Friday, May 11, 2007

The War On Terror Takes A Vacation

This post's title refers not to the fact that the Iraq Parliament wants to take a two-month recess, but that a known terrorist is walking free in the US and the Commander in Chief in the War on Terror isn’t doing anything about it. Nor is the top law enforcement officer in the land, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Asked yesterday about the matter at Congressional hearings, Gonzo couldn’t even explain why.

In 1976 Luis Posada Carriles and an accomplice took down a commercial Cuban aircraft with a luggage bomb; all 73 people aboard were
killed. I’ll let you read about what he’s been up to in the 30 years since (including additional crimes) on your own.

Long story short, Posada was in a US court recently for immigration-related charges; he’s been
exonerated of those charges and set free. But there are mass murder charges that await him in other countries, should the US decide to extradite him.

It was as if we had a known murderer in traffic court, and let him go after the judge decided he wasn’t speeding after all, because murder was a separate issue.


Extradition would mean handing Posada over to our bestest buddies in Cuba or Venezuela. But another federal judge has ruled, without irony, that Posada could not be turned over to Venezuela, because he may face torture in that country(!) So, the torture of foreigners bothers us all the sudden? When did this momumental shift in policy occur?

Could this administration's failure to turn Posada over (or, indeed, to even designate him as a terrorist) be related to his past work with the CIA? Protecting our own sort of thing? Or could it be that the unwritten policy is to only pursue terrorists who carry out violent acts involving non-leftwing countries?

I know who to ask, but I don't expect an answer.


Man, if Posada don't look like Matlock!

14 comments:

Albany Lawyer said...

Depends on which traffic court you're talking about. They let plenty of things go in many traffic courts for a lot of reasons - usually because they're too busy. Maybe that's what really happened here?

she said...

kinda like this recent crew that wanted to snipe on fort dix. what was ONE persons charges? over 50 traffic charges...and illegal to boot. however they had been coddled in "sanctuary cities" never prosecuted much less deported. bogs why is the only illegal terrorist that bothers you the one you think will lead back to W?

this issue is endemic on both sides of the isle we are not going to see immigration reform unless americans start raising hell..in some way more significant than marching around with placards.

i am against W's bullshit amnesty..hey whoever can walk on over come on in. meanwhile victims of the islamic seige in africa can suck it up.

Pete Bogs said...

albany - welcome!

we should never be too busy to seek justice with killers we have right in our hands...

she - tying Matlock back to Bush wasn't the point... it was the hypocrisy of supposedly prosecuting a war on terror, while you've got a top terrorist in your hands... he wasn't an Islamic terrorist, but why does that matter? hand this guy over for punishment... it's the right thing to do, even if we don't like Chavez or Castro...

Hellpig said...

I thought the terrorists didnt exist Bogs?

Thank Clinton again for the recent terror plot,they came here due to Clintons policy of spreading Albanians throughout the USA

Pete Bogs said...

hell - Clinton in this conversation? lol... this is about the current president and a current terrorist who he's letting slip away...

Sanford said...

Bush is a fucking nuclear holding maniac terroristic motherfucker.

I Bush....

I believe in God! God saves me.

God will save the USA.



Bush, there is not a god. God is what kills humans. All people that believe in a god should be committed into a mental facility. They are fucking out of thier minds. They need help. There is on proof there is any god ever.

I pray that Bush releases the whole nuclear wad. This will kill off most humans and then the world can start over without many human fucks.

kate said...

Hey I wanted to pop in to say hello and thank you for your kind invitation to the 'summit' in Orlando this month!=] I hope that its before the 29th or I may miss you guys. Looking forward to meeting you and She!

cheers!!

Pete Bogs said...

kate - Europe? I'm jealous... let's try and get the whole gang together for this summit... it's long overdue...

Hellpig said...

I beg to differ… because most Republicants are saying one thing and doing another - expressing concern for the war, then voting to keep it going… put some money where your mouths are, and stop being so worthless…

Comment by Pete Bogs — May 13, 2007 @ 4:16 pm


LMAO Bogs caught you being a libtard,it is the Dems keeping the war going all they need to do is stop funding it,plain and simple.

she said...

bogshond i can make it on sunday night the 27th...i have to bring my buddy to the O airport that afternoon
anyway. gotta talk to Q and auntie and figure out the where.

what up helly?

i'll be back to spar later)

Pete Bogs said...

hell - you know full-well Dems don't have significant enough of a majority (yet) to do anything... they need Republicants who are expressing concerns to Bush (like this group of 11 last week) to VOTE the way they are talking...

she - that's great... sounds like we could have at least five, including Kate... sounding more like a proper bloggaz summit all the time... you make the arrangments since you know everyone... I'll go along with whatever's decided...

Hellpig said...

Wrong Bogs a simple majority is all that is needed to defund the war...Defeaticrats control both the house and senate

Pete Bogs said...

Dems aren’t looking to simply pull the plug and cut off the funding… that would be the “abandoning the troops” strategy they have been wrongly accused of… instead, they are trying to link funding to benchmarks, timelines, exit strategies (e.g. redeployment), etc. in other words, planning for an end to this thing… they don’t need to hand Republicants that ammunition – cutting off funding cold… and I don’t think they will… instead, they are hoping for a BIPARTISAN effort to end the war that would 1) genuinely reflect the will of the American people as well as Iraqis and 2) not give Republicants political ammunition against their efforts…

Hellpig said...

Blah Blah Blah dems talk shit but all they need to do is DEFUND PERIOD to not do so is hypocritical,imagine that?