These Castro agents also infiltrated the Cuban-exile group Brothers to the Rescue, who flew unarmed planes to rescue Cuban rafters in the Florida Straits, also known as the “Cemetery without Crosses.” Estimates of the number of Cubans who met horrible deaths in the Cemetery without Crosses, run from 50-85,000. Brothers to the Rescue risked their lives almost daily — flying over the straits, alerting and guiding the Coast Guard to any balseros, and saving thousands of these desperate people from joining their forsaken compatriots. It’s worth mention here that prior to the Cuban Revolution, the island country took in more immigrants per-capita than the U.S., including the Ellis Island years.
By February of 1996, Brothers to The Rescue had flown 1,800 of these humanitarian missions and helped rescue 4,200 men, women, and children. That same month, however, the Cuban Five passed the flight plan for one of the Brothers’ humanitarian flights over the Cemetery without Crosses to Castro.
With this info in hand, Cuba’s top guns sprang to action. They jumped into their MIGs, took off, and valiantly blasted apart (in international air space) the lumbering and utterly defenseless Cessnas. Four members of the humanitarian flights were thus murdered in cold blood.
Three of these men were U.S. citizens, the other, a legal U.S. resident. Among the murdered was Armando Alejandre Jr., who came to the U.S. at age ten in 1960. His first order of business upon reaching the age of 18 was fulfilling his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. His next was joining the United States Marine Corps and volunteering for service in Vietnam. He returned with several decorations. As a member of Brothers to the Rescue, Alejandre often dropped flowers over the sea, in memory of the thousands that the Brothers had been unable to rescue in time. A man with a weapon or with both hands free to fight has always palsied Castro with fright. So, Castro waited for an occasion when Armando Alejandre Jr. and his Brothers were carrying flowers to make his move.
The premeditated atrocity against Alejandre and the Brothers is what added the “manslaughter” and “conspiracy to commit murder” charges (on top of the ones listed above, 26 charges total) against Dolores Huerta’s propaganda assignment from Fidel Castro.
Along with wailing against the “U.S. Embargo” and clamoring for the release of its terrorists in U.S. jails, note that the Castro regime also vents its spleen against a Frontpage contributor who seems to seriously get on its nerves. “David Horowitz and Jamie Glazov at Frontpage Magazine, animators of a conservative tabloid of calumny and rumor, have opened their doors for Humberto Fontova’s most scandalous libels against our Revolution,” declared Castro’s propaganda ministry. We will continue to expose the truth about this cruel dictatorship until Castro and his American apologists are put to shame.
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