London Telegraph editor Toby Harnden remembers meeting with W. Kendall Myers three years ago. Myers now is charged with spying for dictator Fidel Castro from 1979 to 2007, when he worked for the U.S. State Department.
Harnden’s reaction to the Myers indictment:
Wow. This story has just taken my breath away. Do you remember the State Department analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (relatively obscure but one of the US government’s intelligence agencies) who caused a storm in late 2006 with his disdainful remarks about the US-UK “special relationship?
His name was Kendall Myers and I was one of two British journalists who reported his decidedly undiplomatic comments. He retired quietly in 2007. Well, he’s just been arrested as a spy for Cuba for nearly 30 years. The Cubans apparently knew him better as their Agent 202.
Myers and his wife, Gwendolyn S. Myers, are accused of acting as secret agents of a foreign despot.
Extra: Read the indictment here.