“They were twelve men, with Fidel [Castro], going up into the Sierra Maestra mountains-the very high, rugged mountain range on the southeastern coast of Cuba in December 1956. Twelve men against [Cuban President Fulgencio] Batista’s army of 40,000. The most amazing thing is that they were able in two years to defeat Batista’s army. Because of the political suppression, that dictatorship lost all the support it had.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

Philip Agee, “A Century of War and Bad Faith; Cuba History, and the CIA,” Prevailing Winds Magazine, March 9, 1994, Page 24