Skip to comments.US TO START TALKS WITH CUBA TO NORMALIZE FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
Posted on 12/17/2014 7:00:18 AM PST by WhiskeyX
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How much does the closing of Gitmo play into this decision? I believe the US pays a LOT of money to operate at Guantanamo Bay. With its closing, a strap pled Cuba really needs that money. Opening up trade and canceling the embargo only promised to benefit Cuba.
Yup. The only folks this infuriates is the exile community here in Miami. But the reality is that if we can get some capitalism into the people (like a Burger King in Havana for the Cuban people and not just the tourist areas) they'll run the commies out for good. Marxism will simply implode there just as it did in the former USSR. At the very least this will make it far easier to infiltrate some decent espionage operators onto the island and generate some good intelligence.
Couldn’t agree more. Our Cuba policy was an unmitigated failure. We broke communism’s back in Russia by engaging them, but got stuck in some stupid prideful foolishness that wouldn’t let us use the same winning strategy with Cuba.
Can’t tell you how angry I am that Obama was the one who finally had yeah stones to do this.
I just look at them - and vintage cars in general - from a style standpoint.
Hell, I can’t afford those projects anyway... :^)
Interesting that a Communist country still has icons of American greatness transporting them around.
Yeah... it’s like the country is frozen in time, when it was a better time.
What do they produce, besides cigars and rum (??), that the world buys? Are there still fruit companies there?
Do they even make autos on the island, or is everything imported from somewhere else?
I suppose they still produce sugar, too. Fruit? Probably.
They import their autos; many newer ones are from China (Geely).
This site is a real eye opener: www.therealcuba.com
” Yeah... its like the country is frozen in time, when it was a better time.”
LOL. And no they don’t make autos, or much of anything.
I read www.therealcuba.com. Good catch!
The Constitution, Article 1 Section 8 Paragraph 3.
“Oh, let the Kenyan have it.”
Yeah, it’s an eye opener. The pics of the hospital are literally gross.
Until the Castros are gone, leave the embargo in place.
Cuba had a Triple A level baseball team before Castro; that must have been cool.
Is the Mafia going to demand ownership of their hotels back? Maybe Meyer Lansky’s estate can sue? Lucky Luciano?
” Until the Castros are gone, leave the embargo in place.”
Obama bails them out right before they die off.
The Castros will steal over 90% of money newly made in
Cuba......like they always have.
That says it all. Yes.
The truth is, Cuba has been able to trade with the rest of the world as freely as they wanted to for a long time. It’s Castro and the communists that have ruined them. Typical Marxist-Leninist basketcase “planned” economy.
“Its Castro and the communists that have ruined them. Typical Marxist-Leninist basketcase planned economy.”
Fails 100% of the time, and millions starve, or are murdered by the govt.
Yes. And it’s still tried.
All leftists are devoid of any common sense. If they had any, they wouldn’t be leftists.
Yes. That and deep down inside, they are death cultists; they hate life.
RE Triple A:
OK ... Here it is...
On a REALLY, PURELY selfish level, I gotta do it...
Dear Philadelphia Phillies:
GET YOUR ASSES TO HAVANA AND SCOUT SOME CUBAN PITCHERS before everybody else does...
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