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A little bit of international law...

Posted by: Farinata ( L'inferno ) on November 30, 1999 at 19:07:41:

In Reply to: Yeah, in this market all roads are yellow brick roads. Everybody is clicking their heels. Ahhh, capitalism.... posted by Frenchy on November 30, 1999 at 10:56:09:

: PS, If Castro had come to Seattle for the WTO, would he have been arrested for ordering the shootdown of those two private cessenas a couple of years ago? Remember?

He didn't come. Obviously, he isn't that stupid.

: A couple of Mig's shot down two civilian cessenas. Boy, real Cuban aces!! LOL!

It's hardly surprising;on May the 6th 1971 the US-supported Cuban exiles used bioweapons in Cuba which resulted in an epidemic of swine fever and the destruction of 500,000 pigs.

The Cessnas only appeared to be dropping propoganda leaflets, but the Cuban authorities weren't going to take any risks, so they warned them repeatedly to back off and shot them down when they didn't.

The Cessnas were not only acting in violation of Cuban law, they were acting in direct violation of international law and US law; the Cubans were legally well within their rights to shoot down the intruders; and any US court that tried to arrest Castro for that would have to break US and international law to do so.


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