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thirty six hours later the telly or drove to work with a colleague ronny moffet. the telly or died in the explosion as did running off and. shortly afterwards the f.b.i. arrested hosts a deal nice you'll swat as and guillermo novo the very men they had listed in their assassination report on ricardo alarcon. two weeks later international terrorism took on dimensions. this is the c.b.s. evening news with walter cronkite that evening nine days ago a cuban passenger jet on route from barbados to a battle crashed into the sea following an on board explosion seventy three persons fifty seven of them cuban were killed.
and didn't notify the cubans which one could argue was criminal. and i haven't met any investigator or agent who did not believe that luis posada was involved in the blowing up of the airline really continue fighting and killing until we women aren't. i don't make the connection between. and use on an airplane how how it went i mean i have children my own are they age six through. oh. that is just imagine only three days after. after the cuban plane blew up over barbados. in which seventy three people
died eight. cia headquarters and asked me. what i knew about fidel castro's trip to angola. because it was angolan independence day i. feel was expected to travel there. whenever. they were already planning the next attempt to kill fidel and. some exiles use the bombing of the coupon a plane over barbados to raise money for their own cause which was more violence against cuban targets in the united states. i receive a call from the mission. by the radio saying they killed
a cuban diplomat. only forty six. to one that. was fed ex it to the car i went to the place. it was called completely called omega seven says tonight's killing was an execution and warns that the next victim would be cuban ambassador to the u.n. role rowe. one morning i left my house. he and my bodyguard told me ambassador there's a little black book that i put by that tree people you know it might be a bomb. the janitor across the street where the tree was. decided the bomb didn't belong by his tree buddies so long by the tree at that my
house is you know you look good so you look like a he so he put it in front of my house literally two alone because when do you think the bomb expert asked the box if it told him the garbage truck took it. so the driver of the truck took the bomb because he thought that it was a radio something valuable you know every time they see something of value in the trash they separated for them and come in your truck had pulled up in front of the venice walen embassy in the two blocks away. minutes when. so what we arrive. we went to the truck there was the driver i was with would for the i think the dual pickups something like these and that's a yes yes but that's my. that's my and if you lose it i'm sorry but this is
for me this mom not on your i kidding that's not a bomb. i say listen does it pass a minute yes could you please put it in the door of the of the truck when he placed the language in the door of the drug and he saw that it's the vice states there he opened the door and start running it. well the time has come you've seen the map reagan is our projected winner ronald wilson reagan ronald reagan's reelection provided greater impetus for the political plans of anti castro exiles in florida having understood that violence alone could not bring down the cuban government jorge moscow and also founded the cuban american national foundation with political action committees and lobbyists with reagan support moscow and also encouraged cuban americans who shared his agenda to run successfully for congress
we are really the voice of the cuban american community in miami and we hope to have to convey to the all that fellow anglos our feelings about communism and why we're here in this country. it's happening in cuba is not a failure of the cuban people it's a failure of adele castro and of. one thousand nine hundred eighty seven the soviet communist system was very sick but you know castro refused to give up the berlin wall. coast along in. the fall of. the soviet union. in november one thousand nine hundred one the economy is going into a freefall and they. decide that they have to link. the death tax that they're going to carry out. our men to uncover plots against cuba. where were they planted.
in one thousand nine hundred run a going solace hijack the plane in cuba and flew it to miami. shortly afterwards he joined the others to the rescue he was followed by antonio getting to rome on love i need know how did i do in on this and fernando gonzalez. years later these men would be known as the cuban five cuban intelligence agents whose job was to penetrate violent exile groups. if you could i mean we are gathering information about brothers to the rescue roast of those who was. saving the lives of the people who were there were a few were. dire circumstances many of them were losing their
lives in the attempt because they were using you know to be anything that was low. some people might say it was a humanitarian organization. no quite the contrary while they confided their activity to rescuing rafters they had no problems with cuban authorities the f.b.i. had also infiltrated that organization. they're in former fed them information about what the brothers were doing and the f.b.i. doesn't infiltrate a humanitarian organization without a reason for you to do. anything you know we saw. the harassment. bring to the problem we prepared or only through your. we sent to you. for nonviolence and confrontation with the government.
in one thousand nine hundred ninety five the migration accords said rafters rescued at sea would not be taken to the u.s. but returned to cuba. people stopped giving money to bustle to go and his organization you know why give us a little money if the coast guard returns them to cuba. led. her. to the leaves of economic ups and downs in the final months day so long the deal sang i and the rest look like it's going to be casey will be everything we own all slender legs.
overflights throwing we flips out and dropping medals and different kind of you know propaganda out his window. i go if you're bored or a stylish network. bustle to claim he successfully tested his new weapon in the everglades. you know. his plan was to fire at somewhere in cuba. i went to cuba in january of ninety six in the course of a long dinner. president castro raised the issue of the overflights with me. basically saying. you've got to tell your government to. get control of these people that are making these very veiled threats and overflights
and please fix the problem to god man i don't want to see a doctor you. want to be charged with features compound our award to stop those flood proceeded to harvey pitt. and all that board that i mean those areas are our office where the story was based do you think you can play some of flight around the country i mean dropping leaflets i don't want to lose hollow alone. i think that is the case then on meet our country can no longer doubt me that such a. almost forty years after president eisenhower had suggested the cubans just shoot down the airplanes the cuban government seemed to follow his advice they shot down to three brothers to the rescue plane. the plane carrying who say bhosle to return safely to
miami. in those two planes there were four people travelling to any plane they were pulver ice by makes in international airspace. bafta the shootdown of the brothers to the rescue planes bill clinton's national security adviser presented him with policy options military strikes against cuba or a bill tightening the already tight embargo on cuba. clinton shows helms burton or the libertad act tightening the embargo. a point you had to make a decision as to on what basis does they call me survive and they said well the only thing that we have immediately we don't depend on anyone is to reason so that they're right wing cuban exiles and this is one area that we have to hit and we
have to get they launched a media savvy. campaign to make it unsafe for tourists to come to cuba. by publicly announcing that everything in cuba is a target that cuba has become a free fire zone borrowing the time from be a. laser to mobile has exploded at the capri and you know so you know hotels and another at the hotel. when a person of the person i talked to called himself ignatius me diena later on i realized
he was so out of jail as. me. he asked me if i'd like to visit cuba. from the police as a tourist. for placing a few bombs he offered one thousand dollars plus all expenses the whole tourist package. the movement to me. time a thousand dollars was big money in el salvador. but needed to take a trip for five days three days not binary system and.
some time in this summer of nine hundred ninety eight feel gusto hands to. a letter to deliver to president clinton because he knew that the two were to meet in the white house and in that letter. all first day clinton administration. information that they're willing to collaborate with the f.b.i. . moving at that moment. president clinton expressed his willingness to do something very. well asked if we would host an f.b.i. delegation. going to feel that would offer that of them but they got through it. and within two weeks an f.b.i. team goes to havana this is june one thousand nine hundred eighty three the f.b.i. and the us government did absolutely nothing about these groups but i saw. you
have provided all kinds of evidence to the f.b.i. the f.b.i. then see who were the people who were supplying the q uncle i mean the information . was charged with conspiracy to commit espionage. had our due in london was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder although no evidence existed that he had transmitted details of the fatal brothers to the rescue flights so you didn't offer any information that would have helped the cuban government to shoot down the plane no cause not if you broke the record for the. amount of work. for the. cream. we have grown. on glory for everyone who knew that in our priority some form of life of. a war.
judge joan with sentence toronto hernandez to two terms of life without parole look at the draconian service is that they got two life sentences plus fifteen years and this is supposed to be because of the brothers to the rescue shoot down and so forth which i have. absolutely no way of knowing the truth about because our government the cuban american community and others have so clouded the facts and so obvious skated all of the available material on it it's not whether they were sent here because acts of terrorism were being were happening in cuba you do not send people to spy in other countries because you think that they are committing or you say they're committing acts those five that are so you know try to be painted as heroes are murderers all the men were given maximum sentences kept in solitary
confinement for more than a year barred from seeing certain family members and what they believe was the most prejudicial they were not granted a change of venue out of miami well there was ample evidence of intimidation of the jury and in fact some of the jurors during the four gear process when they were being selected specifically said that they were afraid for their families if they reached a verdict in this case that was not acceptable to the exile community in miami i do not understand why the trial for seated in dade county florida a change of venue to me as a layman is something that is demanded when there is absolutely no chance of the defendant or defendants getting a fair trial in the area where they're going to be tried. but it's a fact it's real this is made to cuban exiles tapi today.
why would you really don't do what. we can wait for fidel castro to die for chavez to go crazy or for a. to make mistakes. remember general antonio my sales words you don't beg for freedom. you win it with a blade of a machete. not all terrorist are treated the same those that are favored by the administration
cooperate with impunity inside the united states people who want to partake in violent acts against cuba are protected you see individuals who are trying to stop those acts of terror is to try to. make all american law enforcement. aware of these activities are the people who end up being prosecuted. the people end up in jail and those who blow up airliners those who blog post tells those who can conduct acts of violence are free the toast of the town because the ministration is paralyzed by their own policy with respect to right to cuba with their own posse would start to work on terror which you see is the level of the pacific that is incredible i am posada. in general. you know if his conscience bothered him from his life as.
you know a military. and he said no that he slept like a baby we were fighting again the united state again got through again and nothing away again and grossly i mean roger we are fighting a body what do you call a person who fights against what do you call that. who fight. but i mean is that a freedom fighter in your brain that you fighting counsel you out of fear. front i welcome the opportunity of having anyone assassinate fidel castro and any leader who was suppressing oppressing the people. and i'm glad you didn't shoot me you could of. this if you how did you ever as might be here you are you keep your dog and the little one is calm now you do recall even though you are talking to their good side and. you know you are going to already show speaking with it
a. little bit it's very simple if you want to be embargo lifted he can release political prisoners or she can respect human rights repression and hold free and democratic elections we do business with all sorts of. quote some type of democratic countries where there are free elections that are under with puberty as we can because they're small and because there's political benefit to doing it in florida and you've been to cuba. and been free cuba also knows one ton cuba's biggest crime is its desire to be a free un sold for income tree they would forgive cuba for the poor. running from but if there had been mary was the only superior leader that had his own foreign policy and i didn't do that much i did what any cuban would do and we need to deal with the cuba up to date not the cuba that we left not the cuba that
we think is there but it isn't we need to deal with the cuba that exist today. and hopefully before all the future of that cute and the spanish saying. you swim and you swim to die on the show you know. all we did was to use. the created great they tried to take us on the twenty exile community to be honest fifty yards from. where the real terrorists. police stand up. and they were ready to do anything for their country to me is to love the country more than yourself if you join the military for any other reason that you're probably not going to have a good day and they were tools in the hands of the state now they live remembering
the past which is impossible to get rid of. the war. but it however good people to get hurt. but i've heard good people empty silent. a lot. but would prefer not to be sometimes i feel like. i should have died over there. because i. i saw some people who had died and. there is cheaper than therapy. on our.
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