Did you know that the White House has been infiltrated by Cuban intelligence?
That’s the assessment of Christopher Simmons, a Defense Intelligence Agency counterintelligence officer who appeared at the Heritage Foundation last week.
Simmons said that confessed spy Ana Montes, the former top DIA Cuba analyst, was not an anomaly. “Ana Montes was not the only senior
If you don’t believe me, I don’t blame you. You can watch it here, it begins around . (And no, he did not include the State Department in that list.)
The entire program, which examines the Cuban threat to
Simmons is joined in the Heritage program by State Department official Robert Blau, who describes the “reconfigured” threat that
But Simmons is the most interesting, an extreme exception among counterintelligence officers, who tend to avoid public discussions. In addition to the Heritage appearance and another on
Simmons says that
His latest column appeared in yesterday’s Herald, and focused on
In that column, he mentioned a controversy from the summer of 2003, where it was alleged that private Los Angeles-based satellite broadcasts to
This is a new interpretation. When the allegations arose in 2003, the State Department called in Cuban diplomats, asked for an explanation, and eventually received one.
Two months later, the Deputy Secretary of State testified about the jamming, to the same effect:
SEN. BILL NELSON: You were talking to Senator Brownback about the jamming. There was a report that the Cuban government was jamming broadcasts into
MR. ARMITAGE: We approached the government of
There’s a lot to comment upon here; I hope readers do, and I certainly will in the future.