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Should Cuba Be Taken Off The List Of Terrorist Sponsors?

President Obama has said he will act to take Cuba off the list of terrorist sponsoring nations. Should he?

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last 24 hours | americanthinker
US-Cuba talks: Looks like a one-way street - American Thinker (blog)

"...We keep hearing that the U.S. and Cuba are making progress on the so-called talks. I guess that it depends on what the meaning of "negotiations" or "progress" is.So far, we've agreed to sit down with the Castro regime. This is huge, because every previous administration, from Kennedy to G.W. Bush, refused to meet unless certain conditions were met beforehand.We've removed Cuba from the terrorist list. This is huge, especially since a couple of ships with illegal weapons have been discovered going to Cuba recently.Which U.S. demands has Cuba agreed to? The answer is "nada," or nothing, as reported by Capitol Hill Cubans:..." see full article

1335 days ago | newsweek
Will Cuba Really Hand Over Killers and Terrorists? - Newsweek

"..."The State Department says Cuba will now meet with us to resolve the cases of American terrorists and killers who've been given safe haven in Havana, but one would have to be a fool to think Cuba will hand over anyone."..." see full article

1372 days ago | politickernj
Sires' Statement on the Administration's Decision to Remove Cuba from Terror List - PolitickerNJ
"..."Removing Cuba from the list of State Sponsored Terrorism list allows the Cuban regime to do business with American banks;while they continue to oppress the Cuban people. I do not agree with the direction the Administration has taken in regards to Cuba policy and implore the Administration to stop continuously conceding to all of the Cuban regime's demands until more significant steps are taken to address the gross human rights violations and the plight of the Cuban people."..." see full article

1373 days ago | bradenton
Taking Cuba off terror list inevitable - Bradenton Herald
"..."Crossing Cuba off the list should not be deemed a reward but an acknowledgment of the change in behavior. Indeed, changed behavior was cited by the Bush administration in 2006 when it took Libya off the list after it ended a program to develop weapons of mass destruction."..." see full article

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1373 days ago | powerlineblog
Obama removes Cuba from terror sponsor list, Cuban supported terror group ... - Power Line (blog)
"..."Cuba belongs on the state sponsors of terror list. Obama's decision to remove it represents yet another act of appeasement by a president with an almost limitless capacity to sympathize with anti-American regimes."..." see full article

1373 days ago | itv
Cuba: 'Fair decision' by Obama over terrorist states list - ITV News
"..."Cuba recognised what it called a "fair decision" by US President Barack Obama to inform Congress he intends to remove Cuba from a US list of state sponsors of terrorism."..." see full article

1374 days ago | cadenagramont
Cuba Has Never Been a Terrorist Country: President Evo Morales - Radio Cadena Agramonte
"..."Bolivian President Evo Morales assured Tuesday that Cuba has never been a terrorist country, and has been, on the contrary, a very solidary nation with all the countries in the world, so there''s no reason for which Cuba should be included in any list of terrorist nations."..." see full article

1374 days ago | thedailybeast
Cuba: Terrorists' All-Inclusive Resort

"..."After shaking Raul Castro's blood-drenched hand last week in Panama, Obama explained his rationale for the change in relations he is seeking. The Cold War, he said, has been over for a long time, and I'm not interested in having battles that, frankly, started before I was born. It was a typically narcissistic remark from the president, whose interest in diplomatic history extends only insofar as it can be used to fault his own country."..." see full article

1374 days ago | fusion
U.S. and Cuba are in honeymoon phase, but here's what needs to happen next - Fusion
"..."In many ways, this is the easy part. The U.S. and Cuba are just entering the honeymoon phase. The difficult work of making this new relationship sustainable begins once full diplomatic relations are re-established."..." see full article

1376 days ago | politicalnew
Menendez Statement on Removing Cuba from the List of State Sponsors of ... - (press release)
"..." A recommendation to remove Cuba from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism would represent another significant misstep in a misguided policy, and it is both discouraging and alarming to read about unwarranted pressure from the White House to rush the State Department's review process, "..." see full article

1377 days ago | sheltonherald
DeLauro: Cuba is not a terrorist country; Let's end the embargo - Shelton Herald
"..." The real cost and consequence of keeping Cuba on the list, given that the State Department has found no evidence that Cuba sponsors terrorist, is our credibility and leadership internationally, "..." see full article

1377 days ago | reuters
Poll finds rising exile support for Obama's Cuba policy

"..."51 percent now in favor of closer engagement with Cuba, up from 44 percent in December."..." see full article

1388 days ago | reuters
How Obama outmaneuvered hardliners and cut a Cuba deal

"..."Obama's opening to Havana could help restore Washington's influence in Latin America and give him a much-needed foreign policy success."..." see full article

1397 days ago | reuters
Latest Cuba-U.S. talks on diplomatic ties end after one day

"..."Before agreeing to restore ties, Cuba wants to be removed from the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism and also to find a bank willing to handle transactions for its diplomatic post in Washington. For its part, the United States wants to increase staff at its mission in Havana and have unrestricted travel for its diplomats on the island."..." see full article

1403 days ago | nytimes
U.S.-Cuba Talks on Restoring Diplomatic Ties End Abruptly

"..."Although Mr. Obama has said he hopes the embassies will be established before the summit meeting, Ms. Psaki seemed to back away from that expectation, saying, I don't think we set a timeline or a deadline. "..." see full article

1403 days ago | politico
How Obama's Cuba Deal Is Strengthening Its Military

"..."Now they could be historic. And for the FAR, profitable. Indeed, Americans flocking to Cuba in years ahead will likely be shoring up the Cuban military's bottom line."..." see full article

1403 days ago | reuters
Cuba, U.S. renew talks while differing over Venezuela

"..."U.S. officials have said the Venezuela issue should not affect the Cuba talks, but Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Washington "has provoked serious damage to the environment in the hemisphere on the eve of the Summit of the Americas."..." see full article

1403 days ago | huffingtonpost
Cuba, U.S. Renew Talks On Restoring Diplomatic Ties

"..."U.S. officials have said the Venezuela issue should not affect the Cuba talks, but Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said any attack on Venezuela was also an attack on Cuba, saying Washington "has provoked serious damage to the environment in the hemisphere on the eve of the Summit of the Americas."..." see full article

1404 days ago | huffingtonpost
First Direct Flight From New Orleans To Cuba Since 1958 To Take Off This Weekend

"..."Nevertheless, a series of concrete changes in recent months show that the two countries are slowly becoming more friendly toward one another. The two countries have held two rounds of high-level diplomatic talks aimed at reestablishing formal embassies, removing Cuba from the U.S. "State Sponsors of Terrorism" list and dealing with ongoing bilateral issues like immigration."..." see full article

1407 days ago | reuters
New poll shows bipartisan support for Obama's Cuba policy

"..."Some 64 percent of those surveyed supported ending the embargo, including 74 percent of Democrats, 51 percent of Republicans, and 64 percent of independents."..." see full article

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