The Chicago Tribune reports that Obama has commuted the sentence of Oscar Lopez Rivera, which might not mean much to most people. When you learn about who this man is and what he did, it’s downright infuriating that Obama let this scumbag out of jail.
Rivera was a member of Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (FALN), a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that sought to liberate Puerto Rico by attacking the US. These assholes were responsible for 100 bombings that killed 6 people in the 1970’s. Rivera was a bomb maker and instructor for the group.
In 1977 Lopez was arrested after his apartment was found stocked with TNT and other bomb making materials. According to the court records, Rivera was…
…personally involved in bombing and incendiary attacks across the country for at least five years…has been a prime recruiter for members of the underground terrorist group, and has been a key trainer in bombing, sabotage and other techniques of guerilla warfare. He has set up a series of safehouses and bomb factories across the country, the searches of which have uncovered literally hundreds of pounds of dynamite and other forms of high explosive, blasting caps, timing devices, huge caches of weapons and stockpiles of ammunition, silencers, sawed-off shotguns, disguises, stolen and altered identity documents, and the proceeds of the armed robberies of locations such as a National Guard Armory, Chicago’s Carter-Mondale Re-Election headquarters, radio and communications companies, as well as a variety of stolen vehicles.Rivera confessed to everything he was charged with, but claimed the US had no right to prosecute him. He was tried and convicted of seditious conspiracy, use of force to commit robbery, interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition to aid in the commission of a felony, and interstate transportation of stolen vehicles. He was given a 55-year sentence in federal prison.
in 1988 Rivera was convicted of trying to escape by plotting with supporters to blow his way out of prison. He was given an addition 15 years.
There is no getting around it, Oscar Lopez Rivera is a terrorist who caused chaos and carnage. Unlike other leftist heroes, he doesn’t even try to pretend he is innocent. He has admitted to everything he did and is...
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