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Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 30, 2012, 4:18 p.m. EST by andymorro (16)
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George Washington University’s National Security Archives declassified documents on the bizarre and outrageous career of assassin and drug trafficker Luis Posada Carriles. These documents show that Posada was an employee and later a contractor- informant of the U.S. government. Posada and his partner Orlando Bosch have a lengthy record of bombings and terrorism plots against Fidel Castro’s Cuban government. In 1968, Bosch fired a 57mm recoiless rifle at a Polish freighter in Miami Harbor and then fled his federal prison term. He was also involved in planning the September 21, 1976 assassination of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and his US assistant, Ronni Moffit in Washington DC.

In 1976, Bosch and Posada carried out the mid-air bombing of an airliner which killed 73 people. Posada escaped prison in 1985 and went to work at Ilopango in El Salvador helping Felix Rodriguez oversee the Contra resupply operation. In 1997, Posada plotted and carried out a series of bombings which he discussed openly during interviews with the media. The bombings struck a number of nightclubs in Havana and were designed to discourage vacationers from Cuba’s tourism industry. One person was killed and 11 injured in the bombings.

In 1987 Bosch was freed with the help of Otto Reich, the White House's leading adviser on Latin America. (Reich also testified at the 2011 trial of Posada) Bosch entered the United States, where he was granted asylum. He was eventually pardoned by President George Bush on 18th July, 1990. Bosch lived in Miami after his return to the United States until he passed away in 2011.

On November 17, 2000 Posada had been discovered with 33 pounds of explosives in Panama City where he intended to place a bomb under the podium where Fidel Castro was scheduled to speak. Had he not been arrested, the bomb would have killed hundreds of innocent bystanders in the audience of 2,000 students. He was imprisoned for four years.

Posada entered the United States illegally in April, 2005 after being pardoned by the Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso on her last day in office.

Found “not guilty” on 11 minor charges April 8, 2011, Luis Posada Carriles is protected by officals at the highest levels of government and resides openly in Miami to this day.

Former CIA Asset Luis Posada Goes to Trial Peter Kornbluh | January 5, 2011

http://www.thenation.com/article/157510/former-cia-asset-luis-posada-goes-trial

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Posada_Carriles

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKbosch.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Bosch

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Amid Cheers, Terrorists Have Landed in the U.S. POLITICS To curry favor with Cuban Americans, Bush turns a blind eye. September 12, 2004|Julia E. Sweig and Peter Kornbluh | Julia E. Sweig is senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "Inside the Cuban Revolution." Peter Kornbluh is the author of "Bay of Pigs Declassified."

WASHINGTON — A little-noticed but chilling scene at Opa-locka Airport outside Miami last month demonstrates that the Bush administration's commitment to fighting international terrorism can be overtaken by presidential politics -- even if that means admitting known terrorists onto U.S. soil.

That's what happened when outgoing Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso inexplicably pardoned four Cuban exiles convicted of "endangering public safety" for their role in an assassination plot against Fidel Castro during a 2000 international summit in Panama. http://articles.latimes.com/2004/sep/12/opinion/op-sweig12

Our Man's in Miami. Patriot or Terrorist? By Ann Louise Bardach Washington Post Sunday, April 17, 2005; Page B03 Ann Louise Bardach, the director of the Media Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of "Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana" (Vintage) and the editor of "Cuba: A Traveler's Literary Companion."

A Complete archive on Posada’s career is here:

http://www.bardachreports.com/posada_files.htm

http://articles.latimes.com/1998/jul/14/local/me-3470
A Startling Tale of U.S. Complicity July 14, 1998 by ROBERT SCHEER

El Paso Diary: Day 25 in the Trial of Posada Carriles Graymail and Secret Memos by José Pertierra Mar. 9, 2011

http://www.counterpunch.org/pertierra03092011.html

PANAMA BOMBING ATTEMPT: Posada Terrorized by DNA BY JEAN-GUY ALLARD ON September 25, 2001, after Luis Posada Carriles and his accomplices had refused on several occasions to submit to DNA tests to demonstrate their direct link with explosives found in their vehicle, the Panamanian authorities decided to use the powers afforded them by law to force the suspects to hand over blood and hair samples.

Source: http://insidecostarica.com/specialreports/panama_posada.htm

October 11, 2011 A CounterPunch Special Report on the Bombing of Cuban Air Flight 455 Murder in Paradise by JOSÉ PERTIERRA Bridgetown, Barbados.

Source: http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/10/11/murder-in-paradise/

Otto Reich’s testimony at the Posada Trial: http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/04/05/the-sound-and-fury-of-otto-reich/

THE CIA FILE ON LUIS POSADA CARRILES A FORMER AGENCY ASSET GOES ON TRIAL IN THE U.S National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 334 By Peter Kornbluh and Erin Maskell
For more information: 202/994-7000 or nsarchiv@gwu.edu Posted - January 11, 2011 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB334/

POSADA CARRILES BUILT BOMBS FOR, AND INFORMED ON, JORGE MAS CANOSA, CIA RECORDS REVEAL CIA misjudged Posada as "not a typical boom and bang type" militant Proposed Posada for "responsible civil position" in post-Castro government Declassified Documents identify Posada's Agency Handlers National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 288
For more information contact: Peter Kornbluh - 202/374-7281 peter.kornbluh@gmail.com Posted - October 6, 2009 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB288/

TERRORISM CASE OF LUIS POSADA DEBATED ON CAPITOL HILL Archive Analyst Peter Kornbluh Shares Declassified CIA and FBI Intelligence Reports With House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Washington DC, November 15, 2007 – In the first Congressional hearing held on the controversial case of violent Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight invited National Security Archive Senior Analyst Peter Kornbluh to testify on formerly top secret CIA and FBI intelligence reports linking Posada to the October 6, 1976 bombing of a Cuban civilian airliner November 15, 2007 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20071115/index.htm

DOCUMENTS LINKED TO CUBAN EXILE LUIS POSADA HIGHLIGHTED TARGETS FOR TERRORISM Bomber's Confessions Point to Explosives Hidden in Toothpaste Tube that Brought Down Civilian Airliner in 1976 Judge Dismisses Immigration Fraud Charges on May 8; Indictment for terrorism crimes still possible National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 218 Edited by Peter Kornbluh For more information contact: Peter Kornbluh - 202/994-7116 peter.kornbluh@gmail.com Marian Schlotterbeck - 202/994-7000 Washington D.C. May 3, 2007 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB218/index.htm

Bombing of Cuban Jetliner 30 Years Later New Documents on Luis Posada Posted as Texas Court Weighs Release from Custody Colgate Toothpaste Disguised Plastic Explosives in 1976 Terrorist Attack Confessions, Kissinger Reports, and Overview of Posada Career Posted National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 202 Edited by Peter Kornbluh and Yvette White For more information contact Peter Kornbluh - 202/994-7116 - peter.kornbluh@gmail.com Posted - October 5, 2006 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB202/index.htm

The Posada File: Part II Posada Boasted of Plans to "Hit" Cuban Plane, CIA Document States Served as Instructor, Informant for Agency for more than a Decade Other Documents Highlight Creation of Exile Terrorist Umbrella Group; Subsequent Acts of Terrorism and Violence attributed to Orlando Bosch National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 157 For more information contact Peter Kornbluh - 202/994-7116 - pkorn@gwu.edu Posted - June 9, 2005 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB157/index.htm

LUIS POSADA CARRILES THE DECLASSIFIED RECORD CIA and FBI Documents Detail Career in International Terrorism; Connection to U.S. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 153 For more information contact Peter Kornbluh - 202/994-7116 May 10, 2005 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB153/index.htm