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  • Where’s Russia’s Collusion with Trump? Here's Cuba’s Collusion with Clinton

    03/25/2017 2:47:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Think Trump would boast about Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet performing at one of his “get out the vote” campaign rallies? Think the mainstream media might trumpet such an event as the Holy Grail, Golden Fleece and Smoking Gun of that ever-elusive “Russian collusion” with his campaign?Think Comey’s FBI might “look into it?” Especially in view of the following: “The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that...
  • CNN’s Alan Dershowitz Parrots Castroite Lies

    03/18/2017 5:41:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! You people would like him! Most people in Cuba like him.” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.)Within weeks, CNN was granted its coveted Havana Bureau, the first-ever granted by Castro to a foreign network. Bureau chief Lucia Newman (now with Al Jazeera) assured viewers, “CNN will be given total freedom to do what we want and to work without censorship.” Hard-hitting stories immediately followed. The Media Research Center reported how soon after Castro’s bestowment of a coveted Cuban “news” (i.e. propaganda) bureau, CNN...
  • From Water Cannons To Cancellations: U.S. Airlines Cut Back Flights To Cuba

    03/14/2017 5:29:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    WLRN ^ | March 13, 2017 | Tim Padgett
    Last summer the first U.S. commercial flights to Cuba in more than half a century took off to jubilant fanfare - and landed to cheers and water cannon salutes. U.S. airlines were giddy about resuming commercial flights to the communist island. Maybe too giddy. On Monday, the Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways said it will drop its 22 weekly flights to Cuba next month. Frontier Airlines said it will cease its Miami-to-Havana service in June. Both companies cited weak demand and excess capacity.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. dine in Dallas

    03/11/2017 2:34:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | March 11, 2017 | Hannah Davis
    DALLAS -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. will headline the Reagan Day Dinner hosted by the Dallas County Republican's Party Saturday evening. The event will take place at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas and includes a meet and greet with Republican leaders and dinner. Attendees have to purchase tickets starting at $150 and going up to $25,000. This is the second meeting between the Trump family and Ted Cruz in recent weeks. Senator Cruz and his wife recently had dinner with President Trump, tweeting a photo of the Cruz family's children with the President afterwards.
  • Cuba’s Raul Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall and trade policy

    03/05/2017 8:27:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 5, 2017 | Marc Frank
    Cuban President Raul Castro harshly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration, trade and other policies on Sunday as Trump reviews a fragile detente with Communist-run Cuba begun by his predecessor Barack Obama. In his first critical remarks directed at Trump since he took office, Castro termed his trade policies "egotistical" and his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border "irrational." Castro's speech to a summit of leftist leaders in Venezuela was broadcast by state-run television on Sunday evening.
  • The Forgotten Treachery of Obama’s State Department

    02/25/2017 12:20:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    We all know about the Obama administration's lies and treachery regarding Benghazi. But how many of you know about the Obama administration's lies and treachery against the American families of the Americans ambushed and murdered on the orders of Raul Castro?.......Thought so...Well, please read on:You see, amigos: This week 21 years ago three U.S. citizens and one legal U.S. resident who belonged to a humanitarian volunteer organization known as “Brothers to the Rescue” were busy at their volunteer humanitarian jobs when Raul Castro (then head of Cuba’s military) gave orders for his air force to ambush and murder them. Raul Castro...
  • Airlines Forced to Cut Trips to Cuba Because Americans Don’t Want to Go

    02/21/2017 8:52:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 20, 2017 | Frances Martel
    President Barack Obama’s concessions to Cuba opened the way for U.S. airlines to do business with the communist dictatorship. After announcing frequent flights to the island over a year ago, however, many major airlines have found the demand they expected from U.S. tourists simply is not there.
  • In Cuba, Police Rely on Prostitution Bribes for a Living Wage

    02/12/2017 8:26:48 PM PST · by Bogle · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 February 2017 | Frances Martel
    The Communist Party of Cuba has long promoted itself as a champion of Marxist puritanism, condemning social deviants to concentration camps and heavily censoring music and film. Naturally, the government denies the pervasiveness of sexual tourism on the island.
  • White House Preparing Exec Order To Stuff ISIS Detainees In Guantanamo Bay

    02/09/2017 7:59:39 AM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/8/17 | Jonah Bennett
    The White House is finishing an executive order that would instruct the Pentagon to send Islamic State detainees to Guantanamo Bay. The Obama administration notably refused to send ISIS fighters captured in the fight to the detention facility, but for President Donald Trump, it’s imperative to take high-level radical Islamic terrorists out of the fight, The New York Times reports. For some, the order could function as a de facto tripwire because it could allow federal judges to rule on whether the war against ISIS is actually legal, since Congress has declined to offer any explicit authorization. Instead, the Obama...
  • Irwin Corey, comic who styled himself the World’s Foremost Authority, dies at 102

    02/07/2017 6:41:57 AM PST · by Borges · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/7/2017 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Irwin Corey, the comic maestro who endeared himself to generations of audiences as the World’s Foremost Authority, whose nonsensical monologues aped blowhard pundits, pompous academics and other know-it-alls, died Feb. 6 at his home in Manhattan. He was 102. His son, painter, songwriter, singer and comedian Richard Corey, quipped that his father died “peacefully, at home, surrounded by his son.” Under the moniker Professor Corey, the self-described rebel comedian spent eight decades perfecting a mock-intellectual routine laced with malapropisms and non sequiturs.
  • “KILL CHRISTIANS”: THE REAL REFUGEE PROTEST AGENDA (Really Want Obama's Christian Ban Continued)

    02/06/2017 6:48:09 AM PST · by xzins · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | February 3, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The President of the United States announced that refugees fleeing persecution by a totalitarian regime would be deported. It did not matter that they had risked their lives to come here. They would be sent back. No leftist lawyers crammed airports. No protesters chanted at terminals. No celebrities offered sanctimonious lectures about “who we are”. No one dared to call the lying thug behind it un-American. Because his last name was Obama and the refugees were Cubans fleeing socialism. Their arrival irritated the leftists gleefully going on tours of Havana while worrying that capitalism would ruin all the poverty, misery...
  • Flashback: Obama Stranded Legal Cuban Travelers in Airports on Last Week in Office

    02/03/2017 6:04:49 PM PST · by HarleyD · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 30 Jan 2017 | FRANCES MARTEL
    As the radical left organizes obstructions of airport terminals to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order enacting new security measures for travelers visiting from turbulent countries, few appear equally outraged that his predecessor, Barack Obama, issued a similar directive specifically targeting Cubans. During his last week in office, President Obama repealed a long-standing executive order known as “Wet Foot/Dry Foot,” which allowed all Cubans legally touching U.S. soil to stay here illegally. The objective of the executive order was to give sanctuary to Cubans risking their lives on makeshift vessels trying to sail to the United States and escape the...
  • FLYNN: When Obama Blocked Cubans, the Sandwich Boards Molded Over

    01/30/2017 4:37:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 1/30/17 | Daniel J Flynn
    Remember earlier this month when Lily Tomlin compared America to Nazi Germany, Senator Chuck Schumer cried, and mobs chanted “No hate, no fear/Everyone is welcome here” at airports because the president blocked Cuban refugees from entering the country?No, you don’t recall that happening? Well, me neither.The federal government’s crackdown on immigrants, at least ones from a single country, certainly happened. But the protests didn’t. That fact that President Obama rather than President Trump issued the order surely muted the response. So, too, in a no-enemies-to-the-left manner, did the fact that the order helped a Communist prison-state tighten its grip on...
  • Obama Transfers Four More Prisoners Out of Guantanamo Bay, Last of Presidency (Only 41 remain)

    01/20/2017 6:53:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2017 12:07 am | Jack Heretik
    The Department of Defense announced Thursday that four more prisoners held at the military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are being transferred out, leaving the prison’s population at 41 as President Obama leaves office. One inmate is being transferred to Saudi Arabia, while the other three are going to the United Arab Emirates, CNN reported. This is likely to be Obama’s last transfer of inmates from Guantanamo before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office at noon on Friday. Trump has pledged to keep the military prison open and “load it up with some bad dudes.” When Obama entered...
  • Ted Cruz Proposes Bill To Declassify Terrorism Histories Of Gitmo Transfers

    01/18/2017 6:50:13 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/18/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill on Tuesday that would declassify information about the terrorist activities of detainees at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba who have been released or transferred since Election Day. The move came after a report that the Obama administration recently struck a deal with Oman to transfer 10 detainees from Gitmo. The move brings the total number of detainees down to less than 50. Cruz and other Republicans have been heavily critical of Obama’s transfers and of his promise to close the facility before leaving office. Republicans point to a statistic that 30 percent...
  • Obama’s betrayal of the Cuban people

    01/18/2017 11:01:43 AM PST · by TBP · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2017 | Antonio Benedi
    I couldn’t have imagined that President Obama could do any more harm to the Cuban people before he left office, but I was wrong. With only a week left in his presidency he announced that the long-standing policy of accepting Cubans that flee the Communist island of Cuba by sea — the policy known as “wet feet, dry feet” — would change. That policy has been in place since President Clinton declared it so after the horrific debacle of the Clinton administration’s handling of 9-year-old Elian Gonzalez. After the forced deportation of Elian Gonzalez by armed U.S. federal agents under...
  • LIFE AFTER TERROR (son of FALN victim; Clinton pardons)

    08/06/2005 8:35:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 2,371+ views
    NY POST (via email from Joe Connor) | January 2005 | Joe Connor
    LIFE AFTER TERROR By JOSEPH F. CONNOR YOU sometimes hear how the first World Trade Center attack was a warning that the city ig nored. But it wasn't the first: Tomorrow is the 30th anniversary of the New York terrorist attack that killed my father, Frank T. Connor — the Jan. 24, 1975, bombing of Fraunces Tavern. The killers struck on a warm, clear and pleasant winter's day. My dad, a 33-year-old officer of Morgan Guaranty Trust, was having lunch with clients. The bomb killed him and three others in unspeakably gruesome ways. One of his colleagues was decapitated; silverware...
  • White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

    01/17/2017 5:58:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 8:10 PM EST | Josh Lederman and Ben Fox
    The White House said Tuesday that the Guantánamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled. Administration officials had long insisted that the president was continuing to work toward closing the facility even when it became obvious that it would no longer be possible for practical reasons before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Friday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that the administration determined it wouldn’t happen when they realized they did not have enough time left to comply with the 30-day deadline...
  • Team Obama keeps laying new land mines for Trump

    01/17/2017 9:34:56 AM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 1/16/17 | Post Editorial Board
    For all President Obama’s claims to want a smooth transition to the new administration, his people have been laying plenty of land mines for Team Trump. Some are plainly Obama’s doing, from that anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution to slamming the door on Cuban refugees. But the nastier ones — the Justice Department inspector general probe of FBI chief Jim Comey’s announcements on the Clinton email investigation, and the leak about that “Russian dossier” — have more deniability. The Cuba move may be the most ironic, given fears on the left that Trump would close the door on refugees. Yet...
  • Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba

    01/17/2017 3:15:42 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | By Dave Boyer
    The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba Monday that doesn’t call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New Jersey police officer. The pact was signed by Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the de facto U.S. ambassador in Havana, and the Cuban Interior minister Julio César Gandarilla. It covers a broad range of law-enforcement topics, such as counternarcotics operations. Also present at the signing was White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in forging Mr. Obama’s policy of restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba in...
  • Obama Orders Cuban Escapees Sent Back [semi-satire]

    01/14/2017 9:22:14 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    In his last week before leaving office, President Barack Obama overturned a 50-year US Government policy of allowing Cuban refugees who reach our shores to remain in the country. In contrast to the "dreamers" that Obama has declared must not be sent back to Mexico even though they entered the United States illegally, Cubans arriving without visas will be expelled. "Refugees from Mexico have a legitimate reason for coming to America," Obama said. "Their country's economy isn't providing sufficient jobs or benefits to support their survival. Cubans don't face this kind of hardship. Their government is dedicated to ensuring social...
  • U.S. CoC Tom Donohue Begs Raul Castro To Sign Trade Deal Before Trump Takes Office…

    01/14/2017 8:19:43 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 20 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Sundance
    Oh boy, Best Election Ever !! …Only Trump could put this much sunlight upon decades of economic fraud, as carried out by “the big club“, in one single news cycle.. (Reuters) The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce met with Cuban President Raul Castro and in separate meetings with members of Castro’s economic cabinet on Friday, as they prepare for the advent of a more hostile Trump administration next week.
  • Savor the Change! Obama Brings on Another Clintonista

    11/15/2008 8:13:49 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 732+ views
    JammieWearingFool ^ | November 15, 2008 | JammieWearingFool
    I'm actually beginning to think had Hillary won there would be fewer Clinton retreads coming on-board. Where the change? The bold innovative thinking? Are former Clinton hacks the best you can do, Barry? Geez, at this rate I almost expect Lani Guinier to be nominated for something. It's almost as if they had some incriminating photos of the guy. No, instead of this mythical change, we get a guy who sent Elian Gonzalez back to hell. Craig, 63, is a partner at Williams & Connolly and a protégé of the late Edward Bennett Williams, the legendary Washington power lawyer. His...
  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • Cubans on road to U.S. distraught about newly closed border

    01/13/2017 8:53:25 AM PST · by usconservative · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/13/2017 | Lizabeth Diaz, Reuters
    [Excerpted] Cuban Jose Enrique Manreza, who sold his house and belongings to embark on a epic journey by plane, bus and on foot in pursuit of the American dream, is now stranded in a Mexican border town after Washington abruptly ended a lenient immigration policy.
  • Obama: Unvetted Muslims welcome. Communist Fleeing Hispanics? Nope.

    01/13/2017 5:41:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    1/13/17 | sff
    The coward occupant of the Oval Office is still welcoming unvetted Muslim terrorists into this country. And he just rejected the idea that those fleeing communism should be helped.
  • Obama Feeds Cuba’s Firing Squads

    01/13/2017 2:57:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | Matthew Vadum
    The Radical-in-Chief kills hope for Cubans fleeing their totalitarian hellhole As a final sop to his friends and fans in Communist Cuba, President Obama yesterday abruptly ended the two decade-old compassionate immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who made it to U.S. soil to remain in this country and become a legal resident. This middle finger to the Cuban community is likely part of a series of last-minute policy changes Obama makes on his way out of office. In addition to an expected avalanche of eleventh-hour executive orders and regulations, media reports indicate the White House is seriously considering commuting...
  • Obama ends policy of accepting Cubans who arrive in U.S. without visas

    01/13/2017 2:55:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | Dan Calabrese
    But will the new policy have a shelf life of more than a week? I guess we’re now just down to total d*** moves on the part of the Earth Scorcher in Chief. Ever since Fidel Castro turned Cuba into a Soviet outpost in the 1950s, the United States has had a policy of welcoming Cuban refugees, assuming they could make it to our shores, even if they don’t have a visa. (Since, after all, how could they have a visa?) And since the mid-1990s, this has been formalized the wet-foot-dry-foot policy, and it establishes that if land on U.S....
  • Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas (will send them back)

    01/12/2017 10:07:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan. 12, 2017 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and FRANCES ROBLES
    President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected move long sought by the Cuban government. “Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “By taking this step, we are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries.” The move places a...
  • Obama administration scraps 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cubans

    01/12/2017 1:29:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/12/17
    The Obama administration is ending the "wet foot, dry foot" policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas. That's according to a senior administration official, who said the policy change was effective immediately.
  • Is Russia setting the stage for a nuclear apocalypse?

    08/26/2009 7:16:32 PM PDT · by Irisshlass · 53 replies · 1,981+ views
    Canadian Free Press ^ | Monday, August 24, 2009 | By Doug Hagmann and Sean Osborne
    can’t say anything about the roots of this story and I don’t plan to dig further… I need to think about my own skin too. Understand that as you will.” —Mikhail Voitenko, editor of the Russian maritime Bulletin Sovfrakht., speaking about the “hijacking” of the Arctic Sea While it might seem like an unusual morphing of the movies Inside Man and The Hunt for Red October, the account of the cargo ship Arctic Sea is far stranger than either fictional account. Based on information developed through our extensive investigation, we can authoritatively state, without hyperbole, that the mysteries surrounding the...
  • Democrats say Obama must 'deprive' Trump of using Guantanamo Bay

    01/11/2017 4:54:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 11, 2017 | Christopher Brennan
    Democratic lawmakers are calling for President Obama to close Guantanamo Bay because "Donald Trump must be deprived of the use” of the controversial prison. Representatives including New York City’s Hakeem Jeffries, Jerrold Nadler, Nydia Velazquez and Jose Serrano signed a letter sent to the White House Wednesday. Obama promised during his first presidential campaign to close the facility on Cuban soil, which was filled with suspected terrorists during the Bush administration, some of whom have stayed there for years without a trial or charges. The White House has said that it is working to move the 18 inmates who remain...
  • Torricelli: After meeting Castro, I have no regrets choking Cuba | Opinion

    01/08/2017 7:26:53 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    nj,com ^ | November 30, 2016
    The death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro raises once again the issue of the American embargo. It's a controversial law that for five decades has been more misunderstood and misrepresented than anything I've experienced in public life. I authored the law strengthening the U.S. embargo under President George H.W. Bush when I was in Congress, so a little perspective is in order as we ponder Castro's passing and what he meant to U.S.-Cuba relations. Among my first memories as a child growing up in Franklin Lakes were of the U.S. and the USSR teetering on the brink of nuclear war. Only recently have we learned...
  • ...18 MORE Gitmo detainees 2 b freed in days-Obama/transfer fanatics who/threatened 2 bomb/behead

    01/06/2017 9:48:43 PM PST · by Syncro · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jan 5, 2017 | Alana Goodman
    Whole title:EXCLUSIVE: At least 18 MORE Guantanamo detainees to be freed within days as Obama starts mass transfer of fanatics who have threatened to bomb and behead AmericansPresident Obama is planning to transfer at least 18 more Guantanamo Bay detainees within days after announcing that four prisoners are being sent to Saudi Arabia, DailyMail.com has learned. snip FREED DETAINEES WHO RETURNED TO TERROR A series of those already freed from the Cuban facility have gone straight back to jihad. They include:Ibrahim Sen: Held in Guantanamo Bay from February 2002 until November 8, 2003. Released to Turkey because U.S. officials reportedly...
  • Cuban troops’ bizarre chant: We’ll make Obama ‘a hat out of bullets'

    01/06/2017 12:13:10 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    instead of railing against the Republican winner of the U.S. presidential election, who has already taunted and threatened the Cuban government with his infamous tweets, the theme was anti-Obama. Apparently everybody loves a winner, and Raúl Castro is no exception. He’s ready to ditch President Barack Obama, who opened up to Cuba like no other U.S. president before him. The parting is ugly. Listen to the war chant the marching troops were shouting...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Is Filling His Cabinet With Conservative ‘All-Stars’ [AUDIO]

    01/05/2017 11:47:50 AM PST · by bigbob · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-5-17 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Sen. Ted Cruz told Washington, DC radio host Larry O’Connor Wednesday that Donald Trump is filling his cabinet with “all-star” conservatives. The Texas Republican noted that Republicans have been handed a “historic opportunity” to do a “great deal of good” in repealing “the disaster that is Obamacare.” “It was one of the fundamental reasons why I ran for the Senate and promised the people of Texas that I would fight everyday to repeal Obamacare,” he continued. “I cannot tell you how gratifying it is to see us on the verge of delivering on that promise.” Cruz then pointed to the...
  • Obama: ‘Almost Every Country on Earth Sees America as Stronger and More Respected…Than 8 Years Ago’

    01/05/2017 8:19:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 5, 2017 | 9:19 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In a letter to the American people explaining the progress he believes the nation has made under his leadership, President Barack Obama said today that “almost” the entire planet believes this nation has become stronger and more respected during his time in office. […] In making his case for this, Obama cited among other things what he believes to be the nation’s progress in Iraq and Afghanistan and in “breaking the back” of the Islamic State, and also the Iran nuclear deal, the opening of relations with the Communist government in Cuba and a global “climate agreement” that he believes...
  • Welcoming Castro's Spies

    01/04/2017 7:10:42 AM PST · by detective · 2 replies
    Frontpage ^ | January 4, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    The deepest and most damaging penetration of the U.S. Defense Department by an enemy agent in modern history was pulled off by a spy working for the Castro regime.   Problem is, the mainstream media treasures their Havana bureaus. So they always strive to avoid any stories that might unduly upset the Stalinist apparatchiks who make these “news” (i.e. propaganda) bureaus possible. “Cuba as tourist hot-spot!" "The magnanimity of the Castroites as health-care providers!" "The wickedness of the (so-called) U.S. embargo!"  "Obama’s wisdom and courage in (unconstitutionally) loopholing the embargo half to death!”  These themes pretty much sum up the...
  • Surprise! A young rabid Castronoid gains power quickly in Cuba

    12/29/2016 10:19:28 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 11 replies
    Babalu Blog ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Carlos Eire
    What a shock! Imagine a young psychologist rising very quickly to top positions in her country’s government. Imagine such a psychologist taking part in acts of repudiation against her compatriots on foreign soil. Well… not too hard to imagine… if the country is Castrogonia and the psychologist in question has been a Castro toady all her life, willing and eager to stomp on her fellow Cubans.
  • Report: Obama intends to transfer more Gitmo detainees before leaving office

    12/20/2016 12:38:58 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 20, 2016 | By Jessie Hellmann
    The Obama administration intends to transfer 17 or 18 of the remaining 59 Guantanamo Bay detainees before the president leaves office, the New York Times reported Monday night. The prisoners will go to Italy, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. If the proposal goes through, Donald Trump would be left to deal with 10 men who were charged or convicted in military commissions, and 27 who were not charged but are deemed to dangerous to release. It is not clear if Trump will refuse to transfer detainees once he takes office. The president-elect has promised to keep Guantanamo...
  • Fidel Castro’s Historic Propaganda Affiliates (the Mainstream Media)

    12/17/2016 11:48:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “Much more valuable than rural recruits for our Cuban guerrilla force were American media recruits to export our propaganda.”Ernesto “Che” Guevara.“Propaganda is vital—propaganda is the heart of our struggle.” Fidel Castro“The vetting procedure starts the minute the (Cuban) regime receives your visa application. When your smiling Cuban ‘guides’ greet you at the airport they know plenty about you, and from several angles.”Chris Simmons, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s top Cuban spycatcher, now retired“The Castro regime assigns 20 security agents to follow and monitor every foreign journalist. You play the regime’s game and practice self–censorship or you’re gone.”Vicente Botin, reporter for Madrid’s...
  • 'We did great with the Hindus': Trump thanks Indian-Americans

    12/17/2016 7:41:04 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 42 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, December 17, 2016 | Lalit K. Jha, Press Trust of India
    United States President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged the contribution of Indian-Americans in his electoral triumph, saying his victorious campaign did "great with the Hindus". IMAGE: US President-elect Donald Trump attends a stop on his 'USA Thank You Tour 2016' at the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images "We have a lot of people here tonight from the Indian community, Hindus. We did great with the Hindus," Trump said while addressing thousands of his supporters during a "Thank You" rally in Orlando, Florida, the key battle ground state where he emerged victorious. The event in Florida,...
  • Cuba offers rum to pay off $276m Czech debt

    12/17/2016 5:09:55 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 December 2016
    The Czech finance ministry said Havana had raised this possibility during recent negotiations on the issue. Cuba owes the Czech authorities $276m (Ł222m), and if the offer is accepted the Czechs would have enough Cuban rum for more than a century.
  • Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content

    12/14/2016 8:14:00 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 December 2016
    Cuba's state-run telecommunications company Etecsa has signed a deal with Google that will enable faster access to content from the American company. Under the deal, the technology giant will install servers in Cuba to improve connectivity speeds to Google services, including Gmail and YouTube. Google and Etecsa have reached their agreement in the final weeks of Barack Obama's presidency. It is not clear whether his successor will change US policies towards Cuba. President Obama restored relations with Cuba earlier this year, after more than five decades of hostility between the two former Cold War rivals. Donald Trump has made arguments...
  • Cuba Rejects Erdogan's Offer to Build Country's First Mosque

    12/14/2016 7:44:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Israel National News | 11/14/2014
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoganAFP/File Cuba has reportedly rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's offer to build the country's first mosque. Erdogan's offer came during a speech in Istanbul to Muslim leaders from Latin America, in which he made the bizarre claim that Muslims discovered America nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus. "Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178," Erdogan said at the televised address. "Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast," he added, and said that Ankara was even prepared to build a mosque at the site mentioned by the Genoese explorer. "I would like...
  • Pro-Life Ted Cruz brokering Trump deal for Supreme Court

    12/12/2016 10:05:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    TruNews ^ | December 12, 2016
    A deal is being brokered for Senator Ted Cruz to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in exchange for a pro-Trump replacement in his Texas seat. •Source: “A deal” is being cut which would see Cruz nominated on the condition that a pro-Trump Republican could be found to replace him in the Senate. •Unclear whether Cruz would be immediately nominated to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. •Cruz was not on Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court picks vetted by Federalist Society. •Cruz is currently publicly planning to run for re-election in 2018. •Source: Privately he's ready and willing to become a Supreme...
  • White House admits Obama won't close Gitmo

    12/07/2016 6:09:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama has thrown in the towel on his long-sought goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. White House press secretary Josh Earnest Wednesday acknowledged that the prison, which houses some of the worst terrorism suspects apprehended by the United States, will not close before Obama lea
  • General: IS Recruits Could Enter U.S. Via Caribbean

    03/16/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 16, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The head of U.S. Southern Command has warned lawmakers that IS is radicalizing converts and other Muslims in Latin America and could train and send them north via human traffickers. Gen. John Kelly issued his warning in a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on defense appropriations for fiscal 2016. He's concerned that in addition to the Iranian terrorist puppet Hezbollah being active in Latin America, the Islamic State is promoting and recruiting for jihad against the United States in the region. "Last year, IS adherents posted discussions on social media calling for the infiltration...
  • Left Mourns Passing of Castro semi-satire]

    12/06/2016 9:59:35 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    This week, long-time Cuban dictator Fidel Castro died at the age of 90. He violently took over the government of Cuba in 1959 and ruled it with an iron fist for 50 years until his retirement in 2011. His 85-year-old brother Raul has governed the island the last five years. Fidel’s rule began with mass executions of opponents by firing squad for the entertainment of cheering crowds at the Havana soccer stadium. Enemies who weren’t murdered were thrown into filthy prisons where they were tortured and abused. The vast majority of Cubans lived lives of abject poverty and oppression. Over...
  • Dissident artist jailed in Cuba beaten and fed sedative-laced food, family says

    12/05/2016 12:06:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    fox news ^ | December 05, 2016 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Danilo Maldonado, known as “El Sexto,” was taken by Cuban security agents the day after the death of former leader Fidel Castro. Maldonado, 33, still has not been charged, but those familiar with the graffiti artist’s actions that morning say that he posted a Facebook message seemingly gloating over Castro’s death and urging people to “come out to the streets…and ask for liberty.” Maldonado also is said to have spray-painted “El Sexto” on a wall near Hotel Habana Libre. His girlfriend, a writer who lives in Miami, said that Maldonado has been transferred several times since his arrest on Nov....