The day a Cuban spy and American traitor was arrested

From Chris Simmons excellent Cuba Confidential comes a stark reminder that Cuban spies (and American traitors) are everywhere:

September 21, 2001: On this Friday morning, Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Ana B. Montes was told to report to the Inspector General’s (IG) office. She believed the IG was finally ready to close out a lingering inquiry regarding her unsanctioned interaction with Soldier of Fortune magazine. She entered the IG’s Office to discover it had been a ruse – waiting FBI agents arrested her and discreetly exited her from the building.

Her last contact with Havana had been just five days earlier – on Sunday, September 16th.



2 thoughts on “The day a Cuban spy and American traitor was arrested

  1. Toronto’s Mayor quick response on the Cuba Five at City Hall
    Rob Ford Toronto’s Mayor
    following Message to Toronto’s Mayor and the Cuban Five
    Dear Lazaro,

    Thank you for your email of September 21st 2012, regarding your concerns about the Cuban Five at City Hall. I feel it is important to listen and understand the issues most important to you. I will be sure to share your thoughts with my policy team during the upcoming months of deliberation and discussion.

    I will continue to work on behalf of the taxpayers to make sure you get the respect you deserve.

    Thank you again for taking the time to write me and taking an active role in transforming our city for the better because we’re all in this together. Please feel free to contact my office again at any time.

    Yours truly,

    Mayor Rob Ford
    City of Toronto

  2. Hi Laz … do you really think there is any substance to Mayor Rob Ford’s letter or that it is much more than a cut and paste form letter job? With his troubles these days, personally, I suspect he has very different concerns.

    (I suppose many here read your blog and know what your letter was about, but for anyone who may have missed it, the “Peoples’ Court and Assembly seeking justice for the Cuban Five” is running at Mayor Rob Ford’s Toronto City Hall today through Sunday.)

    I can’t resist posting this recent headline from one of Toronto’s most conservative newspapers:

    “‘I’m really pumped up,’ Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gushes on meeting with Rahm Emanuel, connections to Chicago”

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