Obama Moves To Take Cuba Off Terror List

by Reuters  |  published on April 8, 2015

fidelcastroBarack Obama vowed on Tuesday to act quickly once he receives a State Department recommendation on whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, a remaining obstacle to the restoration of relations between Washington and Havana.

With just days to go before a hemispheric summit in Panama where Obama will come face-to-face with Cuban President Raul Castro, he offered no clear sign of how he was leaning or the timeframe for his decision. He ordered the review immediately after announcing a diplomatic breakthrough with Havana on Dec. 17.

Obama, in a Reuters interview in early March, said he hoped the United States would be able to open an embassy in Cuba by the time of the April 10-11 Summit of the Americas, and U.S. officials have since said the review was being expedited.

But the lack of a decision so far on taking Cuba off the terrorism blacklist – something Havana has steadfastly demanded – has raised strong doubts about whether the review will be finished in time to make further strides toward normalization before the summit.

  • Dee

    We need to put obummer on the terror list.

  • We live in a nightmare situation as this POTUS continues to reign supreme with his idiotic pen & even more ridiculous perceptions about what is GOOD for America. There is little that ‘we the people’ can physically do, to change his rancid behaviors. Our only hopes (& prayers) lie with the Congressional women & men WE elected to represent us. They can & should enact any appropriate legislatures, gather vetoes, & take other legal actions that our Constitution has empowered them to do, to at least put a hitch in Obama’s ‘get-along’, to slow him down & delay his unilateral ‘mandates’ from taking effect immediately.

    A couple of recent rulings – about other very unsavory ‘issues’ created by this arrogant ‘pseudo king’ – have already been temporarily stymied, by judges who preserved our Constitutional rights. The battle of “Obama vs. America” will continue to be waged however, until 2016, when he is finally ‘ousted’ from his arrogant position & we can reclaim OUR White House & OUR Country again.

    In the meantime, we need to keep urging our lawmakers – in Congress & the Judiciary – to resist the insane drive of this crass administration. We can not afford to become lackadaisical; our country needs us & there is too much at stake for us to succumb to ‘defeat’ at this crucial time. The survival of these, OUR United States of America might just depend on how much courage we can muster. We must continue to LEGALLY resist the destructive changes that Obama is bound & determined to have enforced, until he is no longer in the position to thrust any more of his fallacious & detrimental policies upon us.

  • GMC

    Hey Obama!!! Just make Cuba one of the U.S. States thats whats coming next. Like we don’t have any problems of our own here.

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