Skip to comments.Terror Mastermind Seeking Release
Posted on 01/04/2011 5:36:53 PM PST by La Lydia
An unrepentant terror mastermind has a parole hearing scheduled for early January 2011 in civilian court...During the 1970s and 80s, this socialist revolutionary presided over a clandestine terror network that, among other things, attacked American civilians with over 130 bombs, proudly claimed responsibility for cold blooded murders, prostituted the Episcopal Church in Chicago and New York to cover and promote their terror activities and were trained by a surrogate of Castros Cuban Intelligence agency. This terrorist is none other than FALN patriarch and co-founder Oscar Lopez Rivera, who along with his Islamic contemporary Yasser Arafat, is one of the fathers of modern terrorism, pre-cursing the horrors of 9/11 and the world wide terror war we fight today.
Despite the propaganda by supporters claiming this group was non violent, Lopezs Puerto Rican terrorist group, The Armed Forces for National Liberation (FALN) waged war against the citizens of the United States from 1974 to 1983, wounding scores and murdering six including my 33-year-old father, Frank Connor, at the infamous January 24, 1975 lunchtime bombing of NYC landmark restaurant, Fraunces Tavern. More than ironically, twenty six years later our fathers 41 year old god son Steve Schlag was killed in the north tower on 9/11 as my brother and I helplessly witnessed the attacks from our downtown offices; only blocks from both the World Trade Center and Fraunces.
Through dogged investigative work by the FBI, Chicago Police and NYPD, Lopez, like the other FALN members was apprehended, arrested, convicted and sentenced to 55 years in prison for the commission of Federal crimes...
As former FBI agent Rick Hahn points out in his upcoming book, Terrors Dawn, At trial, the jury deliberated less than six hours before delivering their verdict: Guilty on all counts. Lopez, claiming a prisoner of war position, refused to be present when the verdict was read. Less than three weeks later Lopez was sentenced (to 55 years)...for Lopez it was over. Within days he would be moved to Leavenworth prison to serve his Federal sentence.
But even Leavenworth would not deter Lopez. In March 1983, three of the few remaining FALN terrorists attempted to break Lopez out of prison...The FBI had been aware of the plot, and held Lopez at the prison itself...Despite his complicity in the escape plot, Lopez was not charged in the case.
But one escape attempt was not enough for Lopez...The plan included flying a helicopter to the prison to affect Lopezs escape. For his troubles, Lopez was sentenced to an additional 15 years in prison....
Lopez was effectively locked up forever. Consequently, following the the economics of law enforcement Lopez and his followers were not extradited to New York to face trial for the murders at Fraunces...
Oscar Lopez is a sworn terrorist; unrepentant and dangerous. Moreover, he has done nothing to assist the U.S. Government or its citizens to resolve unsolved FALN crimes, including the bombing of Fraunces Tavern where four died and scores were injured. Many more were marked for life. Is such an unremorseful, uncooperative terrorist worthy of benevolent consideration? That will be the question before the parole panel and really the American public.
For the sake of all Americans especially for those who now have no voice and whose blood he has on his hands like Frank Connor, please join us in demanding of the Department of Justice, United States Parole Commission and your Congressmen and Senators (contact info below; please reference inmate number 87651-024) that Lopez remain in prison and complete his richly deserved sentence...
U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001
United States Parole Commission
Chairman Isaac Fulwood, Jr. US Parole Commission 5550 Friendship Blvd. Suite 420 Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7286,
Phone (301) 492-5990
Fax (301) 492-5307
Don’t worry. Comrade Obama will pardon him or commute his sentence in order to get the Puerto Rican/Hispanic vote, and his butt-boy Holder will aid in this.
Now, if Fulwood Jr. of the Parole Commission is former DC Police Chief Fulwood, then we have a cat of a different stripe than Holder. A good street cop who knows a murderer when he sees one.
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Isn’t Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi calling for López’s release?