Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Witch Hunt or Attempt at Intimidation?

This week, a professor at Florida International University and his wife were charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami with being "unregistered agents" of the Cuban government. Please bear in mind that the U.S. government has presented no evidence in court, as of today.

In a report published by Pravda yesterday, Brian Frazier, an assistant U.S. attorney, claimed that "Alvarez had spied for Cuba since 1977 and his wife since 1982." The report also stated that "neither was charged with the more serious offense of espionage, and FBI agents acknowledged there is no evidence that they provided classified or military information to Cuba."

It seems to me that Mr. Frazier wants to have his cake and eat it too. He claims that they were spies, and yet they were not charged as spies.

Can this be another witch hunt by the Bush administration, or an attempt at intimidation by the anti-Cuba zealots of Miami, against those who do not agree and/or support the failed embargo policy of the last forty years?

Stay tuned!

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