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.