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Obama calls for 'new beginning' with Cuba

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posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:06 PM
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Obama calls for 'new beginning' with Cuba


www.latimes.com

Reporting from Tobago, Washington and Port Of Spain, Trinidad -- Progress toward a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations gained unexpected new momentum Friday as leaders of the two countries signaled a willingness to open potentially historic talks on issues that have bitterly divided them since the early days of the Cold War.

President Obama called for a "new beginning" with the island nation, capping a surge of gestures fed by a Cuban President Raul Castro's declaration Thursday that his country "could be wrong" about its adversarial approach to its powerful northern neighbor.
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posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:06 PM
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Edit to add this is a picture of Hugo Chavez that was posted with the story link
Yeah if we are not careful peace and mutual respect may break out.

There are some old cold warriors still around I wonder how this will go over with them. It goes on to say


The flurry of overtures represented the latest in the diplomatic choreography that began with the election of Obama, who has called for a new openness to Cuba, and who this week began easing rules governing contacts with the island.



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posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:18 PM
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I think it is time for the US and Cuba to let bygones be bygones. Restore relations and try to be good neighbors with each other.

Although this is a good gesture on Obama's behalf, I still don't buy that he would have done this if there wasn't a good reason to. I may be one of the few who believe there is a hidden agenda behind this. Otherwise a former President would have done this years ago.



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:21 PM
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I think in no time at all both countries could get the ball rolling and the US can have access to some great vacation beaches and the Cubans can get their hands on some green backs LOL while they are still worth something.



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:26 PM
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Fantastic! I have been wanting to See the Buena vista social club on their home turf, have some Costillitas, a Flor De Cano, a real cuba libre with coke and Varadero, and try my luck for bonefish at Cayo Largo like Hemingway used to do.

It's about time....



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:31 PM
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Here comes the Rothschilds Central bank..

i've said many times Cuba is one of 5 nations that don't have a Rothschilds Central Bank



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:49 PM
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Isn't that Hugo Chavez In the picture? President of Venezuela.
What does that have to do with Cuba?

Will US citizens be able to puff Cubans?
Legally?

Is Obama befriending Hugo?
And why?

In Cuba It is Roeull Castro (or however the hell you spell it?) OK, It's Raoul Castro.
Fidels brother.

Is Obama befriending Raoul?
And why?

I'm confused here


[edit on 17-4-2009 by Toadmund]



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:51 PM
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yeah but if you follow the link it shows that picture Dont ask me why?



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:01 PM
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OK then.
But I read some where that, or saw video of, or on MSM, about Hugo berating Obama, but I see this pic of good smiles, Is Hugo being genuine here?
Obama?
Just go here, I did the google search:
www.google.ca...:en-US:unofficial&hs=uLh&start=0&sa=N read about it all there.



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:22 PM
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OH yeah
Hes has been spewing some harsh rhetoric about the states lately. That's why it's kind of funny to see them shaking hands and laughing maybe something good will come of this who knows.



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 01:00 AM
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If ignorance is bliss this must have been one heavenly handshake. Obama needs to watch his back here. No bowing so at least he got this part right.
Chavez should learn not to say dumb crap and then try to make buddy buddy.

[edit on 10-04-08 by Beach Bum]



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 01:04 AM
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You know what they say
Keep your friends close and keep your enemies even closer.



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 01:11 AM
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Thanks Mod I didn't know the story source changed their headlines!
Thanks for the help



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 03:33 AM
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Good on Obama for beginning a more diplomatic approach to these nations. Just dumping any nation that disagrees with you out in the cold and acting aggressive, acting out as the police of the world clearly did nothing for our great nation in the last administration, instead it gave a more negative view from around the world.

It is time we show that we are willing to use the sensable diplomatic measure before we jump the gun, as opposed to the cowboy trigger happy approach that did us nothing. Kennedy and Reagan showed us this.

We should learn from the past, if we are better than our enemies we should show it through a mature manner.



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 04:04 AM
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Very good Obama, very good.

The best way to make friends with other nations, is to admit past mistakes, give some type of gift in hopes for forgiveness (like two guys buying each other a beer after a fight), and then recognize each others needs, and try to calculate possible future conflicts, and neutralize the conflicts before they happen with friendly diplomacy.



...but of course, acknowledge a type of probational period to "test" the new relations.

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posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 04:32 AM
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Originally posted by jam321
I think it is time for the US and Cuba to let bygones be bygones. Restore relations and try to be good neighbors with each other.

Although this is a good gesture on Obama's behalf, I still don't buy that he would have done this if there wasn't a good reason to. I may be one of the few who believe there is a hidden agenda behind this. Otherwise a former President would have done this years ago.


Of course there is! Growing Russian influence in the backyard of America. The strategic bombers and warships that were recently sent to Venezuala are a symbolic move of that. The ignorants choose for isolation while the clever ones prefer good relationships.



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 08:21 AM
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This is NOT to benefit in my mind freedom..it is however a very sneaky way of diguising a stepping stone to full socialism or dictatorship using cuba and likely whatever scheme will come out of that. DOnt back down america, liberty has been sacrificed too much for to lose it now to a man who does not understand the tenets of liberty, and mocks America with a smile and smirk..how insulting Mr.Obama and bankers and any other power mad insane world leader who mocks his own populace as he slowly dwindles it into a deformed retarded clay pot-unglazed and unshelved.

no thank you, though i agree cubans need to realise freedom on there own soil, i dont trust this at the core..no offense of course, in america there just a bunch of innocent non violent drug addicts in jail..god forbid let them out and change the law or anything

i mean Jesus would come down if you did that and say "PUT THEM BACK IN JAIL" muwahahahaha..but probably not..

use reality Obama, thats all us real americans are asking. ..reality.

you know the one I mean.



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 08:46 AM
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Starred and flagged due to the fact there isnt many negative Obama posts here and in the main, while old enemies should be kept close(r), people seem at last to recognise the importance of dialogue and besides - Cuba's a great place to visit!!!!



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by Toadmund
reply to post by SLAYER69
 

Isn't that Hugo Chavez In the picture? President of Venezuela.
What does that have to do with Cuba?

Will US citizens be able to puff Cubans?
Legally?

Is Obama befriending Hugo?
And why?

In Cuba It is Roeull Castro (or however the hell you spell it?) OK, It's Raoul Castro.
Fidels brother.

Is Obama befriending Raoul?
And why?

I'm confused here


[edit on 17-4-2009 by Toadmund]


Well apparently it is the mutual admiration society.





[edit on 093030p://bSaturday2009 by Stormdancer777]



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 09:43 AM
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lets befriend communism, i mean isnt that where this country is going? so we should ally up with them then. hugo chavez after he bad mouthed us the past however years want to be friends because its a black man now.



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