What Henry Kissenger and the FBI knew about Cubana Flight 455 Bombing

Updated October 8, 2013

“We’ve had an explosion and we’re descending immediately. We have fire on board!”


Above: Kornbluh on Luis Posada Carriles: Paid CIA Terror Bomber


“Most of our readers from the United States of America probably have no idea of the roll that their government played in the bombing of a Cubana airliner full of innocent people. After all these years, many of the declassified documents from American government archives proves the US involvement.”

UPDATED: October 8, 2013

Barbados and Cuba have paid homage to the victims of the 1976 bombing of a Cubana Airlines jet off the coast of Barbados that killed all 73 people on board, lamenting the fact that the masterminds of the attack were never convicted.
Cuba’s Ambassador to Barbados, Lisette Perez Perez, told the wreath laying ceremony on Sunday that what happened to the Cubana passenger plane on October 6, 1976 was not an isolated incident.

She said that the masterminds behind of the attack, Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles were never convicted for this criminal act.

“Bosch passed away peacefully in Miami, where he lived in complete freedom (and) impunity, after being granted presidential pardon by (President) George Bush, which was negotiated by the Cuban far-right wing. A similar treatment was given to the other perpetrator of this abominable crime. Carriles was neither charged nor prosecuted in the United States,” she said.

The Cuban diplomat thanked Barbados for its support saying “there is a history of injustice in the waters of Paradise Beach in Barbados.

“The cold–blooded murder of the people on board that passenger plane was a crime against them, their families, and their countries. It was also a crime against Barbados and its people,” she added.

MORE: Jamaica Observer article Cuba, Barbados pay homage to 1976 bombing victims

Why didn’t the representative from the United States attend the 2013 Cubana memorial service in Barbados? Will the US attend in 2014?

Most of our readers from the United States of America probably have no idea of the roll that their government played in the bombing of a Cubana airliner full of innocent people. After all these years, many of the declassified documents from American government archives prove the US involvement.

Each of our good American readers owe it to themselves, to their country and to the world to investigate the Cubana bombing to the best of their ability. You can’t change what your government has done, and you probably can’t change the USA’s stonewalling of the truth – but you can know for yourself what the truth is…

3334 35 36 37 years after the terror bombing of a Cuban airliner, the United States continues to protect the guilty

(Also see Rickey Singh’s October 5, 2010 article Revisiting the Cuban tragedy)

On October 6, 1976, anti-Castro terrorists murdered seventy-three people on Cubana Flight 455 off Barbados.

Declassified letters and reports (like below from FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley to Henry Kissenger) show that the United States Government knew of the plot beforehand and not only that: they knew exactly who was involved almost four months before the bombing.

For over three decades the US government has protected the terrorists. This outrage continues under the Obama Administration and undermines whatever moral authority the United States retains in the persecution of its war in Iraq – a “part-time hobby” war with no end in sight.

Further Reading

The National Security Archive (See declassified FBI & CIA documents)

Bombing of Cuban Jetliner, 30 years later

Luis Posada Carriles – The Declassified Record

Wikipedia: Cubana Flight 455

Barbados Free Press: Cubana Flight 455 Bombing – 30 Years Later USA Still Harbours A Terrorist

Cubana bomb Kissinger

UPDATED: October 6, 2010

Here is the full article by Rickey Singh just in case the T&T Express loses their way in the future. Worth your time…

Revisiting the Cuban tragedy

By Rickey Singh

THIRTY-FOUR years ago today, terrorists blew up a Cubana passenger aircraft off Barbados, killing all 73 people on board, mostly Cubans but including 11 Guyanese and five North Koreans on their way to Havana.

For many years since that unprecedented Cubana tragedy in Caribbean airspace, there have been calls by the governments of Cuba and Venezuela, as well as Caricom, for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Specifically identified for a court trial has been the Cuban emigre Luis Posada Carriles, who had also acquired Venezuelan citizenship before his documented involvement as one of the primary plotters of the Cubana disaster and other escapades in terrorism.

Another of the plotters, exposed for his notorious roles in terrorism and link with the CIA in the Caribbean-Latin Americas region, including Chile under President Salvador Allende, was Orlando Bosch.

Like Posada, he continues to enjoy sanctuary in the USA—the superpower that never fails to remind the world of its commitment to democracy and the rule of law.

Long before Barack Obama wrote his name into 21st century history as the first-ever African-American US President and raised hopes for “fundamental changes” in how America conducts business at home and abroad, Caricom governments had appealed, in the name of justice and human decency, for Posada to face trial.

But, as had happened years earlier, in the case of Posada’s compatriot in crime, Bosch, there has been no such move by the justice administration system in the US.

On the contrary, since 1988, in the face of the decision by a US judge for his deportation as a terrorist, “unfettered by law and human decency”, Bosch was to be taken into Uncle Sam’s protective political care—thanks to the presidential pardon received from the elder George Bush as then occupant of the White House.

Disclosures of the terroristic activities of both Bosch and Posada as agents of the CIA working with the anti-Fidel Castro community of Cuban exiles has been accessed from records of the CIA and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) themselves.

Today, therefore, as the people of Barbados and the rest of Caricom join Cuba in silent remembrance of the victims of the Cubana tragedy, it would be difficult to ignore the double standard, the sheer political hypocrisy, of “Uncle Sam” in its selective execution of bilateral extradition treaties.

The classic example, best known by Jamaicans, and too recent for the entire Caricom region to ignore, is the extradition case involving Christopher “Dudus” Coke, currently a prisoner of the US on charges of drug trafficking and gun-running.

This internationally publicised extradition of a Jamaican drug lord, that resulted from extreme pressures by Uncle Sam, has posed tremendous problems for the authorities in Kingston with current debate on its ultimate impact on the longevity of the Bruce Golding administration.

Yet, in sharp contrast, and with no intent to rationalise criminality, it is quite relevant to note the utter hypocrisy of the US in how it responds to extradition cases.

Currently, while the people and government of Jamaica are coping with the consequences of uprooting, on Uncle Sam’s demand, Coke from his Tivoli Gardens stronghold and extradite him for trial in America, there continues to be open contempt by US authorities for the requested extradition by both Cuba and Venezuela, of Posada Carriles—if not Bosch as well—for involvement in the Cubana tragedy 34 years ago today.

There needs to be a response from the “time-for-change” President Obama to revisit the cases of the two Cuban emigres being protected in America and known to be integrally linked with the Cubana tragedy as agents of the CIA.


Filed under Barbados, Cuba, Disaster

48 responses to “What Henry Kissenger and the FBI knew about Cubana Flight 455 Bombing

  1. Straight talk

    Good god, where is Cliverton to quash these nasty revelations against the man GWB wanted to chair the 911 commission.

    Come Friday’s editorial meeting, we hope order will be restored and the recalcitrants brought to heel.

  2. BFP

    Cliverton wrote the piece.

  3. Hants

    “Cliverton wrote the piece.”

    After how many likkers?

  4. Illuminator

    Good information and probably quite shocking to many people. Imagine this man ‘won’ a Noble peace prize , what a travesty and a joke .

    The US has not had any form of ‘moral authority’ for a while as far as I am concerned.

    Overthrowing elected Governments, assassinations , supporting dictators and their most latest endeavor of greatly contributing to tanking the world economy. Luvly stuff really.

    Once upon a time in a fluffy unrealistic time , I thought they could do no wrong . Then I took the Matrix pill of enlightenment …..lol and now there is no turning back .I now see much in a very different light.

  5. akabozik

    Hants, are you doubting the letter to Kissenger?

  6. Crusoe

    Kissinger had the image of a brilliant foreign relations diplomat and strategist.

    Sadly, as Illuminator says, when more reading on the subject is done, it shows that he was indeed brilliant but also appears to be quite ruthless.

    From http://www.wnd.com

    Here is a recent quote from Kissinger ”The president-elect is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously,” Kissinger responded. “You have India, Pakistan; you have the jihadist movement. So he can’t really say there is one problem, that it’s the most important one. But he can give new impetus to American foreign policy partly because the reception of him is so extraordinary around the world. His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It’s a great opportunity, it isn’t just a crisis.”

    Opportunity? Coincidence, or planned?

    Interesting indeed.

    Check Wikipedia for some actions that were brought against Kissinger, reaulting from various government decisions. For example, Operation Condor.

    Maybe in the sphere of foreign diplomacy and engineering’, no one can be clean, but we all strive for a better way, no?

  7. Rumboy

    Well done BFP in bringing the documents to the attention of your readers. Now it will be seen how deceiving that country is and yet some of us still flock to Miami and spend our good dollars. A part of those dollars goes to keeping them murderers free so in essence we in some small way must support their continued evation of justice. Flock on up.

  8. Green Monkey

    Straight talk wrote:
    Good god, where is Cliverton to quash these nasty revelations against the man GWB wanted to chair the 911 commission.

    Straight talk, that would be the same commission that Dick Cheney and his sidekick GW Bush strenuously opposed creating until they were eventually forced into creating it after being publicly shamed into taking action by the widows of some 9/11 victims, AKA the Jersey Girls. It was also the same Jersey Girls who also strenuously objected to the old war criminal and long-time establishment insider Henry K having anything to do with the commission.

    This would be the 9/11 investigatory commission that George Bush only agreed to appear before if he could do it behind closed doors, if no recordings or transcripts were made of his testimony, and he and Dick Cheney could appear to testify together (but not under oath).

    This would be the commission that was allotted 3 million dollars to do its job, while 64 million was spent investigating Bill Clinton’s sexcapades with an intern in the White House and of which one of the two co-chairs, Thomas Kean, afterward said was “set up to fail.”

    Watch the documentary “Press for Truth” about the Jersey Girls:

  9. I agree with you that these terrorists need to be deported to Barbados or maybe Guantanamo.


    This has nothing to do with Iraq. Your article reads like yet another Internet shotgun blast at the US.

    Your site has earned “moral authority” of its own over the months I’ve been paying attention, and you lose it when you overplay your hand.

  10. BFP

    Hello David,

    Respectfully, we’ll have to disagree. On one hand we have the US protecting terrorists who blew up an airliner full of innocent people just off our shores. On the other hand we have the USA invading Iraq because of 1/ weapons of mass destruction, and 2/ a tenuous or non-existent connection between Sadam and 9/11. (I think it’s boiled down to Sadam was a male, and so were the 9/11 terrorists)

    The sanctions against Iraq and final invasion killed only God knows how many hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis. Tons of depleted uranium spent munitions and dust all over the place – so much that US military personnel are still getting sick and claiming for illness caused by uranium dust all these years later. Check it out.

    And how has the invasion of Iraq made life better for the people of Iraq? How has it made the USA more secure?

    What is the “victory” that the USA is seeking in Iraq? What will satisfy the USA that it has “won”?

    Americans shouldn’t be talking to the world about terrorism in Iraq when THEY have killed far more innocent Iraqis than the “terrorists”. Americans shouldn’t be lecturing anyone on “harboring terrorists” when they have been harboring the Cubana terrorists for three decades.

    You should know that I haven’t always thought this way. Up until a few years ago, I was a “America can do no wrong” person.

    Again I ask the USA:

    1/ How has the invasion of Iraq made life better for the people of Iraq?
    2/ How has the invasion of Iraq made the USA more secure?
    3/ What is the “victory” that the USA is seeking in Iraq? What will satisfy the USA that it has “won”?
    4/ When will the USA cease harboring the terrorists who murdered the people of Cubana Flight 455?

  11. Green Monkey

    Famous Henry Kissinger quote:

    “Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” – Henry Kissinger, quoted in “Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POW’s in Vietnam”

    This and more at:

  12. Green Monkey

    CIA files show agency trusted Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles,

    Source: LA Times/AP

    Recently released CIA files from the mid-1960s show Cuban exile and suspected terrorist Luis Posada Carriles informed on violent Miami-based efforts to attack Fidel Castro’s fledgling Cuban government even as he was deeply involved in helping them.

    In the files, the CIA also appeared confident that Posada was a moderate who would not embarrass the agency or the United States.


  13. kiki

    Re: Lockerbie
    trail of the octopus

    Summary :
    like most conspiracy theories
    it was the cia


    So Jah Seh
    Rasta don’t work for no C.I.A.

  14. Duppy Lizard

    It’s so easy for us all to be armchair critics. The truth is that all of mankind is evil, and it’s just a case of who get you first. Meanwhile, we are all living “the good life” and all it’s modern trappings thanks to the U.S.

    Frankly, I prefer what the U.S. has to offer, no system will ever be perfect, and it’s far better than socialism or communism.

  15. King Dyall

    Did anyone hear this one? Henry Kissinger was writing his memoirs late at night and was stuck when it came to finding a synonym for rge word genius. After being stuck for a few minutes he turned to his wife Nancy who was half asleep next to him and asked her to come up with a synonym. Nancy was quite exasperated at being woken from her partial slumber and replied, “Oh Henry!” At that moment Henry responded, “You are so right.” He then inserted his name “Henry” as the synonym for genius. This story was meant to show you the conceit of the man.

  16. Green Monkey

    Meanwhile, we are all living “the good life” and all it’s modern trappings thanks to the U.S.

    You and me might be living “the good life” Duppy Lizard, but there are millions others who are not “living the good life” thanks to the US , e.g 4 million Iraqi refugees displaced after the US invasion and not to mention 100,000 Iraqi dead that aren’t living at all (and God only knows how many others that were maimed and crippled for life) thanks to the long planned but unjustified US invasion of their country.

    However, whether or not you give a damn about Iraqi refugees, it’s also starting to look like this “good life” might start to loose its luster in a shorter time frame than many are expecting.


  17. Illuminator

    I wish to stress that I believe the US to be just a instrument to bring out certain changes in the World , namely ‘The New World Order’ . With a global currency , chipped populations , global taxes , and the whole nine yards. ‘Green Monkey’s’ very informative Eclipptv clip hints at the global currency part for sure.The US’s continuous bad behaviour will appear to make it necessary for this Global control to right all it’s wrongs over the years. However, on checking it will be seen that the same string pullers with the US will continue to be the same string pullers of the Global set-up only with lots more power.

    I think this is where much focus must be . The old ‘ We can take care of you but we are gonna have to take away most of your human rights ‘ card is going to be pushed very strongly now , and we will need Global control to keep you safe and happy.

    Look around you , much of what was described in Orwell’s ‘1984’ is actually happening . We are bombarded with ‘Terror’ and ‘Terrorism’ and ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ and ‘Al-queda’ and ‘The Taliban’ and the necessary erosion of rights and privacy to keep us ‘safe’.

    Amazing and unbelievable but….true .

  18. kiki

    MINISTERS have been accused of making changes
    to laws “by stealth”

  19. kiki

    My favourite law is human rights law
    (which is regularly breached by most governmental policy and legislations)

    Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides a right to respect for one’s “private and family life, his home and his correspondence”, subject to certain restrictions that are “in accordance with law” and “necessary in a democratic society”.

  20. Crusoe

    It is fairly likely, say probable, at this point, that the Barbados dollar will have to be pegged to either a basket of currencies or the Euro, in the near future.

    That said,

    Duppy Lizard,

    The issue is not an indictment on USA per se, but the question of whether Kissinger used his position in unsuitable and ruthless way, even questionably to the point of authorising unacceptable actions.

    While this may seem to be splitting hairs, it is an important one, unless of course one sees Government officials as representative of the citizens themselves, embodying all that is of the country. Now, THAT would be an indictment.

    Further, what makes the USA ‘better’ than a socialist system?

    The tent villages cropping up over various parts, even as we speak?

    Being wheeled out of the A&E, because you have no medical insurance?

    Or being able to work from 6 am to 11 pm and making that much more money, to spend on useless junk?

  21. Avatar Gurl

    Hey! My stuff is NOT useless junk!

    Let me keep my clothes, my food, my shelter, my laptop & my iPod! That’s all!


  22. Crusoe

    Hi AG,

    I understand, those are fine. Not too much else though.

    You sound like a nice girl.

  23. oh come on

    this is the point i was trying to make when all the hubub was going on about the USA against the release of the lockerbie bomber.

    it was such a traversity to them, yet posada roams free in the streets of miami

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  25. slowlearner

    BFP stated
    1/ How has the invasion of Iraq made life better for the people of Iraq?
    2/ How has the invasion of Iraq made the USA more secure?
    3/ What is the “victory” that the USA is seeking in Iraq? What will satisfy the USA that it has “won”?
    4/ When will the USA cease harboring the terrorists who murdered the

    1/ Iraqis are now relatively free to run a blog and criticize their government such as BFP does. Also they don’t get killed by the tens of thousands by their government the way Sadam killed the Kurds from 1988-1991. It will take a long time to build their society but relative freedom will do that hopefully, as it did with Germany and Japan after WW2. Give them some time.
    2/ I think long term the logic was to try and spread democracy to the Middle East, which is governed exclusively by dictators of one fashion or another, in the hope that spreading democracy would make the region more secure, thus making the free world more secure. Will it work as time goes on? I doubt, but that’s just my opinion.
    3/ I agree. Americans(and i do hate to generalize) seem to have this nonsensical infatuation with ‘winning’. Perhaps its more their press that make this a big deal.
    4/ Again i agree. Its politics i believe, much like giving back to Libya the guy that was convicted for the Lockerbie bombing.

    Americans shouldn’t be talking to the world about terrorism in Iraq when THEY have killed far more innocent Iraqis than the “terrorists”

    Generalizing in this respect is not fair. “THEY”, consists of many good Americans no different to good Bajans, Brazilians, Frenchmen, Ghanaian, Iraqis etc.

    You presumably have a beef with the US government. That is different. What is also different is that “Americans” were not killing innocent people on purpose, in war it happens and it sucks, however the AIM of terrorists is to kill innocent people. And yes you will have rouge US(or any other country) elements in any conflict doing bad stuff, but when they are caught they are hopefully court martialled, as some have been. In a democratic society hopefully there is some recourse to the law. In a dictatorship, suck salt.

  26. I am the Chosen of the Chosen. I stand alone as the only mass killer ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I ordered the bombing and killing of more than a million Vietnamese. When I ordered the bombing to stop I was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A Nobel for stopping the bombing which I myself initiated.

    War crimes are for losers
    Only losers commit war crimes
    Ergo losing is a war crime.

    you may get additional chosen comments on my blog at drkissinger.wordpress.com


  27. The original Green Monkey

    Just an FYI, here is a famous quote from Henry Kissinger:

    “Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”

    Quoted by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein in their book, The Final Days, second Touchstone paperback edition (1994) Chapter 14, pp. 194-195

    I myself never had high hopes for Obama as to me it is pretty clear the US president, in spite off all the trappings of power (e.g. having the use of the world’s biggest business jet) that go with holding that office, is very much a figurehead and is only there to tinker around with foreign/domestic policy at the edges. The idea is to maintain an illusion that the USA is governed under democratic principles in which the will of the people hold sway as opposed to living in an oligarchy where the rich and powerful set the policy.

    I read somewhere that someone once suggested (facetiously) that on his first day in office, every new president is ushered into the White House theatre by his staff/handlers to view a short film. It turns out to be a film of the Kennedy assassination shot from the famous grassy knoll. As the lights come up after the showing, someone pipes up and says, “Any questions, Mr. President?”

    That story was told as a macabre joke, but I believe Obama and every president since Kennedy knows that there are severe penalties for crossing the wrong power brokers and upsetting the wrong financial interests, and if he had shown any signs that he would be uncooperative in maintaining the fundamentals of the status quo, he would never have been allowed to run for office, far less assume the presidency.

  28. The original Green Monkey

    Seems to me whether its just waging another war for freedom and democracy or engaging in state sponsored terrorism would depend a lot on whether you are on the giving or receiving end.

    Sergeant Sam Mortimer, U.S., Marines: “We’ll unleash the dogs of hell, we’ll unleash them.They don’t know what’s coming – hell is coming. If they’re civilians in there, they’re in the wrong place at the wrong time”.

    War Crimes in Fallujah, Tony Blair and a “Man with a Mission”

    “The reason governments have secrets is not because the public won’t understand, it’s because the public will.” (A friend.)

    Dr Bill Wilson, knows a bit about duplicity and is not a man to give up, as a glance at his website shows. (1) Dr Wilson is a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) in the Scottish National Party,for the West of Scotland. This week, he lodged a Parliamentary Motion (2) “highlighting the consequences of the US and UK’s use of weapons of mass destruction in Fallujah, in 2004.”

    Speaking after lodging the Motion, Dr Wilson said, “The consequences are ongoing: a survey showed a four-fold increase in all cancers, a 12-fold increase in childhood cancer in under-14s and a 38-fold increase in leukaemia. By contrast, Hiroshima survivors showed a 17-fold increase with regard to the latter. What’s more, because of this cancer crisis, local doctors are advising women not to have children.

    “I have long been convinced that those responsible for the invasion of Iraq should be charged. It seems to me that any reasonable person looking at what happen in Fallujah would conclude that major war crimes have been committed.Tony Blair has to answer for his decisions … women are now being advised not to have children. To turn a blind eye now would surely make us all complicit.”


    The MK77 bombs used, acted like napalm, containing jet fuel and polystyrene, unleashed, the scalding gel sticks to victims. The Iraqi Minister of Health described: “melted bodies” and fires that could not be extinguished with water. He directly accused U.S., troops of using napalm, which the U.S., immediately denied. Referring to the MK77s, military analyst, John Pike commented: “You can call it something other than napalm, but it’s napalm.”

    The Minister, Dr Khalid ash-Shaykli, described large areas of Fallujah where nothing, people, cats, dogs, birds were left alive, alleging that mustard and nerve gasses had been used. InterPress reported people being roasted alive, in unquenchable, jellied fire. Numerous reports during the assault recorded people on fire leaping in to the Euphrates – and continuing to burn. Bodies were found with clothes melted in to the skin – and bodies were found with no injuries at all, giving credence to the accusation of the use of gasses and chemical weapons.

    Further credence is given by the reports that the army brought in water tankers to power blast the streets, was it to wash away bloody crimes, or chemical and other “novel” residues? They are certainly not in the neighbourhood beautification business. Red Crescent staff trying to enter with medical supplies and help were repeatedly turned away.

    A Pentagon spokesman told the BBC that White Phosphorous: ” … was used as an incendiary device.”

    The destruction was staggering, as Dirk Adriaensens has written:

    *7000 houses totally destroyed, or nearly totally destroyed, homes in all districts of Fallujah. – 8400 stores, workshops, clinics, warehouses, etc.. destroyed.

    * 65 mosques and religious sanctuaries have been either totally demolished and leveled to the ground or whose minarets and inner halls have been demolished.

    * 59 kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and technical colleges have been destroyed.

    * 13 government buildings leveled to the ground.

    * Destruction of the two electricity substations, the three water purification plants, the two railroad stations and heavy damages to the sewage and rain drainage subsystems throughout the city.

    * The total destruction of a bridge to the West of the city.

    * The death of 100,000 domestic and wild animals due to chemical and/or gaseous munitions.

    * The burning and destruction of four libraries that housed hundreds perhaps thousands of ancient Islamic manuscripts and books.

    * The targeted destruction (which appears to be intentional) of the historical nearby site at Saqlawia and the castle of Abu al-Abbas al-Safah.(6)

    “It wasn’t a war, it was a massacre”, wrote an unidentified soldier in militaryproject.org

    Since the Pentagon find any body counts except their own, an anathema, the dead will almost certainly never be fully accounted for. The Red Cross/Red Crescent estimated “upwards of six thousand.” Adriaensens also makes clear that Fallujah still appears to be closed by numerous U.S., road blocks to outsiders, even to those in nearby towns, his article questioning if there is still concern that those with chemical or nuclear monitoring equipment might otherwise get in. Countless unanswered questions remain.


  29. Green Monkey

    Sorry the last two postings had my handle altered, but “The original Green Monkey” is me, Green Monkey. I was “monkeying” around with the Name field and didn’t realize that the cache had been changed so that in the name field “The original” was stuck in front of my Green Monkey handle.

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  31. GeorgeThomas


    On October 6, 1976, Cubana Flight 455 was scheduled to fly from Guyana to Havana, Cuba via Trinidad, Barbados, and Kingston. Two time bombs, were planted on the aircraft at Piarco, Trinidad, by agents working for Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch. The bombs exploded in the aircraft’s rear lavatory, nine minutes after takeoff from Barbados, causing the plane to crash into the water. All 48 passengers and 25 crew aboard the plane died: 57 Cubans, 11 Guyanese, and five North Koreans. Among the dead were all 24 members of the 1975 national Cuban Fencing team that had just won all the gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Championship; many were teenagers.

    Documents released by the USA National Security Archive on May 3, 2007 reveal the links the mastermind, American trained terrorist, Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles, had to the 1976 Cubana airline bombing and other terrorist attacks and plots, including a British West Indian Airways office in Barbados and the Guyanese Embassy in Trinidad.

    Remember Bush’s November 21, 2001 words: “If you harbor terrorists, you are terrorists. If you train or arm a terrorist, you are a terrorist. If you feed a terrorist or fund a terrorist, you’re a terrorist, and you will be held accountable.” What Bush didn’t say was “this doesn’t refer to ‘our terrorists.'”

    It is the height of hypocrisy to talk about fighting terrorism while harbouring men who are wanted for or helping to destroy passenger airplanes.

    Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles, was harboured from his 1976 Cubana airline bombing to his recent terrorist attacks and plots.

    And, just as the Bush family has been directly tied to the Bin Laden family, so, too, have they been tied to Posada Carriles. Just as the Bin Ladens were the only planes in American airspace to leave the country after 9/11, so too is Luis Posada Carriles being shuffled through the system to fall out the other side completely free and anonymous.

    “The terrorists Posada Carriles, and Osama bin Laden have become symbols of the US methods of hemispheric domination and its double standard: on the one hand, they declare a global war on terrorism and, on the other, they use it.”

    The entire War on Terror is an evil and fraudulent enterprise. U.S. government officials use terrorism to suit their own ends all the time, and yet, they expect us to believe that their cause to “eradicate international terrorism” is genuine? Ultra right-wing fascists have taken over the government of the United States. How can The People be fooled by such hypocritical monsters?

    Will President Obama extradite Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles, to Venezuela and risk that he will reveal the secrets of four decades of Bush’s involvement in organising a facist international, or will President Obama protect him and stand exposed before the world as another protector of an international terrorist apparatus. The U.S. government knows how many crimes it has committed, hence all the continued secrecy by the Obama administration. Everything in Washington stinks.

    Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles makes a mockery of the United States, and all that the USA claims to stand for. It is time to end the mockery of justice, peace, and order that has existed for too long.


    Why does this terrorist Posada Carriles get such protection?

  32. I told you so

    Now if we believe that the cubana bombing was a job done by the US govt why cant we also beleive that 9/11 was also done by the same people

  33. John

    I told you so

    October 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Now if we believe that the cubana bombing was a job done by the US govt why cant we also beleive that 9/11 was also done by the same people

    Interestingly, both Al Quaeda and the US are in agreement on who was responsible for 911.

    Who am I to question?


  34. I told you so

    We are moving into what is called a “new world order”. They use terrorism to instill fear in the public and from this fear, they pass laws claiming they are protecting the public – Higalean Dialectic, Problem Reaction Solution. These laws take away the natural God given rights of the citizen thus creating a police state; A hitlerian society if you may. All presidents and prime ministers are working toward this “new worlds order”. Yes even or government. They are forced to, through the loans we owe to the IMF and world bank. These two institutions are tools of the NWO to whip 3rd world countries under their wing. The people are burdened with the taxes which are used to repay the loan. The loans are used as leverage over a nation. Why do you think that all nations are in serious debt. Look for a book on line called “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”.

  35. Anonymous

    I of these days the truth will also be known about 911.

  36. Green Monkey

    John wrote:
    Interestingly, both Al Quaeda and the US are in agreement on who was responsible for 911.

    Who am I to question?

    But who or what is Al Quaeda, and who controls the jihadist of “Al Quaeda” (or is it really Al CIAduh) today? Note that the intelligence services of both the USA and Britain have worked cooperatively with the Al Quaeda bogeymen in the recent past and have no problem paying them handsomely for services rendered when it suits their purpose. In 1996 Britain’s MI6 paid an Al Quaeda cell (it is alleged over 100,000 pounds) to assassinate the Libyan leader Gadafi. Wasn’t MI6 concerned that Al Quaeda could use their MI6 payoff to finance terrorist attacks against Britain and the West? Apparently not. Maybe the Al Quaeda cell promised MI6 they were going to put the money in a Swiss bank account and only use it as a nest egg to finance their retirement plan.

    Al Qaeda and the “War on Terrorism”

    by Michel Chossudovsky

    One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to “fabricate an enemy”. The “outside enemy” personified by Osama bin Laden is “threatening America”.

    Pre-emptive war directed against “Islamic terrorists” is required to defend the Homeland. Realities are turned upside down. America is under attack.

    In the wake of 9/11, the creation of this “outside enemy” has served to obfuscate the real economic and strategic objectives behind the war in the Middle East and Central Asia. Waged on the grounds of self-defense, the pre-emptive war is upheld as a “just war” with a humanitarian mandate.

    As anti-war sentiment grows and the political legitimacy the Bush Administration falters, doubts regarding the existence of this illusive “outside enemy” must be dispelled.

    Counter-terrorism and war propaganda are intertwined. The propaganda apparatus feeds disinformation into the news chain. The terror warnings must appear to be “genuine”. The objective is to present the terror groups as “enemies of America.”

    Ironically, Al Qaeda –the “outside enemy of America” as well as the alleged architect of the 9/11 attacks– is a creation of the CIA.

    From the outset of the Soviet-Afghan war in the early 1980s, the US intelligence apparatus has supported the formation of the “Islamic brigades”. Propaganda purports to erase the history of Al Qaeda, drown the truth and “kill the evidence” on how this “outside enemy” was fabricated and transformed into “Enemy Number One”.

    The US intelligence apparatus has created it own terrorist organizations. And at the same time, it creates its own terrorist warnings concerning the terrorist organizations which it has itself created. Meanwhile, a cohesive multibillion dollar counterterrorism program “to go after” these terrorist organizations has been put in place. (My emphasis ./GM)

    More at:

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  39. J. Payne

    Clearly America didn’t have a grouse with Barbados, they let any Barbadians that were on the plane get off in Barbados first.

    It is well known Al Qaeda was trained by the CIA, and then unleashed on the Russians so they could never gain control of Afghanistan. Only problem was, when Al Qaeda had a mental boost from defeating the Russians they turned-upon their sponsors. They begun demanding that the United States stop propping up Israel and the ‘corrupt’ royal families in the Middle East, and to get their bases from around Mecca. (Their holy land.) When the United States refused to leave the region they started to turn thier attention towards attacking America and that’s where things have been ever since. Osama became the group’s natural leader because he was filthy stinking rich. Something like reportedly $21 Billion from his family’s contraction company in Saudi Arabia. The Bin Laden Group, ( http://www.hoovers.com/company/Saudi_Binladin_Group/rfyxcsi-1.html )

    So he had plenty resources for paying the families of people to attack places. But the United States has seized and confiscated much of his money and assets now anyway around the world.

  40. J. Payne

    Well look at Libya… One person’s “terrorists” is another person’s “Freedom Fighter” as were the people fighting Saddam Hussain.

  41. J. Payne

    @I told you so.
    Ofcourse look at all the stealing and bad business practices that brought the world economy to its knees and you mean to say the only “king pins” they could get to send to jail were Sir Allen Stanford and Maddoff? What about Bank of America CEO? What about CEOs of all the other scandals? Worldcom, Enron, Bears Stearns, Fannie and Freddie Mac, etc. Why have no legislation been created to REIGN in the Wall Street credit firms which are the true heart of all this? Do they not realize they were the ones that allowed this chaos to slide out of control? With a raising or lowering of a credit score they can ruin whole economies… They claim Greece is junk, but if Greece switched to a bartering system instead of money I bet they can produce enough to get what they need. The whole World Trade Organisation wants throwing away because I can’t see how that system will work. Barbados produces sugar and yet Barbados must be forced to take MORE sugar from other countries? Barbados used to pay its way by mainly taxing imports, but the rich companies around the world feel that practice keeps them shut out of markets so they want the tax burden lifted off their products and instead placed directly on people via VAT. This is all going to come to a head one day though. The masses are going to start putting in leaders that are ‘half crazy’ (Like Mugabe and Chavez) and they will thumb their noses at the world order and tell those places I don’t care I’m not doing what you say.

    Anyway, the large companies in America refuse to hire workers now so that Obama will lose the next election, the Republicans will have an easier time to get back in, and then they can start raising taxes on he poor and creating more tax loopholes for the rich. Just wait for it. It is coming.

  42. J. Payne

    I wonder though if that Luis Posada Carriles is really dead, or if he just had his identity changed?

  43. mark fenty

    We are well aware of the fact that United States of America continues to play both sizes of the fence in the world affairs. In the interest of national security, America will and continues to do whatever it takes to secure here interest in the world at large. Even if it calls for conspiring with her enemies or friends to achieve her desire objective. Now, America is looked upon as the symbol of the moral standard in the world, but has America always been truthful in her dealings with the rest of the world, certainly not? We obviously can sight many examples of instances where America has fall short of living up to the moral precedent it has set, and that the world has often followed. We all must certainly agree that more often than not, America tries to do what is right in the sight of the world. But, the imperfection in our human nature and our faults and failings at times prevents us, and I`m speaking about the collective human animal from doing that which is morally right. So done be fool by the idea that just because America projects this peachy clean image in terms of her moral conduct, that she can do no wrong.

  44. perplexed

    @ J. Payne 11:41
    Although I generally agree with what you are saying I believe that
    it was the Taliban that was trained by the US and not Al Quaeda

  45. marsdalebear

    “America is looked upon as the symbol of the moral standard in the world,”
    Really? By who?
    A bunch of insular rednecks with fascist leanings.

  46. D Oracle

    America is d best place in d worl’ to go and do shite, earn nuff money and buy it cheap.

  47. Anonymous

    Oh for the days when BFP was a hard hitting blog championing the rights of the Barbadian masses. How do you find the time to pursue articles like this and other recent non-essential events while Rome (Barbados) burns?
    Not even a comment in passing about the turmoil, fear, lack of governance, destruction of tourism, loss of national direction ad nauseam.
    What ails you BFP? Have you lost the will to fight for what is right?

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