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By Raul San Miguel
October 6, 2005
None of the 73 passengers and crew of the DC-10 imagined that, in a matter of moments, they would plummet irretrievably into the sea as a consequence of a savage terrorist attack that would cut short their lives, in an action that would shock international public opinion.
Nevertheless, the government of the United States - whose sinister intelligence services have acted to support the criminals - have and continue to strive to help Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch, the people most responsible for the sabotage, avoid being put in prison for their crimes.—READ the declassified CIA Dossier of Luis Posada Carriles on the National Security Archives
Twenty-nine years later, the assassin
Orlando Bosch walks the streets of Miami. In regard to the entry of Luis Posada Carriles
A Little more than a month and a "painful delivery" later, another great lie of President George W. Bush came to light: Yes, Corriles was in fact on North American territory. But the Bush Administration already had another plan: After a "startling" press conference, to transfer him by golf cart to a helicopter with an escort and treatment fit for a president rather than a criminal. He was then quickly transferred to a secure location and finally to El Paso, where Judge [William] Abbot concluded the judicial farce by deciding not to extradite the defendant in a judgment that adds even more manure to the filth created by the current American administration in regard to the fight against terrorism.
As soon as Washington had declared it would not offer political refuge to Carriles, the Venezuela Supreme Court declared that it had proceeded with a request for his extradition for presumed terrorist acts.
In those days [in May], the
But long before his declaration, Mr. Noriega
had declared that he had "no specific information" on the whereabouts
of Luis Posada Carriles. Nevertheless, they soon displayed his presence
and absolved him of any connection to the crime of
[Editor’s Note: The Cuban government also charges Carriles with a series of bombings of hotels in Havana in 1997, in an attempt to assassinate Castro].
The failure of Judge Abbot is shameful
and embarrassing. Once again, his decision has left unpunished a terrorist
in the service of the
[Editor’s Note: On September 27, Judge
William Abbott invoked the U.N. Convention against Torture to justify his
ruling. At the previous hearing, Posada’s lawyer produced Joaquin Chaffardet,
a longtime friend and colleague of Posada’s, who testified that the Venezuelan
government of Hugo Chavez tortures prisoners. The