posted on Apr, 18 2007 @ 02:51 AM
I am not a scholar on this issue, but I know that the US currently has a trade embargo on Cuba that has been more progressive since it was introduced
way back in 1962. But, I was not aware - up until a few years ago - that Guantanamo Bay is a military base that we pay a lease on to the government
To me, this flies in the face of convention. We make trade rules to restrict economic activity with Cuba, and then agree to pay them rent for a
To me, the official governmental policy on Cuba is nothing but a front for US citizens. Our government is really in bed with them and the whole
embargo is a non issue. Why would our government be so petty and waste time with an embargo when trade would make a lot of money for investors,
I don't get it?
The History of the Lease
Also note in the above link towards the end, Cuba claims they do not cash these payments from the US government for the lease.
Could it be
that they understand it would be an agreement to the lease terms which they don't approve of and have no power to remove the US from Guantanimo or
that there is no way they can cash a US check because of the embargo?
Maybe they wish not to trade with us?