Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"We were all appalled by the Bush years"

So I guess it's no big deal selling your country's secrets:
What Walter Kendall Myers kept hidden, according to documents unsealed in court Friday, was a deep and long-standing anger toward his country, an anger that allegedly made him willing to spy for Cuba for three decades.
In a (surprise!) sympathetic story, the WaPo makes sure to generously quote liberal neighbors about what nice people Mr. and Mrs. Myers are. It scrupulously avoids the word that factually describes the couple.


Look, I don't really care if you want to go hatin' on old GWB. Not my business, anyway. But there is a special circle in Hades that is reserved for people who betray their countries. And there's simply no other way to describe what happened here.

Back when I wanted to work at Three Letter Intelligence Agency, I had to take a polygraph test to get a security clearance. Every 5 years, you had to take a follow up polygraph test that was focused on counter espionage. You wanted the job, that was the price of admission.

The reason that Mr. Myers worked at the State Department rather than in the Intelligence community?
An official from the Cuban mission visited the couple in South Dakota and recruited them, officials say. He asked Myers to join the State Department or the CIA, authorities said. Gwendolyn Myers would later tell an undercover FBI agent, posing as a Cuban operative, that her husband chose State because he was not "a very good liar." The CIA required regular polygraph tests, Myers said.
Go with State. Their security is lousy, and if your politics is right, nobody will want to check to closely anyway. So what access did he get with his Top Secret clearance? Nobody's saying, but don't worry, it's not so bad:
But an official who previously worked in the bureau said the case is probably not as damaging as that of Aldrich Ames, the CIA counterintelligence chief who passed along extensive information about U.S. intelligence operations to Russia.
Well all right, then. Venona was no big deal, either.

I'd trust the left - and the Mastodon Main Stream Media - if they'd just call it the way it is.


cryptical said...

They were so appalled by W that they started spying in 1978. Wanted to avoid the rush, I'd guess.

Borepatch said...

Cryptical, I blame Jimmy Carter.

TOTWTYTR said...

I had many of the same thoughts, which of course I've blogged about over at my place.

And yes, the story was muy sympatico to the two traitorous scumbags. Which, as I note, should be hung by their left leaning necks until they are dead.

NotClauswitz said...

All for some cigars made by old women using their toes? Kinky, they should have talked to David Carradine.