State Sponsors of Terrorism
North Korea acts like an incorrigible child, only with nuclear weapons. Whenever hopes begin to build that Pyongyang is ready
Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it ... and, sadly, the same might be said about state-sponsored terrorism. Far from making light of problem, I am looking for solutions that might actually trigger positive change, which is especially urgent for me because I currently work in Afghanistan.
North Korea has been off the terror list since 2008, when the DPRK agreed to disclose information about its nuclear weapons inventory. However, the decision to remove North Korea was more reflective of the obsolete nature of Washington's terrorism blacklist than a genuine improvement in North Korea's conduct.
“I am disappointed that the White House seems determined to reward the Castro regime, which has a clear record of repression
To sidestep clear legal impediments to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism would go beyond political embarrassment. It would be an irreparable blow to the credibility of the Administration's foreign-policy leadership.
Last Friday, The Financial Action Task Force congratulated Cuba -- along with Argentina, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and Turkey -- for taking such strong actions to police its financial system that it will no longer be subject to the monitoring of its efforts against money-laundering and terrorist finance.
President Obama may be determined to repeal Bush's global war on terrorism. But that didn't stop the State Department from declaring last week, on the flimsiest of evidence, that Cuba is a state sponsor of terrorism for the 30th straight year.
Many observers suspect that Cuban officials would be open to discussing the release of Gross in exchange for five intelligence
HB 959 is not a "trade bill," it's a procurement bill, legislation that defines who we Floridians want to profit from building our highways, bridges, structures and public-service contracts.
It is both untrue and a travesty to paint Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism as the United States government did in its annual report on the subject last week.