Philip Agee, 1932-2008 (KGB Codename: PONT) & the Tradition Continues

The CI Centre in Virginia reminds folks that notorious CIA defector Philip Agee passed away on 7 January 2008 in Havana, Cuba but that many media stories neglected to mention he was a spy for the Cuban intelligence service, working with the KGB. In the highly recommended book, “The Sword and the Shield:The Mitrokhin Archive …

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A picture taken somewhere in the Middle East?  Guess again.  Mexico.  The Zapatista National Liberation Army (“EZLN”) recently hosted a women’s “encounter” or “meeting” at the jungle settlement camp in Chiapas.   I posted an image from their website since it is something rarely seen in our media yet such meetings and anti-American and anti-Western efforts are a common occurrence with …

Chavez, the FARC and Cuba: Fodder for Oliver Stone’s Next Movie, Recklessness

What was supposed to have been a public relations coup for Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez may turn out to be another political disaster just like the recent Venezuelan constitutional referendum.   Just two days ago all was said and done.  Chavez was flanked by Argentina’s former President Nestor Kirchner and later Hollywood producer Oliver Stone proclaiming that …

Context Matters

During a Senate Finance Committee hearing on U.S./Cuba policy last week, Chairman Max Baucus opened with a Publilius Syrus quote, “It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.”  The claim is that the U.S. is punishing Cuba with economic sanctions.  As with any quote used in this manner, context matters. …