US Removed Cuba From Terrorist List Despite Hezbollah Ties

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Judicial Watch: A few years before the Obama administration removed Cuba from the U.S. list of nations that sponsor terrorism Hezbollah established an operational base on the communist island, according to intelligence received by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State.

The information comes straight from electronic mail released by the State Department over the weekend as part of ongoing litigation from several groups, including Judicial Watch, and media outlets surrounding Clinton’s use of a private server to send and receive classified information as Secretary of State. This alarming information has been ignored by the mainstream media, which served as the president’s most vocal cheerleader when he established diplomatic ties with Cuba last summer. After appearing for decades on the U.S. government’s list of nations that sponsor terrorism, the Obama administration officially removed it to lay the groundwork for a full renewal of diplomatic ties.

Nevertheless, the administration knew that the radical Lebanon-based Islamic group Hezbollah had opened a base in Cuba, just 90 miles from the U.S, a few years earlier.”

Opinion: It was in 2011 that Cuban officials allowed the Iran-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah to set up an operational base in Cuba, according to intelligence reports received by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

And there is more:

  • In 2013, Panama authorities seized a ship carrying “undeclared weapons of war” from Cuba to the North Korean dictatorship of Kim Jong-un in violation of a United Nations resolution against arms trafficking.
  • In 2014, Fox News reported: “Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar Assad’s soldiers and may be preparing to man Russian-made tanks to aid Damascus in fighting rebel forces backed by the U.S.
  • February 2015, a Russian spy ship was spotted anchored about 22 miles off the Florida coast, southeast of Kings Bay. It reportedly left Cuba on Jan. 22, and its movements since then have not been made public.
  • To this day, convicted police killer and militant Black Panther activist Assata Shakur receives political asylum in Communist Cuba despite being on the FBI most-wanted list.

Communism continues unabated on the island as does its ties to Iran, Syria, Russia, and North Korea. To use a favorite of Mr. Obama’s – another boneheaded move.

 

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