Biden removes Cuba from list of countries uncooperative on counterterrorism

Despite the Castro dictatorship continuing to support terrorist groups, harboring fugitive terrorists, and blatant backing of Hamas, the U.S. State Dept. has removed communist Cuba from the list of uncooperative countries in counterterrorism efforts. On Wednesday, Biden’s Secretary of State Anthony Blinken justified the decision by claiming Cuba and U.S. law enforcement were now communicating.

Via the AP:

Secretary of State Antony Blinken removed Cuba Wednesday from the State Department’s short list of countries that it deems less than fully cooperative against violent groups.

In a statement, the State Department said Blinken had found that Cuban and U.S. law enforcement were again working together on counterterrorism and other efforts.

The State Department had cited Cuba as a “not fully cooperating country” in 2022, saying that Cuba had refused to engage with Colombia in the extradition of members of the National Liberation Army group.

The untenable justification for removing Cuba from the list ignores long pro-terrorism history and the many U.S. fugitives the Castro regime has harbored, in addition to terrorists that enjoy safe harbor on the island. It appears this is just the first step in removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism altogether, which is even less justifiable.

After the announcement, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) voiced his concern over the decision:

“I’ve reached out to the state department to get answers on this absurd move,” said Senator Rubio. “The criminal and illegitimate regime in Hasán supports foreign terrorist organizations in Colombia, and Harbors ETA terrorists as well as fugitives wanted by American courts.”

With so many domestic and foreign policies issues rocking the White House, it seemed that Cuba Thaw 2.0, the continuance of Obama’s disastrous and failed Cuba policy, was on the back burner. However, this latest announcement seems to indicate it’s back in the works and, as the previous version, will only serve to enrich the Castro dictatorship and add additional threats to U.S. national security.

2 thoughts on “Biden removes Cuba from list of countries uncooperative on counterterrorism”

  1. As for Blinken, who’s admittedly a go-between, he couldn’t look weaker and more ineffectual if he tried. In other words, we’re not even remotely talking Henry Kissinger. Biden, of course is essentially non-functional, so I seriously doubt this was really his decision, but rather what his handlers decided.

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