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Secretary of State Kerry Re-opens US diplomatic ties with Cuba

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by wpe3bql, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. wpe3bql

    wpe3bql Member

    May 15, 2015
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    On Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry officially recognizes the Communist-controlled Cuba.

    This move signals a re-opening of ties with the island's with the Communist dictator Raul Castro that were severed when Raul's brother Fidel assumed power back in the late 1950's.

    Both said this move will bring the two countries closer again. There were signs that this move the 2 nations back together as mutual friends.

    Cuba's economy is in very poor shape, and this move will greatly enhance its ruined economy by opening doors that have been. Washington had been on a course for months to warm up up to the Castro regime, now officially opened diplomatic ties with Castro after about half a century.

    What's your views on recognizing this very bloody regime? Will it help or hurt us in the end?
  2. Baptist Believer

    Baptist Believer Well-Known Member
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    Jun 20, 2002
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    Communism does not survive lengthy exposure to capitalism. If we want Communism to fail in Cuba (it already has, the government just won't allow it to die), then exposure to economies that delivery goods to the people efficiently and provide a motive for working hard will force changes in Cuba.

    We have seen this happen throughout Europe, the former USSR, and even in China. China is a big country and will take a while to be completely transformed, but capitalism has taken root there and is bringing an enormous amount of prosperity to the nation. There are going to be some growing pains for them over the next couple of decades, but the old days of communism are over except for dictatorships that completely isolate themselves (North Korea).
  3. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
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    From the point of view of the human rights activists in Cuba and the American dissidents who fled both the previous dictator Fugencio Batista and the new dictator Fidel Castro, one of the most repressive men in the history of the world, the new action by Kerry is an empty gesture.

    Cuba controls the staffing of the embassy as far as Cuban workers there go and anyone who seeks sanctuary there will be immediately reported to the Cuban police. As Sen. Rubio said, it is more show diplomacy than actual diplomacy.

    As one American dissident--Jorge Ponce--said on the dissident blog Babalublog, this all took place in La Obama, Cuba. Ponce went on to quote Jose Marti, Cuban leader for an end to slavery in Cuba and freedom from Spain, as saying, “To set foot in the house of the oppressor is to justify the oppression. As long as a people have not conquered its rights, he/she who visits the house of those who trample on his/her rights to party and have a good time is an enemy of the people.“

    I think that the sentiment of Marti and a concern for human rights has disappeared from American thinking.

    When the price of oil collapsed, Venezuela under Maduro, who stole an election after the death of Hugo "El Loco" Chavez (whose daughter is now the richest person in Venezuela with assets of at least $5,000,000,000), descended into murder, chaos, and famine. Thus Maduro was no longer able to prop up Castro, who lost money from Russia with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Therefore, the Democrats moved to rescue the Castros, hoping that the American taxpayer is stupid enough to extend credits to the communists so that they can ship grain from companies such as Cargill and then present the bill to the taxpayers in a form of corporate welfare to aid the communists. Bush passed legislation to allow Cuba to buy whatever they want for cash and Cuba trades will all other countries in the world. However, Cuba never repays credit--never. Recently, Putin forgave $30,000,000,000 in loans to Cuba in order to reopen a Russian naval base in Cuba.

    The Cuban people are forbidden by law to have any significant property. Everything is controlled. For example, if you catch a lobster in the ocean and you are starving, nevertheless it is illegal for you to sell the lobster or to eat it--it is illegal for you to have such a thing. The communist regime owns most of the restaurants and hotels and fosters prostitution ($3) and child prostitution, catering to the ageing hippies of the western world who realize that Thailand now has a stigma attached to it for such tourism.

    The Castros hate blacks and most of the 300 prisons on the island of Cuba are filled with Afro-Cubans. Fidel himself has 20 to 25 mansions, confiscated from other rich people--Fidel was born one of the wealthiest men on the island. Fidel dabbles in the narcotics trade and arms smuggling. No one knows how many women and children that he has and Forbes many years ago estimated his wealth at a billion dollars but more likely than not it is many times that much since he has been stealing for 56 years.