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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:27 AM
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why is Obama afraid of Cuba? or is it that he is afraid of the criminal


Cubans in Miami?


http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=106220§ionid=...


Obama extends trade ban against Cuba


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"The president has determined that it is in the national interest of the United States to continue for one year the exercise of certain authorities under the Trading With the Enemy Act with respect to Cuba," the White House said on Monday.

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As Obama is the 11th consecutive US president to maintain the economic sanctions, his signing of the extension is viewed as a missed opportunity to signal a further willingness to ease relations between the two states.

This is while many condemn the sanctions for unnecessary hardships it has inflicted on ordinary Cubans for decades.

Amnesty International has urged Obama not to sign the extension, arguing that it deprives the Cuban people of access to vital medicine.

Havana claims the embargo -- originally intended to pressure Cuba into political changes -- has inflicted a loss of 93 billion USD on the Latin American nation.

But the US president has renewd the trade ban under the pretext of Havana's political prisoners and human rights issues.
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who are the men in the picture behind him?
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:31 AM
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1. Nope, he is waiting for the right time to get it right.
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jeremyfive Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:32 AM
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2. We're all afraid of what Cuba will do. Castro is a murderous nut.
We're all afraid of what Cuba will do. Castro is a murderous nut.
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:34 AM
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4. Speak for yourself. You must be afraid of the unknown.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 11:35 AM by roody
We must continue to disobey the stupid laws about Cuba.

http://www.cubatravelusa.com /
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Umbral Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:34 AM
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5. I agree, if the ban is lifted Castro will run amok...
It's a good think we have the likes of Cotton Hill to protect us.
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:59 AM
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9. A Castro-phobe from miami fla. how surprising!
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:19 PM
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19. Well, I hear they have weapons of mass destruction that they are unable to use while
the embargo remains in place. Does that about sum up your completely moronic and unfounded "fear"?
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:49 PM
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23. It's humorous even posted twice.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 03:29 AM
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25. LOL
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Umbral Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:32 AM
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3. So, what about China? nt
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:36 AM
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6. We support a ban on Cuba because you can't be president w/o Florida's Votes.
Somewhat the same reason why we are so supportive of Israel too.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:40 AM
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8. What you said. The Miami Mafia makes a profit off the embargo nt
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:19 PM
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14. Obama lifted the ban on Cuban exiles in the USA. We're banned. They're not.
Exiles support being granted their own full constitutional rights, and Mr Obama placated them.

Cuban exiles have been elevated to 1st class citizen/resident status, while the rest of America's citizens and residents of non-Cuban descent have been relegated to travel banned 2nd class citizens/residents.

The embargo on Cuba is about one thing. US political campaign contributions from both sides of the issue.

No embargo = no pro keeping the embargo contributions.

No embargo = no anti embargo campaign contributions.

Why on earth would American politicians remove a fundraising plank if the system requires that they seek funds from whatever sources they can drum up?

Status quo (read: money) rules the last 5 decades.

Until US campaign financing becomes nationalized, little will change.







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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:17 PM
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21. Obama didn't need Florida's electoral votes to become President
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:36 AM
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7. Obama wants to live.
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:01 PM
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10. embargo
If the government can immediately forgive Prescott Bush of dealing with the enemy, why cant it forgive Cuba after 40 years?
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texasleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:05 PM
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11. "Criminal Cubans?" I wonder what you think of black Americans
who commit crimes at a MUCH higher rate.
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Tsar_Bomba Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:30 PM
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15. many Cubans in Miami are terrorists or at least sympathizers
Well funded by right wing groups and the Bush crime family.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:07 PM
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12. umm he doesnt want to be called a communist sympathizer?
:shrug:

i am going to assume this is why no dem president will change their stance to cuba
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:51 PM
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16. i assume you are correct. DEM presidents always live in fear
of what the wingnuts might say.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:04 PM
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17. yup and they get called communists and socialists anyway
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:19 PM
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22. He's been called worse than that by the ultra-rightists.

So I wouldn't sweat the name calling.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:23 PM
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13. Afraid of the loonies in Miami.
Everyone's afraid of them, just like everyone's afraid of AIPAC. It's just a reality of politics in this country.
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:11 PM
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18. Because America is a nation fearful people, so, their leadership is too.
Scared to do the right things.

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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:50 PM
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20. Florida has 27 electoral votes, nothing you can do about that conundrum
Hopefully he will change his mind in the second term.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 04:44 AM
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26. The dude won Florida. (2008)
It was very nice.


:shrug:
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:25 PM
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24. The Miami Crybabies have a long history of murdering people
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