Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Posada Detained

U.S. Immigration has detained suspected Cuban terrorist Luis Posada Carriles. No decision has been made on whether the U.S. will extradite Posada to Venezuela to stand trial for the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976. According to the AP, "The department did not say what it planned to do with Posada, who is wanted by Venezuela and Cuba. But it said that generally, the U.S. government does not return people to Cuba or to countries acting on Cuba's behalf. The department said it has 48 hours to determine his immigration status."

There has to be some arrangement where the U.S. government can save face and still ensure Posada is tried for his crimes. Or it could simply do what's right, and extradite him to Venezuela.