Friday, September 21, 2007

U.S. hypocrisy shows in policy toward Cuba

The Daily Record

Friday, September 21, 2007 10:45 PM US/Western

To the Editor:

A blatant hypocrisy of the U.S. “War on Terror” can be found in the case of the release of terrorist Jose Carriles Posada, the mastermind behind the bombing of a Cuban domestic jetliner that killed 76 civilians, including the Cuban soccer team.

Another such murderer, Orlando Bosch, was previously released. What exactly has Cuba done to the U.S. to merit the endless vindictive boycott that has impoverished this nation? All the aggression has come from the CIA against Cuba in the form of assassination attempts, an invasion attempt, and numerous sabotage operations against Cuba’s economy.

The U.S. military occupies Guatanamo, Cuba, and has operated an infamous unconstitutional prison compound for hapless victims denied due process. Castro is a dictator, but a mild one in comparison to some of the murderous psychopaths supported by the U.S. in South and Central America. If we are so free, why are we the only nation forbidden to travel to Cuba? Why should an aging embittered community in Miami dictate to us whether we can visit this country or not?

In addition, five Cuban nationals have been imprisoned since 2001 in Florida for doing nothing more serious than reporting to the FBI on the illegal activity of right-wing terrorist groups. What happened to “freedom and justice for all?”

Nelson V. Booth

Ellensburg

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