The Spies among us (UPDATED)

The Office of the National Counter Intelligence Executive has released some interesting posters featuring some of the most nefarious spies captured recently. Most of them, it turns out, were all in the employ of the Castro regime. The same regime, I would be remiss in not mentioning, that the “Cuba Experts” all tell us are really nice guys and we should embrace them.

Cuban spies become stars – in anti-espionage poster campaign

The poster shows the mug shots of two Cuban spies – Ana Belen Montes, impassively staring straight at the camera, and Walter Kendall Myers, almost arrogantly looking down his nose.

“A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within,” says the text above the photos, a quote from an ancient Roman philosopher. “True Then. True Today,” it says below the photos.

Montes and Myers, serving long prison terms for their treasonous service to Cuba, have become poster persons for a campaign on the dangers of foreign spies similar to the ‘‘Loose Lips Sink Ships’’ posters of World War II.

Two posters bearing their photos were the latest published by the top spy-catching agency in Washington, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (ONCIX), a part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

The posters are a regular part of ONCIX’s “mission to increase counterintelligence awareness’’ ODNI spokesman Michael Birmingham wrote in a brief n e-mail to El Nuevo Herald. Their message: “Those who commit espionage against the United States will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Yet veterans of the U.S. intelligence community said the use of Montes and Myers photos in the posters sent a clear message that Cuba’s intelligence services remain a threat to U.S. interests.

“It is fitting that Myers and Montes take center stage in the newest NCIX posters,” noted Chris Simmons, a retired army counter-intelligence official who helped catch Montes, once the top Cuba analyst at the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

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Update (Pitbull): If you want the posters to put up and tweak your ignoramus progressive/liberal Cuba apologists, you can download them here and here.

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