Embargo on Cuba should go!
By ALVIN CUMMINS | Wed, June 13, 2012 - 12:00 AM()
Why is it that the United States, in the forefront of those offering assistance to the “rebels” opposing Syria’s leadership, is still maintaining a trade embargo on Cuba?
The revolution of 1959 ousted a corrupt dictatorship and returned Cuba to the Cuban people. Isn’t it the height of hypocrisy that despite overwhelming support for Cuba in the General Assembly of the United Nations, over the past 18 years, this embargo by the United States still exists?
The Libyan rebels who eventually overthrew the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi got support from the United States and NATO. They were rewarded. Cuba and the Cuban people were punished and are still being punished for their courageous battle and victory by the embargo.
Why are successive American administrations afraid to take the bold steps to re-establish diplomatic relations with the Cuban people?
Claims of human rights violations are not sufficient reason, when regimes guilty of greater violations are considered to be allies.
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