View Poll Results: Embargo?

Voters
133. You may not vote on this poll
  • End Embargo

    65 48.87%
  • Keep Embargo

    68 51.13%
Page 4 of 17 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 167

Thread: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

  1. #31
    User
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Boston
    Last Seen
    08-18-11 @ 11:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    89

    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    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.
    Those threats initiated by Khruschev were intended to show strength when they really had none. Yes they had nuclear weapons, but they knew our second strike capibility would wipe them out. And plus look at the terms of peace: they didn't want us to invade Cuba since they told us not to invade it. Their proximity to Cuba was so far that logistics would be a huge problem and the United States would have interior lines.

  2. #32
    cookies crumble
    ARealConservative's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    04-21-17 @ 09:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    14,518

    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasher View Post
    Keep the embargo. Every argument made against it has been initiated by a Cuban, a socialist, or someone buying the communist gov. sources.
    if anything, the embargo works to preserve their failed state by given them an issue of solidarity to rally around.

    end it.

  3. #33
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasher View Post
    Keep the embargo. Every argument made against it has been initiated by a Cuban, a socialist, or someone buying the communist gov. sources.


  4. #34
    Global Moderator
    Rage More!
    Your Star's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    26,362

    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Ending the embargo would probably do more to take Castro out of power then anything, so yes we should end it.
    Eat me, drink me, love me;
    Laura make much of me

  5. #35
    User
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Boston
    Last Seen
    08-18-11 @ 11:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    89

    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    if anything, the embargo works to preserve their failed state by given them an issue of solidarity to rally around.

    end it.
    Not if we play power politics. Cuba is basically isolated at this point, so playing power politics against them would give us the initiative in diplomatic talks.

  6. #36
    User
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Boston
    Last Seen
    08-18-11 @ 11:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    89

    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Why you laughing brah?

  7. #37
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Seen
    09-24-17 @ 04:38 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    29,261

    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasher View Post
    Those threats initiated by Khruschev were intended to show strength when they really had none. Yes they had nuclear weapons, but they knew our second strike capibility would wipe them out. And plus look at the terms of peace: they didn't want us to invade Cuba since they told us not to invade it. Their proximity to Cuba was so far that logistics would be a huge problem and the United States would have interior lines.

    Ya know second strike capability has just never meant that much to me in relation to nuclear armageddon. Call me a pessimist but I just don't see what it is worth in the end.

  8. #38
    User
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Boston
    Last Seen
    08-18-11 @ 11:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    89

    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Ya know second strike capability has just never meant that much to me in relation to nuclear armageddon. Call me a pessimist but I just don't see what it is worth in the end.
    It is a good detterence in situations such as the CMC.

  9. #39
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasher View Post
    Why you laughing brah?
    Because that argument is pathetic and i find it laughable.
    We love China they are "communist."
    Whats the point again for the embargo?
    All people that speak out against the embargo are "a socialist, or someone buying the communist gov. sources."? Serioiusly?
    Amnesty international and other human rights groups are all "socialists and buy gov sources"?
    The international community/UN are "socialists and buy gov sources"?
    Ron Paul is an extreme right winger libertarian and he wants the embargo to end....


  10. #40
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Seen
    09-24-17 @ 04:38 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    29,261

    Re: Should the Embargo with Cuba be lifted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasher View Post
    It is a good detterence in situations such as the CMC.

    And so f'ing what if the world is put into a nuke winter.

Page 4 of 17 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... 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
  •