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Friday, August 04, 2006


The "war on terror" that isn't

It's not just the case of the Cuban Five, five Cuban men imprisoned in the United States for the dastardly act of trying to prevent acts of terrorism against their country from right-wing groups based in Miami, that exposes the hollowness of the so-called "war on terror." The continued failure of the United States to extradite Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela to stand trial for the mid-air bombing murder of 73 people on a Cubana airliner, the similar failure to extradite two men who bombed two embassies in Venezuela in 2003 provides further evidence. Indeed, if you commit acts of terrorism against any other nation that's not on the "friends of the U.S." list, you'll also be given "most-favored terrorist" status:
The leader of a Vietnamese exile group returned to his home in California after being detained in South Korea for three months as the Vietnamese government made an unsuccessful attempt to extradite him.

Nguyen, a permanent U.S. resident, was wanted by the Vietnamese government for alleged involvement in failed attempts to bomb its embassies in the Philippines and Thailand and state facilities in Vietnam.
Of course the continued practice of state terrorism by the U.S. in Afghanistan and Iraq and by Israel and the U.S. in Gaza, the West Bank, and Lebanon, exposes the bogus nature of the so-called "war on terror" in an even more dramatic way.

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