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Former Black Panther William Lee Brent dies at age 75 in Cuba
KESQ ^ | 11/16/06

Posted on 11/17/2006 12:13:28 PM PST by Borges

HAVANA A Black Panther who hijacked a passenger jet from San Francisco to communist Cuba in 1969 has died on the island where he spent 37 years in exile.

William Lee Brent died from bronchial pneumonia at age 75 on November 4th, according to his sister in Oakland.

Elouise Rawlins says she learned of her brother's death through telephone calls and messages from friends and acquaintances. But she has not received official word from the U.S. or Cuban governments.

Rawlins says she had not seen her brother since he used a handgun to hijack T-W-A Flight 154 from San Francisco to Havana on June 17, 1969. They stayed in contact through e-mails and telephone calls.

She says she didn't know he was ill and doesn't know if he was buried.


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1 posted on 11/17/2006 12:13:29 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Another commie bites the dust.


2 posted on 11/17/2006 12:14:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Borges

Do I care?


3 posted on 11/17/2006 12:14:22 PM PST by chit*chat
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To: Borges

Good.

Oh yeah, I'll not send an RIP to his corpse.


4 posted on 11/17/2006 12:15:26 PM PST by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: Borges

How's that free healthcare?


5 posted on 11/17/2006 12:15:36 PM PST by rhombus
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To: chit*chat

Enough to post...


6 posted on 11/17/2006 12:15:37 PM PST by Borges
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To: dfwgator

Smoked one too many of those Cubano cigars coupled with no health care to speak of.


7 posted on 11/17/2006 12:15:51 PM PST by downtownconservative
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To: rhombus
How's that free healthcare?

It was worth every penny.

8 posted on 11/17/2006 12:16:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Borges

Too bad so sad! Hope he enjoyed his forty years in the commie paradise. Maybe that Cuban medical care ain't so great after all!


9 posted on 11/17/2006 12:17:26 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: chit*chat
"Do I care?"

You need to get a "Do I look like someone who really gives a $hit?" button. I'd loan you mine, but it's been getting a lot of use lately.

10 posted on 11/17/2006 12:18:41 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

I appreciate your offer. I'll check WalMart for one this weekend . . .


11 posted on 11/17/2006 12:19:51 PM PST by chit*chat
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To: Borges

I hope his death was slow and painful.


12 posted on 11/17/2006 12:20:05 PM PST by pnh102
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To: Borges

PLEase excuse me if I find next to impossible to shed a tear for this piece of human excrement.


13 posted on 11/17/2006 12:20:48 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: Borges
75!

Even enemies eventually get old.

14 posted on 11/17/2006 12:22:40 PM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: Borges

Only thing I can say is that in the old hijacking days, they just flew the plane to cuba where it landed safely on the ground. Now they want to fly the planes into buildings or blow them up in mid-air. The cuba days seem almost quaint by comparison.


15 posted on 11/17/2006 12:22:56 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: mass55th
Or simply type

DILLIGAS?

or

WhoGAS?

16 posted on 11/17/2006 12:23:48 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Borges

May he rot in hell.


17 posted on 11/17/2006 12:29:00 PM PST by rlmorel (The US Media...Where you get Million Dollar Words From people with a Ten Cent Fart for a brain.)
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To: Borges

As I said last night, have the Congressional Democrats scheduled the memorial service yet?


18 posted on 11/17/2006 12:33:30 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: Borges

Cuba libre', one commie at a time!


19 posted on 11/17/2006 12:34:05 PM PST by Kenton
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To: Borges

"Rawlins says she had not seen her brother since he used a handgun to hijack T-W-A Flight 154 from San Francisco to Havana..."

He hijacked a plane to get INTO Cuba? Genius. /s


20 posted on 11/17/2006 12:39:04 PM PST by L98Fiero (Terrorists, Communists and Liberals. All happy with a Democrat Congress)
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To: Borges

Hell, I didn't even know old Bill was sick. Fidel is going to miss him.


21 posted on 11/17/2006 12:41:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (America! It's off with the desert BDUs and on with the lavender burqas!!!)
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To: L98Fiero

37 years in Castro's Cuba - what punishment!


22 posted on 11/17/2006 12:42:03 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: FlingWingFlyer

"Fidel is going to miss him."

Not for too long. Fidel will be joining him very soon, if he hasn't already.


23 posted on 11/17/2006 12:47:50 PM PST by L98Fiero (Terrorists, Communists and Liberals. All happy with a Democrat Congress)
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To: Rummyfan

Cuban healthcare is not working for Fidel either.


24 posted on 11/17/2006 12:49:51 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: Borges

Gee, and I thought Fidel would be Satan's new boyfriend!


25 posted on 11/17/2006 12:51:16 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Borges

No great loss.


26 posted on 11/17/2006 12:52:45 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Someone needs to update the Wikipedia Black Panthers article,


Wait awhile before anyone edits Fidel's RIP notice, we may get a two for one here....
27 posted on 11/17/2006 12:55:03 PM PST by padre35 (We are surrounded, that simplifies our problem Chesty Puller)
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To: Borges
She says she didn't know he was ill and doesn't know if he was buried.

The carcass is proably being divvied up for Government Burrito stands...

28 posted on 11/17/2006 12:55:14 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Borges
Only 75 and died of pneumonia?

Must have brought it with him since no one dies of health problems in Cuba

29 posted on 11/17/2006 12:58:45 PM PST by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: Borges

Well, he knows the TRUTH now...


30 posted on 11/17/2006 1:01:03 PM PST by redhead (Ve haff spoken to your muzzer...ve know effry-sing....)
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To: Borges

Dear Commie Bastard,

Rot in hell.

And I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Cordially,

The United States Of America


31 posted on 11/17/2006 1:15:48 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (God Bless the United States of America and all that defend her hard earned freedom!)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

I find it interesting. I wrote things similar to this on a "just died" thread over some liberal POS and my posting was promptly deleted. (I can't remember who it was off hand, some politician who had spent years subverting the Constitution - there are so many they start to run together).

A corrupt socialist congresscritter who stays in office for 20 or 30 years and helps pass abominations like McCain Feingold, to me, is actually much more destructive of our way of life than this pathetic hijacker.


32 posted on 11/17/2006 1:42:28 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: Borges
he spent 37 years in exile minus the media slant filter equals (in real life): He was laying low in Cuba because he would have been thrown in jail from hijacking a plan. Good riddance's.
33 posted on 11/17/2006 1:47:18 PM PST by jackieaxe (Unsourced reporting is not reporting but a lie or a manipulation)
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To: theDentist

That's disgusting!

I am getting indigestion just thinking of it! Not that I would ever eat anything from one of those carts...

Unless it was outside a nightclub and I was really drunk...

Oh, nevermind...


34 posted on 11/17/2006 1:49:18 PM PST by rlmorel (The US Media...Where you get Million Dollar Words From people with a Ten Cent Fart for a brain.)
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To: Borges

Why will this be all over the news - this deserves no more coverage than the death of a slug crossing the road.


35 posted on 11/17/2006 1:49:46 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Leftist policies don't work. They hurt those they pretend to help.)
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To: Borges

Chow baby. Nuff said.


36 posted on 11/17/2006 1:59:00 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: JennysCool

Ultra vez:

Wouldn't surprise me and it would be very fitting for Hillary Rodham Clinton (aka Mrs. Bill Clinton) to make a trip to Havana Cuba. Where she will lament a long eulogy for her Black Panther friend and associate.

They were together in New Haven Connecticut. It was the dark days of the Tet offensive, circa 1968. Ramparts was the bible and Malcom X their profit. Hillary was an editor and contributor to the Yale student newspaper. Where editorial cartoons depicted cops as dead pigs. She knew the Black Panthers well in those days. When they murdered without remorse or consequence.

Buenvenidos a Cuba Hillary! Evita Peron has nothing over you.


37 posted on 11/17/2006 2:38:09 PM PST by Broker (Haddi Nuff)
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To: Borges

Rest in pieces,commie.


38 posted on 11/17/2006 3:39:44 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Libertarians are more conservative than pubbies. Strictest interpretation of the constitution,)
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To: Borges
Good riddance, roast in hell, may you soon be followed by Fidel.

-ccm

39 posted on 11/17/2006 6:02:27 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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