Well, Duh!

Well, this comes as a complete nonsurprise:

 

 

Cuba’s communist-led intelligence services are aggressively recruiting leftist American academics and university professors as spies and influence agents, according to an internal FBI report published this week.

Cuban intelligence services “have perfected the work of placing agents, that includes aggressively targeting 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],” the five-page unclassified FBI report says. It notes that the Cubans “devote a significant amount of resources to targeting and exploiting U.S. academia.”

“Academia has been and remains a key target of foreign intelligence services, including the [Cuban intelligence service],” the report concludes.

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,” the FBI report, dated Sept. 2, said.

Others are offered lucrative business deals in Cuba in a future post-U.S. embargo environment, and are treated to extravagant, all-expense paid visits to the island.

Coercive tactics used by the Cubans include exploiting personal weaknesses and sexual entrapment, usually during visits to Cuba.

The Cubans “will actively exploit visitors to the island” and U.S. academics are targeted by a special department of the spy agency.

Go here to read the rest.  I suspect that the main problem Cuban intelligence agents would run into, would be that for many academics the Cuban regime would be regarded as too conservative.  Of couse the saving grace on all this is just what intelligence would the academics have that they could sell Cuba?  I doubt if Castro’s minions are interested that Professor A is sleeping with his grad students, that Professor B cheated on his travel expense vouchers or that Professor C is usually drunk during her office hours, all typical examples of professorial tittle tattle.

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  1. Bishop Fulton Sheen’s “Life is Worth Living” series: “The Glory of being an American” DVD available from EWTN explains the communist ideology and the communist vs. the free man painfully clear.

  2. Seen on Facebook. “Socialism will work this time. My socialism professor told me.”
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    The useless idiots are our country’s and our way of life’s most dangerous enemies. It isn’t ISIS.

    When they heard the horrid news of the September 11, 2001 NYC/Pentagon massacres, Hamas et al danced in the streets. Their next street dance was celebrated in November 2008 when B. Hussein Obama was elected. Get it?

  3. My guess is the “sell” is not very difficult. Most lefties ceased being American a long time ago.

    Loyalty, patriotism and treason…..ain’t what they used to be!

  4. I am acquainted with a person who had an op/ed piece recently published in a periodical for higher education professionals. The piece was this person’s opinion about some people in the field, but it was perceived as an anti-labor attack. The publication broke protocol and published this person’s full contact information, which initiated a deluge of comments, anonymous letters, and phone calls, using extreme profanity and suggesting this person should be “off the planet.” (No one wanted to, or could, rebut the points in the article.) Someone circulated the op/ed piece at the writer’s place of employment, where the writer is now being ostracized. They are using bullying and intimidation to shut up anyone who agrees with the op/ed. And these attackers are professors! (The person has hired an attorney.)

    Higher education is loaded with people who have a very leftist agenda and who will use any means necessary to promote it. Dissent is not tolerated. There is little diversity of thought. As the parent of college kids, this is very scary.

  5. The publication broke protocol and published this person’s full contact information, which initiated a deluge of comments, anonymous letters, and phone calls, using extreme profanity and suggesting this person should be “off the planet.”

    Of course it did.

    How else are you going to threaten folks’ lives without OPENLY doing it? Just make sure you make it so the craziest know who to go after… and are encouraged to do it, because their cause is just and they just MEAN well…..

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