According to news reports and this Miami Herald article, the two Americans who were caught spying for Cuba’s communist dictatorship, Walter and Gwendolyn Myers, have been cooperating with federal officials. The US government is trying to determine how much information they were able to pass on to their Cuban handlers during their 30-year careers as traitors and spies for a foreign government who for the past half-century has sought the destruction of the United States.
Like many of the spies that the Cuban regime has been able to recruit in this country–such as Ana Belen Montes–this couple betrayed their country and its citizens not for money or power, but for ideology; they are what is known as “true believers.”
In November, they [Walter and Gwendolyn Myers] said through a lawyer that they had acted “not out of selfish motive or hope of personal gain but out of conscience and personal commitment.”
The so-called “conscience and personal commitment” the Myers’ speak of not only led them to betray their own country, but they also betrayed humanity by providing aid to a murderous and repressive regime. It is obvious that as true believers they are incapable of seeing the rivers of blood that flow through Cuba, or the souls of men, women, and children that have perished in the Florida straits trying to escape their slave master. Their status as true believers prevents them from seeing the thousands of innocent Cubans that have been murdered, the tens of thousands that are languishing in prison, and the millions that suffer daily under the yoke of tyranny.
As true believers, they gaze upon the tyranny in Cuba and see a benevolent and humanitarian government. And, like Ana Belen Montes, they will most likely go to their graves believing that betraying their country and helping a murderous dictator was the right thing to do.
Unfortunately, true believers are just that, and the Cuban regime is well aware of this. They are much more reliable than spies that demand money and favors and that is why they seek them out. As long as their are weak-minded individuals in America who can be convinced that murder is justice, and oppression is freedom, the Cuban dictatorship will continue to recruit them.