Mr. Barack Obama
President of the United States of America
On October 5, 2010, on the eve of the thirty fourth anniversary of the assassination of our loved ones, the Committee of Relatives of the Victims of the Cuban Airliner Blown-up off Barbados sent you a latter calling for your government to convict Luis Posada Carriles for being a terrorist.
Unfortunately, there was no official response to that letter, and the credible terrorist threat against the people of Cuba is now back in force after the judgment of acquittal ruled by a court at El Paso, Texas, in favor of Posada Carriles.
The judicial farce that acquitted a confessed assassin and active terrorist reveals the unjust nature of the imprisonment sentences that are being served by five Cuban antiterrorists in US prisons.
We shall not cease in our efforts to demand that the government of the United States should honor all international treaties and UN resolutions against terrorism it has subscribed.
Mr. Barack Obama, we insist that if the United States is not willing to prosecute Luis Posada Carriles for being the terrorist that he in fact is, then it should acquiesce in his extradition to Venezuela, a country with the right to prosecute him in his condition as fugitive.
On October 29, 2010, on the occasion of your special appearance to warn the US people against a credible terrorist threat, you asked the people of your country to be confident and reiterated that you will never cease “to confront violent extremism in all its forms.”
Mr. Obama, will all due respect, we tell you that that confidence is not to be asked for; it is to be earned. And you have not been worthy of the confidence of those who hope to see an end to the scourge of terrorism.
We demand justice!
Committee of Relatives of the Victims of the Cuban Airliner Blown-up off Barbados