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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    I think of the Cuban embargo like keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame. Both issues will be resolved when the main players die.

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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Did they threaten us with nukes right off our shores? I think not.
    Who is the ONLY country on the planet to ever actually USE nukes on a human population?

    What country, in the last 100 years, has Cuba: invaded, declared war upon, set up military presence in, or flown drones over and launched missiles from said drones to kill people when no declaration of war was ever issued?

    So realistically, all things considered, who should be embargo'd based on historical evidence????

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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Who is the ONLY country on the planet to ever actually USE nukes on a human population?
    Thank God, only us. But in a good way. Not that is has anything to do with the discussion.

    What country, in the last 100 years, has Cuba: invaded, declared war upon, set up military presence in, or flown drones over and launched missiles from said drones to kill people when no declaration of war was ever issued?

    So realistically, all things considered, who should be embargo'd based on historical evidence????
    You are just listing things that are irrelevant to the situation. Who cares?
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Thank God, only us. But in a good way. Not that is has anything to do with the discussion.



    You are just listing things that are irrelevant to the situation. Who cares?
    What's irrelevant, and pathetically childish, is any reason for the USofA to still have an embargo on Cuba.

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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Hmmm... what was our total damage? I would end it, but only if the Castros and the communist government are gone. In fact, we should just take a page out of Putin's book and take it over. So, let's storm the place, capture (read:kill) the commie leaders, free the oppressed people, and make Cuba a territory of the USA. Our big corporations could crank up that economy and start creating jobs like crazy.
    This almost sounds like you've never been to Cuba or for that matter met any Cubans still living in Cuba. Wait, it's the exact stupid rhetoric that gave us the current situation in Iraq. It's almost as if the people that come up with such ridiculous plans don't know anything about the people living in these countries. What you're suggesting is never going to happen.

    Source: I'm an American who goes to Cuba regularly and is married to a Cuban.
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This almost sounds like you've never been to Cuba or for that matter met any Cubans still living in Cuba. Wait, it's the exact stupid rhetoric that gave us the current situation in Iraq. It's almost as if the people that come up with such ridiculous plans don't know anything about the people living in these countries. What you're suggesting is never going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This almost sounds like you've never been to Cuba or for that matter met any Cubans still living in Cuba. Wait, it's the exact stupid rhetoric that gave us the current situation in Iraq. It's almost as if the people that come up with such ridiculous plans don't know anything about the people living in these countries. What you're suggesting is never going to happen.
    That's called tongue-in-cheek, for those that don't get it.

    Source: I'm an American who goes to Cuba regularly and is married to a Cuban.
    Wow! Fortunately, you really don't need to go there for this.
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Did they threaten us with nukes right off our shores? I think not.
    when was that done? Oh yeah DECADES ago. time to move on.

    BTW we have dealings with a country that MOST of the 9/11 hijackers come from AND has human rights violations. Seems you are quite ok with that.

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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    The support of the Cuban embargo is not a default support for open trade with China and Saudi Arabia. Most people hate that so much US manufacturing was lost to China and even more want to be rid of Saudi oil dependency.

    I think the US should tie all trade agreements to a baseline human rights agreement with those who wish to do business in the US.
    I don't disagree with what you siad, however, we aren't doing that so there is no need for a Cuban Embargo. Now, if the government decides to go your route, I would support that, but they aren't.

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