The Cuban Five and the FBI-Miami Connection
The Cuban Five have each sat 5 years in US Federal jail - for working to stop terrorism. The problem was they were trying to stop attacks in Cuba... from Miami. When Cuba shared their findings (about some who plead guilty in Court today) with the FBI, thinking the FBI would act on the weapons and training tips, the FBI opted instead to arrest the Cuban "spies." Spies, who never posessed a weapon, who never plotted against ANY US Government interest, never saught any Government secret, and who acted only in the defense of their homeland.
The arrests of the five patriots was
a conspiracy between the FBI and the Miami mafia
BY LAZARO BARREDO MEDINA
OVER the last eight years, more and more evidence has appeared proving that what occurred on that Saturday, September 12, 1998 in Miami had more to do with a conspiracy between Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and the anti-Cuban terrorist mafia, than with protecting the national security of the United States.
The Miami media acknowledged the following Monday, the 14th, that many experts could not understand why the FBI had made the arrests over the weekend of those individuals who were monitoring counterrevolutionary groups, because it was precisely the FBI that was one of the beneficiaries of the information that these individuals were collecting on violent actions by those groups.
The commentary published on September 15, 1998 in The Miami Herald, said that the FBI had known about what these people were doing within the Miami groups for a long time, and added, "On Monday (September 14), many in Little Havana were speculating that the raid was Washington’s way of balancing the scales of justice against the seven Cuban exiles who the month before had been accused of trying to assassinate Fidel Castro."
In a press conference days later, Héctor Pesquera, recently named FBI bureau chief in Miami, admitted that these arrests had generated contradictions with some of his superiors, who did not support the action, and added that this case "never would have made it to the courts" if he had not directly urged Louis Freeh, then director of that agency, to approve the arrests.
Evidently, something abnormal was occurring...