“Cuba has made significant contributions to health and science,” recently declared Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources Sylvia Mathews Burwell. The occasion was the signing of a “memorandum of understanding to encourage cooperation between the two countries on health matters to build on each other’s knowledge and experience, and benefit biomedical research and public health at large.”
Tell it to Tuvalu, Pres. Obama and Sec. Mathews-Burwell. Tuvalu is a group of Pacific islands north of Fiji formerly belonging to Britain when known as the “Ellice Islands.” The natives seem like perfectly charming people.
But despite its charm, Tuvalu is not known as a particularly advanced place scientifically-speaking–and yet its natives recently gasped while witnessing the medical practices of a place even more primitive in its medical practices: Cuba.
“Cuba’s contribution to medical education in the region has been welcomed by many Pacific countries,” according to a recent story from Radio Australia (the Aussie version of NPR, hence liberal in outlook) “But some are finding that doctors who’ve studied in Cuba need extra training when they return home. Tuvalu finds Cuban-trained doctors need skills gap filled.”
Back in 2008, you see, Tuvalu fell for Castro-regime/United Nations/Mainstream Media propaganda mantra about Cuba’s “free and fabulous healthcare” and eagerly sent 22 promising Tuvaluan students to medical school in Cuba.
But upon their return with those medical degrees—whoops! As Radio Australia explains:
“the (Tuvaluan) government is concerned about their level of practical training…So the Education Department is planning to send returning (from Cuba) Tuvalu doctors to Kiribati (a nearby primitive island) for a special internship, as the department’s pre-service training officer Atabi Ewekia explains.”
In brief, the incompetence of Cuba-trained doctors is such that they will be essentially “de-programmed” in a medical school where two generations ago medicine was probably the province of witch-doctors with bones through their noses.
And, thanks to Obama, the U.S. taxpayer will soon pay for the Cuban trainers of those Cuban doctors who so desperately needed de-programming to share their “significant contributions to health and science” with U.S. health professionals and researchers.
Unbeknownst to most Americans, pre-Castro Cuba boasted the 13th lowest infant-mortality on earth –-ahead of France, Belgium, West Germany, Israel, Japan, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Castro’s Cuba, on the other hand, is ravaged by diseases long-eradicated in Cuba (Dengue, Cholera) and of her “doctors” fortunate enough to escape, the overwhelmingly majority flunk the exam given in the U.S. for licensing as doctor’s assistants.”
So let’s have a closer look at one of the U.S. media’s favorite veritable “go-to-people” on Cuban healthcare (besides Michael Moore) Gail Reed. The Huffington Post proudly carries her as a contributor and recently quoted her on the very issue at hand:
“This (the HHS-Cuba deal) is a win-win for Americans and Cubans!” gushes Reed. “We’re now one step closer to a safer, healthier future for people in both countries.” The Huffpo describes Gail Reed as: “Founder of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba, a US non-profit promoting cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities, where she is currently Research Director.”
Sounds pretty innocuous, no?
But for the past 35 years Havana resident Gail Reed has also been married to an officer of Cuba’s Directorio General de Intelligencia (spy service) named Julian Torres Rizo. This KGB-trained apparatchik recruited Reed back in 1969 when she visited Cuba as a member of the (DGI-created) Venceremos Brigades of “starry-eyed” U.S. college kids. Obama’s future “neighbors” Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, by the way, served as recruiters for these Venceremos Brigades. This was an important function for the famous couple as leaders of the terrorist Weather Underground.
Not that any American viewers imbibing her reports on the marvels of Cuba’s healthcare and the wickedness of the U.S. “Blockade” of her adopted country in those “mainstream” media organs might have guessed any of Gail Reed’s background.