Plane hijacking leaves hostage dead, SomaliNet (5/4/2007)
terrorists and we damage credibility, by Wayne Smith in the Sun-Sentinel.
May Release Posada Carriles (1/23/2006)
Posada Carriles, the Cuban exile terrorist wanted for 1976 airliner bombing was
arrested in Miami on Tuesday, May 17th.
for a timeline of events, a list of news articles, and CIP's press release about
on the U.S. List of State Sponsors of Terrorism
April 27, 2005, the State Department released their annual report on State Sponsors
of Terrorism. Once again, Cuba was included on the list without just cause. Click
here for the current report, past reports, Wayne Smith's response, a history
of the report, and information on our 2004 Conference
to Weigh the Evidence to Keep Cuba on the US List of State Sponsors of Terrorism.
Response to 9/11 and the War on Terror
Within hours of the September
11 attacks, the Cuban government issued a statement in which it condemned the
attacks and rued the "distressing and unjustifiable loss of human lives."
The Cuban government also immediately offered its airspace to US aircraft that
were still en route to the US when the FAA closed the American airspace, as well
as humanitarian aid to the victims. Despite the public rejections of terrorism
by Castro and Cuba's responsible conduct, the State Department continues to include
Cuba on its List of State Sponsors of Terror. [Read
Cuban Exile Terrorism
Cuba believes itself to be
a victim of 40 years of exile terrorism, and decries US tolerance of Cuban exile
terrorists responsible for the 1976 Cubana airliner bombing - killing all 73 people
aboard -and dozens of other terrorist activities organized in South Florida for
many years. Click here for more information.