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    Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Earlier this year the fam and I took a cruise to Cozumel from Florida. The cab driver was a native of Cuba and as I tend to do, struck up a conversation to learn a little about his world. He urged me to visit Cuba, offering tips on getting there while avoiding US state department monitoring, assuring me the Cuban government cooperates with American visitors and will not stamp our passports, etc. Odd, because I thought Cuban immigrants were strong advocates for the embargo and this guy was very supportive of wanting me to break it, beaming about how great their tourism industry is and that although a dictatorship "is nothing like North Korea." In case you're wondering, I'm not going to break US law and go there but it was interesting to hear his sales pitch.

    On the cruise, we got really close to Cuba. The captain got on the PA system and encouraged us to enjoy the view the island's northern coast.

    Recently the UN passed its 23rd resolution urging the US to end the embargo.

    Should JFK's embargo on Cuba be ended? Is a dictatorship 90 miles from the US unacceptable and therefore the embargo should be continued? If you think it should be, do you think the labeling of the Predident as "a Marxist" by some in his opposition has created too much of a political liability for the president to end it? Should we base our Cuban policy on the will of Cuban immigrants and their offspring in America as they are most affected? International politics aside, do you think lifting the embargo would adversely affect the US economy? Should we consider tourism dollars in Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands being lost to Cuba? Should we consider more manufacturing jobs leaving America and relocating to Cuba and American agriculture suffering due to new citrus, potato, poultry, cattle and other imports especially in the present economy? Would lifting the Cuban embargo encourage and make easier more immigration from a Latin American country and if so is that a problem? Do embargoes hurt the wrong people; the innocent people living under an oppressive government while the power-holders continue live a life of luxury regardless? Anyhow, those are my thoughts. I'm undecided but curious about how others felt.

    For 23rd time, U.N. nations urge end to U.S. embargo on Cuba | Reuters
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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Castro is essentially dead.

    Now that the inferior subhuman is gone we can and should begin reintroducing Cuba to the rest of the world (rest of the world = USA).
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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Yes and no

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    I'll admit, I'd be far more inclined to supporting ending the embargo if Cuba had not try to help sneak missiles into North Korea recently and if Putin were acting like a civilized leader. Because of this, I'm leaning toward waiting for a new generation of leadership. Still unsure however.
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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Sure, it's probably been long enough.

    Whether we do or don't means little to me at the moment.

    And yea, Cuba's nothing like North Korea. Far as dictatorships go, it's not that bad. Nice beaches.
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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Cuba likes to arm other rogue commies. Let em rot until they figure it out.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Removing an embargo is not as simple as saying Yes or No.

    My view on that is if there are more legitimate gains than legitimate losses, the embargo should be removed and then those gains capitalized on ricky ****ing tick.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Cuba likes to arm other rogue commies. Let em rot until they figure it out.
    An ideological shift inside a country can occur if the various right pressures are applied. New leadership can bring new scenery and new opportunities for those who would be so inclined. Shoring up this hemisphere should absolutely be a strategic imperative.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    An ideological shift inside a country can occur if the various right pressures are applied. New leadership can bring new scenery and new opportunities for those who would be so inclined. Shoring up this hemisphere should absolutely be a strategic imperative.
    Cubans have decided they want communism. Let them keep it and its consequences until they see fit.

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    Re: Should the US end its embargo against Cuba?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Cubans have decided they want communism. Let them keep it and its consequences until they see fit.
    Which can be brought out, again, if the right pressures are applied. Opening up Cuba and having it favor us is more beneficial than letting the Russians or whoever else gain tremendous influence there. Besides, there's money to be made, lots of it.

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