According to the New York Times (May 9, 2005), terrorist Luis Posada Carriles is in Miami demanding asylum as a former employee of the CIA.
Posada was employed by the CIA from 1961-1967, in part to help overthrow Castro in Kennedy’s failed Bay of Pigs offensive. For the next forty years, Posada moved around the Americas, employed by various right-wing governments in a terrorist capacity.
Posada has been indisputably linked (as confirmed by U.S. officials) to the following terrorist activities, usually in the capacity of plotter and executioner:
- Along with Guillermo Novo, Posada was responsible for the carbomb that killed Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt in Washington D.C. in 1976.
- Posada blew a Cubana Airlines plane and 73 people out of the sky in 1976.
- Posada worked in El Salvador as a quartermaster for the Contras, the terrorist group funded by both the CIA and Oliver North of the U.S. National Security Council.
- In 1986, when the Contra operation was exposed, Posada worked an an intelligence officer for the Guatemalan regime.
- After 1990 Posada “ran a string of operatives on a series of missions to blow up Cuban people and places,” including a string of bombings at Havana’s tourist sites that killed an Italian tourist (New York Times 5/9/05: A13).
Generally, Posada has kept company with known anti-socialist Cuban terrorists, such as Novo, Gaspar Jimenez, and Pedro Ramon, all of whom have murdered people. Posada is supported by the right-wing community of Cuban emigres in Miami, as well as their high-placed allies, such as Mireya Moscoso and Jeb and George Bush.