posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 11:17 PM
Having read the articles the following can be stated:
Cuba, an island in the Caribbean, just south of the State of Florida, was at one time inhabited by numerous Mesoamerican Tribes, prior to the landing
by Christopher Columbus. After that time, it became a colony of Spain. Havana being one of the oldest cities set up by the Spanish. Briefly ruled
by Great Britain, only to be exchanged for Florida, to go back to the Spanish.
It remained a Spanish province, up until after the Spanish-American War, after the Spanish withdrawal in 1898, and it became a protectorate (Colony)
of the United States of America, and in 1902, a formally independent nation. Primary industries is sugar, tobacco and fruit, namely pineapples.
It was a successful island nation, however there was the rise of more and more corrupt and restrictive governments. The US involvement was one that
caused the fall of the Batista government, by giving support to a revolutionary, namely Fidel Castro and his group. The US government did not like
that the Batista government was backed by the communist, and their restrictive nature, was giving the USA cause to think and decide to try to put
restrictions on toppling said government. While giving support and aid to Castro and the revolution. Castro comes into power, toppling Batista.
But, like so many other countries out there, turned on the USA, not willing to do what DC wanted him to do. So one day he is the man of the hour, the
next day public enemy number one. The US federal government starts to put restrictions on Cuba. This further forced Cuba to turn to look elsewhere,
and thus looked to the USSR.
The USSR then became a major trading partner with Cuba, working out numerous trade agreements and deals. DC was irked off. It also gave Cuba arms
and military supplies. This continued on until 1962 and the Cuban Missile crisis, where the US was not going to see nuclear weapons put on Cuban
soil, aimed at the country. It blockaded the country and forced the USSR to remove said weapons.
Then the USA turned around and put an embargo on all Cuban goods and trade. That has lasted for over 50 years.
The problem is that nothing has really changed for the island nation of Cuba. They still continue to do as they desire, there has been no government
change, if anything it has only given credibility to the Castro government, that they are right and the USA is wrong. And the majority of the
citizens of Cuba agree with that assessment. What the USA does not want to admit that the world see’s is that the policy has failed, it has not
really achieved the kind of results that the USA has wanted, if anything it makes Cuba a symbol. If anything perhaps it is time to end the embargo
and start to be a good neighbor and start to have an actual relationship with our neighbor to the south. This would go a lot further in the eyes of
the 2 countries and around the world if we did such.