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2109, 29 May 15

U.S. Removes Cuba From Terror List

And there it is. On the bright side, America got major concessions from Cuba on… wait… nevermind.

The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

The move eliminates a major obstacle toward restoring diplomatic ties.

The change allows Cuba to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.

President Barack Obama announced a historic thaw with Cuba in December, but the US trade embargo against the country remains, and may only be ended by Congress.

The removal has been one of Cuba’s key demands, as leaders from both countries have repeatedly met to negotiate the details of restoring diplomatic relations, including the opening of embassies in Washington and Havana.


2109, 29 May 2015


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Empower liberal Marxist evil. Great.

    Why don’t we give the former USSR a freedom human rights award while we are at it?

    That would be just as absurd.

  2. Jadedly Unbiased

    We should hold Cuba under water for eternity. We should keep them impoverished with sanctions until there is not one communist Cuban bastard standing. That would be the democratic and Christian thing to do.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    We betray those standing for simple freedom: the freedom to speak, do, and worship in Cuba.

    As long as the liberal Marxists insist on stomping on all rights of free speech, freedom of expession, and freedom of religion, we should not be acting like we are best buddies. This is an unrepentant state sponsor of terror!

    I realize that USA liberal Marxists don’t care about free speech and expression, that is why they spend so much time destroying those rights, lovwe to embrace unrepentant evil, but many of us in America still care about those simple, basic, decent, human right values and want others to have them.

    We don’t want the horrible, dictatorial, government of Cuba given legitimacy.

  4. Mark Maley

    This should have happened years ago.
    Cuba isn’t a threat to anyone .
    They have treated their people poorly , as have hundreds of other countries we deal with daily.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    Cuban government should show by doing:

    1.) Enact elections by the people.

    2.) Adopt a constitution similar to ours.

    3.) Allow private property.

    When Cuba does that, its government will be less of a threat to the human rights of its citizens. As long as the Liberal Marxist Cuban government controls every ounce of resource on the island, and uses its Marxist slave population to do its will, it is a threat.

  6. Jadedly Unbiased

    If isolation from the rest of the free world is the punishment for being a dictatorship or a communist nation we would find ourselves without our biggest sponsor and trade partner…China. Many other nations are dictatorships or monarchies. We can’t condemn every nation that doesn’t follow our form of government or religion. Aren’t we supposed to encourage countries willing to change their ways or is it a purely selective process depending on who’s in the White House.

  7. west bend observer

    Its purely selective on whether or not it fits Kevin’s agenda for the world. I have never seen a man so in fear of liberals that every statement he makes mentions it. The entire world does not nor never will fit one mold, people are diverse by Gods creation. Learn to live in harmony with those that have differing opinions, religions, and political beliefs.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    China is making inroads to private property and adapting toward a capitalist style system. I’d like the political reforms to happen quicker…

    Cuba on other hand has shown nothing but ill intent to America. China criticizes us once in a while, but does not have consistent ill intent.

    West Bend Observer,

    Your speech is better suited to Madison education administrators who have to review what your T-shirt says before entering a school sporting event.

    I want people to live in harmony, and its fine to have differing opinions. The point of my post was: when liberal Marxists are in charge, like in Cuba, no one gets a differing opinion to the state collective. Liberalism is the exact opposite of the diversity and harmony you crave.

    If you want a close up exapmple of this: UW-Milwaukee or Marquette. Both schools have radical Marxists in charge. Its been a comedy of radical Marxist speech censorship at both schools.

    Liberals will push you around if you don’t stand up and say “no”.

    I hope Prof. McAdams bankrupts the liberal Marxist speech police at Marquette in civil court.

    So I’m here to add diversity of viewpoint to the liberal lexicon, sometimes bluntly. I’ll agree that drives 1, or 2, of you into a lather.

  9. Jadedly Unbiased

    China is a communist country in which the majority of the capital (money) is controlled by and goes to its leaders and their cronies. I guess China’s recent expansion of arms onto a man made island in international waters should be seen as an act of political reform.

  10. Kevin Scheunemann


    Majority, nor all.

    I agree China has a lot of progress to go, but they at least embrace some of the freedoms and capitalist success of the West. Cuba just keeps looking back to the old liberal Marxist failures.

  11. Jadedly Unbiased

    Cuba has been forced, by its own choice in the beginning, by the international community thereafter to be stuck in these old positions. They are now willing to work towards progress and we should play a supportive role. What’s the alternative? Should we turn our back on progress? Should we continue to let the people of Cuba suffer? Why are we so willing to overlook the suppressive government of China?…money.

  12. Duke

    Mark Maley hit the nail on the head.

    I don’t think any of you really have a clue about Cuba. I’ve been there several times since 2004, and Cuba is a teaming tourism destination complete with American tourists. The only accomplishment of our failed “economic embargo” has been the inconvenience of having to route air travel from the U.S. through Nassau or Cancun. The national currency of the entire island is U.S. dollars – if you wanted to take home any pesos for souvenirs you would have to bribe a national to get some out of a bank for you!

    Notwithstanding the tourism, and some direct economic aid from Canada and China, Cuba is still a nation of beggars and prostitutes. This, however, is not caused by our make-believe embargo, but rather is a consequence of a government that is turned upside down by the economic cancer of socialism. I don’t know what the geo-political solution to the Cuba Problem will be, but I’m pretty sure that having an appeaser like Obozo in charge of the problem will be no better than the half-century of a failed and mostly nonexistent embargo. Community organizing doesn’t work any better in Cuba than it did in Ferguson or Baltimore.

  13. Jadedly Unbiased

  14. Mark Maley

    Old joke

    Man is driving 85 in a 65 MPH zone
    He’s passed by a guy in a Maserati doing 105
    Cop picks up man going 85
    Man says ” what about that Maseratti ?
    Cop says ” you were easier to catch”

    Same with Cuba

  15. Northern Pike

    What concessions are we supposed to seek in exchange from being removed from a terror list other than a county refrain from supporting terror groups?

    Either a country sponsors terror activity or it doesn’t. If there are other negotiated criteria for being removed from the terror list, doesn’t that compromise the integrity of the list?

    For the terror list to be credible, it must be an objective and accurate list of countries that support terrorism. It’s not something to be used to extract domestic political and economic reforms.

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