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A “counterterrorism agreement” to protect terrorists

\The “counterterrorism” agreement signed by Obama and Raul Castro on January 16, 2017, doesn’t include the return of U.S. fugitives and terrorists that Cuba has harbored, including Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, convicted of murder for the shooting death of New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster in 1973, she escaped prison in 1979 and took refuge in Cuba and Puerto Rican terrorist William Morales, wanted for the 1975 Fraunces Tavern bombing in New York City that killed four and wounded 50, can also remain safely in Cuba since Obama didn’t request his extradition as part of the agreement.

Typical Obama agreement: Give up the store and ask nothing in return.

Cuba airport security causes senators to call for pause in U.S.-Cuba flights

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CBS News

Last week, regularly-scheduled commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba took off for the first time in more than fifty years. Now, a bipartisan pair of senators has submitted legislation to ground those planes over what they say are airport security concerns.

Senators Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, and Marco Rubio, R-Florida, have submitted legislation to that would pause the Cuba-US routes until an assessment of Cuban aviation safety could be completed.

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“With so many serious security threats around the world, it is irresponsible to leave key aspects of our airport security in the hands of anti-American, repressive regime in Cuba,” Rubio said in a statement.

But the Transportation Security Administration says it has reviewed operations at eight of the 10 Cuban airports set to provide commercial flights to and from the U.S. and that all met international standards.

TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger, who was to meet with members of Congress Thursday, told CBS News earlier this summer that his agency “will ensure that they in fact meet all of those requirements that we put in place at last points of departure.”

Currently, the United States and the Republic of Cuba have an agreement allowing federal air marshals on board certain passenger flights between the two nations. But Menendez says it’s not enough.

“Cuba is a totalitarian dictatorship that continues to harbor American hijackers and terrorists as heroes…and remains a strategic ally of some of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations,” he said. “Every airport worker is employed directly by the regime, and its airports lack the technology and security capabilities we’ve grown to expect in the United States.”

Excitement over first flights from U.S. to Cuba

While Cuba, a nation of more than 11 million about 90 miles south of Key West, Florida, has been largely off limits to the United States for 55 years, it is a major tourist destination from Canada, Europe, Latin America and Russia. Dozens of international airlines serve Cuba each day.

Scheduled commercial airline service from the U.S. ended in 1961 after the communist government of Fidel Castro rose to power, and nationalized foreign assets (many of them belonging to American companies). The Cuban missile crisis brought the world to brink of nuclear war, after the Castro regime allowed Russian missiles to be set up, prompting the ongoing U.S. embargo.

But even before Jetblue flight 387 left Fort Lauderdale with 150 passengers August 31st bound for Cuba, on average 17 charter flights travel between the U.S. and the island nation daily. The charter flights have existed for years, and all of the passengers on those flights passed through Cuban airport security without legislation from Congress to stop it.

CBS News was on that first commercial flight to Santa Clara, Cuba’s fifth largest city. Our experience was far from a comprehensive review of airport security. We found it to be similar to screenings at airports around the world, but with a few quirks.

Upon arrival in Cuba, our bags were x-rayed with equipment resembling those seen in American airports. Each passenger passed through a magnetometer. Some were also “wanded” with a handheld metal detector. Security officers would not allow bottled water past the checkpoint and held a safety razor (used for shaving) for no clear reason. When asked why water couldn’t enter the terminal, the officer simply said it wasn’t allowed.

Our photojournalist was allowed to keep his water. Prior to heading for customs, the razor was returned, and we were screened again. At the Santa Clara airport, we did not see body scanners.

After checking into our return flights and clearing immigration in Havana, the security checkpoint at Jose Marti International Airport’s Terminal 3, looked a lot like security at many small airports in the U.S. There were several lanes closed — and just one screening passengers. While the line wasn’t long, the process was slow. Bags were x-rayed, passengers passed through metal detectors, and in some cases were also ‘wanded’ by a handheld scanner. This terminal appeared to have one body scanner station.

Our CBS News crew was selected for additional screening, our bags were emptied and examined. Security officers express particular concern over several old books we purchased.

The senators’ Cuban Airport Security Act follows a similar measure introduced by Congressman John Katko, R-New York, in July. Earlier in the summer members of the House Homeland Security Committee were denied visas to enter Cuba for a trip to examine airport security there.

On the day the senate bill was announced American Airlines began rolling out its service to Cuba with a flight to Cienfuegos. The Department of Transportation has authorized up to 110 daily flights from the U.S. to Cuba on 10 carriers. Flights to the island’s capitol city are expected to begin in November.

What’s Worse: $400 Million to Iran or $4 Billion To Cuba?

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The Blaze, by Humberto Fontova

If it’s any consolation, the $400 million President Barack Obama recently smuggled to terror-sponsoring Iran wasn’t (directly) extorted from the American taxpayer. Instead it was money the Shah (Iran’s ruler in 1979) paid for U.S. military equipment shortly before he was deposed by the terror-sponsoring maniacs still running Iran (i.e. sold down the river by President Jimmy Carter.)

Amazingly the U.S. never delivered the arms to the Shah’s “successors,” who still claim rightful ownership of U.S. jets, tanks, etc. The $400 million, as rationalized by Obama and some in the media, is simply a way of making good on that transaction– a harmless money-back policy, similar to Wal-Mart’s.

I wrote “amazingly” because delivery of sophisticated U.S. military equipment to Islamic maniacs seems like business-as-usual for Democratic presidents. Just ask the jumble of Islamic maniacs shooting, blasting and hacking each other to pieces in Syria.

If delivering (a probably unconstitutional) $400 million to terror-sponsoring, hostage-taking Iran strikes many of us as foolish—or shameful, outrageous and dangerous—what about $4 billion annually to Iran’s closest ally in the Western Hemisphere: Terror-sponsoring Cuba?

Much of the $4 billion (yes, with a “b”) in U.S. dollars annually to the Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate (euphemized as “Cuba” by the media and Obama’s State Department), also results from Obama’s executive orders—which is to say: it’s ALSO probably unconstitutional.

Worse still, this loot enriches the Castro family at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.

Not that anyone relying on the mainstream media or Obama spokespersons would have the slightest clue about these scandalous and well-guarded transactions that have the Castro family and their military cronies guffawing all the way to (Swiss and Panamanian) banks.
You see, amigos: the U.S. issues 20,000 visas to Cubans annually. And amazingly (except to everyone familiar with Castroism) the Castro regime is in charge of which Cubans get them. So Castro’s apparatchiks make sure to issue their thousands upon thousands of entry tickets into the U.S. to a special type of “refugee.” This type enters the U.S. via comfy commercial flight and sprints from the airport terminal to the nearest welfare office. Shortly he’s sending a portion of his U.S. refugee welfare benefits back to his family in Cuba, where other communist apparatchiks promptly skim off 20 percent in various “transaction fees” and deposit them into communist regime coffers.

And some say communists are “inefficient?”

Some Cuba-watchers even report that the ultra-efficient (in fleecing Americans) Cuban regime even gives preparatory classes to its snickering “refugee” visa applicants. These intensive training seminars focus on how to quickly fill out those pesky welfare forms those fussbucket Yankee Imperialists make you fill out before forking over the $1,200 a month in assorted Yankee Imperialist welfare benefits. Some say these classes even feature wall-maps showing where the Yankee Imperialist welfare offices are located in the Miami area.

And some say communists are “bunglers.”

After completing all the pesky paperwork in Miami some of these “refugees” even return to Cuba, where they continue receiving their monthly U.S. welfare checks sent by their Miami relatives. Considering the cost of living in Stalinist Cuba (where the average salary is $22 a month) these “refugees” eke out a lifestyle like Tony Montana eked out in south Florida.

And some say communist have no sense of humor? HAH!

According to an investigation by Sun-Sentinel :

“In Miami-Dade County, where 24 percent of the population was born in Cuba, immigrants from the island account for 73 percent of arrests for health care fraud; 72 percent of arrests for cargo theft; 59 percent of arrests for marijuana trafficking; and half the arrests for credit-card and insurance fraud. Among Cuban-born defendants sentenced to federal prison for these crimes, two out of three are still Cuban citizens.

“Medicare fraud alone accounts for more than $2 billion in stolen funds every year in South Florida. Investigators, prosecutors and members of Congress have speculated that the Cuban government may be behind the Medicare fraud scheme.”

So more than pirates, modern Cuban criminals operate as privateers: i.e. they have a commission from Castro’s Stalinist/kleptocratic regime, who gets a cut of their booty, at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.

Anybody who knows anything about the Castro family—especially their expertise on U.S. politics–knows that helping fill up a crucial swing-state (Florida) with Democratic voters is hardly an afterthought for the communist apparatchiks when issuing their “refugee” visas in Havana. Thanks to this well-guarded racket, the term “Miami-Cuban” no longer denotes what it did in the 60’s and 70’s (“rabid, right-wing Republican’).

Some of these “refugees from communism” even arrive in Florida pre-packaged with their Che Guevara T-shirts and Castro tattoos. Makes you long for the good ‘ole days of Tony “say hello to my little friend!” Montana. After all, besides investing his profits right here in the good ‘ole USA, Scarface famously boasted, “I kill communists for fun—for money I REALLY gonna carve ‘em up!”

Lawmakers seek to ground Cuba flights pending security review

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The Hill

Commercial flights to Cuba could begin as soon as this fall, but some lawmakers are seeking to ground service until Congress knows what type of screening equipment is installed at the island’s airports or whether suspected terrorists could use Cuba as a gateway to enter the U.S.

A group of House members — who were denied visas to visit Cuba and assess airport security risks themselves — is backing legislation that would halt air service to Cuba until the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) conducts a thorough investigation of the security protocols at all of Cuba’s 10 international airports.

The measure also would require an agreement that grants TSA agents full access to inspect Cuban airports with direct flights to the U.S. and permits federal air marshals on flights between the U.S. and Cuba.

Bill sponsor John Katko (R-N.Y.) hopes the TSA report will shed light on basic questions like whether Cuban airports screen bags for bombs or hire drug dealers as employees. He said it’s particularly alarming that Congress does not know answers to its questions, considering recent attacks on jetliners have been linked to airline employees.

“You’ve got a potential nightmare on your hands,” Katko, chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, said at a roundtable with a small group of reporters on Tuesday. “It may turn out there’s nothing to worry about, but we don’t know. And that’s the concern we have.”

Katko says the legislation has the support of leadership and some Democrats, which increases its chances for passage as either a suspender or as part of a larger spending package this fall.

But the bill could face an uphill battle in the Senate, where a committee overwhelmingly approved lifting the travel ban with Cuba, as well as in the Obama administration, which has been pushing to normalize relations with its former Cold War rival.

In February, the Transportation and State departments signed an agreement to reestablish scheduled air service between the U.S. and Cuba, although traveling to the island for tourism is still prohibited.

The Department of Transportation recently approved eight airlines to start flying to Havana and six airlines to travel to other cities on the island as early as this fall.

“This is coming at breakneck speed,” Katko said.

Under Katko’s bill, air service to Cuba could not take place until the TSA details the country’s airport screening equipment, canine program, security personnel training, airport perimeter security, access controls and employee vetting process.

The TSA would also be required to assess whether a suspected terrorist could use Cuba as a gateway to enter the United States in its report, which would have to be independently audited by the Government Accountability Office.

Katko said Congress has been stonewalled by both the Department of Homeland Security and the Cuban government in seeking answers to its questions.

He worries that opening commercial air travel with Cuba will create new opportunities for terrorists. Katko said fake Cuban passports have been “showing up all over the Middle East.”

“If you think about an American airliner, with an American flag on the tail, you think ISIS doesn’t see that as a great target, a great PR win, if they can get a bomb on a plane?” said Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), a lead sponsor of the legislation, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “And if there is not screening of baggage, and you’ve got people making $5 dollars a day handling the baggage, it doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to see a scenario where somebody could put a bomb on the plane.”

Katko pointed out Cuba could not benefit from a House-passed Federal Aviation Administration bill allowing the TSA to donate excess screening equipment to foreign airports because of the existing trade embargo.

Supporters of Cuban air travel argue that charter services have been offering flights between the U.S. and Cuba for years without terrorism incidents, and airports already must comply with a set of international standards.

But lawmakers maintain that more than 100 daily commercial flights are a different dynamic than charter flights, while international standards may not be high enough.

“International standards, that doesn’t mean anything to me,” Katko said. “That’s a baseline, it’s not a big hurdle.”

U.S. diplomat recommends caution in Cuba talks

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The Miami Herald

Assistant Secretary of State for Narcotics and Law Enforcement said the United States should be “very careful” in stepping up cooperation with Cuban security agencies.

Assistant Secretary of State William W. Brownfield, who heads the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, has recommends caution in talks with Cuba on law enforcement issues, saying they should not get ahead of the broader bilateral negotiations.

“The point of this is to do it very, very carefully. The two governments have to conclude that there’s value for them in taking this road and taking additional steps,” Brownfield said during a visit to Miami on Monday. “There will be times when this will make sense to both, and other times when it will make sense to only one of them.”

The diplomat said there is “a new reality” because the two sides at least are talking about the issues, “in contrast to what was happening two years ago. But we can’t forget that there were reasons behind the more than 50 years of bad relations between the two governments, and those issues will have to be addressed along the way.”

The diplomat said there is “a new reality” because the two sides at least are talking about the issues, “in contrast to what was happening two years ago. But we can’t forget that there were reasons behind the more than 50 years of bad relations between the two governments, and those issues will have to be addressed along the way.”

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Cuba must embrace rights, reject terror

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Florida Today by Marshall Frank

Before making nice with Cuba, our government must take a tougher stance on some major issues. We already made a lopsided deal to one enemy nation who chants “Death to America,” let’s not make another blunder so close to our border.

Few Americans today understand or recall the reasons we severed diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1960. With brutal force, Cuba established dictatorial communism under our noses, and presented America as the great Satan to the Cuban people. Since then, nearly 10 percent of its desperate population has fled Cuba to find refuge in America.

In 1962, Castro and the Soviet Union aimed their nuclear missiles at the United States until President Kennedy imposed the famous blockade, establishing themselves as an enemy.

In 1980, Castro opened the exit doors to their unwanted citizens, including criminals, drug addicts, mentally ill, disabled and political dissidents via the Mariel Boat Lift, which brought an astounding 120,000 refugees into South Florida overnight. Crime tripled, unidentified bodies were everywhere, undocumented criminals hid in shadows, housing, schools and hospitals were overrun.

Today, Hezbollah is an Islamist terror hate group originating from Lebanon, now with tentacles expanding throughout the western world. That includes Cuba. So, why are we pandering to the communist nation, knowing they are aiding and harboring a terrorist organization 90 miles from the shoreline of our country?

According to Judicial Watch, a watchdog organization, and other sources, President Obama lifted the terror-state designation from Cuba in 2015, knowing that Hezbollah had already established a base of operations on the communist island in 2011. That could not have occurred without consent of the Castro regime. This was confirmed when Hillary Clinton’s 2011 communiques were revealed in February of this year citing Israeli intelligence. The email includes, “Hezbollah office has established an operational base in Cuba designed to support terrorist attacks throughout Latin America.”

Besides support for terrorism, there are more reasons not to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, as articulated by Senator Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants. Rubio recently cited a partial list of needed requirements of Cuba before acquiescing anything to the communist government. That would include:

•Initiate free elections with choices for Cuban people outside of the strict Castro communist mantra.

•Establish free speech. Cuba should stop jailing people indefinitely for speaking out with opposing points of view. (The “Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation” listed 51 prisoners of “conscience,” some jailed over two decades for speaking out against the regime).

•Provide freedom of press, not limited to one state-run information network

•Guarantee that Russia and China will not be allowed listening and jamming stations based in Cuba.

•Cuba must cease being an ally to North Korea

•Cuba must release a convicted cop killer from New Jersey back to the U.S. (JoAnne Chesimard of the Black Liberation Army, who escaped from a New Jersey prison in 1979 and was granted asylum in Cuba)

Being chummy with Cuba may sound like a good idea to some folks, but there’s far more to the story. One look at Wikipedia page “Human Rights in Cuba” provides chilling data which tells much from the behind-the-scenes. Foreign tourists who travel to plush beachfront hotels are unaware about life under Cuban communism on the other side of the propaganda wall.

The Cuban constitution says that control of the press is allowed in keeping with the objectives of socialist society. Reporters Without Borders — an international non-profit watchdog group — ranked Cuba at or near the bottom of Press Freedom Index. The Committee to Protect Journalists group ranked Cuba as one of the ten most censored countries in the world.

The Castro regime has a lot of conceding to do before our taxpayers should be expected to make friends with a nation filled with hatred toward the United States, and who gives sanctuary to those who would destroy us.

Marshall Frank is an author and retired police captain from Miami. His writing is online at marshallfrank.com

Will Obama Demand Cuba Hand Over Fugitive Cop-Killer?

New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, who was killed during a stop on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973
New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, who was killed during a stop on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973

NBC News

White House officials would not tell NBC News Friday whether President Obama will raise the issue of 70 fugitives from U.S. justice — including convicted cop-killer JoAnne Chesimard — who are hiding in Cuba when he meets Cuban leaders during his upcoming historic visit to the island.

A White House official did say, however, that the “United States continued to seek the return from Cuba of fugitives from U.S. justice and has repeatedly raised those cases with the Cuban government.”

Chesimard, who fled to Cuba in 1984 after escaping from a New Jersey prison in 1979, was convicted of the 1973 execution-style murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. She is on the FBI’s Most Wanted International Terrorists list, and is the most notorious of a group of criminals and violent radicals who have sought refuge in Cuba since Fidel Castro took power.

Other fugitives include Willie Morales, who blew off his own hands while making bombs for a Puerto Rican independence group, and Victor Manuel Gerena, the alleged “inside man” in a $7 million armored car robbery.

The New Jersey State Police and the FBI have offered a $2 million reward for the capture of Chesimard. The Foerster family declined to comment, but Col. Rick Fuentes, the superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said his agency feels Foerster’s murder and Chesimard’s escape on a “very personal level.”

“She flew from justice,” he said, “and that reopened a wound that was created by the original homicide. We can’t and we won’t create the impression that once you flee the country that we’re going to stop looking for you.”

JoAnne Chesimard was born JoAnne Byron in New York in 1947. She grew up in New York City and North Carolina, and became involved in black nationalist politics in the late 1960s. She became a Black Panther, then left the Panthers, changed her name to Assata Shakur, and joined the Black Liberation Army.

She was shot in the stomach in 1971 when she allegedly tried to rob a guest at a Manhattan hotel. She was sought for questioning after a bank robbery later that year, and named as a suspect in a grenade attack on police in December. She was also wanted for questioning after the wounding of a police officer, a bank robbery and a church robbery in 1972, and was suspected of links to the murders of several New York police officers. She was later acquitted of kidnaping and robbery charges, while other charges were dismissed.

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N.J. State Police: ‘Going to Cuba? Watch out for cop killers’

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NJ.com

Highlighting lingering tensions in the United States’ fraught relationship with Cuba, the head of the New Jersey State Police on Thursday released a video warning potential tourists to be on the lookout for terrorists the island nation is harboring.

“As a matter of public safety, I believe that all those considering travel to Cuba need to be aware that four dangerous fugitive terrorists are living free and protected on the island,” Fuentes said.

The message, tied to President Barack Obama’s planned trip to Cuba, is the latest effort in Fuentes’ campaign for the return of Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted for the 1973 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster but later escaped prison and fled to Cuba.

Fuentes said that Chesimard — along with other wanted fugitives Charles Hill, William Guillermo Morales and Victor Manuel Gerena — were collectively tied to groups responsible for “the deaths of 17 police officers, five American civilians, two members of the U.S. military and a string of 159 bombings.”

In a sternly-worded editorial published in the Miami Herald, Fuentes also warned of wanted terrorists who “roam the island freely and are still dangerous revolutionaries, disenchanted about all things American.”

“Tourists to Cuba, please be careful,” the colonel wrote. “You are not dignitaries with security teams, or part of a pampered and propagandized political delegation fattened and flattered by the type of cuisine and accommodations most Cubans can only dream about.”

Chesimard, who goes by Assata Shakur and holds asylum status in Cuba, is also featured prominently on an advisory message posted on the State Police website this week warning would-be visitors that Cuba is home to several people wanted by the FBI.

Chesimard is New Jersey’s most wanted fugitive, with a $2 million bounty offered for information leading to her capture.

The message came as Obama is preparing for an historic visit to Cuba on March 21-22, as the two countries seek to restore diplomatic relations.

News of Obama’s visit drew sharp criticism from U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires, the two Cuban-Americans in New Jersey’s congressional delegation, who oppose the Obama administration’s discussions with the regime of brothers Raul and Fidel Castro.

Fuentes, Menendez and Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, have all called for Chesimard’s return to the U.S. as part of the negotiations to resume travel and trade with Cuba.

Supporters of Chesimard, who have long maintained her innocence, claims she was set up and did not fire the shots that killed Foerster. She has maintained renown while in exile in some circles, where she is considered an escaped political prisoner from the black nationalist movement.

Meet the fugitive US terrorists sheltered by Cuba

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Joanne Chesimard

New York Post

President Obama is going to Cuba next week, the first official state visit by a sitting president in more than 80 years.

It’ll surely be followed by regularly scheduled domestic airline and cruise-ship service, rock concerts, major sporting events, US corporate investment and thousands of American tourists curious to see Marxism up close and how an entire country can be reduced to an underclass.

avana is where most of the tourists will likely travel. There’s a sprinkling of four- and five-star hotels along the scenic port and bay of Havana, several of which have at their backs the barrios of the Old City and Centro Habana.

There is something beautiful and rustic about the panorama of poverty when it is viewed from the upper floors of a luxury hotel.

But Americans, beware. Unlike the president and his entourage, you aren’t dignitaries with security teams, or part of a pampered and propagandized political delegation fattened and flattered by the type of cuisine and accommodations most Cubans can only dream about.

I’m not saying that the jittery Cuban military and police aren’t interested in your movements on the island — in fact, they surely are — but you’ll have no visible escorts or other functional layers of protection.

You also should know that some of America’s most wanted terrorists are living openly in Cuba. These still-dangerous revolutionaries roam the island, disenchanted about all things American.

It’s highly unlikely that the Cuban landscape will be swept of their presence before your arrival because US government negotiators, speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, seem to lack both the will and intent to press the Castro brothers for their return to the United States to answer for their crimes.

Make no mistake, however, about the will and intent of Gov. Chris Christie and the New Jersey State Police to continue to advocate strongly against their privileged and coddled status of political asylum.

Four of them — Joanne Chesimard, William Guillermo Morales, Victor Manuel Gerena and Charles Hill — hail from US-based domestic terror organizations whose violent track record includes bringing about the deaths of 17 police officers, five American civilians and two members of the US military, as well as perpetrating a string of 159 bombings that have destroyed the lives and families of many more.

Gerena remains on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, and Chesimard holds the distinction of being the only woman on the photo spread of the FBI’s Most Wanted International Terrorists list.

The FBI and the state of New Jersey continue to pledge a $2 million reward for Chesimard’s return to prison for her conviction in the murder of New Jersey Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973.

My connection to Foerster’s murder by Chesimard and several accomplices runs the breadth of my career.

From the time of her escape from a New Jersey prison on Nov. 2, 1979, to my deeper investigative involvement in her flight from justice while assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in the mid-’80s and into my current role as colonel and superintendent, the New Jersey State Police and I have never lost the determination to see her returned to prison.

For your safety, before you depart for your long-awaited Cuban vacation, please visit the New Jersey State Police website at njsp.org. You’ll find the most updated photographs of these four terrorist fugitives accompanied by a short bio from the FBI.

If your walk about the island crosses the path of any of these coddled criminals, I’d ask you to immediately report their sighting to the US Embassy in Havana. At all hours, the embassy can be reached at (53)(7)839-4100, a handy number to keep in your pocket to mitigate many of the unforeseen perils of travel to Cuba.

20 year anniversary of an act of terrorism that remains unpunished

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On February 24, 1996 General Raúl Castro ordered Cuban MiG jet fighters to shoot down two unarmed civilian planes over international waters.

Three young Americans, Mario de la Peña, Armando Alejandre, Carlos Costa and a permanent resident of the United States, Pablo Morales, died as a result of this act of terrorism by the Cuban dictatorship.

Instead of demanding that justice be made, the current president of the United States has rewarded the perpetrators of this terrorist with everything they have demanded in order to continue enslaving the Cuban people.

In addition, as part of the deal he signed with Raúl Castro, President Obama commuted the life sentence of a Cuban spy, Gerardo Hernandez, who had been convicted by a U.S. federal court for murder conspiracy in this act of terrorism.

And next month, Obama will travel to Cuba to be embraced by the same terrorists who ordered this heinous terrorist act.

Incredible, but true.