For over a century, our government has made sure that we are never to be told the truth about anything that we have done to other people in third world countries, especially in Latin America. With the creation of the School of the Americas, a breeding ground for assassins, and the death squads, we have become the greatest human rights violators in the world
We have become the most hated country in the world, not because we practice democracy or value our freedom. We are hated because our government denies these basic principles to these people. The hate has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism, AND as they say, once again, "the chickens have come home to roost with our own home grown American made terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles.
When I was posted in Central America, as a DEA agent, I still remember seeing Luis Posada and Felix Rodriguez, another American terrorist, at Illopango airport base in El Salvador. Joining them was a CIA asset Venezuelan advisor Victor Rivera. They had become part of what was known as a CIA apparatus that did not have to answer to no one. They were involved from drug trafficking, kidnapping, and the training of the death squads. It was also at the height of the Iran-Contra investigation where I had documented these atrocities to my government. I could not understand how our government had assisted in having Posada escaped from a Venezuela prison, and then placing him at Illopango airport as a CIA asset under the new name of Ramon Medina. He was now working hand in hand with then U. S. Lt. Col. Oliver North. When I questioned Posada's presence at Illopango, I was once again told that it was a covert operation being run by the White House. I started to learn real fast that every time I questioned illegal events, I was told that it was "a covert operation being run by the White House". And as we found out later, my allegations became facts, especially with President Bush Sr. 1990 pardoning of another American made terrorist and partners in crime with Posada, Orlando Bosch. Now you have a clear observation of why we had 9/11 and possibly more to come. We have exported death and violence to the four corners of the Earth with individuals like Posada and Bosch
Posada admitted to a New York Times reporter, that he organized a wave of bombings in Cuba in 1997 that killed an Italian tourist and injured others. However, he is best know as the prime suspect in the bombing of a Cuban Airlines flight in Barbados in October 1976. All 73 crewmembers and passengers including teenaged members of Cuba's national fencing team were killed.
In 2002, he was convicted of conspiracy to assassinate Fidel Castro in Panama. Once again, with an allied of the United State, he was pardoned.
Our credibility has been eroded these past few weeks since Posada arrival into our U. S. soil, with a bogus American passport. According to Posada's attorney, he has file for an asylum claim. This should be a free ticket to any other immigrant that is applying for asylum. If an American made terrorist can get asylum, then it should be easy for an immigrant who is honest and hard working individual to get asylum.
The FBI and the CIA has just release their Top Secret memos, of course they are now declassified, on Posada's involvement with terrorist acts against humanity.
Other American made terrorists are Mario Alarcon - Sandoval godfather of the death squads in Central America, Felix Rodriguez, and a Cuban exile who murdered Che Guevara, Major Roberto D'Aubuisson who led the death squads in El Salvador. They all had American's blessing in assassinations. This will affirm that the U. S. government is considers itself to be the vehicles of higher morality and truth and has yet, continue to operate in violation of law.
Even thought I'm known as a tranquil individual at this stage of my life, I have nothing but contempt and anger for a country that has a double standard of terrorism. Where is the Border Patrol, Immigration, or Homeland Security when you need them? Posada entered this country illegally, and most devastating, has admitted to bombing where civilians were killed. The FBI claims that they don't have an arrest warrant for him, as the reason they are not looking for him. Wait, just off the wire, Homeland Security has just picked up Posada. Will he be extradited to Venezuela? I don't think so. He will probably be given a couple of million dollars, and will live in a secluded island for the remainder of his golden years. What reward to be an assassin for the United States government.
This world has become a very dangerous place to live, not just because of the evil people that control it, but also because of the individuals who do absolutely nothing to make it a better place to live.
For years, I have insisted that this country has become the worst human rights violator, and Posada and his Cuban criminals are proof that we are who we are. Let's not forget our human rights violations in Iraq, and just recently in Colombia, the assassination of Colombian Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado, Luis Eduardo Guerra. I've witness, time and time again, as an American Diplomat in Latin America, this atrocities that our government has committed. My biggest enemy was not the drug cartels but the CIA and the criminals they hired. It is because of that, that I have now remained capable of feeling deeply in my blood when an injustice is being committed.
Celerino "Cele" Castillo, 3rd
2709 North 28 ½ Street
McAllen, Texas 78501