Monday August 17: The US Embassy opens in Cuba and other US-Cuba issues………….. http://t.co/G3Onh0ax1E
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) August 18, 2015
“Castro wrote: “Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages, which total many millions of dollars, as our country has stated with irrefutable arguments and data in all of its speeches at the United Nations.”
He did not go into detail on precisely how much money he reckons Washington owes Havana.
The Americans are also claiming compensation for US-owned property, such as real estate, that was confiscated when Castro took power.”
We don’t know if Fidel is on his own or speaking for Raul. We do know that there are people in the left who will buy this nonsense that Cuba is a victim of the US.
Never mind that the USSR subsidized Cuba for 30 years or that the embargo does not stop countries from doing business with the regime.
This is what happens when you give away everything. In other words, this is what results from “one way street” negotiations.
Can you blame the Cubans for asking for billions? They’ve gotten everything else from the Obama team!
Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda………..We will review the Iran nuclear deal and growing concerns among Democrats such as Senator Schumer of New York…..the GOP debate was a ratings success for FOX News…….how did the candidates do? Cruz & Rubio had great performances……who else stood out?………….what is going on with the Democrats? when will they have their debate?…………….and other stories from the front pages……click to listen:
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We learned today that Robert Conquest passed away. He was an early voice against communism:
“Robert Conquest, an Anglo-American historian whose works on the terror and privation under Joseph Stalin made him the pre-eminent Western chronicler of the horrors of Soviet rule, died Monday in Palo Alto, Calif.
He was 98 years old.
Mr. Conquest’s master work, “The Great Terror,” was the first detailed account of the Stalinist purges from 1937 to 1939. He estimated that under Stalin, 20 million people perished from famines, Soviet labor camps and executions—a toll that eclipsed that of the Holocaust.
Writing at the height of the Cold War in 1968, when sources about the Soviet Union were scarce, Mr. Conquest was vilified by leftists who said he exaggerated the number of victims. When the Cold War ended and archives in Moscow were thrown open, his estimates proved high but more accurate than those of his critics.
Mr. Conquest also was a much-decorated writer of light verse and a figure in the “Movement” poetry of 1950s England. He continued to publish into his 90s, applying an unyielding zest to poetry and prose alike.”
We owe a great deal to men like Mr Conquest.
RIP Robert Conquest