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The United Nations is a sham! - UN powerless against US and Israeli votes (regarding Cuba embargo)

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posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 09:16 PM
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By a vote of 188 to 2, the UN unanimously voted for the end of the embargo on Cuba.

The only two countries that voted for continuing the embargo are (yeah you guessed it..) - the United States and Israel.

Despite the overwhelming unanimous decision of the United Nations to end the embargo, the UN is powerless to enforce the decision.

Well then what the hell good is the United Nations for ?!

What a sham.


www.cbsnews.com...

www.un.org...

rt.com...




posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 09:20 PM
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Haven't we punished Cuba enough?

Does anyone even remember we pissed off russia by putting missiles in Turkey right before they did the same in cuba?

Tired of missing out on cuban cigars, and forcing an nation into third world status over a vendetta over something we are partly responsible for in the first place.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 09:27 PM
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reply to post by nOraKat
 


The only two countries that voted for continuing the embargo are (yeah you guessed it..) - the United States and Israel.


By 2025, North America will be 90% Jewish, with the remaining 10% Muslim, as some things never go away.


Obvious power play, and it's that very bravado that is most worrisome, though the International community seems disinterested, as usual...








posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 09:38 PM
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The embargo is ridiculous, imo.

Canada has had a long relationship with Cuba and it is one the top destinations for Canadians to travel abroad, with beautiful resorts. The Cubans don't even stamp out passports unless asked to so there isn't any trouble when Canadians travel to the US.

22 Years it has been voted down in the UN but the US just keeps on keeping on. Oh well, more world class cigars and Rum for us.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 09:41 PM
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reply to post by nOraKat
 


if there are 2 votes against - its not unanimous



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 10:21 PM
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Of course the UN can not make you trade with somebody if your own law forbids it. As for the blockade we all know that Florida is a swing state and which ever party ends the embargo losses the FL Cuban vote and likely the state. However, with the collapse of the GOP and a wreck of Gov in Scott FL, looks to be moving into the DNC camp. If that happens those Cuban exhile votes will no longer be so vital and the embargo will end.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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We still have too many Cubans who lived through that era.
I've heard stories first hand from people who lived through that mess.
I wouldn't end the embargo either.
As long as the Castro regime is in power.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 10:36 PM
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But what about the Cuban terrorists that have been sheltered in the US?

Not saying anything about one side but there is another side you may not be aware of...

www.theguardian.com...



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 10:50 PM
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By maintaining an embargo against Cuba for over half a century now, the U.S. government only shoots America in the foot. China on the other hand is reaping untold rewards in commerce with them. As for Israel, one has to wonder why they're so concerned with punishing this benign country?

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posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 11:17 PM
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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.



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 12:41 AM
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reply to post by seasoul
 


China is reaping untold rewards from Cuba?? Yah right.

Source please....



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 09:10 AM
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reply to post by nwtrucker
 


Well China and Cuba are for sure in good economic relationships

www.aljazeera.com...



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 10:09 AM
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nOraKat
Despite the overwhelming unanimous decision of the United Nations to end the embargo, the UN is powerless to enforce the decision.

Well then what the hell good is the United Nations for ?!

What a sham.





The UN was/is one of the tools used by the US to maintain and expand the empire. Our leadership switch hits seamlessly between the battlefield, the UN, corporate and banking tools.

The UN is a sham.



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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nwtrucker
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China is reaping untold rewards from Cuba?? Yah right.

Source please....

Read it, and weep.

"China is Cuba’s second largest trading partner after Venezuela."
source : en.wikipedia.org...

Kind of sad when you realize that the U.S. is roughly 200 nautical miles from Cuba, while Chinese freighters are traveling as far as 16,000 nautical miles to reach the country.

source: ports.com...
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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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GAOTU789
reply to post by nOraKat
 


The embargo is ridiculous, imo.

Sure keeps the beaches from getting cluttered though, eh?



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 10:58 AM
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As I understand it, 5 nations (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States) have the ability to unilaterally veto any UN initiative and so long as this is true, the UN will remain basically powerless.

IMO, we need to change the current UN veto provisions to require that a majority of those five nations agree and sign on to a veto before it becomes effective and/or enforceable.



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 01:20 PM
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The embargo has failed just like everything else the US government has tried against Cuba.I find it sad that all a politician has to get the Cuban vote in Florida is to claim to do something about Castro and they vote like the lemmings they are.
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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 02:18 PM
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I still can't believe the United States and Israel are continuing with this pathetic game.

Year after year after year the only two countries who vote against are the U.S. and Israel.



posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 08:08 AM
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I don't know man.

I do know that Castro came to power under the guise of a green revolution.
But turned it into a communist one.

The regime is guilty of murder. And other crimes.

This guy came to miami to miami as a spy.

Neither side is blameless.



posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 08:19 AM
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Well, you know that UN belong to the US after all, remember that the way that the US keeps control over other countries in the UN is with the briberies I mean loans thru the IMF and so call "aid", they own them, you know what happens to countries that do not fall under the US "friendly circle".

And US is the biggest donor anyway, is good to own everybody.






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