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magbana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-08 03:25 PM
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John McCain Hugs Cuban Terrorist in Miami
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Edited on Tue Oct-07-08 03:27 PM by magbana
John McCain Hugs Cuban Terrorist in Miami

http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/56276-john-mccain-hugs-cu...

I think it is safe to say John McCain is palling around with noted terrorist Roberto Martin Perez in the video seen here. You kinda want to ask them to get a room.

Like most presidential politicians, McCain has tried to appeal to the far right-wing Cuban exile community in South Florida by chumming up with some of the most violent terrorists in the Americas. I guess that's okay, as long as the innocent civilians they target for death and suffering are...not in America. Right?

Except that Martin Perez, McCain's good buddy, is lobbying very hard for the release of fellow Cuban exile terrorist Eduardo Arocena, who has carried out terrorist attacks in the United States and says he would happily do so again.

Arocena was the founder of a terrorist organization called Omega 7, founded in New Jersey on Sept. 11, 1974 -- one year exactly after the US-funded overthrow of Salvador Allende (also on Sept. 11).

When Jimmy Carter loosened restrictions against Cuba, Arocena and his group demonstrated their displeasure by setting off bombs in New York City, New Jersey and elsewhere in the United States. During his trial, Arocena (who is still in prison for these activities) said he would happily kill American civilians if it furthered his cause. McCain, meanwhile, is promising exiles in Miami he will release this man if he is elected.

Omega 7 is responsible for the murder on Sept. 21, 1976, of Orlando Letelier in New York City, on behalf of Chilean dictator Agosto Pinochet. On Sept. 11, 1980, Cuban diplomat Felix Rodriguez is assassinated in New York by this same group. These guys are not afraid to kill innocent civilians on American soil. And McCain is not afraid to hug them in public.

McCain, in attempting to get the Cuban vote in Miami, has promised exiles there that he'll release Arocena. Joe Leiberman even went so far as to accept a letter from Arocena's wife, promising to take it to Laura Bush; here is a video of it.

The McCain camp calls Martin Perez a "political prisoner" from Cuba. They never mention his terrorist ties.

Sarah Palin in the past week has made much ado about Barack Obama having sat on a board with Bill Ayers, whom she described as a terrorist who would "attack his own country," reference to activities Ayers engaged in when Obama was 8 years old. Obama is not close to Ayers, and has said many times he does not approve of that man's past activities AT ALL.

Meanwhile, Palin's running mate is hugging up on just such a thug. The United Nations has reports outlining Martin Perez's terrorist activities. Yet McCain has even used Martin Perez in his Spanish-language radio advertisements in South Florida.

Let me repeat: McCain and Leiberman are quite literally palling around with real convicted terrorists, with human blood on their hands - terrorists who have attacked in the United States and said publicly that they would gladly do so again.

I doubt Obama will touch this hot potato, given that he also hopes to win votes of Cuban American exiles in South Floria. But that doesn't mean we can't get the word out. Please pass this on. Fast.

This video is also available ongobnf.org.

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WALTER LIPPMANN
Los Angeles, California
Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CubaNews /
"Cuba - Un Paraso bajo el bloqueo"
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