The citation for the NYTimes story on the limited, censored release of CIA FoI documents in 2007, RE: the CIA attempts to assassinate Castro, as well as domestic spying, torture, and CIA-mafia connections, from the 1960s and early 1970s:
Mazzetti, Mark and Tim Weiner. 2007. “Files on illegal spying show C.I.A. skeletons from Cold War.” The New York Times, June 27.
Freed prisoners have testified about it, Amnesty International has been reporting on it, European Union officials had been denying it, but now EU parliament investigators have confirmed it: The CIA has been secretly abducting people and flying them through Europe to secret torture prisons in Eastern Europe.
See the April 26, 2006 Guardian article “EU report condemns secret CIA flights.”
According to analysis of flight logs through Europe, “The CIA has carried out more than 1,000 undeclared flights over European territory since 2001” (The Guardian 2006). Italy and Bosnia appear to have cooperated in the secret CIA abductions.
Clandestine detention centres, secret flights to or from Europe to countries in which suspects could face torture, or extraordinary renditions all breach the continent’s human rights treaties.
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.