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Cuba’s Castro and Al-Qaeda: Terrorist birds of a feather

It is not a coincidence that Cuba's Castro regime uses the same tactics as Al-Qaeda. The Castro dictatorship is after all, a terrorist organization. Fidel Castro used terrorism to gain power in Cuba and he and his brother have continued to use terrorism to maintain that power and gain influence throughout the world.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

What Castro and al-Qaeda Have in Common

They are both holding elderly, Jewish, American development workers hostage in order to coerce the U.S. into unilateral negotiations and concessions.

In other words, they both employ terrorist tactics.

Read carefully.

From AP:

A 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaida more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a video released Thursday to negotiate his release, saying he feels "totally abandoned and forgotten."

The video of Warren Weinstein was the first since two videos released in September 2012. Weinstein, the country director in Pakistan for J.E. Austin Associates, a U.S.-based firm that advises a range of Pakistani business and government sectors, was abducted from his house in the eastern city of Lahore in August 2011.

"Nine years ago I came to Pakistan to help my government, and I did so at a time when most Americans would not come here, and now when I need my government it seems that I have been totally abandoned and forgotten," Weinstein said during the 13-minute video. "And so I again appeal to you to instruct your appropriate officials to negotiate my release."

Sound familiar?

From NBC:

Alan Gross, the 64-year-old American contractor imprisoned in Cuba since 2009, has written a letter pleading with President Obama for his "personal involvement" to secure his release.

"With the utmost respect, Mr. President,” wrote Gross, who was arrested in Havana four years ago today, “I fear that my government-- the very government I was serving when I began this nightmare-- has abandoned me."

The letter comes as Gross’s wife, family and supporters stage a vigil outside the White House to mark the anniversary and call on President Obama to appoint a special envoy to negotiate for his release. His supporters have also released new photos of Gross in his Cuban prison, where he has lost 110 pounds, according to a family spokeswoman.

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