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Originally posted by Muaddib
BTW, i find it ironic that so many people in these forums believe anything that the communist regime of castro says. Those allegations were done by castro and his regime, that posada blew the airliner.
the communist regime of castro is known for the lies it proclaims
Need i remind everyone who is posting in here who was it that downed the American airplanes
April 30, 2001
In his new exposé of the National Security Agency entitled Body of Secrets, author James Bamford highlights a set of proposals on Cuba by the Joint Chiefs of Staff codenamed OPERATION NORTHWOODS. This document, titled “Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba” was provided by the JCS to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13, 1962, as the key component of Northwoods. Written in response to a request from the Chief of the Cuba Project, Col. Edward Lansdale, the Top Secret memorandum describes U.S. plans to covertly engineer various pretexts that would justify a U.S. invasion of Cuba. These proposals - part of a secret anti-Castro program known as Operation Mongoose - included staging the assassinations of Cubans living in the United States, developing a fake “Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,” including “sink[ing] a boatload of Cuban refugees (real or simulated),” faking a Cuban airforce attack on a civilian jetliner, and concocting a “Remember the Maine” incident by blowing up a U.S. ship in Cuban waters and then blaming the incident on Cuban sabotage. Bamford himself writes that Operation Northwoods “may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government.”
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba [includes cover memoranda], March 13, 1962, TOP SECRET, 15 pp.
Venezuela promises not to hand alleged bomber to Cuba
CARACAS - Venezuela yesterday pledged it would not hand over to Cuba Luis Posada Carriles, the terror suspect the United States has arrested in Florida, whom Caracas wants in connection with a fatal plane bombing and Havana also has sought on terror charges. "If [Mr. Posada] is extradited to Venezuela, he will be tried. And if he has to remain in custody pending trial, it will be in this country," Vice-President Jose Vicente Rangel told reporters. U.S. federal agents arrested Mr. Posada, 77, on Tuesday after he gave an invitation-only press conference with reporters at a secret location in Miami. But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security swiftly issued a statement saying it does not send people to Communist-ruled Cuba or countries believed to be acting in Cuba's name, a not-so-veiled reference to Venezuela. President Hugo Chavez is a close ally of Cuban President Fidel Castro. Declassified U.S. documents released last week link Mr. Posada, a Cuban-born naturalized Venezuelan, to the bombing of a Cubana airliner in 1976 in which 73 people died. Venezuela has demanded his extradition for the bombing, which happened over Venezuelan territory. Cuba wants Mr. Posada for the 1997 bombings of Havana hotels, one of which killed an Italian tourist.
U.S. to Decide on Cuban Militant's Fate
Thursday May 19, 2005 3:31 PM
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By CURT ANDERSON
Associated Press Writer
MIAMI (AP) - U.S. officials faced an afternoon deadline Thursday to announce whether immigration charges will be brought against Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles, who is wanted by Venezuela in the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.
Posada has acknowledged entering the United States secretly through Mexico in mid-March. He was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on Tuesday, shortly after surfacing publicly for the first time to meet with reporters.
Cuba slams US extradition 'farce'
Luis Posada Carriles poses a problem for the US government
Cuban President Fidel Castro has condemned the US handling of an old foe, bombing suspect Luis Posada Carriles, as "a big farce, a big lie".
The anti-communist militant was arrested in Miami on Tuesday, weeks after he smuggled himself into the US.
Venezuela wants him extradited, to stand trial over the bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed 73 people in 1976.
The US says it will not deport him to any country that would hand him over to Mr Castro's regime in Cuba.
Cuban Exile's Journey From Hero to Outcast
Luis Posada Carriles, once hailed as a U.S. ally, now poses a dilemma in the post-9/11 climate.
By Nicole Gaouette and John-Thor Dahlburg
Times Staff Writers
Posted May 19 2005
MIAMI — When federal agents detained him Tuesday, Luis Posada Carriles was wearing a pale linen suit and tasteful necktie, emblems of a life lately devoted to leisure, painting, reading Asian philosophy and socializing with affluent friends. Only his scarred face and garbled speech — marks of a 1990 assassination attempt — recalled a lifetime of brutal, sometimes bloody struggle against Cuba's Fidel Castro.
But the contrast between past and present goes beyond physical appearance for Posada. He is a man that time has left behind, and on Wednesday the Bush administration tried to figure out how to reconcile its war on terrorism with its treatment of a onetime ally accused of terrorist acts.
Militant Gives White House Tough Choice
Luis Posada Carriles is a suspect in the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976.
By CURT ANDERSON
The Associated Press
MIAMI -- Freedom fighter or terrorist? Illegal alien or persecuted Cuban refugee? The Bush administration faces a tough choice in deciding what to do with Luis Posada Carriles, wanted on suspicion of orchestrating the deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.
Posada, a 77-year-old Cuban exile, was being held Wednesday at an undisclosed location in the United States while U.S. immigration officials decided his fate. He was taken into custody Tuesday, two months after he slipped into the United States and asked for asylum.
The Bush administration has at least three choices: extradite Posada to Venezuela, where he is wanted in the airliner bombing that killed 73 people; send him to a third country willing to accept him; or let him stay in the United States.