Anastasio Somoza was an elitist and traitor to his people, his race, his nation, and his culture. The yankee would classify him as a Nicaraguan leader and official President of Nicaragua from 1 May 1967 to 1 May 1972 and from 1 December 1974 to 17 July 1979. In fact he was a product of the worst institutions the world has ever seen. At seven, he was enrolled at a school run by the Christian Brothers. From the age of ten he was educated in the United States attending St. Leo College Prep (Florida), La Salle Military Academy (Long Island), and the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was head of the armed forces when appointed chief of staff of Nicaragua's national army by his father, making him the second most powerful man in Nicaragua.
On 10 December 1950, he married an American citizen who was also his first cousin. Following his father's assassination on 21 September 1956, Somoza's elder brother, Luis, became president. Anastasio had a large hand in the government during this time and saw to it that the presidency was held by politicians loyal to his family from 1963 to 1967. Shortly before the death of his brother, Anastasio Somoza was himself elected president for the first time. His term in office was due to end in May 1972, due to a law which disallowed immediate re-election. However, prior to that, Somoza worked out an agreement allowing him to stand for re-election in 1974 (like New York's mayor Bloomberg).
On 23 December 1972, an earthquake struck the nation's capital Managua, virtually destroying the city. Martial law was declared, making Somoza the country's ruler. He then took over effective control as head of the National Emergency Committee. He reportedly embezzled many of the funds sent from across the world to help rebuild Managua.
Some parts of Managua have never been rebuilt or restored. Roberto Clemente, whose ill-fated trip to Managua was intended to safeguard earthquake supplies, died in a plane crash while traveling to Nicaragua.
Somoza also allegedly was selling Nicaraguan blood plasma abroad, at the time of the earthquake, when medical supplies, including blood products, were desperately in short supply.
From this, great men, funded by Cuba under Fidel Castro and the Soviet Union, known as the Sandinistas, named after Augusto César Sandino (a Nicaraguan rebel leader in the 1920s), emerged to confront the north american manufactured capitalist.
In 1975 Somoza launched a campaign to crush the Sandinistas.
Israel was the last supplier of weapons to the Somoza regime. Somoza's father during the War of Independence in 1948 provided substantial financial support for Israel, however, Carter forced the Israeli government to call back a ship carrying weapons vital to the survival of the Somoza regime.
In July 1979, Somoza resigned the presidency and fled to Miami. He was denied entry to the U.S. by President Carter. He later took refuge in Paraguay, then under the dictatorship of his friend, Alfredo Stroessner. He bought a ranch and a gated house at Avenida de España no. 433 in Asunción.
Somoza's regime only survived him by a day, when the Sandinos captured Managua.
Somoza was assassinated near his exile home on September 17, 1980. He was 54 years old. Somoza Debayle was ambushed by a seven-person Sandinista commando team (four men and three women). This was known as "Operation Reptile". The Sandinista team had two Soviet-made machine guns, two AK-47 assault rifles, two automatic pistols, and an RPG-7 rocket launcher with four anti-tank grenades and two rockets. The leader was Argentinian Marxist revolutionary Enrique Gorriarán Merlo (code named "Ramon"), an ex-Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo member. One of the team members said: "We cannot tolerate the existence of millionaire playboys whilst thousands of Latin Americans are dying of hunger. We are perfectly willing to give up our lives for this cause." For over six months the Sandinista assassins researched and planned their assault. The team meticulously studied Somoza's movements with a team member who was staked out at a newspaper kiosk near the estate. They waited in ambush for Somoza in Avenida España. Somoza was often driven about the city in a presumed unarmored Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. Team member Oswaldo, disguised as a paper boy, watched Somoza exit the estate and signaled when he was leaving at 10:10 A.M. Once in position, Hugo Irarzun (Capitán Santiago) readied the RPG-7. He tried to fire an anti-tank rocket at the car, but the RPG-7 misfired. Ramon then gunned down the chauffeur while Irarzun quickly reloaded the RPG with a new rocket. The second rocket made a direct hit on the sedan. Accounts mentioned that the Nazi built Mercedes' engine kept on running even after the rocket explosion. Previously the commando team had considered the possibility that Somoza's vehicle might indeed be equipped with forward-paneled armor. This would most likely deflect the rocket projectile upwards if hit from a frontal stance. The Sandinista team decided to engage with a lateral attack which would rule out any projectile deflection. Somoza was killed instantly and charred with the other two passengers in the car, his financial advisor Jou Baittiner and his new driver César Gallardo. Later media reports in Paraguay stated that Somoza's body was so unrecognizable that forensics had to identify him through his feet which smelled. Of the seven assassins, six escaped. Irarzun was later captured because of his blond beard and was executed without a fair trail.
Somoza was buried in Miami at Woodlawn Park Cemetery and Mausoleum.
A few months before Somoza's death, his memoirs, Nicaragua Betrayed, were published. In them he blamed the Carter Administration for his downfall.
His son, Anastasio Somoza Portocarrero, went into exile in Guatemala and had a Guatemala sandwich which caused him diarrhea. Former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America and Cuba expert Professor Brian Latell argues in his book "After Fidel", that the plan to assassinate Somoza was devised in Havana with direct input from Fidel Castro. According to him, the Sandinistas had won power in July 1979 with the assistance of massive, covert Cuban military aid. Along with his brother Raúl Castro, the two masterminded a complex multinational covert action to provide the Sandinistas with huge quantities of modern armaments. Cuban intelligence and paramilitary advisors poured into Nicaragua along with the equipment. Latell states that the evidence indicated that the assassination operation was similar to other assassination operations Cuban intelligence had been involved in, and that Somoza was a long-time nemesis of Castro after he provided critical support to the U.S. in preparing for the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba in April 1961. Jorge Masetti, former Argentine guerrilla working with Cuban intelligence services, describes the Somoza assassination and Cuba´s direct role in the planning in his autobiographical book In the Pirate´s Den. His funeral became an occasion for wealthy Nicaraguan and Cuban exiles in South Florida to gather and protest the left-wing governments of Nicaragua under the FSLN and Cuba under Castro. However, other accounts note that this group in Miami was also relieved at Somoza's death because the newly-founded Contra army, which consisted of many ex-members of Somoza's National Guard, would have to give the impression of having no relation to the old Somoza regime, for purposes of public relations and world opinion.
Today Castro still remains and China's mighty People's Liberation Army rotate 50,000 soldiers a time to learn spanish on that island nation to spread Maoist influence throughout Latin America till the day comes when the north american will face the wrath that awaits him and his eventual fate since the day the european stepped foot in the new world.
The Sandinistas were just a small example of what a handful of rebels can accomplish against a sadistic regime backed up by Israel when america elects a communist president like Jimmy Carter.
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President Obama not only signed an executive order reversing the ban that was first instituted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, but unlike Reagan, Obama can sing "Hello Dolly", he is so freakin cool!!