Skip to comments.Dangerous Cuba-Iran Kinship
Posted on 11/01/2007 7:48:41 AM PDT by RDTF
Scott Carmichael, a senior counterintelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency, recently confirmed continued intelligence sharing between Iran and Cuba. Additionally, Israeli sources report that during last year's meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Havana, Iranian and Cuban intelligence officers discussed increased collaboration in targeting the United States.
Close ties between Tehran and Havana have reportedly existed since Iran's revolutionary leadership came to power in 1979. Given both nations' sponsorship of terrorism, their continued collaboration imperils U.S. national security. In the past, Havana provided training and material to selected terrorist groups, some of which are Iranian allies. Today, Cuba remains a safe haven for some international terrorist groups and it allows safe transit to others. Furthermore, Iran's Interests Section and its Mission to the United Nations appear inadequately staffed for significant intelligence collection.
In 2006, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz -- a career officer in Cuba's premier foreign intelligence service, the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) -- visited with senior Iranian government officials. This meeting followed his October 2003 meeting with President Mohammad Khatami on expanded ties between Havana and Tehran.
Acting on behalf of Tehran, in July 2003, Cuban intelligence jammed the transmissions of the National Iranian Television (NITV), the Voice of America and three other Iran-bound broadcasts. The extended jamming coincided with Tehran's crackdown on the dissident commemoration of the historic 1999 student uprising.
Loral Skynet, owners of the targeted satellite, quickly traced the source of the jamming to a spot several miles outside of Havana. The location identified was the Cuban military intelligence's Bejucal Signals Intelligence site, which intercepts and jams radio and television signals with equal ease. NITV first broadcast from its Los Angeles-based station in March 2000. However, Iran promptly jammed the Hot Bird 5 satellite in its static orbit over France.
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Fidel might decide to go out with a Bang(launching a nuke)... in our soil. What better way for this demon to go than by striking a last, devastating blow to the great Satan?
The problems isn’t solely Cuba-Iran. It is Cuba-Venezuela-North Korea-China-Iran. Connect the dots.
We need to take over Cuba, throw out the Commies and Socialists......and establish a “beachhead” in the Caribbean to guard against Chavez’s type.
Yes, because the last 100 years of Cuban interventions were all so successful...
Cuba is an example of how embargos work. Bombs always work.