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Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Sept. 11 and Sept. 12

On September 11, the U.S. marked the fifth anniversary of the day that “terrorism” became a common part of the American vocabulary. On September 12, five Cuban men -- Fernando González, René González, Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernández, and Ramón Labañino, collectively known as the “Cuban Five” -- will begin their ninth year in U.S. prisons for the “crime” of attempting to put a stop to terrorism.

How can you be imprisoned for opposing terrorism? It’s simple. You just have to oppose terrorism that originates in the United States, and is directed at Cuba, or at any other country on the U.S. “regime change” list.

And the terrorists? Incredibly, one of those who the Five were attempting to thwart, Orlando Bosch, is walking the streets of the U.S., having been pardoned by President George H.W. Bush. Another, Luis Posada Carriles, is currently in jail on minor immigration charges, but the United States refuses to extradite him to Venezuela to stand charges for the murder of 73 people, and is actually considering granting him citizenship!

How can known terrorists walk the streets of America as free men? Again, they simply have to be terrorists who directed their actions against the “right” country, such as Cuba.

And now, today, September 12, the 8th anniversary of the incarceration of the Cuban Five, brings yet another outrage -- a federal magistrate in Texas has recommended that Posada be released from immigration custody, so that he can join his fellow terrorist Bosch in walking the streets, and plotting more acts of terrorism. For those unfamiliar with it, by the way, an excellent summary of the 47-year history of U.S. terrorism against Cuba, in which Posada and Bosch play a leading role, can be found here. You'll probably be surprised to learn that the number of deaths over that period, 3,478 according to Cuban records, exceeds the death total of 9/11.

Regular readers may have noted that the volume of this blog has dropped a bit in recent days; expect that to happen even more in the coming weeks, because I'm intimately involved with the planning and preparation for the national March on Washington on September 23 demanding freedom for the Cuban Five. Come join us in Washington. In the meantime, there's an even more pressing campaign -- join us today in demanding that the U.S. not release the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, and demand that they extradite him to Venezuela instead. ANSWER has all the facts of the case, along with an "easy-click link" to send a letter to the government to join in the demand. Do it today.

"War on terror"? What a joke.

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