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Letter: It’s OK to blow up planes if we do it
January 06, 2014, 05:00 AM


Patrick Field’s letter, “Why do they say that?” (in the Dec. 21 edition of the Daily Journal), laments that the U.S. government, which is leading the war on terrorism, is not even willing to remember Moammar Ghadafi as a terrorist, but rather gives him a full pardon for his role in the bombing of Pan Am 747 airliner over Scotland. It seems like Mr. Fields doesn’t remember when CIA agents Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch planted a bomb on Cubana Airlines Flight 455 in 1976, killing all 73 passengers and crew members. He can Google this and even hear the pilots’ panic as they radioed the tower to report a bomb going off before the plane crashed into the sea.

Carriles was given a hero’s welcome in the terrorist-supporting state of Florida as he clandestinely returned to the United States. Both Venezuela and Cuba requested his return so he could be tried for air piracy and murder, but the United States refused to extradite him.

And, Mr. Fields, because of the length of this response, I won’t go into any details about how the U.S. Navy shot down an Iranian airbus, killing all on board in 1988 ... oh, and yes, the U.S. government did pay $61.8 million to the survivors of the 290 murdered on that flight, but the United States was never held to answer or apologize for this act of terrorism.

Frank Scafani

San Bruno



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