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Luis Posada Carriles is a mass murderer with quite a bit more innocent blood on his hands than your average member of Al Qaeda, but he's not in prison, he's a free man in Miami, one of the many rightwing Cuban terrorists who are beloved by the US gov
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David Rovics
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Ten Thousand Miles Away
Fri Sep 18, 2009
Acoustic : Folk
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Luis Posada Carriles is a mass murderer with quite a bit more innocent blood
on his hands than your average member of Al Qaeda, but he's not in prison,
he's a free man in Miami, one of the many rightwing Cuban terrorists who are
beloved by the US government. Meanwhile the men known as the Cuban 5 and
people like Ana Belen Montes are spending most or all of the rest of their
lives in prison for nothing more than trying to defend Cuban sovereignty.
Lyrics
Luis Posada lived in Havana
There amongst the gentry
With the doctors and lawyers and mafia bosses
He thought it was his country
When the revolution came he left
Just ninety miles away
Then he signed up for a course
At the SOA

Luis Posada left Fort Benning
A lieutenant working for the CIA
A long career of death and murder
Began on that day
He planted bombs in Cuban cafes
To strike fear within the hearts
Of the Cuban people
And he directed every part
And now he is a free man in Miami

Luis Posada hired hitmen
To plant bombs inside a plane
Seventy-three people
Died in a blood-red rain
He ran guns and drugs for the Contras
And there he trained a terror cell
To wreak havoc on their homeland
And of course to kill Fidel
And now he is a free man in Miami

Luis Posada went to prison
He was caught with thirty pounds
Of C4 explosives
He was gonna bring a building down
He could have killed two thousand
That night in Panama
But Bush said hand him over
We want him in Florida
And now he is a free man in Miami

Luis Posada is a free man
Not so the Cuban Five
Who agreed to leave their homeland
To allow it to survive
Undercover in south Florida
They were the eyes and ears
For fighting terrorism
They’re serving twenty years
While Posada is a free man in Miami