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Conviction of Five Castro Spies Overturned: Court Cites 'Pervasive Community Prejudice'
Human Events Online ^
| August 26, 2005
| Humberto Fontova
Posted on 08/26/2005 7:16:20 AM PDT by hinterlander
On September 14, 1998, the FBI uncovered a Castro spy ring in Miami and arrested ten of them. Four others managed to scoot back to Cuba. These became known as the "Wasp network." According to the FBI's affidavit these Castro agents were engaged in, among other acts:
At the bail hearings, Assistant U.S. District Attorney Carolyn Heck Miller said the urgency to act on the case was because "the defendant has made allusions to the prospect of sabotage against buildings and airplanes in the Southern District of Florida."
- Intelligence gathering against the Boca Chica Air Naval Station in Key West, the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Homestead Florida.
- Compiling the names, home addresses and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command's top officers along with those of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica.
- Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern command.
- Sending letter bombs to Cuban-Americans.
- Spying on MacDill Air Force base, the U.S. armed forces' worldwide headquarters for fighting "low-intensity" conflicts.
- Locating entry points into Florida for smuggling explosive material.
These Castro agents also infiltrated . . .
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TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: appeals; castro; che; circuit; court; fidel; secret; spies; spy
Unbelievable. And then we criticize the FBI and CIA, etc., when something bad happens.
posted on 08/26/2005 7:17:48 AM PDT
(The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
Yeah, I guess its no big deal when a hostile power's spies run around loose in this country. After 9/11 they should have remained locked up. What is it with our courts??
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
posted on 08/26/2005 7:21:32 AM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
Political correctness trumps the safety of innocent Americans, once again.
posted on 08/26/2005 7:25:12 AM PDT
(Remember the Mog.)
posted on 08/26/2005 7:26:33 AM PDT
(Dead terrorists smell like victory)
Maybe our intelligence services will now take this opportunity to put these men under the utmost "surveillance", bug their house, car, phones....Perhaps it may uncover more data. They say "freedom isn't free" well, for these men, I hope that phrase certainly has a new meaning.
posted on 08/26/2005 7:32:14 AM PDT
(all glory is fleeting)
We should bring criminal charges against judges knowingly releasing terrorists.
posted on 08/26/2005 7:46:05 AM PDT
(Condemn me, make me naked and kill me, or be silent for ever on my gun ownership and law enforcement)
What happens now? Can the Appeals court ruling be challenged?
posted on 08/26/2005 8:00:41 AM PDT
(Check the data!!)
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