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Cubans hail removal from US list of state terrorism sponsors
Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2015 12:05 PM EDT | Michael Weißenstein and Anne-Marie Garcia

Posted on 04/15/2015 9:11:08 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike hailed the island’s removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult to national pride and clears the way to swiftly restore diplomatic relations.

“The Cuban government recognizes the president of the United States’ just decision to take Cuba off a list in which it should never have been included,” Josefina Vidal, Cuba’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs, said Tuesday night. […]

In a message to Congress, Obama said Tuesday that Cuba’s government “has not provided any support for international terrorism” over the last six months and has given “assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.” […]

Cuba was put on the list in 1982 because of what the U.S. said were its efforts “to promote armed revolution by organizations that used terrorism.” That included support for leftist guerrilla groups including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the Basque separatist movement ETA in Spain. Cuba also sheltered black and Puerto Rican militants who carried out attacks in the United States. Among those was Joanne Chesimard, who was granted asylum by Fidel Castro after she escaped from a U.S. prison where she was serving a sentence for killing a New Jersey state trooper in 1973. …

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TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: castro; cuba; joannechesimard; obama; rop; terrorism; treason
“Assurances,” ain’t that groovy.
1 posted on 04/15/2015 9:11:08 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Raul Castro at work.

2 posted on 04/15/2015 9:16:09 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai

Meanwhile, Cubans run the police and security in Venezuela.

3 posted on 04/15/2015 9:16:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("If he were working for the other side, what would he be doing differently ?")
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To: Olog-hai
Cuba’s government “has not provided any support for international terrorism” over the last six months

And I havent driven my car for the last six months but that doesn't mean it aint dirty or doesn't run.

4 posted on 04/15/2015 9:58:01 AM PDT by capydick ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.")
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To: Olog-hai

So it took the State Department a week to review Cuba and approve removal from the State Terrorism Sponsor list, but took over 5 years reviewing the Keystone pipeline.

5 posted on 04/15/2015 9:58:56 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Hey, hey, GayKKK. Who you gonna lynch today?)
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To: Olog-hai

Let’s celebrate with a few executions.

6 posted on 04/15/2015 10:07:16 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Cicero


According to Claire Sterling, the foremost American scholar in terrorism, Castro’s terror network was the cradle of international terrorism. “All the world’s emerging terrorist bands in the 1970s were indebted to the Cubans and their Russian patrons for that honeycomb of training camps around Havana. None could have started without rudimentary training, and those who didn’t train in Cuba were trained by other who did it.” (The Terror Network by Claire Sterling.)



October 1962 - the Missiles Crisis - Fidel Castro and Che Guevara pressured Nikita Khrushchev to nuke New York and Washington.

On Nov. 17, 1962, J Edgar Hoover’s FBI cracked a terrorist plot by Castro-Cuban agents that targeted –not only Macy’s—but also Gimbel’s, Bloomindales and Manhattan’s Grand Central Station with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT. The holocaust was set to go off the following week, the day after Thanksgiving.

A little perspective: the March 2004 Madrid subway blasts, all 10 of the explosions that killed and maimed almost 2000 people, used a grand total of 100 kilos of TNT. Castro and Che’s agents planned to set off five times that explosive power in the three biggest department stores on earth — and on the year’s biggest shopping day, for good measure.
Thousands of New Yorkers— probably mostly women and children given the date— were to be incinerated and entombed.


In a packed auditorium on May 9, 2001 at Tehran University, hundreds of students, faculty, and administrators Fidel Castro addressed the throng with these words:

“You destroyed the strongest gendarme of the region not with guns, but with your thoughts — and the people of the region should thank you for that,” Castro said. “Today, there is a king in the world a thousand times stronger than the shah you overthrew, and that is the imperialist king living next to my homeland. However, this imperialist king will finally fall, just as your king was overthrown.”

Birds of a feather flock together

According to Obama, terrorists are the pro-life activists; but, he will never call terrorist if they are Marxist or Islamic terrorists. Obama’s State Department do not consider Boko Haram a terrorist organization even though it keeps slaughtering thousands of Christians in the name of Islam.

Obama’s meteoric political career started in the home of domestic Marxist terrorists, the Ayers/Dorhn founders of the terrorist Weatherman underground that terrorized the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Since his early childhood Obama’s life was tied to American haters and radical communists, his rush to rescue the Cuban Stalinist regime is the culmination of his love affair with communist terrorists.


April 2015 – Obama is in the way to give Carte Blanche to terrorist Iran to produce nuke bombs while forcing the American taxpayers to become the sugar daddy of the bankrupt Cuban bloody terrorist tyranny.

7 posted on 04/15/2015 11:22:42 AM PDT by Dqban22
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