Hunted Leftist Terrorist Laughs at FBI from Cuba
Hunted Leftist Terrorist Laughs at FBI from Cuba
May 7, 2013 By Humberto Fontova
This week the FBI announced a $1 million reward for “information leading
to the apprehension” of Joanne Chesimard, also known as “Assata Shakur,”
who they named a “Most Wanted Terrorist.” Chesimard is the first woman
to make the FBI’s list. The New Jersey State Police also want her and
added another $1 million to the pot.
Convicted cop-killer (of a New Jersey State-Trooper) and “domestic
terrorist” Chesimard has been living in Cuba since 1984 as a
Castro-coddled celebrity of sorts. And it’s not like bounty hunters can
operate freely in a Stalinist country. So the $2 million may be symbolic
— as in the U.S. Justice Dept. putting on a game face and saying: “Look
Castro, we’re serious here!”
In the early 1970′s Chesimard belonged to a Black Panther offshoot known
as the Black Liberation Army. “This case is just as important today as
it was when it happened 40 years ago,” said a recent press release from
Mike Rinaldi of the New Jersey State Police. “Chesimard was a member of
the Black Liberation Army, a radical left wing terror group that felt
justified killing law enforcement officers…This group conducted assaults
on police stations and murdered police officers.”
More than a mere member of these domestic terrorists, Chesimard was
described by former assistant FBI director John Miller as “the soul of
the Black Liberation Army.”
In 1973, while wanted for multiple crimes from bank robbery to murder,
Chesimard and two accomplices were pulled over for a tail-light
violation on the New Jersey Turnpike. As the troopers were routinely
questioning them, Chesimard (who was in the passenger seat) and her pals
opened up on the lawmen with semi-auto pistols (no word on whether these
were properly registered).
As trooper Werner Foerster grappled with the driver, Chesimard shot him
twice — then her gun apparently jammed. As Foerster lay on the ground
wounded and helpless, Chesimard grabbed the trooper’s own gun and
blasted two shots into his head, much in the manner of her Cuban idols
Che Guevara and Raul Castro murdering hundreds of their own (always
defenseless) “counter-revolutionary” enemies.
“This crime was always considered an act of domestic terrorism,”
stresses Mike Rinaldi.
Chesimard escaped but was captured in 1977, convicted of murder and
sentenced to life plus 33 years. Then in 1979 she escaped from
prison–with some ultra-professional help, probably by Cuban or
Cuban-trained terrorists. “Two men smuggled into the prison, took guards
hostages and broke her out,” explained John Miller to CBS News.
Chesimard’s 1979 escape from prison was well planned, Rinaldi explained.
“Armed domestic terrorists gained entry into the facility, neutralized
the guards, broke her free, and turned her over to a nearby getaway team.”
“In 1984, they smuggled her to Mexico. Using a network of Cuban
intelligence officers who worked with American radical groups, they got
her into Cuba,” adds Miller.
Since then, according to New Jersey State Police Col. Rick Fuentes,
Chesimard “flaunts her freedom….To this day from her safe haven in Cuba
Chesimard has been given a pulpit (by Castro) to preach and profess,
stirring supporters and groups to mobilize against the United States by
any means necessary. She has been used by the Castro regime to greet
foreign delegations visiting Cuba.”
“Joanne Chesimard is a domestic terrorist,” declared FBI agent Aaron T.
Ford, during a recent news conference. “She absolutely is a threat to
Along with coddling Chesimard, Castro’s fiefdom provides a haven for
over 70 fugitives from U.S. law, including several on the FBI’s most
wanted list. Cuba harbors convicted cop-killers Michael Finney and
Charlie Hill, along with Victor Gerena, responsible for a $7 million
heist of a Wells Fargo truck in Connecticut in 1983, as a member of the
Puerto Rican terrorist group, Los Macheteros. All requests by U.S.
authorities for these criminals’ extradition have been rebuffed, often
cheekily by Fidel Castro himself: “They want to portray her as a
terrorist, something that was an injustice, a brutality, an infamous
lie!” Castro answered a U.S. request for Chesimard on May 3, 2005.
By the way, just this week Raul Castro’s daughter (Fidel’s niece, Che’s
god-daughter) Mariela Castro was granted a U.S. visa to attend the
“Equality Forum’s annual conference on civil rights for lesbians, gays,
bisexual and transgender people.” In brief, this apparatchik of a
Stalinist regime and of the same “State Sponsor of Terrorism” that fetes
U.S. cop-killers — indeed that helps them escape from U.S. jails — will
headline a sort of gay rights-palooza in Philadelphia were she’ll be
honored with an award for her tireless contributions on behalf of Human
In brief, an outfit (Equality Forum) dedicated to crimimalizing
“anti-gay bullying” (in the U.S.) and ferociously dedicated to
prosecuting such “bullies” to the fullest extent of (U.S.) law and
sending them to jails cells (in the U.S.) — this same outfit is honoring
a high-ranking apparatchik of the only regime in the history of the
Western Hemisphere to herd thousands of men and boys at Soviet gun-point
into forced labor camps for the crime of fluttering their eyelashes,
flapping their hands and talking with a lisp.
“Work Will Make Men Out of You” read the sign at the Cuban prison-camp’s
gate, right over the barbed wire and next to the machine gunners posted
on the watchtowers. The initials for these camps were UMAP, not GULAG,
but the conditions were quite similar.
And we wonder why Fidel, Raul and their guest Joanne Chesimard are all
laughing heartily from Havana.