Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 30, 2012, 4:18 p.m. EST by andymorro
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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