Slate has a nice piece up today about McDesperate's ties to the Cuban terrorists. Make no mistake folks...they are terrorists in every sense of the word. From the Slate writeup:
As a result, McCain's campaign and advisers find themselves allied with and/or supporting militants who have committed acts that any reasonable observer would define as terrorism. On July 20, while campaigning for McCain in Miami and just prior to speaking at a McCain event, Sen. Joe Lieberman met with the wife of convicted serial bomber Eduardo Arocena and promised to pursue a presidential pardon on his behalf. Arocena is the founder of the notorious Cuban exile militant group Omega 7, renowned for a string of bombings from 1975 to 1983. Arocena was convicted of the 1980 murder of a Cuban diplomat in Manhattan. In 1983, Arocena was arrested and charged with 42 counts pertaining to conspiracy, explosives, firearms, and destruction of foreign government property within the United States. He is currently serving a life sentence in federal prison in Indiana. His targets included:
Madison Square Garden (he blew up an adjacent store);
JFK airport (Arocena's group planted a suitcase bomb intended for a TWA flight to Los Angeles—in protest of the airline's flights to Cuba. The plane would have exploded if not for the fact that the bomb went off on the tarmac prior to being loaded);
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center (causing damage to three levels of the theater and halting the performance of a music group from Cuba);
the ticket office of the Soviet airline Aeroflot;
and a church.
He also attempted to assassinate the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations.
Arocena was also convicted of the 1979 murder of New Jersey resident Eulalio José Negrín. The 37-year-old Negrín, who advocated diplomacy with Cuba, was machine-gunned down as he stepped into his car, dying in the arms of his 13-year-old son.
Also, McSame's pal Joe Lieberman has promised (video here, in spanish except for Lieberman's promise) Miriam Arocena he would petition Washington to grant a pardon to her husband. "It's my responsibility; it's my responsibility. I will carry [the pardon request] back. I will carry it back," Lieberman told Arocena just before addressing a group at a McCain event. "I think of you like you were my family. ... I'll bring it back. I'll do my best."
Bombers and political killers are one of two things...either terrorists or freedom fighters folks...and it all depends on who you fucking ask doesn't it?
So hopefully if McDesperate brings up Ayers...Obama will have the nads to bring up Arocena. It's the least he can do...to finally put a stop to this horseshit coming out of McCain and Palin's pieholes about palling around with terrorists. Another terrorist linked to McCain from the writeup:
Nor has McCain's senior adviser Diaz-Balart ever wavered in seeking "due process" for legendary bombers and would-be Castro assassins Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch. Both were charged with the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976, killing all 73 civilian passengers—the first act of airline terrorism in the Americas. In 2005, when I asked him about those who died—many of them teenage athletes—Bosch responded, "We were at war with Castro, and in war, everything is valid."
There are plenty of other cuban terrorists/freedom fighters that are linked to McCain..read the article linked at the top of the post for the full 4-11 on it. They have all killed people...on AMERICAN SOIL for the most part. All of them.
Update: A hug and thanks to Helen for finding this video of McCain with another cuban terrorist Roberto Martin Perez. Video won't embed or I would put it up here.
Tags: Eduardo Arocena, McCain ties to terrorists, Joe Lieberman, Luis Posada Carriles, Orlando Bosch