Skip to comments.Diana Nyad Desecrates 50,000 Graves
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 Nyads exact route from joining her celebration this week.
Many Cubans completed the hundred mile journey on flotation devices most of us wouldnt board outside a backyard swimming pool. Many more died horribly in the attempt, from dehydration, sunburn, drowning, sharks and machine-gunnings by Diana Nyads hosts and facilitators. Diana Nyad describes Castro-regime apparatchik Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich as a "good friend." Escrich runs the Castro-regimes 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 nations rejoicing over Diana Nyads amazing and inspiring feat! Youre a buzzkiller with bells on! Cant 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! Lets stop right there for now. Overlook for a second her Michael Moore-isms regarding Cubas 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 Castros 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 Agencys top Cuban spycatcher, now retired. When youre 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 bugsthe electronic surveillance type.
"My job was to bug visiting Americans 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 youre not there to help the regimes image abroad, youre not getting a visa, at least more than once. And if in the Stalinist regimes estimation you helped their image insufficiently, well, a little prodding might be applied, via blackmail. Upon publishing a book critical of the Castro regimes 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 Castros 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 marathons 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 Lindberghs flight across the Atlantic a lesser feat than Nyads 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 Americas 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 Nyads (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.
What’s not to praise and honor?
She’s homosexual. A democrat.
He (Castro) is a long-time Communist - with socialized medicine!
Diane Nyad is quite the little commie. “Proudly hung our Che Guevera posters”?! Communist Bitch!
Wasn’t familiar with all this? Thanks for everyone who posted info.
she’s a dyke and Dumocrap? No wonder ESPN went nuts.
Damn, if I knew about this bitch being a commie I would’ve poured blood over the path to attract the sharks.
Didn’t know either, nothing is as it seems in Demonland, is it.
How odd that not the tiniest bit of her history with Cuba got in any of the gazillions of news reports.
I wish the rats would just be honest, and make it official, by changing their name, to the Communist Party USA.
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.
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.
“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.
I think Nyad should swim back to Cuba.
She’s a Lesbian?? Is EVRYONE GAY???
Where were the sharks when you need them?
Where were the sharks when you need them?
Is EVRYONE GAY???..I’m not, thailor. (wink, wink.)
from dehydration, sunburn, drowning, sharks and machine-gunnings... Sounds like one of my tuna fishing expeditions. I gotta get a new Captain.
Yep, that too.
Is everybody homosexual?
No. But everybody the democraps publicize is either homosexual, socialist, communist, pro-abortion, environmental, or racist.
Boy, Dyan is a lesbian that needs a shave pretty bad. /s
Why is she in the news....who cares what she did.
Read article and see post 14.
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.
Awesome post my FRiend!
No wonder Hillary claimed such a affinity with her.
We are giving North Korea nuclear plants?
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.
I also bet she did not swim much during that trip, it was fake.
Are you saying that some athletes cheat during sporting events? Say it ain’t so!
especially commies in communist countries putting on propaganda
believe it or not
No, just the ones the media is interested in promoting.
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.
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