The Obama Administration is eager to pretend that Cuba is no longer a "state-sponsor of terrorism," so it can meet the Castro regime's demand to be unconditionally removed from the list.
However, it's in a complicated pickle.
First, the U.S. seeks the extradition of Joanne Chesimard, a cop-killer on the "top ten" of the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.
Secondly, there are over fifty FARC (a State Department designated "Foreign Terrorist Organization") terrorists indicted in the U.S. federal courts for narcotics trafficking and the kidnapping of Americans. Many of them are currently in Cuba.
Third, you have three senior Cuban military officials indicted in U.S. federal courts for the murder of Americans, pursuant the 1996 shoot-down of two civilian aircraft over international waters -- an act of terrorism.
And now, Spain has reminded the United States that it still seeks the extradition of ETA (also a State Department designated "Foreign Terrorist Organization") terrorists.
Spain Asks US for Help on Extraditions From Cuba
Spain said Monday it has asked the United States to use its talks on taking Cuba off the blacklist of nations sponsoring terrorism to help obtain the extradition of two members of the armed Basque group ETA from the communist country.
Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo said the government has been in talks with the U.S. in the hope of getting Cuba to extradite Jose Angel Urtiaga and Jose Ignacio Etxarte to Spain.
They have been wanted since 2010 in a probe into alleged links between Venezuela, ETA and the Colombian rebel group, the FARC.
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