Victor Vazquez (born November 16, 1983), also known by his stage name Kool A.D., is an American musician, rapper, punk drummer, author, and artist. He is from the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Vazquez is best known for being a member of the New York-based rap group Das Racist, though he has also been a member of the Punk band, Party Animal, and now prolifically releases his music "solo". In 2016 he released 10 albums with a total of 282 songs. Mother Jones magazine described his work as "a thoughtful effort to deconstruct and rearrange cultural objects in ways that challenge our deepest assumptions."
In the episode of Jacobin Kool Ad replies to a question about his Grandmother:
KOOL AD: "My mom met my dad in the shipyards. She was doing photo journalism Masters at UC Berkeley. My dad was working at Bethlehem steel in San Francisco and my mom got a job there and that's how they met. He was kind of hippie-ish. He was born in Cuba and came to the states when he was younger, right during the revolution. He has crazy stories about that, obviously. His dad was the first black board of education dude, you know, like head of the Board of Education in Matonsas. And so, being that, he was one of the fools who ended up getting rounded up they put them in a big baseball stadium and they shot a bunch of fools in front of them and no one really knew quite what was going on because obviously I'm sure a lot of those fools were in Batista's Secret Police and probably did some horrible shit. It's not like my dad's dad was involved with it. He was new to the game anyway. He was just like 'I don't really know what the fuck is going on so I'm a get out of here', you know... there is fully a lot of anti-Castro sentiment on that side of the family. Also, this is the type of shit where my dad is like, 'don't even fucking talk about this in an interview'. He'd probably give me a lecture for even mentioning this in an interview." So, uh, I don't really want to go into but all that to say we are in the United States right. Members of my family, literally have been enslaved by the United States government. It's not any better here. It's pretty much going to be the same kinda static anywhere on earth. A lot of people go through their whole lives and they don't really have a political conversation like that. Some wildly political shit happened to my dad's family and he doesn't like to talk about politics, you know? But that being said, he'll say fuck Trump..."
According to William Boyd:
The Terror Network pursued in detail the central theme of the Jonathan Institute conference of 1979 and the official Israeli line. It also fit extremely well with the new Reagan administration effort to portray the Soviet Union as a villain and backer of "international terrorism." Important high officials of the new administration loved Sterling; Alexander Haig had copies distributed within the State Department, and William Casey flaunted Sterling's achievement before his subordinates. Both Haig and Casey were perturbed to discover that the State Department and CIA experts found Sterling's book not only highly unreliable but based in large part on CIA disinformation "blown back" via Sterling.
In books and interviews, Sterling castigated the US government and especially the CIA for its cowardice in rejecting the Soviet network theory and its expressions of doubt about Soviet involvement in the assassination attempt against the pope. Despite these denunciations, the CIA went to special pains to help her out when she was sued under French law for slander.  Her denunciations of the CIA made it appear "moderate", so that debates on these issues could be limited to the balanced offering of the slightly exuberant Sterling and the CIA (or other "moderates" like Jenkins or Kupperman).
Sterling's message had several components. Fundamental was the view that the West is under attack and is the victim of something called terrorism, which she does not define. The attacker is the Soviet Union, aiming to "destabilize" the "democracies". While the Soviet Union does not absolutely control all of the terrorist movements, it supports and encourages them, and they all "come to see themselves as elite battalions in a worldwide Army of Communist Combat".  Claire Sterling does not talk much about the underlying conditions that make for guerrilla movements, nor does she ever refer to South African actions as terrorist. Any brutalities that might be designated state terrorism are explained away as reactions to retail and guerrilla terrorists who have brought state violence (never "terror") on themselves. Right-wing terror is entirely outside her province, and guerrilla movements like the ANC are transformed into antagonists of the West by exclusive attention to Soviet support, no matter how marginal, belated, and irrelevant to any real issue.
In brief, Sterling expounds the right-wing version of the Western establishment model of terrorism. Her policy pronouncements have tended to be on the moderate side, in contrast with those of Alexander, Cline, Livingstone, and Moss, but this may be to give her more credibility in getting over her hard-line views on the terrorist threat and its clear locus in the Soviet Union. She has left it to others to draw the appropriately "forward" policy conclusions.
Sterling's book The Terror Network failed to provide definitions of or quantitative evidence on terrorism, relying instead upon selective and highly dramatized stories, and its claims are, for the most part, supported by citations to unverifiable intelligence sources.  Many of these claims are ludicrous and reflect a gullibility and willingness to believe anything that supports strongly held preconceptions. Sterling accepts stories from the South African police, the military regime of Argentina, and Israeli intelligence at face value.  She also selects and suppresses evidence to the convenience of her argument. The heart of her proof of a Soviet conspiracy in The Terror Network is the testimony of Jan Sejna, a Czech defector, who left "a jump ahead of the invading Soviet army" in 1968.  In fact, Sejna was a Stalinist, closely associated with the pre-Czech "spring" dictator Novotny, and he fled long before the Soviet army came to Czechoslovakia. His evidence of a Soviet network was taken from a document prepared by the CIA years before to test Sejna's honesty; he failed the test, but the "evidence" in the forged test document turned up as the heart of Sterling's work. 
The underlying lack of judgment and the fanatical quality of Sterling's world-view may also be seen in her claims that Western intelligence had erected a "Western intelligence" shield to conceal from its public the actual extent of Soviet involvement in terrorism. The reason for this was that it would disturb "detente", which the Reagan administration was allegedly pursuing in 1983-84. She also contended that it was hard to get over the truth in the West on the shooting of the pope because of the force of Soviet propaganda, most notably in their issuance of a pamphlet on the case by Iona Andronov. To our knowledge, this pamphlet has never been cited in the Western media except in derogatory references by Sterling and Henze, and its claims have never been acknowledged as worthy of discussion.
Sterling's dependence on Sejna and its significance, and the vast array of other evidence of her deficiencies as an analyst of terrorism, are not discussed in the Western mass media and have absolutely no impact on her perceived qualifications and credibility. She is authenticated by her message and the approval of the terrorism establishment. Even the industry "scholar", Walter Laqueur, reviewing her Terror Network in the Wall Street Journal, explains that while she perhaps overrates the importance of terrorism and its inexorable advance, her book is "enlightening", presents a "mind boggling mass of details" (which Laqueur does not question in any way), and "should be warmly welcomed". 
Recorded on June 05, 1981, Claire Sterling appeared on Firing Line with host William F Buckley and fellow guest Senator Jeremiah Denton.
Senator Denton's subcommittee was investigating the subject of Mrs. Sterling's highly controversial book,Terror Network, about international terrorism and the Soviets' role in it.
In 1945, Buckley enrolled in Yale University, where he became a member of the secret Skull and Bones society. In 1951, along with many other Ivy League alumni, Buckley was recruited into the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); he served for two years including one year in Mexico City working on political action for E. Howard Hunt. These two officers remained lifelong friends. In a November 1, 2005, column for National Review, Buckley recounted that while he worked for the CIA, the only employee of the organization that he knew was Hunt, his immediate boss.
As I explained earlier, the clue into Claire Sterling came from listening to the Jacobin Podcast; after researching her a little I messaged Kool A.D. on Instagram to ask him what his opinion was on the allegations that I had read, and that I just finished laying out on this blog post. His reply seemed contradictory to what I had read online about his grandmother so I proceeded to send him information and asked him how I could possibly come to any other conclusion other than that she was a propagandist. He replied to me with an offer for him to do $100 freestyle on the topic and "address the allegations". $100 freestyles are one of the hustles that Kool A.D. has in this post-internet age of music. For $100 he records on any beat that you send him and then sends you the song. The $100 freestyles also get released on the albums that Kool A.D. releases as a download, free of charge, on his bandcamp site.