This week CNN’s Patrick Oppmann “reports” on the trial in Texas of Cuban- exile and former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles for lying to U.S. immigration authorities when he re-entered the U.S. in 2005.
“Posada is accused by the Cuban government of blowing up a commercial airliner,” continues CNN’s Oppmann. “…The bomb exploded shortly after Cubana Flight 455 took off from Barbados, killing all 73 passengers and crew aboard…Following the crash, Posada was arrested and tried in Venezuela where he had worked for the country’s intelligence services. While awaiting trial for the airplane bombing, he escaped from jail.”
CNN omits an important detail: Posada was in fact TRIED twice for the airplane bombing–and ACQUITTED twice. Ah, the devil is in the details, right CNN? More important still, these court rulings found Posada innocent of any material or even intellectual culpability for the crime.
The evidence examined by Venezuelan judge José Moros González in 1980 to declare Posada totally innocent was so overwhelming, authoritative and conclusive that its small wonder Castro’s propaganda apparatus and his trained seals in the U.S. media have been so frantic to squash it.
“It may be dangerous to be America’s enemy,” quipped Henry Kissinger in 1968, “but to be America’s friend is fatal.” The U.S. vs Luis Posada-Carriles provides perfect proof.
Entire intransigence here from our friends at Townhall.