As millions of us shuffle shoeless through airport security lines, few remember that the age of civilian airline terrorism began 31 years ago, on October 6, 1976, when two bombs exploded aboard a civilian passenger plane, killing all 73 people aboard. Cubana Airlines Flight 455 had just taken off from
Posada escaped while awaiting trial and continued his career of terrorism that began when he came to the
In 2005, he entered
Jane Franklin is the author of Cuba and the United States: A Chronological History (Ocean Press).