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First off it's October 6th, and most days bring with them a history of the past, much forgotten quickly and lessons not learned.

Here's just one for today which I'll call The bush Families & GOP's Favorite Terrorist Pal, and no it's not the one nobody thinks about anymore, especially the little bush:

Today in History: October 6, 1976

An airliner, Cubana Airlines Flight 455, exploded in midair, killing 73 mostly young passengers including the entire Cuban youth fencing team. The plot was engineered by Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban former CIA agent, who was based in Venezuela at the time.

The Posada Carriles file from the National Security Archive

Update - May 18, 2005 - Documents featured on May 17, 2005 edition of ABC's Nightline

Washington D.C. May 18, 2005 - The National Security Archive today posted additional documents that show that the CIA had concrete advance intelligence, as early as June 1976, on plans by Cuban exile terrorist groups to bomb a Cubana airliner. The Archive also posted another document that shows that the FBI's attache in Caracas had multiple contacts with one of the Venezuelans who placed the bomb on the plane, and provided him with a visa to the U.S. five days before the bombing, despite suspicions that he was engaged in terrorist activities at the direction of Luis Posada Carriles.

Both documents were featured last night on ABC Nightline's program on Luis Posada Carriles, who was detained in Miami yesterday by Homeland Security.

In addition, the Archive posted the first report to Secretary of State Kissinger from the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research on the bombing of Cubana flight 455. The report noted that a CIA source had overheard Posada prior to the bombing in late September 1976 stating that, "We are going to hit a Cuban airliner." This information was apparently not passed to the CIA until after the plane went down.
There is no indication in the declassified files that indicates that the CIA alerted Cuban government authorities to the terrorist threat against Cubana planes. Still classified CIA records indicate that the informant might actually have been Posada himself who at that time was in periodic contact with both CIA and FBI agents in Venezuela.

SNIP Files can be found at above link


Our Government has been protecting and hiding in plain site the Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles for Decades, a Mass Murderer, and apparently keeping hidden any more information about other actions by Carriles and Friends!

Now if you're curious, and little bush, his father and the group that were dealing with him, seem not to be, 60min had a pretty good report on last night about the failed leadership at the top in this so called War on Terror.

Elite Officer Recalls Bin Laden Hunt
Delta Force Commander Says The Best Plan To Kill The Al Qaeda Leader In 2001 Was Nixed

Watch the 60minutes Video Report

After watching or reading ask yourself the same questions this Delta Force leader has been asking himself, Why were their plans Nixed, and while thinking about those questions remember that good ole binny was a pal of the CIA, daddy bush and company, characters known by many now, think cheney, rummy and more!!!

Oh and ask yourself where was the 'Maverick' all these years, as to Both subjects above!

Took a visit over to After Downing Street and found that Dave had a post up with just a title and a link to a PDFile, opened it and found the Vetting of one Vice Presidential Candidate that the GOP nor the McCain Camp felt a need to do even before her name popped into someones empty head:

The Palin Papers yes 63 pages of all you might want to know about Sarah, all in one place.

Download the PDF Vetting and find out All About Sarah, wink wink there hockey mom, from the friends of Alaska growing in numbers as they themselves find out more and more about you and your leadership.

Mac seems to want to allow his Campaign to run her as not only the Attack Dog, with lipstick and fake folksy , but as seemingly the Tickets Top not Second, and Mac apparently approves!!

My guess would be if she stays on the National Stage much longer they will be adding many pages to the above and I would say her Political Careerer days are numbered, even the GOP wil shun her after their through with her!

Now I know that many now know about the following, just wanted to add this reminder:

At noon Eastern on Monday, October 6th, we're releasing a 13-minute documentary about the scandal called "Keating Economics: John McCain and the Making of a Financial Crisis"


Here's the snippet of what's to come:


This look like it'll be real good and for many bring back the memories, by the way, anyone heard about Neal Bush lately!!

Originally posted to jimstaro on Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 04:31 AM PDT.

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