KRIC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
As an American, and a total anti-communist, I nonetheless have nothing but warm feelings for the Cuban people and cannot wait to visit their beautiful island when this asinine, pointless embargo is lifted.
Dear Treasury Dept: I'm not wild about Communism either, and I have profound empathy for those Cuban patriots who spoke out against the dispicable Castro regime (and suffered for it) ...but it is 2010, and Cuba poses NO threat to the USA whatsover. Please let us go there and we will promote free-market democracy all up in the place, and help it spread (rightly or wrongly) like a weed.
Look at China..they are ostensibly a Communist dictatorship, but in actuality are now a CAPITALIST powerhouse because they chose to engage with the West...and they're an ocean away...Cuba's only 90 miles away. 99% of the time, USA people have no beef with the Cuban people!, and we could build a very productive economic partnership built on mutual interests, respect, and understanding if the ideologues on both sides are willing to compromise.
I'm not a cheerleader fot the "American Way" -- I just think 'The Embargo' is a joke in 2010, whether I disagree with the subject country's government policies or not. Engagement is the key to everything --- Cuba and the USA share too much history -- we need to be engaged.
oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6913 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
Presumably based on this
Two months before September 11 Osama bin Laden flew to Dubai for 10 days for treatment at the American hospital, where he was visited by the local CIA agent, according to the French newspaper Le Figaro.
The disclosures are known to come from French intelligence which is keen to reveal the ambiguous role of the CIA, and to restrain Washington from extending the war to Iraq and elsewhere.