Airline Bomber Released on Bail
In yet another demonstration that the Bush administration's "Global War on Terror" is nothing but a jingoistic paper sham, Luis Posada Carriles was released on bail yesterday, and has been flown to his Miami home under "house monitoring".
For those of you unfamiliar with the Posada Carriles saga, click here - but the short story is that Posada Carriles has been convicted of blowing up a Cuban airliner several years ago, killing 73 people, and has been involved in a lot of Latin American skullduggery over the years as a paid CIA operative. But note that he was only detained on immigration charges when he re-entered the U.S. two years ago:
Posada was freed from a New Mexico jail after he posted $250,000 bond and his family put up another $100,000. He must wear an electronic monitoring device while under house arrest at his wife's home in Miami pending his May 11 trial on immigration fraud charges...Yes, Luis Posada Carriles is a terrorist with quite an impressive resume. In fact, Cuba has referred to him as the "Osama bin-Laden of the Western hemisphere". But since it's Cuba making the accusations, Posada Carriles' history is marginalized.
It's already established that he had long and deep and dark Latin American connections to George H.W. Bush's CIA, and in particular, John Negroponte. So, with today's release of Posada Carriles, perhaps this is a demonstration that there is honor among theives, after all...and that the Bush regime feels that terrorism is OK - as long as the guy is our terrorist.
We have a terrorist that bombed an airliner loose in our midst, and no one in the U.S. government (or America, in general, for that matter) seems to give a damn. He was released on bail because the Bush regime DOJ declined to bring terrorism charges against a convicted terrorist, for fear that he'd be extradited and tortured.
Who'da thunk it?