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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 05:59 PM
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More resources devoted to Castro than to bin Laden
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department agency entrusted with blocking the financial resources of terrorists told Congress that at the end of last year it had just four full-time employees dedicated to investigating Osama bin Laden's and Saddam Hussein's wealth while nearly two dozen were working on Cuban embargo violations.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040...
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 07:59 PM
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1. Nothing new here
This was going on during the Clinton admin too, although not at that level.


Pandering to the Miamicuban exiles is a bipartisan thing


CANF founder and Clinton fundraiser Jorge Mas Canosa & Bill Clinton
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tinanator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 10:51 PM
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2. that was then, this is now
this is thoroughly unacceptable in context.
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 11:15 PM
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3. does Osama smoke cigars?
they could have sent him some of those exploding cigars they tried on Fidel
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 11:21 PM
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Eureka Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 11:24 PM
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5. Really? Who told you that, Rush?
I mean, some people really suck at this, it's not even entertaining.


So, when did you do your "Which person would you rather have kill you" survey? Can we see it?

Ok, so in this century, how many US citizens have been killed as a direct response to Castro?

And in this century, how many US citizens have been killed as a direct result of bin Laden?

Of course, the big difference is, the Bush* family don't do business with the Castro's.

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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 11:28 PM
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6. Wow, MellowMarsh. Astounding ignorance. Castro poses no threat to us.
But you think it's a better idea to throw resources to fighting an aging Commie dictator than an international terrorist with a large network who has vowed to strike the US again. Such logic and insightful wisdom you have demonstrated in what willbe you brief stay here! :crazy:
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Eureka Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 11:50 PM
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7. Hi RationalRose
I have to go soon, if he pops up again could you please smack him for me?

Thanks

Eureka :-)
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Snazzy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-04 03:40 AM
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8. Nothing new is the problem
...

In addition, the Office of Foreign Assets Control said that between 1990 and 2003 it opened just 93 enforcement investigations related to terrorism. Since 1994 it has collected just $9,425 in fines for terrorism financing violations.

In contrast, OFAC opened 10,683 enforcement investigations since 1990 for possible violations of the long-standing economic embargo against Fidel Castro (news - web sites)'s regime, and collected more than $8 million in fines since 1994, mostly from people who sent money to, did business with or traveled to Cuba without permission.


....

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=533&e=7...
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