October 25, 2021

Removing Cuba from the List of Terrorist Countries is a Mistake and Summit of the Americas

Cuba’s bloody dictator, Raúl Castro, is imposing additional demands on the United States. One of those is removing Cuba from the list of nations that sponsor terrorism. In an effort to comply and open an embassy in Havana, Obama´s Department of State has recommended the removal of Cuba from its list of states that sponsor terrorism. On April 9, 2015, President Obama stated that he is considering the recommendation made by the State Department. He stated that the recommendation of the State Department still needs to be subjected to an inter-agency review. However, everyone expects that Obama will approve it since the president has been pressuring the Department of State to do it.

A group of 47 individuals including 15 globalists who belong to the Council of Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, and the Trilateral Commission were the ones who wrote the letter to President Obama on May 19, 2014 requesting the restoration of relations with Cuba and the end of the commercial embargo. The New York Times, which is the mouthpiece of the Council of Foreign Relations, wrote a series of editorials requesting the liberation of the three remaining Cuban spies, the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba, and the ending of the commercial embargo. One of the spies was sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in the assassination of four U.S. pilots who were blown off the skies by two Cuban MiGs over international waters. Obama shamefully agreed to send the frozen sperm of this Cuban spy to his wife in Panama so that she could be artificially inseminated not once but twice. Never in the history of the annals of American diplomacy such had an outrageous and unprecedented action been done: the Obama sperm diplomacy to appease a bloody dictator. How will our enemies fear our nation with such a president in the White House?

Tim Johnson wrote an article on April 10, 2015 entitled “Obama says decision nears on Cuba terror designation” which was published in the Miami Herald. Johnson stated that a 2013 report by the State Department indicated that while Cuba has long provided a heaven for Basque terrorists and leftist guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), it relocated some of the Basques to Spain and was hosting peace talks between the FARC guerrillas and Colombia’s government.

The State Department’s report failed to point out that two ETA terrorists, José Ángel Urtiaga and José Ignacio Etxarte Urbieta, still live in Cuba under the protection of the Castro regime. Spain has requested repeatedly their extradition for crimes committed in that nation. This information was left out by Tim Johnson in his article.

Several U.S. executives from multinational corporations, who are anxious to invest in communist Cuba and who were meeting in Panama prior and during the Summit of the Americas held on April 10 and 11, 2015, said that they hope Congress will end U.S. trade embargo, which was imposed after the two nations broke diplomatic relations in 1961. The American multinational corporations are looking forward to employ Cuban workers, who make an average salary of $20-$30 a month, from a communist nation which has no unions and where workers have no rights. These corporations would like to make Cuba the China of the Caribbean and do not care about the enormous oppression and abuses perpetrated by the bloody regime of the Castro brothers upon the Cuban people for the last 56 years.

Tim Johnson explained that Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, Cuba’s Minister of Trade and Foreign Investment, stated that Cuba needs $2.5 billion a year of foreign direct investment to expand. He said that Cuba’s foreign trade has tripled in the past decade. Malmierca stated that he wants Obama to eliminate the Cuban embargo. He indicated the following: “We expect that the president will continue using his executive prerogatives to modify other aspects of the embargo that don’t need approval by Congress.” The communist Malmierca does not care neither the American executives of the U.S. multinationals, that Obama’s new policy on Cuba violates the Helms-Burton law and is, therefore, illegal.

There is a great deal of opposition in Congress to lifting of what is left of the Cuban economic embargo since the Castro regime does not comply with the requirements of the Helms-Burton law. Some of these requirements are the liberation of all political prisoners, the execution of free and fair elections, and the restoration of all human rights that have been denied in Cuba for more than 56 years.

The Cuban totalitarian military dictator, Raúl Castro, who is the leader of one of the longest and most oppressive bloody regimes in the entire history of the Western Hemisphere, has made the elimination of the terror designation a key demand in the negotiations to re-establish embassies in Havana and Washington. The United States placed Cuba on the state terror sponsor list in 1982. In addition to Cuba, the list includes Iran, Syria, and Sudan. The terror designation prohibits the sale U.S. weapons and economic assistance and imposes a sweeping range of financial restrictions.

As stated, President Barack Obama is expected to approve the recommendation of the State Department very soon. Congress will have a 45-day period to act or let the decision stand. All the Democratic and Republican Cuban-Americans in Congress as well as many other representatives and senators want the designation to remain in place as Cuba continues to support terrorism throughout the world.

President Barack Obama arrived in Panama’s Tocumen International Airport on April 9, 2015 to participate in the two-day VII Summit of the Americas. This summit is a meeting of almost all of the 35 heads of states of the Americas. President Obama met, smiled, and shook the bloody hand of the Cuban dictator Raúl Castro as he did in South Africa during funeral of former President Nelson Mandela.

A White House official stated that Obama spoke with Castro on April 8, 2015 before departing on a trip to Jamaica and Panama for a meeting with Western Hemisphere heads of states. The White House said several times before this trip that there would likely be “interaction” between Obama and Cuban dictator Raúl Castro.

Obama Speaks With Castro by Phone

On December 10, 2013, President Barack Obama shook the bloody hand of the Cuban dictator Raúl Castro at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa during the memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

The shameful and improper conduct of government of Panama by allowing paramilitary Cuban thugs to beat up U.S. citizens, both women and men, as well as opponents from the island

Joshua Goodman and Andrea Rodriguez wrote an article for the Associated Press entitled “Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit” on April 8, 2015. They explained that about 100 supporters of Cuba’s regime aggressively heckled dissidents and opponents from the island who were attending a civil society forum on April 8 at the start of the Summit of the Americas in Panama.

The reporters pointed out that opponents of Raúl Castro were greeted to shouts of “imperialist” and “mercenaries” as they entered into a hotel auditorium to attend the speeches of summit host Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and former President Bill Clinton. Organizers appealed for calm during the appalling scene, which lasted for more than an hour. But their requests were ignored and the pro-Castro group angrily marched out of the forum saying they would not attend the proceedings in the presence of individuals who they accused of trying to destabilize Cuba’s government. The boycott was later joined by pro-regime groups from ally Venezuela.

Joshua Goodman and Andrea Rodriguez said that Rubén Castillo, an organizer of the forum from Panama, told journalists “We hope for the mutual respect and understanding of everyone who arrives to our country.” Berta Soler, leader of the Cuban group Ladies in White; Guillermo Farinas; and the wives of jailed Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma, the deposed mayor of Caracas, attended the forum. Members of a pro-Venezuelan regime of the dictator Nicolás Maduro group complained that the forum was being promoted by the United States to portray Latin America’s leftist governments as anti-democratic.

On April 11, 2015, this writer interviewed his friend Liana Blanco who went to Panama and later flew to Costa Rica. Liana is a member of the respected anticommunist organization Mothers Against Repression (MAR) for Cuba. She explained to this writer how Cuban thugs from the Cuban embassy dragged them out of their van and began their cowardly assault.

The administration of Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela had allowed the Cuban bloody dictator Raúl Castro to bring a planeload of thugs led by a high-ranking colonel working for the Cuban intelligence services. These thugs, who pretended to be members of the civil society, proceeded to attack violently Cuban Americans and Cuban dissidents and opponents of the regime, both women and men, soon after their arrival to a park near the Cuban embassy in Panama where they were going to place flowers at the monument of José Martí.

This writer interviewed Jesús Díaz Martínez on April 13, 2015. He explained that Cuban thugs also attacked him and another member of the Junta Patriótica Cubana (presided by Antonio de Esquivel). Jesús Díaz Martínez, a journalist from Miami and former political prisoner, who is Director of Public Relations of the Junta Patriótica Cubana, and Joel Borges, President of the Junta Patriótica Cubana in California, were assaulted by several Cuban paramilitary thugs. Both of them were outside the Panama Hilton Hotel. Díaz Martínez was attacked by a Cuban thug who hit him with a small flagpole with the Cuban flag on his face. He struck back his assailant and brought this Cuban flag to Miami. Díaz Martínez bravely confronted a mob of pro-Castro supporters and he answered their pro-Castro slogans by screaming Down with Fidel and Raúl Castro! and Viva Cuba Libre! Both Borges and Díaz Martínez were interviewed in a television and two radio stations. Díaz Martínez was able to ask Raúl Castro “When are you going to agree to stop the repression against dissidents in Cuba?”, but the Cuban dictator did not answer his question. This writer is an advisor to the Junta Patriótica Cubana in Miami.

Previously, the Panamanian government showed its hatred for the freedom-loving Cuban Americans and dissidents from Cuba as they arrived in that country. To its eternal discredit, the Panamanian government harassed the Cuban patriots throughout their stay in Panama and arrested a large group of them for more than nine hours after Cuban paramilitary criminals assaulted them. Instead of arresting the Cuban paramilitary gorilla’s aggressors, who savagely assaulted the Cuban patriots, the Panamanian authorities detained and threated the victims. This atrocious conduct of the Panamanian government will be strongly denounced in the coming days and a lawsuit is being contemplated.

The first victim was Rosa María Payá, daughter of the Cuban democracy leader and Sakharov prize recipient, Oswaldo Payá, who was assassinated by the Castro regime. She was detained at the Panamanian airport soon after her arrival. Her travel documents were seized as well as her certification to participate in the events of the summit. Rosa María Payá was also threatened with deportation to Cuba. Later, the Panamanian government apologized for its cruel treatment. Other Cuban democracy activists were exposed to similar abuse. Eliecer Ávila, Kirenia Yalit, Lilliane Ruíz, Amel Oliva, Víctor Domínguez, Laritza Diversent, Juan Antonio Madrazo, Miriam Celaya, and Yasser Rojas were subjected to several hours of interrogation and search.

Liana Blanco told this writer that around 1:30 p.m. on April 8, 2015, several Cuban Americans and opponents of the Cuban dictatorship went to place flowers at a monument of Cuban hero José Martí, near the Cuban Embassy in Panama City. Suddenly, the paramilitary thugs brought by Cuban dictator Raúl Castro and led by Cuban Colonel Alexis Frutos Weeden rushed out of the Cuban Embassy and began hitting them.

The Cuban paramilitary thugs dragged Liana Blanco, Sylvia Iriondo, who is head of Mothers Against Repression (MAR) for Cuba, and other women members of this patriotic organization, including Fifi Tejera and her daughter and María Cosculluela. Orlando Gutiérrez Boronat, Leticia Ramos Herrería, Yris Pérez Aguilera, and her husband, the well-known Cuban opponent Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez”, were among the others who were also violently dragged out of the van.

Three Cuban paramilitary criminals began to hit Antúnez and a few others assaulted Orlando Gutiérrez Boronat. Antunez´s wife, Yris Pérez Aguilera, bravely fought her husband´s attackers and was injured. Both men fought the Cuban gorillas with great courage. The Cuban paramilitary criminals began hitting the women very hard. Leticia Ramos Herrería was severely injured as well as Sylvia Iriondo, who was left bleeding from her arm.

Cuban Coronel Frutos attacked Orlando Gutiérrez Boronat, Secretary-General of Directorio Revolucionario Cubano, from the back while another tall and athletic thug hit this Cuban American patriot. Gutiérrez Boronat left Panama in a wheelchair as the result of injuries in his leg and knee. The Panamanian authorities, instead of arresting the Cuban criminals responsible for these unprovoked attacks, arrested the victims and detained them for nine hours. The Cuban Americans and the Cuban dissidents were threatened with deportation and to be taken before the Panamanian judge for their alleged crimes. How shameful was the conduct of the Panamanian officials! Many patriotic Cubans wrote a letter denouncing the atrocities committed against Cuban Americans and opponents of the tyranny from the island and turned in the letter to the Panamanian consul general’s office in Miami. This writer is a friend of the Cuban Americans who were assaulted with complete impunity by the cruel paramilitary savages.

What happened in Panama is very similar to the frequent abuses and violent assaults that are perpetrated in Cuba against peaceful dissidents who ask for freedom and liberty in the streets of that country. The paramilitary and secret police criminals beat up women and men alike not only in Cuba but also around the world whenever peaceful demonstrations are carried out in front of their embassies.

Several years ago Zoe Valdés, the famous award-winning Cuban novelist, and her husband were attacked when they were peacefully demonstrating in front of the Cuban Embassy in Paris, France. The husband of Zoe Valdés was hit on the head with an iron knuckle (manopla) which left him with permanent brain damage. Even though both of them were citizens of France and lodged a complaint against the thugs from the Cuban Embassy who viciously attacked them, the government of France did nothing. It is absolutely outrageous that Western countries have tolerated these types of attacks and assaults by the paramilitary from Cuban embassies around the world with complete impunity, as it happened in Panama.

Antonio María Delgado wrote an article published in the Nuevo Herald on April 10, 2015 titled “Jefe de espías cubanos participó en golpiza a disidentes en Panamá” (Chief of Cuban spies participated in the beatings of Cuban dissidents in Panama). This article explained that Colonel Frutos, a high-ranking official of the Cuban intelligence who was in charge of espionage throughout Latin America for many decades, led the premeditated assault from the Cuban embassy in Panama.

Once a Cuban embassy is established in Washington, D.C., will our weak president tolerate similar assaults against future peaceful demonstrators? Currently, this vicious and criminal colonel is the most important military officer that Cuba has in Venezuela. Colonel Frutos has appeared on many photographs with the bloody Venezuelan dictator, Nicolás Maduro, and with other high-ranking military officers in that country.

Colonel Frutos was following direct orders from the Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, who enjoys beating up opponents of his tyrannical regime. Colonel Frutos led the premeditated attack against Cuban Americans and opponents from Cuba of the oppressive regime. This behavior clearly shows that the Cuban regime wanted to intimidate the Cuban Americans and dissidents who were attending the Summit of the Americas. This operation was carefully planned by the Cuban dictator and shamefully tolerated by the government of Panama.

Cuban Colonel Alexis Frutos Weeden (gray suit) attacked Orlando Gutiérrez Boronat, Secretary-General of the Cuban Revolutionary Directory (Directorio Revolucionario de Cuba), an anti-Communist organization from Miami, when a small group of peaceful Cuban American patriots and Cuban opponents from the island were placing flowers in the monument of José Martí in a public square in Panama. Gutiérrez left Panama in a wheelchair as he was injured in the leg and knee.

 

 

Orlando Gutierrez Boronat fights back Coronel Alexis Frutos Weeden (in the red circle). Liana Blanco is watching the incredible fight. The Cuban Americans and dissidents were dragged out of the van which is shown in the photograph with the doors open.

In which civilized nation a colonel leads thugs to beat up peaceful people? These pictures capture the true nature of the tyrannical and oppressive regime of the Cuban dictator Raúl Castro. During the last 56 years, 14,000 Cubans have been shot on the wall or assassinated in the streets and countryside of Cuba. More than 300,000 have been incarcerated, as this writer was at the age of 17. More than 80,000 have drowned or been eaten by sharks while trying to cross the Straits of Florida seeking freedom. Yet, Obama did not mind that U.S. citizens were beaten under the orders of his new friend, the mass murderer Cuban dictator Raúl Castro. Obama, once again, was seen shaking the bloody hand and smiling at the dictator of Cuba. The tyrannical Cuban leader Raúl Castro when he was fighting in the mountains against the Fulgencio Batista´s regime kidnapped many Americans. When Batista left Raúl Castro captured the city of Santiago de Cuba. On January 11, 1959 he ordered his soldiers to shoot 60 men without a trial and buried them in a ditch.

Two Cuban paramilitary thugs are seen in this picture attacking and kicking women who were placing flowers on the monument of José Martí in Panama. Las Damas de Blanco in Cuba are subjected to this type of abuse frequently while they walk peacefully in Havana carrying flowers.

Confrontations also provoked by the Cuban paramilitary criminals brought by the Cuban dictator took place outside an official forum on civil society that was organized as a sideline event to the summit. The purpose of this forum was to encourage dialogue between Venezuelan and Cuban dissidents and their governments. The Cuban thug delegation, following orders from the oppressive dictator Raúl Castro, pulled out of that meeting saying it would not “share space with mercenaries and terrorists.”

It is important to note that the bloody regime of Raúl Castro has increased the repression and arrests of any opponents who peacefully demonstrate in the island since Barack Obama announced on December 17, 2014 the restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban tyranny. Beating up and arresting women and men who peacefully demonstrate and demand respect for human rights in the streets of Cuba is frequently done in the enslaved island.

The savage beatings in Panama City against peaceful Cuban Americans and Cuban dissidents and opponents clearly demonstrate that the Cuban oppressive regime is not interested in respecting human rights. It is useless for the United States to pressure the Cuban regime to respect human rights and to allow peaceful dissent in the poverty-stricken island. The Cuban regime is not interested in conducting any type of dialogue with Cuban dissidents in Panama or in the island. The appalling behavior in Panama should indicate caution to President Obama as he tries to restore relations with the regime that has never abandoned repression at home and continues to support terrorism abroad. The Cuban regime is a strong ally of Iran, Russia, China, and Venezuela as well as terrorist organizations including Hamas and Hezbollah. All of these countries and terror organizations are enemies of the United States of America.

The Summit of America is a waste of time and an infamy

The current and past summits are a waste of time and money. Cuba was expelled from the Organization of American States (OAS) and for many years was not permitted to participate with other nations which were members of the Organization of American States (OAS) in these summits. In April 2001, at the Summit of the Americas in Québec, Canada, the nations of the continent established a policy of including only freely-elected democratic governments in their meetings. In September 2001, the OAS members signed the Democratic Charter requiring the suspension of nondemocratic regimes from participation in future summits.

After the coming to power of the bloody dictator Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and the creation of the anti-American ALBA alliance financed by petrodollars from Venezuela, the OAS has been controlled by the chavistas and their allies in Central, South America, and the Caribbean, which ignored their previous commitment to democracy. Once Obama came to power, he began appeasing Cuba and Venezuela. He finally accepted that Cuba could participate in future summits. Authoritarian regimes rule in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Cuba, and Argentina. Elections are rigged, independent news media silenced, and human rights are systematically violated. Large democratic countries such as Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Brazil look the other way at the human rights violations and abuses from the authoritarian regimes of nations of the ALBA alliance.

Cuba continues to support terrorism throughout the world

Mauricio Claver-Carone and Jaime Suchlicki have pointed out that Cuba has not change and continues to support of terrorism throughout the world. President Obama is expected to eliminate Cuba in the near future from the list of countries that support terrorism.

Under Section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act (as currently re-authorized under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977), the president must submit a report to Congress, 45 days before terminating the designation. This report certifies that the Cuban government has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six months and has made assurances to the United States that it will not support terrorist acts in the future. If the President removes Cuba from the list of terrorist nations, the Congress must reject that ill-advised action.

President Barack Obama is ignoring the fact that Cuba continues to support terrorism around the world. These are the facts that the president wants to ignore:

Cuba is providing sanctuary to U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations. The Castro regime is currently providing 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. President Obama and the State Department are ignoring the fact that FARC, ELN, and ETA are considered worldwide as terrorist organizations. Removing the Cuban bloody regime as a state-sponsor of terrorism while the Castro regime continues to provide a sanctuary to terrorists and terrorist organizations is disingenuous and shameful.

Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela are strategic allies and are working closely to support terrorism in the Middle East. The Cuban regime, through its close ally, Venezuela, continues to provide intelligence to Hamas and Hezbollah. The Castro regime has worked closely with the drug cartels in Colombia to introduce tons of drugs into the United States over many years. High ranking Cuban military officers are working closely with the Venezuelan military and the Colombian FARC narco guerrillas. Cuban general Leonardo Ramón Andollo, Chief of Operations of the Cuban Ministry of the Armed Forces, has come to Venezuela many times and is the liaison between the Cuban and the Venezuelan high ranking military involved in in drug smuggling.

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, General 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 pilots of Cuban origin who worked for Brothers to the Rescue —over international waters. Three were American citizens and one was a permanent resident. As a result of this horrendous crime the United States approved the Helm-Burton Law, a law that Obama has ignored.

Cuba provides material support to subversive and criminal elements in the Western Hemisphere. 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. The Cuban Occupation Army stationed in Venezuela is there to keep in power, first, the dictator Hugo Chávez and, after his death, the dictator Nicholás Maduro. They control Venezuela’s military, police, and intelligence services and are subverting democracy in that nation. Cuba has armed and trained violent paramilitary groups, known as “colectivos”, and remains involved in the trafficking of narcotics and other criminal activities. The recent executive order by Obama, which declared Venezuela as a national security threat and imposed sanctions on seven senior government officials with well-known links to Cuba’s military and security services, for their criminal activities is puzzling considering that the Cuban military and secret police is equally involved in committing these crimes in the island.

Cuba has recently lied twice to the international community about the smuggling of weapons. In a report last year, United Nations officials confirmed Cuba’s attempt to smuggle 240 tons of heavy weaponry, including MiG aircraft to North Korea, hidden under tons of sugar. Panamanian officials discovered the cargo as a North Korean ship tried to cross the Panama Canal, which the U.N. panel described as the largest and most egregious violation of international sanctions set by the United Nations Security Council to date. The United Nations panel documented that the Castro regime’s has failed to cooperate and as made repeated false statements to conceal and lie to U.N. officials. This month the Chinese ship Da Dan Xia was intercepted in Cartagena, Colombia carrying an illegal cache of weapons destined for Cuba’s military. The Colombia government, the United States government, and the Castro dictatorship do not want to discuss this shipment of Chinese weapons to the island. Thus, what credible assurances can the Castro bloody regime give to the United States—as required by law—that it will refrain from terrorist and criminal activities? Obama, as usual, ignores these inconvenient truths.

Cuba is harboring one of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Terrorists.” The Cuban regime also provides refuge to approximately 70 fugitives wanted by U.S. courts, including several who participated in the airline hijackings, murders, and kidnappings in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. One of these criminals is Assata Shakur, who was once known as JoAnne Chesimard, a onetime Black Panther on the FBI list of the Ten Most Wanted terrorists for her conviction in the 1979 killing of a New Jersey state trooper. The FBI is offering $1 million for information leading to her arrest. In 1977, Chesimard was found guilty of first degree murder, assault and battery of a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to kill, illegal possession of a weapon, and armed robbery. She was sentenced to life in prison. On November 2, 1979, Chesimard escaped from prison and lived underground before being located in Cuba in 1984.

Aliases:

Assata Shakur, Joanne Byron, Barbara Odoms, Joanne Chesterman, Joan Davis, Justine Henderson, Mary Davis, Pat Chesimard, Jo-Ann Chesimard, Joanne Debra Chesimard, Joanne D. Byron, Joanne D. Chesimard, Joanne Davis, Chesimard Joanne, Ches Chesimard, Sister-Love Chesimard, Joann Debra Byron Chesimard, Joanne Deborah Byron Chesimard, Joan Chesimard, Josephine Henderson, Carolyn Johnson, Carol Brown, “Ches.”

Date(s) of Birth Used:

July 16, 1947;

August 19, 1952

Place of Birth:            New York City,        

Height:                          5′ 7″

Weight:                         135 to 150 pounds

Hair: Black/Gray Eyes: BrownSex: FemaleRace: BlackCitizenship:

American

Joanne Chesimard is wanted for escaping from prison in Clinton, New Jersey, while serving a life sentence for murder. On May 2, 1973, Chesimard, who was part of a revolutionary extremist organization known as the Black Liberation Army, and two accomplices were stopped for a motor vehicle violation on the New Jersey Turnpike by two New Jersey State Police troopers.

At the time, Chesimard was wanted for her involvement in several felonies, including bank robbery. Chesimard and her accomplices opened fire on the troopers. One trooper was wounded and the other was shot and killed execution-style at point-blank range. Chesimard fled the scene but was subsequently apprehended. One of her accomplices was killed in the shoot-out and the other was also apprehended and remains in jail.

Another terrorist, Ishmael LaBeet, is one of the five men convicted in the 1972 armed robbery in the Virgin Islands who left eight people dead. William Morales, a Puerto Rican terrorist who is responsible for setting 140 bombs around the United States during the 1970s and 1980s killing at least six people, lives happily with the other fugitives in Cuba.

 

 

Obama and Raúl Castro met at the Summit of the Americas

President Obama and the bloody dictator Raúl Castro talked and smiled at each other before the start of the Summit of the Americas.

Jim Wyss and Mimi Whitefield wrote an article entitled “Obama, Raúl Castro hold historic face-to-face talks at summit” which was published in the Miami Herald on April 12, 2015.
Obama, Castro Hold Historic Meeting

The leaders of the United States and Cuba held their first formal meeting in more than half a century on Saturday, clearing the way for a normalization of relations that had seemed unthinkable to both Cubans and Americans for generations. (April 11)
President Barack Obama and Cuban dictator Raúl Castro in Panama.

Obama and Castro held a historic conversation on the sidelines of the VII Summit of the Americas on April 11, 2015 after Cuba took a seat at the hemispheric gathering for the first time. President Obama stated the following to the Cuban dictator: “We are now in a position to move on a path toward the future. Over time it is possible for us to turn the page and develop a new relationship between our two countries.” The Cuban tyrant responded by saying the following: “We might still have our differences, but we are willing to discuss everything. But we need to be patient, very patient. We might disagree on something today on which we could agree tomorrow.”

The reporters said Obama stated that “the United States would continue to speak out on its democracy and human rights concerns and he expected Castro would continue to raise the concerns about U.S. policy that he spoke of during his remarks to the summit earlier in the day.” Obama did not complain about the savage assault of Castro’s paramilitary criminals during this summit against U.S. citizens and Cuban opponents of the island regime. If the president was serious about addressing human rights, this was the time to do it. His silence is an indication that his talk about demanding that human rights be respected in Cuba is empty rhetoric and that he is not serious about this issue. Wyss and Whitefield wrote that South Florida Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said that “President Obama’s decision to meet with Raúl Castro does absolutely nothing to advance the cause of freedom and liberty in Cuba.”

President Barack Obama ignored the previous agreement made in the Summit of the Americas in Québec of only allowing democratic governments to participate in the Western Hemisphere summits and decided to participate in the Panamanian gathering. This was a further appeasement of the President to the Cuban tyrant. The last two summits of the Americas, in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and in Cartagena, Colombia in 2012, the United States insisted that Cuba continue to be excluded from the gathering.

It is expected that President Obama would begin a 45-day waiting period before the removal of Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism. U.S. officials believe that the Cubans may be reluctant to move forward with the reopening of embassies before this measure becomes official. This writer hopes that Congress uses the enforced waiting period to introduce legislation to block the president´s appeasement action.

Wyss and Whitefield pointed out that President Obama spoke at a forum for civil society leaders, in which the loudest applause line came at the start. Noting that it was the first time that civil society had been included at the summits, he said that he was also “pleased to have Cuba represented with us for the very first time.” This was the first time Cuba had been invited to a summit of hemispheric heads of nations since the event was launched in 1994 — and not everyone was happy with Cuba´s presence or its possible removal from the terrorism list. “The Obama administration should look to facts, not politics to guide their decision,” South Florida Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen stated. Ros-Lehtinen opposes the removal of Cuba from the list of nations that sponsor terrorism. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen stated that “A country cannot be removed from the list of state sponsors of terror if it continues to pursue the same policy of subversion and provides support for acts of international terrorism such as providing safe haven to foreign terrorist organizations and harboring U.S. fugitives.”

Wyss and Whitefield explained that after his meeting with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, President Obama called Panama a “proud democracy” and praised its efforts to promote transparency and accountability and its economic success. President Valera stated the following: “I think President Obama is going to leave a legacy the way he is supporting Hispanics in the United States, and also his new policy for Cuba, for us, is very important.” President Obama should have strongly complained to the Panamanian President regarding the manner Panamanian authorities harassed and arrested unjustly United States Cuban American citizens and dissidents from Cuba.

Conclusion

The Obama-Castro deal has been subjected to a great deal of criticism for lifting trade and travel restrictions without extracting any political or economic reforms from Cuba’s dictatorship. As usual, President Obama gave away the store without receiving a single meaningful concession from Cuba. Removing Cuba from the list of nations that sponsor terrorism is an enormous mistake since this country continues to support terrorism around the world. The Panamanian government shamefully showed its contempt for freedom-loving Cubans from the United States and the island. The VII Summit of the Americas, like the previous ones, was a failure and a waste of time. Accepting the Castro oppressive and totalitarian regime to this gathering is an abomination and an infamy to freedom loving individuals anywhere in the world!

 

 

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