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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Murder in Barbados: a clamor for justice
By Néstor Núñez
Today, the honest people of the world remember with dismay the destruction of a Cubana airliner in full flight near the coasts of Barbados, with 73 people aboard.
The terrorist attack occurred on October 6th, 1976. It was planned and perpetrated with the complicity of the US authorities, and by unscrupulous individuals trained and paid by Washington, and linked to its aggressive plans against the Cuban Revolution.
Orlando Bosch, a protégé of Bush acolytes in the Florida for decades, and Luis Posada Carriles, a fugitive of the Venezuelan justice, illegal in the US soil over the last months, and only charged for a simple migratory felony in spite of his criminal record. These two people masterminded that murder, in which Venezuelan Freddy Lugo and Hernán Ricardo were the perpetrators.
But while Bush rushed to attack Afghanistan and Iraq on behalf of his so-called universal anti-terrorist battle, has done nothing with such personages, but protect them from justice. On the other hand, he gets even with Five Cuban combatants that, from the States, tried to brake the crimes against his homeland committed by Mafiosi groups based in Miami.
The painful episodes of Barbados still await the serene and relentless application of justice. The relatives of the victims claim that those who plunged their homes into mourning must receive a deserved punishment.
Meanwhile, the US officials only try to safeguard the murderers that created and paid, and with whom they have dirty commitments.
Terrorism and its disastrous consequences became a high profile issue, once the 9/11 attacks sowed panic in New York City and Washington DC, with indescribable violent actions .
In a way, the White House actions and its statements since them, in spite of its double standard and demagoguery, globally amplified the issue, and the word terrorism became one of the most used terms in newsreels, programs and speeches.
However, it is not only a phenomenon of this very moment. It has existed for centuries, whereas some people of group in power have attempted to impose others their dictates by using extreme violence.
It is a paradox, that those who say are fighting terrorism at the present, and attack and commit murder on behalf of that goal, are the same who have been and are terrorist.
Likewise, they have utilized such reprehensible methods in their desire to subjugate those who they call their enemies.