Well, we have this war on terrorism going on. We also have this war in Iraq, and Afghanistan, and in half a dozen countries around the planet. We are waging a war against the poor in the U.S., too. But it behooves to us to know who are the terrorists we are hunting.
There is a well known terrorist of Cuban origin, Luis Posada Carriles, who, among other things, blew up a Cuban plane and a young fencing team was killed, blew up bombs in Cuban hotels killing an Italian tourist over there, and other things the CIA knows well about. His specialty is bombing places.
Posada Carriles is now asking for legal protection in the United States. You see, the United States government does that all the time. They label terrorists those who are against it but the savage brutes and criminals who help the macabre designs of the CIA receive comfortable housing in this country, when they cannot run to any other country any longer.
So, Posada Carriles shows in the U.S. and requests “legal protection.” Why not asylum? You might ask. Well, the U.S. cannot legally grant asylum to a terrorist, and Posada Carriles is well known all over the world for his terrorist acts. Not only that, because there are other terrorists, mainly of Cuban Origin, like Orlando Bosch, who is comfortably living in Miami and revered by the gusanos over there. What happened with Posada Carriles is that the whole world went up in an uproar when it learned that the famous terrorist was asking for asylum in the U.S.
And, you se, the U.S. has to save face. They cannot legally give asylum to a terrorist when they are waging a war against a whole country, whole peoples, killing innocent victims, under the excuse they are going after Bin Laden. Now, you might ask, can we go after Bin Laden and at the same time grant asylum to another terrorist here, in the U.S.?
Especially after all the outrage from all over the world about it.
So, Posada Carriles is playing it cool. Instead of applying for political asylum, he is applying for legal protection under the International Law Against Torture, that is, no one can be extradited or deported if that person will go to a country where he will be tortured. Now, Venezuela is asking for Posada Carriles extradition, and our State Department is going to do a good job about slandering Venezuela with torturing its prisoners. The truth is that Venezuela does not even have the death penalty, let alone torture, but of course, our “in bed” media will not stop at anything when ordered to do so by our illustrious administration.
And no matter that prisoners are being openly tortured by U.S. forces (remember Abu Grahib, Gauntanamo et al, where political prisoners were tortured and sexually abused by U.S. jailers? ). Of course, we can keep on torturing our inmates, but we must protect, by all means, terrorists who helped the U.S. commit terrorist acts against other countries.
But, you see, there is a glitch in Posada Carriles’ plan. The International Law Against Torture, ratified in the U.S. Senate in 1990, does not protect torturers themselves. And, lo and behold, among Posada Carriles profuse files, we find that he has also been accused of being a torturer. Yes, he was part of the Intelligence Service in Venezuela, (DISIP) under its President at the time, Carlos Andrés Pérez. The terrorist of Cuban origin personally ordered his hired assassins to torture several political prisoners, including Jesús Moreno, in 1973, who has just denounced to the press that he was tortured by Posada during his two months of incarceration.
So, our good boy can be extradited because not only he cannot receive political asylum for his numerous terrorist acts, (even Undersecretary of State Roger Noriega admitted to Posada Carriles’ terrorist acts) but also cannot receive legal protection under the International Law Against Torture because he himself was a torturer.
Isn’t this funny? The spider caught in his own web.
Yes, my friends. The spiders, the liars, cheaters, criminals, always get caught. Sooner of later, they fall.
Our administration, waging terrorism all over the world and at the same time hypocritically stating they are fighting terrorism, will also soon be caught in its own web. And, you know what? We do not have to do absolutely anything for that. They’ll hang themselves.
For now, one of their terrorist protégées, Posada Carriles, will not be able to make it over here. Of course, the State Department states that they do not know his whereabouts. Isn’t that funny?
He had to write his address in his asylum application. How come they do not know where he is? Are they going to give him asylum or protection or whatever in spite of all that? Probably. Didn’t our government give asylum to hundreds of Nazis after WWII?
Does not our government give asylum to all the crooks in the world, Miami being a rats’ nest?
World assassins know where they can go when they do not have any other place to go. To good U.S.A., granting visas to every criminal and crook, and still denying them to hard working Latino immigrants who want to come to this country to better themselves and to feed their starving families who live in Third World countries.
But that’s another story. For now, we should know that Posada Carriles is all about. Because that’s what our nation is all about.
I do not think Lincoln and our Founding Fathers were planning this when they founded our great nation.
They did not plan this political corruption, this anomie, this horror. That’s why our spiders will also be caught in their own webs.
María Montelibre is an Independent Columnist.