Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Barring gov. objection, Posada will be released

Several media sources are reporting that a Federal Magistrate has ruled that the government can no longer detain Luis Posada Carriles since there is no suitable country to deport him to. Barring an objection from the government that could delay his release, Posada will be a free man in 10 days.

For those not familiar with the case, Mr. Posada Carriles is a controversial man who once worked for the CIA as well as Venezuelan intelligence. He is a naturalized Venezuelan citizen who was born in Cuba. He is controversial because he has been accused of a bombing a Cuban airliner back in 1976.

The reason I'm giving you all of this background is because Posada's release will create a firestorm in the leftist media and of course among the official Cuban propaganda organs. They will claim the US can not be fighting a war against terrorism with clean hands since it harbors a terrorist like Posada. They won't mention the fact that Cuba has been and continues to be a safe harbor for American, Colombian, Irish terrorists etc. They also won't mention the fact that Posada spent more than 10 years in a Venezuelan prison, while two different trials could not prove that he was guilty of the airliner bombing.

Of course Cuba wants Posada to be deported to Cuba or Venezuela (same thing) so they can take revenge on him for opposing Castro's regime all these years. But let's say that Posada was involved in the Cubana Airliner bombing (or of other bombings he is accused of) can anyone in their right mind expect the 78-year-old to get a fair trial in either of those of two countries?

4 comments:

Val Prieto said...

I dont think Ill spend too much time arguing with the lefties on this one. I think a resounding "Nanabooboo" will do quit enicely.

Anonymous said...

This brave Cuban patriot has dedicated his entire life to the Cuban cause. I hope he gets release so that he can spend the rest of his remaining life with his family. I read his book "Los Caminos De Guerrero" and I felt as if I was reading a Tom Clancy Spy novel. Someone should make a movie about his life story. He's like a Cuban Jack Ryan.

Anonymous said...

"can anyone in their right mind expect the 78-year-old to get a fair trial in either of those of two countries?"

Can anyone in their right mind expect the Cuban 5 to get a fair trial in Miami?

Henry "Conductor" Gomez said...

"Can anyone in their right mind expect the Cuban 5 to get a fair trial in Miami?"

Yes, they can because the United States is a country of laws not a third world banana republic run by an egomaniacal dictator. The defendants were found guilty by a jury of their peers and they lost their appeal. They have the option of appealing to the highest court in the land.

In Cuba similar acts would have been tried in 48 hours and then it would have been off to the firing squad wall. Normally comments like yours don't make it past moderation because anyone that equates the US with Cuba is a tool. But it was useful for me to expose you for the horse's ass that you are.

Now run along.