U.S. Government Caught Using Humanitarian HIV Program As Front To Foster Cuban Dissent

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Regular readers of Liberty Blitzkrieg will recall that earlier this year I highlighted how the U.S. government covertly created a “Cuban Twitter” called ZunZuneo in a failed attempt to overthrow the island nation’s regime. The elaborate plot was implemented under the umbrella of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which is responsible for overseeing billions of dollars in U.S. humanitarian aid. If you need a refresher, check out the post: Conspiracy Fact – How the U.S. Government Covertly Invented a “Cuban Twitter” to Create Revolution.

Well we now know that USAID went a lot further than that. Another scheme to unseat the Cuban government has now been revealed. This time with even more immoral foundations, and which could disrupt genuine humanitarian relief efforts the world over.

Incredibly, the U.S. government used an HIV program as a front to foster dissent amongst Cuba’s youth. The HIV-prevention workshop was even referred to as the “perfect excuse to recruit political activists.” Despicable.

From the Washington Post:

WASHINGTON — Fernando Murillo was typical of the young Latin Americans deployed to Cuba by a U.S. agency to work undercover. He had little training in the dangers of clandestine operations — or how to evade one of the world’s most sophisticated counter-intelligence services.


Their assignment was to recruit young Cubans to anti-government activism, which they did under the guise of civic programs, including an HIV prevention workshop. Murillo was instructed to check in every 48 hours and was provided with a set of security codes. “I have a headache,” for instance, meant the Costa Rican thought the Cubans were watching him and the mission should be suspended.


Over at least two years, the U.S. Agency for International Development — best known for overseeing billions of dollars in U.S. humanitarian aid — sent nearly a dozen neophytes from Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru to gin up opposition in Cuba. The danger was apparent to USAID, if not to the young operatives: A USAID contractor, American Alan Gross, had just been hauled away to a Cuban jail for smuggling in sensitive technology. He remains there still.


USAID hired Creative Associates International, a Washington-based company, as part of a civil society program against Cuba’s communist government. The same company was central to the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” — a messaging network revealed in April by The Associated Press, designed to reach hundreds of thousands of Cubans.


According to internal documents obtained by the AP and interviews in six countries, USAID’s young operatives posed as tourists, visited college campuses and used a ruse that could undermine USAID’s credibility in critical health work around the world: An HIV-prevention workshop one called the “perfect excuse” to recruit political activists, according to a report by Murillo’s group. For all the risks, some travelers were paid as little as $5.41 an hour.


Staging a workshop as a front to subvert a foreign government risked casting suspicion on USAID’s legitimate public health mission, including a more than $3 billion annual HIV program that the agency says has helped some 50 million people in nearly 100 countries.


“These programs are in desperate need of adult supervision,” said Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona and longtime critic of USAID’s Cuba programs. “If you are using an AIDS workshop as a front for something else, that’s … I don’t know what to say … it’s just wrong.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time the U.S. government has used humanitarian missions as fronts to carry out intelligence work. For example, we know for a fact that the CIA set up a fake vaccination program in Pakistan in an attempt to gather intelligence on Osama bin Laden. Once the CIA was caught, it “promised to never do it again.” I guess spying on Congress wasn’t covered under that promise.

So for all the horrific crimes of the CIA at home and abroad, how many intelligence employees are behind bars? Well one in particular comes to mind. John Kiriakou, the ex-spook who heroically blew the whistle on CIA torture has been imprisoned. The torturers themselves? Not so much.

Full article here.

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syntaxterror's picture

Imagine how the petulant, pouty faggots in DC would react lf nearby foreign governments were constantly trying to overthrow the world's most perfect government.

Nothing should surprise you anymore with a spook-run government. You got what you deserved lard asses. Enjoy.

Thought Processor's picture



"Imagine how the petulant, pouty faggots in DC would react lf nearby foreign governments were constantly trying to overthrow the world's most perfect government."


Or better yet imagine how they would react if their own people attempted to take back their government........


I'd imagine that it won't be pretty.

Future Jim's picture

America has a very progressive government ...

American Progressive Manifesto

It is self-evident that government has the power (or should have the power) to implement any good idea, and that when we are all on the same page, everyone benefits, but now, let’s think for ourselves, and explain why.

Effective government is necessary for the health and prosperity of everyone today and for future generations. A threat to government is thus a threat to the health and prosperity of everyone.

Government has some powers delegated from the power of individuals, such as the power to borrow and spend, and government also has unique powers that may not be legitimately exercised by individuals independently of government, such as the power to kill or to tax other individuals. Government thus has unique powers, not because they were delegated by individuals who do not possess such powers, but because those individuals agreed to be bound by government.

We know that 97% of individuals, if given the  choice, would agree to be bound by government rather than live without the benefits of government. Every individual instinctively knows that his life without government would be short, nasty, and brutish.

Although we would like to grant the 3% the right to live without government, many of those reactionaries would not get vaccinated, and many more would possess weapons. Therefore, it is self-evident that the health and prosperity of the other 97% dictate that all 100% of individuals must agree to be bound by government.

Everyone must be bound by government at all times, even when they disagree – especially when they disagree. Otherwise, Rule of Law would devolve into chaos and threaten the health and prosperity of everyone. No one can be above the law.

While we Progressives do not always agree with each other, we always accept the authority of government because effective government requires that 100% accept the authority of government. Anyone who does not accept the authority of government is thus a threat to the health and prosperity of everyone.

Some governments have committed atrocities in the past, but we will not let our government commit atrocities. However, individuals and businesses will always allow themselves to be ruled, and thus, if Progressives do not rule, then a worse faction would rule. Any other faction would be less effective and may even commit atrocities, and thus a threat to our rule is a threat to the health and prosperity of everyone. In other words, we are the good guys, in the vernacular, as it were.

Additionally, we know we are right. For all these reasons, it is thus legitimate for progressives to take any action up to and including killing any number smaller than a majority in order to maintain our rule. Obviously, if we had to kill a majority to maintain our rule, then our rule would not have been legitimate.

More important than maintaining our rule is defending government itself. Government would be justified in killing a majority rather than let anarchy prevail. Then, at least, the surviving minority would have the blessings of government.

More important than maintaining government and defending our rule is defending the future. For example, the defending the planet is the most critical element of defending the future, and thus we would be justified in killing all but a tiny remnant of individuals if that were necessary to stop a threat to the planet, such as Global Warming, but of course, if it were possible to save the planet by merely sterilizing (instead of killing) all but a small remnant of humanity, then we would do that instead.

Another threat to the future is bad genes. In order to improve the human gene pool, it could be necessary to kill and/or sterilize all but small remnant of humanity. It should be self-evident that any such eugenics program should begin with those reactionaries who are least progressive.

If we think for ourselves, we can deduce many other self-evident corollaries, such as the fact that it is OK to lie for our cause because we know we are right, and we know we are the good guys.

By now it should be clear that only by our rule can everyone experience the full blessings of government; and we will be benevolent rulers, but make no mistake, we mean to rule.


OldPhart's picture

Damned glad you pegged that '/satire' at the end.  Pretty disturbing read.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Except someone actually penned that. Sadly there are those that truly believe that shit. They should kill themselves, to save Mother Earth, and hence the future.

nmewn's picture

Tis true and yet another reason why .gov should be 1/10th its current size.

MalteseFalcon's picture

"Progressives" don't understand that it is not good to have too much of a good thing, no matter how "good" it seems.  We have had a century of over-weening government and we have O'd.  So even though the theory appeals intuitively, the law of diminishing returns took great effect some time ago.

Time to puke it all out.

Future Jim's picture

Yes, someone penned that satire.

I penned that satire.

I have spent years arguing with self-proclaimed American progressives one-on-one and I have watched the words and deeds of many others. Therefore, I was able to write their manifesto, which they could have written for themselves if they were able to be that honest with us and with themselves.

In other words … I can out them …

Progressivism in America can be summarized as the Soul of Animals trying desperately to exterminate the Soul of Humanity.

Never forget that most (maybe all) humans carry the Soul of Humanity and not just the Soul of Animals, so perhaps all Progressives can be saved if we appeal to the soul of their humanity and if we change the perverse incentives of our society that keep pressuring them to double down the failed flawed polices of the past.

0b1knob's picture

Didn't the "humanitarian" govenment of Cuba forcibly quarantine AIDS patients in isolation centers characterized by some Cubans as death camps?


nobodyimportant's picture

"humanitarian"??  reminds me of Waco, Texas.

rubiconsolutions's picture

AIDS = America Installs DictatorS

Seek_Truth's picture

Not that I condone this in any way, but ya gotta admit them butt-hole surfers do have a proclivity for activism, ya can't deny it.

Just sayin'.

RECISION's picture

The Amish have a technique for dealing with people like this - Shunning.

The rest of the world needs to start shunning the US.

syntaxterror's picture

The Amish won't shun the Great Lord Faggot Obama or they will be carpet bombed with depleted uranium shells!

McMolotov's picture

If I remember correctly, a few months ago the US was exposed for doing something similar in Pakistan. It's exactly this kind of garbage that reveals the whole "they hate us for our freedoms" meme to be a bunch of bullshit.

They hate us because Uncle Sam's a mega-douche.

Dr. Venkman's picture

Yes there was quite the uproar about it. Internationally condemned and Obama probably wrote a stern letter or played golf. Obviously, espionage is the raison d'être of USAID.

I am starting to suspect my friends that did Peace Corps. (Peace corpse-men)

DeadFred's picture

USAID is 50% CIA and 50% legit. I was just talking to a new employ of theirs who was mystified why she didn't have FBI agents calling on her friends and neighbors while her coworker did. I told her the stats and congratulated her on not working for the dark side of the force. Another friend signed on with them some years back and my wife and I were questioned by an FBI agent about him. I wasn't really close enough to him to know much but we still got the questions. All this for someone who will be working on a seed program in West Africa? I think not.

WillyGroper's picture

Why not for a seed program?

Probably sponsored by MonSATAN.

I understand their seed is such a hot commodity. Everyone wants them.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Yes, the old 'come out for free vaccines so we can test the blood and determine if Obama bin Laden (or his close family member) is nearby'.

steelrules's picture

Friend, I think the BRICS are working on that "Shunning"..


i_call_you_my_base's picture

Apparently they assign the fuck ups to Cuba.

Dr. Venkman's picture

Or geniuses. If I were a government stooge and assigned to Cuba, why would I push for change. The weather is quite nice.

kchrisc's picture

It is general knowledge for some that USAID was and is a CIA front.

CIA-Obama's mother was part of this and that is probably part of how he became involved with them.

Thought Processor's picture



That's right, I forgot about that.  


Shame on me.

angel_of_joy's picture

He's too dumb to be an op...

ebworthen's picture

A black top, or a white bottom - depending on his mood.

rwe2late's picture

"Lolo Soetoro was a colonel in the Indonesian armed forces and worked for the CIA-installed dictator, General Suharto, from 1965, after returning to Indonesia from Hawaii, where he married Ann Dunham, to 1970, when he joined Exxon.

President Obama's mother arrived in Indonesia to join Soetoro with young Barack Obama, Jr. in October 1967,while the CIA's anti-PKI and anti-Sukarno "mopping up" operations were still taking place."

"President Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, worked in Indonesia for a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) embassy cover operation that helped identify some 5000 key members of the Indonesian Communist Party — Partai Komunis Indonesia(PKI) that were targeted for assassination" 

-Wayne Madsen



Theta_Burn's picture

And the hits keep coming..


LasVegasDave's picture

Didnt this used to be a financial website?

Theta_Burn's picture

To discuss what? the sham of it all? its been covered, embrace the horror...

erg's picture

Exactly, how many ways can you freshen something necrotic?

Implied Violins's picture

You can use it forever as long as you keep it cold:


Uber Vandal's picture

Even if one makes it to the inner circle, or to the top, one misstep and that is all it takes to lose much more than just one's money.

Just ask some of the recently deposed leaders of Iraq or Libya. Oh, wait, I forgot, they have not spoken much lately due to a slight case of death.


Theta_Burn's picture

The inner hub of that circle, the ones making those decomposed leaders, can ruin your day. those other guys just got in their way...

laomei's picture

Sure, once upon a time it was, back when shit still made sense.  It was a great resource.  But everything is rigged now and nothing matters.  Technicals are meaningless and any time you bother looking under the surface to try and explain an event or predict a movement, you just start seeing bullshit left and right.


So, what else is there to talk about? World events and other shit that might be destabilizing and upset markets.  That's about the crux of it now as it stands.

Wahooo's picture

BTFD.  There you go, still a financial site.

WillyGroper's picture

Not any different from this JackA$$ working on ebola vaccine.

Look at the map. YES that's right it's about water. Look up, for some reason they spray in the evenings now.

Then listen to his culling the population remark. 

Can we get 101?

Latitude25's picture

I've said this before when ZH brought this up and I'll say it again.  A huge majority of Cubans do not even own cell phones.  USAID must be complete idiots or this is a complete bullshit story becasue you can't foster a Twitter revolution without the ability to Twitter.

syntaxterror's picture

Do you actually think Barry's USG can tell its head from its ass?

Anusocracy's picture

I can give the USG some help: your asses look better, smell better, and are smarter.

Both are full of shit, though.

Bankster Kibble's picture

Which is why that particular program failed.  But not before we spent a billion or so on it.  I'm sure there is a full report in a CIA filing cabinet somewhere in the basement.

q99x2's picture

 Satan has been using a similar approach for as long as I remember. At least nobody can blame it on the United States of America since the USA no longer exists except for a land mass. Washington D.C. is Satan's throne.

Ignorance is bliss's picture

There is no such thing as a free lunch....especially from the gobermint.

erg's picture

Fire sale! Everything about her must go! Buy your own tattered remnant of America before it's slated for final demolition.

The globalists

I played the pinball machine, I read the magazine, I was the dog.

Life in the continuum

Atomizer's picture

We have warned you about World-Systems Theory

Focus in on 1.33m while watching video. Pause at 2.11 in video. We try to help the ZH membership see hidden clues.

Rootin' for Putin's picture

Theres a USAIDS pun in here somewhere