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The U.S./Cuba deal, why did Obama back down on political prisoners?

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posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 01:56 PM
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One curiosity seems to be missing from the "New Deal" between Cuba and the U.S.

The issue of Cuba's political prisoners has apparently been bypassed by the Administration.

Obama himself stressed the importance of Cuba moving towards "Democracy" in past speeches concerning relations with Cuba.

Even the Castro family has confirmed their internal political interests will remain as they are.

Odd however is the apparent fact that Cuba's political prisoner population has increased recently, perhaps as a precursor to the "New Deal".

Simply opening diplomatic relations isn't going to help the Cuban Citizens get out of the endless loop they are stuck in.

The U.S. Congress will now have to debate the trade embargoes that exist.

Lifting the trade embargoes will certainly help commerce, but maybe not so much the average citizen of Cuba.

And what about "foreign" business investment in futuristic Cuba?

Could this become a "China" style corporate/banking arrangement?


In Cuba deal, why did Obama back down on political prisoners?




Barack Obama has long believed United States Cuba policy should change; he so when he first ran for president in 2008. Back then, though, Sen. Obama stressed that the U.S. should hold Cuba to a number of stringent conditions before even beginning to normalize relations. The first of those conditions was freedom for Cuba's political prisoners.

Obama laid out his proposal in a May 23, 2008 speech in Miami. Noting the "unanswered cries of the political prisoners heard from the jails of Havana," Obama said his policy toward Cuba "will be guided by one word: libertad."



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posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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But, who is America to judge on human rights violations anymore?



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
But, who is America to judge on human rights violations anymore?


Good point actually.

But it was Obama who stressed the issue.

And he has the power to question things.




posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

And he has the power to ignore our own human rights record,which he has. Therefore better he shut up and leave Cuba to Cuba's problems. Our president needs to work on the ones we have going on right here.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 05:42 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Well candidate Obama certainly wasn't the same man President Obama is.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: xuenchen

Well candidate Obama certainly wasn't the same man President Obama is.


I always find it interesting that the best person to debate President Obama on virtually every single issue is Senator Obama.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: xuenchen

Well candidate Obama certainly wasn't the same man President Obama is.


Actually, he was a liar then, he is a liar now.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 07:41 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: xuenchen

Well candidate Obama certainly wasn't the same man President Obama is.


I always find it interesting that the best person to debate President Obama on virtually every single issue is Senator Obama.


Very true and it would be funny if it wasn't so sad...


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