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Say_What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:47 PM
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Venezuela’s Ambassador: “Posada Carriles is the Osama Bin Laden of Latin A
How I love VP Vincente Rangel who weighed in and said: “I believe that when they refer to the existence of torture in Cuba they must be referring to their base in Guantanamo and the torture that North American troops apply in Iraq’s prison. Here in Venezuela there is no torture.”

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Venezuela’s Ambassador: “Posada Carriles is the Osama Bin Laden of Latin America”

Caracas, Venezuela, September 28, 2005—Venezuela’s Ambassador to the U.S., Bernardo Alvarez, called Luis Posada Carriles, the anti-Castro militant who is wanted for 73 counts of murder in Venezuela, “the Osama Bin Laden of Latin America.” He also said that the Bush administration is exercising “a cynical double-standard” and is “fighting an ‘a la carte’ war on terror,” because of its refusal to act on the Venezuelan request for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles.

Alvarez made the comments during a press conference today, in which he laid out in detail why Venezuela believes that the Bush administration is being hypocritical in its war on terror. “Rather than to respect the extradition treaties {the U.S.} has signed over the years, the United States chose to treat Posada Carriles’ case as a mere immigration matter and charged him only with illegal entry into the country,” said Alvarez.

...Alvarez said the U.S. Department of Justice tabled Venezuela’s extradition request and has yet to act on it. “The United States presents itself as a leader against terrorism, invades countries, restricts the civil rights of Americans in order to fight terrorism, but when it is about its own terrorists, it denies that they be tried,” said Alvarez.

Venezuela’s attorney on the case, José Pertierra, added that the U.S. is obliged to extradite Posada not only as a consequence of its extradition treaty with the U.S., but also under the Convention on Safety in Civil Aviation, because Posada is accused of bombing an airliner. “It would be very dangerous if the United States does not comply with the Convention on Safety in Civil Aviation. This treaty should be sacrosanct, especially after September 11th, 2001,” said Pertierra.

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1771

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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:57 PM
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1. Considering that they're both Bush/CIA creations, its more than true.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 10:59 PM by Mika
USA = Rogue Nation & perpetrator of state sponsored terrorism.


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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:16 PM
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2. I think I read that the Hague is the next step if this happen
Anyone have a link on that?

This is a rogue state and almost the same
criteria is there, for the reasons * gave for going into Iraq.

1. false elections
2. torture
3. causing wars
4. attacking dissidents
5. harboring terrorists
6. ignoring international treaties
7. treating its citizens poorly
8. amassing new nuclear weapons
9. a corrupt government
10. threatening it's neighbors
11. interfering in the internal affairs of governments
12 A press that is threaten and sometimes killed
13. polluting the planet an environmental disaster

Sounds like Iraq? or does that sound like someplace closer to home?


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electricray Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:44 AM
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3. Does this mean that we are the Pakistan of the western hemisphere? nt
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