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From: Mike Johnson [email]
Usually, I find myself in agreement with VDARE's Brenda Walker, but I can't share her indignation over Gonzalo Guevara Cerritos, the "Death Squad Janitor"
As an American interested in preserving what's left of America, I really don't care how many Jesuits Cerritos whacked in El Salvador. They were probably leftist "liberation theology" types anyway, and some people need killing. In any case, according to La Times, "In 1993, he [Cerritos] received a pardon as part of a general amnesty that was granted after the country's 12-year civil war."
So Cerritos wasn't deported because he's a fugitive war criminal. And he wasn't deported simply because he's an illegal alien. He was deported because he's unpopular among other aliens from El Salvador, who might or might not be here legally.
That's the real news in this story: Uncle Sugar deports only unpopular aliens.
That's what raises my hackles.
Mike Johnson is a software engineer in Houston, Texas.
James Fulford writes: You may have a point there. When the janitor in question was fighting against the communists in El Salvador, he was fighting, after all, on the same side as the United States.
Back then, any anti-Communist government or movement was always called "US Backed" in the mainstream media, but no Communist government or movement was ever called "Russian-Backed." People who want to see what that was about should read Watching the School of the Americas Watch—The War in Central America Continues, by Paul Mulshine, Heterodoxy, February 1998.