Terrorist Posada May be Given US Citizenship
(From Walter Lippman's list)
Two weeks ago, Washington sent Posada a letter saying that he was a danger to the national security of the United States of America and now they're considering honoring his previous service by making him a naturalized U.S. citizen.
EL NUEVO HERALD
Apr. 05, 2006
WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA
Full American citizenship may be granted to Posada Carriles
Anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles will be interviewed in the near future by the U.S. government to discuss his request for citizenship based on honorable services to the nation, his legal representative reported.
''I've received a call from Washington letting me know that officials from the Citizenship and Immigration Services bureau [USCIS] want to meet with my client on April 20'', attorney Eduardo Soto told El Nuevo Herald last night.
According to Soto, the said meeting would be held at El Paso, Texas, where Posada has been under arrest since May 17.
''It's good news for our case'', he added, and went on to say he's planning to file a motion this week to have Posada released on parole.
Granting citizenship to Posada, 78, could drastically alter his case and freeze the extradition process started by Venezuela. Any charges against the accused would then have to be tried in U.S. courts.
Soto filed his client's petition for citizenship last September in line with Section 329 of the Immigration Law, which allows
naturalization of people who have offered distinguished services while serving in the country's Armed Forces.
Posada served in the U.S. Army between 1963 and 1965 after being involved with the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961. During his time in the military, he was allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to train as a demolition expert....
"Allegedly recruited by the CIA"?? There are reams of documents linking the CIA through 1974. We know he was fired in 1967, then re-hired 4 months later. We know the dirty wars he fought on "our" behalf - in Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador, Cuba. We know the FBI and Justice Department charges against Posada and his bitter old Cuban associates. (google NSA Posada)
This phone call of the US offering to interview him in the middle of a extradition process, for US citizenship is more than a little mysterious. I can't believe the US would be this stupid, but maybe it has seen that the media will ignore it, so they are deciding to pay back an old friend (he has many in Washington.... Reich, Abrahms, Bush family).