Alberto de la Cruz:
An Act of Terror: The murder of four innocent pilots by Cuba’s regime
It was an act of terror; there is no other way to describe it. The premeditated shoot down of four innocent American pilots flying over international waters on a humanitarian mission by Cuban MiGs was an intentional act of terror. On direct orders from dictators Fidel and Raul Castro, there were no warning shots and no attempts to avoid an international incident. This had nothing to do with the defense and everything to do with terror. On February 24, 1996, the Cuban military scrambled fighter jets with the singular mission of sending a message to the world by shooting down two civilian airplanes and murdering four innocent civilians.