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Thursday, June 11, 2009


Terrorists in the news...and not in the news

One week a right-wing anti-abortion terrorist murders a doctor in Kansas, the next a right-wing "white power" anti-Semite murders a security guard at the Holocaust Museum. But there's one very large group of right-wing terrorists whose names and activities are virtually absent from the news, despite their presenting a very real threat. Of course I'm talking about right-wing anti-Cuban terrorists in Miami, who have recently been involved with (fortunately unsuccessful) assassination plots against both Bolivia's Evo Morales and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. There might (or might not, depending on what paper you read) have been the briefest of mentions of these plots, but nothing you have read will come close to the detail you'll find in this article from Granma Internacional. If the only name you know is "Luis Posada Carriles," or perhaps also "Orlando Bosch," you need to think again, because the terrorist gangs are much more extensive than that. And, as the author points out, actively protected by the U.S. government.

And speaking of Luis Posada Carriles and protection by the U.S. government, this almost unbelievable (but of course totally believable) news just in: Posada's U.S. trial (for immigration fraud and perjury, not for terrorism) has just been postponed...until next February! For sure the U.S. government would like nothing better than to keep stalling and stalling until the 81-year-old Posada dies of natural causes. Anything other than actually extraditing him to Venezuela to stand trial for the murder of 73 people in the mid-air bombing of Cubana Flight 455.

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