From the “Ya era hora” department…

This just in:

Washington, DC —- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, along with her South Florida colleagues Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart have requested a damage assessment on former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) analyst Ana Belen Montes.

Ms. Montes is serving a long prison sentence for her role as a Cuban spy inside the DIA who caused incalculable damage to our Latin American intelligence networks.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, “Ms. Montes may well turn out to be one of the most notorious spy’s to infiltrate the DIA. Her illegal and treasonous actions against our great country should be seen for what they are: A very serious breach of our national security from a country whose communist regime would like to see the United States on its knees.

My colleagues, Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart, and I have requested a top to bottom assessment of the serious damage Ms. Montes’ spying caused to our intelligence networks. Our questions are simple: How many reports did Montes write? How much influence did she have on the final reports the policymakers read? The persons she met with? What was the extent of her spying?

We have no doubt in our minds that the intelligence apparatus of the Castro brothers shares vital intelligence on the US with our adversaries China, North Korea, Iran, Russia and Venezuela. Our intent is to make sure that every US policymaker is aware of the great harm Ms. Montes caused to our nation and to try and stop any other Cuban agents from divulging our secrets to our enemies.”

7 thoughts on “From the “Ya era hora” department…”

  1. What these honorable gentlemen and madame should request is an end to the “Wet Foot/Dry Foot” policy. With them it’s always window dressing but never the dressing down that George Bush deserves for upholding this inhuman and illegal policy longer even than its originator Clinton did.

  2. Val,
    in any otyer country in the world this Ms. Montes would have been shot as a spy which is rightly what she deserves. Had she been cought in Cuba or the former USSR spying for the US, she would have been put in front of a firing squad for sure. Luckily for her she was caught in the USA where now she would serve her sentence with all the conforts of home or maybe even better than home. She will spend her time enjoying her 3 free meals and morning exercises, cable TV and free health services at the expense of those whom she betrayed and conspired with an enemy country to destroy. Isn’t democracy great? She may even write a book about her dastardly deeds and become a millionaire. We will probably have to suffer her on the TV talk shows 15 years from now explaining how she was led astray by her beliefs in the goodness of the Cuban Revolution. Disgusting!!

  3. I think such an investigation would be a wonderful idea, given current events. At the very least, it may force the Cuban agents to keep their heads down, and keep them from frakking with whatever the post-fidel plan is.

  4. Larry,
    A more appropiate name for the book on Ms. Montes should have been: Despicable traitor!. And a life sentence without the possibility of parole, would have been nice too.
    Just my humble opinion.

  5. When are they going to investigate the damage done by FIU Professor Marifeli Perez-Stable when she was linked to Cuban espionage in the 1970s and 1980s by DGI defector Jesus Perez Mendez? The debriefing report appears all over the internet.

  6. The damage has been done already and cannot be undone. The time to have acted against Montes was 20 years ago. Let us not waste our political capital on a moot case when every day our countrymen are being savaged by the U.S. Coast Guard with George Bush’s blessing. Our Cuban congressmen must make it clear to the President Bush and all the presidential candidates that the “Wet Foot/Dry Feet” policy is a travesty of law and that they will not support any measure advanced by the president until he uses his discretion to end it, which he can do with a stroke of his pen. George Bush has acknowledged on more than one occasion that he owes the presidency to Cuban-Americans. Yet he has been a more consistent advocate of granting legal status to illegal Mexican migrants than of recognizing the legal status of Cuban refugees, as granted in the Cuban Adjustment Act (1966).

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