RICHARD GRASSL, Pasco
The case of the Cuban Five is an example of David vs. Goliath that some day will be studied in all U.S. law schools as the least ingenuous way to conduct international relations between two civilized nations.
In South Florida, many individuals and groups that benefit from the corruption instituted by an undeclared war against Cuba were shocked by the audacity of five brave Cuban men to enter a sanctuary of criminals, mercenaries, professional politicians and shady businessmen.
Their trial was held in a hostile environment to guarantee a guilty verdict. Details about the U.S. government's complicity with intelligence agents trained in political subversion and military intervention and about the bombing of a commercial Cubana Airlines jet in full flight with 73 innocent passengers aboard in 1976 would be an embarrassment if aired in public.
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The only way to protect terrorists is to turn a blind eye to injustice and the denial of a fair and impartial trial. Their action to monitor activities of the same terrorists who enjoyed immunity from prosecution was a threat to the status quo in a community indoctrinated by hatred and revenge.
The silence of the U.S. media about this espionage case can be understood in the light of one undeniable reality -- the innocence of the Cuban Five.
Justice delayed is justice denied. Is 14 years in jail for fighting terrorism not enough?