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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    The embargo serves no practical purpose today. Increased trade almost always brings increased freedom and democracy, eventually. Sixty years of embargo have failed. Let's flood them with capitalism and see how long Castro's façade can remain standing.
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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Lifting today’s nominal embargo is a good idea that almost all Cuban agree with. The Castros’ tyranny continues to talk about the embargo (call by them blockade) to create the impression in the public opinion that it is the principal cause of the failure of its dysfunctional economic system. It is the old tactic used by Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi regime minister of propaganda whose very famous quote says, “If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth.”

    The only effective embargo that today affects the Cuban people is the internal embargo that the Castros’ tyranny maintains on them.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    US sales to Cuba in 2008 reach $801 million. Import totaled $14.25 billion. The United States government’s embargo has had little effect on the Cuban economy, since this only represents 5.62% of the regime commerce with the rest of the world. Without the embargo the debt with the US could be similar to the debt of 31 billion with the EU countries.

    From December 2001 up to August 2009, the Castro’s regime had paid $4.4 billion to American companies for the purchases of their products according to the state run company Alimport. Cuba's National Statistics Office (Oficina Nacional de Estadsticas. Cuba) placed the United States as Cuba’s fifth business partner at $801 million in 2008.

    How is possible that the fifth business partner and biggest food supplier keep a blockade of Cuba? The lies of Castro’s agents mimic Joseph Goebbels propaganda technique, “A lied repeated a thousand times eventually becomes truth” or this other one “The bigger the lie, the more people will be believe it”.

    Cuban economy’s bankruptcy is the sole responsibility of Castro’s regime. It is due to the corruption and ineffectiveness of a military dictatorship that is against private property and free enterprise. Under this system the economy will continuous deteriorate without any hope of improvement. These and no others are the real reasons of the problems.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Perhaps I'm just too cynical here, but there's no friggin' way he's going to open up Cuba during an election year. He'll have every Florida Cuban voting against him... prolly not a good idea.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    There is a chance for Obama to do a good thing he might be remembered for in a good way by ending the now meaningless embargo but he;s not smart enough to see that he could be a hero to all Cubans everywhere.

    I would love to ne in a position to reunite all the Cubans who fled Fidel with those who have suffered, all these years.

    Cuba is no threat to us any more.
    I can't believe it... I completely agree with you. Except for the part about Obama being stupid, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    ALL FOREIGNERS are a potential threat to the United States.
    Aww... you're not serious, are you? Even Canadians? Like Justin Bieber or Celine Dion? Come to think of it, maybe you're right.
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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by nijato View Post
    Aww... you're not serious, are you? Even Canadians? Like Justin Bieber or Celine Dion? Come to think of it, maybe you're right.
    This country hasn't been the same since the Beetles invaded.
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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Perhaps I'm just too cynical here, but there's no friggin' way he's going to open up Cuba during an election year. He'll have every Florida Cuban voting against him... prolly not a good idea.
    That is my feeling too. He is in campaign mood, he already “change” gears.

    Can the Castros’ regime be defined as a military dictatorship? The Castroit regimen has been in power for 52 years without democratic institutions nor opposition parties, in control of all the media outlets in the island, with control over the social, economic and political life of the population. Fidel was in power for 47 years without any limits to his authority regulating all aspects of public and private life. The definition is a shoo-in.

    Castro I, after health problems, appointed his brother Raúl as his successor to the throne. Who will be next in line, one of Fidel sons or Raúl? The regime isn’t only tyrannical but a tyrannical monarchy.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    According to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Cuban regime's refusal to entertain the Obama administration's overtures to improve relations reveals that the Castro dictatorship is "an intransigent, entrenched regime," with no interest in political reform.

    "It is my personal belief," Secretary Clinton said, "that the Castros do not want to see an end to the embargo and do not want to see normalization with the United States, because they would lose all of their excuses for what hasn't happened in Cuba in the last 50 years." Amen to that.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    According to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Cuban regime's refusal to entertain the Obama administration's overtures to improve relations reveals that the Castro dictatorship is "an intransigent, entrenched regime," with no interest in political reform.

    "It is my personal belief," Secretary Clinton said, "that the Castros do not want to see an end to the embargo and do not want to see normalization with the United States, because they would lose all of their excuses for what hasn't happened in Cuba in the last 50 years." Amen to that.
    Probably correct.

    Ok, so why is the Cuban community in Florida against normalization? Serious question. I don't know the answer.

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