Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Comissiong: Stop “Victimizing” Cuba

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PRESIDENT OF THE Clement Payne Movement David Comissiong is appealing to the American public to influence its Government to stop “victimizing” Cuba.
During the 37th annual remembrance service for the Cubana incident at the monument in Payne’s Bay, St James, the chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party, said the same people who stopped their Government from waging war on Syria also had the power to stop Cuba’s “victimization”.
“I want to make an appeal to the American people who just a few weeks ago were able to stop their president from bombing Syria; the ordinary American people who signalled to their president and to their congress that they did not support that.
“I would like to say to them that the Cuban people and nation are victims of the some of the most horrendous forms of terrorism over the past 50 years and this is wrong; what your Government has been doing is wrong.
“Just as they were capable of stopping the war march of their president and congress, I am appealing to them to also take the initiative to undo the injustices done against nation and the people of Cuba. That would be the ultimate justice and tribute to the 73 totally innocent and blameless souls who lost their lives in that terrorist incident here in Barbados,” he said.
The Cubana incident claimed the lives of 48 passengers and 25 crew members when two bombs were detonated on a Douglas DC-8 aircraft, Cubana Flight 455, which was en route to Cuba. The plane was off the West Coast of Barbados when it exploded. Among the dead were 57 Cubans, 11 Guyanese and five North Koreans. (CA)

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