Call911mfc From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 54 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2560 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.
Remcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2516 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.
Travellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2385 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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N844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2368 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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FlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2242 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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DL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2229 times:
Well, this headline isn't particularly biased or anything
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.