Cuba included in United States’ list of 'security-risk' countries

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 January 2010

In response to the alleged attempt to blow up a US bound plane on Christmas Day the United States has introduced tougher airport restrictions for passengers arriving by air into the US from 14 nations which the authorities deem to be a security risk.

The inclusion of Cuba on the list has been condemned in Havana in the national daily Granma as "desperate directive" that was "part of the (U.S.) anti-terrorist paranoia."

Even the Washington Post, in an article by 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson, shows up the stupidity. He writes that “Cuba presents a threat of terrorism that can be measured at precisely zero”. He notes that the US interests section in Havana was one of the few American diplomatic posts in the world to remain open for normal business, with no apparent increased security, in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Rob Miller, CSC Director said

“The inclusion of Cuba on this list once again illustrates the failure of the Obama administration to move beyond the Bush era policy of isolation, blockade and aggression against the island. At the same time as the US announces these measures known terrorists such as Luis Posada Carriles, responsible for the blowing up in midair of the Cubana plane in Barbados in 1976 killing 73 people, are free to walk the streets of Miami.

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