Sudden order for Posada to stand trial

Barely three days after the vice president of Panama confirmed that his country is to apply for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles, the Court of Appeals in New Orleans, which has broken records in its slowness in considering the case, has suddenly ordered that the terrorist be tried in El Paso on charges of immigration fraud.

According to the El Paso Times daily, a three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that Posada should be brought to trial on charges of lying to the federal authorities in his attempt to gain U.S. citizenship.

The decision constitutes a new episode of dilatory measures directed at providing a false justification for the Bush administration to save the CIA agent who, for more than 40 years, has devoted himself to dirty operations for that agency.