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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Who do you think is afraid of Cuba these days? Even during the height of commie expansion Cuba wasn't anything to be feared. The issue was with them letting the USSR onto our lawn.

    Cubans are awesome people, but Commie cuba is a joke.
    Exactly..it's 50 years of payback with someone too small to fight back. I respect your honesty.
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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Personally I think the best thing to do is let go of the embargo now before the Castro's die.
    When they go Cuba will go one of two ways..ether a smooth transition to a socialist democracy or a civil war ending in a really harsh crack down with another dictator..much nastier that Fidel but probably willing to negotiate with the USA for economic benefits for a few military despots.

    I'd think that if the USA does not want a flood of refugees turning up..go with the former option.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by Selkie View Post
    Exactly..it's 50 years of payback with someone too small to fight back. I respect your honesty.
    Like I said, when Cuba decides they are done with communism we will be the first to hold out a hand, enabling the blight on humanity that is marxism wont help.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by Selkie View Post
    Personally I think the best thing to do is let go of the embargo now before the Castro's die.
    When they go Cuba will go one of two ways..ether a smooth transition to a socialist democracy or a civil war ending in a really harsh crack down with another dictator..much nastier that Fidel but probably willing to negotiate with the USA for economic benefits for a few military despots.

    I'd think that if the USA does not want a flood of refugees turning up..go with the former option.
    Or a capitalist democracy, if they do in 20 years you wont recognize the place.

    But socialist light (aussie style) wont do them much good, your system can't thrive unless it adopts capitalist principles and is "protected" by the big boys like the USA.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Wow, such ignorance about Cuba on this thread. The embargo has more to do with fruit than with communism or Florida. Please look up Operation Northwoods and Operation Mongoose.

    Operation Northwoods was a series of proposals for actions against the Cuban government, that originated within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the United States government in 1962. The proposals, which called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or other operatives, to commit acts of terrorism in US cities and elsewhere, were rejected by the Kennedy administration.

    At the time of the proposal, Cuba had recently become communist under Fidel Castro. The operation proposed creating public support for a war against Cuba by blaming it for terrorist acts. To this end, Operation Northwoods proposals recommended hijackings and bombings followed by the introduction of phony evidence that would implicate the Cuban government. It stated:

    The desired resultant from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.

    Several other proposals were included within Operation Northwoods, including real or simulated actions against various US military and civilian targets. The operation recommended developing a "Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington".
    http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/2...northwoods.pdf

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Or a capitalist democracy, if they do in 20 years you wont recognize the place.

    But socialist light (aussie style) wont do them much good, your system can't thrive unless it adopts capitalist principles and is "protected" by the big boys like the USA.
    Hmmm, I fear you know little about our current crop of politicians. Socialist light indeed.
    Australia has moved a long way toward USA unfettered capitalism and dog eat dog social platforms in the last 20 years.
    The "socialism" of which you speak (assuming you're referring to the free tertiary education and universal health care of the late 70's and 80's) has been eroded to be scarcely recognizable and is on it's last legs.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuatara View Post
    Wow, such ignorance about Cuba on this thread. The embargo has more to do with fruit than with communism or Florida. Please look up Operation Northwoods and Operation Mongoose.



    http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/2...northwoods.pdf
    Interesting. Chile all over.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Or a capitalist democracy, if they do in 20 years you wont recognize the place.

    But socialist light (aussie style) wont do them much good, your system can't thrive unless it adopts capitalist principles and is "protected" by the big boys like the USA.
    Socialist Democracy and Capitalist Democracy are not mutually exclusive. Ask the Dutch

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by Selkie View Post
    Hmmm, I fear you know little about our current crop of politicians. Socialist light indeed.
    Australia has moved a long way toward USA unfettered capitalism and dog eat dog social platforms in the last 20 years.
    The "socialism" of which you speak (assuming you're referring to the free tertiary education and universal health care of the late 70's and 80's) has been eroded to be scarcely recognizable and is on it's last legs.
    Its a good thing its eroded, the free market will beat it every time. And our American brand of capitalism is anything but unfettered, the financial sector is one of the most heavily regulated industries. We'd do better without it, just like adopting free market principles has done so much to turn around the economies of China and India.

    But like I said, nobody really cares what Australia does.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by Selkie View Post
    Socialist Democracy and Capitalist Democracy are not mutually exclusive. Ask the Dutch
    Another B-ride nation of insignificance. You gonna name drop New Zealand next?

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