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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:16 AM
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CIA files show agency trusted Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles
Source: LA Times/AP

But Posada would later be accused of masterminding the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976, hotel bombings in Havana in 1997 and other crimes.

Associated Press

October 7, 2009

Miami

Recently released CIA files from the mid-1960s show Cuban exile and suspected terrorist Luis Posada Carriles informed on violent Miami-based efforts to attack Fidel Castro's fledgling Cuban government even as he was deeply involved in helping them.

In the files, the CIA also appeared confident that Posada was a moderate who would not embarrass the agency or the United States.

"A15 is not a typical kind of 'boom and bang' individual. He is acutely aware of the international implications of ill-planned or overly enthusiastic activities against Cuba," Posada's CIA handler, Grover T. Lythcott, wrote in a July 26, 1966, memo, using a code name for the Cuban exile.

Another memo describes Posada as loyal to the U.S., of "good character, very reliable and security-conscious."

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-po...
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:21 AM
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1. And this is the agency we're supposed to trust for intelligence
I wouldn't trust these clowns to rate a game of Three Card Monte.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:40 AM
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5. I don't think they were embarrassed. n/t
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:31 AM
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2. Who knew a child murderer could be so trustworthy, right?
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Tsar_Bomba Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:33 AM
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3. Posada is a perfect example of Cuban exile thuggery now
living in Miami. This terrorist and his buddy Orlando Bosch are living the good life free from any worries they will be brought to justice.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:38 AM
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4. The terrorist Posada also "worked" for them in Central America
during the genocides there.

They knew exactly what he was, is.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:55 AM
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6. Terrorist. Walking around. Cared for by the Bush administration and hopefully not
for long by the Obama administration.
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Tsar_Bomba Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 11:53 AM
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9. I wouldn't count on it
These two terrorists are well protected by our conservative reps Ileana Ros and the Ballart brothers. In fact there in Honduras protecting wealthy peoples interests right now. They sure know what's important for Miami constituents.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 08:38 PM
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14. If only..... we could ..... get all the Cuban Am's of Miami to understand how ridiculous they look
from the rest of the world.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 10:56 AM
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7. Know what he's doing now? Painting. He's an artist. We protect our artists here in the U.S.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 11:06 AM
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8. K&R
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 01:41 PM
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10. He's just one of many Cuban exiles who were "trusted" by the CIA in their quest for
democracy everywhere in the world. Democracy being synonymous with unfettered capitalism, that is.

Do some reading about the CIA during the years before, during, and after the JFK assassination. A good one to start with is "Legacy of Secrecy" by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann. The Cuban exile community has been doing the CIA's dirty work for decades.

Recommend.
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 01:45 PM
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11. The only reason this guy is walking around is because he knows
too much about "where the bodies are buried", (CIA terrorist activities). Thank God he will be dead soon from old age at least.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 02:24 PM
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12. Does that mean he told his CIA handlers about the Cuban airliner bombing before it happened?
Guess we'll have to wait until 2016, at the earliest, to find out.
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ngant17 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 07:53 PM
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13. my guess is that the CIA made this 'historical evidence' up
from scatch to make themselves look better in the public.

This CIA file is completely fabricated and a joke. No one can seriously belive this garbage. This evidence needs to be lost or misfiled like it has done whenever real historical evidence surfaces which makes the CIA looks foolish and incompetent, which it always has been.

Posada was a bloodthirsty murderous terrorist from the earlist days, a monster who delighted himself in the creative uses of plastic explosives, which where always supplied to him from the CIA.

He is still the same bloodthirsty terrorist and no amount of doctoring of their files will change those facts.

Send this illegal immigrant back to Cuba so he can face justice for a change.
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jasi2006 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 12:24 AM
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15. A neocon thug with huge support from the American Jewish community.
That says it all.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 01:08 AM
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16. Right! They had no idea he's been a terrorist all these long years. n/t
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 01:11 AM
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17. He's been known elsewhere as the "Bin Laden of Latin America." n/t
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 12:44 PM
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18. The CIA has never met a killer it didn't like.
Edited on Thu Oct-08-09 12:44 PM by Vidar
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