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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I know. I'm way too young and so were my parents. My dad was 3 and my mother wasn't even born when this mess started. This seems so much like the embargo was a political stunt that served a partisan purpose at one time. How has it survived all this time? There must be something more than just, "They're communist and we don't won't their communist cooties."

    Any older folks in here remember what this embargo was all about?
    as an old guy..it was more about Fidel Castro' establishing a communist state in our hemisphere - anathema to the Monroe Doctrine.
    It just keeps going on by political ennui -there isn't any valid reason to keep it,and there are many reasons to get rid of it.
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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I'm surprised no one has brought up the main reason we still have an embargo.

    Cubans in Florida.

    They are vehement that the embargo stays until the regime changes to one that will recompense them for their losses.

    Florida is a politically critical state (remember 2000?) and Cubans hold significant political power and votes in Florida. They also control a huge PAC.

    No President wants to risk pissing them off.

    The embargo is generally regarded as ridiculous by most people, as evidenced by the support on this board and clueless opposition.
    Florida Cuban vote isn't monolithic -the "old guard" is dieing off, and the younger Cuban Americans would rather be able to have open relations with Cuba..
    It just takes on a life of it's own,,no real reason to continue it

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    as an old guy..it was more about Fidel Castro' establishing a communist state in our hemisphere - anathema to the Monroe Doctrine.
    It just keeps going on by political ennui -there isn't any valid reason to keep it,and there are many reasons to get rid of it.
    Are you sure? Is Cuba's strain of Communist cooties more lethal than the Communist cooties of China?

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Yes, we should end the embargo of Cuba. The embargo is idiotic, and serves only to comfort old Batista cronies and the like. Already, Europeans flock to their beaches and resorts in the tens of thousands. Perhaps the real reason the embargo is in effect is to keep Americans locked into Florida for vacation, when they would no doubt swamp the affordable adventures of Cuba were the embargo lifted.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    I'm really just interested in seeing how much longer those 1949/1950 Chevys and Fords will keep running...
    Ha yeah whats fascinating is that they have been bastardized with soviet era parts to keep running, Ive read some articles about them.

    OT, but Cuban women are my favorite.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Ha yeah whats fascinating is that they have been bastardized with soviet era parts to keep running, Ive read some articles about them.

    OT, but Cuban women are my favorite.
    I kinda thought they were using parts off those Russian nuclear missiles that Kennedy had the ****fit over back in 1962.
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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    Florida Cuban vote isn't monolithic -the "old guard" is dieing off, and the younger Cuban Americans would rather be able to have open relations with Cuba..
    It just takes on a life of it's own,,no real reason to continue it
    Seems right to me and I'm not a "younger" American.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    What the Castroit regime really wants are loans and lines of credit guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury Department, since it doesn’t have hard currency to pay the interests on the lines of credit for the importation of merchandise.

    These credits will not be paid and the American taxpayers will be the losers, the ones to pick up the debt, as it happens at the present time with the taxpayers of many countries. By 2012 the Castroit regime owe to The Paris Club $31 billion, $28 billion to Russia, 10 billion to China, 20 billion to Venezuela, 3.5 billion to Japan and another 7.5 billion to other countries, for a total staggering debt of $100 billion.

    Cuban economy’s bankruptcy is the sole responsibility of Castroit regime. It is due to the corruption and ineffectiveness of a military dictatorship that is against private property and free enterprise. Under this system the economy will continuous to deteriorate without any hope of improvement. These and no others are the real reasons of the problems.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    A little thing called the Cuban Missile Crisis... When someone offers to allow your enemy to place their weapons at your front door, you end up with a bit of an attitude towards them.
    The USSR placed those missiles there because the US had missiles in Turkey and Italy. Try and actually learn the history surrounding the events.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I don't agree. The Cuban regime was not interested in trade with the west until their sugar daddy, the USSR fell off the grid. The USSR had financed Cuba and propped up the regime with phony sugar cane subsidies. Now that those subsidies are gone, the regime has to rise or fall on it's own. As cruel as it may sound to some, the most compassionate action we can take is to continue the embargo until their communist system of government collapses. Then Cuba will become the prosperous Island Vacation Oasis it once was. All they are looking for now is western dollars to prop up the regime. If we drop the embargo with no conditions, the Cuban people's lot in life will see little or no improvement as long as the present form of government exists.
    Oh wow, another mislead and misinformed individual. Cuba traded their sugar to the USSr because the US put up a blockade and told other countries not to trade with them. They also established the Hems-Burton Act which stated you trade with Cuba, you don't trade with us. What other options did Cuba have?

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