Just in time for Code Pinko’s Miami protest

against Luis Posada Carriles, Salon.com publishes a hit-piece that makes it sound as though Miami is awash in terrorists.

In Greater Miami, home to the majority of the nation’s 1.5 million Cuban-Americans, the presence of what could credibly be described as a terrorist training camp has become an accepted norm during the half-century of the anti-Castro Cuban diaspora. Alpha 66 and numerous other paramilitary groups — Comandos F4, Brigade 2506, Accion Cubana — are so common they’ve taken on the benign patina of Rotary Clubs with weapons.

Later–much later in the article–you get the admission that a lot of these so-called terrorists have either been tried and acquitted, or have actually completed serving their sentences.

The article brags that “Research support was provided by the Puffin Foundation Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.” Google the Nation Institute and the resulting description tells you where they’re coming from:

A liberal-left independently funded and administered organization, committed to a just society and the principles of the First Amendment.

Meanwhile, you rarely here the “liberal-left” complain about left-wing terrorists–and I’m referring to those whose attacks took place here in the United States, not other countries–walking free in the US. In fact, they tend to get glowing profiles in major newspapers like the New York Times–on September 11, 2001:

No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen

By DINITIA SMITH
Published: September 11, 2001

”I don’t regret setting bombs,” Bill Ayers said. ”I feel we didn’t do enough.” Mr. Ayers, who spent the 1970’s as a fugitive in the Weather Underground, was sitting in the kitchen of his big turn-of-the-19th-century stone house in the Hyde Park district of Chicago. The long curly locks in his Wanted poster are shorn, though he wears earrings. He still has tattooed on his neck the rainbow-and-lightning Weathermen logo that appeared on letters taking responsibility for bombings. And he still has the ebullient, ingratiating manner, the apparently intense interest in other people, that made him a charismatic figure in the radical student movement.

Now he has written a book, ”Fugitive Days” (Beacon Press, September). Mr. Ayers, who is 56, calls it a memoir, somewhat coyly perhaps, since he also says some of it is fiction. He writes that he participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, the Pentagon in 1972. But Mr. Ayers also seems to want to have it both ways, taking responsibility for daring acts in his youth, then deflecting it.

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How’s about we try Castro in absentia?

Or much better still, in person? Oh, if only.

Cuba’s–and the MSM’s–obsession with the 79-year-old Luis Posada Carriles reached a fever pitch today:

Cuban university students symbolically tried Luis Posada Carriles on Monday, accusing the anti-communist warrior of teaming up with Washington to commit decades of terrorist attacks.

A four-judge panel of University of Havana law students were scheduled to hear 32 witnesses over two days before issuing a sentence — also symbolic — against the 79-year-old former CIA operative. Posada, who was born in Cuba, has dedicated most of his life to toppling Fidel Castro’s communist-run government.

The verdict was not in doubt. The trial was organized by the Communist Party’s youth wing and other pro-government groups, and there was no sign of anybody named to offer a defense of Posada.

No new evidence was expected, though Cuba hopes the trial will keep public pressure on the United States to act against Posada, who was released last week from house arrest in the U.S. after a Texas judge dropped immigration charges against him.

Hundreds of college and high school students, many looking bored and squirming in their seats, filled a social club ringed by dilapidated tennis courts in the Cuban capital’s Vedado district.

A few notes:

-Bored kids? Hahaha, no doubt they attended “voluntarily” 🙂

-“The verdict was not in doubt.” Of course it wasn’t, there’s no such thing as a fair trial in Castro’s Cuba.

-“…no sign of anybody named to offer a defense of Posada.” Again, there’s no such thing as a fair trial in Castro’s Cuba.

-“No new evidence was expected…” Of course not, there’s nothing new about Castro’s propaganda games.

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But, but, but, what about Posada Carriles?

While the usual cast of leftist useful idiot apologists for Castro hold their rallies and fruitcake fests to protest a judge’s ruling that Luis Posada Carriles–a man who had already been acquitted in Venezuela for what they accuse him of–should be freed, they conveniently ignore Castro’s allowing numerous fugitives from U.S. justice to live in Cuba. We’re talking about people accused of, and in some cases actually CONVICTED of, serious crimes, folks, such as murder of law enforcement officers and hijacking. Listed below are a few:

  • Charlie Hill, accused murderer, admitted hijacker
  • Joanne Chesimard (AKA Assata Shakur), who has a $1 million bounty on her head for escaping prison after actually being convicted in the killing of a New Jersey state trooper
  • Guillermo Morales, arrested on bomb-making charges after a bomb he made blew up in his apartment, blowing off the fingers of one of his own hands
  • Ralph Goodwin, accomplice of Charlie Hill, died in Cuba
  • Michael Finney, another accomplice of Charlie Hill who also died in Cuba
  • William Lee Brent, accused of a hijacking, died in Cuba

As is standard with leftists, if someone proclaims themselves to be against the U.S., then they’re automatically innocent of the most heinous crimes–but if they did do it, they were “justified.” That’s the mentality of these people: politics comes first, the ends justify the means.

And the converse is true: if you’re against left-wing dictators (such as Castro), then anything the left-wing dictatorship accuses you of is automatically true, and you should be executed without benefit of trial, never mind that leftists are usually the first ones to demand a fair trial and are supposedly against the death penalty. Apparently, those principles only apply to their fellow travelers.

Don’t forget any of this when you read the fawning puff pieces about left-wing radical criminals in the sympathetic MSM.

A hat tip to Babalu Blog for bringing up this issue.

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Bravo!

The issue isn’t whether or not he did what he’s accused of doing (for which he has already been acquitted, I might add).

The issue is simply that ANY so-called “evidence” the Castro government would present is suspect on its face.

Three Cuban lawmakers have condemned the Justice Department’s decision to send FBI agents to Cuba to collect evidence against a terror suspect.

The FBI have reportedly been to Cuba recently to gather more information on the alleged involvement Luis Posada Carriles in a hotel bombing that killed an Italian in Havana in 1997.

“By asking a state sponsor of terrorism for evidence’ regarding terrorism, the Bush administration Justice Department demonstrates a shockingly profound ignorance of the nature of terrorism, of its origins and its state sponsors,” U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and brothers Lincoln and Mario Díaz-Balart said in a statement, The Miami Herald reported Friday.

Shame on the FBI for collaborating with Castro.

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Two words: tough s–t

That’s my message to those upset that Luis Posada Carriles has been freed from jail on bond. This is the UNITED STATES, where you are presumed INNOCENT until proven guilty. This is NOT Castro’s Gulag (AKA Cuba), where:

Don’t like the fact that Luis Posada Carriles is free on bond today? Four more words: Go take a hike.

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Chavez using typical commie tactics

When you can’t get to your enemies, get those close to them:

-Intelligence agents raided the home of a close friend of anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles, who’s jailed in the U.S. but wanted in Venezuela for a 1976 airliner bombing, the friend’s wife said Thursday.

The raid came as President Hugo Chavez accused the United States of shielding Posada by holding the Cuba-born militant on minor immigration charges. Chavez called Posada “the father of this continent’s terrorists.”

Military intelligence agents searched attorney Joaquin Chaffardet’s home for five hours Wednesday night, saying they were looking for weapons and documents, his wife Maria Teresa Rosas, told The Associated Press.

She accused them of planting a C-4 explosive along with other potentially compromising documents, saying “that wasn’t in my house.”

Chavez planting evidence? Nah, that could NEVER happen! 🙂

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“Terrorists to Jail”

So a bunch of leftist instigators decided to go to the pro-Luis Posada Carriles rally in Little Havana last Friday, and the foreseeable happened: they got their butts kicked (see the video here.)

In fairness, it was not El Exilio’s most shining moment, as they played right into the hands of these Chavez apologists who are now seeking to press charges for the attack. The whole incident smells, IMO, and it wouldn’t surprise me to find either Castro’s or Chavez’s filthy fingers in this pie.

What I found interesting was what it said on the sign they held up across the street from the rallying Cuban exiles: “Terroristas a la cárcel” (Terrorists to jail). Anyone wanna lay any odds on the likelihood of these characters holding up this sign outside Gitmo?

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