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Monday, June 08, 2009


Self-control I can't imagine

No doubt you've read about the two Cuban "spies" just arrested by the U.S. Government. I put the word "spies" in quotes, because, although they were at least allegedly engaged in real espionage (passing classified information to another government), they weren't in any way professional "spies," but honest people whose only motivation was a repulsion for U.S. policy towards Cuba and an admiration for the achievements of the Cuban revolution, and who allegedly received no pay whatsoever for what they did.

But here's the part I just can't fathom:

In the succeeding years, as the couple were allegedly passing information to the Cubans, they never indicated any interest in the island, according to friends and colleagues -- even at long dinner parties in which guests discussed world affairs.

"I never heard him say anything about Latin America at all -- ever, ever," said a retired Foreign Service officer who worked with Myers and who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Now the Cuban Five are a different story. They were infiltrating right-wing terrorist groups in Miami, and expressing any kind of support for Cuba would have not only blown their cover, but possibly gotten them killed as well. But Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers were in a completely different situation. How they could have spent 30 years without expressing the slightest interest in, much less support for, Cuba, is self-control I just can't imagine. I guess I've proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'm not a Cuban agent, and blown my chances of ever becoming one, since I can't stop talking about my support and admiration.

Truly amazing.

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