Oscar Lopez Rivera is free

| May 18, 2017 | 51 Comments

Puerto Rican terrorist 74-year-old Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of FALN (Fuerza Armadas de Liberacion Nacional, Spanish for Armed Forces of National Liberation) was also a recipient of a presidential commutation of the remainder of his sentence from President Obama. Lopez-Rivera had been sentenced to 70 years in prison and he served about half of that before he was on the street with an unusually large band of supporters. Among those supporters was New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito who has spent years trying to win his freedom from the charges that he had attempted to overthrow the US government and that his organization had set off more than a hundred bombs, mostly in the New York City area. From the New York Post;

“It’s really sickening,” said former NYPD Detective Anthony “Tony” Senft, 70, who lost an eye while trying to defuse a bomb planted by FALN — or Armed Forces of National Liberation — at the Brooklyn federal courthouse in 1982.

“They’re making him a folk hero, and he’s a terrorist. They’re making this guy like Robin Hood.”

FALN has claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings in the Big Apple and other US cities in the 1970s and early 1980s.

The militant group’s attacks killed six people and wounded at least 130 others.

Lopez-Rivera will be honored at this year’s Puerto Rico Day Parade;

Parade organizers said in a statement, “Oscar’s involvement does not endorse the story that led to his arrest or any form of violence. Rather it is the recognition of a man and the struggle of a nation for its sovereignty.”

Every so often, Puerto Rico has a referendum vote to poll the residents as to whether or not they want to remain a territory of the United States and most want to stay with that favored status. So, I don’t know what exactly Lopez-Rivera was battling, other than the popular opinion of his countrymen.

So, this terrorist will be free to amble around the streets of New York with his former terrorist pals.

Thanks, Obama.

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  1. Dapandico says:

    Upon release he will return home to CHICAGO.

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    Perhaps he can hook up with Bradley Manning.
    Common goals and they just might hit it off.
    A union blessed and arranged by “the one”.

  3. IDC SARC says:

    Now watch…mandatory classes on this hero in America’s schools in 3…2…1.

  4. Penfold says:

    Goya, you know the largest purveyor of Latino food in the country, withdrew its support for this parade because this POS is being honored.

    • Carlton G. Long says:

      Good on Goya; I’m glad to know that common sense still prevails in some circles.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      So no luncharse por el pendejo?

      Good. The FALN declared itself a bunch of terrorists long ago. It’s a shame Clinton decided to pardon some of them. They were responsible for 120 bomb attacks that killed 5 people and injured a lot of others. They were just a bunch of lame-brained latter day Marxist-Leninist pendejo puta putos who wanted to turn Puerto Rico into a communist enclave.

      Lopez-Rivera puede chingarse y morir.

  5. Jon The Mechanic says:

    I am expecting our rezident Liberal to come in and remind us of the quote about one man’s terrorist being another man’s freedom fighter.

    This gy can go suck a dick though. His fellow countrymen do not want freedom from the US, they are happy being part of US. Maybe we should send him to a Communist paradise like North Korea or Venezuela since he hates the US so much.

  6. AW1Ed says:

    More of the SCoaMF’s legacy.

  7. OWB says:

    Not sure there is any such thing as a “former terrorist.” Once a terrorist, can one really drop the title?

  8. HMC Ret says:

    Maybe President Trump can invite him to a Beer Summit. No, wait, that was the other President, the one who was/is a waste of space.

  9. Eden says:

    Here’s more on what this terrorist and his ilk did in the 70s:

    https://status451.com/2017/01/20/days-of-rage/

    • 26Limabeans says:

      I remember these people.
      Some of them are in power in our government
      but most are in power in our education system. They did not disappear after the end of the Vietnam war and that is why I remember them so clearly.
      Millenials: You should wake the fuck up.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I remember those idiots. Dorn should have served a much longer sentence for what she did. In 1981 in Nyack, NY, the Weather Underground, Bill Ayers’ terrorist group, which included Dorn, executed an armored-car robbery which left two police officers—Officer Waverly Brown, Nyack’s first black police officer, and Sergeant Ed O’Grady—mortally wounded. The Brinks armored-car driver, Peter Paige, was also shot to death by the Weathermen with automatic weapons. His partner, Joe Trombino, was wounded in the gun battle.

  10. 2banana says:

    He killed six innocent people and the left hails him as a hero…

    But Trump talked about grabbing some pussy…

    • Commissar says:

      He was never indicted of murder, never charged with murder, and never convicted of murder.

      There is literally NO evidence he killed someone.

      He is also not the President of the US nor was he running for the Presidency.

      • SFC D says:

        Charles Manson “literally” didn’t kill anyone either.

      • Hondo says:

        Neither was Trump when he made those statements. They were made in 2005.

        When analyzed for semantic content, that famous statement is nothing but common knowledge. To wit: (1) some men with money/fame/power try to use their wealth/fame/power to take advantage of women, and (2) some women willingly let them do so.

        The fact that Trump was a rich horndog was common knowledge long before 2005. So was JFK. BJ Willie and Kissinger were horndogs who capitalized on their political positions to get laid. Hell, even Eisenhower is reputed to have carried on with his stunningly-beautiful RAF driver during World War II.

        My point: being a horndog is not a disqualifying character trait regarding holding high public office. Disqualify all such individuals, male or female, and you’re removing a huge amount of talent from the prospective pool from which we select our leadership.

        If you didn’t know all of the above well before the media sensationalized that crude statement by Trump beyond reality, you’re naive as hell. And if you did, you’re a damned hypocrite.

        • Commissar says:

          I didn’t say anything about Trump so your response if misdirected.

          His grabbing pussy is just one of the countless reasons he is a shitbag. But I am more concerned with the Shit he is doing as president.

        • Commissar says:

          By the way, you botched constantly about Obama’s Travel expenses but not a peep about the fact that Trump is on track to spend 8 times as much.

          Well-balanced least 8 times as much per month in office. There is no way in hell Trump does two terms.

        • Commissar says:

          I did discuss the presidency and running for president. I forgot I did. I originally was going to ignore the Trump statement but looking at my post it appears I did address it.

          So I retract my comment about your comment being misdirected.

          That being said walking up to women and grabbing their pussy without condent is not merely being a horndog, it literally makes you someone that commuted a criminal sexual assault.

          Does that make you unfit to be president? Yes, but it does not mean idiots won’t elect you anyway.

          Trump is a shirty person with a personality disorder and temperament that makes him a terrible president. He is only in office because the dems ran someone who don’t ed not give a flying Fuck about the American people and Trump was at least willing to pretend he did.

          • Ex-PH2 says:

            So you think Trump is worse than Bill Clinton getting a blow job from Monica Lewinsky while he was on the phone with the Secretary of State?
            Her graphic description of what she did was recorded in transcripts. And this is LESS BAD than locker room talk?

            Just what kind of double standard DO you operate under, LARS TAYLOR?

            • Hondo says:

              If some of BJ Willie’s accusers are truthful, he’s done far worse than anything Trump has either admitted to or been accused of doing. Ditto if his frequent rides on the private jet termed the “Lolita Express” after ditching his Secret Service protective detail imply what they seem to imply.

              I have no issue with Willie getting a little “side action” with another consenting adult. That’s between him, his wife, and God; it’s not my concern.

              I do have an issue with his apparent use of taxpayer resources to facilitate such dalliances. I have an even bigger issue with his perjury concerning the subject.

              And if what is implied by his sans-protective-detail rides on the “Lolita Express” actually happened – or if the accusations of forced sex are accurate – well, that’s worthy of jail time.

          • Hondo says:

            I’m reasonably certain that Trump is indeed a “shirty person”. Most wealthy individuals have a rather large wardrobe; I’d guess Trump is no different in that respect.

            Would you care to discuss your credentials regarding the diagnosis of personality disorders? Do you have a degree in either psychology or psychiatry? Or was that claim simply yet another of your rectally-extracted “pronouncements from On High”?

  11. Is the FALN the same group that attempted to assassinate President Truman?

  12. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    IMHO it’s a pity he didn’t end up being a “Wile E. Coyote Bomber” and blow himself up without hurting anyone else.

  13. OldManchu says:

    Walk in front of bus please you dirty turd.

  14. Hondo says:

    Screw this terrorist a-hole. And while I don’t condone criminal acts, I would shed zero tears should this traitorous bastard end up the victim of a “random act of street violence”.

  15. CPT11A says:

    Can I cast a vote for Puerto Rico’s independence? That place is a third world shithole. If it became a state, it’d make Mississippi look like Monaco. Let them deal with their financial insolvency on their own.

  16. SFC D says:

    I firmly believe he should be allowed to return to Puerto Rico. He’s got to swim from New York, though.

  17. NavyEODguy says:

    “……a nation struggling to maintain its sovereignty”

    Yeah, right! As long as PR citizenry gets all the bennies of US citizenship, that referendum vote will always be a big NAY. PR, just like the great democratic run cities on the mainland, is defunct. They cannot afford to cut the purse strings.

    Phuk’m! Phuk’m all!

  18. Commissar says:

    I am not defending this guy. He was a leader in an organization that killed citizens to accomplish a political objective.

    As far as I am concerned using the tactic of targeting civilians to accomplish a political objective it is the MOST ACCURATE definition of a TERRORIST.

    So he was a terrorist.

    And I despise the tactic of targeting innocent civilians to achieve a political goal. Though I have a much more limited view of what a civilian is because like many of you I served in wars where the enemy wore civilian clothes and many directly helped them kill Americans without ever picking up a weapon themselves.

    But FALN killed ACTUALLY innocent civilians.

    However, he was never charged with or convicted of murder. The organization he was part of killed people but there is no evidence he ever did.

    He served more than 30 years. Which is actually less than most murderers get.

    He was offered clemency in 1999 but refused because he refused to renounce violence.

    So he did another 18 years.

    I kind of respect his integrity and commitment.

    He is essentially a nationalist. Something most of us are. And if the circumstances were different I think some of us could imagine being part of a nationalist resistance to what we perceive to be a foreign invader.

    I am not saying he is not a criminal, nor am I saying he is not a terrorist.

    He is both.

    I just kind of get why some people don’t hate him.

    In the same way Martin McGuiness was regarded as a hero to some and a terrorist to others.

    • Commissar says:

      Just to be clear; I do not consider him a hero.

      I think targeting innocent civilians means you never get to be called a hero.

      • 2/17 Air Cav says:

        “I think targeting innocent civilians means you never get to be called a hero.” Did you omit for political ends on purpose this time or does that blanket statement embrace military ends as well?

        • Commissar says:

          If you target innocent civilians for military ends you are not a fucking hero either.

          • Hondo says:

            Apparently you are unfamiliar with the concepts of military necessity, distinction, and proportionality. As well as unfamiliar with the fact that international law concerning war considers civilian deaths during war justified, provided that (a) the military need required the force used, and (b) the civilian casualties were not “clearly excessive” when considered against the military need.

  19. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “I kind of respect his integrity and commitment.” You worked very hard to defray any accusation that you support what he did, but then you got to that money line. You apparently do not know the definition of integrity, but that’s okay. As for his willingness not to take an out offered to him because it required that he eschew or denounce violence, he was quite willing to kill in order to escape prison and got himself 15 years for conspiring to do just that. So, does this mean you will or will not be marching with him in the upcoming NYC parade?

    • Commissar says:

      I do not like or support the guy. I think he was a terrorist.

      And you still have not apologized to Chief Clark. An Amazon review, written by a guy who was never there, is not a source that Chief Clark was lying. Especially when the reviewer defended the Captain but never accused Chief Clark of lying.

      You disparaged the Chief with zero evidence and you still have not retracted it.

  20. FuzeVT says:

    Maybe since the Dems played out the Bill Ayers card, this can be the new terrorist in whose living room their NEXT presidential nominee can get his (or her) start.

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