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  • Castro’s Spies Reflect Cuba’s Hidden War with the U.S.

    For decades, the Cuban government has waged a secretive war on the U.S. With no legislative oversight, freedom of information, or independent judiciary, Cuba’s clandestine services operate freely without check or challenge.

    Cases like those of Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Ana Belen Montes, convicted in 2002 of spying for Cuba, or the five Cubans convicted in Miami in 2001 on 26 counts of spying for the regime, demonstrate the ability of the Cuban operatives to work in the U.S. to the detriment of U.S. national security and interests.

    The latest Cuban spy discovery involves a guilt-ridden former State Department official, Walter Kendall Myers, and his wife, Gwendolyn Myers, who were recruited by and worked for Cuba intelligence for decades. As a government official Myers crossed a clearly-demarcated line turning personal dissent into acts of treason, willingly passing classified information to their Cuban handlers. His action betrayed a sacred trust and tarnishes the integrity and loyalty of thousands of State Department personnel who serve their country and live by the rules, even when they question policy decisions.

    The arrests also raise two additional thoughts:

    First, how many more Kendall and Gwendolyn Meyers remain hidden in our midst? When do critics and apologists for the Castro regime cross the line from advocacy to become Havana’s secret agents?

    Secondly, it reminds us that normalizing relations with communist Cuba isn’t just about tourism or trade or learning how to get along. It is also about ending a permanent state of ideological hostility toward the U.S. and the values and ideals we represent that is at the marrow of the regime’s mental processes.

    As a totalitarian system, Havana still lives in a stark, dialectic world of ideological storm and conflict. Political good lies in the defense of the revolution, in the undying loyalty of cadres to Cuba’s monolithic party and its unelected leaders. Pluralism, debate, dialogue, individual freedom, and personal integrity matter less than service to the revolutionary cause — no matter how Machiavellian, no matter what the mission!

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    12 Responses to Castro’s Spies Reflect Cuba’s Hidden War with the U.S.

    1. J.C. Hughes, Texas says:

      Now that Fidel is politically right of Obama, maybe the old dictator will consider Cuba's reentry into gaming, entertainment and tourism. Cuba also makes a fine cigar that's rarely enjoyed by Americans. My message to Cuba is to stop spying and start being entrepreneurs.

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    3. The Forgotten Man, U says:

      I agree that Kendall and Gwendolyn Meyers are scum-sucking bottom dwellers, but do you not think that the US does the same thing in Havana?

    4. Sandy, Indiana says:

      How many communist sympathizers are there in America? I would suggest looking at the numbers from the last election and you'll have your answer.

    5. John, Colorado says:

      Have they yet achieved the Obama Utopia in Cuba? Everyone working a 9 to 5 union/government job, riding the bus to work, from their government apartments?

    6. Davod, Reston, VA says:

      "As a totalitarian system, Havana still lives in a stark, dialectic world of ideological storm and conflict. Political good lies in the defense of the revolution, in the undying loyalty of cadres to Cuba’s monolithic party and its unelected leaders. Pluralism, debate, dialogue, individual freedom, and personal integrity matter less than service to the revolutionary cause — no matter how Machiavellian, no matter what the mission!"

      Someone smarter than I could probably write this better:

      Still to early to tell but there are some in the USA, and even the current administration, who are acting as if the above system should apply to the USA.

    7. Davod, Reston, VA says:

      PS:

      Apply this to the last five months and even the election cycle:

      " Pluralism, debate, dialogue, individual freedom, and personal integrity matter less than service to the revolutionary cause — no matter how Machiavellian, no matter what the mission!”

    8. Carolina, Nebraska says:

      Here is a quote from something I read that Ken Timmerman wrote "For Cuba and other enemies of America, being able to influence policy and "elite" opinion-makers "is equally important, possibly even more important, than recruiting spies with access to intelligence information."

      We have a greedy group of ex-diplomats that are so called business consultants for Cuba investing. They specialize in investing in Cuba and they represent investors that have large already have investments in Cuba. These are the same folks that our government goes to when they want information about Cuba. It's unethical that they are business partners with the Castro brothers and they are the authority for our government when it comes to Cuba. They are the worst kind of spy, because they are indeed like a wolf in sheep's clothing.

    9. Davod, Reston, VA says:

      Carolina:

      Don't forget the politicians in, and from, the farming states who would repudiate everything to sell foodstuffs to Cuba using US credit (Which they cannot do).

    10. Gus, Brisbane says:

      I've thought that it was the other way around!!! After all it is the good old USA the one on a state of war against Cuba, imposing crippling sanctions for decades, paying and organizing invaders and spies, and giving proved terrorists like Posadas Carriles safe heaven in the land of the "war against terrorism", because there are "good and bad" terrorists and "good and bad" democracies, you know, it all depend where "you are with us or against us" ask the Egyptians, the Saudis etc.they are not even democracies, still they fare much better with the "good old USA"

      WHY????

    11. Marshall Hill MI. says:

      The great Example of Poverty, Socialist Style!

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