Socialist Appeal- http://www.socialistappeal.org --------------------------------------------
Cuban Right-Wing Terrorist Group"F-4 Commandos" Training Venezuelan
Paramilitaries in the Miami Area
*By Cort Greene*
George Bush, who declared a "War against Terrorism", and has needlessly
taken the world to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, has conveniently
forgotten to look in his brother's own backyard in fighting it. Recently
in Jeb Bush's Florida, Cuban paramilitary leader Rodolfo Frometa of the
right-wing terrorist group"F-4 Commandos" openly admitted helping and
training Venezuela paramilitaries associated with Luis Garcia Morales, a
former National Guard captain who fled Venezuela after fomenting a
military coup against the government of President Chavez. The Miami area
has been a hotbed for terrorist groups for decades - the largest CIA
center outside the Washington D.C. area is at the University of Miami.
Many members of the Death Squads from the Wars in Central and South
America of the 60s,70s and 80s now reside in Miami. Also, two former
members of the Venezuelan National Guard, wanted for terrorist attacks
on the Spanish embassy in Caracas are currently being held at the Krome
Detention Center - but efforts to extradite them for prosecution in
Venezuela and / or Spain are being stalled by the US government. It's
clear that for the US imperialists, "terrorists" aren't so bad when
At last weekend's Anti-Chavez rally in Miami, where less than 200
demonstrators attended, leaflets were handed out with a picture of
Frometa and Morales dressed in military clothing and brandishing guns,
along with a statement calling on Venezuelans to rise in insurrection
and encouraging them to wage a war against President Chavez if the
opposition fails to oust him by a recall referendum. Rodolfo Frometa,
who is well-known as a terrorist to the United States government, having
been imprisoned for 3 years for illegal weapons purchases, said: "Our
camps are open to any Venezuelan who understands that there can be no
dealings with Communists". In a speech at the rally, fugitive CTV boss
Carlos Ortega called for the assassination of Chavez and subversion
against the Venezuelan government.
Since both Republican George W. Bush and Democrat John Kerry are vying
for the Cuban right-wing community support in the upcoming election for
President, they are trying to out-do one another to garner their votes.
Bush has turned a blind eye to the homegrown terrorism of the "F-4
Commandos" in Miami, and covertly funds groups trying to undermine the
Bolivarian Revolutionary process in Venezuela. The Democrats' Jimmy
Carter demands that the recall referendum process continue even if fraud
has been committed; and John Kerry who also concurred with Carter, has
unscrupulously attacked President Chavez; calling him a dictator,
ranting about how President Chavez will turn Venezuela into a
Cuban-style government and comparing him to Cuba's Fidel Castro. These
are nothing but red scare tactics and code words designed to whip up
mass support for a counter-revolution both here and abroad.
Need we remind John Kerry and his supporters that at the very least
President Chavez has been democratically elected; the Bolivarian
Revolution has been affirmed by the people of Venezuela on 7 different
occasions; and that he has mass support for himself and his social
programs. That's more than can be said of George Bush, whose election is
still in question; has less popular support than Chavez; has broken
treaty after treaty; fought illegal predatory wars; turned back 70 years
of progressive legislation for workers and the poor; and whose economic
policies have only been to the benefit of the capitalist class, bringing
disaster and misery for everyone else.
Those who say the upcoming US Presidential elections are nothing but a
choice between Cancer and the Plague, and that neither party offers a
way out of the worldwide economic crisis or a meaningful shift in policy
for the masses of Venezuela or anywhere else are indeed right.
crystal clear that the so-called "war on terror" is really a war on
working people at home and abroad. Now more than ever, solidarity action
with the Bolivarian Revolution and a strengthening of the process toward
socialism is necessary to safeguard it.
No to US intervention in Venezuela!
Defend the Venezuelan revolution!
Forward to Socialism!
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