Thursday, August 17, 2006

Looking at terrorism back home

Interesting article in Alternet today, pointed out by Greenslade: Cuban Exiles Wage War of Terror. It asks some serious questions:
As a nation, are we truly against terrorism, or is it just a term we use to demonize those whose goals we oppose? Does not the mistreatment of the Five reveal that the underpinnings of the mindset that has brought us to Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo runs deeper than the presidency of George Bush?
And as long as the U.S. government supports the terrorists in Florida, by what moral authority does the United States tell Iran and Syria they have no right to support Hezbollah? If Israel has the right to defend itself from terrorist attack, why doesn't Cuba? Why doesn't the media ever raise these questions?

It's an old story to anyone who lived through the 70s or 80s in Miami, particularly. Who can forget Orlando Bosch, or the craven bombing of radio host Emilio Milian? Seems like the Miami Herald building was evacuated at least a couple times a year with bomb threats, too. Check this chronology of Cuban terrorism from Miami New Times.


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