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From the Editor's Desk...
04/21/00


"The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch whose flame is imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep ancient lands your storied pomp!" cries she with silent lips.

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

 

I thought I'd leave in the MUG-SHOT of Janet Waco Reno....  (A current version of the Nazi, Ilse Koch?) Why? Read on McDuff!  This past week the scheming that went on in Washington D.C. was so easily observed and seen through that I am writing about it today.  Janet Reno will be solely remembered in US History for her brutal inhuman manner in which she conducted her administration of the DOJ.  She seems to know only one mode of operation; BRUTE FORCE!

First; Did you catch the blathering by the so-called "Super Professional Pediatrician, who by the way, is on the DOJ payroll as an advisor...  where this goof comes forward proclaiming that; "In his professional opinion little Elian Gonzales is being done irreparable harm by his relatives in Miami and should be removed forthwith"???  Folks, this goof Doctor is hack for the DOJ!! The DOJ needs a viable excuse to go into the Miami Gonzales homes forcibly and TAKE Elian away.  Yes-Sir! This action will do the little boy all sorts of good and leave him endeared to the USA!  This goofball pediatrician is a dangerous SOB almost as bad as Josef Mengele another "world class" doctor.  Doesn't mankind learn anything from his abhorrent behavioral past?  I guess not.  Reno and her trolls are not fooling anyone.  Especially those with any common sense.  That entire episode with the pediatrician was staged to influence the Federal Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

Second, Now comes Reno after having been handed a defeat and slap down by the three Judge panel... she has stated that... while the Courts said Elian must stay in the USA, it did not state or make reference as to where he must stay.  So..... Janet WACO Reno had decided to snatch the little boy using whatever means necessary and make a grandiose gesture by giving him to his natural father.  Who by the way... has been accused by his neighbors, in Cuba, of being a wife and child beater. Yep!  Another goofball DC attorney plays right into the devil's hands...

Make no mistake about this, Reno will deliver up the little boy by force to Mr. Machismo himself.... Castro Flunky #1. Has anyone noticed... the "Father" didn't come forward until Castro's wacky government decided to use the incident as a cudgel against the US Government?  This guy no more cares about little Elian than a Himalayan Yak would!

The Reno/Clinton shtick reeks of lousy, running scared, politics and a current administration too jelly backed to stand up for what is right and proper.  Namely; the rights of the little boy, Elian Gonzales. 

Clinton may think he's doing the right thing for both the Democratic Party, Gore's Election Campaign and his outgoing "FUBAR" Administration .. truth is and should be told.. how can a deviate President who uses Cigars for play toys with an intern and an Attorney General who has never married or been the slightest bit inclined to do so be expected to really understand the human elements of family bonding, responsibility and true decency by doing the right thing?

All Reno knows is a strict abiding by and adhering to the law as it is written and unfortunately, as interpreted by Janet WACO Reno.

Third, Little Elian Gonzales should be permitted to ask for political asylum on his own without the influences of the DOJ, his estranged father or his relatives in Miami.  I believe this little guy, Elian Gonzales has the right to do so.  A right paid for with his mother's life which was given in a struggle by his mother to get him to the USA.  That right is paid for many times over.  Elian deserves much better than what is being dealt to him now.

I dread the possible headlines and six o'clock news.... "Reno's "Butcher Boys" assault Miami Home killing three attempting to "rescue" Elian Gonzales from his relatives."  Can you just see this headline and realize now how well Reno & Co. will have played into Castro's hands in his life's work of proving what "Beasts the Americanos are".....  It amazes me how that bearded wonder down south of us... can put Washington D.C. "On the Run!"

One can only wonder if; when its all over... the local and Fed Agents involved in Miami will proclaim they were only doing their job, what they were told to do.  The USA and its Allies Hung people by the neck until dead at Nuremberg claiming such an excuse was no excuse for not doing the right thing when faced with "orders" to do things harmful, ("We were ONLY following orders"), to others.

Political Football gets very painful for the football.  In this case Elian and his families, both here and in Cuba, are indeed the football.


A Horrid, Pawl of Shame for
OPPRESSIVE, INHUMAN ACTIONS is upon...

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND

Janet BRUTE FORCE Reno & THE NAZI-LIKE Actions of the INS!

BULLETIN!U.S. Snatches Elian From Relatives in Predawn Swoop

U.S. Snatches Elian From Relatives in Predawn Swoop
April 22, 2000 7:02 am EST

By Margarita Martin-Hidalgo

MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. agents stormed the home of Cuban shipwreck survivor Elian Gonzalez on Saturday and snatched him from his Miami relatives, moving in the predawn hours to end a bitter international custody battle. A Justice Department spokesman said the 6-year-old boy was being taken to a reunion with his father, who has been in the Washington, D.C., area waiting for him. Immigration and Naturalization Service agents charged into the home of the Miami relatives who have refused to return the boy to his father and took the boy away in a white van, setting off chaos in the streets outside the house where Cuban American protesters have been keeping vigil.

Tear gas was released outside the home but it was not immediately clear who used it, witnesses said.

"They took this kid like a hostage in the nighttime," said Donato Dalrymple, one of the two fishermen who rescued the boy from the Atlantic Ocean last November, who was at the house when the raid took place.

The U.S. agents took the boy at about 5:15 a.m. EDT, using surprise and the cover of darkness to end a long and bitter standoff between the boy's Miami relatives, who have said the motherless child should not have to grow up under communism in Cuba, and the U.S. government, which has insisted he should be reunited with his father. The U.S. Justice Department issued a brief statement early Saturday saying the boy had been safely removed from the home and was on his way to a reunion with his father. It was unclear where the reunion would take place.

Both stances are, in STReport's position, full of BS politics.  The real and genuine position is the freedom and direction afforded Elian Gonzales. Our Country, The United States of America, sold that kid short beyond all margins of imagination! 

Elian has been living in the Little Havana home of his great-uncle Lazaro Gonzalez since last November when he survived the sinking of a migrant smuggling boat in which his mother and 10 others died.

U.S. authorities tried late Friday to broker a last-minute deal for the Miami relatives to turn over the boy peacefully to his father, Cuban tourism worker Juan Miguel Gonzalez, who traveled to the United States more than two weeks ago to reclaim his son. Cuban Americans who have kept vigil outside the home threw chairs and other objects at the van carrying Elian away and wept openly in the streets. The crowd swelled to several hundred people moments after the boy was taken away as residents of the tense Little Havana neighborhood poured into the streets.

WSVN television in Miami reported that the relatives put the boy in a closet as agents stormed the home.

The boy cried out, "What's happening?" as he was taken away, the television station said.

Protests Erupt in Miami After Elian Snatch
"The whole world is watching,"
one weeping protester said.

U.S. authorities spent weeks trying to arrange a peaceful transfer of Elian from his great-uncle Lazaro Gonzalez to his father but were thwarted at every turn. This week, a U.S. appeals court ruled that Elian would have to stay in the United States pending the outcome of an appeal filed by the Miami relatives to a Miami federal court decision backing a U.S. government decision to return the boy to his father.

Late Thursday, President Clinton said the ruling removed the last remaining objection to the reunion of father and son. But the Miami relatives still insisted the boy would not be handed over without conditions. But the nighttime seizure stunned Cuban Americans who demonstrated for weeks outside the home, vowing they would not allow U.S. agents to take the boy.

"They said they were going to do this in a sensitive way. What does this do to this little boy? What have they done to this boy?" said Dalrymple. "He lost his mother, and now this."


The "BEAST of Washington DC" blames the Miami Relatives!
Resign... RENO; RESIGN!


Reno Says Relatives Forced Elian Seizure
April 22, 2000 9:02 am EST

This is the untouched-up version of the beast picture. Please, look at Elian's expression of fear...

Miami shocked at Elian seizure

Federal agents at the Miami home of Lazaro Gonzalez retrieve Elian Gonzalez from the arms of one of the fisherman who rescued him Nov. 25, 1999 (AP). HEROS?? Nah... just plain old Nazi-like BEASTS!

This is NOT what the USA is all about. It should've been left up to the
Florida Family Court System.

Maria Elena Quesada, who was at the home, said Elian was screaming "Help me! Help me! Don't take me away!" in Spanish.

INS

A female government Agent takes Elian Gonzalez from his Miami relatives' home early AM on Saturday

Donato Dalrymple is held back by government officials after the raid.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno said on Saturday she tried until the last moment to find a peaceful way to reunite Elian Gonzalez and his father but said Miami relatives thwarted her at every turn. "At every step of the way, the Miami relatives kept moving the goal posts and raising hurdles," Reno said at a news conference hours after armed agents stormed the Little Havana home and whisked six-year-old Elian away. She said negotiations with Cuban-American intermediaries throughout the night on Friday had failed, and that there was no other way to reunite Elian and his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez. In response to questions, she defended the overwhelming force used to seize the boy, which was dramatized by a photo of a combat-equipped officer holding an automatic weapon that appeared to be aimed in the direction of a man holding Elian in the Miami home.

"When law enforcement goes into a situation like that, it must be prepared for the unexpected," Reno said.  (Just Like Waco, Texas?) ...No Respect for Taxpayers!

As she spoke, Elian's father was being escorted in a police motorcade to nearby Andrews Air Force base to be reunited with his son.

"That's what this case was all about, the bond between a father and his son," Reno said.

She said she had talked with President Clinton twice yesterday and again on Saturday after the predawn operation was completed shortly after 5:00 a.m. EDT.

 

 

Editor Note:
Today...

Will, in History, be remembered as an UGLY Day when this US Government under Bill Clinton and Janet Reno embarrassed the United States of America.  They trashed the Principles upon which this Nation was founded.

The BRUTE FORCE used in Miami to remove Elian from his relative's care is a monstrous atrocity no less vicious than those perpetrated by the Nazi Third Reich upon its citizens.

The use of DEADLY FORCE was totally unnecessary and uncalled for.

The damage now done to that little boy's psychological and physical health is directly the responsibility of the diabolical actions of Reno & Clinton.

I am so thoroughly ashamed of my Country's actions....

God help us all.

Elian Gonzalez Reunited With Dad

By CALVIN WOODWARD= Associated Press Writer

Seized in darkness, the little castaway adrift for five months in an international custody dispute was placed in his father's arms Saturday after federal agents used battering rams and pepper spray to hustle him from Miami and the relatives fighting to block his return to communist Cuba.

"We're taking you to see your papa," an agent told a terrified Elian Gonzalez, ending the protracted standoff in three frantic minutes with a raid that sparked protests through Miami and debate over the Clinton administration's use of force. Crying with fright, the 6-year-old Cuban boy was taken before dawn and flown to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, where he was in seclusion with his father, stepmother and baby half-brother. Though in his father's custody, Elian's fate still remains unsettled. The courts will ultimately rule on whether the boy should remain in the United States.

Unrest spread through Miami's Little Havana neighborhood as protesters spilled into the streets, lighting street fires and struggling with police carrying batons and shields. Arrests were reported. "What's happening?" Elian boy yelled in Spanish as riot-clad agents armed with automatic weapons burst into the Miami relatives' home, finding him in a closet in the arms of the same fisherman who had rescued him from the sea on Thanksgiving Day _ and now had to hand him over. Hours later, the boy whose mother drowned fleeing Cuba was getting reacquainted with his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez. Elian smiled as he posed for a picture with his father, and was seen in another photo playing with 6-month-old Hianny. Elian wore a Batman T-shirt.

"He seemed to be very happy to be back with his father," said Gregory Craig, Juan Miguel Gonzalez's lawyer. "It is amazing how quickly that bond re-established itself. It was almost instantaneous." There was no independent corroboration of the lawyer's account of the reunion. In Havana, Cubans rejoiced. In an official statement read over state radio stations, the government urged Cubans to "maintain calm and avoid public displays."

After the months-long tug of war and failed all-night negotiations, it took officers only minutes to retrieve the boy from the relatives who cared for him since his rescue _ and defied all previous efforts to have him released to his father and returned to Cuba. The boy who had so often turned an impish face to the world looked terror-stricken in pictures taken by an Associated Press photographer who captured the raid inside the house on film.

"Elian is safe and no one was seriously hurt," Attorney General Janet Reno said afterward. She said the relatives' intransigence left her no choice but to order the use of force. Marisleysis Gonzalez, the 21-year-old cousin who had cared for the boy like a mother, wailed and wept through the morning and shouted her disdain for the government. "To have a 6-year-old crying, 'Don't take me, don't take me' ... This is not America," she yelled as hundreds of Cuban-Americans poured into the streets to protest what they saw as Washington's betrayal and what they feared would be Cuban President Fidel Castro's propaganda victory. She and her father, Lazaro Gonzalez, who had temporary custody of Elian, later left for Washington to try to see Elian and his father.

As protests mounted in Miami, police fired tear gas into one crowd, stationed two gray buses with bars on the windows in the center of Little Havana and began handcuffing demonstrators. The few protesters who put up a struggle were beaten down by police and arrested. At 5 a.m., more than 20 agents in white vans arrived at the house of Lazaro Gonzalez, the boy's great-uncle, and used rams to get through the home's chain-link fence and front door.

Maria Elena Quesada, who was at the home, said Elian was screaming "Help me! Help me! Don't take me away!" in Spanish. "Assassins," shouted supporters who had been keeping constant vigil outside. Rushed into a van as officials fired clouds of pepper spray to keep the crowds back, Elian was soothed by an immigration agent who told him he was being taken to "papa."

"This may seem very scary," she told him, according to Doris Meissner, commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. "It will soon be better." On the government plane, where he was described as subdued and calm, he was given Play-Doh, a toy airplane, a map and a watch. He talked to his father by telephone, and was accompanied by a psychiatrist.

Juan Miguel Gonzalez, who had been staying at a Cuban diplomat's home outside of Washington since he left Havana more than two weeks ago with a personal send-off from Castro, was told about the raid as soon as his son was away from the scene. The decision to act was made by Reno, President Clinton said during a brief question and answer session in the White House Rose Garden.

"She managed this, but I fully support what she did," he said. Reno said she tried to reach a negotiated solution until the final moments but the relatives "kept moving the goal post and raising the hurdles." The relatives said they were still negotiating and had been put on hold on the telephone by a mediator when the agents arrived.

"We're angry and disgusted," said Kendall Coffey, a lawyer for the relatives. Reno said the boy would stay in the United States pending further court action over the question of asylum, as the federal appeals court ruled _ a statement confirmed by Gonzalez's lawyer. "Juan Gonzalez has made a commitment to remain in the United States during this appeal, and he will live up to that commitment," Craig said.

A State Department official said the reunited family would stay at the secured air base for a few days and then go to an undisclosed location in the Washington area. Cautious in his statements about the standoff up to now, George W. Bush, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, sharply criticized the raid and said the dispute should have been settled in Florida family court.

"The chilling picture of a little boy being removed from his home at gunpoint defies the values of America and is not an image a freedom-loving nation wants to show the world," Bush said. Reno defended sending armed agents to the house, saying officials had been "told on occasion that people would have weapons to prevent it from happening."

She did not say whether any weapons were found. She also said the agent photographed confronting Donato Dalrymple in the closet with Elian had his gun "pointed to the side" and his "finger was not on the trigger." AP photographs showed the agent with his trigger finger extended alongside the trigger, but not gripping it.

The gun was pointed slightly off to the side of the huddling man and boy. Ramon Saul Sanchez, leader of the anti-Castro Democracy Movement, was bleeding from one ear after the raid. He said he was knocked out by an agent using a rifle as a club. "They were animals," said Jess Garcia, a bystander. "They gassed women and children to take a defenseless child out of here.

We were assaulted with no provocation."

"This is terrible," said Cristina Valdes, 67, who was among dozens of people banging on a parked van to vent their anger. "I'm ashamed to be an American. Clinton is a coward, coward, coward." The government and Juan Miguel Gonzalez insisted that any deal contain an immediate transfer of custody of Elian to him, but the Miami relatives refused.

The deal that had been under discussion called for Juan Miguel Gonzalez and Elian, Lazaro and Marisleysis to move to one of two foundation-owned conference centers near Washington, with formal custody being transferred immediately to the father, a Justice Department official said. The two sides couldn't agree on the custody issue or how long they might live together pending the end of the court battle.

The Miami relatives lost a U.S. District Court battle to get a political asylum hearing for Elian. An appeals court has ordered Elian to stay in this country until it decides that case, but did not bar Reno from switching custody. A hearing is set for May 11.

EDITOR'S NOTE _ AP writers Alex Veiga, Terry Spencer and Millie Cherfils in Miami, Michael J. Sniffen in Washington and Pauline Jelinek at Andrews Air Force Base contributed to this report. ___= On the Net: Immigration and Naturalization Service: http://www.ins.usdoj.gov  Miami relatives: http://libertyforelian.org

 

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