US Official: Several Caribbean Mosques Affiliate With Radical Islamists

Yleem and I are huge fans of the Caribbean region. With the exception of police states Cuba and Venezuela, and maybe Nicaragua in the not too distant future, you have plenty of options including more than twenty sovereign states and a about a dozen dependent territories. Dependent territories are places such as Puerto Rico. The United …

Cuba’s Next Pipe Dream: Oil Drilling Off Florida’s Coast

At a briefing at the White House yesterday with close to 80 Cuban-American Democrat Party donors and activists, senior administration officials supposedly briefed the group about the week in US-Cuba policy as well as what may lay ahead. Among the briefers were Valerie Jarrett, National Security Council staff, as well as State Department officials. From what I can …

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 …

Cuba Smiles, All the Way to the Bank

The President has demonstrated since December 17, 2014 that he is willing, even if it means ignoring the law, to press forward on the U.S.-Cuba question. Congress has been, mostly, missing in action. While the House moved appropriations product this month, most of it, in the unlikely event that it survives in conference, goes into effect …

U.S.-Cuba Policy: A Gallery of Non Sequiturs

Washington, DC is not only the nation’s seat of government, it is has become the capital city of political non sequiturs. Just listen to just about any public affairs program. Audiences are bombarded with volley after volley of talking points, not ideas, based faulty premises. Gibberish detached from reality. We can do better. A friend from a well-known …

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. …