Cuba should return its terrorists to US, terror victim’s son says

fox newsThey sought safety on the shores of Cuba from American justice. Now Joe Connor wants them back.

“Get these guys back, as a starting point for any further opening up of Cuba,” Connor insists.

An estimated 70 fugitives, including terrorists, murderers, bank robbers and hijackers, sought refuge in Cuba and remain protected to this day by the government. The notorious F.A.L.N. Puerto Rican terrorist group bomb maker Willie Morales, and convicted New Jersey State Trooper killer Joanne Chesimard, are among the most infamous who have enjoyed the benefits of decades of Cuban protection and generosity.

Connor, whose father was killed in a New York City F.A.L.N. terrorist bombing, says President Trump needs to add the return of the fugitives to any new agreement with the President Raul Castro’s regime. …

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