By Larry Daley

It seems that in the world there have been few occasions of terror that Castro has not been involved in. One of the least known and one of the most far flung is Castro's help to the Tamil Tigers about three or four years ago.

In the Caribbean Queen incident, the Sri Lanka government was able to sink or disperse all unloading Tamil Tiger small craft. It was quite clear that this Cuban ship was unloading weapons. However, by the time Caribbean Queen was taken to port for search, this very small ship, very far from its home base in Cuba, was able to dump its contraband. Those with long memories will recall the horrendous suicide bombings by the Tamil Tigers in India.

Over forty years, from Angola to Northern Ireland to Sri Lanka, from El Salvador to Argentina, to Colombia, From Algeria to Spain to Granada, to the ruthless Macheteros of Puerto Rico, Castro has been aiding rebel movements or radical governments most of which were, and many still are, deeply involved in terror.

And yet the Associated Press (see full text below in footnote 1) can only state:

"The U.S. government's arguments for keeping Cuba on the list are the alleged presence on the island of U.S. fugitives and Basque separatists, as well as Cuba's contacts with Colombian rebel groups."

Meanwhile Castro is sweating because as soon as the real extent of his many years of misdeeds become public knowledge he will get the full attention of US policy makers. Now that Castro's high level spy Ana Belen Montes has been caught and no longer can whitewash Defense Intelligence Agency reports on Cuba perhaps this will happen.

Castro is very scared and is conducting a campaign in Cuba to whitewash his terrorist record, and at the same time people like defrocked US diplomat Wayne Smith and ancient far left writer Max Lesnick are trying to do the same in this country, strange how they sing the same song as Castro......

If the world media lets this propaganda campaign continue without mentioning the real facts and extent of Castro's terror, then this media will have contributed to the continuation of terror..

You can bet your bottom dollar that Castro is just scared, not repentent; and as soon as the spotlight is off him he will be at it again with renewed vigor. For as we speak the Cuban government is still aiding the narco guerrillas of Colombia...and who knows what else....

Larry Daley
Corvallis, OR

footnote 1

Posted at 7:03 a.m. EDT Thursday, October 4, 2001

Castro tells Kofi Annan that Cuba will follow U.N. anti-terrorist plans

HAVANA -- (AP) -- President Fidel Castro pledged Wednesday that Cuba would act in accordance with all international anti-terror treaties after last month's attacks on the United States.

``The government of the Republic of Cuba has made the decision to adhere, as you have requested, to the existing 12 international instruments related to terrorism,'' President Fidel Castro wrote in a letter to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan.

Castro's letter said Cuba had signed three of the dozen legal documents in the past and that his nation's parliament, the National Assembly, would hold a special session on Thursday to ratify nine others.

Annan last week asked all countries to agree to all 12 of the treaties as part of a new international fight against terrorism.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Castro has said the United Nations should lead any international war on terrorism.

Castro also said Cuba would ``continue its efforts in favor of obtaining a general and integral convention against terrorism.''

The special National Assembly session will also commemorate the 25th anniversary of the deadliest terrorism attack against Cuba: the Oct. 6, 1973 bombing of a Cuban jetliner that killed 73 people off the coast of Barbados. A government rally is planned Saturday to remember the victims of that attack.

Earlier this year, the communist nation tried without success to persuade Panama to extradite Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, a longtime Castro foe, for trial on terrorism charges in connection with air tragedy.

Posada was arrested in Panama in November after Castro arrived for a regional summit. Posada was said to have been plotting Castro's assassination.

Posada has denied involvement in the jetliner bombing, but has admitted ties to a series of bombings at Cuban tourist locales that killed one person and wounded 11 others in 1977. He also has denied he had been plotting to kill Castro.

Cuba is on the U.S. State Department's list of countries that support terrorism, a judgment Cuba denies.

The U.S. government's arguments for keeping Cuba on the list are the alleged presence on the island of U.S. fugitives and Basque separatists, as well as Cuba's contacts with Colombian rebel groups.

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