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Some Obama Comments About Cuba

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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 12:53 AM
Obama says the U.S. is to blame for the lack of technology and tele-communications in Cuba.

But wait.

Cuba heavily monitors and regulates the internet and telecomm with severe penalties for violations !!

The Cuban government sentenced an American (Alan Gross) to prison for giving some people in Cuba cell phones with internet capabilities

Alan Gross is one of the Americans that got released in the "agreements".

And why hasn't Cuba "allowed" technology from other countries like China or Japan to be there?

The U.S. does.

Brazen Gasping *Irony*

Obama said: "And though this [sanctions] policy has been rooted in the best of intentions, no other nation joins us in imposing these sanctions, and it has had little effect beyond providing the Cuban government with a rationale for restrictions on its people."

Later, Obama said: “I believe in the free flow of information.

“Unfortunately," he continued, "our sanctions on Cuba have denied Cubans access to technology that has empowered individuals around the globe. So I’ve authorized increased telecommunications connections between the United States and Cuba. Businesses will be able to sell goods that enable Cubans to communicate with the United States and other countries.”

Obama: ‘I Believe in the Free Flow of Information’—Blames U.S. for Denying Cubans Access to Communications Technology

but where will "people" in Cuba get the money for these things?

Improved relations with Cuba might end up being good, but for WHO is the question.

Cuba is still a Marxist Government.

Maybe they become more like China?

And then we have FOX News' Shepard Smith saying Cuba would be “ruined” by things like Taco Bell and Lowes

Lots of confusion with this Cuba deal

Cuba's "problems" are because of the government in CUBA, not because of the U.S.

AND, China does a lot of business with Cuba

Some of that Chinese "business" is directed against the U.S.


posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 05:57 AM
a reply to: xuenchen

I think many were caught off-guard about this Cuba-Thingy
( including me! )

HOWEVER ... I found the following:

Intel Concerns about Russia-Cuba Ties ...

Months before President Obama announced on Wednesday that he is seeking to do away with decades of U.S. economic sanctions against the communist regime in Cuba, Russia concluded a security deal with Havana aimed at bolstering intelligence and military ties to the island dictatorship.

The Russia-Cuba agreement was announced May 16 when a memorandum was signed in Moscow establishing a joint working group between Russia’s Security Council and the Cuban Commission for National Security and Defense.

The security agreement comes amid fresh U.S. intelligence agency concerns that Russia is taking steps to follow through on plans to conduct strategic nuclear bomber flights over the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, possibly with the help of Cuba and Venezuela.

Russian official recently held discussions with both governments about the use of airfields for Russia’s Tu-95 nuclear capable bombers, known as the Bear H. The bombers have been conducting large numbers of threatening flights near U.S. coasts in recent months.


Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated Nov. 12 that Russia would begin sending long-range bombers to the Gulf. “We have to maintain [Russia’s] military presence in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, as well as the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico,” he said, noting strategic bombers would be dispatched to the region for “drills.”


U.S.-CUBA Relations literally: ... 'Out of the Blue' (Skies)

edit on 18-12-2014 by FarleyWayne because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 06:06 AM
a reply to: xuenchen

The USA is securing its border. If a war is to come, communist Cuba is way too close a neighbour. So suddenly Cuba is caught in a tug-of-war - who will get to ally with Cuba: Russia or USA?

USA doesn't want another October 1962 Crisis.

posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Businesses will be able to sell goods that enable Cubans to communicate with the United States and other countries.”

I can`t help but think that this will in some way make it easier for the U.S. to spy on Cuban communications.

posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 03:12 PM

Obama says the U.S. is to blame for the lack of technology and tele-communications in Cuba.

What lack of tech in Cuba Obama?

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