Will the Real Terrorists Please Stand Up
February 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up chronicles half a century of hostile U.S.-Cuba relations. By telling the story of the case of The Cuban Five, intelligence agents sent to penetrate Cuban exile terrorist groups in Miami and now serving long prison sentences, the film highlights decades of assassinations and sabotage at first backed by Washington, then ignored by the very government that launched a “war against terrorism.”
Director Saul Landau landed interviews with the leading anti-Castro terrorists, now in their 80s, who recount their deeds often with the blessing of the CIA as well as interviews with Cuban state security officials explaining why they sent the five agents to infiltrate the violent Miami exile groups. Featuring Danny Glover and 84-year old Fidel Castro, the film raises and tries to answer the question: What did Cuba do to deserve such hostile treatment? Key events are traced including the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis as well as the numerous assassination attempts on Castro’s life. Discussion following the film. Light refreshments served. Organized by the Syracuse Peace Council.
Free to the Public