Terry McAuliffe, Victim of Cuban Dirty Tricks

terry-mcauliffe-AP_s640x427“If Katherine Harris, Jeb Bush, Jim Baker, and the US Supreme Court hadn’t tampered with the results,” raved Terry McAuliffe shortly after his election to Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in February 2001, “Al Gore would be president, George Bush would be back in Austin, and John Ashcroft would be home reading Southern Partisan magazine.”

No pussyfooter this Terry McAuliffe, now running for governor in Virginia. This “Lee Atwater of the Democrats” came out swinging. Republicans lie and cheat. Can’t trust ‘em.

Years earlier McAuliffe claimed that the Reagan electoral team conspired with the Iranian Mullahs to release the hostages for a 1980 “October Surprise.” And 24 years later Republican presidential candidates were still at it, claimed McAuliffe. “Bin Laden knew what he was doing,” McAuliffe wrote regarding the video released by the master terrorist in October 2004. “He was scaring the American electorate just before the election. He felt that reelecting Bush would be good for his recruitment in the Middle East.”

Let’s hope the man now running (with a huge lead) for governor of Virginia can muster the same mistrust for foreign terror-sponsoring communists as he does for compatriot Republicans. Let’s hope that during his 4-day sales call to Cuba in 2010 McAuliffe was as suspicious of his Stalinist hosts as he is of his diabolical domestic political opponents — because during his time in Cuba McAuliffe was certainly  monitored by Castro’s KGB-trained secret police and probably videotaped during his “off” hours.

This according to retired U.S. counterintelligence officer Chris Simmons, known for decades as our nation’s top Cuba spycatcher. “The Directorate of Intelligence, Cuba’s primary foreign intelligence service, spied on Terry McAuliffe before and during a four-day trade mission to Havana,” asserts Simmons. “Cuban targeting was likely triggered by McAuliffe’s trip preparation.”

These preparations involved McAuliffe visiting the “Cuban Interest Section” (Embassy/Spy-nest) in Washington, D.C., and chumming it up with its head, Jorge Bolanos. As far back as the early 70s the CIA had already fingered Bolanos as a Cuban intelligence agent. And in September 2004 the Mexican government (no less) gave Bolanos a 48-hour notice to vacate their nation, which has always been ultra-cozy with Castro. Apparently Bolanos gave his activites away in a manner to shame even Inspector Jacques Clouseau.

But  for Terry McAuliffe, the KGB-trained (however defectively) Bolanos apparently comes across as a swell and upright fellow—unlike those dastardly and conscienceless Republicans Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, who conspire with foreign terrorists to defeat Democrats.

In 25 years as a U.S. Military Counterintelligence officer, Lieut. Col. Simmons helped end the operations of 80 enemy agents. One of these had managed the deepest penetration of the U.S. Department of Defense in U.S. history. The spy’s name is Ana Montes, known as “Castro’s Queen Jewel” in the intelligence community. Two years later in 2003 Chris Simmons helped root out 14 other Cuban spies who were promptly booted from the U.S.

As mentioned, McAuliffe’s sales call on behalf of Virginia farm products to Castro’s Stalinist regime was in 2010, shortly after the former DNC chairman lost his first bid for Virginia Governor. For over half a century, however, Castro’s intelligence has devoted much of its time and resources to studying the U.S. political system, its major players—and especially—it’s up-and-comers. Cuban intelligence defectors report that promptly upon publication in 1979, David Halberstam’s book, “The Powers That Be,” detailing the inner workings and identities of Washington, D.C’s power brokers became Castro’s favorite book.

“Given the Directorate’s intimate understanding of the American political arena,” says Simmons, “it undoubtedly awarded McAuliffe a level of attention fair beyond normal business travelers since his return to politics was virtually assured. McAuliffe and his entourage subsequently remained under Cuban Intelligence control when they stayed at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, featuring a staff rife with DI informants, the Hotel Nacional is known to be wired for video and audio surveillance of foreign guests.”

Your humble servant here heard thorough corroboration of these procedures from a first-hand source. “My job was to bug their hotel rooms,” says high-ranking Cuban intelligence defector Delfin Fernandez. “With both cameras and listening devices. Most people have no idea they are being watched while they are in Cuba. But their personal activities are filmed under orders from Castro himself. And famous Americans are the priority objectives of Castro’s intelligence.”

“When American visitors arrived at the hotels Nacional, Melia Habana and Melia Cohiba,” says Fernandez, “we already had their rooms completely bugged with sophisticated taping equipment. But not just the rooms, we’d also follow the visitors around. Sometimes we covered them 24 hours a day. They had no idea we were tailing them.”

“Fidel Castro is a special connoisseur of these tapings and videos,” adds Fernandez. “Especially of the really famous.” The former intelligence officer also reports that Castro’s top intelligence people would often gather for the screenings of these tapes. Here even the most taciturn and poker-faced intelligence veterans often found it impossible to stifle their chuckles and snorts.

After his Cuba visit Terry McAuliffe himself was not above a few chuckles. “I don’t know where these cigars come from!” he chuckled while puffing away on a present from his Cuban friends on December 9, 2011. At the time the probable forthcoming governor of Virginia was meeting with Jorge Bolanos yet again—as VIP guest at a party at the Cuban Interest section in honor of Communist propagandist and short-lived KGB agent Ernest Hemingway.

Bolanos undoubtedly reciprocated the chuckles. But we have to wonder what actually provoked his amusement.

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  • Aizino Smith

    Ana Montes is a real gem. Her father, Alberto Montes, was posted as an Army doctor. Yet, she thinks that America is irrevocably racist and worse than any other nation. Meanwhile the ladies in white are protesting the incarceration of their BLACK sons for wanting freedom in Cuba.

    We should trade Ana for one of those sons.



    • m4253y

      actually, a better deal would be to include you in the offering but not for one more sponge to come here, but for all of you to stay in cuba…you know, where you could all work together either for freedom or better yet, spend your days toiling in the sugar cane fields reminiscing autumn days past.

      good luck with that

      • Aizino Smith

        I would assume the political prisoners in Cuba are not sponges.

        From a gambling point of view trading a known loser for a person who is unknown is a winning proposition on average.

        The point is to show the LEFT what stupid losers they are. We can contrast their life in America with their life in Cuba and do the same with the former Cuban political prisoner.

        Nothing like a committed leftist who spied for Cuba actually living in Cuba and complaining about toilet paper shortages and other indignities. It could be a 20/20 special.

        • m4253y

          i do not want anymore of any other country’s garbage, good, bad, or indifferent. send them there then, fine but not back here as we have enough of them voting democrat as it is.

          • Aizino Smith

            So all the political prisoners in Cuban prisons are garbage?


          • m4253y

            are you suggesting another round of releasing “political prisoners” onto American soil? don’t be so naive.

          • Aizino Smith

            I was wondering if you were going to go there. And you did.


            Are you suggesting that the political prisoners are the same as the criminals that Castro release along with others during the Mariel boatlift?


            political prisoner is synonymous with pickpocket, mugger , rapist, murderer?.

          • Aizino Smith

            m4253y > Aizino Smith • 8:44 PM

            let me clear this up for you plain and simple. every f$cking cuban is a piece of sh_t in my books? why? because the same gutless pieces of s&it that rolled over when their emancipator took over are still rolling over to this day. gutless f%cking wonders not worthy of dog s^it.

            if they were, they would make the changes necessary to reverse the s^it they wrought upon themselves. f^ck them and those like you who want more miami beach’s

            got it now?
            It has been pointed out that Castro killed more people in 2 or 3 years than H_tler killed Germans in 5 years from 1933 to 1938.

            Killing that many people gets you a lot of grudging obedience.And when people won’t send you guns or chicken out at the fault at a 1/2 @ss invasion, well that does not make you particularly brave.

            The Cuban revolution was supported by Leftists in the U.S. also. That is n the U.S. government. So if you conspire start to build up a bases and all the sudden the Castroites roll up your network because some college educated leftists in the U.S. government narked.

  • Kathleen3

    I would not bet money on McAuliffe becoming VA’s next governor.

  • OldmanRick

    The Cuban intelligence officers were chuckling, for they realized that with McAuliffe they had another useful idiot in the bag..

  • JacksonPearson

    Terry McAuliffe is a product of his own foot-in-mouth disease!

  • Omar

    Once again, great article, Mr. Fontova. Good job exposing the hypocrisies of many contemporary Democratic politicians regarding Cuba policy in comparison with other issues.

  • Omar

    “If Katherine Harris, Jeb Bush, Jim Baker, and the US Supreme Court hadn’t tampered with the results,” raved Terry McAuliffe shortly after his election to Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in February 2001, “Al Gore would be president, George Bush would be back in Austin, and John Ashcroft would be home reading Southern Partisan magazine.” Terry McAuliffe

    I can also argue with McAuliffe that if Carmen Yulin, Luis Gutierrez, Eduardo Bhatia and the left-wing Popular Democratic Party hadn’t intimidated voters against voting for the conservative New Progressive Party by using lies and propaganda, altered (or hid ) ballots, tampered with results or denied a ballot recount after a close race, Luis Fortuno would have been re-elected governor of Puerto Rico last November (or at least there would have been a run-off election between Fortuno and his main opponent, Alejandro Garcia Padilla), Garcia Padilla would be back in the island territory’s Senate, and Juan Eugenio Hernandez Mayoral would be home reading El Nuevo Dia newspaper. In fact, the New Progressive Party would have also retained control of both chambers of the territory’s legislature.
    The difference between the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the 2012 gubernatorial election in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico was that the former at least held a ballot recount, while in the latter, the Popular Democratic Party tried to (and succeeded) suppress the vote by denying a ballot recount because they feared that Fortuno would have won the race (or that there would have been a run-off election). Instead, the State Elections Commission chose (under pressure from the PDP, as well as time) to end the ballot recount and declare Garcia Padilla as the election “winner”. The people who chose to end the ballot recount clearly had an anti-NPP, anti-statehood (the NPP, like more than half of Puerto Rico’s population, supports having the island territory admitted as a state of the Union), anti-American and anti-democratic agenda. The same people who rigged the 2012 gubernatorial election in PR are the same people who support McAuliffe’s argument about the 2000 U.S. presidential election, as well as on other conspiracy theories. The left’s double standards lives on.

  • 1Indioviejo1

    2,500 years ago Plato argued against democracy as mob rule and he was right. The masses who elected Obama and will elect McAuliffe in Virginian are genuinely low information voters being manipulated by the MSM. Surely our Republic is done for when the voters know nothing about responsibility for the public thing.

  • Milton Sanchez-Parodi

    This Fontova should seek psychiatric help. Stalin is long gone so is the red paranoia of the Macarthy era.

    • PAthena

      There was no “red paranoia” during the period that Joe McCarthy was Senator. McCarthy’s behavior made it very difficult for combatting Communists in the U.S. government, but there were indeed Communists in it. Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs were among them.m See John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, IN DENIAL.