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Overview of State-Sponsored Terrorism

Patterns of Global Terrorism - 2000

The designation of state sponsors of terrorism by the United States--and the imposition of sanctions--is a mechanism for isolating nations that use terrorism as a means of political expression.

Colombia arrests Cuban suspected of links to rebels

By Gonzalo Guillen

Bogota, Colombia - Colombian authorities arrested a Cuban national who had been part of the Peruvian Shining Path guerrillas, escaped from a Peruvian jail in 1995 and later joined a Colombian rebel group as an explosives instructor.

Statement by the Government of the Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Sept. 16/PRNewswire/ --The Government of the Cayman Islands expresses its shock and sadness over the tragedy in the United States.  It pledges to provide all possible assistance to both U.S. and international law enforcement to assist in the investigation of this terrorist attack on our friend and neighbor.

Castro - America's "Terrorist Next Door"

by Paul Crespo

In the rush to find terrorists in far-flung places such as Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf, lets not overlook a sly terrorist on our very own doorstep - Cuba's Fidel Castro; a dictator with a bankrupt economy, long history of support for terror groups, hatred for America and a bio-warfare capability.

People on run finding selves at home abroad with Castro

Paul Brinkley-Rogers

U.S. authorities seeking to arrest a Key Largo woman on kidnapping charges for taking her son to Cuba would be making history if they persuade Havana to send her back for prosecution.

Rothman Introduces Legislation seeking return of convicted cop killer Joanne Chesmard

Bill pushes to End 'Safe Haven' for American Fugitives in Cuba

Trenton - Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) today announced he is introducing the "No Safe Haven in Cuba Act", to return American fugitives from Cuba, including convicted cop killer Joanne Chesmard, also known as Assata Shakur.

Yes, Cuba is a terrorist Nation

Harvard scholar and former New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said that everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.  Not a bad concept to keep in mind now that Cuban government officials claim that the reason for including Cuba on the list of terrorist nations is total nonsense; that the inclusion of Castro's Cuba among Iraq, Libya, Iran and other unsavory characters is motivated by U.S. domestic politics.

Fidel May Be Part of Terror Campaign

by Martin Arostegui

At 6:30 p.m. on Sept 14, Ana Belen Montes, a senior analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), walked into a public telephone booth outside Washington's National Zoo and made two calls to pager numbers later traced by federal agents to Cuba's Directorate of General Intelligence (DGI).

Terrorists' private banker

Lincoln Diaz-Balart

There is a new reality in the world.  Even some states that until very recently were clear enemies of the United States have now agreed to cooperate in the global war on international terrorism.  But the Cuban dictatorship has made another choice: It continues to provide safe harbor for terrorists and insists upon serving as the world's primary money-launderer for international terrorism.

Brothers plane shoot-down a Castro trap?

by Alfonso Chardy

Five years after the downing of two Brothers to the Rescue planes by a Cuban MiG, evidence is emerging in a Miami courtroom suggesting the shoot-down was no crime of opportunity, but part of a carefully plotted trap meant to discredit and destroy the anti-Castro group.

Castro, Bioterrorist in our Back Yard

by Agustin Blaquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton

With all the coverage lately in the U.S. media about bacteriological warfare, why have Americans been kept ignorant about Castro's factories of bacteriological and chemical weapons in Cuba?  Undoubtedly, there is a deliberate effort by the U.S. media not to  report negative information about Cuba.

Cuba's Bacteriological Warfare Efforts

By Dr. Manuel Cereijo

Cuba has worked hard on this area since the mid 80's.  They have created several centers and institutions that do work on research and development in the areas of biotechnology, biomedicine, and relate subjects.  Within these centers, there are special groups, according to some engineers who have defected, working on projects to develop chemical, biological, and bacteriological warfare.

Ike Seamans Reports: Cuba's Biological Weapon Industry

Miami, October 10 - The sudden, sharp focus on the potential for bioterrorism to be directed at the U.S. must now include a wary eye cast toward Cuba.

Cuba seen as cyber-threat to U.S. military operations

Washington - (AP) - Sen. Ron Wyden didn't think Cuba posed a military threat to the United States and expected that Rear Adm. Thomas Wilson would reinforce that view when he raised the subject with Wilson at a Senate Hearing.

Cuba: Possible Threat to the National Security of The United States through Non-Conventional Military methods

Manuel Cereijo

This report is an assessment of the Cuban threat to the United States national security.  The assessment addresses the unconventional threats of biowarfare, cyberwarfare, and electronic espionage.  Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, observed in his 1998 Annual Defense Report:  "Those who oppose the United States will increasingly rely on unconventional strategies and tactics to offset U.S. superiority".  He then mentioned asymmetric threats such as:  information operations, cyberterrorism and biowarfare.

Second case of Nile Virus is reported: "Spread to S. Florida inevitable, state says"

by Elaine De Valle

West Nile virus, the mosquito-born brain-swelling illness, has struck again.

The state's Department of Health said Thursday that a second West Nile virus encephalitis case --involving a 64 year-old woman officials did not identify -- has been confirmed.  The woman is from Madison County, site of the first reported case, that of 73-year-old Seymore Carruthers.  Carruthers is recovering.

Area Cubans Relieved By Charges In Spy Case

Arrest Proves Castro is a Threat, Groups Say

by Sylvia Moreno

Cuban American groups yesterday applauded the arrest of a top-level Defense Intelligence Agency analyst on charges of spying for Cuba, asserting that her alleged actions could help terrorists and bring further harm to the United States.

An Improbable Spy?

Friends Old and New Stunned by Arrest of Reserved, Frugal Defense Analyst

by Sylvia Moreno

In Washington's world of top-level intelligence briefings, Ana Belen Montes was the go-to person on Cuba.

She told people how the communist nation worked.

Crisis speeds spy suspect's arrest

by Walter Pincus and Bill Miller

Washington -- The FBI accelerated the arrest of a Defense Intelligence Agency analyst on charges of spying for Cuba out of fear that she would pass along classified information about the U.S. response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, government sources said.

Defense Analyst Signs Up Veteran Espionage Lawyers

Team Represented Hanssen and Ames

by Bill Miller

Ana Belen Montes, the Defense Intelligence Agency analyst accused of acting as a spy for Cuba, appeared in U.S. District Court yesterday with a new legal team.

Defense Analyst Accused of Spying for Cuba

Woman Passed Classified Information on Military Exercises, FBI Says

By Bill Miller and Walter Pincus

The Defense Intelligence Agency's senior analyst for matters involving Cuba was arrested at her office yesterday and accused of providing classified information about military exercises and other sensitive operations to the Cuban government.

Juror: Disks made spy case easy

by Gail Epstein Nieves

Deliberating last week on the fates of five Cuban spies juror David G. Buker glanced through thousands of pages of secret documents seized from the defendants' apartments on coded computer disks and wondered, "Why did they keep this stuff?"

Radio Frequency Weapons Technology

by Manuel Cereijo

It is a concern in the scientific community the proliferation of RF weapon technologies.  Compact explosive driven RF munitions can be used against a variety of targets including land mines, sea skimming missiles and Telecommunication Systems.  The Soviet Union had a  large diverse RF weapons program and remnants of this work continue today within FSU countries and Cuba.

Has Cuba Chosen Its Side in the War on Terrorism?

The terrorist attack against Washington and New Your sent US fighter planes scrambling into the air over the Strait of Florida as US Cuba watchers stayed glued to their intelligence agency desks.  For several days Cuba was off the screen in Washington's official press releases and the media in general.

U.S. intelligence analyst charged with spying for Cuba

by Tim Johnson

Washington -- FBI agents on Friday detained a 44-year-old senior analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency, a vital part of the U.S. national security establishment, and charged her with providing U.S. national secrets to Cuba.

Verdicts justify suspicions of many area exiles

by Carol Rosenberg

For activists in the crusade to topple Fidel Castro, Friday's sweeping espionage convictions of five spies from Havana proved to outsiders what some have been arguing all along.

What Can Be Done from the Bejucal Base Besides Electronic Espionage

by Manuel Cereijo

From the Bejucal base in Cuba, besides the listening to telecommunication channels in the United States, they can also produce attacks on the security of the United States' computer systems or networks.

Connection:  Drug Trafficking and the Castro Regime

by Emilio T. Gonzalez

"The evidence of the Castro regime's involvement in drug trafficking is voluminous and compelling.  So is the evidence that Fidel Castro's block by block network of domestic spies makes him aware of everything of consequences that happens inside Cuba."

BAO CAU KHU BAH "Surrender to Cuba"

by Andres F. Garcia

" The man could barely walk; he shuffled slowly, painfully.  His clothes were torn to shreds.  He was bleeding everywhere, terribly swollen, and a dirty, yellowish black and purple from head to toe.

China company grabs power over Panama Canal

by Rowan Scarborough

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott recently wrote to Defense Secretary William S. Cohen that a Chinese shipping company is gaining broad authority over the Panama Canal and could deny passage to U.S. ships.

China secretly shipping Cuba arms

by Bill Gertz

China is shipping arms and explosives to Cuba in a sign of increased military cooperation between Beijing and Havana, The Washington Times has learned.

China's Booster Capability

by Manuel Cereijo

The Chinese have the space capabilities of the most advanced industrialized countries.  They build and launch long-range missiles, put satellites in orbit, and as of late 2000, plan a national strategy for manned space flight.  China has been able to, according to intelligent sources, leap-frogged years of R&D by spying on the United States.

China/Cuba:  A New Dangerous Axis

by Manuel Cereijo

The fall of communism has not reduced the level or amount of espionage and other serious intelligence activity conducted against the United States.  The targets have not changed at all: there is still a deadly serious foreign interest.

Overview of State-Sponsored Terrorism

Patterns of Global Terrorism-2000

Released by the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism

The designation of state sponsors of terrorism by the United States--and the imposition of sanctions-- is a mechanism for isolating nations that use terrorism as a means of political expression.

Castro and Terrorism - A Chronology

by Eugene Pons

"Iran and Cuba, in cooperation with each other, can bring America to its knees.  The U.S. regime is very weak, and we are witnessing this weakness from close up."

Chronology of Cuban Affairs, 1958 - 1998

Released by the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, January 12, 1998