Updated: 08/04/2007


Items here will cover the background and context for the threats to Cuba today.

Funding of USAID's Cuba Program, March 2003

"GOAL: Promote Rapid, Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba, Helping Develop Civil Society" Check out the goals of these programs and decide for yourself what sort of democracy and peace they allegedly seek.

Statement from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 13, 2003

Cuba rejects the escalation of U.S. government aggression towards their country, calling the expelling of 14 Cuban diplomats "an irrational act of revenge on Cuba by the U.S. government."

US Operations against Cuba background paper - (PDF Version)

This is our paper on the relevant terrorist, propaganda and financial interference led by operatives of the US government that have been directed at destabilizing and violating the sovereignty of Cuba.

(Secret memo exposes U.S. hypocrisy!) UPDATE ON THE CUBAN REFUGEE PROGRAM, from the US Interests Section in Cuba, Jan. 1994.

Migration Crisis Background paper - (PDF Version)

This is a guide to the recent (up to June, 2003) events leading up to the current crisis.

A Fatidic* Day in Cuba's Convulsive History - The Historic Struggle

An excellent report by Alberto N. Jones on the historical struggle of Cuba to obtain independence and resist US imperialism, from the earliest struggles to now. Dr. Jones is the President of the Caribbean American Children Foundation, an organization that fosters bonds of friendship and support with the Afro-Caribbean English speaking Communities of Cuba. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cuban American Alliance Education Fund.

* FATIDIC adjective: Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means: augural, divinatory, fatidical, mantic, oracular, prophetic, sibylline, vatic, vatical, vaticinal, visionary.

Operation Northwoods - The 1962 Secret Plan for War on Cuba: (See Douglas' detailed article)

The US Joint Chiefs of Staff secretly proposed to create a pretext for war on Cuba by launching terrorist attacks on US and Cuban citizens and blame it on Cuba. The documents obtained under a FOI request are now on the internet. As GWU's National Security Archive reports:

In his new exposé of the National Security Agency entitled Body of Secrets, author James Bamford highlights a set of proposals on Cuba by the Joint Chiefs of Staff code named OPERATION NORTHWOODS. This document, titled “Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba” was provided by the JCS to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13, 1962, as the key component of Northwoods. Written in response to a request from the Chief of the Cuba Project, Col. Edward Lansdale, the Top Secret memorandum describes U.S. plans to covertly engineer various pretexts that would justify a U.S. invasion of Cuba. These proposals - part of a secret anti-Castro program known as Operation Mongoose - included staging the assassinations of Cubans living in the United States, developing a fake “Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,” including “sink[ing] a boatload of Cuban refugees (real or simulated),” faking a Cuban airforce attack on a civilian jetliner, and concocting a “Remember the Maine” incident by blowing up a U.S. ship in Cuban waters and then blaming the incident on Cuban sabotage. Bamford himself writes that Operation Northwoods “may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government.” Body of Secrets; James Bamford; Anchor Books, (begin reading bottom page 78).

Operation Northwoods - Proof US Government Could Harm Americans, by William Douglas, details this plan to create terrorism. The FOI documents are in HTML and PDF form.

Friendly Fire: U.S. Military Drafted Plans to Terrorize U.S. Cities to Provoke War With Cuba By David Ruppe PDF form.

For different points of view and discussion on this amazing proposal, do a search at Google.
[Original Site for Douglas article]

El sistema político y electoral cubano - Cuban political and electoral system The Cuban political and electoral system.

NWC FACT SHEET ON CAFC: On December 8, 2003 the White House issued a statement revealing its clear intent to impose a regime change in Cuba accompanied by a fundamental overhaul of Cuban society overseen by its recently formed “Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba” (Press Release from NWC)

Mandate of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba This examination of CAFC was prepared by the Cuba Study Group of Santa Cruz County. Printable PDF Version

Updated: 12/27/2005