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Weaver: Where Is Luis Posada Carriles?

Weaver: Where Is Luis Posada Carriles?

July 19, 2005
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Reporting from El Paso, Texas, where U.S. officials claim they have international terrorist Luis Posada Carriles in custody, Bill Weaver receives conflicting signals from authorities about whether Posada - wanted to face trial in Venezuela for the 1976 bombing of a Cubana airlines passenger flight, among other terrorist crimes - is where officials say he is... or not.

Weaver reports:

"Credible information has it that Posada is no longer in El Paso. Additionally, two separate calls to the detention facility supposedly holding Posada yielded differing information concerning his upcoming bond hearing. During a call this morning, employees said that the bond hearing set for the 25th will be accomplished electronically, with neither Posada nor his attorney to be present. Later in the day, however, a second call to the detention center yielded the information that Posada was “most definitely” at that facility and that he would be present for the bond hearing next Monday.

"Bill Conroy, well known to regular readers of Narco News and the Narcosphere, said that he checked with sources on the inside and could not confirm that Posada had been moved. But one of his sources said that 'it would not be a big surprise if Posada were moved. They could move him on a whim, claiming he was under threat or for some national security pretense. [The government] want[s] to control [Posada] as much as [it] can without killing him.'"

Weaver wields recently declassified U.S. government documents to show that, historically, wherever Posada has been, George H. W. Bush Sr. has not been far behind.

One now-public 1976 CIA memorandum (linked from Weaver's report) stated, just 100 days before the passenger jet bombing, "a Cuban Exile extremist group, of which Orlando Bosch [a long-time partner of Posada] is a leader, plans to place a bomb on a Cubana Airline flight traveling between Panama and Havana."

It does not get any clearer than that, notes Weaver.

The director of the agency that, according to its own documents, had aforeknowledge of this terrible terrorist crime was, in 1976, George Bush, Sr.

Weaver also traces the paper trail of Bush Senior''s uncanny knack for being close to each of Posada's major terrorist acts and escapes from prison.

In the Posada case, the "War on Terrorism" boomerangs, once again, on the Bush family and its sponsorship of some terrorist acts while purporting to oppose others. Read this very interesting report, with links galore to source documents, via The Narcosphere:

Meanwhile, if anybody finds Luis Posada Carriles out there, be very careful. He should be considered highly dangerous, and, worse, George H. W. Bush, Sr. can't be very far away.

From somewhere in a country called América,

Al Giordano
The Narco News Bulletin

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