Skip to comments.Barbara Walters Charmed by the Hemisphere’s Top Torturer of Women
Posted on 05/17/2014 5:21:15 AM PDT by Kaslin
"She was an early ballbuster, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. She rattled a lot of cages before women were even allowed into the zoo." (Katie Couric hailing Barbara Walters this week in Vanity Fair.)
Some women living in the U.S. today (and with long experience in literal cages) strongly differ with Couric. They knowand from first-hand experience--that far from busting any gentleman parts, the figurative description for Ms Walters services to a powerful man matches a famous performance by another woman much in the news this week, also courtesy of Vanity Fair. (Her fist name starts with an M and last name with an L.)
Barbara Walters interviewed Fidel Castro in 1977 and again in 2002. But the famous ABC Wicked Witch who interrogated Nixon, Reagan and Bush when confronted by Fidel Castro-- morphed in Ann Margaret in front Conrad Birdie. No hint of the famous ABC News dominatrix in Washington was evident in the smiley and goo-goo-eyed groupie in Havana.
Instead this famous feminist shamelessly stroked among the most brutal and insatiable male egos in modern historyand within walking distance of where hundreds of his female victims languished in filthy, rat-infested and sweltering torture chambers.
When feminist icon Barbara Walters sat quivering alongside Fidel Castro in 1977 cooing: Fidel Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful! dozens of Cuban (genuine) feminists suffered in nearby torture chambers. From exile today many of them recall the horrors:
They started by beating us with twisted coils of wire recalls former political prisoner Ezperanza Pena from exile today. I remember Teresita on the ground with all her lower ribs broken. Gladys had both her arms broken. Doris had her face cut up so badly from the beatings that when she tried to drink, water would pour out of her lacerated cheeks.
On Mothers Day they allowed family visits, recalls, Manuela Calvo from exile today. But as our mothers and sons and daughters were watching, we were beaten with rubber hoses and high-pressure hoses were turned on us, knocking all of us the ground floor and rolling us around as the guards laughed and our loved-ones screamed helplessly.
When female guards couldnt handle us male guards were called in for more brutal beatings. I saw teen-aged girls beaten savagely their bones broken their mouths bleeding, recalled prisoner Polita Grau.
Fidel Castros regime jailed and tortured 35,150 Cuban women for political crimes, a totalitarian horror utterly unknownnot only in Cubabut in the Western Hemisphere until the regime so magnetic to Barbara Walters. Some of these Cuban ladies suffered twice as long in Castros Gulag as Alexander Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalins.
Their prison conditions were described by former political prisoner Maritza Lugo. The punishment cells measure 3 feet wide by 6 feet long. The toilet consists of an 8 inch hole in the ground through which cockroaches and rats enter, especially in cool temperatures the rat come inside to seek the warmth of our bodies and we were often bitten. The suicide rate among women prisoners was very high.
Only minutes after my arrival at the Hotel Riviera in Havana, I was told to be in his (Fidel Castros) office within 15 minutes, wrote Barbara Walters about her first interview with Fidel Castro in May 1977. There I found a very courtly, somewhat portly Fidel Castro. He apologized for making me wait for two years and said that now he wanted to cooperate On Wednesday, Castro himself came to our hotel to pick us up Then, driving a Russian-made jeep, he took us to the Bay of Pigs, where we boarded an armed patrol boat. We thus became, according to Castro, the first Americans to cross the Bay of Pigs since the U.S.-supported invasion there in 1961.
Barbara Walters crossing of the Bay of Pigs was probably more than a historical sight-seeing junket. On the other side and near the mouth of the bay sits Castros personal island-resort Cayo Piedra, that houses his luxurious get-away chateau. According to defectors, when younger, Fidel Castro often repaired to this remote but luxurious villa for spearfishing among other recreational pursuits.
Juan Reynaldo Sanchez, a Lt. Col. in Cubas Armed Forces who spent 17 years as Fidel Castros bodyguard/valet had just been promoted to the position when Barbara Walters visited Cuba for her first interview with the Stalinist dictator in May 1977. Sanchez defected to the U.S. in 2008 and explained to this writer how he was part of the Castroite entourage that accompanied Ms Walters and Fidel to the latters island chateau. Ms Walters does mention that:
We stopped at a little island for a picnic lunch of grilled fish and pineapple. During which Castro swapped fish stories with the ABC crew. It was here that we taped our first but brief and candid interview with him.
Argentinian journalist Juan Gasparini in his Spanish language book Mujeres de Dictadores (Women of Dictators) writes that, It is widely supposed that Fidel Castro had several amorous adventures with the North American reporter Barbara Walters who twice visited Cuba to interview him. It is said that she later visited
When Castros torturers were transferring his female prisoners from cell to cell while Barbara Walters visited Castros Bay of Pigs Love Shack, the guards were forced to drag many of these Cuban women around like dead animals. They were simply incapable of walking. The constant beatings had incapacitated many of them. The excrement and menstrual fluid caked to their legs and bare feet made it more difficult still. Some of the cells called Tapiadas, were barely big enough to stand and walk in and were completely sealed except for a few tiny air holes. The women were confined completely underground in total darkness and suffocating heat for weeks at a time. These were tombs by any other name, except that their occupants were still alive, if barely and if only by ultra-human perseverance.
So youll please excuse these Cuban ladies (most of them U.S. citizens today) if they regard the struggles of Betty Freidan, Gloria Steinem and yes, the b*llbusting by Barbara Walters-- as a trifle overblown.
The long romance between the U.S. media and Fidel Castro will be exposed in detail during a rollicking speaking event next week.
She also had an affair with Massachusetts US Senator Brooke.
A female Walter Cronkite.
The real BaBa legend celebrating commie torturers of women, men and children.
Who, I believe, was married at the time.....
Way to support a fellow sister, Babs....
Best description I’ve ever heard. She was also hired for her boobs and not her ability. When I was a high school boy, she had a pronounced lisp when she talked. When I mentioned it to my friends, the common refrain was “You noticed that instead of her rack?”
The left is fine with tyranny as long as they are the ones tyrannizing.
I think she has a lot to be ashamed of.
My son’s mother in law was the daughter of an ambassador who was shot by Castro’s thugs. She was a young girl and was thrown into prison until a priest helped her escape to Europe. I understand that to this day she bears the scars from the torture.
She was an early ballbuster....
Such lovely, ladylike talk. Stay classy, Katie.
The left is fine with tyranny as long as they are the ones tyrannizing.
General Vernon Walters-ex-ambassador to the U.N.-says that the indifference of the American press towards the tyrannical Cuban communist regime is “absolutely normal”: “They would go to the death searching out Franco’s or Pinochet’s prisoners. But the attitude toward Castro’s is, ‘They probably deserve to be there anyway.’
Barbara Walter, is the perfect example of the abject sycophancy enjoyed by the Cuban tyrant in the American media. Fidel was so please with Barbara Walters that after the previous interview he gave her a very expensive antique French table, probably taken from his great collection of pieces looted from the houses of the Cuban that were assassinated by the Cuban tyrant or left the country in the pursuit of freedom.
After her lovely interview Fidel might give her a summer village in one of the despot’s tourist resorts as another reward for her invaluable services.