Saturday, September 30, 2006

Venezuela asks U.N. to act against Cuban militant Posada Carriles

Venezuela said Thursday that it has asked the U.N. Security Council for help in its demands that the United States hand over a Cuban militant accused of planning the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.

Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said that his government is asking the Security Council to take action against Luis Posada Carriles, a militant foe of Cuban leader Fidel Castro who is wanted in Venezuela for allegedly plotting in Caracas the attack on the passenger flight that killed 73 people.

"We came to ask the Security Council that it take part in the affair and to ask that U.S. public opinion react to the (U.S. government's) protection of this dangerous terrorist," Maduro told reporters at the seat of the U.N. in New York.

Posada Carriles, 77, a former CIA operative, has been jailed since May 2005 after entering the United States illegally. Maduro reiterated Venezuela's demands that Posada Carriles, who is a Cuban-born naturalized Venezuelan citizen, be extradited to face charges of homicide and treason in the South American country.

"We hope that ... 30 years after the blowing up of the Cubana de Aviacion flight that there is justice (and that) Posada Carriles is extradited," Maduro said.

A U.S. federal magistrate ruled earlier this month that Posada Carriles should be released pending his deportation to any country but Cuba or Venezuela, where the U.S. says he could be tortured.


How ironic that the US do not want one of their own CIA employees taken anywhere and 'tortured'. It seem that the only 'terrorists' that they wish to be tortured are those that they 'claim' are a threat to the United States . The other terrorists, who simply plant bombs on passenger planes killing Woman and Children on behalf of the CIA do not qualify.

It is clear that the US does make a distinction between the 'terrorists' and those that harbour them when such terrorists were found to be working for the CIA at the time of their pre planned slaughter of innocents.

Hypocrisy is alive and well it seems.


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