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reprehensor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:49 PM
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Why is the U.S.A. Harboring a Suspected Terrorist?
http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/castro-foe-with-ci...

Castro Foe With C.I.A. Ties Puts U.S. in an Awkward Spot

EL PASO (Oct. 8) -- Thirty years ago, long before liquids and gels were restricted on airliners, a tube of Colgate toothpaste may have brought a plane down from the sky.

Cubana Airlines Flight 455 crashed off the coast of Barbados on Oct. 6, 1976, killing all 73 people aboard. Plastic explosives stuffed into a toothpaste tube ignited the plane, according to recently declassified police records.

Implicated in the attack, but never convicted, was Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban exile who has long sought to topple the government of Fidel Castro.

Today, Mr. Posada, 78, is in a detention center in El Paso, held on an immigration violation while the government tries to figure out what to do with him. His case presents a quandary for the Bush administration, at least in part because Mr. Posada is a former C.I.A. operative and United States Army officer who directed his wrath at a government that Washington has long opposed.

Despite insistent calls from Cuba and Venezuela for his extradition, the administration has refused to send him to either country for trial...

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C'mon Meester Boosh! Smoke 'em out of that DT Center!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:52 PM
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1. Oh, I thought you meant Dubya.
Isn't that interesting - supposed "War on terror" does indeed have some interpretive parameters.

Hey - what about your (Republicans) bullshit "plain meaning of the document" you apply to your (bullshit) reading of the Constitution and the Bible?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:55 PM
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2. Because he has the goods on BushCo?
Oops! Did I say that?
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:17 PM
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3. we have plenty of them living here in so florida.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:20 PM
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4. Because he is our ciarrorist.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:38 PM
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5. because he is OUR Terrorist
simple really.
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theanarch Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:18 PM
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6. the problem seems to be..
...the judge hearing the case has given the Justice Dept. an ultimatum: formally classify Posada as a terrorist, or cut him loose. Posada is notorious enough that he simply can't be freed, without major, negative publicity; but charging him with anything (as well as deporting him to Cuba or Venezuela) would outrage Cuban-American exiles, which still constitute valued voting blocks in both Florida and especially NJ (what with the Menendez/Kean race), and don't want to give them an excuse to stay home on election day. Justice is arguing for indefinite detention as an illegal immigrant, which the judge isn't accepting...hence, the standoff.
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:20 PM
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7. Tradition?
Tomorrow is Columbus Day. And of course Immanuel Constant is hangin' in Queens. It's such a big country.

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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:53 PM
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8. Why is a Taliban Spokesman on scholarship at Yale?
Google it if you don't believe me.
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reprehensor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:05 PM
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9. Skull and Bones goes Tally-ban.
Groovy.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:12 PM
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10. Posada protected by Poppy
Monkey and Jebthro have helped, too.



Bush, Posada & Terrorism Hypocrisy

By Robert Parry
May 10, 2005

The New York Times has finally put the case of fugitive terrorist Luis Posada Carriles on Page One, observing that the violent anti-Castro Cubans presence in Florida could test George W. Bushs universal condemnation of terrorism. But that principle already has been tested and failed.

Without doubt, Posada who reportedly has been hiding in South Florida for six weeks is getting the benefit of a conscious U.S. policy of benign neglect, a Bush version of the I know nothing approach made popular by Sgt. Schultz, the German prison guard in the TV comedy Hogans Heroes.

If Posada were a suspected Islamic terrorist not a CIA-trained right-wing Cuban exile theres no question that the Bush administration would be showing zero tolerance for his presence inside the United States. Certainly, the U.S. government wouldnt be waiting around patiently for the terrorist to check in with immigration authorities.

All legal niceties would be swept aside. The Bush administration and Florida Gov. Jeb Bushs state police would be leaving no stone unturned in searching for the fugitive. There would be a manhunt with every known associate hauled in for questioning while the national news would be giving the story around-the-clock coverage.

Waterboarding

Indeed, theres a good chance that if a lawyer for, say, an al-Qaeda terrorist had publicly announced that his client was hiding in the United States as Posadas lawyer Eduardo Soto did last month the lawyer himself would be detained and put under intense pressure to give up his clients whereabouts. Hed be lucky not to get waterboarded.

But no such effort is underway to locate the 77-year-old Posada. The Bush administration even remains equivocal on the possibility of granting asylum to protect him from an extradition request lodged by Venezuela, where Posada is wanted to face charges he masterminded the in-air bombing of a Cubana Airliner that killed 73 people in 1976.

Posada also has admitted to plotting a lethal bombing campaign against popular Cuban restaurants and hotels in 1997, which killed an Italian tourist. In April 2004, Posada was convicted in Panama for another bombing plot aimed at a meeting in 2000 between Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Panamanian students.

But Posada has always had the benefit of influential friends. In 1985, he got help from Cuban-American associates to bribe his way out of a Venezuelan jail. He was then put to work in El Salvador, handling munitions and finances for the secret White House-run supply operation for the Nicaraguan contra rebels.

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http://www.consortiumnews.com/2005/051005.html



Thanks for posting that, reprehensor. Thanks also for giving a damn.
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reprehensor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:28 AM
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13. Surely...
Smoking this terrorist out of his cell must be easier than smoking them out of underground caves.
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Blackthorn Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:15 PM
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11. You're not a terrorist if you're on "our" side. Duh.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:02 AM
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12. Poppy Bush did 'business' with Posada on 22 November 1963
This is one of the most important stories of our time, explaining how Bush and the rest of their NAZI horde got in power:



The JFK assassination and Bush's refusal to extradite Posada Carriles to Venezuela? All three were in Dallas that day

I wish that respected journalists would leave the debate whether Posada is a terrorist, and concentrate on the question whether he and Orlando Bosch were involved in the JFK assassination under direction of George HW Bush.

Because THAT is the real reason he will NEVER be extradited as long as Bushes are in the big seat.

All three were in Dallas that day ... Bosch and Posada on Dealey Plaza to be exact.

The current debate is very much like the the debate on the single bullet theory. It centers around the question whether the impossible trajectory of that bullet is possible after all. Which takes away from the much more important reasons to blow it out of the water, namely:

    1) The bullet fragments retrieved from Connolly's wrist weighed much more than what the "magic bullet" had lost from its original weight.

    2) No bullet penetrated Kennedy's neck

    3) No bullet in recorded history has ever caused 7 wounds, penetrating and shattering bones in the process, and emerged in the un-deformed condition of the magic bullet.

    4) It is simply impossible that one bullet causing such damage, emerges in almost pristine condition, while the other one, the one in Kennedy's head, purportedly from the same rifle, explodes in a thousand fragments.


Wim Dankbaar

CONTINUED...

http://milfuegos.blogspot.com/2006/04/jfk-assassination...



I don't agree with all of Wim's stuff, but when it comes to Posada Carriles and his ties to Poppy's crew, he appears spot on. Milfuegos is spot on, period.
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