Monday, May 09, 2005

Terrorism in Any Language

Today in the New York Times, an article was published regarding the legal dilemma the Bush Administration facing with the recent application of Luis Posada Carriles for political asylum in the US. Carriles, a right-wing, anti-Castro Cuban national, is a wanted man in Latin America for his connection to the bombing of a passenger jet belonging to a Cuban airline, killing all 73 people on board during the 1970's, and is also connected to a series of bomb plots across Latin America and the US. Once supported by the CIA during the 1970's and 80's, for participation in both the Bay of Pigs invasion, as well as a bunch of contra movements during the 80's, Carilles was recently named by Fidel Castro as the "worst terrorist in the hemisphere."

However, despite his actions against civilians, right-wing Cubans in Florida consider this guy their hero for his actions against the Castro Administration. With no regard to the innocent lives that were lost, many Cubans in Florida sincerely hope that the US grants the guy asylum and does not either jail him or place him on a plane leading directly to jail somewhere in Latin America. Desperate for that right-wing Latino support in Florida, the Bush Administration would love to do nothing more than to grant asylum to Carriles and welcome him to the US as a "freedom fighter..."

However, there's that little thing that Bush would like to call his, "Coalition of the Willing" speech.

Any nation that harbors terrorists is an enemy of freedom.

Last I checked, a guy who plots a bombing of a passenger airline and tries to plot all kinds of activities affecting civilians is a terrorist, no matter how much you agree with their actions. So, by caving into the demands of the traitors, ahem, right-winger Cubans, in Florida, Bush would be completely undermining the vast majority of the foreign policy he mapped out during his first term.

All for a little war of politics against the one and only Fidel Castro.

If Bush knows what's good for him, he'll turn back this guy's application and send him back to Hell, where he can go and get brought to justice for his actions against civilians. If not, then, well, there's no mistaking it; Bush would have just confirmed that he is, in fact, that one thing that he accused so many other people of being...

...A flip-flopper.

You can find a link to the NYT article here

4 Comments:

Blogger Freebird said...

I'm interested to see how he's going to handle this one.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its ironic but its true elsewhere true,a little politics takes over the social aspect. i have witnessed it in my native place

-- abhinavspunj@indiatimes.com

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever he decides to do, it's not going to look good. I'm really hoping he deports his ass, but I doubt it will happen. You know everybody out in Europe is drooling to see if he grants this guy asylum. They will bombard him if he does. This guy needs to be put UNDER the jail. I don't care how bad the Cubans in Florida think Castro is, you can't protect a guy like this who doesn't care who he kills to get his message across. He's no better than Osama.

XOXO
L.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

this definitely challenges this administration's war against terrorism if they do not treat him as a terrorist...

11:13 PM  

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