Skip to comments.Congress Committed to Stopping Obama From Handing Gitmo U.S. Naval Station to Cuba
Posted on 03/05/2016 11:59:19 AM PST by Kaslin
resident Obama is not only expected to close Guantanamo Bay, but rumor has it he is prepared to give our U.S. Naval Station in the region to Cuba.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce has prepared legislation to halt this potential dangerous transition. The United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Preservation Act would require the president to seek approval from Congress before making anymore dangerous decisions.
In just a few weeks, President Obama will meet with the communist government in Cuba. The White House says our Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay is sure to be a part of discussions. While giving the base to the Castro regime may not be a part of this trip, as the White House insists, its long record of one-sided concessions and lack of transparency over Cuba policy makes me very concerned about the status of this key Naval Station. Because if we move out, who will move in? Are we willing to cede a vital national security tool to Russia?
This urgency comes from the fact that we would be handing the naval station to the Castros.
In the bills text, Royce explains the naval station, the only military base in Latin America and the Caribbean, is an important presence because it protects our maritime interests in the region. It also served as a significant source of relief for victims affected by the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti.
We cant afford to give such an important base to a communist regime.
Royce is clear: If President Obama is determined to give Cuba this important national security location, hell have to go through Congress first.
No, congress has a say. Although as CIC, he could theoretically order all military people out and abandon the place. But congress could intervene.
That would compliment that missile that was sent there a while back.
Yup. These lawyer / politicians sell themselves as fighting for our freedoms, and instead do nothing except collect a paycheck with guaranteed benefits for life. Does anyone think Trump would put up with closing Gitmo, approving NAFTA, TPP, or TPA. If Cruz and the rest of these clowns read those bills, they wouldn’t even understand the implications.
Yup. Waste of oxygen. Each one is dumber than the next.
Where is Ryan, Cruz, and Rubio?
He will just GIVE it to them. No bargaining, no payment, no nothing.
Just your typical POS MARXIST.
F U B O!
I predicted this when Obama first announced his Cuba trip.
Active Duty ping.
Obama doesn't have the authority to surrender it.
You know the lease was up years ago?
You know that arrogant pos couldn’t care less about it.
Of course Cuba didn't renew the lease. They haven't cashed but one of the annual lease payments since Fidel took over.
How much are the lease payments
$4k per year:)
That is a bargain for that location.
This is absolutely correct. The treaty granting the US the 99 year and extensions beyond... lease was signed by Spain AND the new government of Cuba. Government’s treaties as well as sovereign debt remain in place under international law, regardless of who runs the governments later. For example, Merkel could try to order the US troops out of Germany (she wouldn’t cause of the money it brings, but imagine)—but could not do it.
The Cubans would be wise to “make nice” with the change of US govt that is coming and make for normalization and the trade/contracts that could be let from Gitmo. Huge point of influence. Obmaumao wants the base to be given to either Russia or the chi-coms. Chicoms more likely to get it cause of the “truer” nature of commie china.
The only ones they are fighting now are Trump and Cruz!
He gives the base back to Cuba, Russia and/or China will be in there before the end of the year.
Russia had a spy aka communication ship in Cuba last year and it probably hasn’t left.
Havana (AFP) - A Russian intelligence warship docked in Havana on Tuesday, a day before the start of historic US-Cuba talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations.
There was nothing stealthy about the arrival of the Viktor Leonov CCB-175, which was moored to a pier in Old Havana where cruise ships often dock. But the visit was not officially announced by Cuban authorities.
US officials in Washington played down the presence of the Russian vessel, saying it was perfectly legal and not at all out of the ordinary.
“It’s not unprecedented. It’s not unusual. It’s not alarming,” a defense official told AFP.
The Vishnya or Meridian-class intelligence ship, which has a crew of around 200, went into service in the Black Sea in 1988 before it was transferred seven years later to the northern fleet, according to Russian media.
The vessel previously docked in Havana in February and March last year, staying there for a few days. Those visits were also unannounced.
The highest-level US delegation to visit Havana since 1980 arrives Wednesday for two days of talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic and immigration relations between the former Cold War foes.
The former Soviet Union was Cuba’s main patron during the Cold War.
Where is Ryan, Cruz, and Rubio?
Also, Where are Linda and McAinal, who want to send our warriors to Syria to die and are ignoring this potential threat 90 miles south of our country.
I think you have it backwards...he will give back Gitmo to Castro’s Cuba...then leave the terrorists begind if congress doens’t authorize a relocation plan that outs them in the U.S. justice system.
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