In addition to all the African states I mentioned in a post last month that have been deploying their armed forces against Islamist terrorists, Djibouti has also recently sent troops to Somalia.
There were reports from human rights monitors that the “Islamic State” has used chlorine gas in
The Obama Administration lightened sanctions on
its horrendous human rights record, including its ongoing genocide in Darfur,
as well as killings in rebellious Blue Nile
and Khordofan provinces. The Islamist
Sudanese leader is wanted for crimes against humanity and his government is a
sponsor of terrorism.
The United States increased sanctions further on Venezuela because of its continued crackdown on political dissent, while the Obama Administration continues to dialogue with Venezuela’s patron, Communist Cuba, another dictatorial state with a poor human rights record. The Administration is trying to legitimatize the Cuban regime with diplomatic recognition and to trade with it, despite
harboring of American fugitives, its theft of billions of dollars of American
assets and its status as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Meanwhile, the Obama Administration continues to negotiate with the worst state sponsor of terrorism,
Iran, and to
offer lifting sanctions on the Islamic Republic. It fails to recognize Iran’s pursuit
of nuclear weapons itself as a form of terrorism – one that ought not to be
rewarded with legitimacy and trade.
A study by a reputable foundation found that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world.