An anti-Castro Cuban militant was accused Wednesday in a federal indictment of lying about his involvement in a series of 1997 bombings that targeted tourist spots in Cuba.
Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA operative and U.S. Army soldier, was indicted on 11 counts, including perjury and obstruction of a federal proceeding.
Among other things, Posada has boasted about bombing a Cuban hotel and almost certainly was responsible for blowing up a Cuban airliner. He also had powerful allies and friends in high places.
Justice departments going back to the Reagan administration were soft on Posada, looking the other way while he waged his violent vendetta against Castro, oblivious to collateral damage, protected by Florida’s powerful Cuban Americans and their White House friends.
But not any more. He’s now 81 and may well die in prison. At least I hope so.