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Sheehan With Widow Of FALN Terrorist

As we all know, professional peacenik Mother Sheehan is all for murder and mayhem for a good cause.

And a good cause for her is anything or anyone who is against the United States.

In this photo released by Venezuela's Miraflores Press, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez embraces visiting U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan, left, whose son was killed in Iraq, and Elma Beatriz Rosado, the widow of slain Puerto Rican nationalist Filiberto Ojeda Rios during his national broadcast 'Hello President' in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006. All three joined in condemning the government of U.S. President George W. Bush.

Who is this hero, Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, you might ask?

Well, he's the leader of a terrorist organization, of course.

Don't just take our word for it. Even the left-leaning Wikipedia sayeth so:

Filiberto Ojeda Ríos

Filiberto Ojeda Ríos (April 26, 1933 – September 23, 2005) was the "Responsible General" of the Boricua Popular Army, or Ejército Popular Boricua – Los Macheteros, a clandestine paramilitary, organization, considered by United States law enforcement agencies to be a terrorist organization, based on the island of Puerto Rico, with branches throughout the United States and other countries. Los Macheteros is an ultra-minority political group that campaigns, supports, and promotes the independence of Puerto Rico through violent means from what they characterize as an oppressive U.S. colonial rule they claim has lasted 107 years.

Ojeda Ríos was wanted as a fugitive by the FBI for his role in the 1983 Wells Fargo depot robbery in West Hartford, Connecticut, as well as a bail bond default in September 1990.

After years of hiding, Ojeda Ríos was killed on September 23, 2005 when members of the FBI surrounded his clandestine house in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico.

Biography

Ojeda Ríos was born April 26, 1933 in Naguabo, Puerto Rico. An amateur musician, he played trumpet and guitar.

In 1961, he moved his family from Puerto Rico to Cuba and was recruited into the General Intelligence Directorate, the Cuban intelligence service. A year later he returned to Puerto Rico, allegedly to spy on the United States military.

In 1967 he founded and led the very first of Puerto Rico’s new militant political groups, the Armed Revolutionary Independence Movement (MIRA). The organization was disbanded by police in the early 1970s and Ríos was arrested.

He subsequently skipped bail and moved to New York, organizing the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN) with former MIRA members as a membership base.

In 1976, Ojeda Ríos renamed the FALN to the Boricua Popular Army —or Ejército Popular Boricua in Spanish—also known as Los Macheteros (”The Machete Wielders”).

Los Macheteros killed a Puerto Rican policeman, shot 15 unarmed US Navy personnel in two attacks (killing 3 and wounding 12), and bombed several US government facilities.

Charges against himm

1. Act of Domestic Terrorism
2. Aggravated Robbery (1985)
3. Aggravated Robbery of Federally Insured Bank Funds (1985)
4. Armed Robbery (1985)
5. Bond Default (1990)
6. Conspiracy to Interfere With Commerce By Robbery (1985)
7. Foreign And Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Money (1985)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Sunday, January 29th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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