The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.
Peruse the list and you can see how important it is that these companies are targeted and punished. Here are a few examples:
--there are lots of tourism companies, and they help Americans travel freely. We all agree that such activity is un-American. Some of them promote "fun," which is especially bad.
--some of the companies sell cigars, which are bad for your health. Terrorists can use them to make us die too quickly.
--there are companies promoting baseball. Baseballs are small and can easily be bombs in disguise.
--there is a company called "GOCUBA," which clearly wants to encourage people to go see Cuba and become Communists.
So rest easy tonight and every night. Those baseball playing, cigar smoking, eco-tourist encouraging terrorists will not threaten our national security. Uncle Sam will do his best to make sure you don't even get to see them, much less interact with them. You need not ever worry about having fun with those Communists. The U.S. Treasury will make sure of that. This is Merica.