Page 1 of 22 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 214

Thread: Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

  1. #1
    Educator
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    728

    Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

    I knew the left was filled with people seeking the downfall of the country, so im not shocked. I just wish the idiot kids listening to these people would wake up


    FBI: Cuban intelligence aggressively recruiting leftist American academics as spies, influence agents
    FBI: Cuban intelligence aggressively recruiting leftist American academics as spies, influence agents | Fox News

  2. #2
    Sage
    Glen Contrarian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Bernie to the left of me, Hillary to the right, here I am...
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    15,498

    Re: Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    I knew the left was filled with people seeking the downfall of the country, so im not shocked. I just wish the idiot kids listening to these people would wake up


    FBI: Cuban intelligence aggressively recruiting leftist American academics as spies, influence agents
    FBI: Cuban intelligence aggressively recruiting leftist American academics as spies, influence agents | Fox News
    What's amazing to me is that people are shocked by this. Have we not been doing (or at least attempting to do) the same to Cuba for over half a century? Ah, but I forget - if we do it, that's okay, but if they do it, that's a casus belli!

    Our national stance towards Cuba is stupid beyond words. The last time that Cuba ever presented any kind of threat was in October 1963, and Kennedy took care of that...and why we still have an embargo is beyond me. We have had open relations - and even strongly supported - dictatorships that were far worse than Castros ever were (like Pakistan, for example).

    If we really want to bring Cuba out of communism, the solution's easy - open up our capitalist markets to them, just as we did for the Soviet Union. Bring capitalism to Cuba, and while it's possible the Castros may not fall, their communist system certainly will.
    To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what hes doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn

    "...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump

  3. #3
    Sage
    Montecresto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Seen
    03-13-16 @ 11:59 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    24,561

    Re: Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    What's amazing to me is that people are shocked by this. Have we not been doing (or at least attempting to do) the same to Cuba for over half a century? Ah, but I forget - if we do it, that's okay, but if they do it, that's a casus belli!

    Our national stance towards Cuba is stupid beyond words. The last time that Cuba ever presented any kind of threat was in October 1963, and Kennedy took care of that...and why we still have an embargo is beyond me. We have had open relations - and even strongly supported - dictatorships that were far worse than Castros ever were (like Pakistan, for example).

    If we really want to bring Cuba out of communism, the solution's easy - open up our capitalist markets to them, just as we did for the Soviet Union. Bring capitalism to Cuba, and while it's possible the Castros may not fall, their communist system certainly will.
    Ah, but the status quo better serves the interests of some.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

  4. #4
    global liberation

    ecofarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Miami
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    66,342

    Re: Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    What's amazing to me is that people are shocked by this. Have we not been doing (or at least attempting to do) the same to Cuba for over half a century? Ah, but I forget - if we do it, that's okay, but if they do it, that's a casus belli!
    Correct. The US is a Western liberal democracy. Cuba is a totalitarian dictatorship.

    Do you understand why people support the promotion of the former and not the latter?


    If we really want to bring Cuba out of communism, the solution's easy - open up our capitalist markets to them, just as we did for the Soviet Union. Bring capitalism to Cuba, and while it's possible the Castros may not fall, their communist system certainly will.
    BS. Dictators grab all the money, use it to further enslave the population and things get worse. And it wasn't our markets that brought down the Soviet Union. Who told you that?
    Last edited by ecofarm; 09-06-14 at 03:10 PM.

  5. #5
    Sage
    Glen Contrarian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Bernie to the left of me, Hillary to the right, here I am...
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    15,498

    Re: Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Correct. The US is a Western liberal democracy. Cuba is a totalitarian dictatorship.

    Do you understand why people support the promotion of the former and not the latter?




    BS. Dictators grab all the money, use it to further enslave the population and things get worse. And it wasn't our markets that brought down the Soviet Union. Who told you that?
    Our markets did not bring down the USSR...but exposure to our markets, exposure to what we have under capitalism, did the trick. All you need do is to look back at the lines that formed outside the first McDonald's in Moscow, the first sales of Coca-Cola. The people did not have money but they flocked to spend what little they had to get these items, these luxuries from the West...and as a result there was that much more money leaving the USSR, that the nation could ill afford.

    There is no need to continue this embargo against Cuba - that little nation does not present any threat to America or our way of life. If we have normal relations with Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala...there's zero reason to continue this stupid embargo.
    To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what hes doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn

    "...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump

  6. #6
    global liberation

    ecofarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Miami
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    66,342

    Re: Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Our markets did not bring down the USSR...
    Correct. I presume you understood the first part of my post.

  7. #7
    Guru
    brothern's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    3,172
    Blog Entries
    8

    Re: Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    I knew the left was filled with people seeking the downfall of the country, so im not shocked. I just wish the idiot kids listening to these people would wake up
    The world is different than it was 30 years ago. That world no longer exists. The Cold War is gone. The influence of Communism is gone. Cuba has been an impoverished, powerless nation for my entire life. For most Cubans, Cuba has been an impoverished, powerless nation for most of their lives. It poses no more threat to the world than any other illiberal nation; except in the memories of daft older Americans. It's a nation, like others, that suffers from a deficit of liberal values, which is only made worse by our refusal to engage with the country economically and socially.
    Help fight Zika, TB, HIV/AIDs and water pollution by donating your CPU's excess processing time to scientific research.
    A self-serving billionaire engaging in historically massive personal corruption #NotMyPresident

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    I knew the left was filled with people seeking the downfall of the country, so im not shocked. I just wish the idiot kids listening to these people would wake up
    FBI: Cuban intelligence aggressively recruiting leftist American academics as spies, influence agents
    FBI: Cuban intelligence aggressively recruiting leftist American academics as spies, influence agents | Fox News
    Geez, Communists are just too stupid. The professors have been doing that for decades, indoctrinating their students (who now could be the dumbest generation in the history of any democracy) and the Communists are now going to pay them for what they've doing for free? We can easily see why they can only advance through violence and dictatorships.

  9. #9
    The Dude
    Kobie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Western NY
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:44 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    42,878

    Re: Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

    Better dead than red!

    Seriously, anyone who thinks that Cuban influence in academia is at any level above microscopic is an idiot. The Fox article just says, based on the report, that Cuba is trying to place moles in academia. It says nothing about how successful the Cubans have been.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

  10. #10
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:46 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,345

    Re: Cuban intelligence agencies recruit leftist professors

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    What's amazing to me is that people are shocked by this. Have we not been doing (or at least attempting to do) the same to Cuba for over half a century? Ah, but I forget - if we do it, that's okay, but if they do it, that's a casus belli!

    Our national stance towards Cuba is stupid beyond words. The last time that Cuba ever presented any kind of threat was in October 1963, and Kennedy took care of that...and why we still have an embargo is beyond me. We have had open relations - and even strongly supported - dictatorships that were far worse than Castros ever were (like Pakistan, for example).

    If we really want to bring Cuba out of communism, the solution's easy - open up our capitalist markets to them, just as we did for the Soviet Union. Bring capitalism to Cuba, and while it's possible the Castros may not fall, their communist system certainly will.
    Even less incredible are Liberals defending Communism. Next we know you'll be defending the Einsatzgruppen, oh wait...
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

Page 1 of 22 12311 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •