Diana Nyad Desecrates 50,000 Graves
Humberto Fontova | Sep 06, 2013
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
“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
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.
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