The list of Mexican-Americans decorated for valor by the U.S. Navy is long and glorious. The list of Navy Gold-Star mothers of Mexican heritage is equally long and glorious. It’s bad enough to ignore these heroes and heroines when rummaging for a “Hispanic” name for a U.S. Navy ship. It’s even worse to name the ship after the co-founder of an organization that defends the murder of a decorated Hispanic Navy vet and lobbies for the convicted murderer’s release on behalf of a State-Sponsor-of-Terrorism that craved to nuke the U.S. To wit:
Dolores Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez and still serves as its “Vice President emeritus.” Nowadays she busies herself as an (unregistered) agent of the Castro regime lobbying for the release of a Castroite terrorist serving two life terms after conviction by U.S. juries on espionage and conspiracy to commit murder. In the parlance of the Castro regime and their agents (on the payroll and off) this terrorist and his accomplices are known as “The Cuban Five.” Here’s Cesar Chavez’s soul-sister reading Castro’s script about them.
Now here’s some background on “The Cuban Five” you won’t get either from Ms Huerta or from her soul-sisters and brothers in the MSM:
On September 14, 1998, the FBI uncovered a Castro spy ring in Miami and arrested 10 of them. Five were convicted by U.S. juries (from which Cuban-Americans were scrupulously excluded) of espionage and of conspiracy to commit murder (of a decorated U.S. Marine.) One of the terrorists serves two life sentences and the convictions of all five were upheld by an appeals court. According to the FBI’s affidavit, the 26 charges against the convicted Castro-terrorists championed by the soul-sister of a Navy ship’s namesake include:
•Gathering intelligence against the Boca Chica Air-Naval Station in Key West, the McDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Homestead, Fla. (which includes the U.S. Navy’s 4th Fleet.)
•Compiling the names, home addresses and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command’s top officers, along with those of hundreds of Naval officers stationed at Boca Chica Naval station.
•Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command.
•Sending letter bombs to Cuban-Americans.
•Spying on McDill Air Force Base, the U.S. armed forces’ worldwide headquarters for fighting “low-intensity” conflicts.
•Locating entry points into Florida for smuggling explosives.
Huerta’s poster-boys also infiltrated the Cuban-exile group Brothers to the Rescue who flew unarmed planes to rescue Cuban rafters in the Florida straits, also known as “the cemetery without crosses.” The estimates of the number of Cubans dying horribly of thirst, exposure, drowning and shark attacks in the “cemetery without crosses” run from 20,000-60,000.