[News] Cuba - Continuation of Terrorist Plans from the US
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Continuation of Terrorist Plans from the US
The statements of Francisco Chávez Abarca and the
plans against Venezuela expose the continuation
of the terrorist actions against Cuba and raise
new questions on the complicity of the CIA, CANF,
Posada Carriles and the anti-Cuban members of Congress.
As news were published that Luis Posada Carriles
and various extremist organizations based in the
US intend to carry on their plans of violent and
paramilitary actions against Cuba, international
terrorist Francisco Antonio Chávez Abarca was
arrested in Venezuela last July 1st. He is one of
the main links of the Central American connection
employed in violent actions against Cuba by the
notorious criminal, the Cuban American National
Foundation (CANF) and some of its former members
that currently make up the Council for the Liberation of Cuba (CLC).
Posada Carriles, a fugitive of the Venezuelan
legal system, remains active and devising
anti-Cuban schemes inside and out of the US
territory, collecting debts and favors from
politicians, officials and local or Central
American agents as if he did not remember, mind
or care about the hearing to set the date of the
trial -or mock trial-he should face early next
year, under a minor migratory charge.
Cuba, that has never permitted -and never
will-the use of its territory for planning,
funding or executing terrorist actions against
any other state, has watched for over five
decades how its neighbor to the North, and
particularly Miami city, has provided safe haven
to notorious terrorists, from before and after
the triumph of the Revolution; funds are raised
and provided, and bank accounts operated to
finance their actions and those who sponsor, plan
and carry out criminal actions against our
country, many of them formerly or currently in
the CIA and FBI payrolls, are allowed to use the territory.
Is terrorism no longer fashionable?
As a guest of honor of the terrorist
organization Alpha 66 Annual Congress, held on
February 27-28, 2010, Posada proposed to take up
the plans of violent and paramilitary actions against Cuba.
Although the leaders of the group indicated that
as part of a strategy they should pretend to
transform into a political, civilian and peaceful
party, they have ratified that terrorism is their
main line of action and instrument to destroy the
Revolution. Likewise, they recommended raising
funds for purchasing new boats and equipping them
with machine guns either to land in Cuba or to attack our coasts.
Coincidentally, on March 22, a few days after
that congress, the residence of the Cuban
ambassador in Guatemala was attacked with
explosive bullets shot with grenade launchers causing material damages.
In this context, Congressman Lincoln Díaz-Balart
makes news again. He is the number one
cheerleader of the worst actions against our
people, from the promotion in Capitol Hill of a
military aggression on Cuba and the assassination
of the Commander in Chief, to the kidnapping of
the child Elián González or the encouragement of
hunger strikes as a method of struggle of the mercenaries.
About to relinquish his legislative position,
Díaz-Balart re-launched at the end of May 2010
the terrorist organization known as La Rosa
Blanca, created by his father a few days after
the revolutionary victory, and of which he now
claims to be President, with the objective of
becoming the main boss of the Miami Mafia.
La Rosa Blanca was the first counterrevolutionary
organization established in the US by henchmen of
Fulgencio Batistas dictatorship who fled Cuba
running away from their abuses and crimes. As of
1959, it bonded with the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA) and Dominican dictator Rafael
Leónidas Trujillo to organize an uprising in the
Escambray Mountains. It is remembered for burning
down schools, farmers houses, sugarcane fields
and textile factories wounding and maiming a
number of people and causing large economic damage.
Why is a US Congressman reactivating such an
organization in the 21st century? What for?
Díaz-Balarts new chicanery cant obscure his
intention to receive and channel part of the
funds worth millions allocated by the US
government for subversion, a booty they all want
seize, including other notorious terrorists like
Roberto Martín Pérez and his fellow descendants
of torturers under Batistas dictatorship who
also took part in the re-founding of La Rosa Blanca.
His colleague Ileana Ros-Lethinen, who won the
nickname of the Ferocious She-Wolf for her
shameful role in the kidnapping of Elián
González, is accountable for having done more
than anyone else during her 1988 political
campaign for the release of Orlando Bosch, a
close friend of Enrique Ros, the legislators
father. Bosch and Posada Carriles were the
masterminds behind the action against a Cuban
airliner that took the lives of 73 people.
In 1991, under the Administration of George Bush,
senior, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lethinen
interceded with the President to have three US
Air Force type 0-2 planes the military version
of the Cessna used in exploration
missions-delivered to the Brothers to the Rescue
group headed by José Basulto, a Playa Giron
ex-mercenary, a terrorist and CIA agent. On July
19, 1992, as the air operations started, the
press for the first time published pictures of
the aircraft handed over to that
counterrevolutionary group, with the USAF (US Air
Force) insignia clearly visible in a report by
the editor of the Miami Herald, who made a flight with them.
Incited by members of Congress Ileana Ros and
Lincoln Díaz-Balart as well as by other
counterrevolutionary organizations in Miami,
Brothers to the Rescue staged provocations on
Cuban territory to damage the favorable process
of talks initiated by the United States and Cuba
after the Migratory Accords of 1994 and 1995.
Sponsored by the Miami Mafia, this
counterrevolutionary group concentrated every
effort in provoking an incident and violated
Cuban airspace 25 times in 20 months, including
flights over Havana City dropping various objects
and leading to the events of February 24, 1996 and the downing of the aircraft.
Again, this provocation strained the
Cuban-American relations and encouraged the
adoption of the Helms-Burton Act, whose content
makes it more difficult to find solutions in the
future to the two countries feud, as it turned
into law all of the measures related to the US
economic, commercial and financial blockade.
In 2008, Ileana Ros headed another effort, this
time for the presidential pardon of terrorist
Eduardo Arocena, the intellectual author of the
murder of United Nations Cuban diplomat Felix
García Rodríguez in 1980 and the bomb blasts in
US public places. More recently, Ros-Lethinen has
played a major role raising funds to pay for Posada Carriles defense attorneys.
The CANF goals are my own, she said. This was
her early commitment in 1989 with the terrorist
organization that put up her candidacy and used
all of its economic and political power to ensure
her a seat in the US Congress. I approve the
possibility of someone murdering Fidel Castro,
she said to a British BBC documentary maker in
March 2006, while she sat peacefully in her Washington office.
Various analysts have addressed the concern and
expectations in the US arising from the arrest of
Chávez Abarca, particularly among members of
Congress and officials whose political careers
are very closely linked to Posada, the CIA and
CANF. There are rumors that some of the most
anxious are anti-Cuban New Jersey Congressmen Bob
Menéndez and Albio Sires. The former has usually
sponsored terrorists, from the days when his
adviser for the community was Alfredo
Chumaceiro Anillo who, on July 24, 1976, tried to
blow up the Lincoln Center Theater during the
performance of a troupe of Cuban artists.
Menéndez was a close friend and son-in-law of the
late CANF director Arnaldo Monzón Plasencia, who
not only made donations to his election campaigns
but also contributed $25,000 to partly pay for
the terrorist actions of 1997. His personal
assistant for the planning and murder of said
Cuban diplomat was José Manuel Alvarez, a.k.a.
The Bear. Others involved in that assassination
were the convict Arocena, ex chieftain of Omega
7, and hired assassin Pedro Remón Rodríguez who
shot our official. This crime, as many others, is still unpunished.
Another revealing link is attorney Guillermo
Hernández, one of the most active among
Menéndezs consultants. He is now acting as an
independent council to Posada Carriles to prevent
his extradition to Venezuela and to help him face
other charges that might be brought against him.
One of Congressman Albio Sires closest staff is
Angel Manuel Alfonso Alemán, a.k.a. La Cota, a
member of the terrorist commando detained in
Puerto Rico in 1997 on board a CANF vessel on its
way to Margarita Island, Venezuela, with the
intention of murdering Commander in Chief Fidel
Castro Ruz, with high power rifles, during the
7th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State.
Alfonso Alemán is one of his main contacts with
Posada Carriles and the Miami Mafia.
It doesnt come as a surprise either that the
notorious Cuban American National Foundation
(CANF), which for a long time sponsored a great
number of terrorist groups bent on damaging our
interests, both inside and outside of the
national territory, is now offering the public
-just like the others- an image of moderation,
while it funds and supplies resources for the
provocative actions of the so-called Ladies in
White and tries to promote domestic discontent,
which they pay for with their own money and that allocated by US entities.
Targeting the Venezuelan elections
If terrorism was no longer fashionable, what was
the purpose of Chávez Abarcas trip to Venezuela?
What was he doing during his suspicious movements
around Central America? Who are behind his
actions? What have the US officials done to
prevent them from bringing their terrorist plans
to fruition in Miami, El Salvador, Guatemala or
Cuba? How effective were the measures adopted by
the previous Salvadoran government to restrain their freedom to kill?
The detainee has already admitted the
destabilizing plans he would have carried out in
that sister nation, attempting to kill leaders of
the Bolivarian process or hurt their image in
light of the forthcoming elections on September
26. Chávez Abarca has said that it was his
purpose to burn tires, promote street
disturbances, and attack a political party to blame the other.
He has revealed that one of the most important of
Posada Carriles current plans is to try to sink
ships taking oil from Venezuela to Havana. He
also said that CANF has destined nearly $100
million to plans against Venezuela, as it feels
that the South American country is the financial
backbone of Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia and Guatemala.
According to his statements, at the end of
September 2005 they had plans to murder President
Hugo Chávez. To that end, Posada instructed to use a .50 Barret rifle.
Ever since that mercenary left prison on
September 2007, after serving a sentence for
trafficking in stolen cars, he started working in
coordination with Posada to act violently against
Cuba and other ALBA nations, including attempts
on the life of President Chávez in exchange for money.
At the time of his detention, and in order to
ensure such objectives, he had instructions from
his bosses in Florida to undertake intelligence
actions in Venezuelan territory leading to the
creation of the necessary logistics to implement covert operations.
This mercenary, who has operated with Posadas
support, had taken refuge in Costa Rica, Guatemala and El Salvador.
During the preliminary investigation into the
case, the detainee has admitted that he was
recruited as a mercenary and trained by Posada
Carriles himself, who gave him firsthand
instructions and paid $2,000 for every bomb blast
in Cuba. He received the instructions during
meetings in hotels and other places in El
Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala where he met
the terrorists of the Cuban American National
Foundation (CANF) Arnaldo Monzón Plasencia, Pedro
Remón Rodríguez, Guillermo Novo Sampol and Gaspar
Jiménez Escobedo. All of them clearly said that
they belong to the Foundation and that Posada is
a member of CANF in Miami, said Chávez Abarca.
With the acquiescence of CIA and friendly presidents
He added that Posada boasted of asking for CIA
consent every time he was to carry out one of his
violent actions against Cuba, and that on one
occasion he had said that the man who had
interrupted the conversation was a CIA officer,
his handler, who had called him on the phone. He
also said that it was easy for him to evade the
very few inquiries into his actions conducted by
the FBI and the State Intelligence Office in El Salvador.
As to Posadas personal connections in El
Salvador, he said that he had excellent relations
with almost every rightwing president before the
current government. He mentioned Calderón Sol,
Cristiani and Francisco Flores, with whom he used
to go fishing. He also mentioned his friend
Rodrigo Avila who was police Commissioner twice.
They all visited the Foundation people in Miami, he added.
Chávez Abarca related that in 1997, when the
Cuban TV broadcast a program showing Salvadoran
terrorist Raúl Ernesto Cruz León exposing his
connection to Posada Carriles and CANF, the
former instructed him to kill the members of the
mans family; thus he now fears for the fate of his wife and children.
Chávez Abarca not only recruited and trained
other Central American mercenaries previously
arrested in Cuba -one Salvadoran and three
Guatemalans-but he also set up bombs at the Aché
disco and in the 15th floor of the Meliá Cohíba
hotel, on April 12 and 30, 1997, respectively,
and another one at the Comodoro hotel, as an
International Chess Tournament was taking place
with over 40 children. Some of these children
could have been killed as they unknowingly played
with the bag where the explosive device was camouflaged.
The bomb detected on the eve of May 1st, 1997, in
the 15th floor of the Meliá Cohíba hotel
contained 1.5 kilograms of the highly-destructive
military plastic explosive C-4, capable of razing
buildings, bridges and vessels.
In that period, the terrorist ring led by Posada
Carriles and the CANF brought into the country
over 30 explosive devices -18 of them in less
than a year-11 of which blew up in various
tourist facilities, including the one that caused
the death of young Italian tourist Fabio Di
Celmo, injuries to others and large material damage.
Still, there could have been thousands of
fatalities if they had materialized plans on
usually crowded recreational and tourist centers
like the Tropicana cabaret, discothèques, hotels
and monuments, all of them frustrated by the
Cuban Sate Security with the peoples collaboration.
The CANF and those that from the US government
incited and permitted this kind of actions had
some obvious objectives: to build the perception
that these actions had been executed by domestic
opposition groups; to trigger panic and
instability; to deal a strong blow to tourism;
and, to make the national economy succumb to chaos.
Between 1990 and the first years of the current
decade, coinciding with these violent actions,
the Miami Mafia implemented more than 25
terrorist actions in the US territory, which
included bomb blasts, aggressions with fire
weapons, verbal threats and provocations against
Cuban interests, immigrants, travel agencies,
personalities and organizations supportive of
Cuba, and even death threats against President
William Clinton and his Secretary of Justice
Janet Reno for their decision to return the child Elián González.
Additionally, throughout this decade we had to
tackle plans to assassinate the Commander in
Chief in practically every Ibero-American Summit
held in various capitals and during his travels
overseas, as proven by Posadas and his
henchmens capture in fraganti in Panama, where
in order to murder him they were willing to cause
a genocide killing hundreds of university
students and other participants in a function chaired by comrade Fidel.
Have such intentions left the minds of Posada
Carriles and the bitter enemies of the Revolution
that still hold seats in the US Congress? Will
the current US Administration be able to curb the
impetus and ambitions of the freeloaders and
re-founders of old murderous organizations in the
US territory? Will the complex US legal system
ever put an end to the impunity of Miami, already
in its 51st year, and do justice in the case of
our Five Heroes who have spent more than 12 years
enduring a cruel imprisonment?
Will there be an end to the reproduction of
mercenaries when the threat of the coups is a
reality in the region as tangible as
weapon-trafficking, drug-trafficking and the
proliferation of all sorts of gangs?
Although unjustly and inexplicably included in
the list of state sponsors of terrorism, Cuba has
given plenty of evidence to the US that it fights
that scourge seriously and steadily. Despite the
state terrorism that has been Washingtons
official policy through five decades, there have
been valuable bilateral exchanges of information
on this issue, from the Cuban alert on a plan to
murder President Ronald Reagan in 1984 to Posada
Carriles intentions to revisit in 1998 an action
similar to the Barbados crime, this time against
airlines operating between Central America and Cuba.
At that time, June 16-17, 1998, talks were held
with an FBI delegation which visited Havana and
its airport facilities, received firsthand
information of the documents available on plans,
evidence, and personal information on the
terrorists; their exact addresses and connections
in the US and Central America; their modus
operandi and false names used in their
immigration documents; the places where they hid
the boats for their actions; explosives and
devices seized or the remains of those that exploded.
Impunity and injustice as a response
The US delegation took back home almost ten
dossiers, hundreds of pages of stunning and
irrefutable evidence, in addition to those
discussed with them during a number of hours of
exchanges with chiefs and experts of the Ministry
of the Interior. Before they left, the FBI
officer heading the mission and the chief of the
US Interests Section in Cuba promised to respond
within 15 days on the results of their inquiries.
Twelve years later, the only response is the
impunity of the culprits of those repulsive
actions who walk free and even march through the
streets of the United States, and the injustice
of keeping in prison five young anti-terrorist
fighters who contributed to the detection of and
timely alert on such plans. Their only crime is
having prevented the loss of more human lives and
larger material damage. The first result of those
talks was the arrest of our comrades and the
sudden stampede of the perpetrators of such crimes.
Cuba has described impunity and double-standard
as unacceptable in the fight on terrorism, and
has reiterated its commitment to the struggle
against such actions. Our country condemns every
terrorist action, method and practice in every
form and expression wherever they are committed,
no matter by whom or against whom, and regardless
of motivation. This has just been ratified at the
UN General Assembly where we have also denounced
the most abominable State terrorism of which we
have been victims for over half a century.
The current US government has inherited a gloomy
and dangerous history with a combination of
intelligence services and unscrupulous officers;
terrorist organizations and notorious criminals
and mercenaries; rigged trials and
investigations; corrupted detectives,
prosecutors, judges, members of Congress and former government officials.
Washington has enough information to unearth the
hidden truths that the courts need to do justice
in the case of Posada Carriles and a number of
other terrorists who walk free in the US;
indispensable elements to clarify and put an end,
once and for all, to their impunity and the
injustice committed with our five compatriots.
The world needs the truth to prevail. Its in the
hands of the current US Administration, its
intelligence services and legal authorities to
declassify and release all the necessary
documents to expose and punish the culprits, and
to prevent new terrorist actions against Cuba,
Venezuela and other member countries of ALBA,
which are still the targets of this scourge.
Such effort cannot underestimate or ignore the
revelations made by detainee Chávez Abarca
concerning the plans against the forthcoming
elections in Venezuela; the involvement of Miami
terrorists in the coup détat dealt in that
fraternal nation and in Honduras as the
investigations show or the new plots against
democratic governments in Central America,
mentioned by the detainee that give rise to
questions on possible connections of members of
the extreme right, the CIA and the Mafia in Florida.
Punishing Posada Carriles is only as fair and
necessary as releasing the Cuban Five heroes,
that is, if Washington wants to be consistent
with its alleged commitment to the anti-terrorist struggle.
Cuba has plenty of reasons to defend itself and
to continue in the struggle for justice and
against terrorism. The 3,478 dead and 2099
compatriots physically disabled by State
terrorism and the continuation of the plans of
its main authors and promoters reaffirm our
determination not to give in to such threats.
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