The United States: My Terrorist Friends
Aug. 7 (RHC) – The rhetoric of U.S. administrations and major media in that country claim that they are zealous fighters against terrorism, although they are openly or covertly supporting terrorist groups.
The United States, whose government included Cuba, among others, in a unilateral list of so-called sponsors of terrorism, maintains ties or supports the actions of notorious fanatics.
One of them, Luis Posada Carriles, freely walks the streets of Miami after getting off for lying on immigration forms, and not for organizing terrorist actions and being a self-confessed murderer.
The administration headed by George H.W. Bush was extremely friendly with the late Orlando Bosch, co-author with Posada Carriles, of the sabotage of a Cuban airliner that killed all 73 people on board.
Orlando Bosch had been convicted in the U.S. for terrorist activities, but Bush ordered his release and made sure he was not deported.
Closer in time are the unmasked statements of the current resident of the White House supporting Syrian terrorists, capable of carrying out attacks in the heart of Damascus, no matter the cost in lives.
The U.S.representative at the UN, Susan Rice, hinted that her country will continue aiding violent Syrian groups, until the Security Council does what Washington wants it to, i.e., accept a military intervention.
The U.S., ordering drone flights to kill civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan, proclaimed a crusade against Bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader, identified as author of the attacks of September 11th, 2001 in New York.
However, the US intelligence services did not even blink twice before deciding on the training of an Iranian terrorist group Mojahedin-e Khalq, known by the acronym MKO, as revealed by the U.S.journalist Seymour Hersh.
Media reports attributed deadly attacks against Iranian scientists to those bands of criminals.
The administrations of the world’s richest nation also propped up dictatorial regimes in Latin America and anti-government armed groups in Africa.
This is a state that has ordered 67 interventions in various countries from 1945 to 2002 with the balance of 12 million deaths, according to statistics compiled by Norwegian researcher and specialist Johan Galtung.
On many occasions, the target of violence promoted by the United States was the civilian population, which fits with that of the Political Sciences definition of State Terrorism.
Innocent Cubans have been victims of such actions ordered, aided or simply tolerated by Washington.
The U.S., therefore, lacks of any moral authority to accuse other countries of sponsoring terrorism and less in the case of Cuba, which has never organized any event to destabilize its northern neighbor or any other nation worldwide.