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    Re: FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Well, I think a better point is that the Cuban agency knows where the people it wants can best be found. If you want to find intelligent people of any stripe your search should probably begin among academics, no? Not to say that uneducated people can't be intelligent, but you'd expect there to be a higher concentration of higher IQ's in a university than anywhere else. And the fact that the Cuban agency would look for left-leaning people is a no-brainer. In fact, they're probably looking for people who are beyond just being leftist- they're probably looking for communists.
    And no, it doesn't bother me that there's still spying going on. Doesn't surprise me, either. In fact, I'd suspect I was being lied to by anyone who told me that Cuba and the US don't spy on each other.
    The left (in this case, cubans) does not seek people based on intelligence or IQ, they are looking for ideologues with very little real world experience, the left has an affinity for this. Hence our left leaning academia-especially in humanities.

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    Re: FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I see that this story is picking up steam on conservative media outlets. Lord knows why, when much of this was already published many years ago with publicly available sources. From 2011, with additional examples.

    FBI — Higher Education and National Security
    Still newsworthy.

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    Re: FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The left (in this case, cubans) does not seek people based on intelligence or IQ, they are looking for ideologues with very little real world experience, the left has an affinity for this. Hence our left leaning academia-especially in humanities.
    You didn't get that from what you reported and linked to. “Cuba heavily targets the schools that train the best candidates for U.S. government jobs, like Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and George Washington University.” doesn't describe ideologues with very little real world experience. You're just reaching here, trying to stretch the reports to find support for your own ideology.
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    Re: FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spi

    Liberals are more likely to sell out their own country than conservatives.

    How many nationalist socialist (formerly known as progressives) or liberal democrats who identify themselves as being nationalist ?

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    Re: FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The left (in this case, cubans) does not seek people based on intelligence or IQ, they are looking for ideologues with very little real world experience, the left has an affinity for this. Hence our left leaning academia-especially in humanities.
    They also look for academics to innocuously give them research information by, for instance, pretending to be doing complimentary research and wanting to see if that person would take a look at it and see what they are doing right or wrong. They may also give the targeted researcher access to research materials they want. They may prop an academic up by saying they should present their research at a conference that is a front (that way the academic is preyed on by delivering research results to a room he thought was filled with otherwise innocent academics or professional bodies). They may give them free travel and then get the data they want (either outright asking for it or by snatching it when they aren't around).

    This is far more than ideology. I'm not entirely surprised that the conservative media is idiotically ignoring that.
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    Re: FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    They also look for academics to innocuously give them research information by, for instance, pretending to be doing complimentary research and wanting to see if that person would take a look at it and see what they are doing right or wrong. They may also give the targeted researcher access to research materials they want. They may prop an academic up by saying they should present their research at a conference that is a front (that way the academic is preyed on by delivering research results to a room he thought was filled with otherwise innocent academics or professional bodies). They may give them free travel and then get the data they want (either outright asking for it or by snatching it when they aren't around).

    This is far more than ideology. I'm not entirely surprised that the conservative media is idiotically ignoring that.
    Im not saying there isn't more than ideology (practicality for example), im saying the left knows where to get its bread buttered.

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    Re: FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Liberals are more likely to sell out their own country than conservatives.

    How many nationalist socialist (formerly known as progressives) or liberal democrats who identify themselves as being nationalist ?

    Yup no right wingers conspiracy nut cases ever "sold out their own country"
    And I love somehow Nazis and "progressives" get thrown together.
    As always your petty super partisan rhetoric is ****.


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    Re: FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post

    Yup no right wingers conspiracy nut cases ever "sold out their own country"
    And I love somehow Nazis and "progressives" get thrown together.
    As always your petty super partisan rhetoric is ****.
    Historically the left has sold out this nation like its cool. They will tell you all day how much they hate this country.

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    Re: FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post

    Yup no right wingers conspiracy nut cases ever "sold out their own country"
    And I love somehow Nazis and "progressives" get thrown together.
    As always your petty super partisan rhetoric is ****.
    You just comprehended it that way. It's true in the beginning Germany's NAZIS were nationalist socialist. But every time you read any of my post always read my signature. >"Inside Every Liberal Is A Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out"<

    Nothing wrong being a patriot aka nationalist, it's the socialist part that's dangerous.

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    Re: FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Liberals are more likely to sell out their own country than conservatives.

    How many nationalist socialist (formerly known as progressives) or liberal democrats who identify themselves as being nationalist ?
    So now progressive = Nazi.

    You are almost stunningly dishonest.
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