Here is the statement released this morning by State Representative Miguel Garcia demanding that Posada Carriles be extradited to Venezuela. It was from Venezuela that Posada Carriles plotted and carried out his bombing of the Cuban airliner.
Statement in Support of Extradition of Luis Posada Carriles
Hon. Miguel P. García
New Mexico House of Representatives District 14
Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 11, 2007
Luis Posada Carriles committed the worst crime of terrorism in 1976 by masterminding a mid air bombing of a Cuban airliner killing seventy-three innocent human beings. These victims were our brother and sisters in Christ. They left behind a grieving spouse, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, uncles, cousins, friends, colleagues, and neighbors.
American citizens are freedom loving individuals that deplore the innocent taking of a life by deranged individuals who have no respect for human decency. It has come to my attention that the Bush administration has created a precedent setting act of malfeasance in government by objectively giving Luis Posada Carriles card blanc asylum in the United States, knowing that Mr. Carriles illegally entered the United States in 2005.
Worst of all is the fact that the Bush administration fails to abide by international extradition laws pertaining to the harboring of terrorists. Venezuela is rightfully seeking extradition of Mr. Carriles to hold him accountable for the horrific tragedy of the 1976 incident.
As American citizens, we have an obligation to uphold our constitutional obligation in upholding the health, safety, and welfare of our communities. The Bush administration, by refusing to extradite Mr. Carriles, and by having his presence in our midst, gives us no choice but to side with our constitution and seek the “citizens arrest” of Luis Posada Carriles.
Freedom loving people in New Mexico and the United States must engage in an effort to apprehend Luis Posada Carriles and carry out a “citizens arrest” of the individual. Mr. Carriles creates a serious breach of peace in our presence with the potential for violent injury to our citizenship given his terrorist background.
I am committed to do what I can in my capacity as a State Representative to engage in a citizen to government relation with Venezuela to ensure the return of Luis Posada Carriles to that country for prosecution and incarceration of his terrorist act. It does us no good to engage in a “citizens arrest” of Mr. Carriles and turn him over to U.S. federal officials only to see him go free again in order to see him return to his mansion in Miami so he can continue watching the novelas on TV and drinking his rum & coke.
Friday, May 11, 2007