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...peace possible after 50 years, the embargo is over.

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:10 pm

Cuban-US relations changed today with the simultaneous announcement by Castro and Obama in their respective Capitals, that their relations will be normalised.

...Americans for the first time in five decades will be free to travel, and to trade, with their neighbours, and for many, their families, just 90 miles offshore.

Much opposition is likely, because the deal does not include any promises directly related to a freer Press, Opposition Parties, or the Freedoms that Cubans will enjoy, with this change.

...it is hopeful, that after a period of time as long, Turkey too will realise that it is hurting itself because it continues to deny the existence of Cyprus; a giant compared to their adversary, similarly. Cuba and Cyprus cannot be compared politically, however, without the dialog and respectful recognition of their differences, for Turkey, (and for Cyprus,) no progress can be achieved, this should seem just as clear by now, and what should be a prosperous relationship is a burden, which festers like a wound.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/u-s-and-cu ... -1.2876088

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Postby tsukoui » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:31 pm

Well done Obama! There are some factual errors in your coverage RW, but let's not spoil progress by pointing them out.
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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:12 pm

Cigars for everyone! :D

Pah!
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Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:32 pm

tsukoui wrote:Well done Obama! There are some factual errors in your coverage RW, but let's not spoil progress by pointing them out.


...true, i realise it now, it is Congress that will end the embargo. still, despite the opposition which will surely follow, there is a will, by Cuban and American Leadership, and now the opportunity for change, is open.
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Postby Paphitis » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:28 am

Well it's about time Castro came to his senses! Took him 50 years though.

Now we can get our cigars! :D
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Postby Get Real! » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:54 am

The question is… is Castro prepared to lift the embargo against the US?

I’ll laugh my head off if he rejects them! :lol:
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Postby Paphitis » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:18 am

Get Real! wrote:The question is… is Castro prepared to lift the embargo against the US?

I’ll laugh my head off if he rejects them! :lol:


oh yeh sure!

The embargo against the US has been real effective! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby miltiades » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:31 am

Unravelling 50 years of belligerence will not be easy.

Cubans deserve a better life, communism has been a disaster for Cuba, a failed attempt to improve their lives under a communist dicatator has miserably failed.

Cyprus, take notice ...
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Postby Robin Hood » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:43 am

About time! :) Every year for the last twenty+ years the UN has had a vote to remove the AMERICAN sanctions on Cuba. Every time the vote was carried by every UN member state present except two! The USA and Israel!

Of course a UNGA resolution is not legally binding. When it was tried through the UNSC it was vetoed by ...... The USA, all others were either in favour of lifting the sanctions or abstained.

Has any one else noted that there are no such thing as UN sanctions anymore ...... they are US Sanctions? :x
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Postby gardash » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:58 am

Isn't it about time the embargoes were lifted against the North?
As Obama said, they are out dated and have had little effect.
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