The Washington Post's Undisclosed Links to Castro's Torturers

The ties the paper doesn't want you to know about.

The Washington Post “broke” the “scandal” involving Jeff Sessions “non-disclosure” of a meeting (while Chairman of the Armed Services Committee) with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S.—in other words, for doing his job.

The Washington Post could also claim it was “performing its job” when it hired a correspondent with close family links to the Castro regime. After all, getting some  “inside scoop” on a terror-sponsoring Stalinist regime that burglarized, tortured and murdered U.S. citizens, that top military counter-intelligence officer Chris Simmons calls “Intelligence Trafficker to the World”-- and that pulled off the deepest and most damaging penetration of the U.S. Defense Department in recent history could make for fascinating and valuable revelations.

Instead, all we’ve gotten from the WaPo’s correspondent is blatant Castroite propaganda—as if we needed any more from the mainstream media. So all we ask from the Washington Post is the same type of “full-disclosure,” they demand of Jeff Session.

But such disclosures involving one of America’s top newspapers and one of the world’s top repressors, espionage-masters and terror-sponsors do not appear to be forthcoming voluntarily from the Washington Post. So we’ll reveal  them right there: 

You see, amigos: The Washington Post’s Latin American correspondent Nick Miroff is married to an apparatchik of the Castro regime named Camila Harnecker.  She is the daughter of the founder of the Castro regime’s military intelligence (G-2) apparatus. This notorious KGB-protégé, Che Guevara-chum and Stalinist torturer was named Manuel “Barbarroja” (Red Beard) Pineiro. 

Significantly, at the time of its founding in 1959, Castro’s G-2 was under the close tutelage of Soviet GRU torturers who had interned with the masters themselves, Stalin and Beria. 

“Barbarroja’s” wife (the WaPo’ reporter’s mother-in-law) is Maria Marta Harnecker Cerda, a Chilean Communist who worked for Salvador Allende and scurried to Stalinist Cuba upon Augusto Pinochet’s (just-in-time!) liberation of Chile.   

For years Manuel “Barbarroja” Pineiro served for the Castros exactly as Yezhov, Yagoda and Beria served for Stalin–as director of mass-murder and torture.

And wouldn’t you know?  Like so many others in such “sensitive” positions within Stalinist regimes (Yezhov, Yagoda, Beria– indeed, like Che Guevara himself.) Manuel Pineiro’s usefulness to his employers finally expired. In 1998 the infamous “Barbarroja” himself got a taste of his own medicine and was “disappeared.” For the brain-dead his Stalinist “comrades” concocted a story of a “car-accident.”

Upon the Stalinist mass-torturer’s offing by his Stalinist mass-torturing “comrades” in 1998, his faithfully Communist daughter even made a little film in his honor titled “A fighter for all just causes.”

A couple years ago The Washington Post ran an “in-depth” article (by Nick Miroff) on an islet off the southwestern coast of Cuba called The Isle of Pines which hosted the biggest prison/torture and forced- labor complex for political prisoners in the history of the Western Hemisphere. Tens of thousands of American citizens of Cuban heritage had family members tortured there by Castro’s Stalinist regime. Many had family members murdered there. 

Dozens of the surviving torture victims are U.S. citizens and live in the U.S. today. Interviews (or even mention) of these people would have an eye-catching “human-interest” quotient to the “in-depth” article. After all, these people (most of which are in the phone book) qualify as the longest-suffering political prisoners in modern history, having suffered prison camps, forced labor and torture chambers for a period three times as long in Castro’s Gulag as Alexander Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalin’s (8 years.) 

Furthermore, several of these prisoners are black Cubans who suffered longer in Castro’s prisons than Nelson Mandela spent in South Africa’s (27 years.) Their inspirational stories of survival during decades of forced-labor and torture in Castro’s Gulag all began at the Isle of Pines’ Presidio Modelo prison and torture-complex.

Over the years the WaPo itself has run a veritable library-full of stories canonizing Nelson Mandela and demonizing his jailers. But except for the Cuban-American readers of the WaPo’s “in-depth” story by Nick Miroff no reader would have guessed any of the above regarding this notorious prison torture-complex. Any guesses why?

Maybe because most of the victims were sent to Cuba’s Isle of Pines prison/torture/ forced-labor complex on the orders of the man (Manuel “Barbarroja” Pineiro) who would have become father-in-law to the Washington Post’s Nick Miroff, the author of the story on the Isle of Pines, whose wife (Camila Harnecker Pineiro) and mother-in-law remain active apparatchiks of Cuba’s Stalinist regime.

Another story on which the Washington Post’s Nick Miroff (given his family connections) could greatly enlighten “deplorable” Americans is how Castro’s military intelligence tortured American POWS to death in North Viet-Nam. 

You see, amigos: In 1967 the Castro regime –unable to get their hands on any defenseless Americans to torture and murder at home– sent several of their top torturers to North Vietnam, where defenseless Americans were abundantly available. Testimony during Congressional hearings titled, “The Cuban Torture Program; Torture of American Prisoners by Cuban Agents” held on November 1999 provide some of the harrowing details.

The communists titled their torture program “the Cuba Project,” and it took place during 67-68 primarily at the Cu Loc POW camp (also known as “The Zoo”) on the southwestern edge of Hanoi. In brief, this “Cuba Project” was a Joseph Mengelese experiment run by Cuban military “interrogation specialists” to determine how much physical and psychological agony a human can endure before cracking.

For their experiment the Castroites chose twenty American POWs. One died: Lieutenant Colonel Earl Cobeil, an Air Force F-105 pilot. His death came slowly, in agonizing stages, under torture. Upon learning his Castroite Cuban affiliation, the American POWs nicknamed Cobeil’s Cuban torturer, “Fidel.”

“Earl Cobeil was a complete physical disaster when we saw him,” testified another fellow POW, Col. Jack Bomar. “He had been tortured for days and days and days. His hands were almost severed from the manacles. He had bamboo in his shins. All kinds of welts up and down all over; his face was bloody. Then the Cuban torturer again began to beat him with a fan belt.”

According to the book Honor Bound: “the tortures of U.S. POWs by Castro’s agents were “the worst sieges of torture any American withstood in Hanoi.”

Considering that Manuel “Barbarroja” Pineiro headed Cuba’s military intelligence at the time of this torture program against U.S. POWs we have to think he was heavily involved in the project. In fact, he could well have been its very mastermind from his base in Cuba. So just think of the fascinating “tell-all” the daughter of this torture- terror chieftain could provide American readers via a little “pillow-talk” to her husband!

Why, the Washington Post might even recapture its long-lost Watergate “glory!”

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