The Failure of U.S. Attempts at Unilateral Rapprochement with Cuba

There are 20 comments on the Mar 26, 2013, Babalu Blog story titled The Failure of U.S. Attempts at Unilateral Rapprochement with Cuba. In it, Babalu Blog reports that:

Nearly every U.S. President since John F. Kennedy has tried to improve U.S. relations with Cuba.

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Don from Canada

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#1 Mar 26, 2013
Do you really think that Cubans want Macdonalds, and Walmart Signs, on every corner. Lawlessness, and murders, like every city in the USA? They don't (and wouldn't), want that way of life, I'm sure. The USA, with its 50-plus years of embargo against Cuba, has shot themselves in the foot. During this time, Cuba has acquired good, reliable, trading partners, around the world, who appreciate their business and fully serve their needs. This whole 'Embargo Thing', was started by YOUR GRANDFATHERS'. It is still in force, because the US Government is still in a snit, since Cuba's Socialist Government didn't collapse, but blossomed, during the last 50 years. Way to Go Castro Boys!
Don from Canada

Ashburn, VA

#2 Mar 26, 2013
Cuba is an island prison run by a selfish and self serving murderer and ruthless communist dictator it sucks there!!! No constructive engagement is tolerated by the dictatorship.
Kar

Gdansk, Poland

#4 Mar 26, 2013
I think personally that majority of normal nations have really enough contacts with usa and approach to usa is the last thing, which can be wished to the worst enemies. Saying truly usa brings only wars, social unjustice, violance, organized criminality and robbery of natural resources. What a normal country with normal politians would wish approach to usa? None, only criminal,corrupt sidekickers, who prefer own pockets with cost of ruin of own ountries and lives of billions.
Cubano

Miami, FL

#5 Mar 26, 2013
Don from Canada wrote:
Do you really think that Cubans want Macdonalds, and Walmart Signs, on every corner. Lawlessness, and murders, like every city in the USA? They don't (and wouldn't), want that way of life, I'm sure. The USA, with its 50-plus years of embargo against Cuba, has shot themselves in the foot. During this time, Cuba has acquired good, reliable, trading partners, around the world, who appreciate their business and fully serve their needs. This whole 'Embargo Thing', was started by YOUR GRANDFATHERS'. It is still in force, because the US Government is still in a snit, since Cuba's Socialist Government didn't collapse, but blossomed, during the last 50 years. Way to Go Castro Boys!
"Way to Go Castro Boys"

I was born in Havana and agree 100% with you.

You are also correct about the deadly crime in USA . We are a violent war mongering people who kill each other and the world.
Cubano

Miami, FL

#7 Mar 26, 2013
Armando wrote:
Its not the Cubans who don't want McDonals because those same Cubans when they arrive to the US they love MacDonalds,Walmarts etc!It is incredible how you look for any crazy excuse to sniff Castros azzes.You never miss a chance my boy!
You are a good CIA operative with your lies and distortion.

I know many Cubans in Cuba (Not the Miami Batistians like you) and they do NOT want American corporations there and their culture changed.

Please you fascist CIA pawn, just leave my people alone.
Cubano

Miami, FL

#8 Mar 26, 2013
Kar wrote:
I think personally that majority of normal nations have really enough contacts with usa and approach to usa is the last thing, which can be wished to the worst enemies. Saying truly usa brings only wars, social unjustice, violance, organized criminality and robbery of natural resources. What a normal country with normal politians would wish approach to usa? None, only criminal,corrupt sidekickers, who prefer own pockets with cost of ruin of own ountries and lives of billions.
"usa brings only wars, social unjustice, violance, organized criminality and robbery of natural resources"

Sadly you are correct, many of us long to go back to Cuba but our kids are here and so we stay but USA is a lie of a country and bombs not doctors is what we are all about.

Cuba is about doctors and care for people not bombs and wars.
Don from Canada

Newton, NJ

#9 Mar 26, 2013
Cuba is an island prison run by a selfish and self serving murderers and ruthless communist dictator.

No constructive engagement is tolerated by the dictatorship.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#10 Mar 26, 2013
Cubano wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a good CIA operative with your lies and distortion.
I know many Cubans in Cuba (Not the Miami Batistians like you) and they do NOT want American corporations there and their culture changed.
Please you fascist CIA pawn, just leave my people alone.
Since 'your people' are in Cuba, what are you doing here changing your culture?
Cubano

Miami, FL

#11 Mar 26, 2013
Don from Canada wrote:
Cuba is an island prison run by a selfish and self serving murderers and ruthless communist dictator.
No constructive engagement is tolerated by the dictatorship.
You Miami Cuban politicos are a cancer .
Cubano

Miami, FL

#15 Mar 26, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Since 'your people' are in Cuba, what are you doing here changing your culture?
They are training on how to take it deep up their azz from the corrupt Miami Cuban politicians and con artist liars like Marco Rubio.
Just incase these people ever wind up there and in power.

Much like Florida takes it deep up our butts from the do nothing, SELF SERVING ,hypocrite Rubio.
Cubano

Miami, FL

#16 Mar 26, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Since 'your people' are in Cuba, what are you doing here changing your culture?
Btw no need to change culture as once we get here we politically do the same.

"Elena Diaz, a Cuban-American whose parents immigrated to Miami when she was a baby says,'This is the way it was in Cuba before Fidel Castro. I heard my parents talk about it that country was so corrupt. Corruption's what actually destroyed it and now they're doing the same thing here.'

http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publ...
Cubano

Miami, FL

#17 Mar 26, 2013
Armando wrote:
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You are a good CIA operative with your lies and distortion.
I know many Venezuelans in Venezuela (Not the Miami Chavistas like you) and they do NOT want Communist Cubans controlling their country there and their culture changed.
Please you commiefascist Castro pawn
Lol

I must get going my Batistian CIA operative friend but we will meet again.
Cubano

Miami, FL

#18 Mar 26, 2013
Armando wrote:
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If you dislike the US so much then stop taking advantage of its Welfare System and move your fat brown azs to where you came from.
Pease do not confuse me with many in your ilk as I have never taken a penny from USA as no need to, unlike yourself you welfare sucking hypocrite.

Your Miami right wing politicos alone have sucked this state dry.

"Dario Moreno, a professor of political science at Miami International University, incurred the wrath of fellow Hispanics when he went on the CBS News magazine 60 Minutes and criticized Miami's Cuban community for the city's corruption"

http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publ...
Don from Canada

Newton, NJ

#20 Mar 26, 2013
Cuba is an island prison run by a selfish and self serving murderer and ruthless communist dictator.

No constructive engagement is tolerated by the dictatorship.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#21 Mar 26, 2013
Cubano wrote:
<quoted text>
They are training on how to take it deep up their azz from the corrupt Miami Cuban politicians and con artist liars like Marco Rubio.
Just incase these people ever wind up there and in power.
Much like Florida takes it deep up our butts from the do nothing, SELF SERVING ,hypocrite Rubio.
Say no to Rubio. He is a hypocrite.
Don from Canada

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#23 Mar 26, 2013
Armando wrote:
Its not the Cubans who don't want McDonals because those same Cubans when they arrive to the US they love MacDonalds,Walmarts etc!It is incredible how you look for any crazy excuse to sniff Castros azzes.You never miss a chance my boy!
You can get used to anything, my friend. I notice that you said 'The same Cubans, when they arrive'. The 'Cubans', that snuck away from Cuba, instead of trying to make it better, are NOT the same as the Cubans that stayed at home. These Native Cubans', don't want a country riddled with crime, murders, and other such (good ?), things. What good has McD's or W'mart, done for the US or Puerto Rico.
Nothing that I would class as better, than Cuba's slow, steady, rise, towards being a viable, Social/Democratic Country.

“LORD OF DARKNESS”

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#26 Mar 26, 2013
Cubano wrote:
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Lol
I must get going my Batistian CIA operative friend but we will meet again.
thy azz is mine
Don from Canada

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#27 Mar 27, 2013
Don from Canada wrote:
Cuba is an island prison run by a selfish and self serving murderers and ruthless communist dictator.
No constructive engagement is tolerated by the dictatorship.
It doesn't appear thus, by most of the comments, by REAL Cubans on this site, Multi-Names.
Don from Canada

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#28 Mar 27, 2013
Armando wrote:
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"Nothing that I would class as better, than Cuba's slow, steady, rise, towards being a viable, Social/Democratic Country."
What you call a SLOW changes by Raul are Rauls ways to SLOWLY dismantly all the stupi Comminists laws that he help Fidel established!
Rauls is slowly changing his own stupid system because it DOESN'T work!It took them 54 years to build a criminal dictatorship I wonder how long it will take Raul yo destroy hos own monster!
I rest my case!
Brw,,can you mention some of Raul changes toward democracy???
You have just done that job for me!

“LORD OF DARKNESS”

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#30 Mar 27, 2013
Don from Canada wrote:
<quoted text>
It doesn't appear thus, by most of the comments, by REAL Cubans on this site, Multi-Names.
THY DESTINY IS ARALLU!

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