Page 44 of 73 FirstFirst ... 34424344454654 ... LastLast
Results 431 to 440 of 726

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

  1. #431
    Sometimes wrong

    ttwtt78640's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Uhland, Texas
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:12 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    34,551

    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.
    It surely worked well with China - freedom and human rights broke out all over inside China with ever expanding US trade deals, China now exceeds the US as the #1 world economy (see Walmart shelves) and they pose no military threat at all.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

  2. #432
    Sage
    Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Golden State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    41,513

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Cuban missile crisis, 1962.
    How did that work out for the Soviets?
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

  3. #433
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It surely worked well with China - freedom and human rights broke out all over inside China with ever expanding US trade deals, China now exceeds the US as the #1 world economy (see Walmart shelves) and they pose no military threat at all.

    With the Soviet Union dead and gone, with Russia no longer able to buy up Cuba's sugar crop at inflated prices, with oil prices having tanked and Venezuela on the brink of default, unable to ship free oil to Cuba indefinitely, the Castro brothers were staring into the abyss.

    Marxist ideology, the political religion in which the regime is rooted, is a dead faith. The world communist revolution was a god that failed. It is over, finished. Outside of North Korea and Cuba, who preaches that Marxism-Leninism is the future toward which mankind is heading? Who still believes that?

  4. #434
    Sage
    Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Golden State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    41,513

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Sure it could be changed. Sure we can just forget all that anyone does, Right. Even if they are were acting against us and even in killing Americans, Right? Just give that a pass to. Do you like playing Mr Rogers with an enemy?

    I mean afterall. The civilian Americans killed by Cuba.....was on that Democrat's watch. Notice how nothing came of it. How that usually happens when Democrats are in power. Why do you think that is?

    Is there some reason you keep forgetting what makes up their inherent flaws on Purpose?
    "civilian Americans killed by Cuba" refers to ???
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

  5. #435
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    "civilian Americans killed by Cuba" refers to ???

    2 American Civilian Planes shot down in 96 killing 4 Americans.

  6. #436
    Traveler

    Jack Hays's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    54,755
    Blog Entries
    2

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    How did that work out for the Soviets?
    Not the point. TexMex was laughing at the idea that Cuba might be a hostile staging area.
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

  7. #437
    Sage
    Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Golden State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    41,513

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    2 American Civilian Planes shot down in 96 killing 4 Americans.
    OK, I cut and pasted the above into the Google window, and immediately came up with:


    this
    I. SUMMARY

    1. On 25 February 1996, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”) received several complaints brought against the Republic of Cuba (hereinafter “the State,” “the Cuban State,” or “Cuba”) according to which a MiG-29 military aircraft belonging to the Cuban Air Force (FAC) downed two unarmed civilian light airplanes belonging to the organization “Brothers to the Rescue.”[1] According to a report issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the incidents occurred on 24 February 1996 at 3:21 p.m. and 3:27 p.m., respectively, in international airspace. The air-to-air missiles fired by the MiG-29 destroyed the civilian light aircraft, immediately killing Armando Alejandre Jr. (45 years old), Carlos Alberto Costa (29), Mario Manuel de la Peña (24), and Pablo Morales (29). The complaint concludes with the Commission being requested to begin proceedings in accordance with Articles 32 et seq. of its Regulations and to declare Cuba responsible for failing to comply with its international obligations contained in the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (hereinafter “the Declaration” or “the American Declaration”) for violating the right to life and the right to a fair trial as set forth in Articles I and XVIII of said international instrument.
    and this:

    Iran Air Flight 655 was an Iran Air civilian passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai. On 3 July 1988, the aircraft operating this route was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes. The incident took place in Iranian airspace, over Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, and on the flight's usual flight path. The aircraft, an Airbus A300 B2-203, was destroyed by SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles fired from Vincennes.
    All 290 on board, including 66 children and 16 crew, died.[1] This event ranks seventh among the deadliest disasters in aviation history,
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

  8. #438
    Sage
    Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Golden State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    41,513

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Not the point. TexMex was laughing at the idea that Cuba might be a hostile staging area.
    It could be.

    For the Soviets.

    If there were any Soviets any more, that is.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

  9. #439
    Sage
    clownboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    08-17-16 @ 10:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    26,087

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

    I don't see what the rush is all about. This benefits the US how? It's not like Cuba is some resource haven or a land of eternal beauty.

  10. #440
    Sage
    Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Golden State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    41,513

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I don't see what the rush is all about. This benefits the US how? It's not like Cuba is some resource haven or a land of eternal beauty.
    Rush?

    It's been over 50 years now, and 23 since the demise of the Soviet Union. Seems like enough time to me.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

Page 44 of 73 FirstFirst ... 34424344454654 ... 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
  •