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when you've been to mars bishop told me because drew was going to chile. so i went to miami to recruit assessments but when one. is a committee nothing nothing done. community and remember they trained as cameramen in venezuela so they could get press credentials. if you don't go into the last minute when they decided it wasn't worth risking their own lives. is very uncommon with. maurice bishop then informed vesey honor that castro was planning
a visit to quito ecuador on his way home to cuba this iana contacted luis posada country lace a former but tista policeman and a well known anti castro militant to assassinate castro. got through a few astro was told and stood eld it is and you know he will be unibus out or assured me he could put a bullet in his forehead i had on the but i was a guaranteed escape plan the plot failed. on september nineteenth one thousand nine hundred seventy six i had dinner with orlando the telly heir at his house the telly there was a former chilean ambassador to washington and i had invited him to work with me at the institute for policy studies after dinner we went outside and i put my elbows on the hood of his car not suspecting there was a bomb planted in it. 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 d. onesie of 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. i don't make the connection between. and use on an airplane how how it went i mean i have children my own are the ages of six to. zero on. that is just imagine only three days after. after the cuban plane blew up over barbados. in which seventy three people
died. i think the cia headquarters asked me. what i knew about fidel castro's trip to angola. because it was angolan independence day i. feel bill was expected to travel there. 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.
was fed ex i took 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 ro. 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. this decided the bomb didn't belong by his tree buddies who belonged by the tree at that my house is you know you walk through so you look like
a he so he put it in front of my house literally to a lower because when do you think the bomb expert asked where's the boxes 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 off into the heart of an issue and. 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 it yes but that's my. that's my and if you lose it i'm sorry but this is for me this.
no no no no you're kidding that's not a bomb. i say listen does it pass a minute yes would 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 muskaan 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 sidel castro would have come through. one thousand nine hundred eighty seven the soviet communist system was very sick but you know castro refused to give up the berlin wall. the fall of. the soviet union comes to one and 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. centaur man to uncover the plots against cuba. where were they planted.
in one thousand nine hundred run a gone solace hijack the plane in cuba and flew it to miami. shortly afterwards he joined brothers to the rescue he was followed by antonio get a grown love i need know how do 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. the people who were there were. you 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 the unit. we never did anything we saw. the harassment. bring to the problem we prepared our own literature or. we sent the. plan for nonviolence and confrontation with the government.
in one thousand nine hundred 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. you know how sometimes you see a story and it seems so for lengthly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. the interview.
a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm. so sold those mission to save lives. and. he began a new mission which was basically to taunt the government of cuba with these overflights throwing we flips out and dropping medals and different kind of you know propaganda out his window. i go they're going towards our established 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 and i don't want to see that to you we took long to be charged with nature's compound our water to stop those flood proceeded is it hard to get a more soda. allowed on board that i have done i mean those areas are are often where the story was based do if you can place of a flight three on the bumper 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 made
such a. almost fourteen 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 warn each plane they were pulver ice by makes in international airspace. best of the shoot down 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 chose helms burton
or the libertad act tightening the embargo. appoint 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 you know
placing a few bombs he offered one thousand dollars plus all expenses the whole tourist package. the movement. time a thousand dollars was big money in el salvador. but needed to take a trip for five days three days but not barry still might have. some time in this summer of ninety ninety eight feel gusto hands to see the markets a letter to deliver to president clinton because he knew that the two were to meet in the white house and in that letter he offers they 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 since you asked if we would host an f.b.i. delegation. that would offer that of them but they got through it. and within two weeks an f.b.i. team goes to have on this is june one thousand nine hundred if we the f.b.i. and the u.s. 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. and are 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 of the. amount of work. for the. cream. then i got real grown. glory or everybody knew that you know our priorities are full of life and. judge joan was sentenced to write a hernandez to two terms of life without parole look at the draconian souness's 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 obviously gated all
of the available material on it it's not whether they were sent here because acts of terrorism were being 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 sentence is 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 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 proceed 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 it has made the cuban exiles happy today. might be free of cuba. and we can't wait for fidel castro to die for chavez to go crazy or for or. to make mistakes. remember general antonio my sales words. don't beg for freedom.
you win it with a blade of a machete. not all terrorists 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 and 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 girl aussie with respect to the war on terror which you see is the level of the passivity that is credible 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 that do you know where you go and grow shouting roger we are fighting anybody body what do you call a person who fights against everything what do you call that. who fight. but i mean is that a freedom fighter in your brain that you fight 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. just if you how did you ever as might be here you are you too good darlin the little one does come now you do recall even though you are talking to their good side and. you know what's going on during the days of speaking with today. it's very simple if you want to be a bar go lift it he can release political prisoners so he 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 there are with kubrick because we can because they're small and because there's political benefit to doing there in florida and you've been to cuba. and been free cuba also
knows one ton of cuba's biggest crime is its desire to be a free and so for income tree they would forgive cuba for the poor. and somebody third them or every word. that had his own foreign policy 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. the future of that cuba and the spanish saying. you swim and you swim to die on the shoulder. all we did was new slaves. they created great they tried to take us on twenty exile community to be honest fifty yards from. where the real terrorists. please
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