Former US Counter Intel Agent: Why the U.S. should be wary of Cuba

Cuba should have never been removed from the state sponsors of terrorism list. Yleem and I penned more than one item about it before it happened, including one on January 2015 at National Review and an op-ed, a few weeks later, in the Wall Street Journal. While we both believed after December 17, 2014 that the administration would whitewash the …

The Embargo and Encryption Export Controls Will Limit U.S. Exports to Communist Cuba

Data encryption technology is embedded in a wide-range of electronic products such as mobile devices and healthcare technologies. It is also important for a wide-array of services requiring security and privacy such as financial transactions and healthcare. But this is bigger than that and it will soon impact the proposed easing of U.S. sanctions on …

Next Phase of the US-Cuba Faustian Bargain Goes Unchecked by Congress

A small Caribbean country with a population comparable to that of Ohio (Ohio has a GDP close to half a trillion), Communist Cuba (GDP, maybe, according to World Bank data, $67 billion) continues to generate a disproportionate amount of media attention, some of it bordering on political voyeurism. The serious issues, the ones that matter or should, are …

Americans Murdered By Terrorists, Do Not Matter

Americans murdered by a terrorist state, do not matter. The families of Americans seeking justice for murders by terror state, again, do not matter.That is the message that President Obama and his national security team telegraphed to the world yesterday when it recommended removing Cuba from its well-earned place on the state sponsors of terror …

Former US Pacific Fleet Commander: We Could’ve Taken Out Khomeini At the Knees, More

Frank talk has become a rare commodity in this town. Most of the time one is subjected to a lot of ‘happy talk’. This goes for politicos, government officials, as well as think tank types. So when someone says something that goes against the narrative, and is right, one takes notice. Or at least you should. …

Whitewashing and Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism, Part II

UPDATE: Late yesterday evening, 9 Apr, The Hill newspaper reported, State Department Wants Cuba Removed From Terrorist List. Despite evidence to the contrary, the Obama Administration appears to be moving forward with removing Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. According to various senior government sources in town, the announcement is expected today or early …

Venezuelan Regime Keeps Going for Broke, And Will Lose

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro took out a full page ad in the New York Times to denounce targeted U.S. economic sanctions against seven of his henchmen that have engaged in human rights abuses against political opposition leaders. You can read a little more about the sanctions in a prior post on this site: Targeted …