Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair
He'd just booted them out along with their puppet, Batista. Whether you like it or not, Jay, things are better for the Cuban people under Castro than were under Batista.
I actually don't believe the Cubans are "better off" with Castro's regime, but I will say I support what Castro did when he over threw the government, but he did so under false pretenses. He never said he was a communist, and was going to set up a communist regime. He said the opposite in fact, and that’s what people expected, they got much worse. Castro could have done things much different, and could have the support of the US if he wanted it.
I think that you have a lot learn about politics, especially about the centre and left of the political system. I really don't give a rat's *** what you "think", I just wish that you'd take the time to learn the facts.
I have learned the facts Rev. Remember I took the online political spectrum test you asked me too? I was right but close to centre, you (as you said) were left of centre, further away from the centre than I was. I understand more about where you’re coming from because of it, but I haven't changed my mind that the left thinks it can spend my money better than I can, and I simply do not believe in high taxation. I know high taxation hasn't anything to do with freedom, and self-determination. You don't seem to mind high taxation. I think heavy taxation is like forced labour, and limits freedom.
But are they a real threat to security? They are isolated, their nuclear production is minimal. Both Korea and it's potential nuclear customers are under the constant scrutiny of the international community.
Yes I think they are a threat to security. The very fact Kim plays the nuke card proves he is a threat to security. Is it a major threat to us? No not really, but it is best to deal with these things before they get out of hand.
He played the cards he had. All the evidence is that the missiles were forced on him. The US was trying to starve him out (still are more than forty years later).
He had other cards in his hand. He had better aces to play then risking nuclear war.
If Cuba wants to lift the embargo, there is one quick way to start down that path. Hold elections, and have elections on a regular basis.