US designates Cuba state sponsor of terrorism

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The U.S. State Department announced Monday that it is designating Cuba a state sponsor of terror, accusing it of providing safe harbor to malicious actors and engaging in "malign behavior" in the region.

"The Trump Administration has been focused from the start on denying the Castro regime the resources it uses to oppress its people at home, and countering its malign interference in Venezuela and the rest of the Western Hemisphere," Secertary of State Michael Pompeo said in a statement. "With this action, we will once again hold Cuba’s government accountable and send a clear message: the Castro regime must end its support for international terrorism and subversion of U.S."

Monday's designation returns the Caribbean nation to a list that it was on from Ronald Reagan's administration and until that of Barack Obama. In 2016, Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Cuba since 1928.

And once again, here we are. Battista peeps still raising hell. Shit, its going to take another 25 years for that generation to pass on.
 

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Well, that isn't going to last more than 9 days with Comrade Harris at the helm.
Wonder what Xi Biden will give them to make up for that mean old Trump? Some flowers, maybe send them a card with a pallet of cash. A little hug and a sniff behind the ear?
 

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Trump sure goes out of his way to make enemies.
 

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Trump sure goes out of his way to make enemies.

Communist Cuba was no friend of President Trump's long before this.

This move forces Xiden to own Cuba's terrorism, if he overturns the XO.
 

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Trump sure goes out of his way to make enemies.
Do you want to be friends with someone who almost vaporized you back in the 60's?
Fidel Castro is dead in case you never got the memo
He was the old threat, along with Russia and their nukes stationed in Cuba. Cuba has a new benefactor now..

China Extends Reach in the Caribbean, Unsettling the U.S.

What possible interest could China have in the Caribbean? Collecting seashells to make pretty decorative items?
 
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Trump sure goes out of his way to make enemies.
Do you want to be friends with someone who almost vaporized you back in the 60's?
Fidel Castro is dead in case you never got the memo
He was the old threat, along with Russia and their nukes stationed in Cuba. Cuba has a new benefactor now..

China Extends Reach in the Caribbean, Unsettling the U.S.

What possible interest could China have in the Caribbean? Collecting seashells to make pretty decorative items?
The same interest they have in South and Central America.

Cuba does business with all other nation States. Always has. I'm not saying that China doesn't see some benefit to operating out of there. They absolutely do. But, the mere existence of the US does not mean that all those countries are duty bound. The US continues to aid "humanitarian groups" in Cuba that have frequent protests.
 

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Trump sure goes out of his way to make enemies.
Do you want to be friends with someone who almost vaporized you back in the 60's?
Then there was Russia using Cuba as a base, Russia is still Russia and your kind won't even consider what evidence seems to have proved, that democracy itself was under attack during the 2016 election season.

But, I digress, the Cuban People have suffered enough and diplomacy such as used by Obama did not put us at risk of being vaporized. Diplomacy as used by President Obama allowed American citizens to visit the Island, spend some dollars and see that the Cuban People are not green eyed monsters. The greeneyed monsters live here in the United States, and spent last Wednesday proving they hate America and our 244 years of democracy in their quest to kill our elected leaders.
 

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Trump sure goes out of his way to make enemies.
Do you want to be friends with someone who almost vaporized you back in the 60's?
Fidel Castro is dead in case you never got the memo
He was the old threat, along with Russia and their nukes stationed in Cuba. Cuba has a new benefactor now..

China Extends Reach in the Caribbean, Unsettling the U.S.

What possible interest could China have in the Caribbean? Collecting seashells to make pretty decorative items?
Q. What possible interest could China have in the Caribbean?

A. Making friends, the antithesis of trump who makes enemies.

Diplomacy builds relationships; when aid is provided to the islands which need medical assistance and equipment and civil engineers are needed -when to rebuild highways and other infrastructure needed they are provided. The means in this case are an essential part of diplomacy, and that builds a friendship and that becomes their end.

Tossing paper towels to PR's suffering from storms after their Island was destroyed. Their needs for electricity and water was insufficient, and he blamed the PR leaders was nothing more than offensive. Once again proving he was inept, incompetent and out of touch with reality.

Trump's behavior - tossing a few paper towel rolls - was not only arrogant, but evidence he's an arrogant jerk with no sense of empathy.
 
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