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 …

Whitewashing & Policy Laundering Cuban Terrorism

(Update, 21 Feb): After I posted this item yesterday morning, later in the day a colleague in town advised me that the Obama Administration named Bernie Aronson — a former government official who currently heads a private equity investment firm — as U.S. envoy to the Colombia-FARC “peace talks.” Of course, I knew absolutely nothing about this appointment …

Yes, Cuba Is a State Sponsor of Terror

The following excerpt is from a piece we wrote that was posted earlier this morning at National Review Online: Obama sent three Cuban spies back to the island, trading them for the release of American Alan Gross. Mr. Gross had been held hostage for five years for the “crime” of teaching Jewish Cubans how to connect to …

Easing Iran Sanctions on the Table Months Ago. Cuba Next?

According to various news accounts the United States is  “prepared to offer limited, targeted, and reversible sanctions relief … in return for an unspecified …. first step agreed to by Iran that halts their program from advancing further.” For my friends and colleagues who are long-time U.S.-Cuba policy watchers, you’ve been warned. Like Iran, Cuba is also designated, …

Cuba Harbors and Supports Terrorists. It Will Remain on the U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism List. End of Story.

Just as certain as the Cherry Blossom People will soon be descending on the tidal basin, so will the rumors at Foggy Bottom and Capitol on matters related to U.S.-Cuba policy. As we are on the cusp of the Cuba silly season, time for a reality check. In addition to bills introduced in Congress to …

Cuba-supported Terror Group, FARC, Speaks with a Forked Tongue

For Colombia, last week supposed to be the week of peace. It was anything but. Five Colombian soliders were killed by the FARC terrorist group, just a few days after peace talks were launched in Oslo. The FARC have no interest in peace. If it did, it would lay down arms and agree to a ceasefire. What …

Colombia’s FARC Folly, Cuba’s End Game

Over on Facebook recently I posted the following comment to see what reaction it would receive from interested FB connections: Starting to wonder if Colombia was forced to negotiate with the FARC to secure the FTA from the Obama Administration. These FARC talks with Cuba make no sense. Bad for Colombia and regional matters. When …