OH, GREAT, THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO MY LIFE.
Isn’t Fidel Castro already dead?
The Trump administration has put Cuba back on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, the latest in a series of hawkish diplomatic steps taken just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
The move returns Cuba to the pariah list, exposing it to a wide range of sanctions and restrictions, five years after the Obama-Biden administration thawed relations with the communist nation and eased its isolation. It also leaves another diplomatic imbroglio for the Biden administration to deal with after the new president takes office on January 20.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged that Cuba repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists. He argued that Cuba’s government should be denied the resources it uses to oppress the Cuban people, and the US needs to counter its “malign interference in Venezuela and the rest of the Western Hemisphere.”
Havana fired back at the US sanctions, denouncing them as “political opportunism.”
“We condemn the cynical and hypocritical qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, announced by the United States,” Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez tweeted.
I’m gonna go read Pompeo’s official statement on this. I hear there’s a secret message in it about how he’s going to stop Mike Pence once and for all and make Trump president for four more years or maybe make Lin Wood and General Flynn president.