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    Luis Posada Carriles, Who Waged Quest to Oust Castro, Dies at 90

    May 23, 2018

    Luis Posada Carriles, the anti-Castro militant and former C.I.A. operative who made headlines for decades for his failed attempts to topple the Cuban dictator, died on Wednesday in Miramar, Fla., He was 90.

    The cause was fluid in his lungs and complications of a stroke he had in 2015, his daughter, Janet Arguello, said.

    Mr. Posada spent nearly 60 years on a quixotic and often bloody mission to bring down Fidel Castro by any means possible. He was accused of using bombs and bullets in a crusade that took the lives of innocents but never did manage to snare that Cuban leader, who died at 90 in 2016.

    Mr. Posada hopped from country to country, finding refuge in jungles, arming rebels, surviving stints in prison and living on the run off the largess of Cuban exile supporters, then dying a free man at a home for aging military veterans.

    “My old tired heart has made enough rounds,” Mr. Posada said in a jailhouse interview with The Miami Herald in Panama in 2003. “I’m going to eat my steak, drink my wine and struggle for my country. That will be my life’s end.”

    But others saw it differently.

    “He was an international terrorist of the first order,” said Peter Kornbluh, the director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive, who spent decades collecting declassified documents on Mr. Posada’s ventures.

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    Something you will never here about an opponent of Xi or Putin. (dying of natural causes at 90)

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    ^Unlike opponents of other big guys (please no names here), we do not know neither about their life nor about their death... (only some conspirators keep some listings...)

    And some opponents of big guys will rotten in prison, some get shot on their way to prison, after they had successfully finished their task...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Something you will never here about an opponent of Xi or Putin. (dying of natural causes at 90)
    Some of them resurrect from a sure death...
    (perhaps they might live up to 90, only we will not know where and under what name...)

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