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Blame Cuba's poverty
by Ted Rudow III, MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Monday Jun 11th, 2012 10:59 AM
The U.S. is trying to blame Cuba's poverty and troubles and everything else on Castro, when for 50 years the U.S. has devastated Cuba through American sanctions and embargoes, etc.
Before Castro took over, the U.S. was Cuba's closest and biggest trading partner, and they used to supply the U.S. with sugar, coffee, tourism and a lot of things. It was notorious that American men would go to Cuba to visit the prostitutes there. But Castro got rid of them and got rid of Batista, who was the dictator and a bad guy.
Before that, the U.S. was very happy to recognise Castro. They said, "Yes, he's gotten rid of Batista, a bad man, and he made Cuba better for the Cubans."--Until he started nationalising all the industries, businesses and plantations of the rich. They thought the embargoes and the sanctions would work, that they'd starve Castro and his supporters out. That was too much. So then the U.S. government began to fight Cuba, and they helped some Cuban exiles stage the Bay of Pigs invasion under John F. Kennedy--which became a laughingstock because they lost so badly.
The beginning of the revolution, has been the victim of terrorist attempts, organized and perpetrated by terrorist groups based in Miami of Cubans who have even confessed to be killers. They have confessed their crimes, even in books that have been published and in interviews on television. But they have not been brought to justice. However, Cuba has more than 5,000 victims of state terrorism between the dead and the wounded. Thus, as a society, as a sovereign nation, we have the right to defend ourselves, and we do it peacefully. It's hurting the poor of Cuba more than anybody, whom they claim they want to help!
Ted Rudow III, MA