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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Oh Sure Ttwtt You know with this cream of the crop of lefties. Its all Kumbaya and emphasizing with the enemy.
    "Emphasizing"?

    You know the righties have gone off the "with us or against us" deep end when they are champing at the bit to keep putting the screws to CUBA for no reason other than retribution for the Cold War.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    The embargo can't have prevented Cuba from becoming a staging area for nukes or something. Starving it would make it more likely they'd agree to play that role. What kept them from housing nukes or whatever is the U.S. military, not being cut off from Levis, Ford and Coca Cola.


    Did isolating Cuba help to bring down the Soviet Union.....who had to carry Cuba on its back the entire time while paying inflated Sugar prices to Cuba?


    How did those Communist Revolutions in Africa work out, you know the ones where the Cubans sent troops?

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "Emphasizing"?

    You know the righties have gone off the "with us or against us" deep end when they are champing at the bit to keep putting the screws to CUBA for no reason other than retribution for the Cold War.
    Emphasizing, empathy, sympathy... eh wtf? They all mean the same thing.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yes, it has done something and continues to do something. It has starved a communist nation that once would have allowed itself to be a forward staging area for our enemies and has kept it from becoming so. This is a mistake.
    A staging area for our enemies? Really?

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "Emphasizing"?

    You know the righties have gone off the "with us or against us" deep end when they are champing at the bit to keep putting the screws to CUBA for no reason other than retribution for the Cold War.

    Nah not at all. Going off the deep end is how you trivialize all those that died for Freedom and Democracy in Cuba. Especially all those tortured and executed. But then this isn't surprising knowing that temperament of weakness defined.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Emphasizing, empathy, sympathy... eh wtf? They all mean the same thing.

    Cmon now, holding hands and singing Kumbaya. Should help the perspective, Right?

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It has held Cuba in control perfectly.
    Heya Erod. Sure it did.


    But if you want to see how much BO Peep is the Feckless Hypocrite. Look up what he had to say about Assad and Gadhafi.

    Note how Castro has done the very same things.....that Assad and Gadhafi have been accused of. What was BO peeps words? They had to go Right?

    Didn't BO peep call for Assad to step down? For Gadhafi to step down.

    What happened here with Cuba and the Castro Brothers? "What"......no call from BO Peep for them to step down? My, my, my.....hows BO peep looking now?

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    A staging area for our enemies? Really?
    Cuban missile crisis, 1962.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    That's the idea - that it's far harder for a totalitarian regime to maintain that system in the face of freer markets and engagement with free economies. And we haven't normalized relations - we've taken ONE step, with lots more carrots to hand out or not depending on what happens in Cuba.

    But, again, hate to keep mentioning this, but 'Will continuing a policy that's failed for 55 years finally succeed in perhaps 60 years, or 75 years?"

    If this was 1960 or 1970 and we could still hold out some hope we'd pressure them through economic means to change their ways, great. But it's 2014. We tried, that way failed. Maybe move on to something different? RADICAL IDEA!!!
    You seem to forget that the Cuba sanctions were first ignored mainly by Russia who is now too broke to care, and then by Venezuela who is now too broke too care. Perhaps, in a few more decades, and after much US aid, we will see the Cuban per capita income rise by over 300% to approach that of Puerto Rico, the great US success story in that part of the world.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Really?
    From the first paragraph of the link I provided explaining the Communist Party of China...

    "The Chinese Communist Party's more than 80m-strong membership makes it the biggest political party in the world. Its tight organisation and ruthlessness help explain why it is also still in power.

    The party oversees and influences many aspects of people's lives - what they learn at school and watch on TV, even the number of children they are allowed.

    It is made up largely of government officials, army officers, farmers, model workers and employees of state-owned companies.

    It is unrepresentative of China as a whole. Only a quarter of its members are women, for example. It is also obsessive about control, regularly showing itself capable of great brutality in suppressing dissent or any challenge to its authority. "

    Basic definition of Communism- a way of organizing a society in which the government owns the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) and there is no privately owned property.

    I'm sure you will find since the take over of the Communist Party in 1949, almost all lands are now either government owned or collectivities.

    They are a Communist country.
    They can not be a communist country and at the same time be a capitalist country.

    The two ideologies are not compatible. Either the government owns everything, or it does not. in capitalism, it does not.
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