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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:28 AM

Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Husband's Cuba Incarceration

Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Husband's Cuba Incarceration

Wife of Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross is suing the United States government and global development company DAI for up to $60 million

By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 12/3/2012, 7:11 PM

Wife of Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross is suing the United States government and global development company DAI for up to $60 million, claiming they did not properly train her husband for the risks of working in Cuba, CBS News reported.

Judy Gross has been fighting for her husbandís release since he was imprisoned in 2009 for allegedly distributing laptops and communications equipment to members of Cuba's small Jewish community under a U.S. State Department contract.

"It's this country that sent Alan on this mission, and Alan is rotting in a jail cell, and I'm asking President Obama to do something about it," Judy Gross told CBS News.

Asked about Cuban allegations of Alan Gross being a spy, Judy responded "absolutely not."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:40 PM

1. Can you sue the CIA?

Better yet, how about a CIA labor union, seeing to the rights, working conditions, training and severance arrangements for all agents, assets and sub-contractor peons that work for the CIA and its various tentacles?

Ha!

i think I'm onto something: Union-made black ops!

Actually, I'm serious. Why not? I can't think of anybody with fewer rights except the "cannon fodder" that the Pentagon keeps throwing at its resource wars. CIA operatives are high-energy, high IQ throwaway people. Their lives are forfeit. They have zero free speech and they can be given cement shoes at any time with complete immunity for their murderers. I know some of them have done rotten things, but, hey, maybe they wouldn't, if they had a union. Maybe they would balk at torture and assassination and drone bombings and overturning democracies. They'd have backing! They'd have bargaining power. They couldn't so easily be pushed into behavior that violates their consciences. They would have recourse. They would have advocates. They would have workplace rules!

Huh. It's never occurred to me before that they should have a union. What a thought!

As for Alan Gross, I don't know. I suppose it's possible that the Bushwhacks sent an amateur to Cuba. They sent a whole bunch of them to Iraq. I tend to think he knew exactly what he was doing--spying--but I don't know for sure that he had adequate training for it. The Cubans are pretty savvy. They've protected their island for half a century, against the hatred and endless threats, spying, dirty ops, black ops, terrorist acts, and plotting of the behemoth to the north--and so much of it has been exposed--real awful stuff like the CIA bombing of the Cuban airliner--that you'd think the CIA would be more cautious. But then the Bush Junta was at war with the CIA and probably had assholes running the cover agency, the USAID and the private looters like DAI. So his wife's point is possible--but can you sue the CIA for that--for poor training? I dunno. We'll find out, I guess.

The U.S. government could release the Cuban Five and get Alan Gross back at any time. It's a good question whether they want him back. Again, CIA operatives have no rights.

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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:46 PM

2. Obviously, Gross getting caught works for both sides.

And the Jewish element worms its way into the fundie's hearts agin' the gawdless commynists. And perfect for Ms Ros.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:49 AM

3. Eh, i'm not big on the idea of us taxpayers having to pay for Mr. Gross'

actions. Its safe to say he knew the risks of what he was doing. However, the US govt. is obligated to do what it takes to free him, so hopefully this lawsuit results in them abandoning their hardheadedness on this issue and finally begin negotiating with Cuba.

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