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USAID Exposed in Cuba – What it Tells Us About US Subversion Worldwide, by Tony Cartalucci

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December 13, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) – Revealed in an Associated Press (AP) investigation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had for two years attempted to create and exploit a social network within Cuba for the purpose of sparking unrest and overthrowing the Cuban government. The program was an abject failure, primarily because the Cuban government took the necessary measures to investigate, interrogate, and otherwise disrupt what was foreign-backed sedition.

AP would reveal in its report titled, “US co-opted Cuba’s hip-hop scene to spark change,” that:

The program is laid out in documents involving Creative Associates International, a Washington, D.C., contractor paid millions of dollars to undermine Cuba’s communist government. The thousands of pages include contracts, emails, preserved chats, budgets, expense reports, power points, photographs and passports.

The work included the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” social network and the dispatch of inexperienced Latin American youth to recruit activists, operations that were the focus of previous AP stories.

Far from the first time USAID and other US organizations claiming to be aiding in development but in fact engaged in political subversion, the Cuban program itself was based on another US-backed program used to topple the government of Serbia in 2000, AP would reveal.

The USAID operation involved money covertly funneled into Cuba through front companies and offshore banks. USAID, despite the evidence, has wholly denied the operation, as has other US organizations caught in blatant political subversion.

Regarding USAID’s denial, AP would report:

“Any assertions that our work is secret or covert are simply false,” USAID said in a statement Wednesday. Its programs were aimed at strengthening civil society “often in places where civic engagement is suppressed and where people are harassed, arrested, subjected to physical harm or worse.”

If by “civil society,” USAID means networks of political subversion operating in the interests of Wall Street and Washington, then that is precisely what USAID was doing in Cuba, and does elsewhere around the world. However, USAID’s insistence that none of its work was “secret or covert” is simply a lie.

AP, in another report titled, “5 things to know about USAID’s Cuban hip-hop plan,” would reveal that USAID covered up its Cuban program under the guise of “health and civic programs.”  The same report would claim that USAID funding was hidden from the Cubans themselves involved in the program, adding an extra layer of duplicity and deceit.

What USAID’s Cuban Subversion Tells Us About US Subversion Globally 

1. The United States is engaged in political subversion around the world, disguised as “democracy promotion” and even development aid for “health and civic programs.”

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‘PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTS’ IN HK, by Andre Vltchek

Westerners mingle with local protesters. Many questions and much incomprehension, side by side.
Westerners mingle with local protesters. Many questions and much incomprehension, side by side.

For decades Hong Kong has been a turbo-capitalist, extremely consumerist, and aggressive society. Its people are facing some of the most unrealistic prices on earth, particularly for housing…

What is it? It is not orange or green, and definitely not red!  It has an umbrella as its symbol. ‘That humble umbrella’, as many people in Hong Kong are often saying.

But is it really benign?

We are talking, of course, about the ‘democracy protests’ in Hong Kong, also known as ‘the Umbrella Movement’; the latest addition of the ‘popular uprisings’ promoted by the West!

 Superman ready for anything. Good photo op for Western  cameras.

Superman ready for anything. Good photo op for Western cameras.

At the North Point in Hong Kong, near Kowloon Ferry, a middle-aged man is waving a banner that reads “Support Our Police”. On the photo, the tents and umbrellas of the ‘pro-democracy’ ‘Occupy Central’ protest movement (also known as the ‘Umbrella Movement’) are depicted in sepia, a depressing color.

“Are you against the protesters?” I ask the man.

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On the Hong Kong “Occupy Central” protests

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The Western media is now throwing its full weight behind the Hong Kong “Occupy Central” protests – they’ve been featured on at least 2 of the US State Department’s TIME Magazine covers and stories like NYT’s “Stars Backing Hong Kong Protests Pay Price on Mainland” attempt to appeal to the most base emotions …

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/world/asia/hong-kong-stars-face-mainland-backlash-over-support-for-protests.html

Why the emotional appeal? Because rationally and logically the protests have been exposed as yet more US meddling around the globe (http://journal-neo.org/2014/10/24/hong-kong-s-umbrellas-are-made-in-usa/). If the protest has been fully exposed as foreign meddling, why shouldn’t anyone supporting it now pay a “price” on the mainland?

And it is not Beijing simply squashing these people. No one is hiring these “stars” now involved in the fake protests in Hong Kong. Ironically, all these protesters bleat about is “freedom to choose,” well businesses and labels are “choosing” to boycott people involved in the protests – and here we see the hypocrisy and fraud behind the protests – yet again.

It’s about choosing what the protesters want, not choosing what everyone genuinely wants. And of course what the protesters want is clearly what the US State Department wants – elections their well funded and backed fraudulent proxies can run in and win before carrying out US foreign policy aimed at dividing and destroying China.

China has voted, and they’ve voted “no thanks.”

Tony Cartalucci maintains the Land Destroyer Report and is an independent American geopolitical analyst based in Thailand.

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