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    Re: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. official

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You're right, however, as it stands, the Obama administration is getting the Cuban government do exactly what is in that law and release political prisoners.
    Yeah it looks that way.....but now we will have to see if Cuba. Will follow thru on the rest. But BO does have a few problems with some Democrats.


    Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-9th Dist.) said he would "insist that any opening of relations comes side-by-side with an opening of the Cuban government's political system from totalitarianism to one that respects democracy, human rights, and personal freedoms.".....snip~

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    Re: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. official

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah it looks that way.....but now we will have to see if Cuba. Will follow thru on the rest. But BO does have a few problems with some Democrats.


    Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-9th Dist.) said he would "insist that any opening of relations comes side-by-side with an opening of the Cuban government's political system from totalitarianism to one that respects democracy, human rights, and personal freedoms.".....snip~
    I think Congress is looking to cut Obama's balls off by not letting him what is within his executive power and discussing this matter with the country's government. I honestly don't really care about the Helms-Burton act, I find it to be one of Clinton's weakest moments as president. He should have given a middle finger to Republicans and simply said: If you don't want to be involved in diplomatic talks with Cuba? Don't be. However, if I find it beneficial to us or the Cuban people, I will.
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    Re: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. official

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah it looks that way.....but now we will have to see if Cuba. Will follow thru on the rest. But BO does have a few problems with some Democrats.


    Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-9th Dist.) said he would "insist that any opening of relations comes side-by-side with an opening of the Cuban government's political system from totalitarianism to one that respects democracy, human rights, and personal freedoms.".....snip~
    Now why would the default be suspicion of what comes next on the day after Cuba made good on it's promise.

    And, my friend, can you supply any evidence that Bill Pascrell Jr. knows **** all about Cuba? It will have to include evidence that his sorry, pampered ass has ever been on the island. Does he know the largest employment sector? Has he seen their jails, their health care system, roamed free on the island for two weeks?

    Because failing any, the man is another blow hard looking for his 15 minutes of fame by wallowing in 50 year old myths.

    and can anyone here name the ingredients to Cuba's unofficial official sandwich?

    The truth is the USA is terrified of a little mouse who treats its criminals far better than the inmates at the ****ing Gulag on the south of the island. It's time for US poiticos to close the pie hole and do something about that concentration camp....

    that's what it looks like, btw, a very modern Nazi designed concentration camp.
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    Re: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. official

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Now why would the default be suspicion of what comes next on the day after Cuba made good on it's promise.

    And, my friend, can you supply any evidence that Bill Pascrell Jr. knows **** all about Cuba? It will have to include evidence that his sorry, pampered ass has ever been on the island. Does he know the largest employment sector? Has he seen their jails, their health care system, roamed free on the island for two weeks?

    Because failing any, the man is another blow hard looking for his 15 minutes of fame by wallowing in 50 year old myths.

    and can anyone here name the ingredients to Cuba's unofficial official sandwich?

    The truth is the USA is terrified of a little mouse who treats its criminals far better than the inmates at the ****ing Gulag on the south of the island. It's time for US poiticos to close the pie hole and do something about that concentration camp....

    that's what it looks like, btw, a very modern Nazi designed concentration camp.
    I can, there are two types: Bread and sugar or bread, salt and vinegar.
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    Re: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. official

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I can, there are two types: Bread and sugar or bread, salt and vinegar.
    wrong.
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    Re: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. official

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    wrong.
    What?! Were you there during the special period? Cause that's all my wife says she ate for most of the 90s.
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    Re: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. official

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Ummm, China wasn't a world power in 1972. Are you even serious?

    Economic history of China (1949-present)
    Cultural Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    China was practically in ruins after the Cultural Revolution. You know, if you're going to be THIS uninformed, you REALLY shouldn't be discussing the issue. China destroyed much of its culture, and it basically engaged in the 4th century metallurgy as an effort to "reform itself" economically. Really, you're putting your ignorance on this subject on FULL display.
    You're so busy spinning useless and off point insults that you can't see that China has been a member of the UNSC from it's inception. Also leading with the largest population and size of army did indeed make it a world power. In fact it was 1971 when the seat was converted from the Republic of China to the People's Republic of China. Nixon negotiated with the later, not the former.

    Also that pesky nuclear capable nations thing figured prominently into it's place as a world power.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Utter nonsense as these sanctions actually hurt the common people far more than they hurt the dictators. Your lies don't change that.
    Doesn't matter one iota in this discussion as wrong as you are. The sanctions have indeed hurt the dictatorship.

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    Re: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. official

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    wrong.
    Do enlighten us?

    Because, you know, right now that exchange seems to be headed in the direction where Hatuey actually got it right; but you're going to sourpuss, scoff and then refuse to explain what the "correct" answer is.
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    Re: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. official

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think Congress is looking to cut Obama's balls off by not letting him what is within his executive power and discussing this matter with the country's government. I honestly don't really care about the Helms-Burton act, I find it to be one of Clinton's weakest moments as president. He should have given a middle finger to Republicans and simply said: If you don't want to be involved in diplomatic talks with Cuba? Don't be. However, if I find it beneficial to us or the Cuban people, I will.
    Except it's NOT within his executive power. He's first have to prove the Helms-Burton act unconstitutional and thus not in force. As it stands, that's not happening.

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    Re: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. official

    I won't speak ill of this development, but I'm holding immensely skeptical about the President's decision.
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