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    Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
    Blame Fidel Castro.

    The U.S. pretty much financed his revolution, and as soon as he overthrew Batista he aligned himself with the Soviet Union, and Cuba remains a repressive Communist dictatorship to this day.

    Why should we make it any easier for such a government?

    It figures that leftists like Obama and all those useful idiots who call themselves "progressives" would hold the opinion that we'd be doing a "good deed" for the Cuban people by being Raul's "friend."

    The Cuban people need to get off their asses and overthrow their communist government. The CIA could easily provide training and equipment like they've done in similar situations

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    If we deal directly with Raul's government, it will send him a message that the U.S. is back to its gullible Obama era and you can bet he'll expect shiploads of Goodies And GreenbacksI just spent 3 weeks in Cuba. without having to make any concessions whatsoever.

    The fact that "progressives" are so ready to become a benefactor of the Castro regimecomes as no surprise when you recall that when there was actually in organized American Communist Party, their membership was 100% former Democrats.

    That says something about Democrats, doesn't it.........

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    Re: I just spent 3 weeks in Cuba.

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    How so very American of them
    In effect, you helped to prop up a communist dictatorship. After the fall of the USSR and the loss of the phony Soviet sugar cane subsidies, the Cuban economy under communism has been in a downward spiral. The Castro Regime's last desperate hope was rescue by American tourism.
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    Re: I just spent 3 weeks in Cuba.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
    Blame Fidel Castro.

    The U.S. pretty much financed his revolution, and as soon as he overthrew Batista he aligned himself with the Soviet Union, and Cuba remains a repressive Communist dictatorship to this day.

    Why should we make it any easier for such a government?

    It figures that leftists like Obama and all those useful idiots who call themselves "progressives" would hold the opinion that we'd be doing a "good deed" for the Cuban people by being Raul's "friend."

    The Cuban people need to get off their asses and overthrow their communist government. The CIA could easily provide training and equipment like they've done in similar situations

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    See, how would Republicans react if another country were dictating things for them?

    The US is the biggest threat to global security right now, the biggest invader of countries.

    Ever figure out the patterns? When Dubya got elected there were four OPEC countries that really didn't like the US, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela and Libya. Two have lost their leaders, and two have suffered massive sanctions from the US.

    Cuba also suffered from that.

    I'm not defending Castro here. I'm merely pointing out that for the US to say "hey look, Socialism doesn't work" is hypocritical, seeing how many capitalist countries the US has also helped to destroy.

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    Re: I just spent 3 weeks in Cuba.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frigidweirdo View Post
    See, how would Republicans react if another country were dictating things for them?

    The US is the biggest threat to global security right now, the biggest invader of countries.

    Ever figure out the patterns? When Dubya got elected there were four OPEC countries that really didn't like the US, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela and Libya. Two have lost their leaders, and two have suffered massive sanctions from the US.

    Cuba also suffered from that.

    I'm not defending Castro here. I'm merely pointing out that for the US to say "hey look, Socialism doesn't work" is hypocritical, seeing how many capitalist countries the US has also helped to destroy.
    The reason Cuba is going through its present shortage of staples is that they are attempting to prop up the failed socialist regime in Venezuela.

    They are also there militarily, their soldiers acting as enforcers and thugs for Maduro.

    This isn't the first time they've involved themselves in South American affairs, and Cuban influence in various areas of our hemisphere, given their past gestures of solidarity with terrorist exporting/ financing countries, is potentially a homeland security concern.

    Repeat after me: "Google is my friend."

    Do some research. I just spent 3 weeks in Cuba.

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    Re: I just spent 3 weeks in Cuba.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frigidweirdo View Post
    Imagine how much better it could have been had they been able to do something about the US's government.
    Oh? Tell me.

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    Re: I just spent 3 weeks in Cuba.

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    If there was a disappointment, it was the food. The quality was excellent. Very fresh seafood. But it was honestly rather bland. I prefer food that has lots of flavor. Mexican, Italian, middle eastern, asian, etc.
    Ah well thats two strikes for me. How about attractions other than Fidel's tomb? Like say museums and stuff? Any good on that front?

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    Re: I just spent 3 weeks in Cuba.

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Ah well thats two strikes for me. How about attractions other than Fidel's tomb? Like say museums and stuff? Any good on that front?
    The architecture in old Havana is quite cool.I visited a few museums.

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    Very European feel.
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    Tortoise shell inlay.

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    Hand carved ivory.

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    200 year old chair. Notice the flat area on the arm. One holds the ash tray the other the rum.
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    Re: I just spent 3 weeks in Cuba.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You think the Castro Regime has found a magic policy to take crime out of poverty? If that's true, shouldn't every nation adopt such policy immediately? To not do so would be suicidal. But everyone is not doing that. I wonder why?

    The Castros solved crime even in the face of extreme poverty. That's what you'd have us believe?

    It's a unicorn government, capable of having poverty without crime. A magical place.

    Grow the **** up. If a Cuban touches an American he and his family are dead.
    Actually, the crime is known as "harassing a tourist"; the penalty is two years in prison. Aggravated harassing a tourist is eight years in prison in Cuba.
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    Re: I just spent 3 weeks in Cuba.

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Ah well thats two strikes for me. How about attractions other than Fidel's tomb? Like say museums and stuff? Any good on that front?
    Try Cienfuegos, well preserved, very historic and right on the water with fresh seafood. It's cheap too: Bed and breakfasts are USD 25 per day.

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