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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 09:49 AM
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14. An Anti-Cuba Terrorist is Still a Terrorist
You're welcome, Wilms. For the discriminating reader like you, it reveals the patterns and connections of the BFEE modus operandi. Like Dirty Poppy, like Dim Son.



Bush's Posada Carriles Quandry

An Anti-Cuba Terrorist is Still a Terrorist


By LAURA CARLSEN
CounterPunch May 18, 2005

On October 6, 1976 a plane took off from Caracas carrying 73 persons, including the members of a teenaged fencing team. The plane was blown to bits shortly after departure, leaving no survivors.

The attack was the work of a terrorist bomb planted on board the civilian jet. Months later, the Venezuelan police arrested the suspected terrorists and put them behind bars to await trial for the massacre.

Islamic extremism had nothing to do with this attack. But the same kind of blind hatred and fanatic disregard for human life in service of a "cause" motivated the killers. Luis Posada Carriles, the virulently anti-Castro explosives expert considered the mastermind of the bombing, escaped from the Venezuelan prison in 1985. Not only was he unrepentant, but judging from his subsequent actions, he was determined to kill again.

Fifteen years later Posada Carriles was once again accused of terrorism, this time a thwarted attempt on the life of Cuban President Fidel Castro in Panama at a meeting of the Summit of Latin American Leaders. Due to the overwhelming physical evidence against him and his past record, he was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Posada Carriles had previously admitted to involvement in a string of 1997 hotel bombings in Havana, in an attempt "to make a big scandal so the tourists don't come anymore," according to a New York Times interview in 1998. The bombings resulted in the death of an Italian tourist. Posada's chequered career also includes stints as a gunrunner to the Nicaraguan contras, an ultra-secret security guard to Guatemalan ex-president Vinicio Cerezo, and a member of the Venezuelan secret service.

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http://www.counterpunch.org/carlsen05182005.html



Thank you, Wilms. Much appreciate you giving a damn.
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