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Originally posted by worldwatcher
and who really has the right to determine if these "revolutionaries" are right or wrong? Come on...the US is not the Master of the world and face the fact Posada did some bad things and innocent people (civilians) were killed. A terrorist is a terrorist.
"When a Cubana Airlines jetliner was blown out of the sky near the Bahamas on Oct. 6, 1976, killing 73 people, suspicion soon fell on Posada, who was linked to the crime by Cuban and Venezuelan officials, as well as then-secret U.S. intelligence reports, since declassified."
A Salvadoran, allegedly trained in part by Posada, was convicted in the killing of an Italian tourist.
Posada once acknowledged involvement, but later backtracked. He showed little sorrow.
"The bombs in hotels were very small, just intended to break windows and cause minor damage," Posada said in an interview published Tuesday by The Miami Herald. He called the death "bad luck."
Originally posted by worldwatcher
one person's words over another muaddib, prove it in court as it should be.
now one more post somewhere else and i am really going to bed.
CIA Documents Link Posada To Airliner Bombing
Cuban militant exile Luis Posada Carriles said shortly before the deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that he and others were going to hit a Cuban airliner, according to a newly declassified C-I-A document.
The document was released Thursday.
The 1976 cable quotes an unnamed former Venezuelan official known as a "usually reliable reporter." The reporter said that Posada made the remark following a fund-raising dinner in Caracas for Orlando Bosch. Bosch was a leader of Cuban exiles opposed to the communist government of President Fidel Castro.
Spain Demands Posada Carriles Extradition to Venezuela
Madrid, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish organizations of solidarity with Cuba have demanded Friday in front of the US embassy in this capital the extradition of Cuban-born terrorist Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela.
The release was read by David Couso, brother of the Spanish cameraman Jose Couso who was murdered by US troops in Iraq.
In the document, Couso mentioned Posada Carriles´ role in the Bay of Pig´s defeat in 1961 and in the explosion in mid-air of a Cuban airplane killing 73 people in 1976, as well as requested the White House to stop giving political asylum to anti-Cuban terrorists.
The text also referred to his role in the disappearance of tens of thousands people in the Latin American Southern Cone, the murder of former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and his responsibility in the attempt to assassinate Cuban President Fidel Castro in Panama in 2000.
El Salvador To March in Demand of Posada Carriles´ Extradition
San Salvador, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Social Block (BPS) of El Salvador called here Thursday for a march Monday to demand that the US government extradite renowned terrorist Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela.
A communiqué by BPS said the popular demonstration will depart from Ceiba de Guadalupe and march to the US Embassy in this capital.
BPS also denounced the intentions of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to deliver Posada Carriles to the Salvadoran government.
Posada Carriles escaped from a Venezuelan prison in 1985 while awaiting sentence by an appeal court after being convicted for attacking a Cubana de Aviacion commercial DC-8 plane in 1976, where 76 people lost their lives.
If he were extradited to El Salvador, he would be submitted to a rigged trial, and released with a small fine by a Salvadoran court, BPS stated.
Texas Judge Denies Cuban Militant Bond
EL PASO, Texas -- A federal judge in El Paso, Texas, has denied bond for Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles.
Posada, 77, is wanted as a terrorist in Venezuela and his arrest has strained relations between the United States and several Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Posada was arrested in Miami in May after officials said he entered the United States illegally. His attorneys say the charges are bogus because Posada never gave up his U.S. residency.
EL PASO, Texas -- A Cuban militant accused of plotting a 1976 jetliner bombing that killed 73 people cannot be deported to Cuba or Venezuela, an immigration judge determined without ruling out the possibility that he could be sent to another country.
Judge William L. Abbott issued the written ruling Monday in the case of exile and former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles. Abbott cited conventions against extradition to a country if a person is more likely than not to face torture.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called a US migration judge's decision to shelter terrorist Luis Posada Carriles for an indefinite period, "cynical".
The president disdained the court's explanation that Posada would be mistreated if extradited to Venezuela, where he is wanted for trial as the mastermind behind the 1976 blowing up of a civilian airplane.
Speaking at a rally to deliver resources for free health plans, Chavez cited the cases of torture by US military officers at Guantanamo Naval Base and the Iraqi Abu Ghraib Prison.