“Currently the US State Dept. designates four countries in the world as state sponsors of terrrorism: Cuba, Iran Syria and Sudan. Thousands of Al Qaeda terrorists are in Sudan or Syria, and Iran has been aggressively building it’s Nuclear program. Despite human rights abuses Cuba poses none of the active dangers to the United States and our Security that these other countries possess.“
The above was the first part of the question by the Atlantic Council’s recent poll on U.S.-Cuba policy. Here’s the rest of the question: “In your opinion does Cuba pose the same threat as these other countries and thus belong on the (terrorism-sponsor) list?”
First off, Al Qaeda is in Syria FIGHTNG AGAINST THE SYRIAN REGIME, not as a guest of the regime, as in the case of the terrorist FARC in Castro’s Cuba.
Secondly, the director of national intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director David Petraeus both testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence went on record thusly: “We don’t believe they’ve (Iran) actually made the decision to go ahead with a nuclear weapon.”
But the Atlantic Council’s “expertise” on the Syrian civil war and their cognizance of the actual intelligence estimates of America’s top intelligence officials is not really the issue here. The issue is the wording of their “poll questions.”
Geeezus!–you mean Bendixen wasn’t giving Castro and his lobbyists everything they wanted?!
You can’t MAKE this kinda shit up!
“Thanks to Fidel Castro, we are now a powerful army, not a hit and run band.” (Tiro-Fijo the late commander of FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia).