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Thread: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    That could very well be still...Im not adamantly opposed to it...Im basically conceding to the Cubans who im sure know more than I
    The Cubans want the embargo to end
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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    A question is not an answer. If you expect me to answer your question, then I'll expect you to answer my question
    You didn't ask me the question. Now answer mine.
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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    ALot of what you say is true...and I believe alot of it especially with guys my age who lived through the cuban crisis...I know Fidel hates us deeply he wanted Russia to annihilate us...he tried to get Krushchev to nuke us...hence the missile sites in cuba that JFK rightfully took a firm stance against....Alot of it has been punishment and retribution that act of war against us..
    What a joke. Fidel hosted the missiles because he wanted protection after the bay of pigs coup attempt. I'd hardly get all morally outraged over the nukes when the U.S. had the exact same set up in Turkey. Fidel may be a bastard, but that isn't the point. U.S. foreign policy serves U.S. interests, not to cater to the greed and revenge of a tiny special interest group. Ending the embargo is in the American national interest and incidentally will benefit the Cuban people.

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

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    You didn't ask me the question. Now answer mine.
    I asked a question which you responded to. When your response is in the form of an answer, I will consider answering your question
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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    ALot of what you say is true...and I believe alot of it especially with guys my age who lived through the cuban crisis...I know Fidel hates us deeply he wanted Russia to annihilate us...he tried to get Krushchev to nuke us...hence the missile sites in cuba that JFK rightfully took a firm stance against....Alot of it has been punishment and retribution that act of war against us..
    I lived in Florida when that was going on. Not a real fun time. However, I think we are not doing to Cuban people any justice by continuing the embargo. You can travel to Cuba from any other country with no problem, just not the US. Even we could go to Canada, then easily board a flight to Cuba.

    This island is 90 miles from out coast, we should be taking a very different approach here. As long as Gitmo is operating we are giving the Castro Brothers a boogeyman to point at that the Cuban people can easily see.

    Fidel hates the US because of our original heavy handed approach. He is our creation.

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    End the Embargo.
    Close Guantanamo.

    Bring them under our support to keep a pleasant ruling eye and hand on things rather than this '10 foot pole' tension. If we give options that will improve their situation as a trade-off for doing these things then maybe we'll be better off.

    The only real issue with Cuba is their relationship with others in regard to how it might affect us. So - we should just become their BFF.

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    ALot of what you say is true...and I believe alot of it especially with guys my age who lived through the cuban crisis...I know Fidel hates us deeply he wanted Russia to annihilate us...he tried to get Krushchev to nuke us...hence the missile sites in cuba that JFK rightfully took a firm stance against....Alot of it has been punishment and retribution that act of war against us..
    We got into the Cuban Missile Crisis because of our attempts to take out Castro. If the goal is to take him out, lifting the embargo would be far more successful.
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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Lift it. Lift if. Lift the embargo.

    http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/as...0072009eng.pdf


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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    my opinion is that it's time to lift the embargo.

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    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Keep the embargo. Every argument made against it has been initiated by a Cuban, a socialist, or someone buying the communist gov. sources.

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