Raul Castro is on a roll:
Cuban Dictator Castro Thanks U.S. With Insults And Grievances, since too much is never enough,
“After 56 years in which the Cuban people put up a heroic and selfless resistance, diplomatic relations have been re-established between Cuba and the United States of America,” the military dictator said.
Normalization of relations “will only be achieved with the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba; the return to our country of the territory illegally occupied by the Guantanamo naval base; the cessation of radio and TV broadcasts and of subversive and destabilizing programs against the island; and when our people are compensated for the human and economic damages they still endure,” he said.
After a speech, there’s always a photo-op:
Words fail pic.twitter.com/DMdWOXUo4y
— Fausta (@Fausta) September 29, 2015
Capitol Hill Cubans want to know, Which Conditions for Lifting the Cuban Embargo Does Obama Disagree With?
Want to Do Business in Cuba? All Roads Lead to Raúl Castro’s Son-in-Law
[Post corrected to add two final links]
Old Timer says
Thanks. I did not know about Raul’s son-in-law. I had read that Raul’s son, Alejandro, was being groomed to be the next president.
Since Obama was born in 1961 he might not know Cuban history. Before his time. First, the US fought Spain and gave Cuba her independence. Second,the US did not take Guantanamo. It was leased. Third, the US embargo was placed because Fidel expropriated American property without paying for it. Fidel trying to force Exxon to refine and process a cargo of Russian crude oil was the incident that started it.
Cuba never plays her bills. Are there any American companies willing to sell on credit? If there are I’ll short their stock.
But Obama is doing his thing with his phone and pen. Should the America public allow him to give Guantanamo back he might as well remove the 5th Fleet from the Persian Gulf and remove the USFK from South Korea. We will get to see Forth of July before the 4th gets here.
That may be next, Old Timer.
“Words Fail” I was thinking maybe something like, “The communist in the middle is Raul Castro”