“The Kennedy Center celebrates the richness, diversity and influence of Cuban arts and culture with a two-week festival beginning Tuesday that features 50 events spanning music, theater, film and visual arts. “Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World” showcases 400 artists, including 250 from the island nation, performing salsa, ballet, Afro-Cuban jazz, Latin funk and more.” (From the Washington Post 5/3/2018)
The WaPo titles it’s free ad for the Castro regime as a “Can’t Miss!” event.
“Cultural exchanges with foreign countries are our most effective propaganda.” (Soviet KGB document, May, 20, 1981, discovered and translated by Vladimir Bukovsky.
“Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba.” (President Donald Trump during speech in Miami. June 16, 2017.)
Yet Trump and Pompeo’s State Department graciously grandfathered Obama’s Cuba policy by graciously granting those 400 Cuban apparatchiks U.S. visas to (slyly) propagandize in our nation’s capitol for a Stalinist, terror-sponsoring regime.
Virtually every Cuban performer booked for this Communist Propaganda-Paloooza at the Kennedy Center next week was carefully vetted and selected by the Castro regime based—not on their talent, heaven forbid!—but on their boot-licking subservience to the terror-sponsoring regime’s propaganda agenda.
In fact, several lawmakers representing the ethnic group that voted for President Trump at the highest rates of any in the U.S., sent a letter to the State Dept. regarding this scandalous issue.
The Cuban performers “are apologists for the Castro regime, making the show an extension of the Cuban government's propaganda machine,” argues the letter.
Alas! The election’s long over.
Oh well, that’s life in the big city, as Ann Coulter (among many others) discovered regarding immigration and the Mexican wall.
Granted, the Communist Propaganda-Palooza takes place in Washington D.C., so it’s perfectly proper for the The Washington Post to propagandize for it. But there’s a bit more to it. Because you see, amigos:
The Washington Post’s former Latin American correspondent Nick Miroff is married to an academic apparatchik of the Castro regime named Camila Piniera Harnacker. She is the daughter of the founder of the Castro regime’s military intelligence and secret police services. This notorious KGB-protégé, Che Guevara-chum and Stalinist torturer was named Manuel “Barbaroja” Pineiro. Like so many others in such sensitive positions within Stalinist regimes (indeed, like Che Guevara himself!) Pineiro’s usefulness to his employers finally expired. In 1998 “Barbaroja” died in a mysterious “car-accident” in Havana. Most Cuba-watchers get a chuckle out of that one.
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.
For years Manuel “Barbaroja” 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 “Barbaroja” 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.”
A story on which the Washington Post’s Nick Miroff (given his family connections) could greatly enlighten WaPo readers is how Castro’s military intelligence tortured American POWs to death in North Vietnam.
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 20 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—if not the mastermind himself 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!”