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Cuba gave U.S. assurances it will not support terrorism in future, Obama swallows the Cuban jizz.
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Skor
2015-04-15 04:01:10 UTC
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(Reuters) - The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list
of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of
Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the
future, senior U.S. officials said.

"The assurances that they (provided) were fairly wide-ranging
and fairly high-level," said one senior U.S. official who
briefed reporters, adding that the Cubans had pledged "that they
will no longer support acts of terrorism in the future."

The White House on Tuesday said President Barack Obama had
decided to remove Cuba from the list, which follows the Dec. 17
U.S. and Cuban joint move to pursue normalizing relations after
more than half a century of enmity.

The two countries have made headway toward formally agreeing to
open embassies but have not yet reached an agreement, a second
senior U.S. official told reporters.

For the United States, some of the issues involved include the
ability for U.S. diplomats to travel freely around the island,
upgrading its obsolete equipment and facilities in Havana and
increasing its staffing levels.

"We're still not quite there yet," said the second senior
official. "I'm optimistic."

The U.S. Congress has 45 days to consider Obama's decision to
drop Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list before it
takes effect. It was not immediately clear what would be the
practical implications of being removed from the list.

In theory, once dropped Cuba would no longer be subject to
certain sanctions including a ban on U.S. arms exports, controls
on "dual-use" items with military and civilian applications, the
prohibition of U.S. economic aid and automatic U.S. opposition
to international financial institutions making loans to Cuba.

However, U.S. officials said that a series of other U.S.
economic sanctions continued to apply.

"Economic sanctions under (the Treasury Department's Office of
Foreign Asset Control) Cuban asset control regulations will
remain in effect and most transactions with Cuba and with Cuban
nationals and with the Cuban government will remain prohibited
absent authorization from Treasury," said a third U.S. official.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/15/us-cuba-usa-obama-
assurances-idUSKBN0N529020150415

 
Cubaverdad
2015-04-15 10:56:07 UTC
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(Reuters) - The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list
of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of
Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the
future, senior U.S. officials said.
"The assurances that they (provided) were fairly wide-ranging
and fairly high-level," said one senior U.S. official who
briefed reporters, adding that the Cubans had pledged "that they
will no longer support acts of terrorism in the future."
and the Castro's never lied?
How gullible can you get.
Lerm
2015-04-15 15:14:30 UTC
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(Reuters) - The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list
of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of
Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the
future, senior U.S. officials said.
"The assurances that they (provided) were fairly wide-ranging
and fairly high-level," said one senior U.S. official who
briefed reporters, adding that the Cubans had pledged "that they
will no longer support acts of terrorism in the future."
and the Castro's never lied?
How gullible can you get.
When did Cuba ever support terrorism? "I promise I won't beat my
wife in the future" sounds incriminating, but it is not any
admission of having beat her in the past. The United States,
however, did support the terrorist group called the Nicaraguan
Contras, as well as the Taliban back when it was fighting the
Soviets as part of the Mujahadeen alliance.
Cubaverdad
2015-04-15 15:36:33 UTC
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(Reuters) - The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list
of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of
Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the
future, senior U.S. officials said.
"The assurances that they (provided) were fairly wide-ranging
and fairly high-level," said one senior U.S. official who
briefed reporters, adding that the Cubans had pledged "that they
will no longer support acts of terrorism in the future."
and the Castro's never lied?
How gullible can you get.
When did Cuba ever support terrorism?
Read up:

This is why Cuba objectively can not be removed from the sponsor of
terrorism list:

• Cuba is providing sanctuary to U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist
Organizations. It's indisputable that Cuba currently provides sanctuary
to terrorists from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC),
the National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) and Spain's Basque
separatist group, ETA. If the Obama Administration no longer believes
FARC, ELN and ETA are terrorist organizations, which would be
mind-boggling, then the State Department must first review their
designation as "Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO)." De-listing Cuba
as a state-sponsor of terrorism while countenancing its harboring and
abetting of terrorist organizations is disingenuous, a folly akin to
placing the cart before the horse.

• Cuba is harboring one of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Terrorists."
Joanne Chesimard remains among the top ten on the FBI's list of Most
Wanted Terrorists for the execution-style murder of a New Jersey State
Trooper. Chesimard, who the Castro regime has reiterated will not be
returned to face justice, is the only "Top Ten" terrorist to be openly
living in a state-sponsor nation. Again, if the Obama Administration no
longer believes that Chesimard is a terrorist -- also mind-boggling --
it should first remove her from the FBI list.

• Three senior Cuban military officers remain under a U.S. murder
indictment. In 2003, a U.S. federal court indicted then-head of the
Cuban Air Force, Gen. Rubén Martínez Puente, and two MiG pilots, Lorenzo
Alberto Pérez-Pérez and Francisco Pérez-Pérez, for the 1996 shoot-down
of two civilian planes -- killing four men -- over international waters.
Three were American citizens, and one a permanent resident. No similar
indictment has been issued against any military officials of other
nations deemed to be sponsors of terrorism.

Emphasizing this challenge, last month President Obama extended a
national emergency declaration finding that "the Cuban government has
not demonstrated that it will refrain from the use of excessive force
against U.S. vessels or aircraft that may engage in memorial activities
or peaceful protest north of Cuba."

• Cuba provides material support to subversive and criminal elements in
the region. Cuba was originally placed on the terrorism list in 1982 for
its training and arming of subversive forces in Africa and the Americas.
Today, thousands of Cuban soldiers and intelligence officials are
stationed in Venezuela. Their presence and control of Venezuela's
military, police, and intelligence services is subverting democracy in
that nation. Cuba has armed and trained violent paramilitary groups,
known as "colectivos," and remains involved in narcotics trafficking and
other criminal activities.

• Cuba has recently lied twice to the international community about
smuggling weapons. In a report last year, United Nations officials
confirmed Cuba's attempt to smuggle 240 tons of heavy weaponry to North
Korea, hidden under tons of sugar. Panamanian officials discovered the
contraband that the U.N. panel described as the largest and most
egregious violation of international sanctions to date. The panel
documented the Castro regime's lack of cooperation, false statements and
strategy to conceal and deceive U.N. authorities. And just last week, a
Chinese-flagged ship was intercepted in Colombia carrying an illegal
cache of weapons destined for Cuba's military. Thus, what credible
"assurances" -- as required by law -- can the Castro regime give the
United States that it will now refrain from rogue activities?

Source: 5 Facts Obama Must Reconcile on Cuba's Terrorism Designation |
Mauricio Claver-Carone -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mauricio-clavercarone/five-facts-obama-must-rec_b_6839652.html
Gunner Asch
2015-04-15 17:00:20 UTC
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(Reuters) - The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list
of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of
Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the
future, senior U.S. officials said.
"The assurances that they (provided) were fairly wide-ranging
and fairly high-level," said one senior U.S. official who
briefed reporters, adding that the Cubans had pledged "that they
will no longer support acts of terrorism in the future."
and the Castro's never lied?
How gullible can you get.
When did Cuba ever support terrorism? "I promise I won't beat my
wife in the future" sounds incriminating, but it is not any
admission of having beat her in the past. The United States,
however, did support the terrorist group called the Nicaraguan
Contras, as well as the Taliban back when it was fighting the
Soviets as part of the Mujahadeen alliance.
Your kidding..right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Sponsors_of_Terrorism

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/dialogue/BAM-DGI.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direcci%C3%B3n_General_de_Inteligencia

Want me to go into it in depth?


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Info
2015-04-15 19:28:02 UTC
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Your kidding..right?
Learn the correct usage of your and you're.
Gunner Asch
2015-04-15 20:52:18 UTC
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Your kidding..right?
Learn the correct usage of your and you're.
Best you can do...a spelling flame?

Of course it is..Leftwingers are dumber than posts.

Ive mentioned before, that I have a damaged little finger on my right
hand that prevents me from hitting that pesky " ' " with ease. So I
stopped bothering with it a very long time ago. The only time I hear
any flack on it is when Lefties are slapped hard against the wall of
reality and they desperately try to dribble something out to take the
pain away.

Didnt work worth a shit did it?

Gunner

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child,
miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied,
demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless.
Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
PJ O'Rourke

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