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posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 09:57 PM
What could possibly be the expected reaction to this.

July 16, 2006

Dear Chairman: (Dear Representative
(Dear Senator

Consistent with section 306(c)(2) of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (Public Law 104 114) (the "Act"), I hereby determine and report to the Congress that suspension for 6 months beyond August 1, 2006, of the right to bring an action under title III of the Act is necessary to the national interests of the United States and will expedite a transition to democracy in Cuba.



Here is the act in full :

Are we going to try and bring Cuba over, or does this mean further, more aggressive actions?


posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 10:14 PM
I'm sorry, but I don't see where your letter is from?


posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 10:14 PM
Where did you get that letter at? Do you have a link?

posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 10:19 PM
Sorry, sleep dperivation and all...

Here is the link to the letter...

Sorry about that..


posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 10:20 PM

The smiley faces are a result of formatting on this board and not a part of the letter.


Just thought I would include that


posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 10:32 PM
Very interesting though. There has to be a good reason for that, although I can't understand why.
. Let's see if Cuba crops up in the news over the next few months.

posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 10:32 PM
wait, wha... huh... I'm lost.
What exactly is Bush doing?
here's the Libertad of 1996

Title III say

Title III: Protection of Property Rights of United States Nationals

I'm not sure exactly what this would mean to the whole Cuban situation and how exactly it will facilitate democracy.... unless we know Fidel is going to die from "natural causes" within the next six months???

too much going on for my brain tonight....

posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 10:36 PM
Come on Worldwatcher!!

I could not get just what was intended and just knew someone had an idea!!

I can not find anything else on this either.


posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 10:47 PM
Time for conjecture.

Any ideas?

posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 10:56 PM
They have been a torn in our side for years, maybe the administration is privy to some health information in regards to Castro and plans on pushing for Democracy in Cuba?

I certainly hope if that is the case, that with Iran and North Korea looming in the background, as well as the Palestinian/Israel conflict, that we do not spread ourselves too thin.

All conjecture of course..


posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 11:02 PM

US to Reinforce Blockade of Cuba
The document seeks "a greater participation of third nations in Cuba,” playing down international agreements on non-intervention in domestic affairs of countries and respect for their sovereignty.

To achieve Bush´ very-sought-after goal, the US urges European allies and western hemisphere states to act against trade exchanges with Havana and its economic growth programs, especially oil, tourism, nickel, tobacco and rum investments, based on the tougher implementation of the chapter IV of the Helms-Burton Act.

On top of it, other nations could be legally punished for merely being interested in trading with Cuba.

posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 11:11 PM

So instead of invading them, we are going to starve them off the face of the planet??

Now that is one "Bush plan" I could never endorse or support.


posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 11:22 PM
Seem's as if there is something going on, ecspecially with the second part of teh criteria of the Act.

The second criterion concerns states where the free exercise of rights contained in the American Convention or Declaration have been effectively suspended, in whole or part, by virtue of the imposition of exceptional measures, such as a state of emergency, suspension of guarantees, state of siege, prompt exceptional security measures, and the like.

I don't know much about all the politic's, but I do know how to read between the line's.

posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 11:28 PM
Is there a new common wealth brewing somewhere, or is it because Castro has been an indecent, self righteous self proclaimed humatarian that is in some kind of either "Govermental Distress" or is there something really wrong with his "Health"?

Here is number five of the from the criteria report of the Act:

The fifth criterion regards structural or temporary situations that may appear in member states confronted, for various reasons, with situations that seriously affect the enjoyment of fundamental rights enshrined in the American Convention or the American Declaration. This criterion includes, for example: grave situations of violence that prevent the proper application of the rule of law; serious institutional crises; processes of institutional change which have negative consequences on human rights; or grave omissions in the adoption of the necessary measures which would provide for the effective exercise of fundamental rights.

The source, forgot to get the last time I posted,"Sorry.":

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