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Diana Nyad Desecrates 50,000 Graves
Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2013 | Humberto Fontova

Posted on 09/06/2013 9:49:04 AM PDT by Kaslin

Please excuse the families of an estimated 50 thousand freedom-seekers (men women, children, infants) who died horribly on Diana Nyad’s exact route from joining her celebration this week.

Many Cubans completed the hundred mile journey on flotation devices most of us wouldn’t board outside a backyard swimming pool. Many more died horribly in the attempt, from dehydration, sunburn, drowning, sharks and machine-gunnings by Diana Nyad’s hosts and facilitators. Diana Nyad describes Castro-regime apparatchik Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich as a "good friend." Escrich runs the Castro-regime’s Hemingway Marina from where Nyad started her swim, and from where the patrol boats and Soviet helicopters would depart to machine-gun the desperate freedom-seekers.

Over twenty-times as many Cubans have died attempting to escape Cuba as Germans died trying to escape East Germany. And prior to Castroism, Cuba was inundated with more immigrants per-capita (primarily from Europe) than was the U.S.

In one day July 13th 1994 43 freedom-seeking Cubans drowned, 11 of them children. Carlos Anaya was 3 when he drowned, Yisel Alvarez 4. Helen Martinez was 6 months old.

“For crying out loud, Humberto!” comes the chorus of complaints. “The entire nation’s rejoicing over Diana Nyad’s amazing and inspiring feat! You’re a buzzkiller with bells on! Can’t you give politics a rest! Nyad herself left all politics out of her triumphal swim! Geeesh!”

Not so fast, amigos. “Millions of us worldwide, but especially here in the United States, have been fascinated by the mystique of this "forbidden" island so close to our shores, “wrote Nyad in her Huffington Post column last year. ”We are aware of the advanced level of medicine and general education on the island. We have installed proud posters of Che (Guevara) on our college room walls… as someone who grew up with many Cuban friends in South Florida someone who has now visited Havana some 30 times..”

Whoops! Let’s stop right there for now. Overlook for a second her Michael Moore-isms regarding Cuba’s “healthcare,” her parroting of the Castro script on this issue. Skip her boastful idolatry of the psychopathic murderer, sadist, coward and doofus Che Guevara, who almost blasted Nyad and her entire family into cinders that would today fit neatly inside her swim cap.

Skip all that for now. Instead note how she boasts of repeatedly visiting Castro’s totalitarian fiefdom. For the benefit of those who came of political age after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Communist regimes do not issue celebrity visitor visas randomly. “The vetting procedure starts the regime receives your visa application,” reports Chris Simmons, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s top Cuban spycatcher, now retired. “When you’re smiling Cuban “guides” greet you at the airport they know plenty about you, and from several angles.”

Often they learn much more about you during your stay. “First thing I advised visiting Americans,” an official at the U.S. Interest Section told this writer “was to check their rooms for bugs—the electronic surveillance type.”

"My job was to bug visiting American’s hotel rooms,” confirms high-ranking Cuban intelligence defector Delfin Fernandez, “with both cameras and listening devices. And famous Americans are the priority objectives of Castro's intelligence."

In brief if you’re not there to help the regime’s image abroad, you’re not getting a visa, at least more than once. And if in the Stalinist regime’s estimation you helped their image insufficiently, well, a little “prodding” might be applied, via blackmail. Upon publishing a book critical of the Castro regime’s snooping on visitors and censorship of foreign journalists, for instance, Spanish reporter Vicente Botin promptly lost his Cuban visa. Yet Diana Nyad went back and forth from Castro’s fiefdom repeatedly.

How easy it might have been for Nyad to mention all the watery graves she swam over. Such a dedication during athletic contests is not unheard of. Take the Berlin Ultra-Marathon. We wanted to organize a 100-mile race partly to commemorate those who lost their lives on the wall and every year we remember a specific victim who was killed trying to cross." Explain the marathon’s organizers.

“(Nyad) said the Cuban authorities would have preferred that she swim toward the island rather than away from it,” disclosed a Miami Herald article during an earlier try in 2010, “as it may be construed as symbolic of the Cubans who flee the island. But she explained she could swim only in one direction because of the strong currents in the Gulf Stream.”

In other words, Nyad fully recognized the symbolism of her swim. She fully recognized that the Stalinist regime was promoting it. Only the direction of the currents prevented her from following the script exactly as delivered by the Stalinist regime. Still, the Stalinist regime should be very proud of her. She kept studiously mum on the issue of the estimated 50,000 un-marked graves she was swimming over.

Should anyone need further proof of Nyad's usefulness to the Castro regime, here's the adulatory coverage of her swims by the Castro regime's KGB-mentored propaganda organ.

An aside: was Charles Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic a lesser feat than Nyad’s swim? Many would say it was a greater one. But Lindbergh very briefly dallied with a totalitarian regime (Nazi Germany before the war and before the Holocaust.) Came the war and Lindbergh volunteered for combat against America’s Axis enemies and flew 50 combat missions in the Pacific.

No matter. That brief dalliance forever contaminated him in view of the establishment. The title of the PBS special on his life summed it up: “Lindbergh; Fallen Hero.”

But today the establishment focuses exclusively on Nyad’s (genuinely praiseworthy) swim. Her long and warm and public romance with the murderous and war-mongering totalitarian regime that facilitated her swim and used it for propaganda purposes matters not a wit, except to those dependably contrarian and buzz-killing Cuban-Americans.


TOPICS: Cuba; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: castroregime; communism; diananyad; illegal; immigration

1 posted on 09/06/2013 9:49:04 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What’s not to praise and honor?

She’s homosexual. A democrat.

He (Castro) is a long-time Communist - with socialized medicine!


2 posted on 09/06/2013 9:51:55 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Kaslin

Diane Nyad is quite the little commie. “Proudly hung our Che Guevera posters”?! Communist Bitch!


3 posted on 09/06/2013 9:55:14 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Kaslin

Wasn’t familiar with all this? Thanks for everyone who posted info.


4 posted on 09/06/2013 9:59:15 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

she’s a dyke and Dumocrap? No wonder ESPN went nuts.


5 posted on 09/06/2013 9:59:33 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: albie

Damn, if I knew about this bitch being a commie I would’ve poured blood over the path to attract the sharks.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 10:00:38 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Didn’t know either, nothing is as it seems in Demonland, is it.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 10:00:49 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Kaslin

How odd that not the tiniest bit of her history with Cuba got in any of the gazillions of news reports.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 10:01:38 AM PDT by floozy22
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
She’s homosexual. A democrat.

I wish the rats would just be honest, and make it official, by changing their name, to the Communist Party USA.

9 posted on 09/06/2013 10:02:10 AM PDT by Mark17 (Mark Levin: Barack Obama is a human wrecking ball)
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To: Mark17

Queermunist Party


10 posted on 09/06/2013 10:04:21 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Kaslin

Do I even have to guess Ms. Dyke-ad lives in the USA? Oh of course. Communism is great as long as me, myself, and I don’t have to live under it.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 10:08:22 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Kaslin

Although I do wonder something. We are chummy with the worst nations on earth. Pakistan is our ally, no matter what they do. We happily feed North Korea and give them nuclear plants. We fly CAS missions for Al Qeida in Libya and are secretly supporting them in Syria.
We are friends with Uganda. We are huge trade partners with the same Chinese government that brought us the Tienamen Square slaughter. Our clothes come from Vietnam and Cambodia.

But Cuba alone is the only nation i’m aware of with a complete trade embargo and a near full prohibition on normal citizens visiting there.

It’s odd. Everywhere else, including North korea, the official line is we will change them by interacting with trade. Only Cuba is excluded. I wonder if this is something to do with JFK assassination or something.


12 posted on 09/06/2013 10:10:01 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: max americana

“Damn, if I knew about this bitch being a commie”

Me either. Didn’t see a word of that detail anywhere in the coverage of the swim. Typical media spin. What they don’t tell us is usually at least as important as what they do.


13 posted on 09/06/2013 10:16:25 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Kaslin

I think Nyad should swim back to Cuba.


14 posted on 09/06/2013 10:16:46 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

She’s a Lesbian?? Is EVRYONE GAY???


15 posted on 09/06/2013 10:26:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

Where were the sharks when you need them?


16 posted on 09/06/2013 10:27:04 AM PDT by spincaster (Spincaster)
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To: Kaslin

Where were the sharks when you need them?


17 posted on 09/06/2013 10:27:04 AM PDT by spincaster (Spincaster)
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To: Ann Archy

Is EVRYONE GAY???..I’m not, thailor. (wink, wink.)


18 posted on 09/06/2013 10:28:12 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Kaslin

from dehydration, sunburn, drowning, sharks and machine-gunnings... Sounds like one of my tuna fishing expeditions. I gotta get a new Captain.


19 posted on 09/06/2013 10:31:46 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: clintonh8r
Queermunist Party

Yep, that too.

20 posted on 09/06/2013 10:36:07 AM PDT by Mark17 (Mark Levin: Barack Obama is a human wrecking ball)
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To: Ann Archy

Is everybody homosexual?

No. But everybody the democraps publicize is either homosexual, socialist, communist, pro-abortion, environmental, or racist.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 10:36:42 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Kaslin

Boy, Dyan is a lesbian that needs a shave pretty bad. /s


22 posted on 09/06/2013 10:50:02 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Kaslin

Why is she in the news....who cares what she did.


23 posted on 09/06/2013 11:14:41 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: kristinn

Read article and see post 14.


24 posted on 09/06/2013 11:14:58 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Kaslin

bump


25 posted on 09/06/2013 11:24:54 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Kaslin
She's just an athlete who did something remarkable. I didn't take away anything else from her press coverage.

Of course she was nice to the Cuban commies; she needed their agreement to let her make the swim.

I don't care if she's liberal or conservative. That's not why I follow sports.

26 posted on 09/06/2013 11:30:12 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: windsorknot
I think Nyad should swim back to Cuba.

Awesome post my FRiend!

27 posted on 09/06/2013 11:33:38 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
She’s homosexual.

No wonder Hillary claimed such a affinity with her.

28 posted on 09/06/2013 11:35:59 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: DesertRhino

We are giving North Korea nuclear plants?


29 posted on 09/06/2013 1:02:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Kaslin

Well written and well reasoned article. Basically she played footsie with depraved killers to further her own goals. And mouthed their slogans in so doing. I agree with the writer.


30 posted on 09/06/2013 1:05:23 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I also bet she did not swim much during that trip, it was fake.


31 posted on 09/06/2013 1:06:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Are you saying that some athletes cheat during sporting events? Say it ain’t so!


32 posted on 09/06/2013 1:23:33 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

especially commies in communist countries putting on propaganda

believe it or not


33 posted on 09/06/2013 1:24:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Ann Archy

No, just the ones the media is interested in promoting.


34 posted on 09/06/2013 1:25:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

This seems to be the year for accomplished queers to come out and do amazing things. Has she really been schmoozing with she who claimed to have been named for a famous mountain climber (before anyone ever heard of him)? That would explain a lot.


35 posted on 09/06/2013 7:14:11 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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