Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Medical examiner from Cuba testifying in anti-communist militant's US perjury trial

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Places » Latin America Donate to DU
 
Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 06:06 AM
Original message
Medical examiner from Cuba testifying in anti-communist militant's US perjury trial
Medical examiner from Cuba testifying in anti-communist militant's US perjury trial
By WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press
Last update: February 24, 2011 - 2:14 AM

EL PASO, Texas - A Cuban medical examiner is set to testify in the perjury trial of an ex-CIA agent accused of lying during 2005 U.S. immigration hearings.

Ileana Vizcaino Dime traveled to El Paso, Texas, to testify in the case against 83-year-old Luis Posada Carriles.

She will discuss the autopsy of an Italian tourist killed in 1997, when a bomb exploded at his Havana hotel. It was one of a series of attacks on Cuban tourist sites.

Posada is not on trial for the bombings, only for lying about planning them. He faces perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud charges. He's accused of lying under oath after sneaking into the U.S. and seeking citizenship.

http://www.startribune.com/nation/116724104.html
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 06:33 AM
Response to Original message
1. Here's a feature story the NY Times did on this mass murdering bomber/CIA agent,
terrorist who also worked in Iran/Contra, and various other capacities, who strangely is NOT being tried for his horrendous crimes, but oddly for lying about them.

~~~~~

A BOMBERS TALE: Taking Aim at Castro; Key Cuba Foe Claims Exiles' Backing
By ANN LOUISE BARDACH and LARRY ROHTER
Published: July 12, 1998

Editor's Note Appended

MIAMI A Cuban exile who has waged a campaign of bombings and assassination attempts aimed at toppling Fidel Castro says that his efforts were supported financially for more than a decade by the Cuban-American leaders of one of America's most influential lobbying groups.

The exile, Luis Posada Carriles, said he organized a wave of bombings in Cuba last year at hotels, restaurants and discotheques, killing an Italian tourist and alarming the Cuban Government. Mr. Posada was schooled in demolition and guerrilla warfare by the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1960's.

In a series of tape-recorded interviews at a walled Caribbean compound, Mr. Posada said the hotel bombings and other operations had been supported by leaders of the Cuban-American National Foundation. Its founder and head, Jorge Mas Canosa, who died last year, was embraced at the White House by Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton.

A powerful force in both Florida and national elections, and a prodigious campaign donor, Mr. Mas played a decisive role in persuading Mr. Clinton to change his mind and follow a course of sanctions and isolation against Mr. Castro's Cuba.

Although the tax-exempt foundation has declared that it seeks to bring down Cuba's Communist Government solely through peaceful means, Mr. Posada said leaders of the foundation discreetly financed his operations. Mr. Mas personally supervised the flow of money and logistical support, he said.

More:
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/07/12/world/a-bombers-tale-...



Ft. Benning, Ga. 1962, 2nd photo taken in 1976





Luis Posada Carriles talking with supporters at a fundraiser for his legal expenses in Miami.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 06:36 AM
Response to Original message
2. Here's a feature story the NY Times did on this mass murdering bomber/CIA agent,
terrorist who also worked in Iran/Contra, and various other capacities, who strangely is NOT being tried for his horrendous crimes, but oddly for lying about them.

~~~~~

A BOMBERS TALE: Taking Aim at Castro; Key Cuba Foe Claims Exiles' Backing
By ANN LOUISE BARDACH and LARRY ROHTER
Published: July 12, 1998

Editor's Note Appended

MIAMI A Cuban exile who has waged a campaign of bombings and assassination attempts aimed at toppling Fidel Castro says that his efforts were supported financially for more than a decade by the Cuban-American leaders of one of America's most influential lobbying groups.

The exile, Luis Posada Carriles, said he organized a wave of bombings in Cuba last year at hotels, restaurants and discotheques, killing an Italian tourist and alarming the Cuban Government. Mr. Posada was schooled in demolition and guerrilla warfare by the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1960's.

In a series of tape-recorded interviews at a walled Caribbean compound, Mr. Posada said the hotel bombings and other operations had been supported by leaders of the Cuban-American National Foundation. Its founder and head, Jorge Mas Canosa, who died last year, was embraced at the White House by Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton.

A powerful force in both Florida and national elections, and a prodigious campaign donor, Mr. Mas played a decisive role in persuading Mr. Clinton to change his mind and follow a course of sanctions and isolation against Mr. Castro's Cuba.

Although the tax-exempt foundation has declared that it seeks to bring down Cuba's Communist Government solely through peaceful means, Mr. Posada said leaders of the foundation discreetly financed his operations. Mr. Mas personally supervised the flow of money and logistical support, he said.

More:
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/07/12/world/a-bombers-tale-...



Ft. Benning, Ga. 1962, 2nd photo taken in 1976





Luis Posada Carriles talking with supporters at a fundraiser for his legal expenses in Miami.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Oct 21st 2014, 06:39 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Places » Latin America Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC