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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I went to Germany in 2000, and took a day trip to the ‘Former East’ part of Berlin. Buildings still had bullet holes from WWII.....................
Bill Hemmer justed Rubio ,”Does Obama want to Visit Cuba “?
I hope so. It's long bothered me that I can buy these in Mexico and Canada but not here.
Against! Unless and until Cuba’s Communists release ALL political prisoners, no relations. We couldn’t do this with Russia or China, they’re too big to ignore and pressure like this, but we have done so quite well with Cuba. No reason to stop, other than the COTUS being nice to his fellows commie rat bastards.
Another angle on this move: An Opportunity for MORE Illegal Aliens to become ‘voters’ here . . .
I don't know how much choice they really have. Venezuela gave them about 200,000 barrels of oil a day. Cuba probably just got off the phone with Venezuela with Maduro telling them they were cut off. I am not as interested in rubbing their noses in it as just getting them on our side.
And from South America. I visit Brazil and Argentina on business and frequently hear people talking about going to Cuba on vacation.
Their cigars are on sale in virtually EVERY duty-free shop around the world.
It's time Cuba got a big does of American-style consumerism. We need new places for the cruise ships to go.
Obama will make sure the United States does all the Swallowing
Yeah I think another 50 years the boycott would have definitely worked.......
good news! this will piss off the cuban community in Florida and help the GOP in 2016 :)
Let’s get more than two-thirds of the Senate to stand with American patriots BEFORE starting an otherwise futile impeachment charade.
And let’s get Secretary Kerry to testify, under oath, where all those millions of dollars Obama plans to offer Cuba as “reparations” will come from...
“Youll probably find the Dominican ones are better anyway.”
I’ve tried both extensively, and I very much prefer the Cuban.
Yeah I think another 50 years the boycott would have definitely worked
Obama is working on a second Nobel Prize and a Job at the United Nations
Exactly. The US signed free trade deals with China back in the late 80's or early 90's, when China was every bit as repressive as Cuba. It always seemed the height of hypocrisy to me that we had free trade and diplomatic relations with China right after Tiananmen Square, while Cuba was somehow beyond the pale.
The only reason for it was that neither party would touch the issue with Florida a swing state decided by the Cuban expatriate vote in Miami. The younger generation of Cuban-Americans, however, now either doesn't care or opposes the sanctions, so that's the real reason the ball is rolling on this one.
I said this to cover the rest.
The only country that doesnt go to Cuba is the US.
Have any of those other countries tried to foster Revolution in this hemisphere, like Cuba has?
I'm not amazed - the War on Drugs is the quintessential liberal program, utopian in its aims and serving only to provide salaries for those who implement it.
Among the older Cuban expatriates (first-generation immigrants) it won't play well. Most of the younger (second-generation and beyond) Cuban-Americans I've talked to either don't care or oppose the embargo as counterproductive (i.e. the Communist Party can blame the US embargo for its belly-up economy rather than its own corruption and incompetence).
As others have pointed out, if we can have diplomatic relations and free trade with China, there's nothing but political pandering to a (shrinking) constituency driving the embargo on Cuba.
China armed and funded Mao-inspired rebels the world over, including the Shining Path in Peru.
And access to great beaches!
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