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    Re: Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Lessee, we almost had missiles 90 miles off our coast. Now we can have ISIS 90 miles off our coast. Brilliant.
    Over a half-century ago!
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    Re: Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    Over a half-century ago!
    Forgetting history gets you what?

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    Re: Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Lessee, we almost had missiles 90 miles off our coast. Now we can have ISIS 90 miles off our coast. Brilliant.
    But of course if not for the biggest foreign policy blunder in a century, you wouldn't know what the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria even is!!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

    50-60 years and 10 or so US presidents have come and gone yet Castro and communism are still there. Our past embargoes and policies towards Cuba has worked so well. So let's not try anything new, let's keep going with same failed tactics and policy.

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    Re: Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Forgetting history gets you what?
    About as much as lacking an understanding of the current world.

    (not wanting to beat on you, but digging back to the '62 Missile Crisis to provide argumentative support for a current policy change in 2015 seemed a bit much)
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    Re: Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Lessee, we almost had missiles 90 miles off our coast. Now we can have ISIS 90 miles off our coast. Brilliant.
    It will be much easier for the US to know what's going on in Cuba if Cuba's borders are more open to Americans and relations are normalized then the way it is now.

    That said comparing 1962 Cuba with USSR's support to today's Cuba is ridiculous.
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    Re: Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    It will be much easier for the US to know what's going on in Cuba if Cuba's borders are more open to Americans and relations are normalized then the way it is now.

    That said comparing 1962 Cuba with USSR's support to today's Cuba is ridiculous.
    We will see.

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    Re: Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    About as much as lacking an understanding of the current world.

    (not wanting to beat on you, but digging back to the '62 Missile Crisis to provide argumentative support for a current policy change in 2015 seemed a bit much)
    Missiles launched were a MAD scenario. Harboring terror groups, not so much. Take off the rose colored glasses.

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    Re: Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

    Quote Originally Posted by montecresto View Post
    but of course if not for the biggest foreign policy blunder in a century, you wouldn't know what the islamic state in iraq and syria even is!!
    if if if

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    Re: Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Show me a link to that positive effect.
    Better yet, just look at the United States.

    Ever since we started exploiting China and Japan (commodore matthew Perry opening Japan by force and America claiming right to trade in Chinese ports after British forcefully opened China) and many other countries our economy has exploited. Had we followed an isolationist approach and tried to separate ourselves from the world economically and politically, it would have only been detrimental to our growth and the growth of the world.

    I don't know what world you live in... But in all the countries in the world, the United States is the most globalist nation of them all and trades with as many nations as frequently as possible. It benefits us and it benefits other nations.

    Many times throughout history of course, we have taken a militaristic globalist approach (which many see as atrocities and which I must admit can be rather tragic) where we open countries by force (mentioned before with China and Japan, there are also the banana wars).

    But nevertheless, should you truly wish to have a link which proves the overall positives of globalization then...

    Globalization and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence on the Role of Complementarities
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