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Old 11-28-2016, 03:12 PM
 
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Other than the fact that SA is neither Marxist, useless to the United States, nor ninety miles away from Florida, yes.
Along with being a theocratic, authoritarian dictatorship with decades of recorded human rights violations supported by successive U.S. administrations. Yes, don't beat around the bush.
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Other than the fact that SA is neither Marxist, useless to the United States, nor ninety miles away from Florida, yes.
So dictators only count if they are not pro-America and Marxist?

I didn't think this thread was really about human rights.
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Does a PM need a babysitter?
Every leader in a free country has advisors and staff. I'm shocked you would think otherwise.
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Old 11-28-2016, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Really? If it's done nothing, why do Cuba and its apologists continue to bleat about its being lifted? After all, the rest of the world, including Canada, has openly traded with Cuba for decades while conveniently overlooking the widespread abuses of human rights on the island prison. Surely the absence of the United States as a supporter of a Stalinist dictatorship 90 miles away is not that big a deal.

The fact is that Castro pimped his country for the USSR, then switched to Hugo Chavez and Venezuela when the Soviets imploded. Now, with oil prices having collapsed and Chavez just an unpleasant memory, the Castro regime seeks another sugardaddy to prop up its geriatric, repressive Stalinist state. Why in the world should America be the lastest sponsor of Cuban repression? Obama was a fool to open the door even a crack, just to bolster his reputatioon with international leftist/socialists.

After Raul croaks, there is a long line of Marxist apparatchiks just itching to live like kings while the Cuban people make do with a third-world economy and keep their 1957 DeSotos running with baling wire and duct tape. Face it: Cuba is a permanent totalitarian garbage pile. Let it rot.
If you're outraged about relations with Cuba, there's dozens of other places that should give you outrage we do business with then.

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Old 11-28-2016, 05:13 PM
 
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:14 PM
 
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Strong like jellyfish.
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Land Of Smiles
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Firstly, I think some of my fellow Americans should take the time and remind ourselves that Canada is NOT America and has no obligations to abide by all things America. Canada is a U.S. ally but it's under no obligation whatsoever to exactly toe the U.S. line on foreign affairs.

Secondly, Canada's relationship with Cuba goes way back. Canada was one of the few western and NATO nations to maintain its diplomatic relation with Cuba after the Cuban missile crisis, providing a continuous flow of food and humanitarian aid over the years while under tremendous pressure from the U.S. and NATO to cut ties with Cuba. In 2010 after P.E.Trudeau's passing, Fidel Castro personally flew to Trudeau's Montreal home to pay his last respects. Prime Minister Trudeau is simply reciprocating the respect that Castro has shown to his father 16 years earlier.

If Canada's head of state cannot even make his own eulogy statement without kowtowing to U.S. policies, then he probably doesn't deserve to be elected PM in the first place. Good for Mr. Trudeau for having a backbone.
Another pseudo-liberal, supporting old dictator and mass-murderer...
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:37 PM
 
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A quote from one of the articles in "The Globe and mail":



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Mr. Trudeau’s comments were oddly timed. He was just winding up a far-flung trip whose theme was human rights, during which he lectured various African nations on the need to improve their treatment of women and sexual minorities. Unfortunately, Mr. Castro wasn’t all that progressive either. He regarded homosexuals as counterrevolutionary. He called them “*******” and “worms,” and locked them up in prison camps. “Gays were not treated like human beings, they were treated like beasts,” according to Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas’s memoir.


Mr. Castro’s people loved him so much that nearly 20 per cent of the population tried to escape, taking off across the ocean in leaky homemade boats. Tens of thousands of them never made it. (The most complete account of the regime’s victims can be found at the Cuba Archive’s Truth and Memory Project.)


It’s hard to single out the worst atrocity committed by the Castro regime. One might surely be the execution of 166 Cubans back in 1966. Before they died, their bodies were drained of blood – an average of seven pints a person. The blood was sold for $50 a pint to Communist Vietnam, in order to support the Viet Cong aggression and gain hard currency for Cuba. After the victims were exsanguinated, their limp bodies were carried off to the firing squad.
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:41 PM
 
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What's a few hundred thousand lives to keep the myth of good medicine and education perpetuated?
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Canada
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What's a few hundred thousand lives to keep the myth of good medicine and education perpetuated?
Why do you care what Trudeau says? Are you planning to move to Canada?
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