Friday, April 29, 2011

Orlando Bosch - the very definition of "terrorist" - is dead

One of he true monsters of the 20th Century is dead. Orlando Bosch died at 84 in Miami on Wednesday. According to the NYT, the U.S. Department of Justice said of him that he had "repeatedly expressed and demonstrated a willingness to cause indiscriminate injury and death." That's the true definition of a "terrorist." When we read about the people who shoot classmates at schools and blow up hospitals, they are the symbolic children of Orlando Bosch. Although he was eventually cleared of responsibility for the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed 73 people, a CIA report, according to the NYT, quoted his accused co-conspirator, Luis Posada Carriles, as saying, "We are going to hit a Cuban airplane" and "Orlando has the details." The Times also cited an FBI report that noted a Venezuelan informant who said one of the bombers phoned Bosch with the message, "A bus with 73 dogs went off a cliff and all got killed." The NYT also reports that "In recommending in 1989 that he be deported, the justice Department said he had committed 30 acts of sabotage in the United States, Puerto Rico, Panama and Cuba from 1961 through 1968."

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