"I went to Jerusalem to become acquainted (Gk. istoria) with Cephas" - Paul's words from Galatians 1:18.

Castro, the CIA, and Christ's Second Coming

There are true stories so bizarre they read like fiction.

This is one of them.

Fidel Castro died this past week (November 25, 2016). This brutal communist dictator had been an enemy of the United States government since he seized power in Cuba in 1959. President Kennedy attempted to overthrow Castro by promising military support for Cuban exiles who would launch a coup against Castro. In the greatest failure of Kennedy's administration, the Cuban exiles invaded Cuba on April 27, 1961, but were left to die at the Bay of Pigs without the promised U.S. support ever materializing.

On November 30, 1961 a second attempt to overthrow the Cuban dictator commenced. It was called Operation Mongoose, and was led by U.S. Air Force General Edward Lansdale of the United States Department of Defense (DOD). Lansdale worked closely with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to implement the 33 individual phases of Operation Mongoose. The end goal was the overthrow of Castro.

Here's where it gets weird.

General Lansdale and his agents designed a plan to try and convince the people of Cuba that:
  1. The Second Coming of Jesus Christ had arrived.
  2. Fidel Castro was the anti-Christ.
  3. Jesus wanted the people of Cuba to overthrow the anti-Christ.
How the DOD and CIA proposed to execute a fake Second Coming of Jesus Christ to overthrow Castro is revealed by Assistant Deputy Director for National Intelligence Programs Thomas A. Parrott in his 1974 report to the United States Senate.
"Lansdale's plan consisted of spreading the word that the Second Coming of Christ was imminent and that Christ was against Castro who was anti-Christ. And you would spread this word around Cuba, and then on whatever date it was, that there would be a manifestation of this thing. And at the time – this was absolutely true – and at the time just over the horizon there would be an American submarine that would surface off of Cuba and send up some star-shells. And this would be the manifestation of the Second Coming and Castro would be overthrown.”
Star-shells are powerful pyrotechnic flares designed to fill the skies at night with widespread illumination. Parrott reported to the Senate that Lansdale intended for a U.S. Navy submarine to project images of Jesus Christ onto low lying clouds off the coast of the Cuban capital of Havana. While the image of Christ appeared over Havana, a crew from a U.S. military plane - camouflaged by the clouds and using new technology that muffled the plane engines - would broadcast  messages from Jesus Christ over a loudspeaker to the people of Cuba (in Spanish of course), ordering them by the authority of God Himself to overthrow Castro the anti-Christ and renounce communism.

The operation was never executed out of fear that either the submarine or the airplane might actually be discovered by the Cuban military and the potential loss of American life was too great a risk.

Castro's death and the 45th anniversary of Operation Mongoose this week have led me to some reflection. I realize that today's America is mostly pagan and we are ruled by many pagan political leaders. 45 years ago we had many professing Christians in government leadership, including General Lansdale. Which America is more conducive to the growth of true Christianity?
  1. An America where the government and political leaders are hostile to the message of Jesus Christ and to those people who follow Jesus? or
  2. An America where the government and political leaders concoct a covert plan to fake the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in order to overthrow a communist dictator.
I think the former.

11 comments:

Gordon said...

Neither ! My preference would be for a government neutral on religion, and permits freedom of religious expression and of peaceful persuasion for all who wish to engage in dialogue.

Wade Burleson said...

Well, of course, Gordon.

In the end, my preference too.

My hyperbole was a little tongue-in-cheek for my friends who are panicked about hostility in government leaders towards Christianity and/or Christians.

The Kingdom of Christ is never in need of a government for advancement through loving people the way Jesus loves you.

:)

Anonymous said...

Wade,

Ha ha ha ha! I’ve never heard of a more hair-brain idea in my life. DUH

Most Christians believe when Jesus returns only the lost will remain on earth and Jesus would not need any help to overthrow the anti-Christ.

The Cuban Christians would not believe the ‘masquerade in the air’ was Jesus.

The antichrist will claim to be God. “…He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:4)

Castro was baptized a Catholic but became an atheist. http://hollowverse.com/fidel-castro

I believe the general and those that even considered his plan…well I won’t even say it.
Rex Ray

Rex Ray said...

Wade,

At present there are 11 of your post shown. I keep a list of the number of comments on each one. That way I can scan down and see if there is anything new.

At present the list is 3, 10, 9, 26, 45, 53, 12, and 10.

The last two comments on “The Dangerous Desire to Remove the Electoral College” was”


Ken P. said...Wade, Just a small correction to your article. Electors gather at each state capital to cast votes. They do not meet in Washington, DC. Sun Nov 27, 05:00:00 PM 2016

Wade Burleson said...Thank you Ken. Mon Nov 28, 08:44:00 PM 2016

I didn’t know what Ken P said and probable a lot of others don’t either. Do you plan to correct the post?

I put this on the latest post so it has a better chance in being read.

Wade Burleson said...

Thanks, Rex!

Christiane said...

WADE,
here is another alt-right conspiracy theory that mentions Lansdale:

"Captain Edward G. Lansdale, later one of America’s best-known Cold Warriors. In September 1945, Lansdale was 37 years old and utterly insignificant, only an advertising agency copywriter who had spent the war in San Francisco writing propaganda for the 0SS. In September 1945, chance entered Lansdale’s life in a big way when President

Truman ordered the OSS to close down. To preserve America’s intelligence assets, and his own personal network, OSS chief Donovan moved personnel to other government or military posts. Captain Lansdale was one of fifty office staff given a chance to transfer to U.S. Army G-2 in the Philippines.

There, Lansdale heard about Santy torturing General Yamaxxxxa’s driver, and joined the torture sessions as an observer and participant.

Early that October, Major Kojima broke down and led Lansdale and Santy to more than a dozen Golden Lily treasure vaults in the mountains north of Manila."

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?/topic/13678-edward-lansdale/

Considering that this 'faux news' kind of conspiracy theory is now front and center in our world, we also learn that unbalanced people are 'acting' on it in violent ways. So it's not a joke anymore.

I've heard that in order to 'make it' in the Republican political scene of 2016, acceptance of these 'false news' reports is mandatory: I suppose it's kind of an 'allegiance' thing, knowing it's false baloney, but openly swearing it's 'true' and acting accordingly to please 'the base'.

I'm sorry this country has come to this. It is the opposite of honorable and it forecasts some very evil outcomes.

BTW, Lansdale has also been 'faux' implicated in the Kennedy assassination ... take a look at the footnotes.

Question: has all of Texas and Oklahoma gone conspiracy mad? What is in the water? Our country is better than this.

REX RAY, there, I said it.
I'll take the incoming.

Rex Ray said...

CHRISTIANE,

“Question: has all of Texas and Oklahoma gone conspiracy mad? What is in the water?

Are you saying you believe the Warren Commission Report?

There are hundreds of books written on JFK’s assassination, and I’ve read only one. It is “LBJ and the Kennedy Killing” by James Tague written in 2013. He is from my home town of Bonham, TX and became my friend after he first refused to receive my story of; “When is My Daddy Coming Home?” Said he didn’t have time to read it. (He died two months later.) I’ve summarized his 432 page book into 8 pages and will reference his statements by page numbers. This link tells about him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_John_F._Kennedy
“James Tague, a spectator and witness to the assassination…also received a minor wound to his right cheek while standing 531 feet away from the Depository's sixth floor, and 270 feet in front of President Kennedy. Tague's injury occurred when a bullet struck the nearby curb. A deputy sheriff noticed some blood on Tague's cheek.”

This link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Edgar_Hoover states the following:

According to President Harry S. Truman, Hoover transformed the FBI into his private secret police force. Truman stated: "We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him."

“Hoover’s secret memo written within minutes of Oswald’s death to all FBI Departments said, “Our job is to convince the American public that Oswald is the real assassin.” (p.285) “Hoover gave orders for the FBI to shut down the Dallas Police investigation and confiscate all evidence that the Dallas Department had.” (p.157)

“75 seconds after the first shot was fired, a policeman pulled his gun on Oswald on the first floor in the lunchroom before he was identified as an employee.” (p. 44) “As the last shot was fired, two women from the 4th floor walked down the stairs. (The electricity was cut off for 3 minutes with both elevators on the 5th floor.) (p. 214) “For Oswald to have left the 6th floor, hide his rifle on the 5th floor, run down the stairs in 75 seconds, he’d had to pass these women, but they saw no one.” (p. 217)

Christiane, if you want to know the confession of a Mafia hit man, James Files, that proves he shot Kennedy see:
http://jfkmurdersolved.com/filestruth.htm

I said shot…not killed because Kennedy was already dead. The mercury bullet of Files was shot from the front of Kennedy a split second (sounding like one shot) that knocked his head backward AFTER his head was knocked forward from a bullet from the ‘snipers window’ that had the fingerprints of Mac Wallace (p. 392) who bragged he killed 17 people for LBJ. (p. 409)

Rex Ray said...

Wade,
While putting http://jfkmurdersolved.com/filestruth.htm into 12 pages, I read:

Joe West was trying to have Kennedy’s body exhumed since the bullet had Mercury and would still be present on the skull.

West got sick and went to a hospital. He lost the ability to talk, but before he went into a coma, he scribbled a note for his family: “Get me out of here. They are trying to kill me.” The attending doctor is still to be found.

The official cause of death was Acute Deficiency Respiratory Syndrome. That is more or less a standard method to cover-up medical errors, such as an overdose of drugs.

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/ards/
“…is a rapidly progressive disease occurring in critically ill patients.”

If an autopsy showed Mercury on Kennedy’s skull it would prove conspiracy since other bullets were normal.

Wonder if Trump could get that done? :)

Christiane said...

Hey, REX RAY,

these days, we have to check our sources of information big time because there is so very much 'out there' that is manufactured by people with agendas .....

you and I are both smarter than the average bear, and I think we are up to the task of checking 'false news' out and not falling for that baloney.

Right now, I'm worried about one Michael G. Flynn, son of the General Flynn who is advisor to Trump. This guy is something else in the world of 'fake news' and he will 'double down' on his 'stories' when confronted.

The creation of fake news plus the demonizing of the media is an attack on our country's ability to gain information to make good decisions .... we can only fight this attack by being sensible and checking sources out carefully else we enter again into a war on false information with the loss of thousands of our sons and daughters in the military (yes, I am concerned these days for my family members who serve)

I do realize Wade was using hyperbole. I don't think most people these days are up to that level of sophistication that they can see through it, unfortunately, and I am very sad about this.

I still trust to the old adage: 'you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time' :)

Stay strong and faithful, good friend.

Rex Ray said...

CHRISTIANE,

Thanks for the reply…you are always good for that. Most comments want a reply. No reply is like saying “Hello” and being ignored. (How long would Wade ‘post’ if there were no replies and no ‘page views’? (My last look was 3,592,595)

“You and I are smarter than the average bear…”

This made me smile as it brought memories of a ‘dumb’ grizzle bear that my brother and I chased for half an hour in Alaska. (We had never shot anything bigger than a jackrabbit.) He ran out of sight in bushes every time I shot him (.308 and 30-06) but since he went in a straight line we’d find him lying down and then he would stand up as tall as us. The fourth time my brother was backing me up with an empty rifle and an empty pistol. After being shot the forth time (12 feet from each other) I jerked the bolt back for another shot but it came out. We stared at each other with me failing to get the bolt in. I thought ‘we’re dead if I don’t get it in’; so I looked down and got it in. When I looked up he was gone. The next time we found him dead. The question remains: who was the dumbest? My wife of six weeks watched us through binoculars and thought she was going to be a young widow.

I don’t understand your saying Wade’s post is “hyperbole”. What do you think he said was exaggerated?

Hey! You didn’t answer my question if you believed the ‘Warren Commission Report’ or the innocence of Oswald?

I like being called “friend”. :)

Rex Ray said...

CHRISTIANE,

I see that I’m wrong about Wade’s post being “hyperbole” since he said it was. But I don’t see why because I thought he was telling the exact truth.

Tague’s book tells of Frank Late who at the age 20 during the depression borrowed $5,000 from his father and started a Chevrolet dealership in Claremore, OK. It was just him and a mechanic. Now, a billionaire, he owns several corporations that hire over 10,000 employees.

Before Frank Late hired Tague to be manager of a Chevrolet truck dealership, a friend told Tague a funny story of Frank Lake and LBJ at Late’s lodge on his 38,000 acre ranch near LBJ’s lake home. Drinks had been flowing quite a bit before President LBJ arrived wearing a $500 Stetson hat. Frank told him he shouldn’t wear it inside, took it off and tossed it on a table. Everyone chuckled. After a few minutes LBJ put it back on. When Frank noticed, he yanked it off with a warning: “D--- it Lyndon, you do not wear your hat inside the house.” There was a tense chuckle this time and the Secret Service Agents came to attention. In a little bit Lyndon put it back on, and Frank yanked it off, threw it on the floor, stomped it until it was flat; and said, “Let’s see you wear that d--- hat in the house now Lyndon!” Even President Johnson had to laugh at Frank Lake.