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Betrayal: Clinton, Castro & the Cuban Five

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On February 24, 1996, three Brothers to the Rescue aircraft took off from South Florida on a search and rescue mission meant to save the lives of Cuban balseros - yet their mission would end in death, with two planes shot down by Cuban MiG fighters. Four aviators were lost - Carlos Costa, Mario de la Pena, Armando Alejandre and Pablo Morales. Their murders were perpetuated ...more
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Muhammad Syed
Apr 23, 2014 Muhammad Syed rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All Americans
An in depth literature on the tragic loss of lives. The blame could be jointly shared by Cuba as well as US government and authorities.

Whether the mistake was honest, deliberate or concocted as a conspiracy I feel sad for the families of the victims. Furthermore what really infuriated me most that in spite of knowing all the facts US government let it happen and took no action when the third plane was chased.

The dual standards of oppressing aggression aimed at USA is unearthed by this book whic
Tracey Eaton
I liked this book.The authors based much of their reporting on court documents and government memos, and that adds credibility to their story.
"Betrayal" gives detailed and in-depth perspective on the Feb. 24, 1996, shoot-down. The authors slam the Clinton Administration for failing to take action when Cuban MiGs were launched in the Florida Straits to pursue civilian aircraft flown by members of Brothers to the Rescue, a Cuban exile organization.
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