That the City Council for the City of Detroit calls upon the U.S. Justice Department to demonstrate respect for U.S. and intemutional law by immediately withdrawing the offer to pay a one million dollar bounty for the capture of Assata Shakur; and


    That the City Council for the City of Detroit proclaims its support for “International Hands Off Assata Day” on Sunday, July 17,2005.

    July 20, 2005

    Contact Information
    JoAnn Watson
    1340 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
    2 Woodward Ave
    Detroit, MI 48226
    (313) 224-4535 (office)
    (313) 224-1524 (fax)


    Let us not asume that because a U.S. Court of justice tried this woman was tried fairly and judged by what was an ALL WHITE JURY.

    I want people in this forum who think to know what this woman has expressed.

    Her case is more relevant today than ever because of the fact that people of black color in 2014 are being killed in the streets of the United States by policemen under very extenuating suspect circumstances this has moved this nation to civil unrest throughout many parts of this nation:

    Now, let us examine what this nation did with the murderous officers of the SS who were gultiy of having killed 6,000,000 jews duriung world war II. We have them save harbor and are now questioning Cuba for giving one woman of black color who was persecuted by issue of racism and wherein the facts prove she did not kill a police officer except a police officer shot her companion killed him and injured her.

    Officers from the Hitler´s SS where part of “Operation Paperclip” which was from the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) program in which over 1,500 German scientists, technicians, and engineers from Nazi Germany and other foreign countries were brought to the United States for employment in the aftermath of World War II. It was conducted by the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), and in the context of the burgeoning Cold War. One purpose of Operation Paperclip was to deny German scientific expertise and knowledge to the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom, as well as inhibiting post-war Germany from redeveloping its military research capabilities.

    Although the JIOA’s recruitment of German scientists began after the Allied victory in Europe on May 8, 1945, U.S. President Harry Truman did not formally order the execution of Operation Paperclip until August 1945. Truman’s order expressly excluded anyone found “to have been a member of the Nazi Party, and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazi militarism”. However, those restrictions would have rendered ineligible most of the leading scientists the JIOA had identified for recruitment, among them rocket scientists Wernher von Braun, Kurt H. Debus and Arthur Rudolph, and the physician Hubertus Strughold, each earlier classified as a “menace to the security of the Allied Forces”.

    To circumvent President Truman’s anti-Nazi order and the Allied Potsdam and Yalta agreements, the JIOA worked independently to create false employment and political biographies for the scientists. The JIOA also expunged from the public record the scientists’ Nazi Party memberships and regime affiliations. Once “bleached” of their Nazism, the scientists were granted security clearances by the U.S. government to work in the United States. Paperclip, the project’s operational name, derived from the paperclips used to attach the scientists’ new political personae to their “US Government Scientist” JIOA personnel files.

  3. Our government should not trade Ana Montes for Shakkur. Montes in the hands of the Castro regime represents a great danger to the US. Montes may not have in her possession any actual classified information of value to the Cubans but she has operational information that may serve the Cuban government. The Cubans are looking for a piece of information that Montes may know. The Cuban government interest in Montes arose right after the crisis with Russia.

  4. Shakkur is a runaway criminal but is not endangering the United States of America, however I am not saying that she should not be brought to justice. Ana Montes with her operational experience working for the DIA for two decades prior to her arrest is a danger to the security of our nation. Our government should not authorize this exchange,for the safety of our nation. Shakkur murdered a deputy Sheriff and Montes is an ideological enemy of the US with ample knowledge of intelligence capable of passing all her experience to our enemies. I think our government should place both factors in a balance and make a rational decision.

  5. If the Castro dynasty turns over “Black revolutionary” Assata Shakur to the U.S., it will destroy their internationalist revolutionary rhetoric founded in the 1960s at the Tricontinental and OLAS meetings in Havana to foment world revolution. It will also open the way for the deportation of Puerto Rican “independence fighters” William Morales of the FALN and Victor Gerena of the Macheteros. This will be a betrayal of the dictatorship’s solidarity with Puerto Rican independence. There are about 100 U.S. fugitives in Cuba who will also be making their way back, including Charlie Hill, a cop killer of the “Republic of New Afrika.” None of this would be possible if Fidel Castro was not senile. There will be nothing revolutionary about the Castro dynasty caving in to “U.S. imperialism” and living under its shadow like the former dictatorial dynasties of Somoza and Trujillo. American Black radicals will also feel betrayed that a Black president and a Black U.S. Attorney will imprison Shakur, who at the age of 68 is destined to die in jail.

    • We cannot negate the fact Cuban and American diplomat negotiators are presently holding talks—of a diplomatic nature of sorts—on the issue of a direct swap between a United States born citizen, now a Cuban resident named Assata Shakur and a present United States federal prisoner, Ana Belén Montes.

      Assata Shakur was sentenced, over three decades ago in the State of New Jersey, under judicially questionable and procedurally flawed legal circumstances. Yet, notwithstanding, she—Assata Shakur—was, in fact, sentenced regarding a case, which originated within a criminal scenario, ostensibly plausible and reasonable, she was—based on statutory law—clearly placed on the scene of the crime as a participant, or a collaborator. As such, the law clearly allows for a finding; she aided and abetted—that is—should a new judicial review of the case be conducted, after revisiting and upholding prior found forensic evidence presented during trial, which unequivocally proved—although ignored—she, Assata Shakur, actually did not pull the trigger to kill a cop. Ana Belén Montes is presently held in custody in the United States after being sentenced for spying against this nation, while unduly working—under deceit and treason—in the United States Armed Forces intelligence sector.

      I believe there are questions that need to be answered to ascertain the actual importance and political relevance of these events now unfolding:

      1.) Where—and from whom—did these negotiators get clearance in Cuba and in the United States to commence negotiations?

      2.) Did clearance, on the United States side, come from President Obama to proceed (after all, it was an Executive Order, which started the talks with Cuba and after all that time) and, in Cuba, did clearance come from Raúl Castro; to proceed with the nature of such negotiations?

      3.) Has any consideration been given to any potential fallout and has such potential fallout been determined and analyzed from such an exchange between Cuba and the United States?

      4.) Does the world in the context of today´s time, care if such a swap results in the destruction of Cuba´s internationalist revolutionary rhetoric founded in the 1960s at the Tricontinental and OLAS meetings in Havana to foment world revolution. Or—and if—such will also open the way for the deportation of Puerto Rican “independence fighters” William Morales of the FALN and Victor Gerena of the Machetero?

      5.) Does the world today care, more particularly citizens in a bankrupted Puerto Rico, (bankrupted at the tune of $72 billion), and who are more than ever dependent on the federal government for financial survival, further, now catalogued as a zica virus tourist destination? Or do Puerto Ricans care—in the independentist party, such party now fallen into the political basement with a 1% constituency level in the island—if this will be a betrayal of the dictatorship’s solidarity with Puerto Rican independence.

      I believe, Fidel Castro and Raúl Castro know—extremely well—and they also sense and quietly fear, the evident and gradually growing latent insurgence among Cuba´s rising young population. This is not the kind of “stuff” one hears on the news every day. Yet, such insurgence is present daily. It cannot now be ignored, nor contained from its continuous gradual crescendo, as the two Castro brothers—who fashioned their so-called grandiose Revolución Cubana under their own imagery and personas—get older. Such is, precisely, what the Castros seek; to buy time until their natural demise arrives, reasonably expected just few short years away by law of nature, no one can fight. Not even Muhammad Ali, “The so-called Greatest”, yet, an American Muslim. I also believe the age of Somoza, Trujillo and of the Black radical movements, such as the former and forgotten Black Panthers is a bygone conclusion. They are nowhere to be heard today. Not even Angela Davis. Such characters cannot be factored into any determined and analyzed fallout equation of the Castro brothers, as anything of significance now, in the beginning of the twenty first century and in the midst of the Millennials’ milieu. Millenials just don´t care or give a damn about the past. In contrast, the Cuban people in Cuba—now—know how the Yuma (street Cuban lingo for United States) works and operates. And you know what? They now know Fidel Castro is a big liar.

      Cubans in the island are waiting with anticipation for Fidel Castro to die and Raúl Castro to go away, so they can get-on with their lives after all that time. Travel between Havana and Miami has become, so commonplace, the social infrastructure of the heard it through the grapevine is chipping away at the library of old tired, useless Castro rhetoric. Cuba will rise again as in its heyday when the Cuban peso was worth a few cents more than the almighty dollar, when there were more radios per capita in Cuba than any other country in the world. A place where tourism was king and centerfold, an island that by today´s standards would be the Japan of Latin America, no doubt. This is note hearsay, it´s based on statistical data recorded in primary source documentation. Cuba will be a powerhouse Latin American nation once again, and that´s what makes this whole process moot and useless by the guidance of the powers that presently be.

  6. Montes needs to complete the sentence that she is serving. Shakkur is not a threat to the safety of the US, Montes is a threat to the safety of our nation. I am not saying that Shakkur should not be brought to justice but not in a prisoner exchange. She murdered a Law enforcement officer but she never handled classified information neither she had intelligence knowledge to pass to the Castro regime..

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