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Snazzy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:30 PM
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U.S. Seeks to Subvert Succession in Cuba
U.S. Seeks to Subvert Succession in Cuba

May 6, 6:36 PM (ET)

By GEORGE GEDDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - A presidential commission recommended Thursday that the United States take steps to subvert the planned succession in Cuba under which power would pass from President Fidel Castro to his younger brother, Raul.

The commission, headed by Secretary of State Colin Powell, said the United States "rejects the continuation of a communist dictatorship" on the island.

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"The Castro dictatorship is pursuing every means at its disposal to survive and perpetuate itself through a 'succession strategy' from Fidel Castro to Raul Castro and beyond," the commission said.

It was uncertain whether that issue is addressed in more detail in a classified section of the report.

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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20040506/D82DBRQO1.html

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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:48 PM
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1. Leave them alone!
We do not have the right to control the world and its affairs. It should be left up to the Cubans.

Is it any wonder why most of the world hates the US in Bush's America?
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mulethree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:17 PM
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2. admission of failure?
Edited on Thu May-06-04 07:21 PM by mulethree
I agree "We do not have the right to control the world and its affairs". We certainly don't respect Cuba's sovereignty and we have installed and supported dictators who are much worse.

But it's not "Bush's America" thats starting this, its been going on a long time and used to be worse than it will be after these changes.

Seems to me that if communism or Islam have a tendency to spread, that must mean they are on to something. The fact that we feel a need to 'contain' them seems more an admission that we're wrong about our system being the best. If our system is the best, why doesn't it spread by itself just by good example instead of covert actions to push our system and dissuade these others? Shouldn't we be figuring out whats right about them and integrating it into our own flexible system instead? Is our system only 'fittest' if we condone the kind of criminal behaviour it takes to spread it?

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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:11 PM
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4. Well, that's just too damned sensible and logical, it doesn't fit into the
Elitist mentality. Alas, our system may be flexible but TPTB are not. :hi:
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rebellious woman Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:01 PM
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3. It is "not" our business what goes on in Cuba, if their
upset about Castro, then enlist the Cubanos in Florida
go over there and straighten it out. Their constanty
harping about Cuba, but still stay in South
Florida! So go to Cuba and take care of your own
business. Leave America out of it we have enough
problems don't need this one it's NOT our AFFAIR!
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