Since I don't shop at Walmart, I'm not funding the Chinese Military.
We shouldn't be funding anyone's military but our own. If they want
to purchase weapons, fine. Just make them actually pay for them.Although on the other side of the coin, allowing companies to do business in
Cuba might bring down the regime down there. Give the Cuban people the
opportunity to make money and you never know what might happen.
If Donald Trump had a golf resort outside Havana and a hotel in the city, he
would be all for opening access to Cuba expanding Barack Obama's
recognition of the communist nation. We have diplomatic relations with China. We
have them with Russia. And we have them with many former members of the Soviet
Union which remain under authoritarian regimes.For Trump, it's
all about his business dealings. He still visits his golf resorts in the U.S.
after increasing the membership fees by a considerable amount. Who knows what
foreign agents have joined to rub shoulders with him on his visits. They walk
around. They listen. It's an excellent way to spy on the United States and
Trump since he doesn't care who is listeningAnd like Jim Chee
commented, Trump once sought to establish his hotel and casino business in Cuba
hoping the Clinton administration would end the boycott and allow Americans to
visit the island once more. So don't say his objections to Cuba
are ideological. In fact, in his first presidential run, Trump was telling Cuban
expatriates one thing while doing something quite different. It's how he
works and got the reputation as a sleazy businessman. It's all about
Donald Trump loves dictators. It doesn't matter where they are because they
give him things he wants. He has no dislike of communists (since he basically
has no political or ideological preferences) as we see in his dealings with
governments in Eastern Europe and Russia. The only thing that matters is the
opportunity to do business.So why is he against the Cuban
government? Well, he did pander to the Cuban-American community in Florida as
one reason. But have we forgotten that Trump sent a Trump Organization
consultant to Cuba in 1998 to identify business opportunities for Trump Hotels
and Casino Resorts, Inc. during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict
American trade bans. More than $68,000 dollars was spent in violation of U.S.
prohibitions through a false charity to hide the activity from U.S watchdog
agencies.If Trump had been successful, he would have financial
interests there now and would be full in favor of increasing American tourism on
the communist island. In fact, the Trump Organization worked with the Clinton
administration to open up Cuba for increased trade and Trump wanted a foothold
on the island were they successful.Source: Newsweek, September, 29,
worf - to Prometheus Platypus, "Any money is too much. "So
rather than be honest, and admit that we as a nation, didn't give Cuba any
money, you continue to deflect. This is the problem of the folks
defending Trump, their alternative facts just don't hold water.American Cuban citizens were allowed to send money back to relatives in Cuba,
this doesn't come out of our "taxes" or budget, but hey, don't
let that stop you from repeating dishonest stories told on the radio.
Prometheus Platypus,Any money is too much. You don't feed the
enemy.How do you think North Korea was able to afford their nukes?
Big difference between Israel and Cuba.Isn't it
amazing how some low information folks are easily tricked into excepting
It's being called a revised Cuba policy. It appears to be reactive to
Obama’s new Cuba policy which Trump harshly criticized during the
campaign. I guess he needs to leave his imprint on anything Obama. I’m not
much impressed. This Administration announced a 12 billion dollar arms sale to
Qatar just days after Trump accused Qatar of supporting terrorism. Who knows
what he'll say tomorrow?
You're right FT from Salt LakeSenator Marco Rubio is the
happiest man on Earth today, he wishes the worst to Cuba and its people while
overlooking the fact that women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive or try
clothes on in store changing rooms. The commercial embargo and flying
restrictions will always work against the people of Cuba. Is this Senator Rubio
and Donald Trump's calling in life, to undo everything that President Obama
He doesn't hold the Saudi's to the same criteria on human rights and
political prisoners. Another black mark internationally for our country by the
Latin American citizens have experienced the intervention of the US in their
affairs for ever, this new attack on Cuba is nothing new. Cuba is a great
example of a government working for its people, providing healthcare and
education for all. Instead of stirring all bad feeling from Latin Americans
towards these imperialist moves the US government should focus on the poor and
solving our own social problems. We just have to visit rural Kentucky, this is a
state that President Trump should intervene in, spend a few million dollars
there, creating jobs and caring for the poor.
worf -said: "One reason our deficit never got balanced as promised."Would you do us all a favor and report how much money the US government
gave or loaned to Cuba?worf said: - "Sad. We gave money to North
Korea, Iran, Muslim Brotherhood, and now Cuba."Several falsehood
in one sentence, how....Trump. Once again can you give me a number for what we
gave to Cuba?We are giving 38 Billion to Israel to spend on weapons,
but that's alway OK, right?
This will allow Russia take full control of Cuba. Russia has started
reconstruction of the Air Force bases and Military facilities at a price of 1
billion dollars in Cuba. Trump is falling right in line with
And Bernie loves Cuba too.
This will sure put Cuba in its place, won't it?
Sad.We gave money to North Korea, Iran, Muslim Brotherhood, and now
Cuba.And some folks are upset with Trump eating two scoops of ice
Isn't this cruel of Trump. Taking money away from the Cuban military.A kinder president would sneak millions into Iran, and billions to the
Muslim Brotherhood while supplying guns to drug cartels.
One reason our deficit never got balanced as promised.
Rational? Sure seems that way to me. I would guess Obama, Hillary and the
Castro family would object.