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Black Panther Dies In Havana
Monday, November 20, 2006 By: Juan Paxety
A good example of the bad people protected by fidel
Newspapers around the country, such as the Los Angeles Times, are printing a gushing story lamenting the death of a criminal. William Lee Brent, a career criminal turned Black Panther turned communist revolutionary died of bronchial pneumonia November 4th in Havana. That's right - Havana. He hijacked an airplane to get there in 1969.
Yassir Arafat is often credited with inventing airplane hijacking, but fidel was promoting it at least a decade before anyone had ever heard of Arafat. Arafat's world famous plane hijackings didn't occur until 1970.
Here's an example of the pablum being dished out by the mainstream media about Brent, who attended his first Black Panther Party rally in 1968.
From that day forward, Brent viewed himself as a foot soldier in a war against racial and economic oppression. In the Black Panther Party, to which he pledged allegiance, he rose to the rank of captain and served as bodyguard for prominent party member Eldridge Cleaver. The Panthers offered a free breakfast program for children, protected the elderly from street crime and demanded fair treatment of African Americans and others.
The irony of Brent's life was that he was deeply committed to a cause many viewed as just, yet engaged in acts that many also considered criminal. Brent was with other party members in 1969 when he robbed a gas station and then shot and wounded two police officers. After his arrest and release on bail, he stepped onto a Boeing 707 in Oakland, pulled out a .38-caliber revolver and ordered pilots to take him to Cuba.
Robbery, shooting two police officers and aircraft hijacking are only "considered criminal" by the LA Times.
Brent gave an interview 10-years ago, and showed that he was still a revolutionary.
"I considered myself a foot soldier out there with the troops, where I could make a contribution to the black liberation movement," he told a New York Times reporter in 1996. "I was at war, as strange as that may sound to some people now, with an enemy, which was the United States government, and the skyjacking was a continuation of that struggle."
A foot soldier who, rather than conduct himself in a manner that would protect the elderly from street crime and promote fair treatment (many Black Panthers did that) this guy participates in street crime himself, then endangers the lives of many more people to run away to Cuba. Some contribution to the black liberation movement. Instead, he simply went on to be a shill for fidel. Many of the so-called black revolutionaries of the 60s and 70s were created, promoted and financed by fidel and his friends, the Soviets. This man is a good example of the bad people supported by the billionaire bearded bastard of Havana.