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Fidel Castro explains how Posada entered United States

Posted April 17, 2005 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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Prensa Latina

Yielding undeniable evidence, President Fidel Castro refuted US allegations that the presence in Miami of notorious Cuban-born terrorist Luis Posada Carriles was a creation of the Cuban intelligence service.

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In its third television address before representatives of all sectors and families and victims of terrorist attacks against Havana, the Cuban leader clearly explained how Posada Carriles arrived in the US, saying there could be details to be specified but we are essentially aware of his travel from Panama to Miami.

Then they will say the Cuban intelligence invented it, he denounced.
Fidel Castro said following the pardon granted by the ex Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso, Posada Carriles, Pedro Remon, Guillermo Novo and Gaspar Jimenez left Panama on two executive planes sent from Miami by Santiago Alvarez, who self-proclaimed their representative.

Prtesident Fidel Castro mentioned the plane on which Posada Carriles flew to the San Pedro Sula airport in Honduras, where he stayed under a US fake passport for a few days before moving across Central America.

Meanwhile, noted the Cuban head of state, violent anti-Cuban plans were cooked up in Florida and the fresh impetus Posada Carriles could give to them.

The president of the Caribbean island also referred to the unusual journey the vessel belonging to Santiago Alvarez made from Bahamas to Miami, with Posada Carriles, several terrorists and Alvarez aboard.

How could not US antiterrorist measures such as the increase of airport and maritime controls prevent the world´s oldest and best trained terrorist from entering the country?

Could it be possible that the US president would not be aware of that or at least had not asked about that?, he asked.

If he was not aware of it, what is the use of having a US president and the most colossal and fabulous intelligence apparatus to fight terrorism?, he inquired.

The Cuban leader assured that situation not only affected the US government honor and prestige but also its people´s moral values.

He also mentioned the criminal dossier of Santiago Alvarez, the alleged Miami entrepreneur who entered Posada Carriles through the southern part of Florida.

If someone wants to know how Posada entered the US and where he is, he should ask Alvarez, said Fidel Castro who ironically labeled him as “the prosperous businessman.”

Alvarez was one of the terrorists who gunned down the Boca de Sama town in the north-eastern coast of Cuba on October 12 1961.

He was as well among those chosen to participate in the attack against Fidel Castro in Panama in 2000, when Posada Carriles and his cronies were detained but later he deserted the operation.

Furthermore, he has financed, armed and trained infiltrations to Cuba to sabotage tourist facilities.

Take a look at the curriculum of the prosperous businessman and representative of Posada, nobody knows how he could freely walk in the US, Fidel Castro stressed.

Member Comments

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On April 17, 2005, waldo wrote:

Posada Carriles sneaky entrance into US territory means another collosal failure in US intelligence with major slaps on the face of homeland security. On the other hand, the White House help and complicity in his entrance would mean that Mr. Bush propagandized global war on terror is full of double standards and B.S. Either way, Posada’  presence in Miami shatteres the credibility of the government of the USA. What a shame!!!

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On April 18, 2005, Cubana wrote:

“US allegations that the presence in Miami of notorious Cuban-born terrorist Luis Posada Carriles was a creation of the Cuban intelligence service”

Sorry Fidel what allegations were these then? I must have missed them!

“How could not US antiterrorist measures such as the increase of airport and maritime controls prevent the world´s oldest and best trained terrorist from entering the country?”

Err… same way as thousands of Mexicans do - by walking accross the border!

Get real Fidel.

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On April 18, 2005, waldo wrote:

But, is not a terrorist a terrorist, a terrorist? And he is in Miami asking for assylum. Would the great terrorist fighter, Mr. Bush follow his dad’ example and pardon Posadas? Time will tell.

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On April 18, 2005, GregoryHavana wrote:

So Cubana, what interests you more, criticising Fidel’ allegations, or the possibility that Posada Carriles is in your country? You chose to criticize Fidel, but you say NOTHING about the Posada Carriles issue, which is the FOCUS of the article, if you did not notice…

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On April 19, 2005, Cubana wrote:

Dear Gregory: Carriles is not in my country as I am British! I am simply pointing out the inaccuracies in the story and what Fidel is alleging.

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On April 19, 2005, GregoryHavana wrote:

Cubana…well taken. However, your simplistic view that Posada Carriles simply crossed the border like a normal Mexican illegal migrant reveals your ignorance regarding the seriousness of Posada Carriles. This is a man who the FBI said was one of the most dangerous individuals in the Western Hemisphere. Don’t you thing that U.S.Homeland Security would have done anything to follow his every move once he left Panama? Don’t you think they would have wire-taped his friends, family and colleagues to get a notion of his whereabouts and plans? I would be very surprised if the U.S. government simply would allow him to disappear off the map. Unless of course they are indifferent towards “good” terrorists, or worse still, were in collusion with him and his cohorts.