Following on from the economic sanctions on Russia from the West re Ukraine, there was a meeting to discuss a Cuba-Venezuela-Russia economic and security partnership in Cuba the other day according to a Spanish language Twitter post by an ex-Cuban spec ops officer who worked closely with Venezuelan security.
He said that during / just after the meeting there was an assymetrical attack (terrorist bomb explosion) at the venue. Cuban, Russian and Venezuelan delegaters were present, resulting in several wounded, possibly killed.
He said, quote, “a number of important International visitors who were meeting at the Saratoga Hotel, Havana, to discuss joint security and Military-Technical arrangements in Cuba in response to the situation in Ukraine were killed or wounded”.
He also stated that, “at the time of the attack the Hotel, which is owned by the Cuban military we must not forget, was closed to official guests”.
It was not said from what nations the visitors killed / wounded were from, but there was speculation that in addition to Cuban nationals there was at least one Russian and one Venezuelan present.
The official “gas leak explosion” narrative was said to be false and is being pushed by Cuban security to cover up an embarrasing lack of security which allowed this act of terrorism / potential act-of-war to occur during this volatile time in east-west relations. It was stated that the Cubans do not wish for a major confrontation with the US (prime suspect) at this time.
The story is developing and is clearly related to the US-Russia situation in Ukraine (and possibly the control of Venezuelan oil by Russia) according to some commenters. I will post links when found as the original Twitter posts are gone, but in the meantime even the MSM are reporting the explosion in Cuba.
Posted by: Cuban Cigar | May 7 2022 16:22 utc | 8