Last week the U.S. Dept. of Justice, at U.S. taxpayer expense, transported a Lieut.Col. of Fidel Castro’s KGB-trained secret police named Roberto Hernandez-Caballero to a U.S. courtroom.
The U.S. State Dept. classifies Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” and Fidel Castro classifies the U.S. as “the Great Enemy of Mankind.” A former regime-colleague of Hernandez-Caballero sits in a U.S. federal prison after her conviction in “the most damaging spy scandal against the U.S. since the end of the Cold War.” Her name is Ana Montes, and she was convicted of the same crimes as Ethel and Julius Rosenberg–but on behalf of Fidel Castro.
Other regime-colleagues of Senor Hernandez-Caballero — Elsa Montero, Jose Abad and Roberto Santiesteban — were nabbed in the nick of time by J Edgar Hoover’s FBI and booted from the U.S. for plotting to detonate 500 kilos of TNT in Macy’s, Gimbels, Bloomingdales and Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal on Black Friday 1962. Macy’s typically gets 50,000 shoppers that day.
Another regime-colleagues of Hernandez-Caballero, one named Fernando Vecino-Alegret, helped torture American POWs to death in Hanoi. In 1967, Fidel Castro sent several of his regime’s most promising sadists to North Vietnamese prison camps to instruct the Vietnamese Reds in the finer points of their profession. Testimony during Congressional hearings titled The Cuban Torture Program; Torture of American Prisoners by Cuban Agents, held in November, 1999, provides 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 Castroite Cubans to determine how much physical and psychological agony a human can endure before cracking.
The North Vietnamese—please note–never, ever asked the Castroites for advice on combat. They knew better. Unlike director Steven Soderbergh, they saw the image of Castro’s famed guerilla leader, Che Guevara, for what it really was and is: a Castroite hoax to camouflage the bumblings of an incurable military idiot–and more importantly, Castro’s own hand in the idiot’s demise.
No, the North Vietnamese sought Castroite tutelage only on the torture of the defenseless, well aware of the Castroites’ expertise in this matter.
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, through torture. Upon learning his Castroite Cuban affiliation, the American POWs nicknamed Cobeil’s Cuban torturer Fidel.
The difference between the Vietnamese and ‘Fidel’ was that once the Vietnamese got what they wanted, they let up, at least for a while,” testified fellow POW Captain Ray Vohden. “Not so with the Cubans. Earl Cobeil had resisted ‘Fidel’ to the maximum. I heard the thud of the belt falling on Cobeil’s body again and again, as Fidel screamed, ‘You son of a beech! I will show you! Kneel down!–KNEEL DOWN!’ The Cubans unmercifully beat a mentally defenseless, sick American naval pilot to death.’