Monday, January 5, 2015

El espionaje de EEUU en Cuba: un laberinto de intrigas y sospechas






 

 

 

 


Read more here: http://www.elnuevoherald.com/noticias/estados-unidos/article5317071.html#storylink=cp

Han pasado más de dos semanas desde que la Casa Blanca anunció que canjearía tres agentes de inteligencia cubanos encarcelados –entre ellos uno hallado culpable de conspiración para asesinar– por un superespía preso en una cárcel de La Habana a quien el presidente Barack Obama llamó “uno de los más importantes agentes de inteligencia que Estados Unidos ha tenido jamás en Cuba”.

Sin embargo, desde el jubiloso anuncio del Presidente, solo ha habido silencio. No se ha dicho nada más del espía ni de los logros que alcanzó. Todos los que fueron liberados de la prisión como parte del acuerdo entre Washington y La Habana –los tres espías cubanos y el subcontratista de la Agencia de Desarrollo Internacional Alan Gross– han aparecido en televisión para hablar de forma exultante sobre su liberación.

Read more here: http://www.elnuevoherald.com/noticias/estados-unidos/article5317071.html#storylink=cpy

 Siga leyendo...














Sunday, January 4, 2015

Lazara letter and pic to ID herself with the CIA












Letter from Lazara Brito Gonzalez dated March 10, 1993. Brought by my wife from Cuba in an organizer and which I translated for FBI Special Agents James King and John Grant on March 30, 1993.

Picture sent by Lazara to identify herself with the CIA for future extraction. The picture was forwarded to the CIA c. Sep 1993.










Addressed to Nila.


Nila: Since I don’t have the opportunity to kiss you goodbye, I transmit immense gratitude for your concerns for all of us and we will always feel indebted to you who have shown proof so much disinterest and great confidence. Know in these islands you have close friends who will never place any doubt [in you], offering our full support like you do with us.

I wish you a great return trip. Give a great kiss and a great hug to Billi – that’s how we call our son. I have the certainty that we will soon see each other again.

With great wishes, so long. Take care. A kiss full of love and cherished love,


Lazara 



Letter Roly sent to the CIA March 10, 1993






 









Letter From RolandoSarraff Trujillo identifying himself to establish his bonafides with the CIA. My wife transcribed it and I translated it for FBI Special Agents James King and John Grant on March 30, 1993.








Written by Rolando Sarraff Trujillo (a.k.a. Carlos, Roman, Roly) on March 10, 1993.


Addressed to Bill Gaede





Dear brother,

What tremendous satisfaction to hear from both of you. It’s that both of you form part of our lives like the roots of a tree to its bit of earth. You cannot imagine the immense joy that the encounter with Nila meant for us. How many memories came to mind! How many desires to transmit our deepest sentiments and express to her our love and admiration that we feel for both of you and it’s because great men earn the right to the sentiments of others. Friend, if it is about virtue, don’t harbor the least doubt that for us the main thing is loyalty, but without subjugation, and if something consoles you, both of you are among the group of perrsons to whom we owe fealty, but not that which is given for mean-spirited ideas or opportunistic ambition, but rather for that which is granted for rights that were won, for your own merits.

Bill, we understand your state of mind, but think, friend, that there is no known grand enterprise in this world worth mentioning that wasn’t impregnated with difficulties. It must be that the great enterprises, for them to garner the popular admiration, must be accompanied by great sacrifices.

Brother, any psychological state is a human condition, even fear, and there are few men who manage to overcome it. Fortunately, all of us are within that select group, just to mention what both of you have done to feel pride in having known you. Bill, and if you have managed to overcome the most difficult things, you have to learn to control your impulses. Keep in mind that the task to which we have devoted our greatest energies, what must prevail above all is equanimity. It is not uncertainty that must take hold of us, but rather the mature worthiness of professionals that we are.

Don’t think that we are made of cold steel. After your calls, we went though harrowing moments, but we swore an oath of honor to maintain calm and, as you can see, your brothers are still alive.

On the other hand, we believe that you were too impulsive to escape from your home. You can be totally sure that the performance of our friends [CIA/FBI] with you is in response to an operational logic that is always applied in similar situations and circumstances. Over here we act in the same way, but with the difference that you have to respond to it in a dark interrogation room, What a difference, don’t you think so?
We are of the opinion that you must immediately reestablish personal communications with the brothers, because to do the contrary is to sow doubts. It’s not sufficient with the information we can supply that, aside from everything else, will be of the greatest value, since what drives us is a just cause.

It is also necessary that you demonstrate – and you certainly are overendowed for this –
the truth of our objectives and the purity of our acts.

Success depends on you and your person and the information we can supply, in other words, you put your face and we put the material. Without that unity there will be no success.

Finally, my friend, never doubt us because to have doubts of brothers is a thing of hell and your life is worth Paradise.

Your brother,

Roman















The Cuban Traitor 3

 

A spy narrative of betrayal















Members of PR-2 (Partido Revolucionario 2) Lieutenant (later Captain) Jose 'Pepe' Cohen Valdes of the M-VI Directorate (Science and Technology), Bill Gaede (Process Engineer AMD, Intel Corp), Lieutenant Rolando 'Roly' Sarraff Trujillo of the M-XV Directorate (Wiretapping/Surveillance), and Pepe's wife, Captain Lazara Brito Gonzalez of the M-XI and later M-VIII Directorates (Cryptography/ Cryptoanalysis).




In this third episode we establish that Pepe Cohen was working under orders of the Interior Ministry when he feigned the role of counter-revolutionary in front of Fidel's cameras and recorders. Pepe confessed his philosophical change of heart in a room at the Riviera Hotel in January of 1992. However, in a televised interview in 2008, both Pepe and Jorge Luis Vazquez, a Cuban researcher of dealings between Cuba and East Germany, disclose that the East German Secret Service (Stasi) bugged many hotels in Havana as early as 1984 at the request of obsessed Minister of the Interior Ramiro Valdes who "suspected of everything and everyone".















 

The Cuban Traitor 2

 

A spy narrative of betrayal















Members of PR-2 (Partido Revolucionario 2) Lieutenant (later Captain) Jose 'Pepe' Cohen Valdes of the M-VI Directorate (Science and Technology), Bill Gaede (Process Engineer AMD, Intel Corp), Lieutenant Rolando 'Roly' Sarraff Trujillo of the M-XV Directorate (Wiretapping/Surveillance), and Pepe's wife, Captain Lazara Brito Gonzalez of the M-XI and later M-VIII Directorates (Cryptography/ Cryptoanalysis).




In the first episode we established that Pepe Cohen did not deliver information to the CIA since 1990 as he said on TV, but rather since June 1992. In this episode, FBI agents testify that the information that Pepe sent is not credible. They conclude that Fidel Castro is setting a trap to ensnare CIA agents while they attempt to extract Pepe, Lazara and Roly from the island.

There is an additional, objective way to establish that PR-2 was not credible. Pursuant to his own declarations on TV, Pepe escaped from the island on a raft in August of 1994. The CIA had a contingency plan to extract him, for instance through the Guantanamo Base, because the agency believed that Pepe could be useful once he was out. However, the agents never implemented the plan because they believed at all times that this was a trap set up by Fidel Castro .








 

The Cuban Traitor 1

 

A spy narrative of betrayal















Members of PR-2 (Partido Revolucionario 2) Lieutenant (later Captain) Jose 'Pepe' Cohen Valdes of the M-VI Directorate (Science and Technology), Bill Gaede (Process Engineer AMD, Intel Corp), Lieutenant Rolando 'Roly' Sarraff Trujillo of the M-XV Directorate (Wiretapping/Surveillance), and Pepe's wife, Captain Lazara Brito Gonzalez of the M-XI and later M-VIII Directorates (Cryptography/ Cryptoanalysis).




Cuban intelligence officers Pepe Cohen, his wife, Captain Lazara Brito Gonzalez, and Lieutenant Rolando Sarraff Trujillo, working on behalf of the G2 Secret Service of the Interior Ministry of Cuba, set the trap that is eventually going to end up landing Roly in prison .

We begin the series by showing that Jose 'Pepe' Cohen did not provide information to the CIA since 1990 as he claims today. At best, he provided information to the U.S. Government since July 13, 1992, which is the date I first visited CIA headquarters in Langley, VA. I introduce as evidence Federal Code Rule 16 material introduced at trial (U.S. v Bill Gaede CR 20118 RMW, Northern District California, San Jose Division, 145 F3d 1342, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court Case 98-8940, Bill Gaede v. U.S.): FBI Report September 2, 1992

Therefore, we establish that Pepe Cohen lies when he says that he spied for the CIA within Cuba for 4 or 5 years prior to escaping from the island on August 18, 1994. Unmasking this seemingly innocent fib will lead to the conclusion that Pepe Cohen, Rolando Sarraff, and Lazara Brito were double agents while on the island. Pepe became useful to the U.S. agencies only AFTER he came out.














Spy wars: a wilderness of mirrors in U.S.-Cuba swap

01/01/2015 8:33 PM

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article5311092.html#storylink=cpy












More than two weeks have passed since the White House announced that it had traded three imprisoned Cuban intelligence officers — including one convicted of conspiracy to murder — for a super spy held in a Havana prison whom President Barack Obama labeled “one of the most important intelligence agents that the United States has ever had in Cuba.”

But since the president’s announcement, there’s been only silence. Nothing more has been said of the spy or his accomplishments. Of the people released from prison as part of the deal between Washington and Havana, the three Cuban spies and U.S. Agency for International Development contractor Alan Gross have all appeared on television to talk exultantly about their release.

Yet Washington’s master spy has remained anonymous and incommunicado. The only man who seems to fit the handful of clues the White House provided about the spy’s identity — former Cuban Interior Ministry Lt. Rolando Sarraff, jailed since his arrest in 1995 — has disappeared from the Havana prison where he was being held, and his family members say they’ve neither heard from him nor been told his whereabouts.

The Obama administration won’t confirm Sarraff’s name, much less why he could be out of reach.

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 Spy wars: A wilderness of mirrors in U.S.- Cuba swap 




Deceptive spy swap
























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Deceptive spy swap


War of the Words
















A trio of of one

In order to understand who Rolando Sarraff Trujillo is, you absolutely need to get to know Pepe Cohen and his wife Lazara Brito Gonzalez. All of our lives were and are, for better or for worse, intertwined.

In recent declarations to the Miami Herald Pepe denies that all of us were related in some way in regards to espionage.


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Rolando Sarraff Trujillo - War of the Words





Confessions of a Spy


Rolando Sarraff Trujillo - Confessions of a Spy
















Spy vs. Spy

The recent spy swap between the United States and Cuba puts an end to 50 years of wrangling between the two countries. Washington finally decided to smoke the peace pipe with the Castros, kiss and make up. Conservatives and anti-Castro groups are outraged, and that's an understatement.They see it as capitulation after over 50 years of cold war with the little squirt down south.

As a token of good faith, the U.S. released the remaining three Cuban Five prisoners and Cuba paid back in kind by releasing communications spy Alan Gross. The deal also included a mysterious Cuban national who President Obama credited with helping expose Cuban spies such as the Cuban Five, Ana Belen Montes, and Kendall and Gwen Myers.




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Rolando Sarraff Trujillo - Confessions of a spy