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CIA Knew Of '76 Cubana Airlines Bombing Beforehand  
User currently offlineCall911mfc From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 54 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Not sure of how credible it is, but looks like he's telling the truth. If so, it's ridiculous that they did nothing to stop the bombing.


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - An anti-Castro militant now in a Texas jail warned the CIA months before the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that fellow exiles were planning such an attack, according to a newly released U.S. government document.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061010/...re_la_am_ca/cuba_cia_plane_bombing

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User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

Said government documentscan be found at this website, along with many others:
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB202/index.htm


User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

Hmm, and ironically Cuba is still on our State Sponsors of Terrorism list. I'm not saying we sponsored him to blow up an airliner, but I do know that if the shoe was on the other foot and Cuba would be holding a guy that was responsible for blowing up an American airliner we'd raise some hell. I wonder what will come out of this.

User currently offlineDomokun From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2533 times:

Quoting Remcor (Reply 2):
Hmm, and ironically Cuba is still on our State Sponsors of Terrorism list.

Well, that's just the thing. It is usually only terrorism when it's happening to you.

Many things could fall under the definition of terrorism.


User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2493 times:

Given the fact that the CIA was so involved with Anti Castro exiles in Florida (not to mention their overall track record in offing political rulers they didn't like), I wouldn't be at all surprised if they indirectly helped plan it. Luis Posada Carriles has long been rumoured to hold extensive CIA connections.


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User currently offlineN844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2476 times:

There's an article on this topic in this month's Atlantic. It's subscribers-only, and I haven't read it myself yet, so I can't post any interesting excerpts, but I'd recommend subscribing to the magazine to just about anyone, but particularly to readers of this forum. In the last few years, they've had fascinating, well-written accounts of ValuJet 592, MS 990, and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

The sad thing is that many of the scumbags responsible for this terrorist attack live freely and rather wealthy in Miami, Florida.
I say send there them back to Cuba and let Fidel punish them!



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

Quoting Call911mfc (Thread starter):
Not sure of how credible it is, but looks like he's telling the truth. If so, it's ridiculous that they did nothing to stop the bombing.

It's rediculous? We've admitted to 8 attempts on the life of Cuba's president. We sponsored one invasion/coup attempt on cuba, we've all but cut them out of the western economy. Fair to say, the US government, the CIA especially, loathes Cuba. Not surprising at all. No nation on Earth has sponsored as many Coup de Etats, revolutions, or assasinations of national leaders than we have. The CIA makes the KGB look ethical and responsible. Safe to say, I am very happy the CIA is on my country's side. They do whatever it takes.



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User currently offlineDL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Well, this headline isn't particularly biased or anything  sarcastic 

For all those who haven't bothered to read, the "intelligence" provided by this informant was regarding a plot to blow up an airliner from Panama to Cuba - and shortly thereafter a bomb was found on a CU flight from Panama after it failed to detonate. This attempted attack happened months before the bombing referred to in the headline.



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Quoting Domokun (Reply 3):
Well, that's just the thing. It is usually only terrorism when it's happening to you.

Many things could fall under the definition of terrorism.

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Absolutely, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.



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