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Former US official sentenced to life in prison for espionage
monsters and critics ^ | 7/16/10 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur, by Staff

Posted on 07/16/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT by Nachum

Washington - A former US State Department official has been sentenced to life in prison for spying, while his wife was ordered to spend nearly seven years behind bars for helping to pass highly classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said Friday.

Walter Kendall Myers, 73, and wife Gwendolyn, 71, pleaded guilty in November to espionage charges and acting as agents for the Cuban government. Myers had also admitted to passing top secret information in a conversation with an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said.

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1 posted on 07/16/2010 2:52:33 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
excerpt from Wikipedia: "Kendall Myers is the grandson of Gilbert Grosvenor and great-grandson of Alexander Graham Bell.[5] He went to college at Brown University and earned a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.[5] He began working for the US State Department as a contract instructor at its Foreign Service Institute in 1977, and for 20 years, he has been a part-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins' Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. From 2000 until his retirement in October 2007, he worked as a European analyst in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). Mr. Myers’ State Department service was primarily in domestic positions. Mr. Myers’ spouse, Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers, was never employed by the U.S. Department of State."


2 posted on 07/16/2010 3:00:50 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Nachum
Myers is the great grandson of Alexander Graham Bell. He grew up in wealth and privilege.

Like so many other spoiled brats...(i.e. Hollywood activists, Barack Obama, John Kerry, the Kennedys, etc,etc,etc), he developed a perverted view of the world and the meaning and value of freedom.

At least ONE of their evil army will die in prison for his misguided deeds, as should many more of them.

The world would be a much better place if the Lefties who are sure they're so smart had to survive on the sweat of their brows rather than their connections, manipulations and degrees that teaches them nothing about the realities of the world.

In a real Natural Selection process, which is generally preferred by the Left over a Divine Creator to explain how we got here, these elitist wimps would be the first ones weeded out.

3 posted on 07/16/2010 3:11:43 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
excerpt from Wikipedia: ...

The State Department is an Augean Stable of traitors, communist spies and communist sympathizers. It needs cleaning badly, but it won't happen during this administration.

4 posted on 07/16/2010 3:16:33 PM PDT by Spirochete (Just say NO to RINOs)
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To: Nachum

Maybe some day we will read that former president, hopey-changey mac daddy, has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes against the American people.


5 posted on 07/16/2010 3:17:50 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc
Maybe some day we will read that former president, hopey-changey mac daddy, has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes against the American people.

3 square meals a day and a cushy room at club fed is too good for him. A firing squad is more like what he deserves.

6 posted on 07/16/2010 3:22:39 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
From Wikipedia:

Alleged motive

It is alleged that the Myerses' actions may not have been prompted by greed, but more by ideology.[10] According to a "law enforcement official", they were "true believers" in the Cuban system.[10] The United States federal affidavit quoted a diary entry by Kendall Myers as saying, "I can see nothing of value that has been lost by the revolution. The revolution has released enormous potential and liberated the Cuban spirit."[10], and referred to Fidel Castro as "one of the great political leaders of our time."[12] Other entries quoted reference a comparison of health care in the United States and healthcare in Cuba, and "complacency about the poor" in the United States.[10]

Myers just sounds like a typical 0bammunist to me.


7 posted on 07/16/2010 3:23:24 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: Nachum

According to the affidavit, the FBI collects high frequency messages broadcast by the CuIS to its agents and has identified messages that it has determined were broadcast to a handler of Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers. Furthermore, the FBI has confirmed trips by the couple to Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Jamaica that correspond to statements made by the defendants. In addition, the FBI has identified emails to the couple in 2008 and 2009 from a suspected representative of the CuIS in Mexico who was allegedly requesting that the couple travel to Mexico. -———Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba for Nearly 30 Years US DOJ.GOV/opa - Press Release ^ | June 5, 2009 | n/a
Posted on Friday, June 05, 2009 7:00:39 PM by Cindy


8 posted on 07/16/2010 3:48:36 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

They are connected to James Abourezk, former congressman from S Dakota.


9 posted on 07/16/2010 3:51:48 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

“The world would be a much better place if the Lefties who are sure they’re so smart had to survive on the sweat of their brows rather than their connections, manipulations and degrees that teaches them nothing about the realities of the world.”

Bears reposting. Elist wimps is a good description.


10 posted on 07/16/2010 3:52:30 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

The world would be better if we deported lefties to the totalitarian nations that they so vigorously defend.


11 posted on 07/16/2010 4:05:18 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Nachum
1995 : (WALTER KENDALL MYERS AND HIS WIFE GWENDOLYN STEINGRABER MYERS COME UNDER SUSPICION BUT FBI INVESTIGATION DOESN'T BEGIN UNTIL 2006 ... 11 yrs later!)
JUNE 4, 2009 Thu : (WALTER KENDALL MYERS AND HIS WIFE GWENDOLYN STEINGRABER MYERS ARE ARRESTED) Walter Kendall Myers and his wife, Gwendolyn, were arrested Thursday in Washington after a three-year investigation that began before Myers' retirement from the State Department in 2007. The U.S. government says they had been spying for Havana for 30 years, recruited by Cuba after a 1978 trip there. Myers received his orders by Morse code, and he and his wife usually hand-delivered intelligence, sometimes by exchanging carts in a grocery store, according to court documents.
......Myers had been under suspicion since 1995 and FBI investigation since 2006. .....
Court documents say the two were such valued spies, they once had a four-hour meeting with Castro, whom Myers described as one of the great modern political leaders. (Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
-----Castro questions timing of Cuban spy arrests," AP via Breitbart ^ | June 6, 2009 | ANITA SNOW Posted on 06/06/2009 7:08:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
I think 1995 was the year the feds dropped the ball on the Holy Land Foundation terror charity investigation, too. Shut it down...
12 posted on 07/16/2010 4:11:03 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

‘I think 1995 was the year the feds dropped the ball on the Holy Land Foundation terror charity investigation, too. Shut it down...’

Thank you, Bill Clinton.


13 posted on 07/16/2010 4:20:22 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Good night. I expect more respect tomorrow - Danny H (RIP))
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To: Nachum

Myers and his wife are known Communists. Can anyone tell me how Communists are allowed to work in governmental agencies or positions that have sensitive information?

Oh! I forgot. I can answer my own question. We have one of them in the Oval Office. He is there because of a brain dead population in a once sane nation.


14 posted on 07/16/2010 4:27:17 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: Nachum

Nah, life in prison for mac daddy is a harder sentence where ever he would serve it.

No freedom, no vacations, no parties, no golf and no life of his own.

He would have to do as the “Man” says and sleep with his eyes open so that he would not be attacked.


15 posted on 07/16/2010 4:48:36 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

Respectfully I disagree. Homo cowardly bigots love prisons surrounded by other maggots like themselves. He’d be a hero in the slammer. Mortality scares a man with no god. The firing squad or hangman’s noose works better. Then, an unmarked grave so they cannot make him a martyr.


16 posted on 07/16/2010 4:52:26 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Cindy
The wife Gwendolyn used to be an aide to Senator Abourezk, D-SD, ...

He's notorious for ...

Former Senator James Abourezk (D-SD) former US Senator James Abourezk, founder of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and an outspoken supporter of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), is an IPS trustee.6[ 6 Broken Seals, Op cit., passim; Findley, P., They Dare to Speak Out, Lawrence HIll Books, Chicago, 1989. p. 98] via The Plot to Hijack the CIA via FR post

17 posted on 07/16/2010 4:53:36 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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...and this...

2002 : (FORMER US SENATOR FROM S DAKOTA, JAMES ABOUREZK, PRAISES HEZBOLLAH) The second-generation Lebanese-American seemingly has no problem exercising his first amendment rights. In 2002, Abourezk praised the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah and the "positive role it was playing in Lebanon."
"[Hezbollah] was like the tool that forced the 'Israelis' to withdraw," Abourezk said.Also last year [2002], Abourezk suggested that the solution to Israel's terrorism problem would be to "get the hell out of the occupied territories."
"It's not a wonder there are suicide bombers, it's a wonder there aren't many more," Abourezk said. ---- "20-Year-Old Republican Website Owner Sued by Former Democrat Senator, " By Jeff Gannon, Talon News, July 31, 2003

18 posted on 07/16/2010 4:55:20 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Thanks for the update and info, Piasa.


19 posted on 07/16/2010 5:01:26 PM PDT by Cindy
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...and speaking of the ADC...

the Midwest Regional ADC (American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee), headed by former PFLP terrorist Imad Hamad--who also has close ties to LIFE. Senator Carl Levin, Alomari, and LIFE credited Hamad with getting LIFE USAID tax-funded status to administer our tax money in Iraq. ------------ "BREAKING: Largest U.S. Islamic Charity Raided by FBI!," Debbie Schlussel ^ | 9/18/06 | Debbie Schlussel

Another ADC affiliated fellow:

Shora [an Obama appointee to a homeland security post] was the head of a well-known Arab organization whose officials refer to anti-U.S. jihadists as heroes. As executive director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), Shora had close ties to radical Ivy League professor Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian terror supporter who has reportedly worked on behalf of the extremist Palestine Liberation Organization....-------by Judicialwatch via Right Side News, November 22:, 2009, http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/11/obama-adminstration-appoints-muslims-to-key-homeland-security-posts——but-theyre-moderates-arent-th.html

20 posted on 07/16/2010 5:01:42 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: SkipW

1978 : (WALTER KENDALL MYERS AND HIS WIFE GWENDOLYN STEINGRABER MYERS VISIT CUBA ON A TRIP MADE POSSIBLE BY PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER, GET RECRUITED TO WORK AS SPIES FOR CUBA) He wormed his way into the State Department after a legal trip to Cuba in 1978 made possible by Jimmy Carter, the president who thought Americans had an “inordinate fear of communism.” ......————— “Spy Case Keeps Cuba In Perspective,” IBD Editorials ^ | June 8, 2009
Posted on Monday, June 08, 2009 9:49:46 PM by Kaslin


21 posted on 07/16/2010 5:05:19 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: All

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22 posted on 07/16/2010 5:13:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Note the arrest didn't occur until a day AFTER the Organization of American states voted to lift the suspension of Cuba as a member of the group. The Obama admin had been pretending in the press and court of public opinion to oppose the lifting of Cuba's suspension on the grounds the US wanted to see more democratic reforms in Cuba, but of course, the admin "just happened" to switch to supporting the lifting of the suspension once behind closed doors since when it really comes down to it, the Obama admin doesn't give a CRAP about democratic reforms in Cua any more than they care about constitutional rights here in the USA.

Looks like the Obama admin wanted the arrest to go quietly under the radar [announced after 3 PM on a Friday- ] so as to not disrupt their move to support Cuba in the OAS.

IIRC, one of the big promoters of opening relations with Cuba is Abourezk of S Dakota even though he's no longer in office. S Dakota agribiz wants the opening badly.

23 posted on 07/16/2010 5:15:31 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Nachum

Well if we are going that route:

Deep in the forest, nearby ant hill spikes driven into the ground, chained to the spikes, honey poured on head and body, gag in mouth, hop in truck and drive away and return in a week to see how he is doing.


24 posted on 07/16/2010 6:15:47 PM PDT by chiefqc
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Registered Democrats.


25 posted on 07/16/2010 9:56:35 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: piasa

piasa:

Communists have been inside the US Government since the Rosenbergs betrayed America and gave the Soviet Union the A Bomb. Today the Democratic Party is controlled by Communists.

I don’t care what they call themselves or what others call them. They are determined to destroy the United States of America. This administration represents the the closest they have come to achieving that goal.

All of the chips are on the table now. November elections will tell the story. I believe that this could never have happened without the complicity of some Republican career politicians. I have in mind people like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John kyle and others who helped George W. Bush in his attempt to force amnesty for millions of illegal aliens on the American people. The Tea Party movement represents the biggest threat to the Communist/Marxist/Progressive traitors who have brought us to where we are.

Obama and the rest of that scum are doing everything that they can to destroy that movement. I pray for our country. And I work daily to defeat local Democratic Party politicians.


26 posted on 07/17/2010 1:06:48 PM PDT by SkipW
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