Skip to comments.Communist Spies Target Academia Says New FBI Report.
Posted on 09/13/2014 5:38:00 AM PDT by Kaslin
Academia has been and remains a key target of foreign intelligence services, including the [Cuban intelligence service], says an FBI report from Sept. 2nd.
One recruitment method used by the Cubans is to appeal to American leftists ideology. For instance, someone who is allied with communist or leftist ideology may assist the [Cuban intelligence service] because of his/her personal beliefs.
Not that any of the above should come as earth-shaking news to anyone who:
A: Attended a typical college and suffered through typical Liberal Arts courses.
B. Knows anything at all about the history of Cuban spying in the U.S.
Give the A.B. above, heres the main question: Who among most U.S. Liberals Arts college faculties ISNT a candidate for recruitment by Castros KGB-trained intelligence services?
I really feel for the FBI agents tasked with ferreting out Cuban spies in the U.S. Would it be possible to imagine a larger pool of communist spy candidates? Its a rare Liberal Arts professor who DOESNT fit the profile! Of the most recently convicted Cuban spies--Ana Montes, Walter Kendall Meyers and Carlos and Elsa Alvarez, three were recruited by Castros agents from academia-- John Hopkins, for Montes and Florida International University for the Alvarez couple.
Cubas Intelligence services will actively exploit visitors to the island continues the report. Intelligence officers will come into contact with the academic travelers (from the U.S.) They will stay in the same accommodations and participate in the activities arranged for the travelers. This clearly provides an opportunity to identify targets….Castros intelligence aggressively targets U.S. universities under the assumption that a percentage of students will eventually move on to positions within the U.S. government that can provide access to information of use to the [Cuban intelligence service,] continues the FBI report.
A preferred target are study abroad programs (in Cuba,) adds Americas top Cuban spycatcher Chris Simmons, recently retired from the Defense Intelligence Agency, as participating students (from the U.S.) are assessed as inherently sympathetic to the Cuban revolution.
Its not customary for U.S. administrations to increase the size of an enemy spy agencys preferred spy-recruitment target, but were talking the Obama Administration here, amigos. To wit: Academic and cultural exchanges along with various types of legalized people-to-people travel between the U.S. and terror-sponsoring Cuba now allow hundreds of thousands of people to visit Cuba annually from the U.S. —over half a million visited just last year.
By the way thats DOUBLE the number who visited Cuba from the U.S. in 1958, when Cuba was a tourist playground for Americans. Surely, you remember that from Godfather II?
So lets chew on that for a second: When Cuba was a U.S. tourist playground 263,000 people visited Cuba from the U.S.
But now that Cuba suffers from a beastly blockade or embargo (as the media calls it) by the U.S. 599,426 people visited Cuba from the U.S. 102.396 of these, by the way, went under educational and cultural exchanges approved by the Obama State Department.
In brief, Obama has greatly simplified matters for Castros Intelligence. Used to be that for recruiting U.S. spies, Castro relied on Obamas Chicago neighbors, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
You read right. You see during the late 60s and early 70s the terrorist offshoot from the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) known as The Weathermen and staffed most famously by Barack Obamas future neighbors Bill Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn served as the Cuban DGIs (Directorio General de Intelligencia) top U.S. recruitment officers. They accomplished this recruitment primarily through their sponsorship of the then famous Venceremos Brigades.
During that heady Age of Aquarius hundreds of starry-eyed college kids were volunteering to help build Cuban Socialism and fight U.S. Imperialism, mostly by joining these Venceremos Brigades (many via the Weathermen,) making their way to Cuba and joyfully cutting Cuban sugar cane.
"The ultimate objective of the DGIs participation in the setting up of the Venceremos Brigades, says an FBI report declassified in 1976 was the recruitment of individuals who are politically oriented and who someday may obtain a position, elective or appointive, somewhere in the U.S. Government, which would provide the Cuban Government with access to political, economic and military intelligence
Sure sounds like what the very recently de-classified FBI report claims about current recruitment objectives by Cubas intelligence, except now they have tens of thousands more spy candidates to choose from!
In brief: nowadays instead of relying on terrorist groups as an employment agency to screen their spy recruits, the Castro regime--thanks to "People-to-People" "academic exchanges, etc. relies on the massive apparatus of academic Cuban Studies Programs and their U.S. government facilitators!
The problem is that probably at least 75% of Americans view communism as either a neutral or positive thing, and view those who see it for the evil it is as paranoid McCarthyites or deluded John Birchers (I’ve been accused of being both).
What a laugh. Nobody is “ferreting” out foreign spies.
Queen Putt Gubbmint cover for the Commies IN Academia.
Marxist, Mooslim, Kenyan, Steaming Pant Load
They are already running most of the government schools and many of the colleges.
If the FBI is looking for communists they will find plenty of them right in the federal government. The White House would be a good place to start.
Did these maroons need an expensive study to figure this out? We could have told them for free.
Why? So they can learn something about true Communism?!?
Communist infiltration of academia, government, and church has been going on since the beginning of the Cold War. In New England many of the rich and famous were communist who had a not-so-secret active cell. For that brief time when Congress made it illegal to be communist, many of them moved to Mexico City where they were even more organized, open and active. I suspect they remain so.
LOL, the Cuban Commies spy on the American ones to keep ‘em on the same page.
Ah, ...for the good old days.
The common thing about entirely too many people in government,academia,and church is that they have never had to actually WORK for a living.
We would have a better society if no one could be recruited or begin careers in those three fields until having worked at least four years in a private profit-making business.
“Communist Spies Target Academia Says New FBI Report.”
Typo in title: Please replace “Target” with “Own”.
Funny, but I would think THIS Administration would be okey-doakey with people spying for Communist countries. After all, they’re just advancing the Progressive agenda.
Seems to me that these days Academia and the US Government are ferreting out conservatives....
Megan Kelly’s recent interviews with Bill Ayers and Ward Churchhill shed a lot of light on this subject. If you missed them, check out her website.
“Academia has been and remains a key target of foreign intelligence services”
WOW! Now why would they say that? I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!
When I see the phrase “communist spies,” I think of the Obama White House, not Cuba, or other foreign entities. The alphabet medias, the NYT or Washington Compost come to mind. American universities, teachers, students, Democrats, the Republican left, unions, community organizations, rabble rousers, public housing, immigrants, Hollywood, to name some of the Communism that is making this country bleed red.
Don’t they already control academia?
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