CBS proudly claims Julia Sweig as a “CBS News Analyst.”
Back in 2008 the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s top Cuba spycatcher Lieut. Col. Chris Simmons (now retired), named this very Julia Sweig as a full-fledged “agent of influence” for the Castro regime.
In his 16 years as a U.S. Military Counterintelligence officer, Lt. Col. Simmons helped end the operations of 80 enemy agents, some are today behind bars. One of these had managed the deepest penetration of the U.S. Department of Defense in U.S. history. The spy’s name is Ana Belen Montes, known as “Castro’s Queen Jewel” in the intelligence community. “Montes passed some of our most sensitive information about Cuba back to Havana,” revealed then-undersecretary for International Security John Bolton.
Today she serves a 25-year sentence in federal prison. She was convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, the same charge leveled against Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, carrying the same potential death sentence for what is widely considered the most damaging espionage case since the “end” of the Cold War. Two years later, in 2003, Chris Simmons helped root out 14 Cuban spies who were promptly booted from the U.S.
In brief, retired Lt. Col. Chris Simmons knows what he’s talking about.
When Julia Sweig (seen above on some of her frequent visits to the Castro-Family-Fiefdom) visited Cuba in 2010, accompanied by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, something caught Goldberg’s eye: “We shook hands,” he writes about the meeting with Fidel Castro. “Then he (Fidel Castro) greeted Julia warmly. They (Castro and Sweig) have known each other for more than 20 years.”
CBS news Analyst Julia Sweig thanks the Cuban terrorists seen above for helping produce and promote her book. In Nov. 1962 these Cuban terrorists tried to blow up half of Manhattan.
Julia Sweig’s Terrorist ties were revealed at a conference at the National Press Club put on by Accuracy In Media’s Cliff Kincaid (seen above right with picture of the CBS news analyst.)
Back in 1962 the FBI relied heavily on “HUMINT” (Human Intelligence.) So they’d expertly penetrated the Black Friday plot, knew the plotters and had them tapped. One by one the ringleaders were ambushed and arrested. Had those detonators gone off, 9/11 might be remembered as the SECOND deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Jose Gomez-Abad and Elsa Montero were among the arrested ringleaders of the genocidal terror plot.
“Elsa Montero and Jose Gomez Abad championed this project,” gushes Julia Sweig in the acknowledgements to her book, Inside the Cuban Revolution. “ In Cuba many people spent long hours with me, helped open doors I could not have pushed through myself, and offered friendship and warmth to myself during research trips to the island,” continues the paean by the CFR’s and the MSM’s favorite Cuba “Expert” (Julia Sweig) to her dear friends and professional collaborators, Elsa Montero and (the recently deceased) Jose Gomez Abad.
In her acknowledgements Julia Sweig also thanks Ramon Sanchez Parodi, Jose Antonio Arbesu, Fernando Miguel Garcia, Hugo Ernesto Yedra and Josefina Vidal for their “warmth, their friendship and their kindness in opening Cuban doors.”
Chris Simmons identified every one of the above as apparatchiks of Cuba’s intelligence agency. Josefina Vidal was booted from the U.S. in 2003 for espionage, after Simmons himself fingered her.
I haven’t checked Guinness, but effusively thanking the warm support of 7 different intelligence agents of a Terror-Sponsoring enemy nation in your book’s acknowledgements– three of whom were expelled from the U.S. for terrorism and/or espionage– must be some kind of record, at least for someone outside a maximum-security federal prison.