Thursday, April 19, 2007

Posada free on bail (Updated)

Luis Posada Carriles is free on bail, headed to house arrest in Miami pending his trial next month on immigration charges. (Update: Conditions imposed on him by the government are here.) He may well end up in jail again if he is convicted and sentenced.

But meanwhile, expect a minor black eye for the United States in international opinion. That affects our national security because the cooperation we receive in anti-terrorism can suffer if others se e us making an exception for political purposes.

Cuba and Venezuela are making a big deal of this case, as well they should because of Posada’s link to the bombing of a Cuban civilian airliner that departed from Venezuela.

But the problem for the Administration is that if you ignore absolutely everything Cuba and Venezuela are saying, the picture of Posada is still very dark. His own statements and past associations, the statements of retired U.S. investigators, and U.S. government investigative files make it so, as does this statement from U.S. Justice Department spokeswoman Tasia Scolinos last October:

Luis Posada Carriles is an admitted mastermind of terrorist plots and attacks. The Department of Justice believes that Posada is a flight risk and that his release would be a danger to the community.

Who ever heard of a terrorist that the Bush Administration would hesitate to bring to justice for his crimes?

8 comments:

Fantomas said...

Mr Peters reading this post I thought I was reading the toilet paper Granma, todays edition....

I would like to see you write a little more about the # 1 terrorist in cuba's history fidel castro ruz....and the attrocities he has commited against the cuban people

guilty of more than 8000 documented deaths since 1959

http://www.cubaarchive.org/

Jose Gonzalez Guardado said...

It is imposible for the United States to continue promulgating its war against terrorism in view of the release of this "top" terrorist, Carriles should be deported not to Cuba, I do not agree with Cuba's position on how they handle citizenships, but to Venezuela where he became a citizen. That's the law.

Fantomas said...

Never to Venezuela, Never will

Anonymous said...

How about Alaska?

nica said...

En español. No se sorprendan si fuera reclamado por la justicia nicaragùense, ya que estàn apareciendo pruebas de cuando Posada era agente de la CIA en la base El Aguacate en honduras...

Fantomas said...

Checoslovaquia could be the place

Anonymous said...

Nica, Daniel Ortega ya lo dijo que aparte de condenar su liberacion pediria la extradiccion de Posadas.

elpidio valdez said...

Mister Peters, don't worry about the unfortunate comments from the clown calling himself Fantomas, he is the kind of person something like King Midas, but the opposite, everything that he touch, becomes doodoo.