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Cadarn
06-05-2009, 07:38 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/06/us/06spy.html?hp


The Justice Department charged Friday that a former State Department analyst and his wife worked as spies for Cuba for nearly 30 years, using a short-wave radio to pass secret diplomatic information to their Cuban handlers.

Officials said the couple, Walter Kendall Myers, 72, and Gwendolyn S. Myers, 71, received little in the way of compensation from the Cubans except for the short-wave radio and some travel expenses. Rather, the officials said, the couple appears to have been driven by their strong affinity for Cuba and their bitterness toward “American imperialism.”

I'd put down good money they're not republicans.

cabernetluver
06-05-2009, 07:42 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/06/us/06spy.html?hp



I'd put down good money they're not republicans.

Hmm, so since they were spying through Republican and Democratic presidencies, I guess you are saying they are......... wait for it............wait for it.......... American Independent Party members.

bet you all were expecting me to say Libertarian, nah.

DenButsu
06-05-2009, 11:26 PM
Seems to me that in cases like this, much more often than not the perpetrators are driven less by political ideology than by greed. They find themselves in a position where they can personally profit by selling out their country, and they opportunistically make a grab for that money they can get by doing so.

Doc Fluty
06-06-2009, 01:02 AM
i dont have any statistics.. but if i had to guess id say usually they took a class or joined a religion that told them that America is satan or the cause of poverty in the world, and then they sold themselves to whoever would pay enough.. and i guess Cubas close enough

DenButsu
06-06-2009, 06:14 AM
Yeah, that^ happens all the time.