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Fri Jul 16, 2021, 03:56 PM

Biden on Cuba blockade. "Biden calls Cuba a failed state and communism a failed system"

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/joe-biden-cuba-protests-communism-b1885211.html%3famp


Cuba is unfortunately a failed state and repressing their citizens. There are a number of things that we would consider doing to help the people of Cuba, but it would require a different circumstance or a guarantee that they would not be taken advantage of by the government,” Mr Biden said.

For example, the ability to send remittances back to Cuba. We would not do that now because the fact is it’s highly likely the regime would confiscate those remittances or big chunks of it,” he added.



However, Mr Díaz-Canel also recognised the shortcomings of his own government. “We also have to make a critical analysis of our own problems so we can act, so we can overcome, and prevent them from repeating themselves, so we can transform situations,” he said during a speech on Wednesday.

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Mr Biden said he was prepared to send Covid-19 vaccines to Cuba, but the nation has not joined the international vaccine coalition, Covax. “I’d be prepared to give significant amounts of vaccine if in fact I was assured an international organisation would administer those vaccines and would do it in a way that average citizens would have access to those vaccines,” he said.

Asked about his views on communism during the Thursday press conference, Mr Biden condemned it as a “universally failed system”, adding that he doesn’t see “socialism as a very useful substitute”.
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Cuba's Government structure must change

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Reply Biden on Cuba blockade. "Biden calls Cuba a failed state and communism a failed system" (Original post)
Budi Jul 16 OP
SheltieLover Jul 16 #1
Budi Jul 16 #3
joetheman Jul 16 #2
Budi Jul 16 #4
malaise Jul 16 #5
hack89 Jul 16 #6
Budi Jul 16 #7
TheRealNorth Jul 16 #8
Budi Jul 16 #10
mathematic Jul 16 #9
Budi Jul 16 #13
questionseverything Jul 16 #11
Crunchy Frog Jul 16 #12
TheRealNorth Jul 16 #14

Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 03:58 PM

1. K&R!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:08 PM

3. This matter needs to be lain at the feet of the Cuban Govt.

Biden is a generous man, but draws the line against a kniving oppressive gov't who scoops up that generosity for itself while denying its own people. Those whom the generosity was intended for.

Time for Cuba to lay to rest their old regime & belong to the future of a functioning Democracy in support of its own citizens.

Lifting the blockade would be the right & generous thing to do, but not if the Cuban govt confiscates it to make deals & sells to other regimes, while starving their own people.

The Protests should direct their rage at the real problem. It's not President Biden.
It is the structure of the Cuban Govt itself.



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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:00 PM

2. Their failure was largely due to our continuous blockade and policies.

But since they are a failed state, why not lift the blockade now? If none of those Cubans had dark skins they would mostly all be over here now in FL.

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Response to joetheman (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:15 PM

4. Dark skins??. This blockade has nothing to do with the skin color.

It is about the Cuban Govt structure itself.

Trickle down socialism has kept the Cuban people with a pittance of what they should have always benefitted from.

When foreign goods are given to the Cuban govt for their people & 3/4 is confiscated for itself, while only 1/4 is distributed back to its citizens, then the problem isn't in those who give,.it is within the corrupt govt structure
THAT IS WHAT BIDEN SEEKS TO CHANGE.

Even Cuba's own leader agrees, the problem is within their own gov't.

Start here:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/joe-biden-cuba-protests-communism-b1885211.html%3famp

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Response to Budi (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:18 PM

5. The US does not get to decide for Cuba

Heal thyself!

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:20 PM

6. Unfortunately, Cuba doesn't get to decide either

the Cuban people that is.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:21 PM

7. Then don't demand the US keep supporting a corrupt regime

A regime that takes what we give & returns only a pittance to it's people.

HEAL THYSELF 1st, CUBA

The Problem is The Cuban Govt Corrupt Structure.

Even Cuba's new Leader agrees that Cuba itself needs to change.

START HERE:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/joe-biden-cuba-protests-communism-b1885211.html%3famp

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:22 PM

8. Some cowardly people down in FL

Want us to the fighting that they are too chicken-shit to do themselves. These are the same folks who also supported TFG that betrayed the Kurds in Syria, because they were "too left-winged".

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:28 PM

10. This is true

Its a long-time fked up situation that requires the CUBAN Gov't to finally drag itself out of the past & bring in a functioning independent gov't structure to it country.

It will have the assist of all the generosity of the US, but not as the corrupt thieving structure it currently is today.

The new Cuban leader is actually in agreement with Biden's piunt on this issue.

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Response to joetheman (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:27 PM

9. "Blockade" is Cuban propaganda. It's an embargo.

We are not not blockading cuba. Cuba can trade with other countries and does. Even the US is one of Cuba's largest trade partners, so it's not even a full embargo.

Furthermore your comment or race is confusing, at best. Not only do black caribbeans immigrate to the US all the time, but we don't have a restrictive immigration policy with cuba. Any cuban that makes it to the US can stay. On top of that, the castros and Miguel Díaz-Canel are white, and dictators. Why even bring race up?

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Response to mathematic (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:29 PM

13. K & R & Thank You!

That superficial argument really makes me ill.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:28 PM

11. It's hypocritical that we trade with China (no matter how evil they are)

But block cuba

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:28 PM

12. I personally don't give a damn about Cuba.

If we didn't have a large, politically influential group of ex Cubans living in this country, we would have practically forgotten that they existed.

I'm much more worried about my own country becoming a failed state.

I do understand the need for posturing as part of our political reality. I'm just not going to get caught up in it.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:45 PM

14. +100

I think its mostly RW'rs who are pushing this crap. There are failed governments in Honduras, Guatemala, and Haiti, and the only thing the right wants to talk about is how to prevent all the people fleeing those failed countries from entering the U.S.

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