No matter what happens in Cuba it is always about the US embargo over at The NY Times:
“Mr. Obama took some tentative steps to ease the embargo in 2009 by allowing Cuban-Americans to visit and send remittances to the island. He also cleared the way for telecommunications companies to establish licensing deals in Cuba. But the administration has not pushed publicly for any significant changes since then.
The Castro regime has not helped. For the last four years it has imprisoned Alan Gross, a State Department contractor, for distributing satellite phone equipment to Jewish organizations in Cuba. Mr. Castro should release Mr. Gross and the numerous other political prisoners. But at the same time, Mr. Obama should press Congress to end the embargo and overhaul policy toward Cuba.”
CK. So what has happened since President Obama took some “tentative steps” back in 2009?
The answer is the next paragraph: “The Cuban regime has not helped……”
So let me get this straight.
We took some steps in 2009 and the result was Allan Gross and more dissidents imprisoned.
So we lift the embargo now and what happens? Probably the same as the “Cuban regime has not helped….”
When are we going to get it?
The Castro regime needs to lift the embargo because no one wants to sell them anything on credit, or “son mala paga” like my mother likes to say.
The Castro regime does not pay their debts and they are hoping that some “come-m….a ” in the US gives them credit or bails them out.
We should be tightening the screws rather than relaxing anything!