By Rick Salbato

On Easter week of 2000 Janet Waco (Reno), defying a Florida Supreme Court order, sent in the National Guard and took Elian Gonzalez away from his relatives and against his own wishes and sent him back to Cuba.

Five years later on the same Easter  Week Bush does nothing to save Terri Schiavo


Elian Gonzalez's Story written 5 years ago by Richard Salbato

Just like everyone else, I have been looking at and watching the progress of the Elian Gonzalez case very carefully. I have seen the spin that the newsmedia has put on it and the web sites that write what you cannot read from the CIA controlled news-medias of CBS, NBC, ABC, UPI, and the Associated News Wires. Not to mention the fact that Sun Myung Moon purchased UPI news service. Sun Moon is the seer and mystic of the "moonies". In keeping with proper investigations one must never believe anyone until the truth can be proved or shown with reasonable logic.

As the news unfolded we find that Elian Gonzalez made the news not because he was picked up in the ocean fleeing from Cuba because hundreds of people do that every week, and not because he was a little boy, because that is common also, and not because he was the last to be alive because that is also not news in this part of the world. What made the news it that he was surrounded by dolphins what seemed to be protecting him from the sharks. It was latter learned that his mother had taught him a prayer to his guardian angle, in which he said over and over again.

Stories went on that cannot be proven that the father in Cuba called his uncle that the boy and his mother were coming to America and that he would follow whenever he could. The uncle later said that Elian's father called him and told him to take care of the boy.

Other stories that cannot be proven are that the father was abusive to the mother and forced her into three abortions before Elian was born and that he would not have been born if she had not run away from the father. This also I cannot prove.

American CIA news said that the mother came with a boyfriend but that also is not true. A friend - yes, and a man - yes, but not a boyfriend. That is a big difference.

Let us apply reasonable logic. Why is it that there are other children in the United States from Cuba who want to stay here and the American Government has no objections to them. Why is it that some Children want to return to their own countries and the American Government does nothing to help them?

Why is it that in all these Cuban cases the cases stay with the immigration department but in this case and only this case Janet Waco - I mean Reno gets involved and insists that Elian goes back to Cuba even though the kid signed a statement that he wanted to stay in America and even though a Florida State Supreme Court Judge ruled that he can stay.

Why did the father change his mind and want his son back in Cuba. Does the father really have another wife and another child? How do you know? If he has another wife and child, how do we know that this wife and child we see him with is his real wife and child. Would Castro let this man come to America with his family without some security that he would not stay. We are fed information coming from Communist Cuba with the aid of Janet (Waco) Reno and Clinton.

In a country that thinks fathers have no rights they now pretend that they are protecting the father's rights at the same time Clinton is supporting a UN bill called the "Rights of Children" that will take all rights away from mothers and fathers and give it to the UN. There is no consistent logic here.

Poles show that 60% of the American public (even conservatives) believe that Elian should go back with his father to Cuba. But what do these people know other than what the CIA controlled newsmedia tells them. People base their opinions on the information they have at hand. What do they know except that a father wants his child back and children should be with the father? After I give some additional information I would like to take a poll and see how many people want this child to go back with his father. You can email me with your vote.

Not only does Cuban President, Fidel Castro insist on this child returning to Cuba but the power of the President of the United States is helping him. Why? Castro allows thousands of Cubans to leave every year legally. Thousands more leave by boat every year and Castro makes no attempt to stop them. Why then, I ask myself, is this child different.

Why did Castro send Elian's two grandmothers here to convince him to return. Why did Castro send the father here? Why did the father come with his wife and child and two bodyguards? Why did he go to a military base instead of to Florida where the child was? Why did the local police Chief conspire with the feds to kidnap the child two weeks before that Easter Saturday Morning. Why did the feds brake six constitutional amendments in kidnapping the child and the newsmedia said nothing about it. Why was a news photographer from the Los Angeles Times beaten up and put in the hospital by these Nazi thugs and even the Los Angeles Times said nothing?

Why was all contact with Elian blocked off to the newsmedia and even to a Senator of the United States, Smith? With the relatives of Elian from Florida tried to enter the Military base and was told he could not. "Since when is a US Senator denied access to a military base?" he asked. "This base is not under the control of the military." He was told. Who then controls or has the power to take over a military base from the army? Why did the newsmedia say nothing?

Why have a barrage of Cuban officials entered into the new compound where Elian is kept from all newsmedia and all relatives. Why were these Cubans caught with illegal drugs bringing them into this compound? What are the drugs for? Why are lights put up so that even cameras from far away or in the air cannot take pictures?

A complete history of all the events of Elian has been told many times and there is no reason for me to repeat any of it here. But now let us use logic to answer these questions. Is Elian Gonzalez alive even now? Why is the newsmedia cooperating with Clinton and Castro? Why does Castro want this child? What is so important about Elian? Is this a case of a fathers rights?

Let us first look at a father's rights. Does a father in Cuba have a father's rights?


A Firsthand Account Of Child Abuse, Castro Style - May 5, 2000: The Wall Street Journal

By Armando Valladares

Mr. Valladares was U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission rom 1986-1990. He is the author of the best-seller "Against All Hope," which will be re-released in October by Encounter Books.

I was in solitary confinement in Fidel Castro's tropical gulag -- where I spent 22 years for refusing to pledge allegiance to the Communist regime -- when I heard a child's voice whimpering. "Get me out of here! Get me out of here! I want to see my mommy!" I thought my senses were failing me. I could not believe that they had imprisoned a child in those dungeons. Later on, I learned the story of Robertico.

He was 12 years old when they arrested him. A captain in the political police had left his gun in his open car. When he returned to the car he saw the child playing with it. He slapped Robertico and took him into custody. The child was sent to an adult prison in Havana, where he was condemned to spend the rest of his youth. He would not be released until he reached the age of 18.

Robertico was sent to a galley with common criminals. Within a few days, those soulless prisoners raped him. He spent several days in the hospital for treatment of rents and hemorrhages as a result. By the time he was released, his file had been stamped "homosexual" and he was taken to the prison area reserved for this classification.

Robertico was so slender that his body fit through the bars of the cells. One night he slipped out to watch cartoons on the guard's television. When he was discovered, he was sent to the punishment cells. He was taken out of those cells three times a week for injections because he was suffering from a venereal disease. A guard told me he was so young he did not even have pubic hair.

When I think of Elian Gonzalez, Robertico always comes to mind. This is the Cuban society to which Elian may return: a society where all rights are violated in the interest of subordinating all individuals to the will of the supreme leader.

Sadly, some in America still believe that the Cuban revolution was a triumph of good. It is worth remembering that many also refused to believe the horrors of the Nazi extermination camps. Then, the world had to wait for eyewitness accounts from journalists and photographic evidence from their camera crews before finally accepting the horrible reality of what had happened.

Many other Americans seem to believe that even if savage things once happened under Fidel Castro, the situation has now changed. Yet the same dictatorship, which sanctioned the abuse of Robertico and has tortured thousands of political prisoners, is still wielding absolute power over the Cuban people. Fidel Castro has never recanted or apologized for the atrocities that have been reported by those who have escaped his grasp. And there is a stream of evidence that the brutality and repression continues. Last month the United Nations Human Rights Commission condemned Cuba, for the eighth time, for its systematic violation of human rights. Amnesty International and the U.S. State Department has done the same.

It is standard practice around the world to transfer the custody of children to the surviving parent when the other dies. That is what is normal. But Cuba is not a normal place. If Elian is returned to Cuba, he will be sent back to a place where most people dream every day of escape. It is an island prison where a cruel tyranny has now lasted almost half a century. A fifth of the country's population -- around two million people -- have fled, and more than half-a-million have been courageous enough to apply for visas to leave.

Outside of Cuba, Elian will grow up as a free person with a free conscience.  But if he returns, he will be "reprogrammed," as Castro himself has made clear. The Cuban government has already shown the world the residence where psychiatrists and psychologists will instruct Elian on how to despise and  hate anyone who is against communism -- including his own mother, who gave her life to bring him to freedom. In a few years she'll be nothing but a traitor to the Revolution. If Elian returns to Cuba his father will have no authority whatsoever to make decisions related to his education. Cuban "law" gives that authority to the Communist government.

Children are indoctrinated in Cuba from the moment they start to read. They are taught that the Communist party is owed loyalty above everything else.  And they are taught that they must denounce their parents if they criticize or do anything against the Revolution or its leaders.

For Elian, absolute control by the Communist party will begin in elementary school with the so-called "Cumulative School File." This is a little like a report card, but it is not limited to academic achievements. It measures "revolutionary integration," not only of the student but also of his family. This file documents whether or not the child and family participate in mass demonstrations, or whether they belong to a church or religious group. The file accompanies the child for life, and is continually updated. His university options will depend on what that file says. If he does not profess a truly Marxist life, he will be denied many career possibilities.

From his elementary school days on, he will hear that God does not exist, and that religion is "the opium of the masses." If any student speaks about God, his parents will be called to the school, warned that they are "confusing" the child and threatened. The Code for Children, Youth and Family provides for a three-year prison sentence for any parent who teaches a child ideas contrary to communism. The code is very clear: No Cuban parent has the right to "deform" the ideology of his children, and the state is the true "Father."

Article 8 of that same code reads, "Society and the state work for the efficient protection of youth against all influences contrary to their Communist formation." It is mandatory for all Cuban children over the age of 12 to do time in a Communist work camp in the countryside. Away from all parental supervision for nine months at a time, children there suffer from venereal disease, as well as teenage pregnancy, which inevitably end in forced abortion.

When the reprogramming plan for Elian is complete, we will see him repeating the slogans of the Revolution. He will have lost his liberty, his ability to dream, his youthful innocence, and perhaps even hope. And should he ever do anything that angers the regime, we must hope he will not end like Robertico, cornered in a cell, calling for his mother. This time, she will not be able to save him."

Now let us see why Castor wants this child more than any other child in the world, and will do anything to get him back to Cuba. From the Miami Herald read this section of an article by Meg Laughlin.

Prayer vigil lifts Elian fervor to new high


 The religious fervor surrounding the child was further buoyed by talk on the street that Fidel Castro must have the child to meet some conditions of his Santeria beliefs. This rumor surfaced after Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin, host to the boy and his grandmothers in late January, was given a note by Lazaro Gonzalez, the boy's great-uncle, who asked her to pass it on to the grandmothers. O'Laughlin, who forgot to pass the note on, found it in her pocket after Lazaro, Elian and the grandmothers had left her house.

``I was shocked by what it said,'' O'Laughlin said. ``The great-uncle believed Castro would make a witchcraft sacrifice of Elian and I became very worried about this.''

O'Laughlin said her reversal of her neutral stance was partially provoked by the note, and she told the attorneys for the Miami family about it. Meanwhile, rumors spread on the street that the child would become Castro's Santeria sacrifice.

According to the most-repeated rumor, a Santeria priestess had warned Castro that a child saved by dolphins at sea would overthrow him. Castro, therefore, had to get the child back in order to defuse the boy's potential power.

A poster reflecting the fear of Santeria designs on the boy recently appeared in Little Havana. It is a photo of Elian accompanied by these words in Spanish: ``Elian knows Christ; the others don't.''

``The others are people in Cuba, who believe in Santeria,'' said Alberto Davila, a neighbor of Elian's Miami relatives who has the poster taped to his front door.

``The Santeria rumors are ridiculous. The child was baptized as a Catholic in Cuba before he ever got here. He will not go back and become something different,'' said Joan Brown Campbell of the National Council of Churches, who accompanied Elian's grandmothers when they visited him.

But the belief that the savior-child can only be saved from the underworld if he stays in Miami continues to rage on the streets.


Somehow I always knew that this child had something to do with mystical theology and needed some newsletter on my website, and now I see why this stayed with me so long. Castro always played with the underworld and the mystics. When his Santeria priestess read about the dolphins she went to Castro and made her prophesy. Castor believes in her and was in a panic to get this child back to Cuba to be sacrificed to the gods before he looses his power that he gets from the underworld.

Why then would the President of the United States cooperate with him? The CIA has been smuggling cocaine through Cuba since 1993 in order to finance their black projects - things that congress will not pay for because the CIA will not tell the congress what the money is for. I know of these black projects but that is for another time. The important thing is that Castro has the power to blackmail our government and Clinton wants to remove the trade restrictions before he leaves office to pay off contributors to his campaigns in the USA and China.

Why then do I say that Elian may not be alive. On the day Elian was kidnapped Easter Week, he had just had a haircut which shows on the pictures in the above web site. However, the next day Janet Waco released a photo of Elian in the arms of his father. Even the teeth were different? Since then no one has been able to see this child, not even Senator Smith. Not even the newsmedia that supports Clinton. What if the Castro people sent the father with his wife and a false son and a kid that looked exactly like Elian and these were flown into a military base where not even the military could see them. I say a false son, because what if the father's real other son is still in Cuba and he is kept under control with threats of the death of his other son? What if on Easter Saturday the switch was made and Elian was flown back to Cuba to be sacrificed on the witchdoctor's altar, as the father kept the false son, who even he had not seen for over two years.

How will you ever know if I am wrong? There is only one way. Let the relatives in Florida see the child. If that never happens you will never know if I am right or wrong. This doubt will always be there hanging on the heads of all the newsmedia, the president, and Janet Waco, who has a history of killing children.

Clinton, a cocaine addict and homosexual; Janet Waco, a lesbian and drunk; and the CIA, using the government to mind control the public, is the perfect government for an ignorant, complacent, public that has been bought off by temporary prosperity. The economy is good, so who cares about a child.

                                                          Rick Salbato