The US is manufacturing consent to coup Cuba. The language used is a clear give-away. After all these years, now suddenly the ‘Cubans want their Freedom! and of course, the US can give it to them, is the sub-text.
On 23 June 2021, the UN General Assembly voted for the 29th year in a row, in favor of a resolution to demand the end of the US economic blockade on Cuba. A total of 184 countries voted in favor, with the United States and Israel voting against and to be expected, 3 countries, Colombia, Ukraine, and Brazil – abstained.
A scant 3 weeks later, the message went out that Cuban’s are ‘fighting for their freedom’. The sheer methodology and crass manufacturing of false information are one of the quickest and the sharpest that we have ever seen. The US must feel that their reign of terror against Cuba is now seriously coming to an end and they are going all-out to try and manufacture one ‘win’, even if it is against little Cuba.
Leaked images of Cubans being coerced into attending a pro-govt rally, they clearly hate it and are having a terrible time.
📹 @HelenYaffe pic.twitter.com/xyS37NCa6z
— Ollie Vargas (@OVargas52) July 18, 2021
Cubans gathered before dawn this morning for a rally in defense of the Revolution at Havana’s malecón. pic.twitter.com/LNFASB9wy1
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) July 17, 2021
Just shockingly cruel. This woman came out to protest for her country, for the Revolution, but had her identity stolen *by the UN* and falsely portrayed as an anti-govt protester.
Latin Americans are always silenced if they don’t agree with the US. pic.twitter.com/RMjLdnexIx
— Ollie Vargas (@OVargas52) July 17, 2021
And so media after media fall into the manufacturing of consent.
The most egregious was Fox news, who simply deleted pro-Cuban messaging on banners in photos and in videos, to pretend that these were anti-Cuban protests.
In the meantime, there are marches to support Cuba and their revolution in Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama and Mexico, expressing solidarity.
Of course the US does not want to cancel the embargo on Cuba, which is all that is needed. This embargo is written in such lawfare so that few others can even trade with Cuba.
End The Embargo! and let these people live exactly in the way they choose for themselves.
Notable is that we hear crickets on the events in Haiti
my question is why cuba not haiti?
what does us want from cuba that haiti does not hv?
What the US wants from Cuba ? They want to make sure no russian made missiles can be stationend there. It was only days after V. V. Putin’s comparison remark regarding flying times of missiles from the Ukraine to Moscow and Cuba to Washington to make a point…but of course any distraction which takes the focus of the public away from domestic- and foreign- policy problems are certainly very welcome in Washington.
That’s only a small part of it. The US’s main goal in Cuba is to show the world that no slave can escape from them without punishment. They stripped Cuba of many of their technicians during the early 1960’s,and imposed sanctions on Cuba to harm her economy.Added to sabotage and other CIA operations that also damaged their economy. If they let Cuba be an example of a country that escaped US control others might want to follow. But ruining their economy,drain population,and finally taking control again. That would scare other countries,not to follow in Cuba’s path. They are trying the same with Venezuela,but Venezuela’s vast oil and mineral wealth has other countries helping her so far to stop the US. But if it works with Cuba,you can bet the US will double down on Venezuela again. Other countries that oppose the US should have and should be now helping Cuba.Not just because its the right think to do,but from self interest. The more states that are seen by the world to be able to stand up to the US and win.The more that will follow them.And the US power will be lessened in the world.But instead so far they have just set on the fence watching.They need to get of that fence and help.Because after the US has taken over the little states that oppose them,those bigger ones are next.
cuba was good fit for rus back then as the toys was unable to fly that far that long…
that is no longer the problem now… we since hv toys 2.0 or maybe 3.0
so what is it to the us (perception wise) cuba is still that ‘strategic’? since rus no longer need cuba? and we all know the time for chi to ‘assist’ LatAm is ‘not yet’.
so are you saying the us is still not feeling ‘safe’ enough per their national security policy even at their backyard?!
or they want to spike more migrants into the homeland?!
or is it that they failed to ‘talk” to VVP + XJP and even Ger/Fra are flinching away, the ME even talibs are not playing according to the rule based order, they lost the fight in artic too, SCS members were awefully quiet when the troublemaker warship was asked to leave, so the white supremacist ego needs to be soothe somewhere else? good for the evening news ratings?!
is that the AZch!ckensh!tpussy game being broken here?!!
Q: how much gold does cuba hv? seems its back to fashionable to see phygold dissapearance again…
Q: only putin can save cuba now – yes or no?
You should reread my post.You are not understanding it.
I understand your post, I am quite sure.
perhaps I should not reply under your post.
maybe Hdan is better.
what if this cuba thing is not your standard FF color revo stuff?
what else could it be?
you are assuming, by the images they presented to you, which formed your understanding of the storyline.
is that ‘it’? or is ‘it’ something else? smth like like look here dont look there?
One thing I’m wondering is, does the US feel some extra urgency, wanting to break Cuba before they can show up the US, earn international goodwill & respect, and cut into big pharma’s profits by selling their home-developed vaccines cheap across the third world.
Cuba has an estimated (by the CIA) GDP (PPP) of about $137 billion, compared to Haiti’s $33 billion. Its population is about 11.2 million, slightly less than that of Haiti – which is one of the poorest and most wretched countries in the world.
After the US invasion of 1915 (taking advantage of the European powers’ preoccupation with WW1, which the USA did not enter until 1917), Haiti was under military occupation until 1934. Even though US forces nominally left in 1934, Haiti has been firmly under the thumb of Washington and US corporations ever since – which is why it is one of the world’s poorest nations. (The neighbouring Dominican Republic is relatively prosperous).
“Cuba’s natural resources include sugar, tobacco, fish, citrus fruits, coffee, beans, rice, potatoes, and livestock. Cuba’s most important mineral resource is nickel”. [wikipedia]
So the main differences are that Haiti has been virtually a US colony since 1915, and has been sucked dry to the great detriment of its people; while Cuba, since 1958, has been governed by the communist party under the leadership of Fidel Castro and his successors. Whatever their economic successes or failures, the communists did succeed in their most vital objective: keeping Cuba free from US colonisation and the fate of Haiti.
Today Washington probably feels that the time is ripe for another attempt at conquest. The US government, like army ants, is utterly rapacious and uncaring – it nevers stops in its attempts to loot the rest of the world. A victory over Cuba would help to bolster the gringos’ faltering reputation in Latin America, and would strike a blow against nations such as Venezuela.
It seems quite unlikely that Washington is in the least concerned about potential Russian or Chinese missiles in Cuba. Both countries have large arsenals of very long-distance ICBMs that can reach the whole of the USA. Moreover, Russia at least has enough large missile-launching submarines to saturate the continental USA with conventional or thermonuclear missiles – not to mention Poseidon and Burevestnik.
The interesting question is what Russia (and perhaps China) will do to protect Cuba. They face a “reverse domino effect”, much more real and threatening than the original comic opera version cooked up by such wicked hypocrites as the Dulles brothers. The Cubans have long experience of the USA attacking them in every way except with direct military force. If the USA insists that Taiwan (180 km from mainland China) remain independent, why should Cuba (150 km from the USA) not do so?
Of course the Americans will argue in their usual disingenuous and dishonest way that the Cuban people are enslaved by their government, and want to “throw off its chains”. Even if that were true, it would be no business whatsoever of Washington’s; and in fact it is very far from true.
To invade Cuba, the USA would need to launch a bombing campaign, probably supplemented by cruise missiles. Then it would have to land quite large military detachments, which could be done only by ships – lots of them.
Russia and China could play havoc with such a campaign, perhaps at very slight cost. The big question si whether they would be willing to do so. It would be risky; but it would be a most effective way of rubbing Washington’s nose in its own hypocrisy.
@Tom Welsh: “Haiti – which is one of the poorest and most wretched countries in the world.”
When I read that Haiti, after suffering a devastating earthquake, was to be aided by no less than two POTU$As come visiting to offer their protection I wept for Haiti. Ten years later Cuba, which has resisted invasion and other “offers you cannot refuse” from every U$ crime boss, is still standing, free and well. Whereas Haiti, which has taken protection from both the U$A and UN, is…. as you say.
Cuba, Venezuela and Haiti should now form a political-military-economic alliance for mutual protection against the Hegemon. Russia and China can facilitate this.
Missiles can also be installed in Venezuela besides in Cuba.
“my question is why cuba not haiti?”
It’s a matter of perception of power.
If a small country is able to overcome the financial and military pressure exerted by the US, then more powerful and rich countries such as Mexico, Argentina or Brazil could also do so, cutting dependency ties with the US. Once these big countries take this step, they put the empire in serious trouble face to the World. If Washington is not able to force former pseudo-colonies to submit to their “rules”, even less on far away Asian countries, so the Dollar would seriously weaken
Cuba was able to stay afloat despite the embargo and all financial hurdles set up by Washington. The US played an overly aggressive role which is not accepted by the International Community, and now it is between a rock and a hard place. They cannot let Cuba continue like that because their threatening credibility weakens and they cannot attack without a serious response from La Habana. Cuba has been prepared for decades for such a large-scale invasion.
The U.S. is always looking to stoke regime change. They are doing so now in Nicaragua and Ethiopia. Sometimes they create regime change just because the existing dictator has been in place too long and might get the wrong impression that he, not the imperialist power rules the country.
Toussaint L’Overture vanquished two 25,000 man armies, one French and one British. That will never be forgotten. There’s nothing of any value left in Haiti. They are being punished for the actions of their forefathers.
Cuba, too, has little desirable natural resources, but it is a clarion call to all underdeveloped third world countries to destroy the shackles of imperialism. What that country has done under the boots of the American imperialists is greatly inspiring, and that is the danger Cuba poses to the Western financial elite.
The U. S. created the Cuban missile crisis to prevent Russia from economically developing the third world. They gave Russia Eastern Europe, Cuba, and a tenuous alliance with China, but would not allow the Soviets to enter the Western sphere of influence, as it had begun to do in Ghana. In fact the Russians did back down because they were not prepared to fight the massive American military.
Fortunately, the relative strength of military and political forces today are much different and a U.S. invasion would be a disaster. There will not even be another Cuban missile crisis, whether over Cuba or anywhere else in the world. Fifty years has made a difference.
What do you mean? The US already owns Haiti. All the unrest there is precisely because US control is crushing the country. The US don’t need to start a colour revolution in Haiti, they did that years ago and the current mess is the result.
What surprised me is the fact that after all these abuses from the Hegemon, the South American countries plus Mexico, have still not yet form an economic and political block to counter US aggression?
If it is just fear of US economic blockade and impoverishment as a result, they have already been rendered semi-failed states for generations. What have they further to lose?
The time is now ripe for them to do just that – form a political-military-economic block to shake off US aggression. They could do that with China’s and Russia’s help – economic and military assistance respectively.
After all, the US is no longer the world’s largest market. China is and the gap is widening by the day. And Russia’s military can shield those South American countries against the US millitary.
It must be remembered that in the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis, it was the US which blinked first – the US had to agree to remove those short-range missiles targeting Moscow from Turkey first. But the lying US media spun it as a climb-down by the USSR first and therefore a US ‘victory’.
Some missiles stationed in Baja California and Monterrey… Im sure America will think twice if the continue their aggressions against Russia and China…
Simon, it’s not the Latin American nations that bow down to Uncle Sam and serve him; it is a handful of cynical, venal people among their leaders.
The USA could best be called the Empire of Money. More than warships, bombers or missiles, the USA’s most powerful weapon is money. It can win the loyalty of key leaders everywhere. Money is a universal corrosive, which eats away religion, morality, loyalty, duty, the ties of family and community, and conscience itself. It is the Americans’ weapon of choice.
‘Sanctions are contrary to Europe’s interests. Nevertheless European governments accommodated Washington’s agenda. The reason was explained to me several decades ago by my Ph.D. dissertation committee chairman who became Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. I had the opportunity to ask him how Washington managed to have foreign governments act in Washington’s interest rather than in the interest of their own countries. He said, “money.” I said, “you mean foreign aid?” He said, “no, we give the politicians bags full of money. They belong to us. They answer to us.”’
Paul Craig Roberts’ address to the Conference on the European/Russian Crisis, Delphi, Greece, June 20-21, 2015
Thanks Tom, for the info.
You’re welcome, Simon. As six years have passed since Dr Roberts’ public address – which has been posted and circulating on the Web ever since (I urge everyone to post links to it whenever they can) – and not one single person or organisation has even murmured about legal action for defamation, I think we can take it as wholly true.
The big question is: why do powerful European (and other) nations tolerate such meddling in their political affairs? In times gone by, people who betrayed their countries to foreign governments were known as “traitors”, and usually tried and – if found guilty – hanged (if they were lucky). In Tudor times, those found guilty of high treason were apt to be hanged, drawn and quartered: hanged until half dead, cut down, their bowels pulled out, and finally cut in four pieces each of which would be hung up in a different part of country “pour decourager les autres”.
Even today I imagine a life sentence without remission or parole might be arranged.
Yet none of those hundreds of traitors, in the pay of Washington, is ever even so much as accused – lat alone indicted or tried.
While Julian Assange languaishes in prison for revealing some of Washington’s lesser crimes against humanity.
Our Western system of government certainly isn’t working for the people.
“If it is just fear of US economic blockade and impoverishment as a result, they have already been rendered semi-failed states for generations. What have they further to lose?”
The main reason is that 25% to 45% of the population of these countries is formed by middle or lower-middle classes that identify themselves with the US values and culture. They go shopping to Florida malls, visit Disneyworld, send their best and most affluent students to Ivy League schools, open accounts in US-related fiscal havens to avoid taxes in their countries, etc.
Media, banks and the military work 100% of the time to manufacture consent and remind of harsh consequences for those daring to try to cut ties (runs against the local currency, withdrawal of deposits, mass media bashing of “populist” leaders or candidates, etc.)
Also, the economic elites of these countries are made up of “buddies” who enjoy oligopolies, having a perpetual “crony capitalism” where access to benefits is regulated by lobbies and informal networks of facilitators that infiltrated all levels of the public administration. They are the least interested in losing their status of exclusive intermediaries between the country and the decision makers in the US.
Well said. Just want to add that the poor marginalized majority in these countries don’t see a conflict of intererest between the US and their own impoverished conditions. Theyve been brainwashed by decades of neoliberal education and see the US as some sort of heaven where everyone wants to live. In addition leftist parties that used to lead the liberation movements have all been destroyed or became corrupt pretending to represent the masses.
If the US is manufacturing consent to coup Cuba, what is Russia doing about it?
What is China doing about it?
The silence is suspicious. I am sure something is brewing. This is too big an opportunity for China or Russia to miss out on. Have you read the novel “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” by John Michael Greer? It tells of how China cut the hegemon down to size by quietly helping a victim of the hegemon. Only in the novel it was set in Tanzania. Go read it, it is very entertaining and informative.
russia yes china no
and for china –
Tanzania yes cuba no
Yes, I have read the summary. It’s an interesting story that has the potential to be a real-world scenario.
If China can send its troops to Venezuela, they should be able to do something to help Cuba, after all the bullying they receive from the US in the SCS.
Good to know that all this is now reaching a bigger audience.
Fox News Bizarrely Blurs Out Slogans on Posters of Pro-Government Demonstrators in Cuba
America has always been agreement incapable. Russia knows this. Russia agreed to remove their nuclear weapons from Cuba and Kennedy agreed not to ever invade Cuba. I am sure Biden can’t even remember Kennedy much less anything else.
the cuban missile crisis was and is the most overrated event of modernity. the usa put nuclear weapons in turkey…as close to russia as they could. russia said fine. we will do the same in cuba. the usa removed weapons from turkey. russia removed weapons from cuba. that is it. big nothing game. if the usa were not run by children, they would have long ago left cuba alone. does one think nothing happened to bob marley- another country in close proximity…talk to rita marley. who do ya think killed JFK and RFK? this is the fascist deep state that has controlled the world since WWII. but some day WWII will have to end. and with it western power of the last 1000 years. Gonna be a rough century for the usa and western europe.
Its time for Moscow to station some missiles in Cuba. I know that doesn’t sound particulary pacifist, but that is the only kind of talks Washington understands, unfortunately. Even Sleepy Joe’s last brain cells will realize its time to stop this madness.
And it’s time to kick out Americans from Guantánamo Bay. That horrific spot of of human rights abuse has to be closed once and for all.
Russia does not need to station missiles in Cuba for any purpose at all! Why do that for any superfluous reason if its not necessary for Russia?
To give or sell defensive missiles to Cuba is a different matter, a relevant matter perhaps, which may already have been done.
If Russia is going to defend Cuba it makes more sense to indicate to Washington directly whatever they think is smart relevant to that intent, without revealing just how they will do it.
Then there is the open public diplomatic sphere in which Russia and China, and other nations could take the case to the world of probable American current provocative action and likely intent relative to invade Cuba warning Washington in the process of resistance to any such activity
But putting missiles in Cuba under Russian control makes no sense! Russian missiles can reach one end of the world to the next… and fly all around the world at the same time. At the same time the got submarines that can park right outside any required sea distance from the USA shores. No need for Russia to have missiles anywhere but ready and available at home and on/under the sea, and in the sky.
Cuba has a thriving education and health care system and a fair working system. Havanna developed a safe and efficient Corona vaccine, although they are sanctioned from head to toes. Cuba send all kinds of aids to Italy and others when they were in dare need and Brussels and the EU “partners” failed miserably to help.
So where is the outcry in Europe? Where is the left to support Cuba and its cause? Where is the outcry about American politicians wanting to bomb [sic!] Cuba? Probably the European left is busy kneeling for BLM and posting rainbow flags I suppose…
Turning off the internet scuppered them
No Arab Spring 2.0.
For those who fantasize an American invasion not that the the Cubans could muster up a national militia of about a million patriotic people who would cause the casualties for the invaders at astronomical rates. Tens of thousands of wounded and dead.
Of course, the US would bomb the hell out of the Cuban military, but invasion is not in the cards.
This is not Panama or Grenada.
I expect the first signs of serious efforts would be SOF sabotaging utilities to ratchet the pain for the people.
The US will turn up the sanctions and real pain at critical infrastructure.
Look at what has been tried against Maduro’s Venezuela. They’ll try to kill Cuban leadership, but there won’t be an invasion.
The people in Miami don’t want a war. They want intervention. So, mounting a hybrid war, color revolution.
Biden will have to do something. Elections next yeat.
Hate my typos: next year.
I think you have covered the three main vectors.
My list would be (in approximate order of relevance):
1. Mid-terms in mid-2022 and Florida votes strongly colored by Cuban ex-pat values.
2. It adds to the general pressure on Venezuela (medical aid etc).
3. It contributes to the mass-media distractions while other hegemonic domains crumble under retreat flag.
4. Continual bully whipping-boy antics to keep others in line.
5. Exploiting the Russia-Crimea scenario — of course without any actual referendum/election.
6. The Nuland ‘cookie’ factor at work again.
7. Drags on the old anti-USSR script (in the minds of the US pundit) while NATO fags around in Ukraine trying to establish a post-Nord Stream II ‘break up’ mitigation plan with rainbow underwear.
What I don’t understand is why Cuba does not kick the USA Gitmo Bay torture center off the island?
Something weird there, imo. Who gives a flying “F___” about not cashing a US government lease check/cheque? Totally symbolic and totally useless strategically — unless it is part of the Cuban government’s own domestic FUD policy to keep its peoples clustered together in fear of a never ending US invasion scenario etc?
Fox just managed to achieve a new low in journalism, even for the AZ Empire standards: https://twitter.com/AlanRMacLeod/status/1416713677378629636
Cuba is an embarrassment to the US they will try anything to get rid of that embarrassment !!
In the words of ex secretary of state Mike Pompeo they will lie cheat and steal to achieve their aims!
What was Cuba before the revolution?
A holiday island run by a dictator (Batista) with extreme powerty, prostitution, drugs, corruption, monoculture (sugar cane) and casinos.
Most of Cubans did not read and write outside the big cities.
Today Cuba has one of the best run state health systems and their scientists developed a vaccine against covid-19. They are frontrunners in in the treatment of dengue and other tropical diseases.
Decades of sanctions has consequences but Cuba is still here and will be in future.
It is not an issue of communism or not, but of the right of a country to choose its own destiny.
Cubans, when in doubt, have Miami to see what it is: Crime, drugs, prostitution, a myriad of sexual perversions, plutocracy, a health system which bankrupts you if you get sick, working for ever less money, etc.
Cheers from an Argentinian.
Uncle Bob and I have discussed the “Affair d Kuba” I pointed of that VVP said the missiles are back, according to report, which I got confirmation of from Pravda Report at the time.
Of course that was then, this is now…
In 2012 VVP was reported in Pravda > “…on May 11 of this year, our country has not only resumed work in the electronic center of Lourdes, but also placed the latest mobile strategic nuclear missiles “Oak” on the island. They did not want to do it the amicable way, now let them deal with this,” Putin said. ” <
Читайте больше на https://english.pravda.ru/russia/121804-russia_army_base/
As UB pointed out, it makes no sense, or seems to make no sense, for Russia to abandon her friends. I would point of that maybe she has not. If so, any imperial action to coupcuba might well turn out to have been a big big mistake, a trap, in actual fact.
yup! I am not in the cuba stuff since china is not there…
… but for me dear life I cannot see whats da beef there for us??? this seems beyond the usual color revol script… the way I see it is – us is reacting to the lost of control (in their backyard) instead of they be the ‘planner’
am leaning on the rus bear trap theory at this moment…
I mean if rus visited hawaii, why not cuba? msg sent (again!!!!)
ding! ding! ding!
i still place grave-consequence-grade-close-door-convo btwn vvp and biden – too secret!!!
could it really be of the legendary ‘surrender talk’???
and now the bear is at the door to collect ‘debt’ and clean the slate???!!!
sorry dear I really could not figure this one out! honestly! not my backyard stuff.
what I can share is, in the sunzi art of war, if you cannot or dont want to take down the city gate, set the fire all around it, and force your enemy out or let them burn alive, or they die of hunger and thirst (no water no food) inside – a sure win longer-war strategy – ‘encirclemant’ the us-mic brag they use all the time… is this karma/the bear b!tching back?!
anyway if Mr P is rigth about the trap,
then we must assume/know ‘the babarians are at the gates’
the clock has just stopped!
If, if, if the premise and guesses is that of a … trap… then hungergame sec12 prob is only few more sceens away… I dont think the red army will ‘leave a few behind’ again this time!
Aloha, I agree. Not this time. Last time the “allied” landings and the atom bomb prevented a deep victory. That was when empire was at peak. This time empires is busy sodomizing one another and looting the poor. Burning the seed corn. This is poor foundation for making war, even on Cuba.
People who have contacts, ahemm, with the proper sources, might be able to confirm the missile story, and express idea as to the present situation, position, of missiles. Of course ambiguity is, as Sun Tsu and Mao say… “nice”, sometimes.
One imagines the heavenly host gazing down from the clouds, and Che handing Fidel the cigar for calling the game correctly, when it turns out to be payback for the sabotage of La Coubre explosion (1960)
Cubans were willing to put up with US punishment as long as Fidel and Raul were in charge. After spending 1963-65 interviewing government members and travelling throughout the island, I returned in 2011 and found an exuberent youth destined to become protesters as steam ran out. See my Cuba 1964: When the Revolution was Young, and compare the situation in Cuba to that of Haiti!
I’m pretty sure USA and Russia do have an agreement about Cuba.
And looks like USA just dumped the agreement.
So, it’s time for a Bike silo there……
The US and the West do not stand for normal values. Their self-destructive climate agenda and gay propaganda is for those wishing to suicide themselves.
How anyone can wish for anything the US and the West stand for?
The Cuban authorities should start rebroadcasting CNN, MSNBC, Fox and other MSM outlets for the Cubans to see the crazy that is paddled by snake oil merchants of the West.
full spectrum idealogy or better yet fascist control of the world by the west. the west will do anything and everything to do exactly what hitler wanted: a 1000 year reich. the fact that a tiny island can stand up to the usa should give all rational, peace loving people a reason to hope. fascism will die one way or another. either economics or war or perhaps both. that is a certainty, but it might take some time. once russia and china finish fast train to siberia: checkmate. then when the usa/europe does a war to try to save their dumb asses, russia and china can attack mainland usa easily. just one more brick in the yellow brick road to end fascism and WWII once and for all.
I was in Argentina in 2008 when the Clarin newspaper had headlines stating that Argentina would declare bankruptcy 2:00 p.m. next day. On the afternoon of the next day there was jubilation on the Radio Stations, China had come through with $4 Billion USD in return for future deliveries of Soy Beans. I saw that as the day the USA had lost control of Latin America. A few months later I was talking to a German Development Bank economist in Frankfurt Germany who forecast that Brasil and Argentina would be major suppliers of grain and pulses to China. Thus the US would no longer have them on a tight leash. There are comments that state the US iwill lose influence in the world, they have been losing influence since 1945 and that is now near a tipping point where the decline will accelerate. Money talks and China is a creditor nation while the US runs serial deficits.
The embargo is not at all what it is made up to be. Plenty of money goes to Cuba from people in the USA. Cuba can import food and medicine from the USA.
The reality is that the Cuban government’s only real competence is at staying in power. A country with such fantastic possibilities is a short distance from 300+ million wealthier people – and yet it always has economic problems. These problems are self-induced.
Socialism does not work – except for the elites.
If the Cuban government ran the country properly, there would be nothing to fear from the USA. Compare Belarus and Cuba and you will see what I mean.
OMG, it’s remarkable to read such ignorant bs. here. With all due respect, but you must be consumed, heart and soul by a capitalistic mindset.
In some fields Cuba is the most advanced Country in Latin America. Take medicine for example, this despite 60 years of economic blockade, invasion, assassinations and terrorism by the US and their vassals. The embargo is bitterly aimed at anything that would destroy Cuba’s economy.
The socialist revolution turned an agricultural-colonial plantation island, run by mafia criminals into a proud Country that can boast a literacy rate at 98%, health care and education systems that are superior to those (‘300+ million wealthier’…lol) across the bay. In Cuba these policies are not determined by economic status, but seen as a human right. Of course this is all a major threat to Wall Street and big business. Other Countries could get the idea that there is an alternative to capitalism. Hence the six decades of ongoing terrorism. Fantastic possibilities if the Cuban people would be left alone to build their own Country. End the blockade!
As for those “300+ million wealthier” people across the bay: Unemployment runs at 25-30%. Over 80 million Americans can not live on their incomes and can not come up with $400 in an emergency, without selling some of their belongings. 40 million Americans read at a 4th grade level. The majority of bankrupcies are caused by an inhumane health care system, run by the profit motive. Making money is priority #1, not the caring for the sick and destitute.
Community, compassion, cooperation, solidarity and justice are all foreign concepts under the dog eat dog world that is capitalism. In Cuba people build community halls, instead of shopping malls.
Capitalism does not work – except for a tiny elite, i.e. socialism in reverse.