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Two-faced on terrorism AN OUTSIDERS VIEW Ken Fuller 04/26/2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two-faced on terrorism

AN OUTSIDERS VIEW
Ken Fuller
04/26/2011
On July 14, 2009, this column discussed the case of the Cuban 5. At that time, Fernando L. Gonzales, Rene S. Gonzales, Antonio R. Guerrero, Gerardo N. Hernandez and Ramon S. Labanino had been in US prisons for 11 years, having been convicted of “espionage.”

In reality, all they had done was infiltrate anti-Castro terrorist networks in Florida, and in June 1998 Cuban officials had handed over the evidence they had collected to Federal Bureau of Investigation officials invited to Havana to receive it. Instead of hailing the five men as heroes in the war against terrorism, US officials hunted them down and arrested them, having in the meantime tipped off the terrorists. When I last wrote on this subject, the US Supreme Court had declined to even consider the five’s appeals, provoking a letter from the Philippine Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 to Obama in which the latter was urged to grant them an amnesty..... MORE

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