April 24, 2003

More on the Cuban Dissident...

More on the Cuban Dissident/Informers: From the Washington Post. Terrible stuff that I'll be following up on.

Posted by at April 24, 2003 12:58 AM
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Keep an eye on the Chicago Reader's Hot Type. This week's column isn't online yet, but Miner goes deeper into this Orrio goon.

It's like J. Edgar Hoover died and went to Cuba.

Posted by: J. Luke Seemann at April 24, 2003 02:04 PM

Is there any aspect of U.S. foreign intelligence operations over the years - from Operation Mongoose to today - that has been a greater failure than those dealing with Castro and Cuba? It seems that every aspect of the policy has been either obscence, stupid, ill-advised, corrupt or penetrated by Cuban intelligence services. Forget that "or" conjunction; should have used "and."

My gawd, I half expect Livan Hernandez and Jose Canseco to be revealed as Cuban agents.

The history is just absymal.

SMG

Posted by: SMGalbraith at April 24, 2003 02:05 PM

That Miner column is up. Here's a permalink.

Posted by: J. Luke Seemann at April 24, 2003 05:14 PM

What do you think about your man Nestor Baguer? There are some pretty contemptible quotes from him in there.

What's your take? Was he a fiendishly clever double agent posing as a dissident journalist or was he sincere but they've managed to coerce him.

Posted by: Tokyo Taro at April 25, 2003 12:08 AM

Tokyo Taro -- I don't know! I intend to find out as much as I can.

Posted by: Matt Welch at April 25, 2003 12:32 AM

Breaking News: Scholars at the University of Virginia have discovered correspondence among Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams and George Washington that reportedly shows them to have been Cuban agents.

In addition, Garry Wills is reportedly ready to publish a piece showing that Audie Murphy, Jimmy Doolittle, Abraham Lincoln and Oliver Wendell Holmes also had secret correspondence with the Cuban DGI. There's also a rumor that Ronald Reagan was a courier for the Cuban secret intelligence service. The latter hasn't been verified.

SMG

Posted by: SMGalbraith at April 26, 2003 08:40 AM
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a> at April 24, 2003 02:04 PM

Is there any aspect of U.S. foreign intelligence operations over the years - from Operation Mongoose to today - that has been a greater failure than those dealing with Castro and Cuba? It seems that every aspect of the policy has been either obscence, stupid, ill-advised, corrupt or penetrated by Cuban intelligence services. Forget that "or" conjunction; should have used "and."

My gawd, I half expect Livan Hernandez and Jose Canseco to be revealed as Cuban agents.

The history is just absymal.

SMG

Posted by: SMGalbraith at April 24, 2003 02:05 PM

That Miner column is up. Here's a permalink.

Posted by: J. Luke Seemann at April 24, 2003 05:14 PM

What do you think about your man Nestor Baguer? There are some pretty contemptible quotes from him in there.

What's your take? Was he a fiendishly clever double agent posing as a dissident journalist or was he sincere but they've managed to coerce him.

Posted by: Tokyo Taro at April 25, 2003 12:08 AM

Tokyo Taro -- I don't know! I intend to find out as much as I can.

Posted by: Matt Welch at April 25, 2003 12:32 AM

Breaking News: Scholars at the University of Virginia have discovered correspondence among Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams and George Washington that reportedly shows them to have been Cuban agents.

In addition, Garry Wills is reportedly ready to publish a piece showing that Audie Murphy, Jimmy Doolittle, Abraham Lincoln and Oliver Wendell Holmes also had secret correspondence with the Cuban DGI. There's also a rumor that Ronald Reagan was a courier for the Cuban secret intelligence service. The latter hasn't been verified.

SMG

Posted by: SMGalbraith at April 26, 2003 08:40 AM
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